Central New York's Most Loved Entertainment

Now Serving Central and Northern NY

What started out as a volunteer day for her daughter's soccer camp, The Face Paint Lady quickly blossomed into the most well-known and award winning children's entertainment company in the area. Offering a myriad of services from face painting to characters, a large professionally trained staff, and the creative ability to make magical things happen, the FPL can accommodate almost any event request. Contact us today and see how we can help create special memories for your event!

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What's New

 ✨We are now OPEN for almost ALL SERVICES! ✨

Our staff is fully vaccinated and booking fast! We can't wait to see all those little faces again! Reserve your date today!


Looking for your favorite job EVER?

We are HIRING for the following roles, positions and locations. 

Social Distancing

We are STILL OFFERING socially distant character visits, balloon deliveries, Stuff A Stuffy kit deliveries, and video calls!

Contact Difficulties

We are experiencing connectivity issues with our phone service! You call, but our phone doesn't ring and voicemails don't get delivered for hours or sometimes even days! Please contact through our booking form or facebook, and if a phone call is necessary, Melody will call you from her private line.

We now have a second headquarters in the beautiful North Country! 

We are now serving PULASKI with NO TRAVEL FEE! 

We look forward to meeting you!


Next Level Entertainment

The Face Paint Lady - Syracuse NY Children's Entertainment is the perfect choice to bring unforgettable fun and lasting memories to any celebration or special event. We put thousands of hours into training, research, and experience, and thousands and thousands of dollars in top of the line supplies and costumes.

See all that we can do below, and get in touch to reserve your date!

Face Painting


Balloon Twisting and Decor

Stuffed Animal Workshop

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Character Entertainment

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Dress Up Tea Parties

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Bubble Station


Body Art and Special FX Makeup


Seasonal & Holiday



More Services Coming Soon!


Glitter and Mica Tattoos

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Sand Art


Spin Art

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Airbrush Tattoos and Waterproof Face Paint


Henna Tattoos


After 10 years delighting the children of Central New York, we couldn't possibly include all of the amazing images that we have of our work. Please enjoy this sample. If you are looking for photos of specific designs, services or characters, please ask. We are happy to provide them.

Prices and Packages

Three Ring Circus

Our most popular classic party package combines the three most requested party services, face painting, balloon twisting and glitter tattoos, all at the same time at a 10% discount off regular price!

Double Deal

For parties of 8 children or less, you can get the Double Deal! Face painting and balloon twisting OR glitter tattoos for the price of face painting alone! 


Face Painting by The Face Paint Lady herself......... $125/ hour

Face Painting (Pro)...............................*currently unavailable*

Face Painting (Semi Pro) ..................... *currently unavailable*

Face Painting (Apprentice)....................*currently unavailable*
Balloon Twisting (single service)  .........................$120/ hour
Balloon Twisting (add on to another service)..........  $95/ hour

Caricaturist ............................................... $200/ 2 hours
Sand Art (upgrade only) ..............................  $75/up to 12
Spin Art (upgrade only) ..................  *currently unavailable*

Glitter, Mica and Liquid Ink Tattoos (single service)..$100/ hour
Glitter Tattoos (add on to another service)..............  $75/ hour
Bubble Station (upgrade only).............................  $35/ hour

Henna Tattoos ...............................................please inquire


Character Meet and Greet ........................... $100/hour

Basic Character Party ......... .........$150 contact for details

Signature Character Party ..............$200 contact for details

Stuffed Animal Workshop............................  CLICK HERE

Dress Up Tea ........................................ $300/ 2 hours


Balloon columns, custom services, performances, prenatal belly painting, private makeup appointments, please contact to discuss details!

Vicki Lopez Woodworth

I would highly recommend The Face Paint Lady! This is the 2nd year we booked her for birthday parties! My kids are still talking about last years party! This year Cinderella came to visit, very memorable. Face Paint Lady is very accommodating too!

Melissa Syrell 
This is an amazingly talented company! My daughters party with the Snow Queen was absolutely perfect, quite a hit with the kiddos! Elsa was true to character, had an amazing voice and very interactive with everyone! Very impressed! Would highly recommend!
Jean J
This was the first year having Santa come over and I am definitely going to have them come back next year. They give such a warm, caring, authentic experience. We stuffed Teddy’s which there was a good variety to pick from, and good quality. It was fun stuffing them and the wishes that go in 🥰
My littles were so shocked and scared to see Santa, it took a LONG time for them to warm up to him. The Claus’ family were all so patient, respectful and knew just how to deal with the kids.
Being that this was my first time, I asked a ton of questions ahead of time. All of which Mrs. Claus and helpers from the North Pole answered professionally and in a timely manner.
I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.

Kristine Jarosz

Hired a princess for my daughter's 5th birthday party and she was GREAT! The contract process was so easy and Jeremy, who works in the office, was very helpful and prompt in his correspondences with me. The princess was perfect - the kids loved her - and she could sing!! I expected her to lip sync, but that was not the case! She never once broke character and was so accommodating to the party guests! A+!

Ashes Marie B  

Lovely costumes, very talented and beautiful characters. The heart and soul poured into this company oozes from their performance.

Elisabeth Woodford 
The Face Paint Lady does it again!!! If you're ever looking for incredible talent and excellent entertainment for your littles you should absolutely contact Melody! She's been at at least four events we've gone to and she's amazing with the kids and her artwork is unlike anything I've ever seen! She is even able to keep Marshall, who, due to sensory processing disorder or has a very difficult time sitting still while people touch him, calm and engaged the entire time! Can't rave about this business enough!
Michelle C 
Best birthday experience ever! The face painters ❤️ the characters 💕 just amazing you won’t be disappointed!
Amanda L
We have been to several events and parties where The Face Paint Lady (or some of her employees) have been present to provide entertainment, face painting, etc. The face painting is absolutely phenomenal! We attended the Clear Path for Veterans Halloween party and The Face Paint Lady herself painted my children’s faces and was so clever and talented at making their visions come to life! We also went to a Halloween event at the zoo and one of her employees did equally amazing work painting my kids’ faces yet again! Her princesses are top notch and sweet as can be, they sing beautifully and are so graceful, even my boys adored them. I highly recommend this professional, talented business for anyone looking for exceptional entertainment and truly outstanding, quality face painting!


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Deposit, Booking and Payment Information

(for all party types). PLEASE READ.


How does it work? 

Simply fill out the inquiry form on this page. This information will be fed into our booking system for us to check availability, travel distance, etc. We will email you back asap. Please check your SPAM folder if you don't see a reply within 48 hours.

Once all the details are worked out, we will generate a quote and email your unique link to you, where you can view, approve, and print your quote at any time. To approve the agreement, simply check everything over, type your name in the box indicated and click "submit"! Your reservation is made!

Please remember to fill out the form as completely as possible. The more information you give us in the booking form, the faster it is to process!


Do I have to pay a deposit?

There is a $50 non refundable booking fee, due two weeks before your event date, required to reserve your event. This fee will be deducted from your final bill. 

How do I pay my booking fee? 

There is a paypal link in the online booking agreement that we send you. You can use your credit card or paypal account to pay the $50 ONLY. Please do not pay more than $50 via the online paypal button. Alternatively, a check can be mailed to the address at the bottom of your paperwork.