It all started back in 2001 when Ilona (half of our founding team) wanted to raise money for an animal shelter. She decided that she would face paint in order to do that. Afterwards she realized that she loved face painting, and she wanted to face paint for the tattoo shop she worked at; Then Ilona started giving people fake tattoos with face paint. The goal to put designs on the skin without pain, this also gave people the chance to see what their tattoo would look like before they got it. People loved my idea and soon there were lines to get painted. She couldn't believe how much people liked it.
Then Ilona moved and took a break from painting for about 3 years. But, in 2004 she picked it up again and she decided to face paint at a flea market. Ilona bought some business with her and she started face painting for events.
Ilona continued doing events every now and again until in 2006 when she was working in my town's local movie theater. She saw that the events and birthday parties there were plain. Ilona wanted them to pop and be special, so she started hosting the events at the theater. She would make it so would be lots of themed decor, games to play and a movie of course.
Then at an event in 2006 a woman named Rachel approached Ilona, she saw that Ilona's two girls had been face painted, Rachel explained to her that she face painted as well. The two of them immediately connected and together they started their small business called "Lollipop Party Services" and started having events every weekend.
Moving forward, they wanted our small business to expand and be open to all kinds of events. With a fresh new look and name bringing their goal to life!
Our mission since the beginning in 2006 has been to make event glow and put a smile on everyone's face in the room.
We love that we are able to be creative and be entertaining at the same time! Whether it is being creative while face painting, or our character performers getting to be silly to give everyone the giggles.
When you bring everyone together we love to be the cherry on top! Our goal has always been to be a one stop shop for events. We aren't just face painting or just character appearances we are the whole package. From cotton candy to balloon twisting we want events to be easy and appealing to everyone. Putting a smile on any face means the world, getting to spread positivity will always be our goal!
Meet Our Team
Ilona is one-half of our founding team. She has surrounded herself with art, music, and theatre since childhood. So, it is no surprise that she fell in love with face painting in 2001. A mom herself of two girls since 2003 saw how much fun hosting birthday parties and events could be! She started off slow, but eventually started "Lollipop Party Services" which today is know as "Confetti Pop Entertainment"! She has attended seven, five day-long FABAIC's (Face And Body Art International Convention) in Florida. Gaining more face painting knowledge every year! Ilona enjoys face painting and being an assistant during our character appearances.
Rachel is the other half of our founding team. She is a multi-medium artist who has been painting faces together with Ilona since 2006. She has attended six FABAIC's alongside of Ilona. Rachel graduated from Keystone College with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art in 2007, and has taught children's art classes at The Art School of North East Pennsylvania for 20 years. You'll see Rachel face painting, balloon twisting, and giving glam tattoos.
Greg has been working for Confetti Pop for 10 years! You'll see him playing as Batman, and Captain America. Greg is a comic fan himself so, of course he knows just about everything when it comes down to the characters he plays. You'll also see Greg occasionally attending our cotton candy and popcorn stations!
Arizona has been working for Confetti Pop for 8 years! You'll see her playing as Rapunzel, Ariel, Anna, and many other princesses. She is also "friends with" many more of our big head characters. An animation fan at heart it is always fun for her to play the characters she has loved since childhood. Arizona is also a one of our glam tattoo artists and will sometimes be seen attending our concession stations.
Nev has been working with us for 7 years! They loves being princesses such as Anna, Sofia, Cinderella, and many others. Nev is also "friends with" lots of our big head characters. Their favorite thing to do is be in character, whether they are answering questions as a princess or being silly as a big head character. Nev is also one of our face painting artists and every now and again will run our concession stations.
Heather has been working with us here at Confetti Pop for 2 years! She is also a huge fan of getting into character and interacting with others! Heather is "friends with" lots of our big head characters such as all the teenage mutant ninja turtles, Chase and Marshall, Olaf, Elmo, Hulk, Mickey Mouse, and so many more. When in character she like to dance, walk around and greet guests, and take pictures!
Paige is another of our character artists! She has played characters such as Peppa Pig, Elmo, Vamparina, Olaf and many others. Dancing and being silly is her favorite part about being in character. One of Paige's favorite characters to play is Olaf, since Olaf is such a funny character to be!