Once Upon a Party

Indianapolis, IN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have been in the field of early childhood education for almost 20 years, so I know children! Art has always been my passion so I combined the two and created Once Upon A Party! I care about what children want, and understand how important their big day is to them!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I LOVE meeting so many children and their families!! I also LOVE the look on their faces when they look in the mirror to see my handiwork!

Location

Indianapolis, IN 46236

Years in business

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

66

Reviews

27 Reviews
  • Deilo J. Apr 12, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Looking forward to next year
    The face painter was a success all the kids love the great job she did
    Shauna W. Apr 12, 2017

    Thank you so much! I am happy that Julie did a great job representing Once Upon A Party!

  • Iris D. Feb 6, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Fun Faces!
    Great addition to our event!
  • Erin M. Dec 18, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Amazing service!
    Shauna came for face painting and balloons at a 6-year old's birthday party. She was responsive, punctual, amazing with children and wonderful from start to finish. Would highly recommend her and use her services again!
  • DeAndrea B. Dec 12, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful Job!
    Great Experience. We had a lot of kids at our daughters party, they did an amazing job with the flow. I really appreciate everything they did.
    Shauna W. Dec 12, 2016

    Thanks so much for the kind words, DeAndrea! I'm so glad Gabrielle was able to accommodate all of your guests!

  • Dylan T. Oct 31, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend
    Shauna was great, I would highly recommend. She arrived early to the event to set up and did an excellent job throughout. Booking was easy, and her face painting skills are incredible!
    Shauna W. Oct 31, 2016

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Dylan! Happy to help with Fischer Homes events any time!

  • PRINCIPAL D. Oct 27, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great Service & Balloon Art!
    The balloon artist was on time, very professional and super friendly to the students. The choices for the balloons were simply awesome and everyone had a wonderful time!
    Shauna W. Oct 31, 2016

    Thank you so much! It was a great event recognizing great students! I look forward to working with your outstanding school again!

  • Sheri C. Oct 24, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    The hit of the party!!
    The ladies of Once Upon A Party did such a great job at our company Halloween Party! The face painting was incredible and the balloons were so much fun! The kids had a blast and we will definitely invite them to our next party!! Thanks, ladies!!
    Shauna W. Oct 31, 2016

    Thank you so much Sheri! It was our pleasure!

  • Patty H. Sep 26, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great time!
    Shauna was darling! She did a great job and the kids loved her!
  • Hannah W. Sep 20, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Wedding
    Did a fantastic job for my wedding! Everybody loved it!
  • Toni M. Jul 26, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Went very well. Already booked for next July 2017
  • Evelyn P. Jul 21, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She did good with the kids
    Shauna W. Jul 21, 2016

    Hi Evelyn, it appears you have left a review for the wrong person. We had discussed your event but never confirmed it. Sorry for any confusion! Shauna Williams Once Upon A Party

  • La V. Jun 30, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Shauna was set up on time and was a special treat for our church youth department fellowship. Her face painting was excellent. She was courteous and related well with the kids. I would recommend her to anyone.
  • Sean W. Jun 23, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Shauna Williams worked great with the kids. There was always a line of kids waiting for balloons and many repeat customers. By the way guys she is pretty cute!
  • Antwan F. Jun 5, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was very professional, down to Earth and great with the kids.
    Shauna W. Jun 6, 2016

    Thank you, Antwan! I am happy you were pleased with Debra!

  • Leah C. May 16, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Shauna did a fantastic job with both the face painting and balloon animals at my daughter's birthday party. She has a bubbly, kind personality and the kids loved her. We would definitely hire her again!
  • Taryn F. May 1, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Seemed very irritated and rushed with the kids. Also, wasn't very personable at all!
  • Stacey M. Mar 20, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    She did an amazing job!! Thank you so much!
  • Steve C. Feb 13, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Was a great experience. Shawna was professional, punctual, and friendly. She made sure the girls were happy with their face paintings and tried to accommodate every request. Will recommend to friends!
  • Brandi M. Feb 10, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Shauna did a wonderful job at our daughter's birthday party. She was so very accommodating to our time schedule and was very patient with the children. She was the hit of the party. Shauna was very good at communicating with us. I would definitely recommend her and would use her again!
  • Kylee L. Dec 8, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Colleen G. Nov 15, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Shauna was so friendly and really great with the kids! I'd definitely use her again for a party.
  • Chelsey C. Nov 13, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Ashlei W. Oct 21, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    My son absolutely loved it. It was fantastic it all went well
  • Jared S. Oct 12, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Shauna did an amazing job at our event. It was a long event and she worked the whole time with a big smile on her face. The kids and adults loved her work. She is extremely talented and she made it a great day! She will be hired again by me for future events!
  • Megan V. Sep 10, 2015
    I hired Shauna for my sons' birthday party to facepaint. She was prompt and professional and very friendly. Pricing is very reasonable and she is very talented. Will definitely keep her in mind to book again for the next party.
  • Brianna K. Sep 7, 2015
  • Tiffany Y. Sep 7, 2015
    Great experience. Shows up ready to go. Willing to go out of her way to make things perfect and gives back to her community!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My goal is to find out what each customer's specific needs are and meet them! Their event is a big deal to them, making it a big deal to me! I want to ease the workload for my customers so they can enjoy their event with their guests.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been in the education field for 15 years. This makes working with children very natural for me. I have been operation OUAP for over 4 years now, and have learned a lot in that short time in regards to party planning!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
For airbrush, face painting, and balloon twisting, we have a set fee of $65 per hour, per artist. Our packages have a set fee, or services can be chosen a la carte.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at their pictures and reviews! Choose someone that meets the needs of your event.