Bay Area Party Entertainment

El Cerrito, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our professional face painter does exceptionally beautiful work and people often ask if she is a makeup artist and if she uses stencils. She paints eyelashes and lipstick on all of the designs for girls and always uses glitter! Our photo booth picture quality is the best because our high-end DSLR Camera and our professional studio lighting produces the best picture quality that any photo booth can offer. Our photo booth printer prints in about 10 seconds and because of the picture quality, you can blow up any individual picture to an 8x10 without compromising the quality. Last, we bring a ton of fun props with our photo booth that allow your guests to dress up and be silly during their photo session which is what makes having a booth at your event so much fun!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Offering event entertainment at all kinds of events from birthday parties, holiday parties, night clubs, weddings, corporate parties, company picnics, sweet 16 parties, quinceneara's and more is a BLAST! Our lead face painter, Cynnamon, is passionate about what she does and enjoys the expressions, gratitude and excitement of the people she paints and our photo booth attendants love capturing epic photos of your guests having fun with our photo booth.
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El Cerrito, CA 94530

Years in business


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6 Reviews
  • Virginia R. Jan 31, 2016
    Sean Behm and Cynnamon Simonson are a wonderful team! They will bring life to your party and your guest will talk about all the fun they had for years. They are loved by me and all my guest ! I trust them 100% on any event they put together. Book with them you will be very happy you did.
  • Jamie B. Aug 4, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Thank you. All the children enjoyed the Face Painter!
  • Joseph B. Jan 7, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend!!! Cynnamon painted for my son's 1st birthday and she did an excellent job!!! Worked very well with kids. All of my coworkers were impressed with her work!!! So if you are looking for a face painter, do please give her a call. You won't be disappointed....
  • Elie R. Nov 10, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Cynammon is Superb. Very professional and nice. We had a great experience with her today at our son's party. The kids and adults enjoyed having their face painted by Cynammon. We can't thank Cynnamon enough making our guests happy. We would love to recommend her to everyone!!! If you're looking for a fab facepainter it's Cynammon :)
  • Elizabeth H. Oct 30, 2013
    Cynnamon is amazing! I'm a DJ in San Francisco and have had her paint my face for multiple events. She is very creative and has great attention to every detail she paints. I especially liked the leopard spots and cat eyes she did for me for my DJ gig on Halloween and received many compliments. Extremely professional and pleasant I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs professional make up, costume face paint, or for any special themed event
  • Naveen K. Oct 29, 2013
    Our experience was fantastic. We have a daycare with about 8 kids and one of the kids was turning 2 so we decided to host a party within the day care and invite the parents over. In addition to having food and games, we felt that it would be very cool to offer face painting and have musical dance performances by the little kids. We came across Cynnamon who seemed to have solid experience in painting kids. We contacted her and she sent us a bunch of pictures which demonstrated great attention to detail, especially with tribal and fantasy art. She came over and was SUPERB with the children - they all loved her and she patiently painted them all. All the parents got her information after and will be sure to use her again.


How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was invited by my Aunt to face paint at my little cousin's fairy-themed birthday party and I fell in love with it. The joy that it brought each child and the imagination that came alive at the party because of all of the face painting made me realize that I wanted to recreate that feeling of happiness more often! When I got home, I started researching face painting designs and before I knew it, it was 3 in the morning and I wasn't even tired. I was hooked! Face painting came so easy to me and considering I didn't have any experience in the drawing, painting or art, I knew it was a gift I had been blessed with for a reason. My new-found passion became my obsession and I started my face painting company, Face Painting by Cynnamon. Within a few months, it expanded into a full entertainment company that offers face painting, balloon twisting and clown entertainers and then we invested in a photo booth. After 3 years of running that business, Cynnamon moved to San Francisco and started Bay Area Party Entertainment to offer face painting and photo booth rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common services we provide are face painting, photo booth rentals, event photography and videography. We provide all of these entertainment services to all ages at corporate events, private events, music festivals, weddings, sweet 16 parties, holiday parties, carnivals and festivals, quinceañera's, birthday parties and more in the San Francisco Bay Area. At most of the events that we service, we provide multiple services so that the guests stay entertained and excited the whole time! During holidays we do a lot of company holiday parties and during the spring and summer we provide our entertainment services to a lot of appreciation and family events for businesses.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are looking to hire a face painter, we recommend finding a face painter that uses only FDA approved, face and body paints including brands like Wolfe, DiamondFX, TAG, Arty Cakes and FAB. Its also important to find an artist that can paint at least 15 faces per hour so that you get the most for your money. Our face painter, Cynnamon, not only paints 15 faces per hour, every little girl gets lipstick, painted on eyelashes and glitter! She is quick but her work is still very high quality. Make sure you like the artists work before you hire them! Last, if you are going to hire a face painter for your event, they should have liability insurance just in case something were to happen. If you are looking to rent a photo booth for your event or party, ask them what kind of booth they offer, what kind of camera is used for picture quality, and how quickly their printed prints the pictures. We also bring a ton of fun props with our photo booth which includes hats, boas, wings, capes, mustaches on a stick, colorful fans and frames and more so ask them what they bring with the booth to make it that much more exciting for your guests. If you are looking to hire a professional photographer or its important that they have an extensive portfolio, 3+ years experience in event photography, make sure the photographer uses a full frame digital SLR camera with appropriate lenses, speed lights and defusers suited for the occasion. If you are hiring a videographer, it is important they they have 3+ year of experience in videography, proper image stabilization rigging, lighting and audio accessories.