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-full balloon decor
-Hawaiian style shave ice
And we're not just for kids...adults love us, too!
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We take fun seriously!
We would love to work with you to make your vision a reality...we know how much work event planning is, and we are here to make your life easier!
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I had MammaMonkey’s Balloon making on my daughter’s 7th birthday. Her creations were very unbelievable as she does details you won’t possibly think can be made from balloons. She was a hit to everyone. It was an event for kids but gown ups loved it! I highly recommend MammaMonkey. Plus, Lisa is an amazing host for the balloon section. She added an awesome event for my kid.
It's always a pleasure working with Lisa, she gets there early to setup and is ready to work for the hours that you paid for. The equipment is of professional grade. Everything she does is at a professional level from balloons and face paintings. She is great with kids and she works fast and so she is able to get a lot done. Thank you Lisa for making my sons birthday such a memorable experience. He loved his power ranger balloons ❤
Lisa is the best! We used her for balloon twisting, face painting and glitter tattoos and had a party full of happy 4 and 5 year-olds! She is fun, calm, and efficient, not to mention her balloon art is the best I've seen. I would absolutely recommend Lisa and look forward to using her again.
I was so tired of the simple silver number 16 for my daughters friends sweet 16. I wanted something more custom special to make a statement. First Lisa is so professional and easy to work with and very honest. I needed the balloons to be brought to a hotel and she was there right on time. We were blown I had no idea such the creative and intricate work that went into this unique sweet 16 bouquet. It was a highlight of all her pictures and lasted a full week. Lisa also made sure we stayed within my budget. I would use her again and highly recommend her for any event.
I've used Lisa for multiple birthday parties for my son. Her face painting skills are incredible--she is such a talented artist, the details in her work always blows me away. She's the best face painter I've ever seen and I've passed on her info to many party attendees who've also loved her work. Lisa is also very professional, communicative and thorough when it comes to logistics, payment, etc. Lastly, she's just an awesome, nice person and a pleasure to have at our family parties. I highly recommend her!!!
Lisa was responsive and easy to setup and work with. Her balloons, tattoos and face paint were a hit at the party!! I would definitely recommend her.
Lisa was incredibly prompt with her responses, and this made the process seamless. She arrived exactly on time, set up quickly, and immediately began to perform. Let me tell you, her work is awesome! Her face painting was beautiful, and her balloon art was fantastic. The children absolutely LOVED the chrome balloons she used to make space lasers!
She was inundated with requests constantly, surrounded by both kids and adults in her workspace, and I think she did an absolutely professional job in keeping things fun. She really was the best part of our party, and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you, Lisa!
We used Mamma Monkey for an event at Torrance Transit and we were so thrilled with her that we had her back for the Open House where hundreds of kids attended. Her face painting and balloon twisting skills are much more advanced that we have ever seen before - her skills with children are amazing. I am sure we will use her for future events.
We hired Lisa to do face painting, glitter tattoos and ballon animals for our sons 1st birthday and she was amazing. I’ve hired face painters in the past but none have compared to her. She was even able to paint my 1 year olds face like a pirate and that is by far not an easy task, but she did it with ease and efficiency.
Lisa is so amazingly talented. What we really like is that she is so quick with the painting that she could do multiple children very quickly. She was so popular and her designs so beautiful that even the adults wanted their faces painted and she happily obliged. Glitter tattoos were also a hit. The balloon twisting was amazing too....not your stand clown balloons but unicorns, mermaids and monkeys in palm trees. The best part is that she really has a love for children!
Lisa was phenomenal! Loved the makeup and balloons. Thank you for staying a bit past the clock to make two more balloons for the birthday boys! Would definitely recommend to other parents.
We use Lisa for all of our son's birthday parties. She is professional, flexible, creative and fun to work with. She executes on your vision and budget for balloon decor. Her face painting looks better than any other vendors we have worked with. Kids love her balloon twisting and glitter tattoos. The kids really like interacting with Lisa too. She is always on time and reliable. Lisa is the only person we would work with for our parties!
Lisa was amazing, she stayed an extra 2 hours for us. Thank you so much. Look forward for our next event. I highly recommend her.
Lisa was a hit at my 2 year old twins and 11 year son birthday party. Lisa was on time and and started right away. She accommodated every single request with her beautiful smile and wonderful personality. Lisa was so great that even the adults brought the kid inside them and asked Lisa for some art work. Aside from being a hit, Lisa’s work was wonderful and we felt we definitely got our money’s worth. Thank you Lisa for making me look like a genius for using your services and yes I am going to take all the credit for going with you. Looking forward to using you again.
We had an AMAZING time with Lisa and her team at Mamma Monkey's Events. We had a Member Appreciation Day on the 14th of October, and were lucky enough to get the reservation for their services a few days before the event (although I recommend getting the RSVP earlier because their services are in demand-we just got extremely lucky). Everything, from the ease of payment (via PayPal for the initial deposit), their prompt services, and excellent work was AWESOME! Lisa was AMAZING with the kids, and her artwork is a sight to behold. She showed up on time, made the kids look and feel wonderful, and did an A+ job. I would recommend her to everybody I know, and even after the event, our Members were asking for her contact information.
As a business, the first thing we did was shop around for pricing, and they offered the best pricing and most bang for the buck. We got face paining and balloon making, which were both amazing, but they offer so much more, too! They also have glitter tattoos, decoration services, and ice making machines (Shave Ice). They're a one-stop shop if you're looking to make your party or event one to remember.
In all honesty, i would give her 10 stars (out of the possible 5). They're THAT good! From price to service(s) to professionalism, Momma Monkey's Events can't be beat! Remember to keep them in mind for your next event! Also, check out their website for the other amazing services they provide. We had an A+ experience with them.
I rate 5 out of 5 because I was extremely pleased with their services. Ms. Lisa arrived early and had an amazing and professional setup. I initially hired her for 2 hours but asked for an additional hour since I had several guests arrive late. I was so impressed by her artistry. From the butterfly faces to the beautiful flowers she painted on the little girls was just amazing and it got even better with her twisting skills!! The glitter tattoos were VERY nice. She was so fast! All the kids were so happy and my birthday boy had a blast! Lisa really has a way with kids. I will definitely hire her again for future parties. At the end even though her time was up she took the time to ask me if I wanted anything done for my self, so I took advantage and got me a glitter tattoo. They really last a few days. Thank you so much for making my sons and all the little kids experience so memorable!! 100% satisfied!
I loved working with MammaMonkey's!! Lisa was so nice and she's the most talented I've seen! She did the balloons, face painting, glitter tattoos, and shaved ice for my daughters parties. People were in awe over the balloon decor and also couldn't get over how beautiful her face painting was. She's super talented and I will for sure be working with her for all of my parties!
I am picky when it comes to my daughter(s) birthday parties so 5 stars hold a lot of weight with me! Lisa was wonderful from the first time I contacted her. She was prompt, flexible, professional, amazing with both kids and adults, punctual, super fun personality and had an amazing set up! Everyone at our party was enamored with her, not just the kids. Her level of talent is a 10! My girls have never had face painting like this, not to mention balloons and glitter tattoos that were intricate and detailed! I paid her to stay longer because the kids loved her energy and she had them so engaged the entire time! She has a way with children like a school teacher does and they listened to her and watched her in amazement! I passed out her business cards at the end and I will use her until my kids are older! I feel so lucky to have found you and hope to send you business! You will not be disappointed and it's money WELL SPENT! Thank you again :)
We deeply appreciated having MammaMonkey with us for our fundraiser! The kids LOVED her balloons and the glitter tattoos were super cool. She is very professional, kind, and welcoming.
Lisa Brubaker's work is AMAZING. After experiencing her talent at two birthday parties, I privately booked her for our own Halloween face painting (Dias de Los Muertos)! Not only was she on time, she was prepared, quick and the end result was FANTASTIC. She even made us the matching flower headbands to complete the look! We received so many compliments throughout the night, all thanks to Lisa:-) Also, Lisa is great with kids and helps them feel very comfortable in the make-up chair (5-year old sat for 40 minutes straight). I would highly recommend hiring MammaMonkey's and asking for Lisa...we will definitely be using her and this company again in the near future!!
I hit the jackpot with Momma Monkey. She was so professional. The kids and adults loved her designs which were some of the best I've seen. She was also fast. Both my grandchildren cried because I had to wash the paint off at bedtime. If I have any other functions I will be using her.
This is the second year we have used MommaMonkey for our family reunion. They were great! Very nice and accommodating!!! I'm sure we will be using them again.
Wow, if I can give more stars I would! I'm absolutely satisfy. I had a huge party and they made it happen for all my guess, I even asked for them to stay an additional hour because I just didn't want them to leave lol I looooove there work. Thank you so much guys! They will definitely be at my next event.
For my 30th birthday, I wanted a huge party, good food, great music, and great decorations. Lisa was absolutely wonderful to work with! She really listened to what I had in mind and gave me great ideas as well. I'm not the most creative or have an eye for decorations, I asked for her input, and she made the party everything I wanted it to be! To save on renting a photo booth, she created an awesome backdrop in one part of the room so everyone could take their own photos. It was a hit! She had photos and layouts of everything so I could really see how it was going to look before the big night. They even come to install and breakdown for you! One thing is for sure, the customer service is top notch and they stay in contact throughout the entire process. It really made the day go so smoothly with timeline and logistics. I will definitely be calling them in the future for my next event!!
We had the pleasure of hiring MammaMonkey's Face Painting, Balloons & More for my son's birthday party! There were close to 30 rambunctious kids there, which I was nervous about but she handled the madness with ease! She made me feel at ease and was so great with the kids! I will definitely be referring her to all my mommy friends! The kids were so pleased, they were talking about the party for an entire week afterwards! She does amazing work and is very friendly, she even allowed a couple of the parents (myself included) to get in on the face painting fun!
My wife and I just had our 3 year olds birthday party at the park and it was a huge success. Everyone loved the balloon animals and face painting! Lisa did an awesome job, she was super nice, and it seemed as if all the kids had a wonderful time. Thanks again Lisa for making this a great event!
I hired mamma monkey for my daughters 4th birthday party (shave ice) and couldn't have had a better experience. They came early to set up and delivered exactly what I wanted. They offered the perfect shave ice and every flavor imaginable. Every one of my guests was so impressed with how authentic the shave ice was and tasted. Leading up to the party, they were extremely professional and I never had any issues with communication.
Thank you MammaMonkey! You were a hit!!!
I am not one who usually takes out the time to write a review but I was so pleased with my experience with MammaMonkey that I just had to say something. I decided to throw a last minute party for my 5 year old daughter who adores face painting. A friend of mine recommended Lisa and since it was my first time every hiring a face painter, I must admit I was a little nervous. Lisa totally calmed my nerves. She was easy to work with, not only took my last minute (on a holiday weekend) request but made me feel good about it and made each little kid at the party, especially my little girl, feel like they had the best face paint design EVER. She was professional, fun, quick and totally self sufficient. In other words, she was worth the money and more. I would definitely use her again, in a heartbeat. Thank you MammaMonkey!!!
Lisa was so great at my daughter's party. She was on time, organized, and great with the kids. I have never seen such impressive face painting and balloon making and the kids had a blast!
Excellent group of people. I highly recommend. Do not hesitate to use their service!
Service booked: Shave Ice
We planned a company paintball event for our customer appreciated day at SC Village in Corona, CA on August 23, 2015. (We have a chain of paintball stores in southern california.) We had to accommodate 100+ paintballers. The weather was 100+ outdoors!
I called up Lisa and made a arrangements for them to come out. They stopped by the event site and setup a 10x10. Brought electricity, tables, and everything else that was required other than the space needed to perform what they needed to do.
I highly recommend them to anyone looking for shave ice for an event. The customer and staff feedback were extremely positive. Based on my experience with them for our company event, i will not hesitate to give them a call for my sons birthday party for balloons and face painting.
- Lisa and Seth were lifesavers. Regarding the shave ice, I received lots of compliments on the quality and texture.
- Seth is a good dancer (we had loud music and he went with it. Think that Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail" except without the hair.
- Great personalities that added to our event.
Thank you Mamma Monkey for making our event such a blast! Balloons, glitter tats and yummy shaved ice! Perfect for a summer kick off! Always professional, fun and kind.
Best, the Carter Family
Everyone loved the snow cones and face painting. Thank you for making Keira's birthday a special one.
Thank you Lisa for your professional and yet extremely fun services at Seth 1st birthday party. You are one of the best fave painters I have ever met
The 8 year old girls just loved the jewels.
Thanks so much !!!!
We had a 6th bday party and had Lisa as our facepainter and balloonist. First of all the kids loved her. She was fun and funny and very creative. She created things with balloons like octopus bracelets that no one had ever seen before. The kids looked amazing, the paintings were perfect and she had beautiful colors and sparkles too. The other great part was how easy it was to take off at the end of the day. This made me feel even better about the quality of her products! I highly recommend Lisa!
Mamma Monkey provided numbering system that was great so kids weren't restless having to wait their turn for face painting. I overheard kids saying this was the best birthday party ever because of Mamma Monkey. She also stayed a little later to service a few late requests. High quality tattoos. All services were a big hit for the kids (5-7 year olds). She was also prompt in setup and great communications prior to event.
Lisa was awesome. She was early, very professional and was the hit of the party. She did both face paint and balloons - and was very calm and kind when the kids were all over her!!! Thanks so much for everything!!! She even stayed an hour later (on her birthday) to make sure all the kids got a turn.
Our kids are still young so we haven't been to that many face painting parties but since we go to a mixed age school there were lots of older kids there. The parents were raving about Lisa's face painting. We also had her bring the TuTus which were so much better than I was expecting and she provided our balloons as well. She made the party so carefree for us.
Lisa was great with the kids and did a awesome job with the face paintings! I would definitely recommend her to everyone. Thanks again Lisa!!
By some stroke of luck, Lisa was available after another face painter canceled on us last minute for my son's birthday party. I'm so happy she did! Lisa is amazing! Her talents with face painting are remarkable, she has a way with kids making them feel so comfortable (it was my sons first time having his face painted), and she makes characters with balloons that I didn't think were possible. Came ready with a balloon-hat in theme with my sons party and on time, very professional and friendly. She even helped me untie some clustered balloons before the party. Life saver! And all of my friends are still talking about her.
Lisa was a great addition to our 5 year old twins' birthday party. She is a consummate professional. She arrives on time & fully prepared, works ceaselessy for the entire allotted time and even sang happy birthday with us. Lis is great with the kids even getting the shy ones in on the fun. Her artwork and talent are second to none. I highly recommend Lisa without reservation. She's a welcome addition to any occasion!
I hired Lisa who owns MammaMonkey's Face Painting, Balloons & More! for a girl's coed 7 year old birthday party. There were about 20 children and Lisa was able to face paint all the kids and even did some balloon art for them in 2 hours. She was extremely professional and the kids loved her. Her face painting was excellent and very creative. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and hire her again for more birthday parties.
Thank you Mamma Monkey for making our festival a smashing success!
Hawaiian shaved ice, creative balloon twisting was just the right formula for happy preschooler and elementary children!
Personable, professional and friendly,
Looking forward to our next event!!
I Thank god for hiring Mamma Monkey for my daughters birthday... She uses high quality materials with perfect colors ,the kids were overwhelmed and she was awesome with everyone. I would really recommend her ,she will bring joy to your kids.
Lisa was absolutely splendid in every way! We had hired her not only as our balloon twister and glitter tattooist (entertainer), but also our event photographer for our son's first birthday party, which was to be a fairly formal and culturally significant family event. First off, she was VERY reasonably-priced, kind, flexible, accommodating, considerate, and patient before, during, and after the event! She was always quick to respond and help even when I consistently could not be. Even though she was already booked for another event on the very same day of my son's party, she was willing to come earlier so that she could give a full three hours of her services for our own event, before taking off to do the other. Also, although we had originally signed her on to do face painting, in addition to balloon twisting, due to my concern that the kids' faces might be "disguised" with paint in the formal family portraits, she, without hesitation, was willing to make glitter tattoos on the kids' body instead. Even then, when the venue became surprisingly stringent on forbidding glitter on its premises, she had no problem at all taking her glitter supplies to the outdoor patio area to perform her body art magic on our kid guests. I had already been thoroughly impressed with her previous work displayed on her various online galleries, but at our actual party...did she deliver!!! From the moment she got there, she began working hard, taking candid shots of the scene before her. She was even so kind as to bring a cool birthday balloon cake supported by water with one candle on it, as a gift for my little birthday boy. When the time came to take actual group family portraits (which were many), she was patient, fast, and caring, which made standing for the photos actually easy and pleasant, especially for the kids. After all of the group photos were done, she immediately transitioned to becoming a hard-working entertainer for the children, to help keep them well-distracted so that their parents could really eat and enjoy the party. What blew everyone away though was the degree of artistry and talent showcased in the incredibly cool and intricate/BEAUTIFUL twisted balloons and glitter tattoos that each kid would show up bearing so proudly! I had never even envisioned ninja balloons that technically masterful before. And the gorgeous glittering tattoos...yes, she was just AMAZING!!! And how did the photos turn out? Crisp, showing good eye and composition, and most importantly, TOUCHING (at least the candid photos), which made them priceless. I only wished that I could have used her longer as our photographer, so more priceless pictures could have resulted. She worked hard at making sure that the photos got me in the format that I had requested, safely and expediently. Lisa was thus over and beyond our expectations in terms of her performance, personality, diligence, and level of responsibility. We are so appreciative of her! Book Lisa! You won't regret it!
Lisa was great! She kept both kids and adults happy during my 2 year old's birthday party. She is truly talented and can do it all. Will definitely use again!
Could not have been happier with Lisa and MammaMonkey! She did face painting and balloon twisting for our daughters' 6th birthday party, and we could not believe how creative and talented Lisa was with all the kids' funky face painting requests. On the fly, she came up with designs she had never done before, and did them with amazing effects. The kids loved her designs and they loved her - she was so good with all of the kids. We will definitely be using Lisa again, and highly recommend her for any of your party needs. Thanks again, Lisa!
Hiring Lisa for my son's 3rd birthday party was a breeze from start to finish. You can tell the materials she uses are of high quality. The kids and parents were equally impressed. The whole setup was great and she brought everything with her, all she needed was some space to work with. Couldn't have been easier! Thanks so much, Lisa for being there and for helping make Noah's party a great one and for accommodating everybody!
I love love love her work. Called probably two or three days before event. And she was capable of making it and did an awesome job for my niece 4th birthday party. Incredible thank you!
Hiring Lisa for our son's 3rd birthday party, was the best decision we made! She responded to all my questions and requests right away. She was very professional, super fun, and the kids were more than thrilled with her balloon designs and glitter tattoos. (And the grown-ups were amazed by her creations!) I would definitely recommend Lisa/MammaMonkey for your next event.
Lisa is the absolute best ! She handles both the kids and adults with ease and we all love her! Her balloon twisting is out of this world, not at all like when I was a kid! Her face painting is also extraordinary.
I would not hesitate to hire Lisa in the future and explore her other services. She really listens and delivers a quality product.
Lisa are excellent with the kids and adults. All that participated were so happy with the face painting and your creativity with balloons - head dress and all. The kids could not stop posing for photos. Should I have a need in the future, I will surely contact you. Thank you so very much, I couldn't have selected a better person.
Lisa did face painting and balloons for my daughters 4th birthday yesterday. She was fabulous - great with the kids, very easy to work with and everyone loved it. She was also flexible as we had a date and venue change. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again!
I'm so happy I decided to use mamma monkey for my daughter's 3rd birthday. The kids Loved Lisa! Her face painting was so good even the adults started getting in line. We also used her husband for the shaved ice sooo yummy! I literally saw my goddaughter get in line four times. I got so many compliments on the shaved ice. Both Lisa and her husband were professional and verry good with the kids. I would deffinitly recommend them to any friends and would rehire them in an instant.
Response from MammaMonkey's Face Painting, Balloons & More!:
Thank you so much, Kim! We had such a great time with everyone & felt like part of the family!
Lisa was awesome! She came to our rescue by accepting a very last minute request and really helped make our Christmas party something fun for the kids! She was very professional, showed up early, did great work, was very nice and patient with all the kids and her balloon work is excellent! Highly recommended!
Lisa was awesome! The kids loved her face painting designs - they are so vibrant and artistic - not your typical butterfly's or superhero masks. She was also very thoughtful in her balloon making as my party was at the park and we all know that once the balloons hit the ground they pop. Thus she made some super cute balloon bracelets (flowers, ladybugs, etc.) and elaborate balloon "hats". Lisa is so nice and great with the kids too! I highly recommend!!
What to Expect
You can expect us to:
--show up 15-90 minutes early (depending on services) to set up.
--bring everything we need with us. You just provide a space.
--engage each and everyone we encounter.
--bring smiles and laughter to your event.
--make you look good to your guests.
--leave our work area as clean (or cleaner) than when we got there.
Face Painting, Balloon Twisting & Glitter Tattoos:
--We only use professional grade products
--We stay up-to-date with all of the latest trends & characters
Hawaiian Style Shave Ice:
--We use the best ice shaver on the market, which produces ice that is as soft as snow.
--We make our own syrups and carry over 20 flavors, including 3 sugar free (made with Splenda) options for you and your guests.
--kids LOVE our realistic characters!
--characters arrive with something special for the birthday child & pose for photos.
--add on services available.
--we offer full-service, professional balloon decor.
--from simple centerpieces to match your theme to full transformation of a space, we can make ANYTHING out of balloons!
--Machine rental includes unlimited organic popcorn, bags, & salt.
--includes over 30 tutus, wings, and hairbands for kids from infant to 8 years old.
--wonderful for "dress up" play & photographs!
--our professional photography services are a great way to capture your special event while YOU enjoy the party, TOO!
--photography includes full editing of photos and all usable files delivered to you via DVD.
I am a happily married mother of two boys who were the inspiration for me getting into this business. I pride myself on being responsive, prompt, professional, clean, detail oriented & friendly! My goal is to help make your event memorable while making the process as painless as possible for you!
Past Booked Events
|November 02, 2013||Grand Opening|
|Lisa||Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Glitter Tattoo Artist, Photographer|
|Seth||Ice Shaver and Heavy Lifter|
3. For shave ice, a minimum LEVEL area of 10'X10' is required for set up and service.
2. We require a covered/shaded area when face painting or balloon twisting outdoors. If this cannot be provided by the client, we are happy to bring our own canopy for a nominal fee.
1. Adequate lighting, ventilation, and space is required for all services.