I loved that the boys took on their characters almost instantly...
The best part was after the party, when the birthday boy's mom emailed me:
"Larissa, thanks again for the face painting and the pics you sent over. I was so tired yesterday after everyone left......I slept all day!!!!!! LOL!!!! The boys were hysterical.....of course they attracted a lot of attention at the movie theater and I'm glad you gave me some business cards because I handed them out. :-) While the movie was playing, every time one of the boys' "characters" appeared on the screen, they were screaming "Kevin!!! That's you!!!!' etc. SOOOOOOO funny! I will be emailing you this afternoon all the pictures I took, although the ones you sent over look great!!! :-) Thanks again!!!"
And that's the fun of it, really. Happy kids getting out of themselves and taking on characters, playacting as kids should.