Hire a Portrait Artist
Caricature artists sketch peoples' portraits by exaggerating their facial features -- often resulting in comical pieces of art. Due to the humorous nature of their work, these artists are a great choice for a child's birthday party, a backyard barbecue or a teenager's quinceañera, bat mitzvah or sweet 16 party. For more formal events like weddings or anniversary parties, consider hiring a silhouette artist instead. As guests arrive, the artist can quickly cut their profiles using only a pair of scissors and black paper, and these elegant works of art can decorate the venue for the evening. Caricature and silhouette artists are affordable entertainment options, both charging about $150 to $200 an hour. As guests leave, they can take their portraits home as favors to enjoy long after the party is over.