Des Moines Iowa henna blog
I was thrilled to be invited to do henna at an after prom event hosted by an area high school. I over prepared since it was my first event of this kind, but I'd always rather be over prepared than under and all the extra henna is happily waiting it's turn in my freezer. We decided that it would be best to offer a few pre-approved designs rather than taking the time to have each person pick from a design book. There were about 400 kids expected at the event and it was 3 hours long so I needed designs I could do quickly, but were still fun and enjoyable for the teens attending. The picture on the left is of a canvas, about 2x3 feet, I applied hennaed and then sealed it with Modge Podge. It was easy for many people to see at once while waiting in line and it worked very well. It took a bit for the crowd to work it's way back to me, but once it started at midnight, my seat was never empty. I even ended up staying a little late to make sure that everyone that wanted henna got some. I crunched the numbers, and in 3 hours, I hennaed 65 people, I did let them sneak in a few requests, but most of the designs were from the board and everything got chosen a few times. I averaged less than 3 minutes per person and that includes prepping the skin with an alcohol wipe and adding glitter at the end. I hope the kids and the school were happy with the henna and I look forward to being invited back next year.