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  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Janice L.
Verified review

Mike catered an event with 60 people expected at our home. Everything I requested food-wise was supplied, and the food was served within our requested time frame. The hamburgers/cheeseburgers and chicken were very good, with all the fresh fixin's, and the chocolate ice cream shakes were awesome. Mike's fryer for the fries was not working, but he was able to use our home oven. Would have loved to have tasted those fresh fried! Suggestions: chill the root beer prior to using for floats, and have enough floats and shakes for each person to have one of each treat. Mike was very easy to work with, and I would use Mike again.

Confetti & Glitter Events
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Du C.
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I am so glad that I found Monica, she is one of the best event planner ever! She created a wonderful 21st birthday party for me! I will definitely recommend her to my friends and future events!

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven A.
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Awesome work. I can’t wait until my next event.

  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie N.
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Marie was fantastic to work with! She goes above and beyond as a day-of coordinator to make sure that every detail is in place. She has great organizational and soft skills, which is important when working with family members and vendors. It's apparent she loves her job and genuinely cares about her client. I would absolutely recommend Marie to anyone On the day of our wedding, our Hawaiian Ice vendor wasn't serving the ice cream we had requested (and paid extra for). When I realized this, I was about to go over and talk to the vendor but before I could even step in that direction, Marie intercepted me and said, "Don't you worry about a thing. I'll handle this." A couple minutes later every guest who wanted ice cream had some :) Marie even met us the evening before the wedding to pick up decorations so we wouldn't have to worry about taking them over the day of the event! She is an absolute pleasure to work with and I'm so grateful to have found her. Our wedding wouldn't have been half as spectacular without her amazing support. Marie, thank you so much!! Laurie O.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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I hired Haute Productions for a private cooking class for a bachelor party event, and we had the best time. Keith was an awesome teacher and host, he made the experience wonderful. Everyone had a blast and it was the best part of the entire weekend. Not to mention the fact that the food was awesome! I would highly recommend using Haute Productions for any event you may have.

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Haus 353
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Haus 353 did the invitations, centerpieces, dessert table display, banners, and alternative guestbook for our mother's retirement celebration. We couldn't have been happier with the result of the event. As usual, she went above and beyond what was expected. We have hired Ione in the past and will continue to refer her to friends and family.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy F.
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This woman is amazing! My son got married recently. I knew the wedding would be beautiful because my daughter-in-law has wonderful taste, but at any event, there is always something that goes wrong. But I must admit, this Annemarie did such a wonderful job and literally nothing went wrong. Plus, she worked tirelessly and always had a smile. I give this woman five stars because she deserves it! A grateful mother-in-law. Judy Friend

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Events by Abel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ella W.
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I first met Andrea through our local charity running community. Since then, I have attended several events coordinated by Andrea and Events By Abel. She quickly become the unofficial social coordinator for our running group! From spectacularly detailed holiday parties to intimate progressive dinners to weddings for 100+ people, she has had her hand in countless events and special moments that I think back on and smile. That's exactly what you want when you hire someone to plan or coordinate an event for you. To take the stress out of the day and add extra details that you didn't realize would make the event that much more special. Events By Abel is the perfect choice if you are looking for someone to provide that at your next event. I would definitely recommend hiring Andrea for your next special event!

  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Maggie was absolutely amazing to work with!!! She completely takes the stress out of planning an event/party! I have been receiving non-stop compliments on my New Year's Eve party!!! Thank you sooo much, Maggie!! It was a huge success!!

Champagne Projects
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
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Being a professional musician who plays for countless weddings, private parties, and corporate events, I've seen my fair share of soirees. Kelly's stand out to me because she puts herself into every event she throws. It is obvious that she has a passion and delight for what she creates. Artist-event planner: She is first and foremost an artist, and thus every party of her's becomes a work of art, sparkling with those clever, delightful, novel details that make one giddy like a child, and bring one into the present moment. These events are visions that are tailor-made from imagination, not canned. This 1920's themed party was a portal to another era where, because of our surroundings, we couldn't help but find ourselves playing in character. The decorations, table settings, poetically dripping candleabras, classic cocktails, cigars, 1920s murder mystery game, the antique frame to capture pictures inside of, and of course Kelly's hostess with the mostess charm and orchestration all evoked my inner Gatsby. We seek to party because we seek to become both transported and present; Kelly's events have a bit of magic to them, where you come home feeling like you went somewhere extraordinary, and that while you were there, you were there the whole time. Thanks Kelly! More to come!

Unique Faces
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

Shannon was great! My company hired her for a community Halloween event for children and we were blown away by her talent. She was able to paint every kid's face that wanted a face painting and did an outstanding job! I have not seen better face painting.

DJ Sam Diego Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason A.
Verified review

Sam was our DJ for our wedding in August 2017. We'd gone through dozens of potential DJs until we got a hold of Sam. Right from the start, Sam focused on getting to know our background, personalities, and style first, in order to really understand how he could make our event the best event possible. When it came to the music and the party, we were very comfortable handing the emcee duties to Sam. Every detail was mapped out on paper well beforehand, including all the intro/outro, and first dance songs. On the wedding day, Sam arrived impeccably dressed, with plenty of time to set up. Our wedding went without a hitch, and Sam was a large part of that success keeping everyone hyped the whole night. With a firm grasp of our personalities and musical styles, he played a seamless mix of hits that had everyone on the dance floor. He even helped us throw light sticks into the crowd (see photo,) and jumped off the stage at one point to lead a dance. Nearly a year later, many people have told us that our wedding was the best they'd ever attended, and still rave about how much fun they had. They'll usually also have a memory of DJ Sam, that he looked like he was having just as much fun in the DJ booth as everyone else. If you're thinking about booking Sam for your event, DO IT! Thanks Sam!

  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
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Karen came through big time in helping me put on my wife's 50th Birthday Party. The outpouring of compliments are still coming through from all of the guests in attendance. Not only being very professional, Karen's attention to the details made the difference in an extremely successful party. From the Photo Booth, Pictures, Layout, Venue... Karen kept me informed prior and during the party, keeping a very calm demeanor throughout... very professional! I would definitely use Karen again if needed and would highly recommend to anyone needing an event planner.

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

V Party & Event
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her for the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect! I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. I will add pictures once I receive them from the photographer. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect!

  • 1 year in business
Zhenya Z.
Verified review

We had an unforgettable experience with Elizabeth. She planed a baby shower for us and it was just amazing. Our guests were so happy. Thank you for making this day so special ! We would definitely recommend Elizabeth if you are going to plan an event.

Calmerin Designs and Events
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myna T.
Verified review

Glennie and her team was Everything I had hoped for and more! They were so helpful throughout the entire process, went above and beyond, and we’re so detail oriented and amazing. I really did not have to plan my wedding because they had it all planned for me. I just had a vision, I told him what I wanted, and they made it happen. I would highly recommend Glennie and her team To everyone I know. My wedding of 450 gas and having it on today’s was so fun and exciting. If I were to have it again in 10 years, I would definitely rebook with her.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leilani C.
Verified review

Vanessa was an absolute pleasure to work with! I hired her to help me coordinator everything leading up to our wedding day. Her attention to detail was phenomenal and served as a wonderful second pair of eyes in reading over all the contracts from vendors! I couldn't believe how many details and questions there was but she was there to answer and ask all of them. It was really great that once the wedding date was approaching she started answering emails from my vendors because she already had the answers which saved us a great time of time! She really knew her way about event planning and it was so comfortable for me to talk to her about changes or thoughts and she is very flexible with direction if you change your mind. Vanessa responds when she sees your email and will let you know if she saw your email but didn't have time to answer. I loved how well she communicated with me. She texts right away and she is very thorough with her email responses. She is adaptable in learning how to efficiently use technology to her advantage. I opted to use GoogleDrive to share documents back and forth. Until she met me, she didn't know how to use and now she is an expert! I cannot imagine not having this wedding without all of Vanessa's hard work! She deserves all the credit.

Moments Remembered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Allie W.
Verified review

My experience with Moments Remembered Events was nothing short of phenomenal. With top event planner Lykai's expertise, creative eye, and experience my events were made special to say the least. Lykai was at my every call to put my mind at ease when planning not only my wedding but bridal and baby shower! Three very special once in a lifetime milestones. Her professionalism is unmatchable, Lykai makes herself available even in her own personal time and goes the extra ten miles to ensure not only satisfaction but pure gratification. The events she planned were my firsts so she listened and led me in the right direction to make it my own. With her knowledge of outside vendors she was able to make everything come to life on time and budget. Hey style and creativity bring your dreams to life, whether contemporary or timeless classic. I will use Moments Remembered Events for all of my future sentiments.

Micah Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
Verified review

Better than I expected!! She really put her best foot forward and provided us with a more than we could ask for. Thank you for making the engagement party so special

Portero Concierge
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Ruth E.
Verified review

We had Portero Concierge handle our 50 wedding anniversary party. Everything went off without a hitch. The setting and the attention to detail was superb. Marni was as excited as we were about our party. We highly recommend Portero for all of your event needs big or small. Even day to day activities that you just don’t have time for.

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