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Los Altos Party Entertainers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 549 hires on Thumbtack
Beth V.
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Moments to Memories helped us with a birthday party for our 12-year old daughter. Set up was seamless, the system worked beautifully, the props were fun and appropriate, and the kids had an absolute ball. Josh could not have been more helpful... Thanks for a great event!

Bay Area Birthdays
4.7
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Czar Y.
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Jen was great! She dressed up as Wonder Woman for our company party and interacted with both adults and children. Everyone had a blast! Highly recommend booking Jen if you're looking for a balloon artist/party entertainment. Very professional and fun service all around. Thanks again Jen!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 145 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy F.
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great services was the hit of our union xmas party. about 400 members attended and were mildly impressed by the dj and dance floor and karaoke. the photo booth was the hit of our evening. sybex brought lots of fun hats and props to make for sooper photos. recommending them for our sacramento event and will ask them to come back in February. love!

Ani's Fantastic Face Paints
4.6
from 117 reviews
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia M.
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Ani was right on time when she showed up at my sons 1st birthday party! I had about 250 guests and at least 45-50 kids that day and I was so impressed with how patient and amazing she was with everybody specially with the kids. She was a total hit. Everyone really liked her and her designs. A lot of my family and friends had asked me about her services and I made sure to give them her business card. Thank you so much again Ani and I can't wait to book you again on my son's second or maybe third birthday party lol we might have to wait a little lol

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Marshall Magoon Magic
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doris B.
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My party guests' reactions to Marshall Magoon's Magic Show: "Wow!" "Amazing!" "Fun!" "Great Act!""Where did you find him? " ... My family hired Marshall for my daughter's 5th birthday celebration. Everyone from ages 1 to 50+ enjoyed his performance. Communicating with Marshall was a breeze and he was responsive. Marshall provided suggestions on what would work for the age group of the party attendees and his rates were reasonable. Marshall was also punctual and organized. He established a good rapport with the party goers and was able to manage a group of excited children ages 1-11. I would definitely recommend Marshall for events for children and adults. The older guests were also mesmerized and had some good laughs. You will not be disappointed in hiring the amazing Marshall Magoon as your magician! Thank you Marshall for a memorable birthday for my daughter!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Tommy W.
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Patricia was amazing! She was punctual and had a very happy vibe. The party guests loved her as well.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zulaika M.
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Absolutely loved my Photobooth and my guests did as well. They blended in right with the party and we all enjoyed ourselves. Their warm and welcoming professionalism kept the booth filled with love and laughter. I am now definitely a forever customer and have referred others as well! Great job

Evan L.
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This was a fantastic addition to our party. Guests could take pictures at their leisure, then the booth printed 2 copies. The owner of the booth was very easy to work with, and required no extra work to booked them. I would highly recommend doing a photo booth at your birthday too!

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Angela's Face Painting
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gang C.
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Angela was great! I had a holiday party for friends, and they all love it.

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Keep It Movin' Entertainment
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie G.
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When Gino showed up on Sunday the 27th of August for my daughter's back to school party, he was ready to go. He was very professional, had a nice and very clean setup, played a great selection of music and kept the kids entertained. The kids love them and so did we. We will definitely use keep it moving entertainment for all of our party needs moving forward. This was a great experience and very affordable. Great job Gino!

Paint the Town
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Nozomi K.
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We hired her for a birthday party with 20 or so 4 year-olds. Every child who wanted a face paint got one and they were all happy with the result. She's professional, courteous, great with kids, and her work is very beautiful. I've met a few face painters and she is one of the best I've met. I would definitely hire her again!!

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Henna Pub
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel J.
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Amuyla is incredible! Her work is insanely detailed and delicate. Everyone at the party loved it and we look forward to having her at another event in the future. Can't thank her enough for putting the party over the top!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olga A.
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She was prompt and did an excellent job! Reasonably priced and Eyerone at the party loved her work.

Booths N Beats Entertainment
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Ida M.
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3 Style Attactions : Jayson Valdez is Awesome! Thank you so much for a night filled with fun and Laughter, this Christimas Party will always be remembered as the most lively and entertaining, and we have the pictures to prove it!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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He is a lot of fun. My guests said it was best party ever.

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DNE Events
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
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I see DNE spin at the Social Study in SF pretty regularly and he's done the photobooth at several events for my work. The photobooth is excellent and really gets everyone in a festive mood. People at the party are super psyched to get a photo as a souvenir and everyone wants to get a photo with their group of friends at some point. The music always provides a great mood for the night and Evan has a great feel for the crowd, knowing when to keep it mellow or when people want to get moving. My buddy had DNE play at his Halloween party last year and they kept the dance floor packed till late night! From old-school hip hop to whatever the kids are listening to these days. Good times when DNE is in charge. Highly recommended.

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TAROT for YOU!
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristie J.
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Mary Kay went way above and beyond my expectations for a reading at a bachelorette party, and all of the ladies enjoyed themselves.

All Star Showgrams
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Vikram N.
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WE had two person team come for our daughter's Elmo themed 2nd birthday party. One was a party leader and the other was dressed up in Elmo contume. The elmo was somewhat handicap by his costume and was mostly immobile. The kids has a good time and the party leader kept then engaged with magic tricks and balloon art. In short, Elmo was average and the party leader was great. All in all we are happy with our decision to go with All Star Showgrams.

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Paint A Wish
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Kiauna S.
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I had a Marvel Black Panther theme birthday party and what she had never done that facial design before. However a couple days before the event she had found a design showed it to me and on the day of the party the kids loved it. I loved it the parents loved it she did an awesome job. She was a very nice always smiling very professional I'm extremely happy that I hired her for my son's 5th birthday party. Though all of the children decided to get black panther she did do a couple other the designs that came out wonderfully as well. Her prices are also super reasonable. If you need a face painter that does arm designs and glitter tattoos and all that fun stuff I would definitely recommend her. I'm sure she'll probably beat this design so I just want to say thank you again so very much. Signed very happy mom.

Box of Giggles Photo Booth
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rizzi P.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED We used Box of Giggles for our daughter's first birthday party a couple weeks ago. Brian is amazing. He was totally patient, professional and easy to work with. I had so many questions regarding backgrounds, layouts, colors, designs, props, etc... and still he was able to work with our pink and gold theme without any problem. The number one thing I liked most about working with Brian was that he often gave awesome and very helpful suggestions but always let me have final say at the end of the day.. Making the customer happy is obviously their top priority! Everyone had so much fun using the photo booth. The kids loved it, but I'd have to say the adults had an even greater experience (and it was super easy too!).. Honestly, it was probably the most popular thing at our party, besides our little birthday celebrant of course :) Thanks Brian and Box of Giggles for doing our party!! You helped make it a memorable one not only for us, but for our guests who were able to take their pictures home and remember how much fun they had at our little girl's party! Looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Jack Alexander Magic
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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It was a great evening. He entertained many loud and excited children.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What does a fortune teller do?

A fortune teller offers insight into people’s past, present and future through private readings. Some fortune tellers read palms or use tarot cards, runes, or tea leaves to see into a client’s future. Other fortune tellers consider themselves psychics, numerologists and mystics who look for patterns and meaning in seemingly random events, such as stirred tea leaves or the draw of a tarot card. By interpreting what they see in the cards or leaves, fortune tellers answer their clients’ questions about their lives, such as who or when they’ll marry, whether they should quit their job, or whether they should have a baby. Tarot card readings are a particularly popular way of having your future told, because they’re such a familiar method of fortune telling. More importantly, you can guide a tarot reading by asking the specific questions that are most important to you. By interpreting the cards you’ve drawn, the fortune teller may give you new insight into yourself and help you make an important decision. For some people, fortune tellers are simply amusing, but for others, they offer helpful guidance and spiritual nourishment.  

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

Actual Requests

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Need a DJ

Los Altos, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Cast Party)
  • Number of guests
    51 - 100
  • Music preferences
    Pop, Rock, Hip-hop / Rap, Top 40
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Total budget for DJ
  • Details
    This is for a non-profit and our budget is very limited. An iPod with music loaded would be just fine.
  • $248.75
    Average price

Need photo booth rental

Los Altos, CA

  • Event type
    Special event / Party
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Enclosed booth
  • Props needed?
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    this is going to be our son's Bar Mitzvah
  • $499.75
    Average price

Need temporary tattoo artistry

Palo Alto, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Bar Mitzvah with Boardwalk theme)
  • Age of guests
    13-17, 18 or older
  • Details
    what type of space do you need for your booth or table? You can set up earlier in the day and return for the event if needed. Can you do manly tattoos for the guys and some glitter tattoos for the gals that might be interested?
  • $275
    Average price
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