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Bay Area Birthdays
4.7
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
Verified review

Jen was fantastic! I hired her to do balloon twisting at our school's fun fair. From the minute I contacted her through the entire event she was professional, responsive to calls/texts and very personable. Would definitely recommend her.

Ani's Fantastic Face Paints
4.6
from 116 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Cate E.
Verified review

Ani did a fantastic job for our event. We held a BBQ for the formerly homeless families that participate in our non profit. Ani was able to cater to everyone's wishes for residents of all ages. Her art was phenomenal and she was so patient with everyone she encountered. Thank you again Ani!

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Catering Services
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Holly B.
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I met Michael last June while I was at a Spa Resort in St Helena. He was renovating several of the rooms there and I was very impressed with how beautifully he transformed the spaces. We spoke briefly and he gave me his card and explained that he also did staging, interior decorating, flowers and party planning. A few months later when I was planning a 40th birthday party I contacted him to see if he could assist. Initially I was expecting to have him decorate and maybe do some floral arrangements. We met and I explained to him that I wanted to do an open house type event, in my home where guests could drop in throughout the day. I knew I needed to maximize my space and needed a menu and some decorative help. He said he could do it all, and I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive. He said he would get back to me and to expect an email. Within two hours I had an appetizer menu, cocktail recommendations, a detailed spreadsheet with a list of supplies needed, the approximate cost and places I could go to find these items and attached images of decorating/ staging ideas that he thought would be appropriate. I quickly realized that he really knew what he was doing, so I hired him to do it all. Over the next three weeks, he was extremely conscientious in keeping me informed of his progress. The night before the event he requested a six hour window of time to work alone, to get everything set up, staged and decorated. Then he brought me in to walk thru and make sure it was all completed to my satisfaction. I have to say I was very very pleased with his work. He said he would be back the next day to put on the finishing touches. But when the guests started to arrive he began showing them in, and taking their coats. He helped make drinks, maintained the bar and buffet table and ended up staying the whole day. He was marvelous and I had the best time enjoying my own party. It was much more than I expected and I could not have done it without him. In January, I was able to hire Michael again for a company event. Annually we bring in our entire National Sales Team to meet and review our sales, new products and host a special awards dinner. This year it was held at the Clift Hotel and I wanted Michael to do all the staging and set up for it. He worked with the hotel staff and did a beautiful job decorating the entrance with lighted balloons simulating clouds (our latest development) he brought in fresh flower arrangements for the banquet room and did little arrangements with candles for the table centerpieces. He even decorated the outside balcony area and the restrooms. Our CEO and Director of Sales were impressed and asked that I bring Michael back for our Holiday event.

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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
Raquel C.
Verified review

Wounderdul every step of the way all the kids had so much fun having faces painted, balloons made and this was something so fun at our weekend! I would hire Angela for any another event just because I know she would make it amazing 😉!

  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

On time, super kind to the kids! We are an inner city non profit. We had a comm. HALLOWEEN event. About 250 kids, the painters were super fast and did. Great job!

Boswick Family Entertainment
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

Boswick was awesome - just what our Bring Your Kids to Work corporate event needed! The kids of all ages loved him - even our older teenagers couldn't hold back their laughter. He was extremely easy and flexible to work with - and did an exceptional job. I would recommend him for corporate events without reservation.

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurine W.
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I hired Matt to help with event design. He listens to my needs, budget and timeline and is very communicative in the process. I am very happy I found his services!

Sunshine Event Planner
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

If I could give Sunshine Event 1,000 stars I would! They did an amazing job on everything. Face painting, décor and dessert table! I will definitely be using them in the future and telling all my friends! Thanks for making our event one to remember!!

Balloons By Daniel
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Atousa H.
Verified review

We hired sideshow events for my son's first birthday. To say Daniel and his crew are amazing is an understatement! They interacted so well with all ages. The balloon creations were so cool and unique, the kids LOVED them and so did the adults!! The airbrush tatoo Artiest was so patient and sweet with all the kids! So much cleaner and doesn't smear all over the place like regular face paint. We also had the photo booth which was alot of fun and a great added activity to the party! I would highly recommend side show events!! You won't be disappointed and I will be definitely will be using them again!!!

All Star Showgrams
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay R.
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We loved the balloon artist. He was amazing with the kids, kept families engaged and spread overall happiness throughout the event. We will certainly work with them again if we have another event in the area.

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Taneva Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Elissa G.
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Velina was great! I hired her to setup a bouquet making and terrarium making booth at a company event. She was responsive, professional, fun and everyone loved their creations. I would definitely hire Velina again!

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Limelight Productions
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Stavan S.
Verified review

I came across Khadija as a very professional yet friendly event planner, and thats exactly what I was looking for. She has great organizing and communication skills. Her price quote for my brothers wedding was clear and to the point making it easy for me to understand. I will definitely recommend her for all the event planning. All our guests were very impressed and some of them used her services already and they were equally happy! Thanks Khadija for your outstanding service :)

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Paint A Wish
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Evelyn M.
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Súper profesional y punctual .. les recomiendo su servicio 100% The kids had a great time, Call her for your next event you won’t regret!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle K.
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My partner and I knew we only wanted a limited amount at our wedding, and Beth was happy to work with our vision. I was impressed with the bouquets she created with our color palette (I even dried mine so I'll have it forever) and she made boutonnieres out of hops for the guys. She even had a chuppah that we were able to rent, so we didn't have to worry about setup. I would definitely recommend Beth for any event, big or small.

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Birminkeley
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany B.
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Heidi and Ashton are the best!! We had a completely DIY wedding - we made flower arrangements the night before, we had the wedding in a studio in a warehouse that was so small that we had to flip the room from ceremony to dinner set-up, we even self-DJed with Spotify playlists, yet Heidi and Ashton did not miss a beat! They took over everything the day-of as our Day-Of Coordinators, so I, the bride, could enjoy my special day! They oversaw our event staff and kept the entire day's events perfectly timed out and on-schedule, they set-up all of our beautiful decorations, they navigated all of my various playlists to make sure all of the music was perfect!! I have no complaints!! Our family and friends were extremely impressed!! They are willing to do anything and everything to make your special day perfect, and it really was :) There is nothing they can't do. Thank you Heidi and Ashton!!!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Maybelline B.
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I was looking for someone to do face painting and balloon twisting services for my daughter's 1st Birthday Party. I found Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment and a couple other businesses that offered similar services on Yelp. Elaine was the first to quickly respond! She answered all my questions and was able to accommodate my requests. She was also great about checking in prior to the event. Elaine was very professional and you could tell that she loves what she does!! A lot of my guests were very impressed and the kids liked her too! Her face painting artwork was on point and she had cute options for balloon twisting. I would definitely recommend her and will use her services again!!

Simply Exquisite Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Ethan E.
    Verified review

    They are take care of events like it was there own. Outstanding, simply Outstanding.

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    Lala's Events and Decor
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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    Gilma G.
    Verified review

    Clarissa planned my daughter's quinceanera. She is very responsive and pays attention to every little detail. I appreciateed very much her commitment to the success of this memorable event. She has very good relationship with her vendors and staff. I could not have done this event without her. We had a big party and i got a lot of positive comments from our guests from teens to seniors. Thank you Clarissa for making my daughter's party a success.

    MakeupbyLaila
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Katelyn S.
    Verified review

    Awesome job! I just wanted a new everyday go-to look and Laila delivered! She was patient and listened to what I wanted and went above expectations! The makeup she applied lasted for 10+ hours without creasing or smudging. Fantastic product selection, would go to again for any event!

    Mikie's Events
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Pamela B.
    Verified review

    This service has been a wonderful experience for me. I'm excited to work with Barbara to make my Engagement Celebration event unforgettable.

    BWiebe Events
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Helena C.
    Verified review

    The lighting for our private party event was fabulous. It hit the mark, and really made the party special. Brian was quick to respond, on time, and super-pro about it all. And the quality of the lighting was just right, with uplights, pin spots, and dance floor lighting, all in the right colors. I will use them again when I need event lighting.

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