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ALL SHOTS
4.5
from 149 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
Vijitha S.
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Sweet 16 party on August 1 kids had so much fun going to photo booth and they were on time set everything up I would hire them again. 👍

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Echoes Of Spirit
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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Elaine was great! All our guests at our New Year's Eve Party couldn't believe that she was so right on & good! They said it was worth the wait! We had a line for 3 hours but not everyone was fortune enough to get a reading due to the time! I would highly recommend hiring her for any event /party you have or get a reading from her!

Moore Photo Video Booths
5.0
from 104 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie K.
Verified review

Hired John for our company Christmas party of over 700 people. The booth was very very nice, the set up was great, and the ability to email or facebook your photos to yourself was great. The props were fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves. John was great to work with and we will be using him again in the future!

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Mr. Bartender
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bijan M.
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We had about 30 people in our party. Fabian did a fantastic job with drinks. Everybody had a good time!

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Magical Paintbrush by Judy
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitch G.
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Judy was fantastic! She was the hit of the party for the young kids and she was able to keep the lineup of kids moving. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering a face painter for their party.

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J-Mann Music
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Jason was amazing at our event today which was a surprise party with over 30 people. He sounded amazing, he interacted with our guests & asked if they liked his song selections & if they had any requests. I love that he not only interacted with our guests, but he also remembered their names and addressed them by name at the end of the night. We didnt have a shaded area for him, but that was ok - he made sure he was covered. He played continuously, only to take short (emphasis on short) water breaks. I highly recommend his services & will recommend him to everyone I know. Thanks Jason!!

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Shea
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber W.
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Shea is an amazing singer. She was easy to work worth and prompt in responding. We gave her an idea of what we wanted for the playlist and she then made her own that worked very well for our Christmas party. We would definitely hire her again.

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Party Karacters
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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It was a wonderful time! The girls had so much fun getting their faces painted and the amount of designs that she could do were amazing! I would recommend Party Karacters to everyone! Thank you

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mahabba J.
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Nataly received me at such a short notice and did an amazing makeup! she in fact did better than what I was expecting and when I went to the party everyone kept telling me how great I look. Thanks to Nataly, her time flexibility and her kindness was unbelievable! I will definitely choose her to be my all time makeup Artist.

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha W.
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As a bride on budget wedding photography can be extremely overwhelming. We are a simple couple who was interested in natural light photography to capture our special day. Our theme was modern vintage with beachy vibes and Olga nailed it from the very beginning. from the first glance of her website we could tell that she was more than capable of shooting the natural romantic look we were looking for. She was willing to work within our budget and came very well prepared to our first (and only) meeting. Her package included a complimentary engagement shoot, which was wonderful because we didn't have a chance to get one done. We wanted to include our energetic pup in the photo shoot as well, since pets were not allowed oat our wedding venue. She was totally open to the idea and did an AMAZING job capturing our little love. She arrived on time and ready to rock! It was a sunset shoot so she was focused on getting us in position for the perfect angles and had no problem kindly asking folks to to step aside so we can have the proper backdrops. It took her little under an hour to get all the shots we requested and they turned out absolutely adorable. We felt so comfortable and in very good hands for the big day. On the day of, she arrived to our hotel early and had already begun taking pics. She worked seamlessly with our videographer and maneuvered through our busy bridal with ease to get all the necessary getting ready shots. The Groom's suite was downstairs from ours so it was a breeze for her to get his pre-ceremony shots as well. With such a large wedding party (23 in total!) Olga did a great job identifying and highlighting all the VIPs such as the MOH, BM, grandparents and parents, while documenting all the personality of our big bunch. She even kindly offered to escort me and a few of bridesmaids to the venue. Let's just say it was the most memorable ride of life! Olga is a true professional and will do anything in her power to make sure her clients are taken care of and this was no exception. The wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing! My only wish there with two of her, to capture twice the memories. Oh, it was also extremely windy for a summer day. She did a fantastic job of using the elements to her advantage and creating some truly romantic shots. We did go an hour over schedule and Olga had no problem staying later to make sure she covered all the main events of the night. She even sent us a few pics to cherish while on our honeymoon. I can't thank her enough for working with us and recommend her 100%.

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Peek A Pose Photobooth
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kerry V.
Verified review

This photo booth was a great addition to my little boys birthday party. There was so many props to choose from. My guest loved it not only did the kids had fun but so, did the parents. I would highly recommend it for your next event.

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Just 4 Fun Entertainment
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsea D.
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So glad I hired Just 4 Fun for my son’s 8th birthday party. Yvonne was so kind and amazing with the kids! She was very talented and swift with both her face painting and balloon art. She completed our day, we HIGHLY recommend her!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorena S.
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Silly twister (Janet)was awesome!! Everyone at my grandson's birthday party, including adults enjoyed her balloon designs. Really recommend using silly twister for your event

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah S.
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Great experience with Jodi. Very punctual was there on time. Did exactly as we asked her too and went above and beyond to make sure we were arranged well and was helping us with the bridal entrance and party entrance. She’s funny and made the crowd involved during the ceremony. We actually hired her last minute and were so glad we did! Thanks Jodi we will be recommended her to all our family and friends!

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina O.
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We were beyond impressed with the job done! She was early, and set up a great station. She had a big board with great options the kids could choose from. Her face paints were absolutely stunning and the kids loved them! She made our daughter’s birthday party so special and we highly recommend her!

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Candy Entertains Kids
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristie T.
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Candy did a wonderful job at my daughter's party! Her work was beautiful and she was so sweet to all the kids. She was also very responsive during the booking process. I will definitely recommend her to friends!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eddi B.
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Blanca and her husband (sorry I forget his name) were absolutely wonderful! The booth was fun, they had great props, they enjoyed our party and all of the people and we enjoyed them!

Chris LaJeunesse
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Laurette N.
Verified review

Chris and Zach were fantastic! We hired them for our house party at the last minute (due to my poor planning) and we couldn't have asked for better! They were professional, fun and high-energy. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, guys!

BPEACE
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Don O.
Verified review

Bob is just a very creative and talented musician. He really enjoys entertaining people, and sharing his joy. I wish he were back on the East coast.

Fancy Nancy Faces
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald P.
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She was great! It was an adult graduation party for residents and everyone loved it. Her work was amazing and quickly done. Very reasonable price. I would hire again.

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

See other requests for party entertainers in San Marcos

Need a Solo Musician

San Marcos, CA

  • Event type
    General event/party
  • Number of guests
    51-75
  • Music genre
    Variety
  • Instrument preference
    Acoustic guitar
  • Music styles or songs client would like performed
    top 40, soft rock, classic rock,
  • Vocals and instrumentals needs
    Singing and instrumentals
  • Emcee needed
    No
  • Stage location
    Indoors
  • Sound system provided?
    No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment
  • Details
    female preferred
  • $383.33
    Average price

Need a DJ

San Marcos, CA

  • Event type
    Other (sweet 15)
  • Number of guests
  • Music preferences
    Latin, Other (mexican)
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Total budget for DJ
    $600-$700
  • Details
    Be able to play mexican music of anything play cd for the dance its for a 15th
  • $616.33
    Average price

Need Photo Booth Renter

San Marcos, CA

  • Event type
    School event
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Outdoors
  • Type of booth
    Camera with backdrop
  • Type of pictures
    Print only
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    its an educational school festival to remind students the safety of partying
  • $279.8
    Average price
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