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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 122 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
Verified review

Champagne run mid party? Check. Dishes magically cleaned and kitchen spotless at the end of the night? Check. Hors d'oeuvres refreshed and plated through the evening? Check. Andrew and Natalia flawlessly executed an intimate cocktail party for 30. They anticipated all of our needs (often before I even realized I needed something!). Hiring Fresh & Fizzy transformed our evening into an elevated and elegant event and allowed me to actually enjoy my own party. They are absolute pros and I would recommend their services without reservation. I very much look forward to hiring them again.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The whole experience with Evan and his staff were amazing. You tell them what you want for your menu and they take care of the rest. Set clean whole nine yards. Thank you for making my daughter graduation very relaxing and memorable.. I recommend using Taqueria Cazadores for any party you may be hosting!!!!

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Catering Services
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly B.
Verified review

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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Event Coordinator
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lei L.
Verified review

Before I give my glowing review of Tiffany, I have to preface the review with a few words so you know that I was in your shoes. Wedding planning sucks and having to stick to a limited budget doesn't it make it easier. As a bride, sometimes you have to cut corners in order to afford simple things (or let's be honest more desired things) for your wedding. Hiring a full service wedding planner, was one of those things that I really wanted, but I knew it would take a huge chunk out of my wedding budget. My wedding was in San Francisco, so it’s not the cheapest city to have your wedding. But after receiving price quotes from full service wedding planners, their prices depressed me (adding unnecessary stress to my wedding budget woes) and when I looked at their packages, I just didn't feel like it was right for me or my budget. I had to take a step back, breathe, and take ownership of wedding planning and face reality. I knew what I’d need to do, to stay on budget. I had big decisions to make as a bride, but I knew I could save a ton, if I planned my own wedding. So I thought “hey I plan many events for my friends, family, and clients all the time, we’ve got about 85-100 guests to invite, why not plan my own wedding, and hire a day of coordinator to save money?" I did just that and when I was in the process of looking for a day of coordinator, my next thought was, "shoot if I hire a day of coordinator, will I overlook something and regret not hiring a full service wedding planner?". With caution, I started to ask for quotes for day of coordinators and realized right away what I needed to do. I put a request up on Thumbtack and the email quotes came rolling in. I was astonished. But I was in a conundrum - every price was competitive, so how does one choose a vendor over the other. All of them had amazing reviews (which put my initial concerns more at ease). I spent a few days emailing back different vendors, asking them questions, reading their reviews, even looking them up on Linkedin! I did some my research and eventually decided on Tiffany Won. Choosing her as the day of coordinator was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. 3 pieces of advice if you DIY: First off ladies, have more confidence in your planning abilities and use the resources the internet provides you (there are a ton of wedding checklists and schedules online to help you plan your own wedding, and for inspiration for décor or what not, pinterest was key for me). It might be intimating at first, and the time involved in planning your wedding might feel like an absolute time suck, but trust in yourself and plan your day. No one has a better vision of what you want for your wedding, more than you. Secondly, trust in a day of coordinator like Tiffany to execute on your vision. She's top notch and will be a valuable asset in your planning process. I hired her as my day of coordinator. I was a little anxious, but after I spoke with her on the phone and especially after I met her before my wedding for the 2 hour “pre-wedding meeting”, I could tell that she had plenty of experience in event planning and coordination. Not only does she have experience in wedding planning, but she has extensive experience planning corporate events and conferences, which as you know, could range from hundreds to thousands of attendees. My thought was, if this girl can plan corporate events that are large scale, she will definitely be able to coordinate my smaller scale event. She also asked the right questions before the wedding, which put my concerns at ease, since she is very sharp and it became clear to me, that event planning plays a very familiar story in her head, a story she knows word for word. Thirdly, stick to your budget. If you need to roll up them sleeves and plan your wedding, just do it. But call in some cavalry to take over on the day of your wedding day because you’ll need it. Make sure you go with a pro like Tiffany. I’m pretty detailed oriented. So is she. I thought I had every detail planned, all she has to do is follow the schedule. You know what, she was able to catch holes in my schedule and my planning. She worked with me to double check my wedding schedule and everything – the whole shebang…from pre-wedding day stuff like what time the florist will set up, when will the lighting company get to the venue, advice or a second opinion on wedding décor, suggestions for additional vendors….even ceremony logistics such as where people would stand, the flow of the event, gaps in the vendors schedules…and the wedding reception details like when the band would take their breaks so she can play an ipod or something so background music would play, helping with the mic transition from the emcee to other guest speakers, overseeing food service so there wasn't a huge gap between the appetizers and dinner, making sure I ate, making sure the groom and I did our table rounds to thank our guests for coming, making sure at the end of the evening someone could collect my wedding gifts, etc etc. Tiffany did a phenomenal job at overseeing every tiny detail the day of the wedding! My wedding went smoothly, the guests had a fantastic time, I now have memories that will last a lifetime, and this was all because I had help taking some wedding responsibilities off my shoulders, I'm so glad I hired Tiffany! Tiffany went over and beyond the call of duty and at a very fair price. Whether you hire her as a day of coordinator or hire her for full service wedding planning (or to plan any type of event), do yourself a favor and put her in your top consideration list. I would hire her again if I could. I will certainly be recommending her to my friends and family. And if you hire her, I’m sure you will eventually do the same. Kudos Tiffany for the excellent work! Written by a very happy bride :)

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine J.
Verified review

Five stars hardly suffice in rating the work of Rebecca and Anna Marie. My party was all that I had hoped for and more! During the pre-party planning they were attentive and sensitive to our vision for the day. In preparing for the party, their excellent attention to detail, ability to handle each nuance, and creativity in putting all the pieces together was exemplary. During the party they translated our vision by orchestrating each detail and transition flawlessly. All this was done with hardly anyone realizing that they were there. We explored several venues like restaurants and banquet halls before deciding to hold the party in my home. Getting ready involved moving furniture and transforming a house into a party place. We are so pleased for having made that decision because we were able to celebrate in an environment that represents us and that we know best. If I were to pick the qualities that best describe Rebecca and Anna Marie these would be professionalism, sensitivity, creativity and love for their work. Their positiveness and enthusiasm carried the day. Rebecca and Anna Marie know how to take an idea and from that create a celebration. I highly recommend using a party planner for your next celebration and AR Weddings N Events is the company that knows how to make celebrations happen.

  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Duston N.
Verified review

We hired Manya to do face painting, and do glitter tattoos at our twin daughters 3rd birthday party. Also, at the end of the party she dressed up as Olaf from frozen. My daughters had an amazing time, and their friends did as well. I would absolutely recommend Dazzling Streaks Party Entertainment to anyone that is looking for someone to provide any of the services she offers. Most of the children attending our party were 3-5 years old and Manya was very patient with each of them and just did a really great job. We were very impressed and hope to use her at other parties in the future.

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

I will definitely be calling them for our next party. They were awesome. Thank you again.

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan J.
Verified review

Forsyth Designs was the mastermind behind the exceptionally beautiful and customized decor for our wedding. Matt's ability to translate our vision into a reality that far exceeded our expectations while staying on budget was the best "gift" a bride could ask for! He literally transformed a white tent into a stunning lounge-like atmosphere that accommodated our every need and desire. There isn't a large scale event or party that I would consider hosting without collaboration from Forsyth Designs. Working with Matt is seriously delightful on every level!

ProOrg
4.2
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy T.
Verified review

Jennifer cleaned my house within an inch of its life. She cleaned it more thoroughly than it has ever been cleaned in the 13 years I’ve lived here. I told her that I was having a party for my daughter’s 16th birthday and she made this place shine. She rearranged furniture, she decorated, she put up lights outside, and she made the most amazingly beautiful cake. I can’t wait to work with her again.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
Verified review

We had a small dinner party (10 people) at our home and hired Rainbow Chefs to make the appetizer, dinner and dessert. It was amazing! We'll definitely recommend to all our friends and can't wait for our next event. Highly recommended!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam T.
Verified review

I've had the opportunity to work with Miss Harper as her photographer on many occasions. Whether we are providing services for a small private house party with 20 guests, with a culturally enriched theme, to providing services for a 100th year life celebration, we have always gone above and beyond to provide the best service possible for our clients. Through observing her process of developing a experience, planning all the details with the client for a wedding, to the detail with a client for a birthday party with more then 100 guests. Her attention to detail and follow though with the requests of clients has provided her opportunity to provide services to several clients in the corporate arena in the finance and technology sectors. Most don't know what goes into the planning and preparation to deliver and execute a catered experience. Our clients trust us to provide what they have requested, based on what's ordered. When it comes to designing and delivering productions which are memorable and leave pleasant memories, the details matter. Our clients expect us to think through everything and have a backup plan for those unexpected situations which may crop up. To all those who are considering contracting with her. I encourage you to look at some of the photos which have been captured and represent the quality of work she executes. Contact her and let her know your desires in a clear communicative way and you'll be glad you made the choice to keep it Phiesty, with Chef Cheri Harper.

In This Moment
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

We hired In This Moment for our 5th birthday party and simply put it went amazing! The creativity and attention to detail was great. Kristine and her staff were organized, very professional and fun!

Events by Courtney Ann
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

Courtney is simply amazing! She coordinated my house warming party for 80+ people and she handled everything seamlessly. She is an incredibly hard worker and anyone would be lucky to have her services.

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
Verified review

Robyn made my bridal shower a total surprise! I was not expecting it at all. It was based on me, as the theme was what I love best, horses. I could tell she had spent so much time researching to find decorations and party favors that would make my bridal shower so special. She also helped plan my backyard wedding. I'm not a very good party planner myself so had no idea where to start. When I hired her, she stepped right in and took the control I was looking for. I could relax and have a great time at my wedding knowing every little detail was being watched and taken care of by Robin.

Events By Rubal
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jigar A.
Verified review

I contacted Rubal for emergency help planning a birthday party for my 3-year-old nephew and she exceeded expectations and then some. She really listened to what we wanted - she brings an amazing balance of creativity and flawless execution to the event planning process. There wasn't a detail that was overlooked - and she clearly cared about personalizing the party for us and for my nephew. She was also an absolute pleasure to work with - a great eye for design, and a fantastic sense of humor and patience. Highly recommend.

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Macha S.
Verified review

They are professional cater. Nice and kind to dealing with. I would recommend to anyone who plan to have an event, party, and for any occasion. They provide the reasonable price compare to others.

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Lala's Events and Decor
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelley W.
Verified review

I hired Clarissa to plan and execute my 50th birthday party. As an interior designer, my standards were high and Clarissa met and exceeded every one of them. She enjoyed the challenge and put on a great party for myself and 80 of my friends. I would definitely work with her again!

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Norane M.
Verified review

Christa handled everything I asked her to the day of my wedding. There were many complexities and moving parts because I had a reception and an after party. Christa handled both amazingly well. We met a few times before and spoke on the phone throughout my engagement. I was in great hands with Christa. She had many ideas and helped make my reception beautiful!

MagNum Events
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Minakshi S.
Verified review

I do not have enough words to describe how well the party went. Mitalee was just awesome. The decorations were very classy. Mitalee is a thorough professional and always smiling. My baby shower party went very smoothly. I will hire her again in a jiffy.

My Simplified Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pauline B.
Verified review

Just incredible. I was overwhelmed by my daughter's Sweet 16 party and total distress of $$ money . but this wonderful woman has been a blessing on so many levels. I highly recommend

Elite Enterprises
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
Verified review

Elizabeth helped plan my daughter's 1-year birthday party. She organized all the vendors (food, cake, face painting, bartender) and handled the decorations. She was responsive and did a great job day-of setting up the decorations and making sure everything went smoothly. I was very happy with the entire event and would absolutely use her again in future.

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