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Ani's Fantastic Face Paints
4.5
from 114 reviews
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey R.
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Ani was a great addition to my kids birthday party... the kids loved her and she was super patient with all the kids. She is affordable and I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know!

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Marshall Magoon Magic
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melisssa K.
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Marshall Magoon did a magic show for about a dozen kids at my son's 6th birthday party. The kids had a wonderful time, and Marshall personalized the experience for each kid. One of the girls whispered to me as she left, "I was a princess!" That was part of the act, and she treasured it. My son felt special, too. Overall, a good experience.

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Spektical Entertainment
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rita J.
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Ashley is amazing! We hired Ashley for face painting and balloon art for our son's 5th birthday party. We had over 30 preschool-aged kids at the party. Those that had their face painted or held a balloon creation had huge smiles on their faces and were absolutely delighted. Thanks Ashley for making our son's birthday party a wonderful experience for all!

Simply Artsy Face Painting
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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Jennifer did and incredible job for our daughter's 3rd birthday party. She is so great with kids and really helped even the shy ones give it a try. A lot of the adults got in on the fun, too! Her work is so beautiful. I have never seen someone do such intricate work on such little kids. Everyone agreed it was the best face painting experience they had ever had! I highly recommend her!

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Joyful Expressions
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Hannah M.
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Sarah Joy joined us for an afternoon of face painting at a 5-year-old's birthday party. She was fabulous with the kids and parents and did wonderful work! We will definitely look to her for our face painting needs in the future and highly recommend her!

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Happy Heart Body Art
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexandria V.
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It was more than I expected! She had so many colors and options and a whole set up that made it really easy on me. The work was excellent and she was easy to work with.

Paint the Town
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Christian M.
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We loved having Celia at my boys birthday party. She is awesome with the kids and tried her very best on pleasing all of them. We would love to have her again. Thank you Celia

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  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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Marcela is a very talented face painter and created wonderful designs for the children at my daughter' birthday party. Many of the parents commented on how impressed they were with her work.

Balloons By Daniel
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Carol D.
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Daniel did a great job at our son's 16th birthday party. With 20+ teenagers and parents, he was able to make some amazing balloon creations. The large, wearable unicorn and giraffe animals were incredible. They were over 5' long, and wrapped around one's body. The motorcycle that wrapped around the waiste was fun; it even had a flashing headlight! We have had balloon artists from his family at numerous events over the years. They are all fantastic.

All Star Showgrams
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 29 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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  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Alan is so great. He will talk with you to get an idea of his audience so that he can prepare the best possible event for you beforehand. He's full of energy and jokes. You're in for a treat. My friends and the birthday boy of the party (who dabbles in magic himself) were all blown away by Alan's skill. We're still not sure how he did some of these tricks! Alan's very charming and a welcome guest to any event you have planned, not just for his magic skills, but for the incredible energy he brings. His rate is outstandingly reasonable for the service he will give you.

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Henna Pub
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Yvette P.
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Henna Pub was a huge success at my daughters 13th birthday party. The girls Loved it. Henna Pub was very professional, kind and amazing with her talent. I was so impressed with how quickly she did her artwork on each girl and had no problem working through 17 or so tattoos in a 2 hour period. Beautiful work. I highly recommend Henna Pub!

Sunshine Events Planner
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
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Flowers for my wedding were exactly what I wanted! Everything looked amazing I loved all of the amazing touches.

  • 19 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
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We had Fantastic Fred perform at my daughter's 1st birthday party (lunch event). We hired him or 1 hour. He did balloons for the kids and majic for the adults. His wow-ed the adult crowd (including myself) with his majic and the kids (age 2-7) enjoyed the balloons. The only reason why I am giving 4 stars (instead of 5) is because we had 8 tables and ~ 3 tables did not get to see him perform (I asked a couple of my friends if they liked the majic and they said the magician did not come to their table). I left it up to Fred to decide whether he wanted to do table side majic or perform center stage (since Dan, owner, said they are professionals and would know what was best for the group/event). To be fair, I think one of my tables "hogged" up Fred's time from the other tables. We hired Fred for one hour and he did stay a little over to do magic for one of the tables and make an extra balloon for one of my guests. Maybe I should've hired him for longer? For the tables that got to experience Fred tableside, they were very, very, very impressed with Fred. I would definitely hire Fred again for my event. Since my daughter's first birthday was mostly adults (50 adults) my goal was to make sure they enjoyed their time as well (I didn't want them to get bored at a "kiddy" birthday party). The only thing I would change was that I wish Fred performed "center stage" in front of everyone. He mentioned to the group in the beginning that he does not like to perform while ppl are eating, but in hindsight I wish he performed in front of everyone (while they were eating lunch) for 15 mins, so everyone would've got to enjoy him. I would definitely hire

Absolute Magic
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cherub L.
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Dale performed at my son's birthday party and everyone enjoyed his show. He was able to entertain a wide variety of people, children as young as one to adults. After the magic show, he made balloon animals and hats for all the kids. I highly recommend him!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Simon B.
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Janice showed up ahead of time to get set up and patiently worked the whole show. She was An absolute delight to work with. She was dressed for the part in a clown like outfit that looked very whimsical and she entertained the adult children and actual children quietly all night while the show swirled on around her. Our event was a sixtieth birthday party for friends and family and Janice helped turn it from an event into a party. We look forward to hiring her again soon.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Santa John is amazing! He's been coming to our home for the past 3 years for our Santa themed party. It's no surprise that he's the star. He is so good with all the kids (and we have about 30 of them of mixed ages from toddlers to grade schoolers). He makes everyone believe in Santa - even the parents and puts you in the Christmas spirit. He's also incredibly easy to work with to customize your event.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah V.
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Shelley was a great hit at my daughter's 18th Birthday party. She was kind, all the kids loved her, and her work was amazing. She was a total hit at the party--she even stayed longer than scheduled to take care of everyone's requests. I'd highly recommend using Shelley at your party.

Cassie Levy Face Paint
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Wendy C.
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We first saw Cassie’s Work at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival where she painted my daughter’s face. It was so beautiful that I knew we had to have her come to paint faces at my daughter’s 4th birthday party. Cassie did a wonderful job getting the children to warm up to her and relax, and her designs were just wonderful! The theme of the party was Hello Kitty, and Cassie painted so many half-face Hello Kitty masks that she probably could see them in her sleep! I can’t say enough good things about Cassie...professional communication, punctual and such a joy to be around. 5-stars!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Briana N.
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We had a wonderful experience with Happily Ever Laughter and recommend them to anyone looking for something special for their child's birthday celebration. The entire experience was professional and enjoyable from booking to the big day. Miss Monarch was perfect! She had a magical presence, sang and performed beautifully and delighted all the children (both boys and girls) aged 1-5. We reserved face painting, a magic puppet show and sing-along. The children were all mesmerized by her show and singing and the parents were thrilled to sit back and enjoy as well (and later raved about her as well). She ended the show by gathering everyone together for cake and a sing-a-long of Happy Birthday making it a perfect birthday party from beginning to end. By far my favorite part was when she arrived at our door and surprised my daughter. She was completely enchanted by this beautiful Mermaid who showered her with special attention and began talking with her in character from the very beginning. She never broke character, even in our conversations leading up to the event. Prior to the party we had several questions and the fairies were always prompt and courteous in responding. Miss Monarch as well as the other fairies in the team were very helpful in making recommendations and answering questions to help us prepare. We would happily book them again for a future celebration.

A Little Clowning
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Dhanashri P.
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We had very good experience all the kids at birthday party had good fun in magic show and balloon

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