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Batavia Party Entertainers

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The Great Boodini
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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The Great Boodini was awesome, engaged every age group and delighted the crowd. Loved he stayed much longer than the hour he was committed to perform! I will have The Great Boodini at my next family event and recommend him to anyone looking for great party entertainment.

  • 26 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha P.
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Russ was wonderful! The photo booth and props were perfect for my son's 1st birthday party, he even brought stools for the kids to stand on since it was a kid party. I have friends who are planning parties and now want to hire Russ! Looking forward to hiring him again next year for my son's next birthday, thank you Russ!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Such an amazing artist, all of the face paints looked great. I had tons of comments and questions about where i found her, and who she was. I of course passed along the information. I truly want to thank Saharas Party Faces, for a great job and making my daughters birthday a success!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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We chose Dance Pro DJs for our daughter's Sweet 16 Party. Rick responded quickly to our email request for a quote and he was very reasonably priced. The music was great and he was able to play every song requested. We also had a photo booth - the props were fun and the photo strips were good quality. Rick and his associate were professional and responsive to all our needs. We will definitely use Dance Pro DJs again for future events!!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle T.
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We had Emil for our wedding on February 20, 2015. He was right on time and started taking pictures right away. He was extremely awesome. He was showing me the pictures as he was taking them to show me what we needed to do to get the best pictures. We gave him so little to work with and he was extremely creative. We were missing people from the wedding party and instead of wasting time, he just started taking more pictures. we can't wait to share the pictures with our family and friends. My husband and I were trying to go low cost, and we got a bargain. Thank you Emil for helping make our special day so smooth and worry free. And for putting up with my insane bridal party and family!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Asha B.
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It was an awesome experience with Normanjean in our party. Kids really enjoyed .

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The Magic Of Brian Holt
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrian L.
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Finally got a chance to leave a review for the great service we received from "Magic of Brian Holt". Last minute searching for my son's birthday party entertainment and Brian was really easy to deal with. Within 3 hours of my request he was at our house giving our guest an amazing show. Highly recommend him. Will definitely use him again in the near future. Did I mention the great reasonable price!! Thanks Brian

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Keicy PhotoBooth Rentals LTD
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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Karen and her husband were EXCEPTIONAL to work with! I wanted to book a photo booth for my father's 80th birthday party and did not come up with the idea until about a week before. I found KC through thumbtack, which I had never used before, and within minutes, Karen was answering all my questions and getting me set up. Karen was very responsive and made the entire experience wonderful. They were prompt, had plenty of props and were very cordial on site. I received many compliments on the photos and scrapbook and now my dad will have a memory book he can flip through to remember the party and everyone that attended! Thank you so much for adding to the overall celebration! You guys are an EXCEPTIONAL value as well! Keep up the great work!

Dgeign Balloon Twister
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Saiema Q.
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Dale was awesome! He kept up with the kids and there were a lot of very active kids at my sons party! The preparty coordination was also wonderful! Jane was very responsive and very clear about how they want conduct their business! I highly recommend them!

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Park C.
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Very nice magic show at an affordable price. Everyone at my party, including both kids and adults enjoyed the show and had a lot of laughs.

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Tracy's Fun Face Paintings!
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
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Tracy was wonderful! We had a subdivision block party with about 200 people. Her paintings were great and the families really enjoyed having her at our event!

Best Booth Plus
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Therese A.
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The attendant was friendly, everyone enjoyed the pictures - especially the slideshow during the party. Would definitely hire them again.

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TwistiCity
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Very easy to book and work with! Everyone at the party loved the balloons and face painting. Would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future. Thank you for a great day!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose M.
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We had a great experience with Party Picassos. Entertainers were friendly, artistic, and very patient with a huge group of children. Value was terrific! We would use them again!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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All of the kids loved having him at their pumpkin patch party. He even stayed an extra half an hour longer than what we asked because the line kept growing as the day went on! He did a great job!

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Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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Steve arrived on time and his table-magic performance was very well received by all of the guests. He was very impressive and the price was right.

Mr. Photobot
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Astockman S.
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Great job with my 4 year olds birthday party. Everyone enjoyed the booth!

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave S.
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Super job! Not a ton of dancers in our group, but all enjoyed the mix and quality of music that Ryan played. Our group ranged in age from eight to 80 and Ryan kept up an excellent mix that engaged all even when he played songs outside of a generation's sweet spot. He also presented an excellent light show. It was the first time we had a DJ at our block party, and it brought a lot of new energy to the gathering. We plan to bring Ryan back next year!

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InnoKreative Arts
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison K.
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Everything about my experience working with InnoKreative Arts was awesome! Kristyn was so sweet for the start and responded so quick to all my questions about her services. We touched base a couple of times before the party as well. Her work is so worth what she charges and it's a great deal for such awesome work!!! We didn't get to speak a lot during my son's 2nd birthday party today but from what I saw she was great with all the kids and adults and so patient with everyone to get all their requests done. I would definitely book her again in the future!

PrimeTime Photo Booths
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Astockman S.
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Great job with my 4 year olds birthday party. Everyone enjoyed the booth

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BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren Z.
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Zoltan with Bounce N Celebrations did an AMAZING job at my son's 3-year-old birthday party. We had about 35 kids between the ages of 2-8, and he was very patient, very professional, very engaging, and the kids absolutely LOVED his work! The glitter tattoos were the biggest hit, but the balloon swords and wands were not to go unnoticed - the kids loved those as well. Zoltan is extremely prompt and thorough. He got RIGHT back to me any time I called with a question or an update weeks before the party, he was very clear when he outlined what I should expect or needed to do, and he just made everything very simple and easy on my end. I felt in good hands and I could tell right away he was a reliable professional and person who I could trust. He is also very kind and reasonable and humble, and he is good with the kids. He didn't mind staying a little later so that some of the kids could get a balloon in addition to their tattoos, and when one child's balloon popped, he made another one even though the party was over and he had packed up all of his things. He didn't even bat an eye about it - it was his natural reaction to unpack and fix the problem. He was really perfect entertainment for our party, and we look forward to hiring him again. I strongly recommend Bounce N' Celebrations. Thank you Zoltan!!

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 for Graduation

Montgomery, IL

  • Event type
    Graduation party
  • Number of guests
    51 - 100
  • Music preferences
    Pop, R&B / Soul, Hip-hop / Rap, Latin
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Total budget for DJ
    $400-$500
  • Details
    clean version of songs and want a projector to play a home video
  • $412.5
    Average price

Need a DJ

Montgomery, IL

  • Event type
  • Number of guests
    101 - 150
  • Music preferences
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Total budget for DJ
    $400-$500
  • Details
    Simple reception- 4 hours
  • $468.5
    Average price

Need photo booth rental

Batavia, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Outdoors
  • Type of booth
    Camera with backdrop
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    Younger than 6, 6-11, 12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    90th birthday
  • $388.6
    Average price
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