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  • 24 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
  • Itasca, IL

Jerreece J.

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I hired BeeGiggles Entertainment for my family's annual dinner. She was wonderful, exceptionally professional and the kids loved her face painting skills, balloon magic and the upbeat happiness she provided with her entertainment. YES, I would recommend her and I look forward to including her in our next 2017 Family Dinner event.

Kirsten C.

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Dawn Marie did a fantastic job! She painted faces, created balloon art, and performed a magic show for the kids. I was amazed at how quickly she can paint faces. Our guests were very impressed with her work. I would absolutely hire her again.

Kara M.

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DawnMarie is a very kind and very skilled artist. I highly recommend her services!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Riz K.

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Paul did a great Job at my welcome party for my new born. He is funny and not just kids but adults loved him as well.. he stayed longer to service all the kids and I thought that was very nice of him. If you looking for magician I will recommend Grampy's Magic to you in a heart beat. Thanks Paul for a great job at my party You can expect more business from me going forward. Thanks

Dorothy T.

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Grampy did two seperate magic shows and balloon twisting at my daughter's birthday party. All the kids (and adults) loved the show! He tailored his act for kids between the ages of 5-13 and everyone was completely engaged and entertained. He was very easy to work with and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a magician.

Michelle H.

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He was great. The kids loved it. If you need a magician for a young kids party he is your man.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Karolina S.

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He is an amazing performer!!! He really knows how to attract children attention. Every kid at our daughter's birthday party was amazed and happy to have a chance to participate in the show. We had many entertainers every year for our little one's birthday but Great Boodini so far was the best one! Definitely we going to hire him again! Very professional, punctual and he responds very quickly for any questions. He offers variety of magical tricks/ shows for small and big kids. Definitely I recommend him to anyone who wants to have great and unforgettable party!!!

Tony S.

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Boodini performed during the cocktail and dinner hour of our wedding celebration. The guests really enjoyed the up close magic and balloon work. When our agreed upon two hours was over I asked if he would be willing to stay another hour. He was available and agreed. Thanks Boodini for an awesome evening!!

Jen L.

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He was great! On time and ready to go in minutes. Kept 20 5 & 6 year olds captivated for an hour! Even the very busy boys!! My son can't stop talking about the magician at his party and keeps doing magic tricks he "learned"!! I HIGHLY recommend the Great Boodini!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Laurie L.

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Silly Aunt Nora Magician was amazing. I was a little worried that it might not be age appropriate for my 8 year old daughter's birthday party but she was absolutely fantastic! The kids loved the music face painting and magic tricks. She made my birthday girl feel really special and I'm pretty sure the adults loved her more than the kids. I'm so happy I hired her and highly recommend her for anyone looking for great children's entertainment.

Kristin P.

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Hired Silly Nora for my son's 3rd birthday party and she was amazing! We had kids ages 1-9, and they all loved her. She paid special attention to the birthday boy, but also made all kids feel involved too. They danced, read a story, got their face painted, got animal balloons AND saw a really good magic show! Highly recommend- Thank you Silly Nora for making my son's party so memorable and FUN!

Cortney S.

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The highlight of our party was Aunt Nora! Birthday girl has asked multiple times since the party when aunt Nora can come again! Nora made everyone feel included even those kids we had in attendance who were a bit fearful of clowns. She is a definite "must have" for every childrens birthday party for sure!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Lisa C.

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Bryan performed at our December 2016 Christmas dinner and he was FANTASTIC!! He was so enjoyable; funny, professional and did some mind-blowing magic! He worked the room and went to each table at least three times, just completely baffling us with his performance and making us laugh. We had 100% positive feedback from every single employee. Will DEFINITELY hire again and would DEFINITELY recommend.

Lance C.

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Polite, accommodating, rolls with the audience and engaging. Very entertaining magician who is greatly in-tune with the audience. Kids were enthralled - job very well done.

Karen H.

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Great guy, great magician very professional on time and very interactive with the kids. Will book again.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Nax V.

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I loved Pocket Circus. Their magic show kept all the kids and adults in my party hypnotized and amazed with all the tricks. I also hire them for face painting and it was just as good. Children and their parent's were very pleased with their face designs. At the end, many of my invitees asked for their information and they have actually hire them for their parties.

Amy M.

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A very good event and Mr Firu was superb and his magic tricks are out of the box and even kept the adults engaged and surprised. He was funny and very patient with the kids. He arrived way before time for set up and was there to ensure everyone was happy. Will recommend him to anyone looking to hire a magician 😊

Venkata G.

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Mr. Firu is an awesome magician. He could able to keep around r 40 children and those many adults glued to his magic show. He is also very polite and even extended the show time by few more minutes to make every child gets twisted balloons. Thank you pocket circus for awesome show.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bartlett, IL

Tina K.

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I wish I could add more stars to the 5 star rating above, and for as many stars I would add they will be less for the appreciation that I have for Steve and his work and his magic that he spreads around when he is performing. We hired Steve for the magic show and balloons package for my daughter's birthday party and I admit it was so much FUN. Steve is so humble and nice and he was on time and the way he engages his audience is mesmerizing. We had 20 kids and some adults of all ages but not for a moment during the show were we taking eyes off him. He had everyone engaged including the birthday girl and her friends and the adults too. He was right on time with all his equipment and everything started as planned and where did that hour go by we don't know. He was so patient while making balloons for all the kids at the end of the party and took time to tend to everyone's needs. If money is on your mind while looking for a magician - lemme tell you he a very inexpensive package. If entertainment is on your mind - lemme assure you he is full on FUN, Excitement, Entertaining. For all in all he is your guy for all questions...you will never go wrong if you puck him.....he is a billions bucks in FUN. Thank you Steve for everything from the bottom of our hearts...

Heather D.

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Very good magician and super entertaining! Nice interactive show involving the kids and some adult humor thrown in for the adults too. Absolutely loved the animals and the floating trick! Would definitely hire again! Outstanding performance Mr. Belliveau!

Sadaf S.

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Steve was our magician for the children attending the international student festival. He did a great job keeping the children engaged with his interactive show.

  • 29 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL

Sanani P.

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I found Mr Bob after looking for magicians online. After speaking with him I had a good feeling. He seemed like a nice guy. He called to confirm plans a couple of times before the party and arrived very early to set up. He knew how to put the kids at ease instantly, my son who could have been stage shy was in fits of giggles and so were the other 3-5 yr olds. They loved him. He's still talking about him! It's not just the magic, it's a great performance for kids to laugh and be silly.

Tiffany S.

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Mr Bob did me a huge favor! I couldn't find anyone in my area to perform for my sons 6th Birthday and he traveled a great distance and with very short notice. His prices were very resonable and slightly cheaper then any other magician that I researched. He was right on time and the kids are still talking about the magic Mr. Bob performed. It was age appropriate and included laughs for all ages. I could not be happier with his apperance, attitude, and kindness. THANKS AGAIN MR. BOB

Lupe R.

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Mr. Bob is a great Clown magician to have in a party. There were 3 kids in the party who are affraid of clowns, but they had so much fun to think about being scare. I will definitely recommend him. He was there on time and patiently deal with the kids...

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min
  • Westmont, IL

Alexandra C.

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Tim was a huge success for my son's third birthday party! He should up right on time-- a little early, in fact -- and turned out basement into a really cool magicians set. He had about 20 kids from ages 1-12 to entertain, and everyone loved him! The show was very interactive, and he managed to keep everyones attention for a full 40 minutes, which is unheard of for kids this age!! Beyond that, Tim was a super friendly guy. I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you!

Larry W.

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Outstanding magician and person. Put on a great show and real easy to work with. Received comments from some audience members that he was the best magician they have seen.

Nadia A.

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Show was nice, I would recommend this magician.

  • 29 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Alma S.

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I booked him for my daughters 6th birthday . He showed up a little early which was OK . Kept the kids entertained . Good Tricks . Just think he should come more dressed as a magician . All in all kids had a good time .

Hunter P.

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He arrived on time and he did a funny magic show with all the children and adults enjoying the show..

Erin K.

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We hired a magician for our daughters first communion party. The show went well; the kids LOVED it.

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  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours
  • Fox River Grove, IL

Brenda F.

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If you are looking for a family fun packed magic show to entertain and delight both young and old then look no further. The Magic of Mark Presley is the magician you want for your next events entertainment. Mark is a great magician who gets the audience involved and has them mesmerized all at the same time. He is definitely the magician that I will call first for any special events where I want to bring some MAGIC and fun to INSPIRE the IMAGINATION of those attending and when they leave have a smile on their face.

Diana H.

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Mark's car broke down just before he was coming to do our gig, but he was very professional and arranged for another magician to come out. So we didn't get to officially work together, but in the planning, arranging, and pricing he was attentive and on top of things and we appreciate his quickness and professionalism in getting a replacement. It's great to know someone is so dependable. He even followed up the next day to make sure that everything worked out.

Bryan F.

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Mark was absolutely great! Professional, funny and a true magician. He kept the attention of 12 four-year olds for 40 minutes...which was magical and a task unto itself. I highly recommend Mark for any event or gathering you're doing - as he delivers a great show. 5 stars all around!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

Dan D.

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I have known Jeff for many years and I have spent a lot of time watching him perform magic tricks. Even when I know what he is doing or going to do, he still seems to fool me because he is so gifted with a deck of cards. He is the Tom Brady of magicians, you can always count on him to perform when it matters most.

Melissa C.

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Jeffrey has performed for many guests at my house during get togethers. He is not only a very good magician, but he is funny and kind as well. I would highly recommend Jeffrey for birthday parties for big and small, holiday get togethers, or anything where you want to laugh and be amazed!

Bruce D.

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Best amateur magician I have seen in my 60 plus years. His card tricks are the equal of magicians who do this for a living

  • 33 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

JAN K.

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I have been an employee of Balloons and More Fun for over 30 years. Clare Ashley runs a magnificent company with a variety of performers, all with the desire to entertain to the MAX !!! Chubby Jan (also ..Cupid, Lady Bug, M&M, Elf)

Justina R.

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Great, talented performers, and good service. Elsa had a great voice and both Elsa and Anna were excellent and efficient face painters. The magician kept the kids entertained which gave us a welcome break. Would definitely hire again.

Kellie K.

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Wonderful magic and whimsy. Would recommend to anyone!

  • 26 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Round Lake, IL

Diane D.

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Brent arrived 15 minutes before show time in our home. He was our entertainment for my sons 8th birthday. The kids enjoyed his humor and were amazed by his tricks, and some adults were also in the audience really enjoying his sense of humor. We wanted a magician, and we got that and a great entertainer as well. Brent was very professional and had very good etiquette. His communication was good, and despite a change in plans due to weather, Brent was able to accommodate those changes. We were very happy with our choice with Brent Allen as the entertainer and our son has requested to have him back again some time. I highly recommend him and the added ballon sculptures at the end if the party. The kids really loved that.

Beth N.

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Brent is a very personable, professional individual, who captures the attention of both adults and children when he performs his Magic tricks! He is always prepared and always has a positive attitude! Highly recommended!!!

Susan T.

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We were VERY pleased with Brent Allan! Not only did he entertain the children but the adults as well! My daughter and her friends thought he was "super funny"! The party was a success thanks to Brent Allan!

Susie P.

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We met Paul at our daughter's school fun fair where he made balloon animals for 3 straight hours! Paul made sure that each child left happy and wouldn't stop until the last child was served. We then hired Paul to perform at our daughter's sixth birthday party. He performed magic that was geared toward the children, but amazed the adults as well. The show lasted for almost an hour, and kept the children laughing and entertained the entire time. His price was fair, and he exceeded our expectations. We plan to use Paul again next year for my son's birthday!

Stephan T.

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Good morning, My family spent a magical hour with Paul Levine and his multifaceted presentation of slight of hand and balloon animal creations. My grandson was blown away by Paul's performance, but I won't stop there. The adults in attendance were just as thrilled by what they witnessed. Paul was directing his attention to all present. My only concern was I knew the performance would have to end!

Edyth B.

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Paul made balloon animals at a family fun festival at my sons grade school and Paul's line was the longest! The animals looked great and the kids loved them! It also helps that Paul is a people person and kept everyone entertained!

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Benjamin L.

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Mike is an absolute thrill to have entertain at any event! He has the professionalism and demeanor that makes him perfect for corporate events, and a fun loving enthusiasm that wows the crowds at family gatherings. I highly recommend Magic of Mike for anyone that is looking to spice up their event with a memorable performance!

Van G.

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Mike O'Donnell was booked for our Halloween party that included children from the ages of 3 to 16. Mike came "in costume" and immediately captured the hearts and attention of every child. His performance amazed all in attendance. A truly great job!!!

Lori W.

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Magical, fun, entertaining!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Judy A.

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Mr. Bartunek put on a great, age-appropriate show that held the kids' attention well. He also made the birthday girl the star of the show and included her in several tricks. He was super easy to work with and I highly recommend him!

Neil T.

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Jeremy blew my mind! I sat up front to see if his tricks would be revealed but had no luck. Jeremy is the real deal!

Omaima A.

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We had a very big group of kids. Jeremy was excellent and all the kids really enjoyed the show and tricks.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • South Elgin, IL

Kristen R.

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Deven was the magician at our kids birthday on June 13,2015, he did a outstanding job, he was way better then I could of ever expected!!! My kids just loved it and so did their friends!!! We will definitely be hiring him again!

Jeff I.

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Deven entertained 20, 10 year old girls at our daughters birthday party. By performing up close magic he was able to keep them engaged and all had a good time.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Villa Park, IL

Cheri P.

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Dan Mindo was a complete professional. It is obvious why he is touted as the leading magician in Chicago area for kid and family events! We hired him for a church event that we estimated anywhere from 10 to 50 kids. There ended up being more than 50. Dan explained he could accommodate any number and adjust his show. The show was a huge success with kids and parents. We are still receiving feedback that it was one of the best shows they have attended! The balloons were also a big hit!

Angie T.

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Dan was super professional from beginning to end, answering any questions we had. He performed for our daughter's birthday party and both the kids and adults had so much fun. Dan is super talented and has a great sense of humor. The kids also loved being part of the show. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a magician.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Forest Park, IL

About

My passion for magic goes back more than 40 years. It has been an avocation which has provided me with the golden reward of evoking honest expressions of awe and astonishment from my audiences. I take great pleasure in transporting audiences from the real world of a sometimes harsh reality into an astounding place of fantasy where anything is possible and everything is predictably unpredictable. My magical repertoire is best appreciated by an adult through a youthful audience. I perform "walk around" to entertain individuals and small groups, or "parlor magic" for entertaining everyone at once. My illusions are fun, entertaining and humorous, making use of coins, ropes, rings, money, magic boxes and of course, playing cards, with some mentalism thrown in for good measure. I enjoy customizing my performance to fit your specific occasion. There is audience participation throughout my act. No one is ever embarrassed or made fun of. Instead, the credit and applause is directed toward those who have become my “assistants”. I will travel up to 40 miles from Chicago to entertain you and your special guests.

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David Shareef is a world renowned magician, comedian and mind reader who has traveled the globe performing for Fortune 500 companies, celebrity clients and private events! David Shareef mixes comedy magic and entertainment for all audiences.

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Charles The Magician provides magic and illusion entertainment for private and corporate events. Audiences will be amazed as they interact with one of the finest magicians in the world of magic.

  • 28 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

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I've been doing magic since I was 4 years old. I am currently 18 years and still going strong. I vary from card tricks to mind reading. One thing that stands out the most is my age. You won't find many magicians my age. I maybe 18 but my performance would make you believe otherwise.

  • 15 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

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Modern Magic with a fresh scent, One of the few bilingual magicians in the USA.

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