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  • 6 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL 60502


Grampy's Magic, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, specializes in performing magic for children's parties. Paul "Grampy" Mateer has been performing magic for over 40 years and knows what it takes to entertain children. Grampy's Magic was just voted the #1 Party Entertainer in Chicago for 2015! Whether you are having a small birthday party in your home or a huge blow-out in a banquet hall, Grampy's Magic is ready to provide an amazing, fun-filled ride of entertainment. Balloon twisting is also available to double the fun.

  • 29 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL 60302


The communication before the birthday party was great. I felt that all my questions were answered and that everything was set up. Mr Bob arrived promptly and was immediately the hit of the party. This was a party for 5-6 yr olds, and Mr Bob handled a somewhat difficult child kindly and effectively.

MoMo & Co.



  • 19 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126

Nina N.

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We hired MoMo to do face painting for my daughters birthday party last year (sorry took so long to review). We ABSOLUTELY loved her work!! I to this day can't stop raving about her work. I have given her contact info to a few people I hope they contacted her because she is well worth every penny we paid. Thinking about hiring her for an adult only party!! Lol Thanks MoMo!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oregon, WI 53575

Cadence B.

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Everything! From the beginning to the end it was a pleasure. The price, the service preparing the event & the actual event was perfect. It was the hit of the party & it was very professional. I highly recommend Kelly for your event. His assistant Tiffany made the evening as well. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You Instant Expressions!!!!!

  • 38 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bartlett, IL 60103

Melissa S.

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Andrew was very entertaining for the both the children and the adults at our one year olds birthday party. Very professional and took the extra time at the end of the party to make all the children balloon animals. Would definitely recommend him for a child's party. He made scheduling the entertainment very painless. We will be inviting him to many more events. Thank you so much Andrew!

  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515

Tina Z.

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I met Tina Marie at Body, Mind, Spirit Expo in Tinley Park this summer and had a wonderful and inspiring Tarot reading. I had never gone to one of these events before. She was able to touch on a little bit of everything from the past, present to future, as well as I received a brief visit from a loved one. (My favorite part, by the way) I received such an insightful, calming and inspiring reading. I look forward to having another reading done in the future and would recommend everyone to take the time and have a reading done by Tina Marie. It was well worth it!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL 60503

Janet P.

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Les does a fabulous magic show. He has outstanding crowd appeal and you can tell how much he loves to do magic! He started as a teen and has been doing magic shows ever since. I have had him perform birthday parties for my kids and their friends are always blown away by his tricks. He has done Magic Shows for Yogi Bear Parks for the kids there, Birthday parties, Church Rally's, Youth Programs, Nursing Homes, etc and will adapt his program accordingly. I highly recommend Les Wittekind!

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Winamac, IN 46996

Jim H.

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Working with Jeff and his team at JNG Rentals was awesome and super easy. Jeff was very responsive and had an open line of communication from the start. He was open to any ideas that we had and worked with the ideas that we wanted. He was helpful in making our vision a reality. When it came time for the photo booth to be set up he did it on time and there was a ton of fun props to be used for the photos! All of our guests enjoyed it and the book that was made with the pictures was so much fun to look at. My wife and I looked at it the night of right after we got it because we were that excited about it. We would recommend Jeff and his team to anyone that is looking for a photo booth!

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60606


Ms. Shelia did an excellent job for my son's birthday party at his preschool. She takes pride in her work, and it shows because there were several parents requesting her services after the party. My son's teacher mentioned Ms. Shelia was the best face painting artist the school has had. She has superb customer service and very accommodating. She painted 15 kid's full face, with detail, within an hour. I highly recommend her services. My son's party was a big success and the children were very happy with having their face painted.

  • 39 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bridgeview, IL 60455


John provided an excellent magic show. He was prompt and tricks delighted everyone at the party. Great audience participation.

  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60619

Dolores C.

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Have known Mikki for a long time and have had her make jewelry for me. She is a very serious business woman, who works hard to please those she is working with. Her face painting is so professional & beautiful and I know the kids she has done,love her.She has so many talents,and I really think she is just beginning to realize how talented she is.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL 60302


I can not explain in words, how much we cherished JAY, he was total blast and birthday party was a complete rock and roll. Such a creative DJ, couldn't ask for any other one. He was humble, punctual and very professional from discussing our options with him to last night b'day gala. He took the music to whole new level. If you want a memorable event then Dj Jay Fortier is all you want. Book with him and get ready for a complete package of entertainment. Thumbs up. Highly recommended

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60616


Kaycee was easy to work with. She face-painted many kids' faces at my daughter's 5th birthday party. She was a hit! I loved that she was well organized and prepared with various design/picture options for the kids to choose from. In addition, the face paint she uses is high quality and did come off very easy in the bath that night. Will recommend her to friends and family.

  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126

Allyson O.

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The experience we had with A couple of Clowns was AMAZING! Suzie showed up and immediately the kids flocked to her. Her face painting was MAGNIFICENT! We had at lease 10 kids from ages 2-11, she grabbed their attention, they participated, she did magic tricks, etc. It was sooo much fun, even the adults enjoyed it. I don't know who enjoyed it more, the adults or the children. I recommend A COUPLE OF CLOWNS any day! P.S. I was a bit concerned because I have a grand daughter who is very picky & shy, not a people person, not very easy to please or have her participate, even to get her to laugh. she had a BLAST! Suzie certainly have a way with kids & entertaining them and getting them out of their shell. THANKS Suzie/A couple of clowns for making our children's birthday party FUN! FUN! FUN!

  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515


Every year we host a Mardi Gras or Valentine's day party for our parish community. SoPrime Entertainment is by far the best. They provide us with a DJ, photo booth, and uplighting every year, which is all amazing. The people are wonderful to work and they care about making your event a success. Every year I get rave reviews from our attendees about how awesome the music and photo booth is. There's no doubt in my mind that we will continue using them for all of our events.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL 60540


Christopher George of Interact Magic does an amazing job! Our guests are always asking when he will be returning for his Table Side Magic show. Even our team members look forward to his magic shows!

Arkansas Dogjaw

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  • Plainfield, IL 60585


Arkansas Dogjaw is an indie-progressive rock power trio from Urbana, Illinois. With hauntingly sweet guitar, aggressive bass, mouth-watering drumming, and powerful vocals, they bring a fresh sound and tangible groove. What makes this band unique and exciting is the diverse musical backgrounds of the members and the way that the genres are combined to create a new, big sound. "One of my old bands "Certifiable" played a show with these guys some time back at "Heartbreakers" on the Landing. They blew my mind that night with their level of musicianship and technical ability! They are flying the "integrity" flag high in a world of stagnant music." -- Joe Rich, St. Louis, MO Arkansas Dogjaw can play up to 90 minutes continuously, composed mainly of originals. Covers can be requested, and past covers have included songs from Tool, Modest Mouse, and Nirvana.

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“Need Photo Booth Renter”

Chicago, IL

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Corporate / Office
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Camera with backdrop
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Digital only
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18 and older
I am exploring themes for this client even. The overall theme is fall festival, but I may throw in some sports
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Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL

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