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  • Best of '15

    Grampy's Magic

    (97 reviews)

    My motto is "It's not the destination, but the ride getting there." My shows are not here's a trick, here's another one. My shows are all about the ride, having fun getting to the end of the trick. I noticed while performing the other day, that parents may be half watching my show, but then I do something amazing and they are hooked! They'll sit and pay complete attention for the rest of the show just as spellbound as their kids! Everyone LOVE's Grampy's Magic! I NEVER do any types of tricks that may be considered dangerous, because kids tend to try and repeat things..so NO FIRE, NO SWORDS or ROPES THRU NECKS, ETC. Though kids love them, I do not use live animals in my act. I do produce a little "Beanie-Baby" -- baby bunny rabbit whom I animate and seems to be alive. Seeing the amazed and smiling faces of the children...

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  • Best of '15

    MoMo & Co.

    (32 reviews)

    I am a full time entertainer in my field, which means that I can provide multiple services for my clients as well as provide them with some of the best possible services since this is my full time job. I am continually educating myself to grow my skill set so that I can provide the most up to date characters, services and trends for the entertainment given. I work as a professional entertainer first, comedienne, clown, face painter, body artist, balloon twister, balloon decorator, magician, temporary body artist, henna/mehendi artist and airbrush artist. I love making people laugh. The looks of awe and laughter that I get when performing are so worthwhile. Seeing a child's face light up over a face painting or really great balloon sculpture is so fun. Also when the kids run and hug me at the end of a magic show - its priceless. Even making the adults scratch their head and wonder how their kids just made the magic happen in the show let me know that I'm doing my job, and I'm doing it right!

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  • Best of '15

    Instant Expressions Photo Booth

    (27 reviews)

    We are a family run business. We offer a hometown, personal touch that large chains cannot. We have commercial, lab quality equipment and our setup and teardown times are less than anyone we have seen. Every event is a party! It's hard to not have fun in a photo booth, and we love to bring that excitement to every event.

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  • Best of '15

    KIDZMAGIC by Andrew

    (24 reviews)

    Andrew is an award winning magician with close to 40 years experience making kidz laugh. Andrew specializes in childrens entertainment and does over 500 shows every year for all venues. The kidzmagic birthday party package starts with an age appropriate comedy magic show. There are live rabbit's produced during the show the kidz may pet afterwards and take pictures with (CoCo Puffs, Milk Shake and Bubbles are tame and trained). There are special tricks just for the B-Day child to help with such as pouring sugar, flour and an egg into a special cake pan than magically making a B-Day doughnut appear. Most of the tricks require participation from helpers. After the show is over Balloon Animals are made for the kidz. You can also purchase just the magic show or just the balloon twisting alone.This is Andrew"s full time profession and he is fully insured. Kidzmagic is easily tailored to suit children of all ages. And if you think it's hard to impress older children? Don't worry Andrew will leave them seriously stunned and amazed. KIDZMAGIC by Andrew provides Chicagoland and it's surrounding suburbs with top-notch children's entertainment. (Call about coverage throughout the Midwest). Relax in the knowledge that you have hired the very best entertainment and that your guests will have a remarkably good time. Expect your child to be amazed and delighted by the lavish show. Andrew makes your party a truly special and memorable occasion. Andrew has spent over 3 decades (since 1980) developing shows for kids and their parents. This long experience and specialization shines through in his ability to delight, captivate and manage such audiences. He has worked professionally entertaining children at a full range of venues: schools, libraries, country clubs, the Brookfield, Lincoln Park & Milwaukee Zoo's, Wisconsin Dells, Navy Pier, Indiana Beach State Park, corporate picnics, malls, wedding receptions, church picnics, first communion parties, department stores, anniversary parties, Blue and Gold dinners, restaurants, movie theaters, reunions, parades and a circus.

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  • Best of '15

    Les The Magician

    (18 reviews)

    The show is light with clean,wholesome humor and fun and a lot of people assist which makes people happy I mostly enjoy putting smiles on peoples faces and giving them an enjoyable time

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  • Best of '15

    JNG Rentals, LLC

    (14 reviews)

    We spend a great deal of time working with you to customize your photo strip headers to match your event colors and themes. We do the same with the photo album cover insert. Our clients always mention to us what a great job of communicating we do. We like to make sure the photo booth is one thing you don't have to fret about on the day of your party. Our photo paper is of the highest quality you find anywhere. We love helping people have a great time at your event. Most of the guests at our events always tell us that the photo booth was the hit of the party.

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  • Best of '15

    Mikki's Fabulous Face Painting

    (9 reviews)

    I'm Fast, creative & listen to my clients needs & do the best I can to fulfill those ideas! I love seeing the faces of my models when they see their ideas come to life!!! And I LOVE Glitter!!!

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  • Best of '15

    A Couple of Clowns

    (6 reviews)

    Most people enjoy how we interact with the children that we are painting. Singing to set a little one at ease, gently painting their face, showing little ones how a soft brush feels before we start, and taking the time to explain what we are doing while we are working. We use quality products designed for the face and body and like to add detail. We try to quote the actual amount of time that we need so we don't have to rush to finish! I love working with children and creating events that will be remembered...the best birthday party ever! I love seeing the children grow up, since so many of our birthday and corporate clients have us back year after year! We love seeing the smile on the child's face as we hand them their balloon or show them their face in the mirror! And the giggles from our silly clown magic show are just precious...

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  • Funtown Entertainment

    (42 reviews)

    Mr. Bob the Magic Man is not an agent and definitely not a company-run franchise, but simply an independent children's birthday party entertainer. He has performed for children since 1989! In April of 2014, it'll mark 25 years of entertaining the little ones. Thanks to his love of kids and dedication to the art of magic, he has managed to become the most sought-after birthday party entertainer in the Chicagoland area! Parents book him several weeks and even months in advance. That's how busy he is. He has gone to parties where children actually greet him by name, thanks to previous visits! I've always loved magic and entertaining children. There are always children's neighbors, nieces, nephews and grand children that I could try my new magic on. If I get a thumbs-up from the kids, I'll incorporate the new magic tricks in my show,

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  • Creating One Heart Ministries

    (18 reviews)

    Both Tina and Patrick have had extensive experience in the spiritual field since 2001 and as Reiki practitioners since 2007. They started teaching Reiki classes together as a team early in 2010 believing that their students get a wider perspective of the Reiki experience through the merging of their different backgrounds. Tina and Patrick consider their students as their family which is why Creating One Heart holds a Reiki share every month so all the students can get together share their Reiki experiences and do Reiki on each other. Every other month is also open to all their clients and the public so everyone can join in the fun. We experience heart-felt gratitude in being able to help someone find and flourish on their own personal spiritual path.

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  • Party Face Painting Services

    Fantasy Tattoo and Body Art

    (13 reviews)

    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.

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  • Party Magicians

    John Measner Magic Show

    (7 reviews)

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

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  • Party Entertainers

    DJ Jay Fortier

    (7 reviews)

    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

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  • Party Entertainers

    Wheelie Good Face Paint

    (6 reviews)

    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.

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  • Professional Party Entertainers

    SoPrime Entertainment

    (5 reviews)

    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.

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  • Birthday Party Magicians

    Interact Magic

    (4 reviews)

    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!

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  • Adults' and Kids' Entertainers

    Arkansas Dogjaw

    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

Event type
Corporate / Office
Indoor or outdoor event
Indoors
Type of booth
Camera with backdrop
Type of pictures
Digital only
Props needed?
I'm not sure yet
Number of people
50-100
Age of guests
18 and older
Details
I am exploring themes for this client even. The overall theme is fall festival, but I may throw in some sports
$659
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“Need a Solo Musician”

Chicago, IL

Number of guests
25-50
Music genre
Other (lounge/ hip hop)
Instrument preference
Violin
Details
we need someone to play a cozy, yet lounge upbeat cocktail hour
$283
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“Need Jazz Band Entertainment”

Chicago, IL

Number of guests
151-200
Music genre desired
Fusion Jazz: Yes, Big band or swing: Yes, Modern Jazz: Yes, Blues: No, Classical: No, Brass: No
Details
We do events on a regular basis for senior citizen entertainment.
$1300
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