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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arlene C.
Verified review

Joe Stephen of Dtanding Ovation DJ is outstanding! His communication while planning our event was prompt and professional. We needed to change our event time the day before and Joe was flexible to that too. His song choices were prefect for our audience, he gladly took requests, and kept the dance floor rocking for us! Book Joe for your next event or party. You won't be disappointed on any level!

C & C Party Services
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie A.
Verified review

I was so pleased with Lynette at C & C Party Services. She was very professional from the very first point of contact through the end of the party. She pitched in wherever needed and made sure everything ran smoothly. I would use C & C Party services for any event I have. She exceeded my expectations and was very determined to make sure I had no worries. She succeeded. Her employee did a great job and I received several compliments on the entire party. JOB WELL DONE! I will be seeing you soon.

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Balinda F.
Verified review

My husband and I threw a party for a group of about 50 and Donna was AMAZING!!!!!! She took care of EVERYTHING from getting drinks, bringing plates and food out, cleaning up everything and even cutting the cake! She was so friendly and did whatever we asked plus so much more! She was constantly making sure everyone was happy and she worked so hard! Donna had a great personality, such a hard worker and was amazing to work with! I would definitely recommend her to host any get together, big or small! All of our friends and family talked about how wonderful everything was! :) We will definitely use her in the future! Thanks Donna!!!!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Juliana O.
Verified review

Rick and his crew were fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better group to MC/DJ our wedding. Rick has this infectious enthusiasm that is hard not to love. He knows how to party. Whenever the party felt like it was losing some steam, he would jump on the mic and pump them back up. I can't tell you how many guests came up to me and said they loved Rick. DJ Mambo seemed to always hit the right notes with the music he played. The dance floor was never empty. Valerie did an excellent job coordinating everything. We never felt overwhelmed with her steady hand making sure all was right. I would highly recommend Special Occasion Events for your wedding or party.

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
April C.
Verified review

We hired Holly the owner of Hu's Assisting to help us plan and coordinate two large parties and she was amazing. My husband and I are both busy professionals, so hiring Holly to help us plan and execute these special events is simply the best decision we made in our party planning process. She was not only professional and polished but also incredibly creative and fun to work with. She communicates well, stays calm under pressure, and is solution oriented. With her guidance, expertise, and suggestions, our parties truly surpassed all of our expectations. In fact, I consider my husband a bit of a tough critic and he could not have been more impressed with Holly and the success of our parties. Perhaps most importantly, Holly took care of every last minute detail, so that we could relax and enjoy the evenings with our guests. She thought of so many little things that made our parties not only well designed and flow smoothly but also lively, festive and memorable. The best part of working with Holly is her bright and friendly personality, and it is truly priceless to have someone by your side, in this context, who will make you smile. We would highly recommend Hu's Assisting without reservation to anyone planning a party or special event.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Porsha M.
Verified review

Charlene delivered the most amazing, memorable 1st birthday Royal Princess Theme for our daughter!! We were impressed with the decorations & details. Our guest were truly amazed we had an amazing turn out!! I appreciated Charlene keeping me informed throughout the entire experience, being that it was my first time utalizing an event planner.

  • 20 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Sunit S.
Verified review

Hired a Doc McStuffins character visit for a birthday party along with balloon animals and face painting. Service was professional, on time, and accompanied by excellent communication of the terms and details. Highly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mark T.
Verified review

Lindsey prepared a buffet meal for a surprise 70th birthday party for 20 guests. Lindsey was very communicative, responsive and accommodated all my requests. She specializes in gluten-free cooking, but can do either. Her team was attentive and congenial. If you're looking for the convenience of home-cooked meals without the hassle of doing it yourself, then Lindsey is right for you.

Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We cannot say enough great things about Heidi and highly recommend her wedding services to any other couples! Heidi served as our wedding coordinator in September 2017 and she was worth her weight in gold so that we could have a relaxing and elegant wedding. Thanks to Heidi we were able to truly enjoy our time with all of our guests many of whom had traveled from Europe and across the US to be with us. On the day of the wedding Heidi did an incredible and efficient job running our early morning rehearsal which immediately put everyone participating in the ceremony at ease. She and her two assistants were then present at our venue throughout the day coordinating the vendors as they arrived, setting up decor, and bringing us our bouquets for photos. She even sent me a few photos of the cake and decor as sneak peeks as we were out and about all day with our wedding party. Once we arrived at the venue everything looked absolutely perfect and she even had water set up for the wedding party as we got ready to walk down the aisle (she also had water, snacks, pain killers and whatever else anyone needed!). During the evening wedding Heidi kept everything to schedule and moved the guests seamlessly throughout the venue from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to dinner to dancing. She worked closely with the photographer, caterer, and musicians to make sure everything went to plan. If anything went wrong during the day or evening we did not know about it! At the end of the wedding she and her two assistants packed up all our boxes of decor/cake/leftover alcohol and took it to our hotel so our family and friends were able to go back to their hotels or to the after party with no worries. In addition to the actual wedding day, Heidi was wonderful from day one. After we decided to work together we met with Heidi early in the summer and showed her around our venue. A couple of weeks before the wedding she also came to our final walkthrough with our caterer. We also had multiple check-in calls the week leading up to the wedding to go through final details. During the week before the wedding she was in touch with all of our vendors to introduce herself and to work out any details which took all vendor management out of our hands. In short, we had a very detailed schedule and notes of how we wanted our wedding to run and look and Heidi executed it with precision and even helped us think of details we might not have thought of ourselves. We had 60 guests and wanted a personal, professional, and elegant Chicago wedding. So many guests commented on how smoothly everything went during the day and how much they enjoyed the pace and look of the evening. We were a very happy bride and groom!

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jayy S.
Verified review

Princess theme birthday party Decorations were original and beyond what we executed Very friendly and great price Will be using for another event

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The Penny Loafer
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pam S.
Verified review

Having The Penny Loafer (TPL) serve at our dinner party was the best decision I have made. When I have dinner parties, I enjoy being with our guest and TPL allowed me to be outside of the kitchen, socializing and having fun. TPL arrived on time, helped with setting up, serving, and tearing down. They are professional and friendly. Several of my guests commented on how pleasant the staff was and how relaxed I was. When I host another dinner party or any gathering, I will hire TPL again. No stress, no mess!! As a special touch, TPL gave us a complimentary loaf of bread. The bread was delicious.

Tiffany Beckford Events
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bennitra E.
Verified review

My family and I were over pleased with the services from Captivating Allure! The owner Tiffany came in and within minutes transformed my apartment in a spiderman cave. The children had a blast, the adults adored the decorations. The candy table was to die for. The color scheme was amazing and each party favor was filled with lots of great goodies. I cannot wait till I have another party for whatever holiday, birthday, or just because celebration. I am looking forward to the next innovation this wonderful mind, talented being that God created to be creative brings to life! Thanks Captivating Allure!

Simply Balloons
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
Verified review

Thank you Simply Balloons ! Petya and Alex have excellent customer service, but most importantly beautiful creations for any and every event and celebration! Great and very fast service, Simply Balloons was able to help me with a very last minute order and it was beautiful and very affordable! So happy with my experience with this company, I can't wait for my next event to order from here again!

ASK Ware Productions
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aja L.
Verified review

ASK Ware productions is more than a 5 star rate kind of company. It's where Dreams and Professionalism meet Bliss! Working with Amber whom is the CEO brought me so much hope for my event. At the time, I was an expecting mom and party planning/organization was never my strong point. Although I consider myself a creative person, I kind of needed someone else to make my vision come true. So, word of mouth lead me to ASK Ware and I've never planned a party without them since. My baby shower was phenomenal and everyone walked out telling me how much they enjoyed my event! When I went back to work, my boss even asked for her information so we can start planning corporate events. I say all this to say, ASK Ware is more than wedding planning, more than Party planning...it's a event planning HEAVEN! Many thanks to Amber and her entire staff for always bringing life to what started out as a simple dream.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dasha B.
Verified review

Creating memories just did the birthday party celebration for my 10-year-old few weeks ago . The job they did was outstanding .first, say had great concepts/ideas that were extremely entertaining for group of 10-year-old kids who as we know may be tough crowds and difficult to impress these days. we had treasure hunt in the public park and it turned out 10 times better than I imagined it to be . The hunting items, the stories, all the clues were created and executed by creating memories . Second, execution was flawless . Girls arrived at the park hours before me and my guests, set up everything, and guarded all the locations . They went way above and beyond of what I expected with purchasing items, setting up surprises, writing rhymes clues. They were very professional, communicating regularly with me, keeping me updated on all the progress .I would highly recommend using this company because I have never had better experience with anyone in the area

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania C.
Verified review

I have had a wonderful time working with Bella Events. The graduation party that this designer put together for me was so beautifully detailed. This designer has a special way of putting everything I say into a perfectly crafted design and truly pays attention to every detail. I believe that is what ultimately makes a beautiful event. Throughout my event I was constantly getting compliments on the decor. This designer was great at communication, she valued my opinion, and she really stayed on top of things. The next event I have will definitely be with Bella Events!!

SAVING Grace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan O.
Verified review

From the time of our first phone call to discuss my son's party, Grace provided: excellent service, great recommendations and thoughtful attention to my aspirations for the event. Throughout the planning period Grace was quick to respond and handled all of the negotiations with vendors. Grace made it clear when there were action items such as contracts to sign or deposits due, constantly checked with me to see where she could support, and provided budget tracking tools through each phase. On the day of the party she was so supportive and helpful throughout the event - I couldn't have pulled it off without her!

Weber Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessika D.
Verified review

Working with Kirstyn from Weber Events for my wedding was amazing! I gave her an idea of what I wanted for my center pieces and she made my vision come alive! Not to mention she hand made them AND drove them to Michigan to deliver them!! She had amazing advice from order of events for the day with timing to great songs to use for the wedding! I would highly recommend her services for any event to everyone!!

Let's Plan A Party
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sal M.
Verified review

Experience was outstanding All the stress and anxiety of planning a party was not a factor we were able to enjoy the party without any of the issue that usually arise Food,entertainment, serving and clean up was all handled by “Lets plan a party” working within my budget I will definitely use them again

Nspired Xpressions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sabrina L.
Verified review

Nspired Xpressions has provided me with the best service I've received in years! Their customer-centric and hands on approach to my event was priceless. My 2015 baby shower was such a hit (classy w/intricate details) that I asked the owner (Mary) to assist me with the invites and decor for my son's 2016 prom send off and my daughters 1st birthday party invitation. Their prices are affordable and the work is high class quality! I hope to work with them again on my next event.

Kathy Sikora
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
Verified review

Kathy was very good! From day one she was on top of everything. I threw my mom a suprise party and it was fabulous! She provided the red carpet and stands. She also helped out where needed. She and her other half assembled my backdrop i ordered as well as the uplighting i rented. To also helped to set up the tables. During the event she made sure everyone was good during the event. Thanks Kathy!

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