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Crystal Lake Party Planners

Browse these party planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Crystal Lake.

Top Pro
Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill H.
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My wife and I recently hosted a casual party for 100 at our farm for my employees, customers, family, and friends. Donna was extremely friendly, attentive, and very professional. Her bartending skills are exceptional and creative - she even brought her own bar! Our friends commented on her creativity and were impressed that she went around and made sure that everyone had what they wanted. When she wasn't making drinks she was collecting empty glasses and plates from the tables. She determined what our needs were and she met us at Binny's to help select exactly what we needed before the party. Her energy level was as high after 8 hours as when she arrived. We would recommend her highly to help make any event successful!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julio R.
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Rico and DJ Mambo are hands down the best duo i have ever seen at a wedding!! My wife and I had the honor to have them at our wedding this past friday 7-7-2017 and WOW what an amazing time. Rico is a fantastic Host and he brings such an incredible energy to the party. Their music selection was beyond perfect. These guys are true professionals and they were like family members in our party!! There was not one person sitting down once the party kicked off and im still having people talk about how fantastic Rico and DJ Mambo were at the party. If your planning a wedding, these guys are a MUST at your party!!!! Thank you Rico and Dj. Mambo for making our special day the best ever!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Patty C.
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Great experience with staff. Had all items for movie theme party from red carpet, popcorn machine to photo booth. Creative party consultant and exceptional onsite team. They were awesome to work with and great with 20!ten year old kids!!

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Lili Marie Parties
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
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I hired Lindsey through thumbtack to do face painting at my son's 3rd birthday. After speaking with her, she ended up planning practically the entire party! Lindsey is extremely talented and creative. She went above and beyond to come up with an activity for the party, plan all of the decorations (including elaborate center pieces and sweet table) and put together all of the goodie bags. Lindsey and her sister practically ran the entire party including the craft all while doing the face painting (which was excellent!). I highly recommend Lindsey for both face painting and her party planning services. She did a fantastic job and I couldn't have pulled the day off without her!

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Hu's Assisting
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
April C.
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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.

Love First
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Gina M.
Verified review

Meg arranged a face-to-face meeting with us several months prior to our ceremony. She also chatted with us via phone and email leading up to our event. She thoughtfully inquired about our love story and about our friends and families to get a sense of who and what we value as a couple. As promised, she walked our bridal party through the rehearsal in 45 minutes so that we had time to enjoy the rehearsal dinner. She arrived early on the day of the ceremony to interact with our friends and family as well as touch base with our DJ and photographer. During the ceremony, her energy and enthusiasm were palpable. It is obvious that she has a genuine passion for bringing couples together as they embark on their journeys through marriage. Meg even volunteered to stay throughout the reception and offered to take videos of the guests. We appreciated her efforts to go the extra mile for us! We'll send photos as soon as they become available!

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kasey T.
Verified review

Many, many thanks go to Charlene of C2Details for the wonderful job she did helping me bring together some last minute ideas for a Sweet 16 party. My daughter was very pleased with the outcome, and I so appreciate the way Charlene was so accommodating and helpful during the tight timeframe we had to work with. Bravo!

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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I had a 60th birthday party cateted and it was fabulous. The food was great and the staff was very accommodating. I would definitely use them again.

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

Aly Takacs
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa D.
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Aly helped me plan my wedding from beginning to end! She went with me to vendors and venues prior to the wedding, and was there the day of the wedding as well. On the day of the wedding, she helped coordinate hairstylists, accompanist for the ceremony, floral arrangements, food/snacks, and anything else the wedding party or I needed. Aly also collected the gifts and brought them to the hotel after the reception. The entire day went off without a hitch because she was there to handle every situation so that my husband and I enjoyed a stress-free wedding day! If you are considering hiring Aly., please do not hesitate! She is incredibly organized, timely, kind, and very detail-oriented. She will make your wedding day perfect!

Simply Balloons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
James J.
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Petya did a great job with the balloons she made for my party. I highly recommend using her . She is very professional and experienced.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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Be Inspired Event and Party Rentals gives the best customer service for the best price. They are fast, easy going and always cheerful. They are # 1 in customer satisfaction and products. I will always use them for all my Events and Party Rentals needs.

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andre W.
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Chef Taryn has cooked for multiple dinner parties for me. Her creative cuisine pleases many types, definitely foodies. She’s able to cook many styles such as modern American, southern, Thai, Indian etc. She also has great knowledge of wine and pairing it with food. She can make amazing desserts as well. I’ve seen her do parties of 4 and up to parties of 50. She’s the best! I would trust her to cook for the my most important guest.

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna P.
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My daughter got married in 2015 and Annalisa was our go to gal..she helped us out with everything and listened to my daughter's ideas and made them happen. Phantom of the opera was her theme! Bella events helped answer questions and got the wedding venue to do what was expected and her day was special. She made the bride's/bridal party bouquets. Centerpieces and many extras added. Would highly recommend her again.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
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Benjamin catered our party and the guests couldn't stop raving about the food! He was so creative and the food was perfectly prepared and presented! Can't go wrong with Benjamin! When we have our next party - we are certain to call him!

Lillian Rose Events
3.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Desi E.
Verified review

Outgoing and out of the box thinker. Definitely recommend working with Alexis Alvarez for any party planning needs.

iMktg Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. G.
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Awesomesauce!!!! I just hired Izza for my party planning and I cant wait for the final piece. I can't wait to leave her a review because she is awesome and I want everyone to know how great she is. No joke! She saved us a lot of money. I wouldn't even know that she can do a lot of thing unless you talk to her. You just need to ask and she will deliver. She will do her best to assist you in everything. I originally hired her for the planning and day of coordination but when I told her that I was struggling to look for different vendors, she have a whole pipeline of all the vendors she worked with and she is willing to assist in vendor management. I also hired her for my venue design, decor and goodie bags. She has plenty of samples she can show you and if you don't want any of the package she will go extra mile to design you one. I could be very picky since it's my first child and she is very understanding. Highly recommended.

Vibrant Moments
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
Verified review

Vibrant Moment delivered in every single area and detail for my 30th Birthday party. Everything was PERFECT. The decor was phenomenal and the party flowed seamlessly. I would highly recommend Vibrant Moments to anyone who is looking for a party planner.

E.P.I.C. Affairs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melodie G.
Verified review

Alexis was sooooo patient during this whole hoopla. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner than this girl! Not only did she taketime frame she wasn't irritated by my myriad of changes. She was bursting with awesome ideas to incorporate my husband's traditional values and my erratic hippie ways! Overall loved my crazy traditional Greek ortho wedding. Opa!

About

I was tired of hearing that a event was good! It should be memorable, exceptional, perfect. It really is not that difficult.

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About

I am a Chicago based wedding and event planner. My career began in 2000 when I began helping my family and friends with their wedding and different events. I've been dedicated to making my clients' dreams come to a reality.

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