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Niles Party Entertainers

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Nick Connell
5.0
from 138 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina H.
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Nick was great! He came on time and was the best balloon artist I've ever come across. He made some very creative balloons and worked great with the kids. He was professional in both his work and demeanor. I hired him for a 2 yr old birthday party with about 24 to 30 kids and every single kid left happily with a balloon and face painting of their choice in the 2 hours he was there. Thanks Nick for a great party!!!!

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The Great Boodini
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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The Great Boodini was exactly what we wanted in party entertainment. He had a tough crowd with two Fire Departments in attendance, but his performance is world class. I would not hesitate hiring him again.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Such an amazing artist, all of the face paints looked great. I had tons of comments and questions about where i found her, and who she was. I of course passed along the information. I truly want to thank Saharas Party Faces, for a great job and making my daughters birthday a success!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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We had Emil for our wedding on February 20, 2015. He was right on time and started taking pictures right away. He was extremely awesome. He was showing me the pictures as he was taking them to show me what we needed to do to get the best pictures. We gave him so little to work with and he was extremely creative. We were missing people from the wedding party and instead of wasting time, he just started taking more pictures. we can't wait to share the pictures with our family and friends. My husband and I were trying to go low cost, and we got a bargain. Thank you Emil for helping make our special day so smooth and worry free. And for putting up with my insane bridal party and family!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Asha B.
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It was an awesome experience with Normanjean in our party. Kids really enjoyed .

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  • 13 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris D.
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John was hired for a sweet 16 birthday party with 75+ teenagers. John was very professional and responsive to our requests (and the birthday girl's requests). He did an excellent job in keeping the evening moving along. Thanks.

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Oscar B.
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DJ AD did a great job with my party, I will defently use them again. Eilieen was my contact person and she handled everything like a pro Thank you so much from Team Bravo

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Park C.
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Very nice magic show at an affordable price. Everyone at my party, including both kids and adults enjoyed the show and had a lot of laughs.

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Anna Todaro
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Anna was extremely professional and very talented!! Her prices were super reasonable and she is absolutely a pleasure to work with. Thank you for bringing life into our party! All of our guests, even the adults got their arm or face painted and loved it!!!

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Tracy's Fun Face Paintings!
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
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Tracy was wonderful! We had a subdivision block party with about 200 people. Her paintings were great and the families really enjoyed having her at our event!

Best Booth Plus
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Therese A.
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The attendant was friendly, everyone enjoyed the pictures - especially the slideshow during the party. Would definitely hire them again.

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TwistiCity
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Very easy to book and work with! Everyone at the party loved the balloons and face painting. Would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future. Thank you for a great day!

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Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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Steve arrived on time and his table-magic performance was very well received by all of the guests. He was very impressive and the price was right.

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Intuitive Consultations
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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All my guests loved her!! I would highly recommend her for any party or event!

Pic A Prop Photobooth
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria S.
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Mitchelle was lovely and did a very nice job at our party. The venue lost its electricity for awhile, so we lost some photo time, but everything she did was very nice. She was helpful to the guests, also. I would recommend her to others.

GN Events
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dave K.
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Had gene at our anniversary party. Would highly recommend that if you need a dj to contact him , very easy to work with and very reasonable priced .

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
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Kathryn was exactly what I envisioned when I set out to find a jazz singer for my father in law's birthday party. Her voice is seriously gorgeous and she was very easy to work with. She was flexible with me throughout our time planning the gig and was able to accommodate all of my requests. While her song list is quite vast, there were a few special tunes she specifically learned for this event and they sounded fabulous. She found the perfect accompaniment in a very talented guitar player as well. Throughout the time Kathryn performed and for hours afterwards I received compliments from other guests for finding such a talented duo. The men and women alike were very impressed with the quality of music, song selections, appearance, and demeanor of both musicians. Everyone thought the music really added something special to the party. Most importantly, my father in law was absolutely amazed with what wound up being the perfect gift for him. He was very impressed and I was so happy to see his face when Kathryn sang one of the songs she especially learned for us. He'll never forget it. I'd hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat.

Tamariel Paints
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie E.
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My family and I attended a Chai Lifeline Purim party on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, where Tamar from Tamariel paints was face painting the kids...as usual, Tamar did an amazing job, not only face painting, but making ALL my kids, special needs kids included, feel like a million bucks. She is wonderful, patient, and skilled. She gives each child her undivided attention. We have been to many functions where Tamar has worked, and my children look forward to getting face painted by her. It is the highlight of every party, and when Tamar is not there, they are very disappointed. I would recommend Tamar and Tamariel paints to anyone looking for a great face painting experience.

  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Donna V.
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Kazar was a surprise for my sons wedding he came walking down the aisle right after they were pronounced husband and wife. the whole place was was excited. Kazar was wonderful he really played the part and took pictures with anyone who wanted one and he is in the professional bridal party photos as well. I cannot say enough great things about him. He is very professional he was a great asset to the wedding and made it very special and the groom was so overwhelmed my taught said she saw tears.. Five stars is not even enough. I will post photos when when we get them.

PrimeTime Photo Booths
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Astockman S.
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Great job with my 4 year olds birthday party. Everyone enjoyed the booth

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BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren Z.
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Zoltan with Bounce N Celebrations did an AMAZING job at my son's 3-year-old birthday party. We had about 35 kids between the ages of 2-8, and he was very patient, very professional, very engaging, and the kids absolutely LOVED his work! The glitter tattoos were the biggest hit, but the balloon swords and wands were not to go unnoticed - the kids loved those as well. Zoltan is extremely prompt and thorough. He got RIGHT back to me any time I called with a question or an update weeks before the party, he was very clear when he outlined what I should expect or needed to do, and he just made everything very simple and easy on my end. I felt in good hands and I could tell right away he was a reliable professional and person who I could trust. He is also very kind and reasonable and humble, and he is good with the kids. He didn't mind staying a little later so that some of the kids could get a balloon in addition to their tattoos, and when one child's balloon popped, he made another one even though the party was over and he had packed up all of his things. He didn't even bat an eye about it - it was his natural reaction to unpack and fix the problem. He was really perfect entertainment for our party, and we look forward to hiring him again. I strongly recommend Bounce N' Celebrations. Thank you Zoltan!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What does a fortune teller do?

A fortune teller offers insight into people’s past, present and future through private readings. Some fortune tellers read palms or use tarot cards, runes, or tea leaves to see into a client’s future. Other fortune tellers consider themselves psychics, numerologists and mystics who look for patterns and meaning in seemingly random events, such as stirred tea leaves or the draw of a tarot card. By interpreting what they see in the cards or leaves, fortune tellers answer their clients’ questions about their lives, such as who or when they’ll marry, whether they should quit their job, or whether they should have a baby. Tarot card readings are a particularly popular way of having your future told, because they’re such a familiar method of fortune telling. More importantly, you can guide a tarot reading by asking the specific questions that are most important to you. By interpreting the cards you’ve drawn, the fortune teller may give you new insight into yourself and help you make an important decision. For some people, fortune tellers are simply amusing, but for others, they offer helpful guidance and spiritual nourishment.  

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

Actual Requests

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Need a Solo Musician

Chicago, IL

  • Number of guests
    25-50
  • Music genre
    Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Other (New Age)
  • Instrument preference
    Violin
  • Details
    Looking for Live Music for our wine tasting event.
  • $340
    Average price

Need solo musician

Niles, IL

  • Number of guests
    25-50
  • Music genre
    Contemporary
  • Instrument preference
    Piano
  • Details
    We are having out ceremony at Schram Memorial Chapel in glenview. Have you ever done a wedding here before?
  • $193.75
    Average price
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