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Nick Connell
5.0
from 140 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 195 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 113 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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The Great Boodini was awesome, engaged every age group and delighted the crowd. Loved he stayed much longer than the hour he was committed to perform! I will have The Great Boodini at my next family event and recommend him to anyone looking for great party entertainment.

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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 96 reviews
  • 189 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
  • 163 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 .

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Fourteen year old birthday party with 40 girls, the girls submited their play list. The night went off perfectly and everyone went very happy. I can't image the night working put any better....highly recommended.

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Keicy PhotoBooth Rentals LTD
4.8
from 71 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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Karen and her husband were EXCEPTIONAL to work with! I wanted to book a photo booth for my father's 80th birthday party and did not come up with the idea until about a week before. I found KC through thumbtack, which I had never used before, and within minutes, Karen was answering all my questions and getting me set up. Karen was very responsive and made the entire experience wonderful. They were prompt, had plenty of props and were very cordial on site. I received many compliments on the photos and scrapbook and now my dad will have a memory book he can flip through to remember the party and everyone that attended! Thank you so much for adding to the overall celebration! You guys are an EXCEPTIONAL value as well! Keep up the great work!

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 86 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 54 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 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 53 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 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!

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Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat A.
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Steve Belliveau arrived early to our Holiday party and was very professional. He did an awesome job keeping our staff engaged. He has a great personality and was very "magical." I would not hestitate to invite him again! Thank you Steve for making our party a great success! Pat

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Intuitive Consultations
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 86 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!

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butterfliesandzebras
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katha B.
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Sharon was absolutely delight to have with us for our daughter's first birthday party! She was absolutely great and all the kids and adults had so much fun getting face and arms painted! She did unlimited painting for everybody and all the kids were simply delighted! Parents also commented about the quality work.. I will absolutely hire her for any kiddy party we will have in future! thank you sharon for making the party a super hit!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Allyssa U.
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I can't say enough good things about Mr. Powers. He pushes me to do my best at every lesson and is very encouraging and kind. I look forward to voice every week and would recommend him to anyone, experienced and novice singers alike.

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RGML Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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From beginning to end, Ryan was very professional, responsive and very accommodating. The party was a blast and the party-goers danced the whole night. Thank you for making my daughter's birthday party special for her.

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InnoKreative Arts
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison K.
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Everything about my experience working with InnoKreative Arts was awesome! Kristyn was so sweet for the start and responded so quick to all my questions about her services. We touched base a couple of times before the party as well. Her work is so worth what she charges and it's a great deal for such awesome work!!! We didn't get to speak a lot during my son's 2nd birthday party today but from what I saw she was great with all the kids and adults and so patient with everyone to get all their requests done. I would definitely book her again in the future!

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sofia J.
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Soo and Saehee does an amazing job taking of me. They are so talented and really knows how to work with people. I had such a wonderful experience. Not only were the photographs themselves just incredible, but the studio space is so neat and wonderful. They also had lots of dresses and Korean traditional dresses for kids and adults, also a cute set of table which has candles, cakes and other ornaments and decorations especially for the first birthday party for a baby, that they can use for the photoshoots. I am so grateful for them helping ensure that this was such a heartwarming and fun time. This whole experience has greatly exceeded my expectations and I could not be any happier with how things went. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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.

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BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 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!!

Fabulous Faces
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Cathi S.
Verified review

Brooke was a perfect fit for our annual Christmas party of 110 people, the 27 kids loved her face painting and she was very friendly and professional. We will use her again!!

SoPrime Entertainment
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marie G.
Verified review

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.

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 much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.

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.

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Need photo booth rental

Waukegan, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Age of guests
    12-17
  • Details
    this is a 15añera
  • $385.67
    Average price
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