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Sly's Magic
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Sly, thank you so much for the great job you did at my husband's 50th birthday party! Our guests were delighted and amazed! We loved the way you interacted with everyone and provided such great entertainment in a subtle way. You were the perfect choice. I'll be sure to recommend you in the future! -Amy B, Leesburg, VA

  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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We hired Sam C. for face painting and balloon artistry services for our Community Fall Festival. The artists were both professional, kind to all the children, and created fantastic face paint designs. The balloon artist designs were so unique and often looked complicated. Absolutely what we were hoping for! We will definitely hire them again. Only suggestion would be for them to arrive and start set up 15 minutes prior to the event.

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Tabasko Entertainment
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan S.
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This DJ is the best!! Not even talking about value everything was perfection from the setup to the end. I would recommend Tabasko Entertainment a gazillon percent. The best dj. My party was a hit.

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DJ 'Zo
4.9
from 182 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara K.
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Amy, aka DJ 'Zo, is outstanding! She was my wedding reception DJ on 6-17-2017. I was honestly nervous to hire someone who also has a full-time job, but so many affordable DJs are sleazy and/or put pressure on you to book. (As do the unaffordable ones). But back to Amy - she is an honest businesswoman that sincerely cares about her clients' events!! She worked with me to clarify my song requests before the event and make a few helpful suggestions. Music is important to me, and my event was perfect! My restaurant venue probably wasn't ideal for sound or dj-ing, but that didn't phase her. Amy hugged me when I walked in after a whirlwind wedding day and made sure my name would be pronounced right. It made me feel so good. DJ 'Zo is a great DJ. I am so glad I chose her and not some shady "entertainment company."

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  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia H.
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We booked Stevie Matthews Entertainment for our Corporate Open House. Stevie was pleasant and easy to work with. The band setup and started on time. The music was awesome. We received lots of great feedback from our employees on their selection of songs and their quality. Great job!

Good Vibrations
4.3
from 292 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 612 hires on Thumbtack
Aliya R.
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Vinny came through for us when our entertainment flaked out on us. Thanks to him and his DJ, Zack, my daughter' 16th birthday was a sweet success! Would recommend highly!

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Xen Live
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zach M.
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Excellent experience! I had the pleasure of performing on stage using Xen Live's set. The sound and lights were superb. I definitely recommend using Xen Live for your entertainment needs!

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PARTYYMAGIC SERVICES
4.9
from 167 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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They were awesome! We had a church health fair and we wanted entertainment for the kids. They arrived on time and were very patient with the kids. They did balloon twisting and face paint. I highly recommend this company!

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Fairy Jennabelle
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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She showed up a few minutes early to alot time for set-up so it would not cut into the time needed for entertaining the children and I truly appreciated this detail. She came well prepared with various paint colors and numerous face painting options to satisfy a broad range of personalities. Her artitistic skills were definately evident in her work as her face painting looked very detailed and the colors were very bright. The balloon artist also did an excellent job creating life like pets, swords and just about anything the children requested. Both Jennabelle and the balloon artist were truly professional. I highly recommend her and her but I would definately hire her again. We were very please and had our expectations exceeded. Thank for helping us make our family's celebration so unique and fun!

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Royal Entertainment
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda H.
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Best affordable entertainment out there !

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MACO, LLC.
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chan M.
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MACO was absolutely professional and wonderful to work with! They even completed jobs that I had not listed. I would definitely hire them again and refer them to other tenants where I live.

  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline B.
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SYC Football League hired Aaron to DJ our Family Fun Day and let me just say.....HE DID AWESOME!!! One of the best in the business!! I will definitely hire him again for all of my DJ’ing needs!! A great mixture of music and the kids had a blast requesting all their favorite songs to dance to. He even brought out that good DC GoGo music that my friends and I grew up with and that just put the entire event over the top!!! Not too many people know about GoGo but to know about it and be able to put every song we requested in rotation.....maaaaan we had a BLAST!!! Thanks Aaron for a job well done!! I certainly recommend him!!!

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Michael Chamberlin Magic
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline D.
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Michael provided amazing entertainment for the 40 (!) girls at my daughter's 13th birthday party. His magic show was fantastic and totally age-appropriate for girls of that age - not an easy age group to impress! He did lots of interactive tricks that they eagerly volunteered to participate in and remained an appreciative and captivated audience for the entire show. He also mingled with the guests and performed numerous "close-up" tricks after the main show. We loved him - a true professional!

J & J Comedy Productions
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Myrna B.
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Jon and Mike provided comedic services for a private dinner party for us. They were fantastic. We discussed my guest list ahead of time as it was important to me that they included stories of my friends in their skit. They did an incredible job with that!

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Floyds DJ Services, LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Deneen M.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful Floyd's DJ services was! They were professional, paid attention to detail, kept the party live and got involved with the crowd. My husband threw me a 40th birthday party and they really added to the specialness of my celebration. Everyone commented on how wonderful the music was and they accommodated guests requests as well as my special requests. To top it all off, I had an all green affair and they had beautiful green up lights for me and the DJs wore green too. I thought that was so nice and thoughtful to dress the part. At the end of the night both DJs engaged in nice conversation with my husband and I as they were breaking down their equipment. I was well pleased with their service and am going to recommend them for another event later in the year. If you need a DJ, go with Floyd's DJ service. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Jack was great. He's professional, on time and provided the perfect music entertainment for my outdoor party. Will definitely rehire in the future.

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vivain W.
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Patricia "Queen" Mcqueen is truly an artist above artist! I'm not one to give reviews but she is definitely worth me writing this review. She was professional in everything she did. She showed up before time, set up in no time and did what she does best, face paint! She even came dressed as a princess in alignment with our theme "Frozen". This was her extra-special touch to what she does - bring happiness to the little ones through her interactions and face painting. If you hire this professional, you WILL NOT be disappointed. She was so good, I got my face painted. This "Queen" was very patient, kind and gentle with the children. This was my first time hiring entertainment for my daughter's party and I must say, we were a little worried after reading those negative comments but when she showed up and did her work - it far exceeded my expectations. Her works are truly her own and it speaks for her! I can not express how pleased and satisfied we were with her services. She is well worth her asking price! Ms. Queen, I want you to know that you are "theBOMB.com"!!!! Keep doing what you do! I pray that God bless your business far beyond your imagination!

Captain Allstar
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Captain Allstar performed at our house for my son's 4th birthday party. It was awesome from start to end. First, scheduling was easy - a call to Captain Allstar himself and we were all set. He also mentioned that we should stop by his show at the Vienna Summer Concert on the Green (we did and it was a great time - Captain AS introduced himself and had our son on stage during the show). A few days before the show, Captain AS called to make sure of the time and to assure us he was coming (it can be stressful when your schedule the entertainment for your kid's party's this ahead of time and you haven't spoken in a while - we had no such stresses). As for the show - Captain AS car early to set up, and just hung out on the back deck while the kids all arrived and played. When the show started (mostly 4 year olds and some 7 yr olds with my daughter), he was a huge hit. My son did not stop laughing and pointing out the silly things that Captain AS did in his act). He is more goofy magic/comedy vs straight magic, which is what we expected and wanted. He had groups of kids on "stage", made my son the co-star of the show and made everyone laugh and have a great time. I should note that it was 92-93 degrees and really humid - and the show was in our backyard. He was an absolute professional. I really can't say enough about Captain AS - if you want a great show for young kids with no stress, he is your guy.

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DG Entertainment DMV
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian C.
Verified review

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our order for our event due to budgetary issues, but we want to do business with DG Entertainment in the future, and Damien is great to do business with. We look forward to another time working with Damien, and will recommend DG Entertainment, as well as Thumbtack to other colleagues and agencies. Brian

  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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David and his wife were lovely people and super accommodating. The bounce house provided hours worth of entertainment for my son’s birthday.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Robin B.
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Jeff was fantastic. We hired him to play at our Client Appreciation Event which was held on the National Elite Yacht for a brunch cruise. His music was the perfect pairing for the setting and event where you are entertaining clients. Jeff was very professional and prompt in communicating with me during the booking process as well as on time for the event. Would definitely hire him again.

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What is a bounce house?

Bounce houses, inflatable castles, moon bounces, inflatable slides and jumpy castles are all large-scale inflatable houses made for interactive entertainment. Commonly intended for children, bounces houses are made of PVC or other durable materials such as nylon or vinyl that when look like a house or castle when inflated. Rental companies deliver bounce houses to birthday parties, festivals, fairs and other events. The companies have industrial-grade blowers that fill the large structures with air to make them bounceable. A common size for a bounce house might be 15 feet by 15 feet by 13 feet. Bounce houses often have a flat, inflatable bottom pad and inflatable walls so that kids can jump and bounce without being hurt, along with a netting door and windows so that kids can see out and adults can see in. Bounce houses are suitable for both indoor or outdoor events, depending on the venue. For large events, rental companies often have a staff member who stays with the structure to monitor safety and keep it properly inflated. There are also wet/dry bounce houses with slides that you can hook up to a hose on hot summer days. A bounce house can be a fantastic addition to a party with kids, keeping them both entertained and contained.

Are bounce houses safe?

Bounce houses can be safe if operators and parents take proper precautions. Before renting from a company, confirm they are a legitimate company and hold any licenses and insurance required by your state. Ask to see reports of bounce house safety inspections provided by third parties, to make sure the equipment is in good operating condition to prevent injuries. If the rental company does not provide a staff member to oversee the bounce house for the duration of the rental, make sure you are properly trained on how to oversee the equipment. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines for parents to help keep their kids safe when using a bounce house:  

  • Follow guidelines for safe installation including anchoring. Position away from fences, greenhouses, branches, etc., which would be dangerous should a child fall onto them.
  • Consider limiting use to children 6 years of age and older.
  • Have kids take off footwear, eyeglasses and jewelry before playing.
  • Take sharp objects (pens, keys) that could cause puncture injuries out of their pockets and hands before playing.
  • Don’t let kids of significantly different sizes into the bounce house at the same time. Smaller kids can get hurt by colliding with or falling under an older child.
  • Heed the height and weight regulations of the inflatable.
  • Food, drink, bottles, glasses, etc., should not be taken onto the bounce house.
  • Supervision should be maintained all the time. Supervision means watching constantly, not just being in the area.
  • Do not allow children to push other children off the inflatable. If it is a flatbed, this is especially important to avoid broken arms and legs. If the bounce house is walled, don’t let kids bounce against the walls and crash into one another — this can result in collision injuries.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum number of children at one time in the bounce house.
  • Don’t let kids climb onto the outside walls. Flips and rough play should also not be allowed.

How much does bounce a house cost to rent?

Bounce houses are a fun way to keep kids entertained during birthday parties and other events. The national average cost for renting a bounce house ranges between $160 and $200. Cost will be affected by the size, design and functions of the bounce house you rent as well as the length of the rental. A three-hour rental will likely cost less than an eight-hour rental. Many rental companies offer fun additions like popcorn machines or cotton candy makers, and provide packages with discounts on multiple items. Another item that you may want to rent with your inflatable is a generator to keep the bounce house inflated. Here are some examples of average inflatable rental costs, packages, and common add-ons that many companies provide:

  • Bounce house, 10x10x13-foot: $95.
  • Bounce house, 15x15x13.5-foot: $125.
  • Wet/dry slide, 14-foot: $150.
  • Wet/dry slide, 20-foot: $250.
  • Combo bouncer and slide, 24x10x13-foot: $140.
  • Combo bouncer and wet/dry slide, $175.
  • Folding chairs: $1.50 per chair.
  • 6-foot folding table: $8.
  • Snow cone machine: $45.
  • Popcorn machine: $55.
  • Cotton candy machine: $55.
  • 2300-watt generator: $75.
  • 3000-watt generator: $100.
  • $299.95 package: includes a 20-foot dual slide ($250), table ($8), 10 chairs ($15), and a popcorn machine ($55) — $29 savings.
  • $450 package: includes a double water slide ($350) and bounce castle ($130) — $30 savings.