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Perfect Stillz, LLC
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy B.
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Wow this photo booth was a hit at our company party which was 70's themed. The owner was so very professional and even used the background we created on our invite for our photos! Everything with this booth was amazing!

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Fluttercat Face Painting
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Excellent! For my daughter's 7th birthday party, the guests had face paintings and balloon animals to enjoy, all by Laura. We all had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend to hire Fluttercat for your own parties. I will hire Fluttercat again for future events.

B Jam's Entertainment, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany H.
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While being an resident of New York I decided to plan a surprise birthday party for my grandmother whom lives in another state. The process of planning a party from another state proved to be a very diffcult task. From finding the venue , caterer and entertainment I knew I had my hands full. After finding the venue next was the entertainment , I was referred to Bennjamin and this was the best thing that could of happened. I explained to him how I was out of town and he made sure to always keep in contact along the process. Since the party was for my 70 year old grandmother he was very understanding on the genres of music that should be played. When it came to the day of the party Bennjamin was very prompt and professional, the party was to start at 12:00pm he arrived at 10 to set up and get the flow of everything ready. Throughout the entire party he kept the guest dancing and entertainined. He kept the flow of the party going and was very friendly to the guest. Leaving the entertainment in his hands was a breath of freah air. I was very sasified with his work and will be using his services again for future events.

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Sevryn Schaller
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Monica H.
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I cannot say enough good things about Sevryn! We had a Christmas Dinner Party and Sevryn played for us. He was on time, prepared, professional and super talented! He played well over the time we had discussed due to the party goers having too good of a time. Will definitely hire him again in the future.

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Face2face with Tiffany
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
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Tiffany showed up on time and did a great job painting the faces of the kids and parents at the birthday party.

Tokyo Rosenthal Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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Tokyo played at my mom's 70th birthday party. He was very friendly and professional. He played music from all the eras I had requested and it worked well as background music for the party. I highly recommend Tokyo for any event!

  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila J.
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You will be delighted and your guests even more so!! We hired for face painting at my daughter's 40th birthday and all the kids and most adults had a terrific 'makeover' and it MADE the party! Party was at Milton's Pizza and after noshing and partying, this was the perfect 'entertainment'...DO IT...you'll be glad!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Adair S.
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Classic Carolina Photobooths FAR-exceeded my expectations! Always responsive, offered great services at a competitive price, and the booth looked professional and was the biggest hit at our party. Enclosed for privacy, but could fit 10+ people at one time. Props were included and fun, and they made a scrapbook (also included) of all the prints and had those pictured sign the book. I selected Classic Carolina after receiving about 10 quotes -- I highly recommend them, and would definitely hire again.

Oh Shoot Photo Booth
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
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I cannot express my happiness with this photobooth!!! The owner was so easy and accommodating to work with. The attendants that showed up were friendly and amazing with the guests to my party. It was beyond perfect! Thank you!!!!

Simply Events
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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I used Simply Events for my daughter's sweet 16 party. They were very responsive to my requests. Simply Events was able to provide photo booth, DJ, monogram, and uplighting services. I was pleased that they were able to make my daughter's sweet 16 an absolute success. Wouldn't hesitate to use them again!

Designs by Danielle
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Satya M.
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We had a great party when she came. She did facepainting and nail art for us.

Artistic Faces by Dale
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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We hired Dale and his wife for our kids (8 year old twins) birthday party with 10 children. They arrived early to set up their supplies and chair, they were fabulous with the children, and did beautiful work! I was extremely impressed with their level of professionalism and will definitely be hiring them again in the future.

Touch Frame Photos
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina R.
Verified review

Brandon was fabulous and the entire experience was great. We had him come for a preschool graduation party and the adults and children had a great time. He personalized our photos and had props for all ages. We will definitely hire him again!

The Amazing J's
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great for lower budget parties! Very timely response. Thanks J.

  • 30 years in business
Begin S.
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My children had a wonderful time with Captain Kid.He kept all the kids at the party engaged and gave the birthday kids some extra time as assistants. But, he also worked hard to leave no one out who wanted to participate in the fun. Us parents were just as enchanted as our kids. I will definitely recommend the Captain to other people who want a fun alternative to video game parties!

Patsy P.
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Not only were we able to dance but he even provided karaoke. Super nice personality... This guy rocks!

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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Mike was great! he made some great pieces of balloon art and our people really enjoyed his creations. I recommend Mike's talents for gatherings, etc...

About

We are North Carolina's premier party balloon decorating and delivery services! We specialize in all kinds of balloons, big or small, and decorate corporate and private events 7 days a week. We offer balloon bouquet delivery to all parts of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and everywhere in between. Balloon arches are our specialty, and offer many varieties of event decor.

  • 8 years in business
About

I am a vocalist, songwriter and entertainer located in Raleigh, NC. I provide memorizing music and entertainment at your wedding, birthday party, funeral or corporate event. I can sing all genres of music and will travel to your location. I am experienced and passionate about performing. You won't be disappointed!

About

We provide professional and well trained circus performers with a variety of skills and acts. Between stilt walkers, jugglers, aerial performers, and hand balancers, our company will ensure that your next event is a hit. We will work with any theme and requests to the highest extent possible, and provide the most thorough and diligent performers possible.

About

We bring together the best people artists, DJs, sound systems, entertainment, vendors, venues and food in world! We have over 30 years of experience in the music/entertainment/culture/catering business. We love sponsoring human edutainment and enjoyment.

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.
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