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Manchester Party Entertainers

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Ione (ee-on-ee) Entertainment
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ginny C.
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Ione was amazing. I hired her for my Sons first birthday party. Her art work was incredible. I was blown away at the face paintings that the kids at my party were showing me. The kids had a great time. They loved the balloon animals/objects Ione made for them. I would recommend Ione to anyone and may use her again if I have another party. Ione was very nice and professional. She showed up with all of her own equipment, although I had designated a table for her she did not need to use it.

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Party Makers USA
4.9
from 140 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 352 hires on Thumbtack
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Beatrice F.
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Mark was fantastic! Mark was the DJ for my daughter's sweet 16 party. He played all the music they wanted, had great ideas for fun, dancing , lights, hula hoops, 16 trivia questions on my daughter, and karaoke! The party was awesome! Thank you Mark.

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XO Photo Booths
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa K.
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We used XO Photo for an elementary school halloween party with about 600 kids. The whole night went smoothly and the kids had a blast taking photos. The digital photos they gave us after the event will definitely come in handy too! We would definitely use them again!

DJ Entertainment & Photo Booth
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew H.
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Very professional and very friendly. My party wouldn't have been a party without dj Dave. Thank you very much!

Bob Forrest, Magician
4.2
from 90 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
Becky T.
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Bob was a terrific find for my 5 yr old's birthday party. All of the 30 plus children at the party were thoroughly engaged without the show. I would recommend Bob for any party. His wife made balloon animals for the kids after the show which was an added bonus. Thanks again Bob for everything.

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O Photo Booth
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy M.
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Jeremiah and his assistant were a great addition to my daughter's sweet 16 party. They were caught in traffic (as were a few others), so they did not have the time they wanted to set up. The second they got their they worked very quickly to get things up and going. My daughter and her friends loved the open air booth, great for group photos. We chose the green screen which was amazing. Our theme was New York City. I purchased stock photos online of various city scenes. Her friends loved it! My daughter loved getting a copy of all the photo strips. I loved the cd of everything. The guys were great. It was worth every cent! Thanks for everything!

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Scribble Dibble
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori P.
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Regina, THANK YOU!! You were such a hit at our party on 10/4/14. All of your designs were beautiful and professional. You are a fantastic artist and I'm so happy we were able to work with you!

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Eric Benton Magic
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary M.
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Wonderful job. Kids were engaged with the magic and so happy. Eric had control of the party (12 6 year olds) the entire time. Fantastic tricks, great sense of humor, Eric was awesome. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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The DJ's Mic
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
malina l.
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Event has not yet occurred, but I am looking forward to a great experience. Mike is very professional on the phone, and has a great selection of extras to make the event extra fun. Mike's service offers online scheduling of events that can be revised at any time. He also has online music library to hand select the playlist. I love this feature.

BJ Hickman Magic Shows
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Bill S.
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Mr. Hickman provided an entertaining show. He was chosen for his prior experience with persons with developmental disabilities. This was a birthday party for an 82 year old woman. Mr. Hickman ensure that all the audience members had an opportunity to participate in the show. Well done, we would definently hire him again.

Fancy Faces Face Painting
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Erin A.
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Kim did a fantastic job this past weekend at our twin sons' 6th birthday party. We had over 30 kids and each child loved their design. Kim brought her own set up, was on-time and every design was very detailed and beautiful. I would certainly recommend Kim!

  • 23 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
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I have been taking voice lessons from Julie Kinscheck for over three years now and am very pleased with her as a teacher. I have a very busy schedule as a manager and she has been very flexible in making the lessons happen. These lessons have built my confidence and inspired me to perform more often because of my growth as a singer. I enjoy singing in the regular student recitals. I appreciate her patience helping me to learn to read music, improve my breath support, tone and more. She also has a good listening ear when I need to talk. She motivates me to want to practice to be my best. I also see she is an excellent role model for her younger students, always willing to expand her own horizons by learning and then teaching them songs which they want to perform. She genuinely cares about her students and takes a personal interest in their lives. You can tell she has a passion for teaching. I highly recommend her!

  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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Everything was perfect. I was a little hesitant at first because I heard about it online, can never trust the internet but they talked to me the whole time answered all my questions and came early to set up and helped all my party guest with questions and interacted very well with my party guest. Overall best experience ever !!!!

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TPF Entertainment
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Patti P.
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Party Fun was great! I hired them for a sweet 16 party & they kept everyone dancing. The kids & adults all had a blast with the photobooth too. 5 stars from me

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Smile Back Photo Booth
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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The photo booth was a hit at my son's recent 16th Birthday Party. It was enjoyed by young and the young at heart. I highly recommend Smile Back Photo Booth.

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Magic Fred the Magician
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah C.
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I hired Magic Fred for my sons' birthday party. They turned 5 and 7. From the beginning, Magic Fred was easy to communicate with and his rate was very competitive. He checked in with me by text the day before the party, which made me feel at ease. When he showed up, I was outside in front of the venue with my kids. He immediately started doing some tricks for the boys which they LOVED! He set up quickly and efficiently. The ages of the kids at the party ranged from 4-7. Their eyes were on the show the entire hour long show! Even the parents were thrilled with his tricks. We received great feedback from party guests for days after the party. The birthday boys got to assist with lots of tricks which they also loved. At the end of the show I was in a bit of a hurry to clean up as we rented the venue by the hour. There were cake crumbs all over the floor. Magic Fred actually insisted on sweeping the floor. It was way above and beyond what we expected from him---and so appreciated! I highly recommend him for your event of any age. Ignore the other quotes and go with Magic Fred! You won't be disappointed.

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Sound Choice Events
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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We hired Sound Choice Events for our sister’s 30th birthday party and they were awesome! We used them for the music , photo booth and dance lighting and they gave us everything we needed to make the party a fun night! If you’re looking for professionals who offer fun, affordable entertainment and lots of services then I would definitely suggest hiring Sound Choice Events. They kept our dance floor full all night long and our guests loved the photo booth pictures with all the props. We'll definitely be hiring them for our next party!

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The Balloon Twisters
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Praneetha S.
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They are great and very easy to work with.The energy in the room was contagious and everyone at the party had a great time .Will be hiring them for the second time too!

The Balloon Twisters
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gary D.
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I highly recommend The Balloon Twisters for any corporate Event!!! They were great to work with and willing to meet the customers request.

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Photobombed Booth
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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Couldn't have gone better. They were prompt & professional and everyone had a blast! The pictures were so much fun to look at after the party was over. Thank you very much!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Torey K.
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Excellent entertainer! Very accommodating and talented and the background music he provided fit right in with our event. Dwight is very friendly and personable and we loved having him at our event.

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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