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Dover Party Entertainers

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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 259 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 503 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Four hours of awesome music from my daughters' personally selected "play list" entertained the kids for our double celebration (sweet 16/confirmation)! Nick made sure the DJ and photographer/photo booth were on top of it all, which made the evening a total success. Photo booth shots drew long lines as everyone enjoyed being goofy and serious for their party memories. It was very special that the photographer left the photo booth at times to capture those special ceremonial moments, like dang with dad, the "puzzle piece" ceremony, my girls dancing with their friends, one of my daughter's singing, and of course, the CAKE! Nick's personal renditions of Frank Sinatra favorites were a hit. I even heard someone in the crowd say, "That can't be him; he must be lip-sinking! He sounds too good!" But it WAS Nick! Nick encouraged the kids to dance but was not "Over the top" as I have seen in other "motivators". He facilitated the special dances and ceremonies included in the party, making each memorable. What a kind and flexible man Nick has been to work with. When you need Party Entertainment, go with the Best of ALL worlds, Nick Michaels and "The Best of Both Worlds"!

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Miles of Smiles Photos
4.8
from 219 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margarita L.
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Great party entertainment! Outstanding customer service. Providing full set of guests pictures on the USB stick to the customer. Perfect memory of the party.

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RJC Studios
4.8
from 189 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter D.
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There is not a single bad thing that can be said about these guys! They are truly the epitome of the fun people you want at your party. Everyone was so respectful and did their jobs with such passion and that's what I loved the most. Even though they were there to do a "job", it seemed more like they truly cared about me, like we had been friends for a long time, and that attitude alone made the party a blast! From the moment I walked into my grad party and saw the photo booth (it was a surprise thanks to mom and dad), I knew it was going to be a night to remember. Donna, who was working the booth came and introduced herself to me and congratulated me on my accomplishment. She told me all about this book of all the photo booth pictures I would get at the end of the party to keep as a memento. They also gave me a flashdrive with all the photos saved! How awesome is that?! (I even have a few photos hanging up on my desk at work!) When friends and family went to take silly pictures, they were greeted with excitement and that made all the difference. Even when there was a technical issue with the machine, they handled everything with grace. To be honest, I don't think anyone even noticed it was down. They had apologized and got it right back to working in no time! SUPER PROFESSIONAL! And if that wasn't enough...John the DJ was awesome too! He knew just what songs to play at what time to really get the crowd going. I really liked being able to give a list of songs I wanted played. He stuck to that and I think he even added great songs that went well with what I had already chosen. He also was so nice about accepting requests too! The gentleman getting everyone to dance really made the night fun. He was so energetic and so friendly! He played off of the atmosphere super well and even started some dance battles! (My cousin won't admit it, but this guy definitely beat him). It takes a lot to be so friendly and energetic around people you don't know, but this whole team did it flawlessly. I can't imagine having anyone else there. If you're looking for great party entertainment, these are your guys; don't go anywhere else! Thank you for making my graduation party so special!

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GNJ DJ Service
5.0
from 134 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn D.
Verified review

Gary was the DJ at my daughter's sweet 16 party and he was great!

My Best Party
4.7
from 136 reviews
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
Ayshwarya R.
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We are very pleased with the services that my best party" provided us. We took a package of games, face painting / glitter tattoos and popcorn and cotton c dy commercial machines for our son's carnival themed first birthday​ which the party entertainers had handled seamlessly. The 25+ kids and also the adults had a great time!! They came early to the venue and set up their equipments perfectly and we're spot on time to commence their services. From the kind of work they did, it showed their professionalism and dedication and overall we were very happy to have booked our event entertainment with them!!!

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DjByrdProductions
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose M.
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DJ Byrd was very professional and showed up to my daughter Lexi's sweet sixteenbirthday party early and ready to work. I would definitely recommend him and use his services again.

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Smiles & Beyond Photo Booth
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Top notch in professionalism and courtesy! This quote came in considerably lower than the 3 others I received for my Husband's 50th party. When I denied the other quotes, they made negative statements to me such as "Things will be left out" or "They will be cutting corners". Boy am I glad that I didn't listen to them. Ella had the best assortment of photo props I've seen yet and Both Ella and the guy with her were very patient and kind. Everyone got a copy of their picture and I got to keep a flash drive of each picture that was taken that night. And on the bottom of each picture was a personalized thank you for attending note. Beautiful job, I can't thank you enough! Highly Recommend!

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

Mo and Daniella were perfect!!! They arrived early to set up, gave instructions to each participant but in a friendly engaging manner. I communicated with Mo, he was easy to talk to, and has excellent customer service skills. He listened to my questions and had answers promptly. He drafted the perfect theme for the 2x6 photo, & matched my daughter Sweet 16 party theme. Mo was patient with the children that would try and whisk away the props from the table. Always with a sunny disposition. A++ service, Mo and his team made my daughter’s Sweet 16 FUN!! The photo booth was a huge hit!! Thank you Mo/VIP Events!! ~Wendy

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shanleigh K.
Verified review

Pedro and Chris were great. Pedro was friendly and quick to respond. He even made some last minute changes while the event was going on. Chris, our technician, did great with the set up and management of the booth. The event was fantastic and everyone loved the photo booth! Would definitely recommend them for your next party, I know we will hire them again!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAKSHA G.
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Joolie was fantastic with the kids at my daughter's birthday party. All the kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed her performance as well as the balloon twisting and face painting. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for entertainment at a party.

Gartrell the Great
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Beau C.
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Zachary put on an amazing show that kept about 10 children (ages 1-4) completely enthralled and amazed... which, as all parents know, is no small feat. But don't worry, Gartrell the Great also had the entire adult audience smiling and laughing as well! I truly have nothing negative to say about his performance or the hiring process through this website. All in all, the party was a huge success and a major hit thanks to Gartrell the Great and his magical prowess. That being said, I highly recommend him to anyone that wants their event or party to put "traditional" parties to shame... Every parent who was present had nothing but positive things to say. My personal opinion of Gartrell the Great is that he is a flexible, highly professional, honest, driven, and punctual entertainer that will make your event or party memorable and exceedingly fun! The smiles on the faces of all the children (and adults!) at my son's 4 year old birthday party (and all the other reviews of his work) are all the evidence I need.

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Magician Randy Masters
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul Z.
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Randy was absolutely fantastic for our office party. He was professional, courteous, and more importantly, very entertaining. Thank you, Randy. Can't recommend you highly enough.

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Mrs. Giggles Parties
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaclyn C.
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We had balloon twisting, face painting, and a character (Minnie) appearance and everything went smoothly from timing to the number of accommodations for the children. I had 2 guests at the party comment on how beautiful the Minnie costume was! I would certainly recommend!

Al Louis Entertainment
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen P.
Verified review

Alan from Al Louis Entertainment did our daughter's Sweet Sixteen on 6/5/15. He was set up by 6:30 for a 7:00 party. He worked with our daughter prior to the event to be sure he had the correct music that she wanted. No one was sitting down except to eat!. Alan made sure the dance floor was always in use. Even the boys were up dancing! A great time was had by all. Would highly recommend him for any type of party.

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Madeleine The Magician
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerry G.
Verified review

Well done show. Everyone was involved ( Adults & Children ) was happy to be part of the magic show. Madeline move around the room stopping at all tables. Than as it was my wife birthday party. Madeline had my wife sit in the center of the room and had my wife be part of some magic tricks. I will pass on Madline all who wants good entertainment. The magic show was still being talk about after Madline left.I would say a Las Vegas magical show came to my wife birthday party. Thanks

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

What an amazing time we had for my brothers surprise birthday party. The photo booth was the highlight of the night. Everyone enjoyed the great selection of props as well as the amazing backdrop. The service was excellent and the pics are clear, crisp, and bright. Of all the photo booth company's we came across Lew's photography fit well into our budget. That's why we're going to recommend them to our family and friends and will continue to hire them for our future events.

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PhotoSpot!
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicky D.
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I was surprised to see how easy it was to book a booth. My entire party was overwhelming enough and having one less thing to worry about was very comforting. It made the memories that much sweeter. Cant wait until my next party, and i know my family cant either. Thanks Photo Spot!!!

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Anum Saiyed Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitul S.
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We used Anum for our kids 1st birthday party and she was awesome in every sense of the word EXCELLENT WORK!!!

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
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Michael is a phenomenal event photographer. He captured the spirit of my Halloween party and my guests so well. He made wonderful memories for us. The online gallery was a big hit and a simple way for all of our guests to view photos from the party. Michael was very accommodating and easy to work with, friendly and professional. I highly recommend him for your photography needs!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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David J.
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They were talented, fun, pleasant, and modest. Really made the party. No one wanted them to stop playing.

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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June A.
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My experience with Kevin was a joy from beginning to end. I had initially planned a last minute Sweet 16 party for my daughter. So I knew by the timeframe venues and DJs would have been extremely limited and not available for the date requested. Not only did he call to ask about her taste in music he also suggested different venue locations to suit my needs and budget for party, which was greatly appreciated. He arrived on time, handed her friends party favors and everyone enjoyed themselves making her night a success! I would definitely keep him in my contacts for future party needs.

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 solo musician entertainment

Morris Plains, NJ

  • Number of guests
    25-50
  • Music genre
    Classical, Other (Italian favorites)
  • Instrument preference
    Acoustic guitar
  • Details
    90th birthday in Italian American family
  • $362.5
    Average price

Need a Henna Tattoo Artist

Chester, NJ

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Location of henna tattoo
    Hand, Hand and wrist, Hand up to elbow, Foot, Foot and ankle
  • Number of guests needing henna
    Other (100)
  • Age of guests
    14-17 years old
  • Details
    It is a Broadway Red Carpet Sweet 16 party, so everyone will be very fancily dressed.
  • $375
    Average price

Need photo booth rental

Mine Hill, NJ

  • Event type
    Special event / Party
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    No
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    12-17
  • Details
    sweet 16 party
  • $349.6
    Average price
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