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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 259 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 512 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 220 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margarita L.
Verified review

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
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

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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GemFaceNY
4.9
from 132 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yael G.
Verified review

She was so sweet and calm with all our guests at our party and so beautifully decorated the children's faces 😊

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DjByrdProductions
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

We had a Sweet 16 Party and Hamilton was Great! We provided a playlist with requests and everyone was very happy. The equipment and lighting were great and song selection was perfect. Hamilton was very professional and super friendly. Everyone at the party thought he was great and had a fun time. He was very accommodating and went out of his way to be sure every thing was how you wanted it. I would and have recommended him to anyone.

Zenrgy Productions LLC
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Caryn H.
Verified review

Nicco and Rich were awesome! Not only was Rich instantly responsive to my every question, he helped to guide us with decisions to ensure a fantastic party! Nicco seemed to 'know the crowd' within minutes and had the dance floor packed from start to finish! Can't thank them enough for a very memorable evening! Thanks guys!

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 114 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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Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chanel M.
Verified review

I decided to contract Sofiia’s for a friend’s birthday party! Yaroslav (the attendant) was very accommodating and professional. Lots of props to choose from. The quality of the photos are top notch and the instant photo album and dvd for the guest of honor are a very nice touch! The birthday girl was over the moon and I couldn’t be happier! Definitely worth the price!!

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 106 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!

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

David was a fantastic addition to my party of 25 adults and 5 teenagers! He performed entertaining tricks, seasoned with fun and clean, tasteful humor. The guests had a great time and all asked how I “conjured up” this magician :-) . He kept everyone interested with his positive energy, and he engaged all of my guests directly. For me as the host, this was really key, that everyone got to feel that they were involved. On top of it all, he has a really nice and friendly personality, and he was prepared and organized for the event. I would highly recommend him!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Rented a photobooth for a large Halloween party 180+ people many in wheelchairs and with disabilities. The photobooth operator was friendly, extremely patient and ensured that everyone had the best experience. The photos were great quality! Extremely pleased with experience and looking to book them for our Christmas party as well.

Gartrell the Great
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Beau C.
Verified review

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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Delicous Music Performance
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann D.
Verified review

Mr.Salinas is a true professional going above and beyond my wildest expectations! His musicianship is expert. He arrived to perform at my party dressed smartly in a tux and key board in hand. He played for the full time contracted. My guests enjoyed every moment.

ACG Entertainment
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
Nimi P.
Verified review

Great experience all round. It was very easy to organise and they were quick to set up on the night of the party. All the guests loved it and the pictures turned out great!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie P.
Verified review

Danielle provided us with a photo booth for our holiday dinner. Danielle and her attendant are absolutely wonderful to work with. They helped add so much fun to our party. Our guests took home many pictures. I will definitely work with Danielle again next year.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma P.
Verified review

Anna performed at my work Christmas party, she was very professional, turned up on time and was great with interacting with the party guests whilst putting on an entertaining show. everyone was talking about it the next day at work, I think it is was money well spent and added a little flare to the party - I would recommend Anna for your next party! Thanks Anna!

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 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.

Entertain NYC DJs
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Michele I.
Verified review

Barry came early and set up his awesome Dj equipment Compleat with strobe lights and all. He had three professional dancers that got the party rockin' he also brought his very own videographer that takes videos and pictures throughout the evening (complimentary for his clients). His prices are very affordable and his communication with me was easy and often. We spoke once a week until the party, going over every detail. He also brought a video projector so we could enjoy slide show videos during the candle lighting ceremony and for the special dance with dad. The party was a great success because of Barry and his team I would DEFINETLY RECOMMEND him for any occasion. Young or old, he has music for everyone. Thank you again and again for a fantastic party. 🎉

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Doctor D Entertainment
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy O.
Verified review

.We had dj and photobooth and everything was excellent. Very professional. My daughter's party was 50's theme and all the music was custom done for that. My daughter was very happy with how everything turned out. It was a pleasure dealing with him. Photobooth pictures were crisp and beautiful.

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Louis Pollenz - Magician
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al W.
Verified review

Louis was very enjoyable to everyone who attended my party. He catered to all age groups and kept the crowd wanting more! Great tricks and I would highly recommend!!

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Jax Smith Face Painting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie K.
Verified review

Jax has done face painting at a number of parties I have had for my daughters, and we have been extremely pleased with her work and her professionalism. Jax is very patient with kids, and extremely skilled at face painting. She is able to create many kinds of looks and styles. She also has a great work ethic. At the last party I hired her for, she made more than 30 balloon favors ahead of time, and stayed well past the time we had agreed on to make sure that every kid was able to get his or her face painted. She has a positive attitude and is always very flexible. I highly recommend her!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

Actual Requests

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Need Jazz Band Entertainment

Paterson, NJ

  • Event type
    General event/party
  • Number of guests
    101-150
  • Duration of gig
    4 hours
  • Music genre desired
    Fusion Jazz: No, Big band or swing: No, Modern Jazz: No, Blues: No, Classical: No, Brass: No, Other: Piano Jazz
  • Music styles or songs client would like performed
    Ahmad Jamal, thelonius monk, Billie holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Vocals and instrumentals needs
    Singing and instrumentals
  • Emcee needed
    No
  • Event venue details
    Sulgrave Club
  • Stage location
    Indoors
  • Sound system provided?
    No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment
  • Details
    We want a small ensemble. Trio or quartet. No horns please. There is a grand piano in the venue.
  • $1441.67
    Average price

Need a Henna Tattoo Artist

Wayne, NJ

  • Event type
    Festival / Fair
  • Location of henna tattoo
    Hand, Hand and wrist
  • Number of guests needing henna
    20-40
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    Our event is called R.A.C.E. it stands for Regonizing And Celebarting Ethnicities. There will be performance from all different backgrounds. Also there will be food served from all different cultures.
  • $225
    Average price

Need a Solo Musician

Fairfield, NJ

  • Number of guests
  • Music genre
    Classical, Contemporary
  • Instrument preference
    Other (optional)
  • Details
    Looking for Italian entertainment for Italian Feast
  • $350
    Average price
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