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  • 5 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Hande S.

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I recommend these professionals for big company events and parties. We had a giant company event with over 40 kids, Magical Team made an outstanding job. Balloon art and face paintings were so great. I have my son's birthday party in June, I hired them right after the event. They do deserve the 6th star. Thank you!

Maria J.

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Face Painting and Balloon art was a hit thank you Dennis!! Dennis and his wife were efficient, creative, very kind and personable with the kids. Thank you for helping to make our community event a great success!

Tahara G.

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They were outstanding I'm a event planning I was pleased and so was my clients they were very professional and I would definitely recommend them. I will use them in the future...Great Job!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Matthew B.

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She was on-time, friendly and accommodated a few off-collar hors d'oeuvre menu requests. She explained the dishes as she served them and even threw in an additional appetizer for good measure. The only minor drawback is that she had another even scheduled right after this event, so people felt a little rushed during dinner and dessert. I'd work with Ellen again in a heartbeat. Recommended? Highly.

Robert D.

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I hired Chef Ellen for my anniversary dinner. The event was for 50 people and we had appetizers and entrees. Chef Ellen's food was amazing. Thank you very much. Can't wait to use her again. A+

Kay G.

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I am a corporate event planner and use chef Ellen on a regular basis for all my corporate functions... she makes my events stress free and the food is always delicious.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Debbie C.

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Very professional and reasonable price! Lulu was a big hit at our Community Day. The children and adults had a fabulous time! She was the Balloon Artists for our event and even brought a bubble machine which had the children chasing after them. It was so much fun. I highly recommend Lulu's Party Rental Service and will use them again and again. I had elected officials and community leaders asking for her card.I will be hiring their service for my own personal use at my niece's 1st Birthday party.

Myiesha S.

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Lulu swooped in and saved the day with her awesome designs. Would recommend her for the next event. She did an amazing job.

Yolanda C.

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The kids attending our community event loved Robin's face painting. I would hire Lulu and Robyn again.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Jess G.

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Chef Chris catered the New York City Food and Wine festival for my company and to say he hit the mark is an understatement. His outgoing personality right off the bat made the overall experience absolutely incredible. He was sincere in his work and in his responsibility to get the job done. The food was beyond epic. He had this amazing appetizer that was out of this world called the Perfect Bite. And let me tell you--it was more than perfect! It had to be one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. It was perfectly smoked crispy prosciutto, brie cheese, and granny smith apples. The combinations of flavors were mouth watering. I, along with everyone else at the festival kept on coming back for more. It was such a hit! His staff was also extremely professional and did such a tremendous job getting the food together. There was never a moment someone was not at our booth trying the food. The feedback from my team and reactions from the people at the festival were overwhelmingly wonderful. He was such a great advocate for my company and I cannot wait to book him again for another event. I truly cannot say enough about this guy.

Donelle B.

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From top to bottom Chef Chris was ON POINT! Constant communication, the ultimate professionalism, wonderful staff, beautiful set-up, and the most important part of it all - DELICIOUS FOOD! I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was, and would not hesitate to recommend him for any gig, big or small. I am looking forward to the next event!

Elina S.

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Chris did an amazing job catering an event I was at. He was charismatic and charming as well as professional and the food was exquisite! I'll never forget the cheese/Apple/prosciutto crisps, that was a culinary genius paring.

TOP PRO
  • 68 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Rossy G.

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Wow. Just wow. I can’t say enough good thing about DeCicco & Sons Events and Cuisine. They arrived on time (early even) in their DeCicco & Sons Vans. The Food was Amazing and the set up was elegant. There was so much beautifully set up food and appetizers. I ordered drop-off service for my daughter’s sweet sixteen party this yesterday. And we also had two full service bar tenders with the works. They were so attentive to our needs...from Bittany who was my contact person and our event planner, (who addressed all my questions and concerns...and worked with my budget) to the bartenders who did an amazing job and kept the party going all night long. They went above and beyond to make our dream event a reality. Good job guys! At the end of the night I had to hug both Bartenders, because I was so happy with everything. Must hire...them for your event. You won’t be disappointed.

Roberto M.

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I placed a catering order for my Conference Championship Football party this year through DeCicco's and could not be happier. I met with their event planner, Francesca, who I found to be very responsive, attentive and professional. Francesca noted any concerns I had, was quick to quote me a price for the event, and I couldn't find one complaint once the order was fulfilled. She truly is a credit to this organization, and I will definitely be ordering from them again!

Tina S.

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DeCicco's recently catered an office Holiday Breakfast for us. Both Luisa DeCicco and Event Planner, Francesca Sgammato were amazing to work with. They made sure we had all we wanted (and more), worked through numerous menu changes and kept us within our budget. The food was abundant and delicious and delivered hot and on time. We will definitely use DeCicco's again.

  • 25 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Beth C.

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Joe and his staff took all the pain out of turning 60! I hired him for my birthday celebration in my apartment - the man & his staff turned my home into a warm casual cocktail-dining experience. He promised that all I had to do was enjoy my company and that is exactly how my evening went. The food presentation was awesome as was the taste-my guests are still commenting on the feast Joe created. His expertise in planning events came thru with every single detail fr hor d'oeuvres to dessert. He covered all incidentals, especially the ones I didn't know I needed. I am looking forward to celebrating my next event with Joe!

Sarah J.

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LCI Caterers were AMAZING. I am lucky to have been paired with them through Thumbtack. They did the catering for my wedding. They accommodated my budget & we crafted the perfect menu for my event. The whole team was incredibly helpful & professional & helped my event go off without a hitch! We had some issues with the venue leading up to the event, but LCI, Joe especially, handled everything with professionalism & grace. Thanks again team! The main compliment at my wedding was how amazing the FOOD was & that meant so much! THank you!

Ashley W.

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Joe made planning my event extremely easy and stress free. He created a buffet menu for my 30th birthday party that featured both of my favorite cuisines - Italian & German. The food was absolutely delicious! My guests are still raving about it.

TOP PRO
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Arlene C.

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I hired Angel Waitress service to be staff for my wedding on 7/1/17 and I am very happy I did. Nancy was great leading up to the event, and even though she didn't staff herself to work that day, she still came to make sure everything was OK. I loved that she said she takes pride in her work and that really shows. The woman who worked the event were great and I would certainly hire this company again. I'm in the business as well, and though it was a big day for me, I could see how seamlessly they were taking care of things! Thank you Angel Waitress service for helping my special day go so smoothly!

Nicole J.

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Nancy is phenomenal. We wish we had Nancy 24 hours a day. She definitely made me feel at ease and went far beyond bartending duties. I under estimated all that was needed to be done for our daughters Baptism but Nancy put an "S" on her chest and handled everything. We are planning another event soon an Nancy will be our go to person. This time we want her staff as well. Love you Nancy.

Sean J.

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Very positive experience with Nancy and Mike. Super helpful, highly professional, and just enjoyable to have around for both staff and event attendees. Would recommend for any corporate and private events. Will be using again in the future.

TOP PRO
  • 19 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Alexis T.

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Anna came for my grandfather's 90th birthday party today and we couldn't be happier with her performance! She had the crowd going, all ages from 13 years old to 90! She was very professional and knew how to show everyone a clean, fun time. I would highly recommend her for any event and would use her again for our next party! Thanks again Anna!

Sam F.

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I hired Anna and her group for my event party in my it was hawaiian theme party and i wanted hawaiian polynesian show something exciting with fire, she delivered excellent show with excellent performers, very happy with services and would definitely hire again for all my other events.

Olga K.

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Thank you Anna for excellent service and fast response to all my questions and concerns. i hired Anna and her partner to decorate my event they also provided entertainment , i was very pleased with their services,i would highly recommend them to all my friends .Thank you once again.

TOP PRO
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 hours
  • Brooklyn, NY

Tatyana M.

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Thanks to WMF event planners team, not only children, but also all adults found themselves in the most beautiful, mysterious, magical forest, which was created for birthday party of our daughters. Our girls felt real fairies magical kingdom of flowers. The event design and decor were spectacular. Thank you a lot for creation an experience of a lifetime, one that allows us to be a guest at our own party. Now we know that celebration with everlasting memories could be possible only with you! Tatyana and Alex

Julia O.

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m highly recommend Ana as event planner for kid's events. She did my son first birthday. And it was done absolutely perfect. We had 20 children from 1 years old up to 13. I should say that everybody loved entreatment programs. Even parents took part and really enjoyed. Ana also did the decoration part. We had two separate area: for kids and for parents. Each area had it's own design. And it was absolutely beautiful. One more time - many thanks,Ana, for your great job.

Ming J.

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Working with Anastasiya was a great experience. She is friendly and very experienced. We had her planned our wedding from flowers to decorations to event planning. It was easy to communicate with her and most importantly we got everything we wanted within our budget. She's a top notch event planner and I will hire Anastasiya again for future events.

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Alicia B.

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We hired 2 bartenders to serve drinks (beer, wine & 2 specialty cocktails) for a corporate happy hour. The staff was very helpful, friendly and professional. And the drinks were great! Staff was also very helpful with planning the event at the last minute. We would definitely hire them again!

Brittany C.

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My company was throwing a last-minute cocktail reception for investors and I'd panicked worrying that we wouldn't be able to find someone to organize the event on such short notice. Tyler exceeded our expectations AND didn't break the bank! We'll definitely be reaching out to HighLife again!

Shevon S.

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HighLife Productions planned a cooking experience team building event for my department. We prepared a cocktail and a dish and were later seated to enjoy the meal we prepared! We had a great time!

  • 9 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min

Ann M.

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Alana was an excellent choice for our event. Not only did she come through in the last minute for us, she built a delicious menu and was very professional. Early to the event to set up, coursed a perfect brunch, and provided excellent servers for the event as well. Our guests raved about the food and her homemade bloody mary mix. We plan to use her services again and would recommend her without reservation to anyone. Thanks Alana!!

Nancy L.

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Alana and her staff catered a vegetarian dinner for 100 people at our meditation center in Manhattan. Alana was very helpful and receptive during the menu planning stage. Both the quality and flavor of her dishes and the service surpassed our expectations. I highly recommend Most Wanted Chef for your next event!

Bridget W.

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Great food and service. Alana worked within my budget and provided a delcious brunch. Most of my guests went for seconds. Her service allowed me to relax and enjoy my event. I would recommend for any event.

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Chef Dave's

4.9

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  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Garden City, NY

Melissa S.

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Working with Chef Dave was great from beginning to end. He helped me throw a 50th birthday lunch. I have done many events and am all about the details and he was just the same. He came to my apartment prior to the event to see my kitchen, the set up, and discussed the rentals we would need. Together, we agreed on a menu, staff, set up, and all other details for the event. He was very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and was just as excited as I was about the party! He was on time and cost conscious. His food was delicious. Throughout the party, my guests kept going in the kitchen to get to know him and thank him. He also prepared a killer sangria for me in advance of the party which was perfectly marinated by the time we had to serve it to my guests. It was a huge hit! Our menu included everything from lamb chops to caesar salad wraps to cheesecake to of course his famous mozarella sushi. He also helped me obtain a hostess and bartender who were both so professional and gracious and all smiles all day! This was definitely a party to be remembered. Between the amazing food of Chef Dave, great service, a surprise rapper, belly dancer, singer, and a DJ on the 49th floor with amazing views of Manhattan, who wouldn't have a great time!? I definitely look forward to working with Chef Dave again. Melissa

Beth S.

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It was a pleasure to work with Chef Dave and his staff, Danielle who tended bar and Lawrence who did general assist. They were prompt and did a fantastic job both setting up and cleaning up everything. Chef Dave's food is outstanding! I got so many compliments on the food and presentation - all my guests were so impressed. The sliced sirloin steak was juicy and tender; the salmon was moist and tasty; and the eggplant parmigiana was incredible - best I've ever had! The mini meatballs and lobster rolls were a big hit, too. AND to finish off the buffet meal, Chef Dave's chocolate chip cookies were scrumptious! I really enjoyed having Chef Dave cater my special event - he was professional, accommodating, an all-around great guy. I highly recommend him!

Ali S.

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Chef Dave just catered my wedding last Sunday 3.26.17 in NYC. First and foremost- Chef Dave is a super nice guy and very accommodating. I originally thought we would only have 40 guest, but we were wrong and ended up with 70 guest. Chef was totally flexible and adjusted the menu accordingly. He was very responsive and coordinated with my event planner seamlessly. The food was amazing! We also had so much food! Our guest had second and thirds... they loved it too. The meatballs were out of this world, the chocolate flourless torte was a crowd pleaser especially for my GF friends! Chef Dave was so easy to work with and gave me so much peace of mind! I am so grateful that I was able to connect with him via Thumbtack.

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Joey H.

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OpenSkies Hospitality was exceptional in every way. From custom proposal to fit our budget, to flexibility in floor planning and pre-planning communication, to the day of the event. I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 7 years so my standards are high when working with catering and events company. I was thrilled with how our event was handled and, most importantly, how it was executed. The ideal catering and events team makes the company contact look like a rockstar when the event is a huge success. If you want a team that will elevate your party, look no further than OpenSkies! A few examples... -We had a strict and tight budget that they were able to work with and provide exceptional menu options -Email communication was easy and simple. Responses were always received within 24 hours. -Simplistic billing/invoicing and contract process. -Day of the event I arrived an hour early to oversee setup as I anticipate there always being something that goes awry the day of events. Everything was set up exactly as we had discussed and the banquet staff was fully prepared and no additional help was needed. We had guests arrive early and the banquet staff was ready with passed appetizers and bar service. Thank you OpenSkies Hospitality and The Liederkranz Club for making our event one our staff will be talking about for years to come!

Felicia W.

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OpenSkies Hospitality are wonderful! Every aspect of our Company Holiday event was flawless. The food was superb, the Desert station was by far the most extraordinary assortment of the most delectable treats I've ever had the good fortune of tasting. Everyone raved about the event and how professional the entire night was planned and executed. Not only would I recommend Open Skies to any company that is looking for the consummate "Top Shelf" catered experience but I plan to use them again for our next company function. David was incredibly insightful and intuitive, He made planning for this event a pleasurable experience.

Hillary S.

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We just had our annual holiday party with OpenSkies and it couldn't have gone better. The food was delicious, location was perfect and the service were amazing. Anything and everything we needed to make it a great party for 200 people was provided for us. I can't get over how wonderful everyone was; I wouldn't think twice about booking another event OpenSkies

  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Cassie C.

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Melissa has prepared large gourmet spreads for various parties and events I've held at my home. She also created several wedding cakes for myself and people in my family. Everything is always made with the finest ingredients, attention to detail, and most important - love! Melissa authentically cares about the people and the event she is cooking for, striving to compliment the mood with her very inventive menu options. Her presence in the home is a breathe of fresh air, and my guests always compliment us on the food and presentation. Highly recommend.

Joann P.

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Melissa is professionalism personified! She is punctual and has such an eye for detail. She cooked a beautiful 5-course dinner for me and 10 of my friends for my husband's birthday. She organized all the orders, staff, food and all event intricacies. She is such a gem. I cannot wait to have Chef Melissa back to our home for our next event. Thank you, Melissa.

Charles D.

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Chef Melissa created an event for my wife's birthday that was the most delicious, elegant, relaxed and wonderful evening. She was punctual, professional and created the perfect evening from start to finish! She was the party planner and chef rolled into one! I cannot wait to hire her for our next event!! Thank you Chef Melissa!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Shami S.

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I don’t usually dole out 5 star ratings but it is well deserved here! Eleni was a monumental part of planning my son’s first birthday party. It was a football themed party for approximately 100 people. Despite some challenges with vendors, Eleni out did herself with planning and decorating the space, in addition to making and setting up the items for the dessert table! Everyone loved it and I received so many compliments! Eleni was a pleasure to work with, she was super responsive and always kept in touch with updates (no matter what time of the day or night) I am especially grateful to have had her by my side throughout the event to give me gentle reminders to keep us on schedule with my specific timeline! Eleni’s event planning services are reasonable and I would highly recommend her for any event planning, decorating and dessert table needs! I cannot thank her enough for the excellent job! Shami

Natalie R.

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Eleni was extremely helpful as I planned my daughter's baby shower. We stayed in touch and she offered suggestions during the planning phase. On the day of the baby shower, Eleni came early, helped me set up, kept our guests entertained with shower theme games (bingo, etc), took photos, and made announcements. She was extremely professional throughout and also did our favors, (delicious cookies in an elephant theme). All our guests adored her and many took her business card and plan to contact her for their future events. If you are thinking of having a party and need a coordinator, games, favors, etc. I strongly recommend you contact Eleni. She is a true professional!

En E.

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Eleni was such a pleasure to work with when planning my daughter's birthday party. I started planning last minute and she made sure that every detail was perfect, while keeping my vision in mind. I was so happy with how everything turned out that I used her another two times and will definitely continue to do so in the future! Everything Eleni made for my dessert table was so tasty and delicious and the display looked amazing! The themed treats were adorable and matched my theme perfectly. The best part is that she uses all natural and organic ingredients!

TOP PRO
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min
  • Parlin, NJ

Ashley B.

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Deb was everything and more!! I wanted a rustic elegance theme and she totally nailed every aspect of it; from the save-the-dates, to the venue, to centerpieces, and she kept the whole event on schedule . She was able to help the best man with last minute adjustments to his pants and she even made my bridesmaids bouquets. Deb was prepared for EVERYTHING - there is nothing this lady can't do!!! She added so much elegance to my event AND stayed within my budget. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us.

Amber D.

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Deb and her team were extremely friendly and easy to work with. Her dedication and creativity far exceeded anything we could have imagined. She turned a space in the basement of our school into a beautiful banquet hall for our gala. I would high recommend working with her to create the event of your dreams!!

Anna V.

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Deborah from Event Designs were absolutely great! She's reasonable and very cooperative. She went above and beyond to bring my vision to life.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Georgia F.

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Renee and her staff from RSVP Events did an excellent job. From Renee's ability to bring together 20 staff in a week, to her communication before, during, and after the event, we were extremely happy with her service. The staff looked great and were professional, friendly, and easy to work with. The event had 1700 attendees, including many VIPs, and Renee worked with her staff throughout the night to make sure everyone was taken care of and had a great time.

Andres S.

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Renee and RSVP were awesome and I will certainly use them again for our next event. THANK YOU!

Jason R.

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Renee is a true professional and i wouldn’t hesitate to use her again for our next event!

TOP PRO
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Millburn, NJ

Michelle R.

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I CANNOT say enough about how happy we were as corporate clients of Dream Events by Dani and Patricia and team. I would HIGHLY recommend them for all decorating needs! We look forward to working with Patricia in the future. THANK YOU!!!!

Jeanine M.

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we had an Excellent experience having Dream Event by Dani for our at home cocktail party - the food was very good and the set up was beautiful - I would definitely use Dream Events by Dani Again!

Elizabeth A.

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We haven't had the event yet so I can only give a partial review.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Ariel L.

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Without Brittney our wedding would not have happened! Her help as our Day Of Coordinator ensured that every detail of the wedding was handled efficiently and perfectly. Knowing that Brittney was making sure that every vendor knew where to go and how to set our things up made it so much easier for us to focus on getting ready and enjoying our day. Once the wedding was under way she continued to keep everything and everyone running smoothly and made sure that every planned event went off without a hitch. Even though she wasn't acting as our wedding planner, she was always available to help answer any of our questions and offer her advice while we solidified our arrangements in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Her fun and positive attitude was so helpful in keeping us sane as well! I can't overstate enough how integral Brittney was to making our wedding as perfect as it was!

Delaine D.

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I hired BLB Events to coordinate the day of my wedding and so glad I did! The owner Brittney is very responsive and professional. She knows a lot about weddings and helped me plan for things I had no idea I even had to consider! My wedding day ran smoothly because of Brittney and her team. Highly recommend BLB Events for your next big event!​

Cherise L.

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Highly recommend BLB for your wedding or event! She was reliable, responsive and on top of everything at our wedding. Brittney made our day go smoothly!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Megan O.

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I really enjoyed working with Mirna and her team for my husband’s Gatsby themed birthday party. She was absolutely amazing. All my event worries disappeared as soon as I met her. She made out time to check out the event space and map out a plan. She is very responsive, flexible and creative. She suggested some pretty awesome ideas within budget and all the guests loved the decor. She also connected me with other vendors within her network who she worked with for the birthday cake ,dessert table and other rentals. I hired Mirna as an event decorator but ended up getting so much more. She helped with planning and coordinating the event and generally keeping me sane. Thank you, Mirna! I will hire you over and over again.

Stefany E.

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i loooove make a wish!!❤️ Their creativity is beyond perfect, they make sure that every little detail looks wonderful. They did a party for me and it was more that what I expected! I'm so happy with their service! I Highly recommend it. If you had an important events this is for sure the right place 😍

Grace C.

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I highly recommend Make A Wish Events! The balloons they made for me are more than what I expected (coz of the price and quality) . I love the way they do their business.

  • 4 years in business
  • Response time: 1 min
  • New York, NY

Andrea R.

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What's not to love! Becky's Bites was a perfect/delicious choice for my 30th birthday party! The team at Becky's Bites could not have been more personable, kind or professional! They were eager to help me create my 30th birthday vision (a tower of bites with "30" sprinkles on top!) and boy did they deliver! On time (for two events spanning over two days) with fresh, delicious treats. I cannot WAIT to order from Becky's Bites again! I've been dreaming of those chocolate bites, the funfetti dip and YUM the lox spread on an everything bagel!!!

Richard R.

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HUGE HIT for my event I hosted for clients!!! Would recommend!

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