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EVAH Party Rentals
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rajeev I.
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Amazing service. Great company and we had a blast.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
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Adrienne C.
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George the Magician was awesome at my son's first birthday party! We had about 100 people at a banquet hall and needed entertainment for the 20 kids there (ages between 1-6) mostly 3 and 4 year olds. He did an amazing job keeping the kids interested for about 45 minutes before we did the cake. He did magic tricks first which had my 4 year old son hysterically laughing :) Then the bubble show which all the kids really enjoyed. A lot of parents even said to me he's the best magician the have seen!! Very professional and was on time and very organized. I would highly recommend him for any kid parties looking for fun entertainment! Thanks George!

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Louis Pettinelli Music
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
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Polina H.
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Louis Pettinelli Music was outstanding! The two musicians (piano and base) arrived on time, dressed well and most importantly played beautifully for 5 hours. I highly recommend them for any event. The live music was wonderful and my guest enjoyed both listening and dancing to their music.

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George Entertainment
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Mathias L.
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Excellent and professional communication throughout. George came on time, set everything up, and explained the functions of the equipment. He came later that evening, and picked up the equipment. His company made my party a success! I would recommend George Entertainment for your party and will do business with him again in the future

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  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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jill g.
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Charmaine was awesome!!! The girls had the best time and she made our Kawaii (Japanese for Cute) Birthday party the best. So many wonderful memories were made! Thank you!

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Mystery Circus Arts
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Stevie V.
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This was my first experience hiring entertainment for my children's birthday party, and Justin was extremely helpful and attentive to my wishes and concerns! He did an amazing job with the kids, providing a tight wire activity, juggling, and balloon animals! He is very personable and really made the party special. I will most definitely be hiring him again for future events. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience working with Mystery Circus Arts!

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East Coast Productions
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Dominique F.
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Jeff was so great at our wedding on 10/15. He was so incredibly accommodating. We had a few last minute changes and he was so great with rolling with all the punches. He played a great variety of music for our daytime Sunday wedding. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. The services were top notch, and highly affordable. We would definitely use them again and again for all of our dj needs.

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DLG Entertainment
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Martha I.
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My husband and I were married this past Friday (5-19-17) and hired DLG Entertainment. Deveron was amazing! He was on point with everything we had requested. He was so kind and patient as well. We hope to work with him again in the future. Our family and friends really enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracey L.
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Joe Bene did a fantastic job at my daughter's graduation party. The advanced pkanning allowed for all the guests to enjoy the music. We also had a lot of fun with the addition of his photo booth. Thanks, Joe!

South Jersey Magic
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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"Thanks Jim for sharing your amazing craft at TPN's "Wish Upon A Hero" Halloween fundraiser event. Everyone was amazed at your mind reading show. I loved the lie detection routine. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for entertainment for their event. Thanks!

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Matt Santry
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Steven L.
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Matt provided music at my wife's 50th birthday party. He was fantastic! Arrived on time, played everything we asked for, and performed like a total pro. Familiar with both new and old songs. Would recommend him to anyone looking for great live music to accompany your event!

Caricatures by Courtney Inc.
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie N.
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We hired Courtney to draw caricatures for our guests at our wedding, and we have nothing but great things to say about her! She was very responsive during the booking process, and she was very sweet and professional with our guests. Best of all, the caricatures were adorable, and everyone loved them! I would absolutely recommend Courtney to anyone looking for a fun source of entertainment for your next party.

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DJ Mr. "C" Cameron Williams
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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LaDonna V.
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Attended wedding anniversary party and the music was Amazing and kept the dance floor full the entire night. Welcomed suggested music so all could enjoy.Awesome!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth A.
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I called it "God's perfect timing! Here's our story...Our family, recently bowed our heads, as our 97 year old father, united with his family in Heaven. We were blessed to enjoy every single minute we spent together. God bless my dad, "Babe's" soul. I wanted to honor my dad, by having live music playing at his service, as my dad loved music... he had 3,001, 33 1/3 records. All his friends and family gathered to celebrate his adventurous life. Scott Samuels promptly contacted me after I left a message requesting a vocalist/guitarist! His professionalism is "above" all others. I have EVER met. The rest, is a moment in time, my memories will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you for creating this site for the world to utilize. Scott, you're a fantastic performer/true humanitarian. I could go on and on, but those memories are mine. Betsy, Babes baby "DAURTER" as dad would say!

JC Entertainment
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Anita B.
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John was great! My Husband and I hired him for our wedding Dj! He came on time and was setup perfectly! He played all the music we asked for which was a long list with tons of different genres! We enjoyed his entertainment and our guest were pleased as well! I strongly recommend him for anyone's party/wedding! He has a wonderful personality and does a very good job! I've got to know him in a short time and would consider having him again at another gathering! Thank you John for everything! You will hear from us soon! Anita & Issam Alnaham

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Matt Cadabra
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lin W.
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Matt is very responsible and on time. He did a fantastic job in my party. All the guests were impressed by his performance. Kids loved the show and they kept talking about the show afterwards. His show was quite entertainment, both for kids and adults. I got a lot good comments on the show, it made the party success.

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Casino Nights Live!
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Davon H.
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Casino Nights Live provided excellent service for my event. All the staff were very polite and professional. All my guest were extremely impressed. I would defiantly recommend them and use them for future events. My casino theme party was a hit thanks to Casino Nights Live.

C-Note Music Philly
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn T.
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I have been studying guitar and bass with Stevie now for six months. The progress I have made is remarkable! Stevie plays and teaches five instruments and I have had the pleasure of seeing him perform live........he brings that same enthusiasm and excitement to his students at C-Note music school. Previously I had studied with a few other teachers that used a " one size fits all" method, while Stevie''s lessons are custom fit and tailored specifically to meet my needs,abilities,and goals. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn to become a musician!!!!!

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Isley Entertainment
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Darren C.
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I don’t have enough good things to say about skip and Jen they are a dynamic duo! Punctual and did every thing we asked of them and more — they hosted an amazingly lively party and kept the crowd engaged all night!! True entertainment naturals!!!

Rad and Kell
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Megan Z.
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Matt and Kelly are not only wonderful, kind hearted people but they are also a huge reason why our wedding was so memorable. We hired Rad and Kell for our wedding in November of 2017 at Everly at Railroad. This duo, along with their band, gave us the night of our dreams. The dance floor was packed, every second of every song. They were the highlight of the night and my guests could not stop talking about them. They kept everyone moving, from my grandparents to my 4 year old niece. Each person had a reason to dance and a song they HAD to get up for. Everyone loved singing along to Rad and Kell. A few lucky guests even got the chance to be part of the band, getting pulled on stage and relishing in their share of the spotlight for a song. Matt and Kelly were so easy to work with. They had our night mapped out musically for us, from ceremony instrumentals, to upbeat cocktail hour tunes, to introductions and traditional dances, Rad and Kell did not disappoint. When the dance floor opened, it filled up quickly. I remember even having to fight the crowd to find space, as the bride! Our guests were mesmerized by them! Working with Matt and Kelly was so seamless. Everything was easy and I knew I could trust them with the most important part of our day, the entertainment. They were excited, upbeat and they truly enjoyed playing for our guests. It was evident that our guests loved Rad and Kell just as much as they chanted “one more song” at 11pm as the venue was kicking us out. Thank you Matt and Kelly for all you did to contribute to our wedding. We will always remember the amazing time had by all, thanks to you and the band.

My Dream Visits
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
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We were absolutely thrilled to collaborate with My Dream Visits and Ironman for my sons fourth birthday party. Ironman arrived promptly on time and ready to entertain the day of our event. Despite the heat, Ironman did not complain once on one of the hottest days we have have experienced this season. They are locally owned and operated, and therefore much more trustworthy than other companies offering similar services. I highly recommend My Dream Visits.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a bounce house?

Bounce houses, inflatable castles, moon bounces, inflatable slides and jumpy castles are all large-scale inflatable houses made for interactive entertainment. Commonly intended for children, bounces houses are made of PVC or other durable materials such as nylon or vinyl that when look like a house or castle when inflated. Rental companies deliver bounce houses to birthday parties, festivals, fairs and other events. The companies have industrial-grade blowers that fill the large structures with air to make them bounceable. A common size for a bounce house might be 15 feet by 15 feet by 13 feet. Bounce houses often have a flat, inflatable bottom pad and inflatable walls so that kids can jump and bounce without being hurt, along with a netting door and windows so that kids can see out and adults can see in. Bounce houses are suitable for both indoor or outdoor events, depending on the venue. For large events, rental companies often have a staff member who stays with the structure to monitor safety and keep it properly inflated. There are also wet/dry bounce houses with slides that you can hook up to a hose on hot summer days. A bounce house can be a fantastic addition to a party with kids, keeping them both entertained and contained.

Are bounce houses safe?

Bounce houses can be safe if operators and parents take proper precautions. Before renting from a company, confirm they are a legitimate company and hold any licenses and insurance required by your state. Ask to see reports of bounce house safety inspections provided by third parties, to make sure the equipment is in good operating condition to prevent injuries. If the rental company does not provide a staff member to oversee the bounce house for the duration of the rental, make sure you are properly trained on how to oversee the equipment. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines for parents to help keep their kids safe when using a bounce house:  

  • Follow guidelines for safe installation including anchoring. Position away from fences, greenhouses, branches, etc., which would be dangerous should a child fall onto them.
  • Consider limiting use to children 6 years of age and older.
  • Have kids take off footwear, eyeglasses and jewelry before playing.
  • Take sharp objects (pens, keys) that could cause puncture injuries out of their pockets and hands before playing.
  • Don’t let kids of significantly different sizes into the bounce house at the same time. Smaller kids can get hurt by colliding with or falling under an older child.
  • Heed the height and weight regulations of the inflatable.
  • Food, drink, bottles, glasses, etc., should not be taken onto the bounce house.
  • Supervision should be maintained all the time. Supervision means watching constantly, not just being in the area.
  • Do not allow children to push other children off the inflatable. If it is a flatbed, this is especially important to avoid broken arms and legs. If the bounce house is walled, don’t let kids bounce against the walls and crash into one another — this can result in collision injuries.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum number of children at one time in the bounce house.
  • Don’t let kids climb onto the outside walls. Flips and rough play should also not be allowed.

How much does bounce a house cost to rent?

Bounce houses are a fun way to keep kids entertained during birthday parties and other events. The national average cost for renting a bounce house ranges between $160 and $200. Cost will be affected by the size, design and functions of the bounce house you rent as well as the length of the rental. A three-hour rental will likely cost less than an eight-hour rental. Many rental companies offer fun additions like popcorn machines or cotton candy makers, and provide packages with discounts on multiple items. Another item that you may want to rent with your inflatable is a generator to keep the bounce house inflated. Here are some examples of average inflatable rental costs, packages, and common add-ons that many companies provide:

  • Bounce house, 10x10x13-foot: $95.
  • Bounce house, 15x15x13.5-foot: $125.
  • Wet/dry slide, 14-foot: $150.
  • Wet/dry slide, 20-foot: $250.
  • Combo bouncer and slide, 24x10x13-foot: $140.
  • Combo bouncer and wet/dry slide, $175.
  • Folding chairs: $1.50 per chair.
  • 6-foot folding table: $8.
  • Snow cone machine: $45.
  • Popcorn machine: $55.
  • Cotton candy machine: $55.
  • 2300-watt generator: $75.
  • 3000-watt generator: $100.
  • $299.95 package: includes a 20-foot dual slide ($250), table ($8), 10 chairs ($15), and a popcorn machine ($55) — $29 savings.
  • $450 package: includes a double water slide ($350) and bounce castle ($130) — $30 savings.
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