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  • 6 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronda B.
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We celebrated our son's 4th birthday, and chose George the Magician as the party's entertainer. He did an incredible job of incorporating the birthday boy in his act and connecting to each of the guests. We thought it would be mostly for the kids, but the adults were just as enthusiastic and energized by his performance. The giant bubbles were fantastic and our memories and pictures show all the smiles, laughter, happiness of our friends and family, and the "magic" George brought to the celebration. The best testament to George's visit was our son asking, "Can you come back tomorrow?" Thank you, George, for making the day truly special! Ronda, Princeton, NJ

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EVAH Party Rentals
4.9
from 138 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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she was on time, great with the party guest, very nice and the kids loved their balloons! thanks again!

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Louis Pettinelli Music
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
D. L.
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I had the pleasure of booking the Pettinelli Band for a garden party. The musicians showed up long before the scheduled performance and are quite gifted and talented performers. The Band was a big hit. As a result, others have inquired about how to book them for future parties. I would definitely book them again.

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George Entertainment
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Al did a great job and was very professional! Picture quality was great too! Will be recommending him to all my friends. Thanks Al for making my daughter's sweet 16 party the best ever😍😍

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  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate B.
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Charmaine was wonderful at my daughter's 1st birthday party yesterday! We hired her to do balloon twisting to keep all the kids entertained and happy, and she definitely delivered. She was very professional from the start with all our correspondence, she showed up at the party on time & ready to go, and she even pre-made a sweet birthday cake balloon for my daughter. The kids were so happy with all their creations and they kept showing off what Charmaine had made for them. At one point I went over to her and asked if all the kids were behaving themselves (a few were rowdy) and she said they were fine and she insisted for me to go back to mingling and enjoying the party. I highly recommend her!

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Pro Click Photo Video DJ
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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We hired Pro Click for a photo booth at our son's 16th birthday party and it was a huge hit! The kids loved it and Calvin and his crew did a great job working with them. The end result was an endless stream of amazing photos - even the family dog got in on it! These are memories we will cherish forever. Calvin and his crew were easy to work with, accommodating, friendly and professional. The cost was reasonable and the best deal I was offered overall. Thanks for a job well done!!

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Mystery Circus Arts
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregg R.
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Justin was amazing! He did a wonderful job and created a special memory for my grandson's 2nd birthday party. So professional and his love of what he does shines through! Look forward to working with him again in the future.

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K.Artisme(Art-is-me)
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aisha F.
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Kathleen did a fantastic job! She came before the party started to set up and stayed the entire time. She brung a gift for the birthday boy and even gave out treat bags to the party guests after they got their faces painted. She was very patient with the kids and most importantly her face paintings were awesome. Kathleen also offered the best price after my weeks of searching for professionalism at an affordable price.

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Face Painting
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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Olga and her team were amazing! They did such a wonderful job. They arrived on time and were very engaged. They made my daughter's birthday party so special.

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Matt Santry
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason C.
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Could not have been happier with our choice to hire Matt! He was a true professional and an amazing musician. Matt playing was the highlight of our party- no one wanted to leave. We will definitely be using his services again!

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Bill Diamonds Magic & More
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacque W.
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We had Bill this past weekend for my daughter's 4th birthday party. We had 15 kids ranging from 2-8 so I was worried about how to entertain them for the entire time. Bill was there 30 minutes prior to start time to set up. Once the kids came inside, he had their attention the entire magic show and even the adults!! He was patient will all of the kids and actively involved many of them. He even offered to purchase a small toy to pull out of his hat for the birthday girl. He did 30 minutes of magic and 30 minutes of balloon making. The only thing I would change would have been to make the magic show longer only because they were all paying attention and loving it. Once balloons were being made it got a little crazy. Overall we were very pleased with his services and will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to hire a magician.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis I.
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Scott was a hit at my wifes surprise birthday party on Juy 8. I received nothing but praise on his behalf. I highly recommand Scott for your next function, thank you Scott and hope to have u again. Dennis

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  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Live Balloons Party Entertainment was a pleasure to work with ! Eric was fantastic with the children and every child left with a smile on his or her face. The centerpieces he made were so creative and original ! We've also used him for bridal and baby showers and a baby reveal party! We will continue using Live Balloons Party Entertainment for all our future parties! Eric is the best by far ! 🎈

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Matt Cadabra
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 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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My Picture Lounge Photobooth
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna W.
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Photos came out amazing! But the photobooth attendant was rude to my party guests.

Lady Boss Affairs
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Pam T.
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Lady boss affairs planned my party. They we're very professional and everyone was very please with the treats and decorations. I recommend them to anyone looking for their next party

Ambient Event Group, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Nichole J.
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Autumn Falls Production was awesome! Andrew came early and set-up in more than enough time before we had guests arrive. He already had the music screened and edited for foul language before I even asked. He knew exactly what type of music to play for the age groups that we had attending our party. It was such a wonderful and great experience. We would reccomend him to any one planning to have a DJ provide music to their party. Thank you!

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Casino Nights Live!
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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I hired Bob to provide Casino-styled tables for my Casino Royale Birthday Bash on May 20, 2017. Bob, Lloyd & Mark, came to my Party to provide a true Casino experience and my friends and family had a wonderful time. Bob and his crew were personable, professional, courteous and there were smiles and laughter the whole time. This was a great attraction and I was thoroughly pleased with Bob and his crew services and look forward to doing this type of themed party again....My thanxs to Bob, Lloyd & Mark, you did an exceptional job.

Rad and Kell
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Dana C.
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I could not have been more pleased with the experience I had working with Rad and Kell! We had seen them perform a number of times at the Jersey Shore, and really enjoyed their energy and song range (even playing our obscure requests!). So much so, that we inquired about whether or not they play private events, and had them play our wedding! Matt and Kelly were more than gracious enough to learn our wedding song, as well as our parent dances, and worked with us to put together the perfect setlist. We actually just gave them a few "musts" and let them pick the rest, and they definitely kept the party going all night long! All of their communications were professional and timely, and they worked directly with our venue to coordinate logistics (which was such a blessing as wedding planning is so hectic to start!). We had so many guests tell us after the wedding how much they enjoyed our band, and we couldn't agree more! Already looking forward to our next event with them :)

Party Artisans
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amy Z.
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Dan did a fantastic job at our son's birthday party. He elevated the party to an event. There were even 15 year olds waiting in line for balloons. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who asked. Thanks balloon man!

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 a Tarot Card Reader

Philadelphia, PA

  • Reading type
    Future
  • Age
    Adult
  • Details
    I'm tired of fakes, and pitches for more money
  • $51.67
    Average price

Need Tarot Card Reading

Philadelphia, PA

  • Reading type
    Relationship / Love
  • Age
    Adult
  • Details
    Reading on love
  • $38.33
    Average price

Need photo booth rental

Philadelphia, PA

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Camera with backdrop
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    Over 200 (please estimate)
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    Black Tie event at the union league. We are thinking a Christmas in July theme.
  • $467.8
    Average price
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