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  • 16 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
S. R.
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A job well done. Mr. Angelucci provided quality entertainment to both children and adults at the event for which he was hired. He offered the standard bag of tricks with his own sense of humor. The children were satisfactorily mesmerized for the hour long show and seemed genuinely disappointed when it was over. I would recommend Mr. Angelucci for your event should you need a magician. He is reasonably priced and offers an appealing show.

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EVAH Party Rentals
from 138 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
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Rajeev I.
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Amazing service. Great company and we had a blast.

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George Entertainment
from 94 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 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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  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim F.
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Charmed Face Painting and her team did a WONDERFUL job at an event I organized that consisted of over 300 children. Very professional, great quality, very responsive. I would absolutely recommend her in the future.

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Face Painting
from 58 reviews
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda M.
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Olga was absolutely fantastic!!! She did an amazing job with her artistic faucet painting skills. She also interacted well with the kids. I would highly recommend her and I will definitely use her services for my future kids parties and events.

Parisan & Sons Entertainment
from 49 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I recently hired Parisan and Sons Entertainment for my wedding on August 22, 2015. Brian Parisan did an outstanding job in every aspect throughout our one on one interactions, the planning, the ceremony and the reception! Brian not only meet my expectations of what he could provide he exceeded them. Our wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Landis Valley Farm Museum in the Yellow Barn. We had a little over a hundred people in attendance. While going through the hiring process with several DJ's, Brian impressed me the most. Brian was very knowledgeable and clear about his sevices and was there ever step of the way throughout the process! If you are looking for a DJ, look no further Parisan and Sons Entertainment is the one! Brian was very organized, offering exceptional suggestions and detail to our special day. We had some tight scheduling needs in meeting at the venue for an initial walk through as well as our rehearsal and Brian was able to be there for both. My thanks and appreciation goes out to Parisan and Sons Entertainment for helping to make our special day so special. We would not hesitate to hire again if ever in the need for DJ services in the future!

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FM Sound Productions
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristina C.
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Mike did an awesome job at our Company celebration. He arrived early and was ready to go when the festivities began. Unfortunately, it rained for our outdoor picnic, but it didn't stop Mike from providing great entertainment for the afternoon.

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Matt Santry
from 40 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!

Mimzy's Face Painting
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Malinda T.
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I really enjoy their work they kept the kids entertained and their work was awesome. They were very friendly.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Hope C.
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Knowing Sue is a joy! She is dedicated, enthusiastic, professional and a woman of her word. Her integrity and concern for her clients is always formost in her business. She is willing to learn & is always looking for ways to improve what she does and how she does it. Sue is in the perfect business! Making people happy, having fun and always with lots of humor. I admire her determination & committment to others, as well as to herself.

from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kahlilah G.
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We arranged everything remotely (we live in CA), Oleg arrived on time on the promised day, set things up quickly and returned early in the morning the following day.

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  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Pamela Dee C.
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I give a complete 5 stars on Professionalism, value, responsiveness, value and work quality. Eric was awesome in finding me caricature artist Debbie at the last minute. She was pleasant, on time her work was better than I could imagined and she stayed until everyone got their photo done. I will be using balloons party entertainment for entertainment for my future parties.

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The Amazing Carson
from 27 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Charles T.
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We had the pleasure of attending a magical performance of "The Amazing Carson at our local Community Day event. Mr. Amazing's show was great family entertainment that included card tricks, magical escapes, classical manipulation acts, funny audience interactive participations, comedy tricks, close-up routines and sleight of hand magic. He amazed and delivered laughter to all ages (kids-seniors). He's a well renowned, skilled, warm, charismatic, hard-working, magician ( and a great guy ). I look forward to seeing more of his shows and highly recommended The Amazing Carson for your next event. He lives up to his moniker, he really is amazing ! Charles and Karen

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Isley Entertainment
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
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.

Party Artisans
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nick V.
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Had a surprise party for my wife's Masters program graduation. Hired Dan to entertain all the children, and that he did with great success. Dan was really great with the kids and they were thrilled with his awesome balloon creations. Prompt, courteous and a hit, I would hire Dan again and recommend him in a heartbeat.

Balloons by Cindy
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura N.
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Cindy was a wonderful addition to our school Carnival. Her creativity was a joy to watch!

We Bring the Fun 365
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce C.
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For the past 10 years or so, we’ve had the need for a Santa for 2 holiday events - at childcare center’s holiday party as well as our Christmas Eve open house. We’ve had some really bad experiences over the years (who knew Santas could be creepy). We lucked out 3 years ago when we found a real gem who really invested in making the kids happy, not just the adults. This year, though, he disappeared so we were really concerned that we wouldn’t be able to find another convincing Santa that would be able to engage with groups of curious kids and their parents. We used Thumbtack to put out our request in November and Keith got right back to us. Negotiations were plain and simple. Keith quoted us a fair price on the date we needed. We were lucky since it always so late in the season. Santa arrived on time m, ready to go. My wife likes to control the action at her childcare center and Santa didn’t skip a beat - he followed the action and was never surprised or flustered when kids would ask crazy questions. Utterly professional. This Santa won’t spoil kids dreams. He looks the part - you couldn’t see stubble, eyebrows or any other hair that would give Santa away. We’ve clearly found our new Santa provider and we are considering the other entertainment services and characters that they provide. From on discerning parent and caregiver to another — highly recommended.

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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We were blown away by the engaging, amusing and knowledgeable character of this Ben Franklin impersonator. Pre-event coordination was a breeze. He showed up promptly to our event and our crowd was delighted socializing with him and learning amazing stories about our founding father in a fun environment. You must incorporate his trivia show into your agenda. Our guests walked away delighted and educated. I highly recommend him for your next event if you want to have a truly unique and memorable experience!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rob L.
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Both members of Crufeli who attended our function were very professional and appeared happy to be there and thoroughly entertained the children.

TotallyMental Productions
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
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The show was first rate. We had a great time. Mr. Sergott's performance and skill is fantastic

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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