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Austintatious Photo Booth
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

We used Tony for my moms 60th surprise party. We had about 50 people attend ranging from 19 yrs old - 70 yrs old and everyone had a blast. Tony had more than enough props, everything looked brand new, had a wide variety, he made the entire experience a blast. He got the older people out of their shell and anything we asked he provided. I highly recommend his services. He was fun, engaging and professional!

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Fedora Brothers Photo Booth
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clara C.
Verified review

I was looking for a photo booth for a corporate event in Blanco and found Full House Events through Thumb Tack. I was very impressed with how quickly Mack reached out to me with a quote and the 45 minute commute to our event was not an issue for him. Shortly after our conversation entailing what we had in mind for our party, I was emailed a very reasonable quote and his services were booked! Unlike some vendors, I didn't have to remind him of the time and date of our event and was pleased to see how punctual he was for set up. Our party guests had a great time taking getting their pics taken and the photo strips were instantly printed for them with our company logo. I highly recommend Full House Events for any type of party!

  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

For my sons first birthday we had a carnival outdooe party. It would not have been a success without Jeffrey! Quotes from the kids..."amazing, funny, good job, i got to be in the act." His show is geared toward young audience w lots of silly humor.

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Big Smiles Face Painting
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristina A.
Verified review

I booked Big Smiles Face Painting for my daughters 1st bday party; She was very professional her rates were awesome!! The day of the party she arrived early did a fantastic job the kids loved her and her personailty. I would reccomend her to all my friends for future events

Faces By Juliet
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Juliet's services are a life saver !! In a party of 30+ kids the face painter kept her cool AND delivered . The kids loved her and time spent waiting for their turn was totally worth it :) professional and very friendly. A MUST have at your party!!

  • 26 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dagmar V.
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Amir Neubach ( Guitarist ) delighted our party guests with a variety of musical entertainment- instrumental as well as vocal. Requests were encouraged and graciously granted. His musical talent and pleasant personality will certainly be reason to invite him to our house again.

Magic By Carlos
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

I hired Carlos for my son's 7th birthday party and had nothing but a positive experience with him. First off, he showed up even earlier than expected to set up and was interactive with the kids before the show started. The magic tricks entertained both kids and adults and I had so many parents commenting on what a wonderful show it was. I would highly recommend Magic by Carlos and if I am ever looking for a magician again in the future, I will be going back to him!

Top Pro
Anna Body Art
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice D.
Verified review

Anna is an exceptional and versatile artist. She has worked for us for a "face painting kid's party" and everyone loved her! Despite the semplicity of the themes chosen by the children, her works have been phenomenal. Each face painting was created with style and I apreciated the love and dedication to her work. She is also a really nice and patient person. She also worked for us about a year ago as interior design, she decorated our store, making it unique and sophisticated. Every time we are more and more satisfied and happy to work with her. ANNA TURNS SIMPLICITY INTO ARTWORK

  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca W.
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Alicia did an amazing job at my daughters 3rd birthday party! The children absolutely loved her and we were so impressed with her professionalism we will most definitely request her services again :)

Gobo Entertainment
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Elsie D.
Verified review

I highly recommend Gobo Entertainment for an evening with your clients! The photo booth was a big hit at our clients company party!! Professional, reliable and on time.

Pretty Faces By Danielle
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

The services that Danielle provide are professional and reasonable. I highly recommend her if you are in need of something different for a birthday party or even corporate events. Danielle you are amazing and extremely creative . See you soon (3 year old party)

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Party Time Fun
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tsui-chin H.
Verified review

Esther was very patient with the kids at the party. Even when a boy asked her to do a face painting she didn't know, she was willing to look at a picture a parent found and tried it. It turned out great! She also did bow and arrow balloons for my son. He loves them so much that he slept with them that night! Esther's talented skills added lots of more fun to our son's birthday party!!

WDE Photo Booth
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

We had a photo booth rental for my daughter's 11th birthday party. It was great fun for everyone. Shaun was very professional and courteous.

  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca M.
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Mr and Mrs Sparkles are the best entertainers I know! I've used them several times over the last 2 years for parties and events. Mr Sparkles comedy magic show is funny and the tricks are so good even the adults enjoy it. The face painting is beautiful, like a real works of art and the balloon figures are a big hit. They are polite, friendly, professional, dressed in nice, bright costumes and always on time. A true joy to work with. We definitely recommend them.

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Cranius Magic
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katey C.
Verified review

Cranius was the PERFECT addition to my son’s birthday party! All of our guests were entertained (adults and kids alike). We will definitely keep him in mind for future events!

Matt Tardy : Stunt Juggler
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Alison U.
Verified review

We hired Matt Tardy for entertaining our guests at our Halloween Party and he was amazing. On time and ready to go. Awesome show - the kids and parents were entertained the whole time. Awesome professional, we were lucky to have him. His son in a spooky costume on stilts was an awesome extra that was a big surprise. Everyone was spooked by him. Thanks Matt!!

AMX Events
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
Verified review

Rented a karaoke machine for a birthday party. Everything was great!

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Blue Star Temple
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
Verified review

Epiphany was great! We hired her for a party to do 5-10 minute readings and people loved it. It gave a nice twist to our party - people were talking through the next few days about their reading. I highly recommend... :)

Andrew Feemster Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
Verified review

I’ve seen Andrew perform at a coffee shop as well as at a private party. He is not only technically amazing at magic, his personality and humor can mesmerize an entire room! He can take the biggest skeptic in the room and have them smiling and laughing by the end of his performance. Highly recommended, and extremely professional and entertaining!!

Fab Facez By Z
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Z is a thorough professional. She entertained kids with her face paintings, kids loved her so much they did not leave her even after the event. She patiently did face painting to all the kids even when it went over the agreed upon time. I thank Z for making my event successful.

The Pictures Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Susan B.
Verified review

They were absolutely incredible!!! They played at our daughter's wedding reception and it was nothing short of AMAZING! The place was on fire with their excellent, high energy music! I've had so many people tell me it was the best wedding reception they've ever been to because of this fun band!!

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 Solo Musician

Austin, TX

  • Number of guests
    76-100
  • Details
    Party at El Chile restaurant from 11am to 3pm.
  • $366.67
    Average price

Need Photo Booth Renter

Austin, TX

  • Event type
    Special event / Party
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Type of pictures
    Digital only
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    Over 200 (please estimate) (400)
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    Oktoberfest-theme (German) reception at the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin.
  • $493.8
    Average price

Need a Solo Musician

Austin, TX

  • Number of guests
    25-50
  • Music genre
    Other (Flamenco )
  • Instrument preference
    Acoustic guitar
  • Details
    The venue is downtown Austin
  • $350
    Average price
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