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Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
Verified review

My organization held a banquet/dance on the 4th night of a week long training and DJ Mike was our entertainment for the evening. He was professional, attentive, and very friendly/invested in ensuring everyone had a good time. He took song requests and made sure that people got on the dance floor to have a good time! We plan to book him again next year when we return!

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Space City Clowns
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 306 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaushik S.
Verified review

My first time experience hosting a birthday party (1'st birthday of our precious) and she made it a blast. kids loved her and the entertainment was lot more than what I was expecting! highly recommend her!

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Party Animals of Texas
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Viki G.
Verified review

I have worked with Dan Brinkman and Party Animals for 20 years and hope to work with the entire crew for another 20 years! I am a GM at a local mall and I cannot imagine hosting an event without Party Animals. From Breakfast with Santa, Kids’ Fair, Magical Night of Giving, Easter Bunny, to any event, Party Animals is the one to call. Dan Brinkman and his associates are not only true professionals, but it is obvious they enjoy what they do. Once they arrive on property, my staff is no longer needed; they take charge of all activities and keep everyone entertained from the first moment. I cannot say enough good things about this company. If you need entertainment for events, parties, etc., call Party Animals!

Elite Entertainment
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Mireya R.
Verified review

I was pleased with the services Elite Entertainment provided. We had booked for a Hummer Limo but due to Hurricane Harvey, the limo was totaled. Elite Entertainment offered to reimburse the money or to give us a different option. We went with the other Limo due to being limited on time. The Limo arrived early and was there every moment. I highly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne T.
Verified review

DJ Mr. Duke was awesome! He really did a great job of making the entertainment at our party special and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a dj!

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DJ Kayenne
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

DJ Kayenne is always professional, prompt and in tune with what the crowd needs. He has provided the music for all of my events and I will continue to call on him to meet my music needs!

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob K.
Verified review

DJ Texas Outlaw is the BEST Soca DJ out there hands down, not to mention the winner of the "Best Soca DJ" award at the Caribbean Achievement Awards in Houston. He has DJed a number of events for ACCA (Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association) and did an OUTSTANDING Job. He has also been one of the most popular DJs for the past 4yrs at the various events for Phoenix Caribbean Carnival, not to mention the DJ for the "Roti Shak Revelers" Mas Band. His knowledge and expertise in the realm of Caribbean Music is untouchable for every genre. There are DJs that just play music and there are DJs that thoroughly love the music they play, DJ Texas Outlaw is someone that loves the music which makes all the difference in the world when DJing. I would highly recommend DJ Texas Outlaw for any event requiring a DJ. You defnitely will not be disappointed...

  • 21 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Anna B.
Verified review

We were beyond thrilled with the entertainment provided by this company. On time, courteous, great and accommodating attitudes by all we dealt with from start to finish. Can't wait to use them again...they are so talented! I wish there were 6 stars!!

Professor Hughdini
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Melody Q.
Verified review

Wow !!! He was so awesome ! Came early and set up to make sure everything would run smoothly . Our company party was running behind schedule, and stuck around till everyone was situated . He was super patient and all the kids and adults loved the show ! Would recommend and book him again !

Colorful Creations
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne D.
Verified review

Our club has put together an "Easter Eggstravaganza" for our resident children & their invited guests for the past 3 years. Two of those years Colorful Creations has provided entertainment including magic, story telling, face painting & clever balloon artistry. Children & parents alike are delighted with Lori's work. She has an easy, friendly & cheerful demeanor with the kids & they love her. They patiently stand in line......well, as patiently as kids can!......waiting their turn & are happy with the results. We highly recommend Colorful Creations & would definitely hire her again!

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Ryan Lee Reid
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

We have had Ryan to entertain for the past several years and his performance was always excellent. His phenomenal talent can provide an array of music. His professional approach is not only stylish, but also extremely enjoyed by the entire audience. His versatile talent style welcomes requests and displays his music versatility. I just enjoy hearing him play. He is truly excellent and exceptional. That's why we have had him entertain at our events for so many consecutive years. John McFarlin Coldwell Banker Commercial

  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe G.
Verified review

Darrel with Walk-Out Entertainment rocked our party! He was very flexible with setup and delivered on every point. His selection was great, and the added benefit of Karaoke made our event outstanding. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!

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Richie Kaye
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra V.
Verified review

Thank you Mr. Kaye for playing at our companies Christmas party. Working with you has been a great pleasure and I am happy that everyone enjoyed your music!

Top Pro
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia H.
Verified review

I hired her for my daughters 1st birthday party and it was a total hit! I was able to pay for the services online. She confirmed the appointment the day before and the kids really enjoyed the face painting and ballon twisting. Her prices were also very reasonable. Would definitely hire her again.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela D.
Verified review

We recently had a wedding at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and J. Brown Music provided music for the reception as well as the ceremony. The whole party flowed.... I will most certainly ask J. Brown Music to DJ at our next event. Thank you Jerry. You Rock!!

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Ron Corb
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tabitha S.
Verified review

Ron Corb was amazing! I hired him for a corporate event and many of my clients remarked to me what a great addition he made to our cocktail hour event. I will defiantly rebook! He was on time and very professional. The music as a great variety as well. Highly recommended!

Smiling Faces By Imelda
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mikki L.
Verified review

Imelda was a wonderful addition to our daughter's first birthday party. She entertained the children while the grown ups socialized. Her work was excellent and all the children were happy with their face painting. I cannot praise her enough. She spent the second hour working on balloon animals and even stopped to paint more faces upon request. I gave out her information to all my friends that would be looking for a face painter. Definately will use her services again. Thank you Imelda!

25/8 DJ's Productions
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
Verified review

Shawn provided great entertainment for our family at our reunion. He was on time and very professional. He made it a fun filled environment. My family really enjoyed the variety of music he played. The Buckley and Giles family thanks Shawn Johnson for a job well done....

JW Jake
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine K.
Verified review

I am so glad I hired JW Jake for our party! It was really nice having a live DJ for daughters pool party. All of my children, parents, friends, & family had a great time! Thank you Jake & Thumbtack!

JJ Music & Magic
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Angie P.
Verified review

Kids loved the show and adults too! Tricks were fun and entertaining.

  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stormy G.
Verified review

"All I want for my birthday is Mr. Ted!" exact words of my 5 year old after an amazing performance. I work in a similar industry so my kids see A LOT of entertainment...but Ted Schwank makes an impression! His high energy & unique show is full of surprises & "Wows!" to entertain kids & adults. All of my guests loved him & I've recommended him to lots of happy friends & relatives. If you are looking for professional, fun,quality entertainment for your next event....look no further, you've found it!

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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Need a Magician

Houston, TX

  • Event type
    Festival / Fair
  • Number of guests
    More than 40 (please estimate) (50)
  • Age of guests
    4-6 years old, 6-10 years old, 18 and older
  • Magic type requested
    Close-up / Walk around magic, Stage show
  • Details
    We would like to have a magic show that can entertain both children & adults and have them participate.
  • $225
    Average price

Need magician

Houston, TX

  • Event type
    Other (Club Event)
  • Number of guests
    More than 40 (please estimate) (800)
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Magic type requested
    Stage show
  • Details
    21 and older Vietnamese night club. Event will be in from 2-4 weeks out, depending on availability.
  • $600
    Average price

Need magician

Houston, TX

  • Event type
    Other (School Talent Show)
  • Number of guests
    20-40
  • Age of guests
    6-10 years old
  • Magic type requested
    Stage show
  • Details
    Would Like my son to assist
  • $220
    Average price
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