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DC Face Painting
from 130 reviews
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa G.
Verified review

Alexandra was patient, kind and helpful with getting the kids excited about face painting. I even joined in the fun! Her willingness to go the extra bit were very appreciated at our company's bring your kids to work day!

Smithson Music
from 121 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

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Double J Entertainment
from 113 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana J.
Verified review

If you do not use Jon as your DJ, you chose unwisely. This is one of the best DJ I have encountered, he really made our wedding day absolutely magical. Not only at the ceremony but for reception. He definitely lived up to his name (Double J Entertainment) the entertainment he provided at the reception with his quick witted jokes and his sound system and equipment together made our day awesome!! Again, if you do not chose him you made a huge mistake!

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Michael Chamberlin Magic
from 82 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline D.
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Michael provided amazing entertainment for the 40 (!) girls at my daughter's 13th birthday party. His magic show was fantastic and totally age-appropriate for girls of that age - not an easy age group to impress! He did lots of interactive tricks that they eagerly volunteered to participate in and remained an appreciative and captivated audience for the entire show. He also mingled with the guests and performed numerous "close-up" tricks after the main show. We loved him - a true professional!

Dream Face Art
from 62 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona P.
Verified review

We had a post-wedding celebration and since a lot of our friends and family members have small children, we decided to provide an entertainment for the kids. I came across Dream Face Art and decided to contact them and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made this year :D Dubesya responded to my inquiries about having a balloon twister promptly, the process was super easy and straight forward. We had Mr. Twister (Ramiro) at our event, he came on time, very professional, and most importantly made everybody (adults included) happy with his AMAZING creations! We asked him to do Star Wars and Disney characters and the balloons were definiteyl unique and unlike what I've seen before! We are super happy with Dream Face Art and would definitely recommend. Friends and family kept prasing on how awesome his creations were. THANK YOU for the amazing work and help making our event a memorable one!! :D

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Blendmasters DJ Services
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Timm C.
Verified review

DJ HyOctane provide music/entertainment for my wife's 40th birthday party. It was a 90's theme party so DJ HyOctane took us back to our high school/college days and kept the party jumping with hit after hit. EVERYBODY had a good time!

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Fairy Jennabelle
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

She showed up a few minutes early to alot time for set-up so it would not cut into the time needed for entertaining the children and I truly appreciated this detail. She came well prepared with various paint colors and numerous face painting options to satisfy a broad range of personalities. Her artitistic skills were definately evident in her work as her face painting looked very detailed and the colors were very bright. The balloon artist also did an excellent job creating life like pets, swords and just about anything the children requested. Both Jennabelle and the balloon artist were truly professional. I highly recommend her and her but I would definately hire her again. We were very please and had our expectations exceeded. Thank for helping us make our family's celebration so unique and fun!

Captain Allstar
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Captain Allstar performed at our house for my son's 4th birthday party. It was awesome from start to end. First, scheduling was easy - a call to Captain Allstar himself and we were all set. He also mentioned that we should stop by his show at the Vienna Summer Concert on the Green (we did and it was a great time - Captain AS introduced himself and had our son on stage during the show). A few days before the show, Captain AS called to make sure of the time and to assure us he was coming (it can be stressful when your schedule the entertainment for your kid's party's this ahead of time and you haven't spoken in a while - we had no such stresses). As for the show - Captain AS car early to set up, and just hung out on the back deck while the kids all arrived and played. When the show started (mostly 4 year olds and some 7 yr olds with my daughter), he was a huge hit. My son did not stop laughing and pointing out the silly things that Captain AS did in his act). He is more goofy magic/comedy vs straight magic, which is what we expected and wanted. He had groups of kids on "stage", made my son the co-star of the show and made everyone laugh and have a great time. I should note that it was 92-93 degrees and really humid - and the show was in our backyard. He was an absolute professional. I really can't say enough about Captain AS - if you want a great show for young kids with no stress, he is your guy.

Top Pro
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay F.
Verified review

Great company to work with. Easy to book, quality work, and punctual. I look forward to working with them again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Deci C.
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My gutters were cleaned. Kris showed up as promised and took photos of the work and sent to me via text message. I live out of state and that was very helpful.

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Xen Live
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zach M.
Verified review

Excellent experience! I had the pleasure of performing on stage using Xen Live's set. The sound and lights were superb. I definitely recommend using Xen Live for your entertainment needs!

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John Verrico
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

John was a great Team Building Speaker. He kept everyone engaged and attentive to his presentation. It was interactive and fun. There are some changes in my organization and I think John's presentation was very assertive uniting us more as a team.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tom M.
Verified review

The show was very entertaining for the kids and the adults. Lots of laughs and surprises. Very professional. Made a great birthday party for my grandson.

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We were extremely happy with all the effort Belton Entertainment put forth to help make our back to school night a great success. Our students and their families left with smiles and a wonderful overall shared experience learning about their school. The great balloons and painted faces were a big part of creating the fun and exciting atmosphere for the evening, so thanks again to Andrea and her team at Belton Entertainment.

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DG Entertainment DMV
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian C.
Verified review

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our order for our event due to budgetary issues, but we want to do business with DG Entertainment in the future, and Damien is great to do business with. We look forward to another time working with Damien, and will recommend DG Entertainment, as well as Thumbtack to other colleagues and agencies. Brian

Claudia Carawan Vocal Studio
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
T.E. W.
Verified review

Claudia is a gifted musician who has been well trained in a variety of genres. An Intuitive and insightful teacher, she creates a fun and supportive environment while bringing out the best in my voice. I'm just thrilled with my progress.

Jack Philipoom
from 11 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
Verified review

Jack was great. He's professional, on time and provided the perfect music entertainment for my outdoor party. Will definitely rehire in the future.

  • 33 years in business
Kevin N.
Verified review

Always on time time and ready to go, the music catered to the crowd and was considerate with request from patrons, played all genres would definitely recommend.

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Allie F.
Verified review

Arrived on time, set-up her equipment and provided quality music for our guests the entire event with no problems. Very polite and easy to work with! Highly recommended!

J Walk Music
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Benedicte T.
Verified review

Very professional. Great solo musician entertainment for our party. Exactly what we were looking for.

D.J. Wonder Productions
from 7 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
Verified review

Sean/DJ Wonder was the DJ for my wedding reception. He was very professional at all times and had a wide variety of music that my guests thoroughly enjoyed. We had so much fun dancing and celebrating and are so grateful that we hired him. For your next party, reception, event, hire DJ Wonder!!!

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

Fredericksburg, VA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Number of guests
    I'm not sure
  • Age of guests
    10-14 years old
  • Magic type requested
    Close-up / Walk around magic
  • Details
    Birthday girl is turning 10yrs. old.
  • $272.25
    Average price
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