Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update


To our valued clients, 

By now you have no doubt heard about the governments Stage 2 restrictions that mean house parties are banned as a result of the increasing spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately we are not immune to this outcome and are beyond devastated that we can no longer deliver the beautiful parties we had scheduled over the coming months.

What I can say is that all parties scheduled for March and April have now been rescheduled to later in the year. All parties scheduled for May and June are now on a 'watch and wait' pending further advice from the government over the coming days and weeks. I will communicate separately with affected clients accordingly to make decisions about parties scheduled for May / June in due course. 

On a positive note, we are now seeing an emerging trend in the '+6 months' party - ie instead of celebrating a 1st birthday, we will now be celebrating '1.5 year birthdays' or if it is a 4th birthday (as is in the case of my daughter) - she will now be celebrating a '4.5 year birthday' later in the year. 

I do want to assure all of our existing clients that we are committed to prioritising your parties and working with you to reschedule to the latter half of the year when it is anticipated (at this stage) that we will start to come out the other side of the coronavirus. 

In the meantime, we are open for business and are very much looking forward to the continuation of the fun and excitement that comes from planning a special event for your family.  We are taking bookings right now for 2021 with very limited availability from September 2020 through to December 2020.

Thank you as always for your continued support of my small business. Wishing you all to stay safe during these extraordinarily challenging times.

xx Rochelle

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  Planning a special occasion is so exciting! It is a moment in time when everyone we love the most comes together to share an experience in celebration of a birthday or a special announcement, perhaps a christening or a child’s sporting event. 

When we bring our family and friends together – we truly create beautiful memories that will last for life...


Because life is worth celebrating…

  Your family is uniquely special and the moments you celebrate become part of your family’s story. We understand the importance of these moments which is why we dedicate our time to ensure that every detail of your party is prepared with the finest attention to detail…


And the details matter…

  Every aspect of your child’s party is our priority. We are a complete end to end children’s party service offering and can assist with everything from designing a fabulous themed party in the comfort of your own home or at a hired venue. To ensure your celebration is everything you could wish for and more, we will:

- design your party space according to your desired theme

- supply and set up all of the decorations (and pack down post event)

- provide options for a fully styled dessert table that includes a lolly / candy buffet, custom treats such as cookies / cake pops / macaroons / donuts / cupcakes / treat platters / fruit platters / drink station etc

- design a children’s party table loaded with fabulous party décor in your desired theme that includes party bags filled with party favours matched to your theme, 

- customise stationery and party printables to bring your theme to life

- work with our growing list of expert cake decorators to design the perfect birthday / celebration cakes

- coordinate additional furniture (tables and chairs)

- create extraordinary balloon displays 

- arrange for the best face painters

- coordinate jumping castles

- create programs of professionally hosted entertainment that include a mix of traditional and custom designed games tailored to the ages of your guests and party theme.  


AND we also offer full event space themeing too.   
We provide everything you would typically expect from a big budget event company, just re-imagined and scaled to suit your family budget.  


Let our passion for your celebration enable you to create your next memory for life…

Choosing your venue

Trolls Party
From Pop the Balloon's! Signature Party Range

Why venue selection is important

Choosing your venue is an important consideration mainly due to the intricate and elaborate set up of our event spaces.  They really are truly special, and something we pride ourselves on creating just for you.

Whilst we do on occasion service outdoor areas, we have found that too often environmental factors (such as the wind and hot sun) play havoc with the party decorations and food items (picture melted chocolate in the lolly jars and paper plates, napkins and party bags flying off the tables). 

To help with choosing the option that is best for your children’s party; we have put together a few helpful hints and tips. 

Indoor Venue Options

When choosing Pop the Balloon! to create your ideal party space, we highly recommend opting for an indoor space as a first option.  If partying at home is not possible, there are many council operated community halls in your local area that provide fantastic access for your guests.  They are clean, safe and come with all the essential facilities to ensure your party experience is the best it can be.  They often hire out hourly and can be as little as $30* per hour.  Further information on where to find your local community hall for hire, (for the NSW Central Coast region), can be found at:

Outdoor Venue Options

If considering an outdoor option for your children’s party, keep in mind that the wind and hot sun will have an impact on the success of your event, not to mention rain!  The best outdoor options are in a protected area – away from the wind in particular – so that the effort that goes into creating your unique party space will still be there, ready and waiting for your guests to arrive.  It also ensures that the party setting looks just as breathtaking as when we first set it up.

Pop the Balloon! Children’s Parties and Events do have marquee’s for hire which can provide basic protection from mild weather if your preferred outdoor location does not provide this.  Feel welcome to ask for this option at the time of booking. 

Community Parks and Public Spaces

Community parks and public spaces can be a great alternative to partying at home, however as mentioned, it’s worth keeping in mind the challenges that come with them.

Public spaces are also worth a special mention, particularly with the more popular parks as there are no guarantees that your preferred ‘spot’ will be available.  Often your preferred area is the same as everyone else’s!   

Some tips for partying in public parks include:

  • Review your preferred space ahead of the party and consider a few options.  This is particularly important if you are selecting a park that you have not been to before.  Be mindful of the mobility of your guests also – if you have guests attending that have reduced mobility or are using prams with babies and small children, try to ensure that your intended party space will comfortably accommodate their needs. 

  • Arranging a friend or family member to arrive early to reserve your space as there are no formal ‘bookings’ or ‘reservations’ of areas within community parks.  

  • If an early arrival is not practical, be flexible with your desired space.  If you are selecting a particular park because it has undercover seating / a BBQ area and great facilities – you may need to be prepared to bring some of these conveniences yourself.  Parks that feature these great options are often highly desired by many families looking for a relaxed area to enjoy. 

*Check your local Council's website for hiring fees and associated charges.

Pop the Balloon! can provide you with any necessary paperwork required by your local council to enable us and our preferred suppliers to be permitted to enter the venue and set up for a party. Please enquire at the time of booking for details. 

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Pop the Balloon! Children's Parties & Events

"Creating memories for life"

Our Head Honcho just loves to chat about kids parties and entertainment! Call her now to discuss your child's party on 0448 700 812

About Pop the Balloon

What do we do?

Why Pop the Balloon?

Why Pop the Balloon?


When it comes to planning a kids party, the sky is the limit! We have a number of kids birthday party themes to choose from – whether you are the consummate party DIY’er or whether you prefer to leave the details to us, we can assist you to make the most of your child’s special day.

We offer personalised treat buffets, balloons, catering, hosted games and prizes, face-painting, balloon twisting, jumping castles, and so much more!  We also offer themed children's party tables that come fully styled with treats, party favour bags, hosted entertainment with prizes as well as an art/craft activity included.  See our 'Packages' tab for more information.

Wanting something truly unforgettable?  Our one-on-one party styling service lets you create the ultimate children's party experience for your family - uniquely yours, and perfect in every detail. No design is too big or too small for us - just consider us your very own Party PA!

Why Pop the Balloon?

Why Pop the Balloon?

Why Pop the Balloon?


Our themed children's parties are being featured all over the world in a number of the biggest international party blog sites such as, and to name a few. 

When you engage Pop the Balloon! Children’s Parties & Events, you are assured that your event is in the very best of hands.  We work with some of the most talented local service providers  – each and every one hand selected by our Head Honcho for their excellent service, industry expertise, product quality and attention to detail. 

From the moment you book your party with us, we are with you through every step of the planning process, and we are available to you right up to (and including) your special day.  No requirement is too big or too small – we have even sourced and supplied themed character costumes for our young guests (and their parents!) to ensure their special day is one they will remember – always.

Your party is our priority; your peace of mind that your children are in safe hands, even more so... 

We are a fully insured business with all of our onsite suppliers operating with valid Working With Children Checks (WWC).  Our Head Honcho (aka owner / operator), Rochelle Muscat is also a Justice of the Peace, and the best part is?  She absolutely loves to party!  

AND! We just love to spoil our clients!  Once your party is held with us, we provide you with a $50 ‘Refer A Friend or Book Again’ gift voucher, yours to spend the next time you hold a party with us.

We cannot wait to welcome you to our Pop the Balloon! family.  

A little about us...

Why Pop the Balloon?

PtB in the community...


Pop the Balloon! Children’s Parties and Events, burst onto the NSW Central Coast kids party scene in January 2016 with a party mum who had a vision to share her passion for creating the ultimate kids parties with as many children as possible.

It is our mission to constantly strive to deliver ‘wow’ events by working with teams of party professionals who are expert at creating imaginative and innovative party experiences, that put you and your guests at the heart of the celebration.  After all, we are about ‘creating memories for life’.  

We service the NSW Cetnral Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Regions, the Upper North Shore and into the Hills District as well as some parts of Sydney (with a small travel service fee).  We cater to groups of all sizes, and budgets;  and are committed to working with you to design a unique event that is tailored to your specific party vision  

We even specialise in themed party entertainment for school vacation care programs – we really can do it all!


Rochelle is a highly capable business professional with over 20 years experience in corporate Australia. 

Throughout her busy career, Rochelle has coordinated and delivered a number of events from budget dinners to conferences, gala dinners, workshops and road shows to name a few. It is the professionalism and sophistication demanded in these fast paced environments that enables her to bring your special event to life with minimal effort on your part.

Complimenting her corporate life was her creative and artistic endeavours as a dancer and dance teacher who was privileged to work with some of the best entertainment organisations in the business. This included her unforgettable experiences working with Disney Australia which more than any other experience - inspires her to bring more than just 'party plates and hats' to your next event.  Rather, it is about bringing the 'magic'; capturing the hearts and imaginations of every guest and ensuring that your child's party will linger in their minds long past their special day.

Rochelle is a married mother with three young children, is also a NSW Justice of the Peace and has a valid working with children clearance. 

PtB in the community...

School Vacation Care Programs

PtB in the community...


We have big dreams to help as many children as possible realise their own dreams and in 2020 - booking your child’s party with us will support disadvantaged children...

One of the dreams I had for starting my business was to be able to support as many children as possible to lead their very best life and this year, I am so happy to be in a position to make that dream happen with  $10 from every party sold now being donated to The Smith Family.

I feel that no child should be left behind, and though it’s a small contribution to start with - I hope - with your continued support - that together we’ll be able to make a difference, one party at a time xx

Need more reasons to choose us? Call us now for an obligation free discussion on how we can bring your next themed party or event to life.

School Vacation Care Programs

School Vacation Care Programs

School Vacation Care Programs


 In our adult life, many of us experience working in organisations that focus heavily on team building, leadership and mentoring skills. Significant amounts of research and financial investment has gone into proving the value of utilising these activities to meet organisational objectives. 

But what about our children? 

What if they too could benefit from the types of activities usually reserved to aid adults build better working relationships with each other? Well, why not?

Exclusive to our school vacation care programs, PTB have designed a number of age appropriate team building activities aimed at assisting children to learn more about themselves and each other. It is our view that the more children discover about themselves, the more likely they are to engage positively with each other both within the vacation care, and broader school environments.

The games and activities are designed with ‘fun’ as the foremost priority. They encourage the children to come together and work collaboratively to problem solve and overcome various challenges to meet the objectives of the game. 


School Vacation Care Programs

School Vacation Care Programs


'FROZEN' - from the Signature Party range

Ashleigh Cowan, 29 December 2018

Today Rochelle hosted my daughters 5th birthday party with a frozen theme! From the moment I contacted Rochelle she was extremely helpful from creating a masterpiece within my budget and also sourcing a jumping castle and of course Elsa to make a guest appearance. It was all so stress free. The amount of effort she puts into her parties is incredible, not just a professional but a genuinely lovely person. Thank you for everything.

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‘BUTTERFLY BALL’ – from the ‘Style Me!’ Range of Children’s Party Tables with Entertainment

Renee Govoronsky-Smith, 13 November 2017

My twins Alice and Ava were the luckiest little 3 year olds in the world on Saturday when they celebrated their birthday with the absolutely magical Butterfly Ball Party we won through Facebook. All of the children had an absolute ball which was evident through their squeals of delight and laughter during their entire party. Rochelle's attention to detail was immaculate from the hanging ribbons, to the little butterflies hidden throughout and the adorable plates and cups. To add to the experience Rochelle kept the children entertained with endless games, butterfly hunt, art and even prizes. They were also lucky enough to have an enormous number 3 made out of balloons thanks to Chanelle which added to the magic. I can't thank you enough for creating such a memorable and magical experience for our little girls. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!!! Thank you again Rochelle.

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‘TROLLS PARTY’ - from the ‘Style Me!’ Range of Children’s Party Tables with Entertainment

Stephanie Boikov, 3 December 2017

We just had the most AMAZING Trolls birthday party for our little girls 5th Birthday! We can’t thank Rochelle from Pop the Balloon children’s party’s enough! Attention to detail & no detail is left un-turned! Such a wonderful experience! But most of all what really stood out is Rochelle’s beautiful personality! She’s was so warm & friendly- she really is the perfect person to take care of your kids parties! Thank you so much 

Alexandra loved her Trolls birthday & we all enjoyed it too! Thankyou Rochelle

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‘SUPERHERO PARTY’ – from the ‘Signature’ party range

Danielle Harding, 1 August 2017

Absolutely cannot speak any higher of Rochelle and her team! Our Little man's 3rd bday party was spectacular and went off without a hitch. I am so happy to have found this amazing business! Super professional and lovely to deal with.

‘HALLOWEEN PARTY’, local Central Coast Dance Studio – Fund raising event

Chantelle McGuire, 5 November 2017

Rochelle and her team absolutely killed 'it!