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...
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 ensuring that every element of your party is prepared with the finest attention to detail…
Every aspect of your child’s party is our priority.
Watch as they delight in the custom party printables featuring their name, themed party favours, hosted entertainment, beautifully styled party tables and picnic settings together with the hand selected treats to be featured on your dessert display.
Each and every detail is hand picked and designed to create a party experience like nothing you have seen before.
From the initial design of your theme, through to the delivery of your special occasion - engaging our teams of expert party professionals enables us to offer a complete end to end service offering to you which includes:
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.
Our world of unforgettable parties creates memories that will last your family a lifetime.
And the best part?
Everything you need to make your special occasion beyond amazing is right here at your fingertips.
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.
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: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/recreation/planning-events/hall-and-venue-finder
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 can be a great alternative to partying at home, however as mentioned, it’s worth keeping in mind the challenges that come with them, 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:
(IMPORTANT NOTE: From 1 January 2022 Pop the Balloon! Children's Parties & Events will no longer offer our styled event services in parks / large open outdoor spaces.)
*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.
That is why we are proud to be a registered COVID compliant business. All of our staff and onsite suppliers are fully vaccinated and we have updated our cleaning products to hospital grade disinfectants. We are also pleased to offer hand sanitisers for guests that are 100% natural, non alcoholic and kind to skin.
Breaking news - we will be reopening for business from 1 November 2021. Yay!
In the meantime here are some antics we got up to to pass the time in lockdown where we continued to find the fun in the day to day by creating OTT themed dinner parties for our children right at the dining room table - and you won't believe what we've been able to create...
Fairy Hollow Dinner Party - 16 July 2021
Come find the fairies amongst the whimsical styling of our fairy dinner party...
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Calling all superheroes! It's time to save the family from lockdown...
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When it comes to planning your child's party, the sky is the limit! We have a number of party themes and packages to choose from including:
We also offer:
Wanting something truly unforgettable?
Our one-on-one Signature and Luxe party styling services welcomes you to the Design Room where you will be invited to let your imagination run free in pursuit of creating the ultimate children's party experience for your family - uniquely yours, and perfect in every detail.
Just consider us your very own
Whatever your needs, we can assist you to make the most of your child’s special day.
Our themed children's parties are being featured all over the world in a number of the biggest international party blog sites such as:
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 have been partying with the families all over the Central Coast / Newcastle / Hunter and Sydney for almost 5 years and 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, reliability, 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. 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.
We take the health and safety of your family and guests as well as our staff very seriously and have completed the COVID 19 hygiene training and upgraded our already stringent cleaning practices in line with government guidelines.
We cannot wait to welcome you to our Pop the Balloon! family.
Pop the Balloon! Children’s Parties and Events, burst onto the NSW Central Coast kids party scene in January 2016 with a mum who had a vision to share her passion for making children's parties an unforgettable experience the whole family with love.
It is our mission to consistently 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 Central 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
ABOUT OUR 'HEAD HONCHO' / LEAD PARTY STYLIST
Rochelle is a highly capable business professional with over 5.5 years as children's party and event stylist and 20 years experience in corporate Australia.
Throughout her busy career, Rochelle has coordinated and delivered a number of large 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 endeavors as a dancer and dance teacher who was privileged to work with some of the best entertainment organisations in the business.
Her biggest inspiration came from working alongside Disney Australia where she learnt what it takes to bring the 'magic' and capture the hearts and imaginations of every guest. With this Rochelle works tirelessly to ensure 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.
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.
A message from Pop the Balloon's! Head Honcho:
"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 We Care Connect Central Coast.
In 2021 we are also proud to partner with Camp Breakaway and support their gala charity fund raiser event.
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 - together we will 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.
'FROZEN 2' - from the Style Me! party range
Carly Ann, 8 August 2020
Completely exceeded all expectations. From the very first message communication was clear and prompt.
I was truly overwhelmed with just how much we received including all the games and activities. Exceptional value for money and will be saving our date with Pop the Balloon for 2021 and beyond!
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‘MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY’ – from the ‘Signature Party’ range
Skie Fraser, 2 December 2019
Wow where do I even start? I was absolutely blown away when I walked into the room for Clare's mad hatter tea party! As was my daughter! Wow! I didn’t have any words! It was absolutely amazing breathtaking! No words can describe how truly perfect it was. It really was Clare's dream come true! One Clare will remember for the rest of her life.
Wow the detail that went into this party was amazing. I can’t even explain it, it truly was breathtaking! The table design was amazing everything a girl could ever dream off. Rochelle had customised everything which made Clare's day even more special. She made customised chocolate bars, bubbles, drinks, and lolly bags which were a big hit. The children loved choosing their own lollies from the lolly buffet and there was so much excitement and laughter when filling up the lolly bags.
From the start to the finish Rochelle made the party experience stress free, relaxing, exciting and definitely one to remember. Wow, I did not need to do anything for the party. Rochelle organised everything even down to the invites, which I must say were absolutely amazing. Not only did she set up a perfect mad hatter tea party that all children loved as they said ‘the best party ever’ but the entertainment with the children was amazing! She entertained 15 children. She had them all laughing and working together. There was a mad hatters hat making, a hat parade wow this was so much fun, finding the lost keys and who could forget the amazing game of croquet. I have never heard so much laughter and so much team work. Rochelle was the most amazing entertaining host I have ever meet!
So many people commented on how fantastic and amazing this setup was! And I couldn’t agree more! I can’t wait for next years party. Rochelle is definitely one I will come back too. She is great! there was lots of communication about what we wanted and she was always keeping us informed in what was happening. I will recommend her to all of my friends.
Thank you for making Clare's day so special. We were so lucky to win the raffle one we will always be grateful for. Thank you for the amazing photos as well. We will treasure these forever!
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‘PRIMA BALLERINA’ - from the ‘Luxe Party' range
Jessica Hall, 28 November 2019
When you book your party with Rochelle you know you are going have the most incredible party created for you. From start to finish she makes the experience for you stress free, enjoyable and exciting.
Rochelle's attention to detail is faultless, communication is always flowing and the way she connects with the kids as she entertains them is better than I’ve ever come across.
Thank you again so much Rochelle for giving my daughter the most incredible birthday party possible. You blew my high expectations out of the universe and we will absolutely be partying again in the future
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‘JUNGLE ISLAND’ – from the ‘LUXE Party’ range
Joy Funakii, 13 July 2019
💯 recommend Rochelle and her creative mind. Rochelle created the most memorable day for my boys combined 1st and 4th Birthday as well as their hair cutting ceremony.
An amazing front Lolly buffet display..100x custom Lolly bags..a beautiful entrance array of balloons..
3x long kiddies table that was an outstanding jungle theme display..as well as catering the decorations and set ups for 150x seated guests..not only that but she entertained the kids as well.
Her attention to details and customising everything from lolly bags, bubble wands, plates, cups and utensils and every single table.
She took all the stress and worry of the event by looking after the decorations, the cake, the entertainment, the hiring of jumping castle and face painters and did such an amazing job.
My guests are still talking about the set up. Highly recommend Rochelle and her team for future events and will definitely be back..
Thanks Rochelle sooo much for creating a memorable day that we will always cherish🥰🥰🥰🥰