Putting together a party seems so simple …  but then you actually sit down and think about what you need to do and you feel like your head might explode. Every mum wants the day to be awesome and, especially if your child is a bit older, sometimes you’re looking for something that’s a little different! Our Party Guide is a great starting point containing lots of local businesses offering fun venues, entertainment and supplies to help you organise the party of the year!


  • Essence Patisserie
  • The French Kitchen
  • Momento Catering
  • Not Just a Party Bag
  • PartyJay
  • Party Palace
  • Pistachio Entertainment
  • Tumbletown
  • Yasmine Parker Photography


  • The Bella Local
  • Croc’s Playcentre
  • GymbaROO, The Hills
  • Holey Moley Golf Club & Strike Bowling Castle Towers
  • The Little Gym
  • Little Plaster House
  • Lynwood Country Club
  • Sydney Hills Gymnastics
  • Timezone
  • Wannabees


Essence Patisserie


One word describes Essence Patisserie – yum! Essence Patisserie is a firm favourite with Hills District Mums. Their cakes, tarts and other sweet delights look and taste amazing and the photos speak for themselves! Their fabulous cakes are perfect for a special celebration and are often raved about by Hills District Mums! Contact them with a week’s notice to arrange your perfect cake!

Essence Patisserie also makes mini desserts and macarons, perfect for a dessert table or high tea style function.

5/16 Adelphi Street, Rouse Hill | Phone 8814 5940 | info@essencepattiserie.com.au | essencepatisserie.com.au | Facebook

The French Kitchen

The French Kitchen Castle Hill is the Hills’ original one stop party shop, supplying you with all your party needs in one convenient location.

When it comes to parties we have you covered with our exclusive and unique photo cakes, personalised cakes & signature French mud cake.

We offer an extensive range and variety of specialised sweet and savoury food for your next birthday, high tea, christening or end of season soccer celebration! Choose from new gourmet cakes, bite-sized treats, gourmet finger food, helium hire, balloons arrangements, coloured theming & confectionery.

There’s also beautiful new glassware for all your major age birthdays. Your choice of rose gold, gold, silver, hessian & rustic themes.

We make things easy with fresh to order sandwich, wrap, fruit platters and salads.

With friendly staff to help you throw an amazing party or function, here for you 7 days a week! Shop in store, visit our new website or call us and let us help you over the phone!

1/19 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill  |  Ph 9634 2593 |  info@thefrenchkitchen.com.au  |  thefrenchkitchen.com.au

Momento Catering

Momento Catering options are designed with quality and convenience in mind. Book and order online for pick up or delivery in a few simple steps and impress your guests with the freshly made menu.

Offerings include catering for morning tea, light or substantial lunch, afternoon tea, Bella tea , grazing tables, beverages, boardroom & corporate, and service & kitchen staff.

Menus and events can be tailored to meet your every requirement and all considerations are made, including early or late delivery, dietary needs and service options. For a tailored event the dedicated event coordinators will guide you through all the steps to ensure your event is a complete success.

Book online    |     Phone 8884 2800   |     Message on Facebook    |    Email catering@momentohospitality.com.au

Not Just a Party Bag

Welcome to Not Just a Party Bag…

Party bags, favours and bonbonniere are becoming an increasingly popular but time-consuming part of party and event planning. At Not Just A Party Bag, we endeavour to create a custom made product in the size, shape and form you require. From a simple, traditional lolly bag to more complex, theme-based creations. As the name suggests, we don’t just make ‘lolly bags’ – hampers, treat boxes, candy martini cups and footy candy cones are just some of the jobs we’ve tackled so far.

It is as easy as sending an email or message, outlining what you have in mind, and then either picking up your favours or having them delivered. If you’re short on time and ideas, we gladly offer appropriate options that fit in with your celebration.

‘Let us help you think outside the bag!’

Email: notjustpartybag@optusnet.com.au   |  Phone: 0435 946 424  |  Facebook.com/NotJustAPartyBag


PartyJay – the party supplies store that sells happiness!

Make your next event a memorable and enjoyable one. Let the experienced and happy staff create a vision of wonder from just an idea. Don’t know what you want or need? Don’t worry! After 13 years of working with the Hills community creating ideas the PartyJay team will be able to magically envisage the most memorable party or event you couldn’t even imagine.

From single balloons, bouquets and 3ft confetti balloons to fill an event centre, to disposable colour coded table wear, children’s party ware, toys and confectionery they have it all. The latest environmentally friendly table ware and hessian, elegant glassware for lolly bars and catering containers and trays for large and small events.

There’s also all year round costumes including Halloween and book week and “best price” DIY helium tank hire. At PartyJay there’s nearly everything imaginable for your celebration!

Visit PartyJay for your next event, whether it be a gender reveal, fiesta, baby shower, birthday party, or just a good old dinner party with the neighbours or school mums.

Unit 4,252 New Line Road, Dural (across from Bunnings)    |    Phone 9651 4609  |     Facebook.com

Party Palace

Party Palace literally is your local one stop party shop. They stock confetti balloons, foil balloons, and good old fashioned plain balloons, in all sizes big and small. There’s party decorations, dress ups, and everything from Frozen to Paw Patrol and Batman as well! They also have the lollies, piniatás and pass the parcel gear covered.

Party Palace also has banners, flags, candles and wrapping paper and they can fit you out with Hens Night stuff as well as all the bits and bobs for a baby shower, child’s 1st birthday and even cool ideas for gender reveals. And for the real catering goddess, there’s foil trays, cling wrap, foil, garbage bags and disposable catering wear to cater for 1 or 100.

Party Palace also hires tables, chairs, helium tanks, photo booths, slushie machines and lots lots more! And yes, they deliver!

Run by two HDMs Alison and Leisa, they’d love to see you and help you with ALL your party needs!

Shop B43, 24-32 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista   |   Ph: 8883 1622   |   partypalace.com.au    |   Facebook.com/PartyPalaceAustralia

Pistachio Entertainment

Pistachio Entertainment Group was founded in 2010 by Mario Martinez and Emily McGlinn, who met touring and performing live all over the world with Australia’s most successful children’s entertainment company ‘The Wiggles’, Emily as Dorothy the Dinosaur and Mario as Wags the Dog. One day they decided to start their own business giving them the satisfaction of working for themselves.

As party entertainers they have been able to share many families’ milestones over the years with their high end entertainment services. Working with children is such a privilege. Now with a highly trained team of professional entertainers Pistachio Entertainment specialises in providing interactive children’s parties, themed activity zones and other festive specialities. Pistachio Entertainment will arrive at your party to set up an entertaining area and, once in character, start interacting with the children according to the character and theme of your choice.

Starting with a character introduction, little guests will be captivated with theatrical routines filled with music and movement. Hosts will teach the children some dance movements, play instruments and interact with lots of props such ribbons, pom poms and more. There are also lots of games such as pass the parcel, egg and spoon races, limbo and tunnels, finishing with an arts and craft activity so kids can make their own memento to take home and remember the good time!

Pistachio Entertainment can also provide face painting, balloon modelling, temporary tattoos, nail art, disco lights, bubbles, smoke machines and more.

Phone 0403 226 822 |  Email info@pistachioentertainment.com  | pistachioentertainment.com  | Facebook


Got a party or event coming up? Tumbletown brings the fun of softplay to your special event – there’s simply no better way to keep the kids entertained and let the parents relax! Backyards, front yards, community halls, parks, function centres – Tumbletown goes everywhere.

No need to share with other families at a play centre when you can have your very own tumbletown at your selected home or venue! Suitable for indoor/outdoor setups at fetes, festivals, vacation care, playgroups, birthdays – all special events. No electricity required. All weather and UV protected, the play centres hold up to 20 kids at a time. Tumbletown has $20 million public liability coverage and is fully insured.

Whether your event is indoors or outdoors Tumbletown brings the fun to you!

Simply call 1300 885 185 or visit tumbletown.com.au

Yasmine Parker Photography

Let Yasmine capture your family’s precious memories, whether it be a milestone celebrated with an event, a first birthday cake smash, christening and more. Photographing families for over 10 years in the Hills is Yasmine’s passion. Having Yasmine capture your special event means that you don’t have to worry about doing so and can simply enjoy yourself. Photographing an event can be tricky in terms of people, movement, location and organising people. A dedicated professional photographer means you’re guaranteed excellent photos that capture the spirit and emotion of your event.

Yasmine would love to meet you and your family and can customise a package to suit your needs. Event photography starts from $100/hour and lifestyle sessions start from $350.

0431182984   |   instagram    |    yasmineparker.com.au   |   sayhello@yasmineparker.com.au


The Bella Local

Looking for somewhere different to host your next celebration or event? Look no further than The Bella Local in Norwest. The Bella Local can look after all your private event need,s from hosting children’s parties to intimate celebrations, the possibilities are endless. The Bella Locals offer a wide selection of food options as well as cakes and desserts. Private functions are available Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Some party options include pizza making, cake decorating, slime making, art & craft, high tea or if you prefer, you can host your own. There are lots of catering options available also including antipasto platters, fruit platters, sandwiches and wraps plus much more.

Email hello@thebellalocal.com.au to discuss your party and catering needs!

Croc’s Playcentres – Castle Hill, Marsden Park, Prospect

Stuck for kids birthday party ideas? Then look no further than Croc’s Playcentre Prospect, a party venue like no other! There’s a range of exciting themed party rooms for kids, including exclusive interactive party options. Party packages can be tailored to create the special day your child is dreaming of. With the choice of selected food options, kid’s activities, kid’s games, parent’s platters and additional extras Croc’s guarantees…. fun for kids… and fun for all!

You will receive a dedicated party host to meet your every need, unlimited play and, of course leave the cleaning to Croc’s! The play facilities have been designed by a leading indoor play specialist and are intended to accommodate children of all ages.

There are basic themed party rooms or you can choose one of the specially-themed party packages such as the Make, Bake and Create Party where kids make their own pizza, bake it and create and decorate a cookie to take home later. The disco karaoke party is held in a disco party room and parents can watch what’s happening via a TV outside the room, so no need to cramp your kid’s style! Then there’s a pamper party option (Prospect only) which includes a mini mani and pedi and rose petal foot soak. Party guests receive pink lemonade and mini cupcakes on arrival and food is more high tea/canape style plus a lolly bar. Kids get the use of silky robes and magazines and everyone gets a glitter tattoo.

And while the kids have a fabulous party, parents can relax and enjoy a coffee from the in-house Muffin Break!

Marsden Park opening mid March.

Facebook    |   Phone: 1300 0 CROCS (1300 027 627)      |    crocsplaycentre.com.au.

GymbaROO, the Hills

Celebrate your little one’s birthday with a GymbaROO party at their Rouse Hill centre! Children will have a ball dancing, playing with small age-appropriate equipment, enjoying parachute activities, catching bubbles and learning new and fun ways to move their body!

The party includes invites printed and mailed to your address for you to fill out and send to your guests, tables and chairs set up for children to eat at, 3 serving tables, 30 – 45 min session with party host led activity time and more. Other party games can be organised on request if your child has a favourite. All food, poppers/drinks, cutlery, cake knives, cups, decorations etc are supplied by you, allowing you to theme your party for your little one!

Bookings can be made via phone or email on 0404 481 529 / info@gymbaroothehills.com.au


Holey Moley Golf Club & Strike Bowling Castle Towers

This awesome new venue is like no other, so if you’re looking for something a little different, look no further. Depending on your child’s age and interests there’s bowling, putt putt golf, karaoke and an escape room all under one roof! You can tailor your party package to suit and the staff are excellent and happy to help with all your party needs!

There’s 18 holes of golf, although you can play just 9 if you like. This isn’t your average course though, with each hole themed. Think Jurassic Par (dinosaur themed, der), Children of the Pawn (chess themed), Extra Teerestrial Activity, Shut ya Trap (Mouse Trap themed! It’s too much to bare!) and O Christmas Tee (yes, all year round), just to name a few.

There are also two private bowling lanes which are perfect for slightly younger kids to keep them all in one place The party rooms are light and spacious and there’s a bar for the parents – everyone’s catered for!  Holey Moley doesn’t take itself too seriously and this makes for a perfect party venue – the main aim is just to have a really great time! You can read more about the venue here.

Note – you can book parties through both Holey Moley Golf Club and Strike Bowling.

strikebowling.com.au    |   Phone: 1300 STRIKE (1300 787 453)

holeymoley.com.au     |   Phone: 1300 PAR-TEE (1300 727 833)

The Little Gym

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Awesome birthday parties at The Little Gym give your birthday child and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music and fun activities created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup and clean up, making it totally awesome for you too! Customised birthday adventures for them, a stress-free party for you.

Parties can be booked for the following times on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Saturdays: Dural: 3pm – 4.45pm    |   Bella Vista: 2.30pm – 4.15pm
  • Sundays: Both locations: 10am – 11.45am, 12.15pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 4.15pm

The 1.75 hours includes:

  • Exclusive use of our facility
  • Qualified instructors to lead the fun
  • The Little Gym Birthday Bash invites
  • Brightly decorated party room
  • Plates, cups, utensils, napkins
  • Tables and chairs
  • Water dispenser
  • iPod dock to use with any of your music
  • Tea and coffee for parents

You provide:

  • The birthday cake
  • party favours or goody bags
  • Food and drinks

Location: Dural   |  Phone: 02 8443 0160   |   email: dural@thelittlegym.com.au

Location: Bella Vista    |   Phone: 02 9836 5545   |  email: bellavista@thelittlegym.com.au

Website: thelittlegym.com.au

Little Plaster House

The Little Plaster House is all about plaster painting parties! This fun, bright kids plaster painting party venue is the perfect backdrop for a creative experience and the studio is yours exclusively for the event. Have your no-hassle art party at the studio in Bella Vista and take the mess out of your home. Their Bella Vista studio is a creative party venue designed to provide a fun and creative atmosphere hosted by friendly and attentive staff.

Kids’ parties are available for children ages 2 to 12 years. The Little Plaster House provides personalised invitations, art materials, aprons, paper products, party snacks and refreshments for the kids, with coffee and light snacks available for the adults. Best of all, they do all the cleaning up, so you have time to enjoy your party and entertain your guests!

There’s a range of plaster painting party packages and once you’ve decided on which plaster painting party to book, you can book online, call us on 02 8883 3982, message on Facebookor email parties@littleplasterhouse.com.au to secure your booking.

Lynwood Country Club – kids parties on the farm

Lynwood birthday parties are an easy and unique way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. With an enclosed children’s playground, newly renovated outdoor dining area and farm animals your party at Lynwood Country Club will be one to remember. There’s a wide range of food to chose from, from healthy options as well as traditional party favourites.

Your package includes a party host for 1 hour, entry and unlimited play, party food, party packs (includes lollies or sultanas or popcorn), ice cream cake, party table, invitations, placemats, fruit cordial and a balloon for each child. All for a very competitive price of $29.95 per child (minimum of 8 children).

Party packages can be viewed here.

For more information phone 02 4580 2800 or email events@lynwoodcc.com.au

Sydney Hills Gymnastics

Looking for an affordable, fun and exciting idea for your child’s next birthday? For a truly unforgettable party, Sydney Hills Gymnastics birthday parties are a sure hit! Sit back and enjoy the day as coaches greet you on arrival, guiding you through the gym which has been booked out especially for you and your party. Catering for every age and ability, Sydney HIlls Gymnastics aims to encourage fitness, fun and friendship in their decked out gym.

From trampolines and a trapeze to a jumping castle and host of other activities, your child’s birthday party is guaranteed to have them talking about it for years to come. Your child and their friends will have the chance to showcase their tricks and skills with the aid of experienced and qualified coaches. For a fast-paced and exciting party, bookings are essential. But with two time spaces on Saturdays and three time spaces on Sundays, there’s sure to be a time that suits.

For more information or to book your party, please visit the website or give them a call.

Sydney Hills Gymnastics offers gymnastic programs for both boys and girls from the age of 18 months to 18 years. Any Kindergym program first class free! The club also specialises in men’s gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. 

Unit 3, 4 Gladstone Road Castle Hill   |   Phone 02 9659 9010   |   Email vasiltrof1@bigpond.com | sydneyhillsgymnastics.com.au   |    Facebook.com


Planning a kids birthday party can be a massive chore, but luckily Timezone has you covered! Timezone packs heaps of fun for your kids into a super convenient and easy to manage format. The Birthday Package deals available in the Rouse Hill store packs in heaps of different activities for your party’s guests. There are different levels of packages to suit, with varying party durations and inclusions. More details can be found here.

Upon booking you’ll also be provided with invitations to send all your guests! This makes organisation that much easier!

The range of games available in the package is enormous! Guests can challenge each other at Hoops, Skee Ball, MotoGP and heaps more! The party room you get access to with your Birthday Party Package is perfect for cake cutting and eating, or some present unwrapping! And of course, what’s more stress free than not having to clean up afterwards! Additionally, you can always BYO food to the party or alternatively ask our friendly staff at the store what other catering options are available.

10-14 Market Lane, Rouse Hill  |  Phone 9805 0116  |   facebook.com/TimezoneRouseHill  |    timezone.com.au

Wannabees Hornsby

What do you wannabee when you grow up? Firefighter, policeman, postman, doctor, model. You name it! Wannabees is a beautiful themed indoor centre that emulates a real city and is built to scale just for children. It features different fully functional rooms, such as police and fire stations, TV and radio stations, a hospital, vet, construction site, post office, beauty salon and more.

Birthday parties are meant to be huge amounts of fun, so enjoy the company of your family and friends and create the most memorable experience for your child. This is what Wannabees does best! Hassle free parties, get your time back and outsource your party. Check out the party packages here

Your party can be themed with a character of your choice with tableware & balloons. And why not give it a special touch with a princess? Choose from Elsa, Cinderella, Belle, Sleeping Beauty or superhero girl!

Shop 2042, 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield Shopping Centre), Hornsby.   |  Phone: 02 8021 6902    |   wannabees.com.au

If you would like your business to feature in a future edition of our HDM Party Guide, please email us at hello@hillsdistrictmums.com.au. We take on new listings every six months.