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10 Party Businesses in Gisborne

Plan the perfect party!

We're so excited to share this blog and give you ideas for planning your parties and events. Organising an event can be such a challenge. Do you find yourselves asking "What theme should I choose?", "How do I entertain all those kids?" and "How can I make my event extra special?". There are some fantastic local businesses out there who can make your party dreams come true! We hope to put you in touch with them to help you take your special occasion to the next level.

Some of these companies don't have their own website so, we thought we could use ours to raise awareness of their spectacular products and services and, make your party planning easier at the same time!

Let's get started!

We have collected 10 party/event hire businesses in Gisborne who want to make your vision come to life. Each has been recommended by someone on Facebook or we have worked with them personally. If you know someone in the industry, let us know - we're keen to chat with them about joining this blog.

WARNING! The following content is party planning heaven and may cause you to organise the best party ever!


Super Sleepovers

Hire SuperSleep overs for parties or events.
Super SleepOvers

Maata really goes out of her way to make sure your party is set up just how you want it and her customers can't get enough! She also offers catering options that can be tailored to a range of different requirements. If you haven't already, it's worth checking her out. BubbleWrapFun do a package with them to include a bouncy castle for the high tea parties!

"Hi I’m Maata from Super Sleepovers, a kids party hire service 5-14yrs, saving you the stress of organising and setting up a Super Sleepover. With different themes to choose from for your child and guests, you can enjoy connecting and creating fun memories to last a lifetime. We come back at the end of the party to pack up so no washing for you. In addition I offer high tea parties during the day with catering options. GF (gluten free), DF (dairy free), SF (sugar free) included. Why not add in some Dress ups for 5-8yrs or high tea dresses or perhaps some props for a Mad Hatter tea party? I have various themes including wedding, Christmas, and pink. I also provide adults high tea for fun hen parties, fundraising events or just for a relaxing time with friends. See you soon!"

You can find them on Facebook.


Feather Rush

Hair feathers for events or birthdays
Feather Rush

Feather Rush has been around for a while now, and they never fail to impress. At our last BWF funday, they came along and offered feather extensions. My daughter and I got them, and three months later, we still had our feathers! We could have easily taken them out, but they served as a fun reminder of the great time we had.

What makes Feather Rush stand out is their constant stream of new and exciting ideas. The business owner is a true go-getter. Just check out their Facebook page and you'll see a wide array of services they've offered previously, including:

- Henna

- Face painting

- Belly painting

- Candy floss

- Air tattoos

- Hat burning

Is there anything they can't do? While we’re not sure if all these services are still available, it's amazing to see such a diverse skill set showcased. We look forward to seeing Feather Rush at many more events to come.

Find them on Facebook


Seventeen Slumbers

Sleep overs for families or kids. Photos of Tie pees and Belle tent.
Seventeen Slumbers

A little bit from Selena herself:

"Hey Everyone! Selina here from Seventeen Slumbers! We specialise in making slumber parties extra special. We have a range of themes for children aged from 3 - 16 years. We have Indoor Teepee Parties and Outdoor Glamping Options with a new Family Staycation. We make it super easy by setting up for you and coming back the next day and packing it away all stress free! All you need to do is message us the number of children you are after and the directions of where you would like to set up and the rest is for us to do and you to relax! Head over to the Seventeen Slumber page and give us a message for more information! Looking forward to hearing from you!"

You can find them on Facebook or Instagram.


Kayla's cart Rides

Girl riding a cart pulled by a pony.
Kayla's cart Rides

Kayla's cart Rides features a young girl named Kayla and her pony, Nugget. Kayla takes kids on cart rides, making it a fantastic addition to any birthday party or event. If you have some extra land and don't want to buy a pony, this is definitely a great option to give the kids an extra thrill. Make sure you look her up on Facebook to see what Nugget is getting up to.

Here's a snippet from Kayla's page:

"Hi, my name is Kayla and my pony is called Nugget. I do pony cart rides for children's birthday parties and other children's events within the Gisborne district. If you would like to book the pony rides, please contact me."

You can find them on Facebook.


Face Painting by Julia

Kids with faces painted by Julia
Face Painting by Julia

We first met Julia at our son's 2nd birthday party and were blown away by the speed of the face painting. Julia came to our house, set up, painted all the kids faces in an hour and was gone again. She left behind a beautiful trail of coloured and happy faces. Face paint and birthday parties seem to be something that go hand in hand. It's also an exciting way to bring some colour and excitement to your next event.

Here's a little bit from Julia:

"I am an artist who loves interacting with children (and big kids too!) and adding a bit of fantasy and fun to the party. I have been face painting at birthdays for over 10 years and have a wide range of designs you can choose from. I only use professional quality, cosmetic grade face paint and glitter. I also offer glitter and airbrush tattoos. To enquire or book a party, message me on my Facebook page."

You can find Julia on Facebook.


Tu Meke Face Painting  

Tu Meke Face Painting

Tu Meke are another awesome local Gisborne face painter but thats not all Karen at Tu Meke can do! Check out what she has to say below:

"Those squeals of delight and fantastic smiles that come from the children as they see themselves in the mirror are so satisfying!

I cater for all ages & events and have on offer Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Tie-in Braids and packages for Mermaid Unicorn themed parties! There’s even a Glitter Bar for big people, and a little bit of Special Effects too and much more in the works. If you're an out of the box thinker imagining something different for your event, I would love to collaborate with you, please get in touch.


A bit about me. Kia ora, I am Karen, a Mature Professional. I have been a Face Painter since training as a Make Up & SPFX Artist at WelTec in 2012. So, I have a broad creative skill set that has enabled me to work with a wide range of creatives, and corporate and private events from Wellington Fashion Week to Independent Short Films, face painting for Te Papa, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Fab Faces and BodyFX to name a few.


I’ve lived in Gizzy since 2019 where I have whanau. I really missed being creative and so launched Tu Meke Face Painting here in 2023 to make work for myself and get into the flow again. Have a look through my Gallery and if you like what you see please show your support with a Like & Follow on my socials."


You can find Karen on Facebook, website or Instagram.


Box of Wonders

Gisborne's Party design business. Photos of archways, back drops and other set up.
Box of Wonders

These guys know how to style a party or event! The photos and set ups are next level! We love showing up to a party to see these incredible creations. If you have a vision they'll find a way to create it. They are very popular and quite busy so make sure you get in touch early if you want some Box of Wonders magic at your next event or birthday party.

Here's a little snippet from Box of Wonders:

"We are a small business that provides set up decorations for all sort of events. From children to adult birthdays, baby showers, weddings etc. Our mission is to make the decoration side as stress free as possible. We have 2 types of services:

1. Ready to set projects – the client can change the colour, but it is not personalised.

2. Personalised set ups – the decorations and pricing are customised depending on the party design and notice given. A virtual preview is sent to the client for reference.

You imagine. We create. Contact us for more info or a quote."

You can find them on Facebook.


Sugar High Party Hire

Table and chair set ups, Balloon archways and more.
Sugar High party Hire

Sugar High Party Hire super Mum, Rosie, has found way to help you add those extra bits to your party with style and grace. So many Mums love to create and celebrate their little humans and that is something Rosie is very passionate about. Every season she'll have the best decorated house and is always finding fun ways to celebrate an occasion. She is definitely worth a follow on Instagram and Facebook.

A few words from the queen of style herself:

"I love putting on a party, I love being able to set it up, getting my creative juices flowing and seeing the end result, especially the reaction for on my daughter's face. That’s why I started up this little hire opportunity, because I know so many people love doing it themselves too, they just need the “stuff”. Even if you don’t want to do it yourself and have someone doing it for you, send us a message, we’d love to see our bits and pieces at your next party. When you hire through us, we’re really flexible with pick ups and drop offs. Letting you get prepped and ready days before 😊"

You can find them on Facebook or Instagram.


Blue Tutu Face Painting

Kids with faces painted for parties or events by Blue Tutu.
Blue Tutu Face Painting

Gizzy born and raised, Renee loves connecting with our kids through face painting and creating magical moments. Renee has worked with many of our local rūnanga, specialising in their large events. She's painted at business promo days, Christmas parties, charity events and of course many, many birthdays saying "it's such a privilege to be invited into someone's back yard to add that extra magic on their special day". Renee spent a few years overseas where she began her face painting journey at her daughter's kindergarten. Returning home in 2021 she says:

"With home comes grounding, with grounding comes passion and with passion Blue Tutu Face Painting was born again"

You can find Renee on Facebook.


Something Unique Fairy Floss

Fairy floss being made and in boxes.
Something Unique Fairy Floss

Super Mum of three, Reign, is the master mixer behind the very colourful and fun fairy candyfloss business in Gisborne. Reign has been to our BWF FunDay and we have attended many events with the family. She's always getting involved with the festivities by dressing up and is fantastic with the kids.

A few words from Reign:

"I do candyfloss on the stick, in bags and tubs as well for those wanting birthday party treats. I do glitter bombs and candyfloss birthday cakes. I wanted to start something where I could do it in my own time so I could be fortunate enough to be able to spend more time with my kiddies and catch all their school events. Doing candyfloss for markets and events is also something my kids can get involved in and help out with, so we do it all together 🙂".

You can find them on Facebook.

Bouncy castles, bubble balls, Dino Castle

It would be rude not to BLOW UP our own awesome party hire services while you are busy looking at all the others!

We are BubbleWrapFun. We started our little business back in 2017 and have bounced from strength to strength. With just a few Bubble Balls, a couple of backyard parties and some very exciting Christmas parties, we saved up to buy two bouncy castles (Frozen and Jungle). Now in 2023 we have 16 Bouncy castles, loads of bubble machines, bubble balls, soft play and we're always looking to grow our list of fun things for the local community. We absolutely love what we do and always want to amaze our lovely customers. Our goal is to inflate our collection to become one of the coolest in the country! Because why not!

Gizzy might be small but it's a powerful place and we want to do it proud.

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and on our website. Or email us at


Have any suggestions for us? Please get in touch we would love to continue to grow these lists!

If you missed out, here are links to our other useful blogs:

Happy Party Planning!



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