By Sasha Spiers
Just off Subiaco’s bustling Rokeby Road, you’ll find Perth Party Hire. Run by industry veterans, Michael Fish (formerly of Hendies Hire Service) and Mal Thomas (formerly of Claremont Party Hire), this one-stop party and function hire company has built an enviable reputation.
After combining their decades of experience and specialist services into one entity in 2001, Michael and Mal rebranded as Perth Party Hire in 2013. Since then, they’ve become the go-to supplier for Perth residents and businesses. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party, large high school graduation, or your dream wedding; they have the perfect items to suit any occasion. Searching for that wedding arbor you saved on Pinterest? Or those festoon lights you bookmarked on Instagram? They’ve got you covered. If not, they’re more than happy to go above and beyond to bring your vision to life.
Sure, it may seem more inexpensive to just buy a few extra chairs or dinnerware, but why deal with the hassle? Let’s be honest, that crystal glassware or fuchsia “red carpet” you specifically bought for your sister’s hens party/cousin’s baby shower/granny’s 90 th will either clutter your home or become a nightmare to sell.
Come see for yourself the wide variety of stylish and high-quality items available for hire at their Nicholson Road showroom. From a country chic cane basket through to a grand marquee, they really do have everything you could think of to transform an event into an experience. At a loss for ideas or simply need some expert advice? Michael, Mal and their delightful office manager Sue-Anne are more than happy to chat about your ideas, think outside the box and provide insider tips. Who knew some WA councils are opposed to pegging marquees in parks, or that a silverware platter makes the ideal server for a children’s medieval-themed birthday party? They do.
It’s clear from the moment you ring Perth Party Hire or step into their showroom, that they’re not only extremely knowledgeable and efficient but incredibly personable and passionate too. As a tight-knit team who are active in their community, they really know what locals want and how best to achieve it. Whether that’s transforming a romantic 2-seater swing into a fun photo booth or converting a chic drinks cart into a whimsical candy stand, surpassing their customers’ expectations is at the centre of everything they do.
I don’t know about you, but I know where I’ll be heading to first to make my next celebration one to remember. No matter the occasion – birthdays, graduations, engagement parties or even just because – if you’re going to do it right, do it with the help of the very best at Perth Party Hire.
What are you waiting for? Check out their collection online or head down to their Subiaco showroom. If you pick up some pieces, we’d love to see what you choose so don’t forget to tag #perthhappenings in your photos!
Originally published in 2019 by Sasha Spiers. Updated in 2022 by Pieta Sharpe