Who are we?

We are Party Hire North East (formerly known as Candy Karen) – the North East’s most professional, friendly and affordable provider of party supplies – including glitter and flower walls, snow cones, hot dog machines, candy carts, chocolate fountains, candy floss machines, popcorn machines, doughnut stands and much much more… 

When you hire one of our machines, you can rest assured that you will get a fantastic staffed service on the day – backed up by our hygiene certificates, liability insurance, PAT tested equipment, and registration with the local council.

We operate in and around the Northeast – from Northumberland to York, supplying events with anywhere between 50 and 500 guests.  Whatever your party needs, we are adaptable in meeting your requirements and pride ourselves on offering a great service at great value!

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We supply all kinds of events from Birthday Parties and Weddings to Corporate Events and more – all across the North East.
Check out our list of services below to see if there’s anything we can help you with for your event!

Photo Pods

The Booth Lady
  • 2 or 3 hr hire
  • Large amount of props
  • 2 sets of prints including free book
  • Free backdrop
  • Free booth butler
  • Excellent for limited space
  • Liability insurance

Sparkly Glitter Walls

Our glitter walls are 7ft by 7ft.

Optional extras – add balloon display to the glitter walls / hoop displays with balloons

Flower Walls

Hire our beautiful flower wall, which provides the perfect backdrop for your event – especially for photographs!

Optional extras – add balloon display to the flower walls / hoop displays with balloons

We also now offer a flower arch!

Chocolate Fountains

Hire our stunning chocolate fountains, with illuminated surround and base that can be changed to your desired colour. Can also be used as nacho cheese fountains for when you would like a savoury option.

  • Choice of 6 dipping items from:
    • Mini doughnuts, 
    • Marshmallows, 
    • Strawberries, 
    • Grapes, 
    • Jelly babies, 
    • Profiteroles, 
    • Pineapple, 
    • Wafers, and 
    • Melon.
  • Two 3 Tier Chocolate fountains, 
  • Illuminated surround & base with multi function lights which can be changed to your desired colour, 
  • A uniformed member of staff,
  • Skewers, and Napkins.
  • UNLIMITED (fair usage per person) finest Belgian Chocolate of your choice: Milk, Plain, White or Choc orange. The white chocolate can also be coloured to your requirements, even with gold running through.

Staff will set up & maintain and serve your guests & replenish throughout your function/event. 

Staff will also clean up & dismantle at the end of the hire period.

Approx 2-3hrs running time

Why not try our half ‘n’ half… chocolate one side, cheesy nachos the other?


Popcorn Machine
Doughnut Hooks

We can also provide:

and much more….

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements; even if it isn’t listed here – we may still be able to help you ☺


What makes Party Hire North East so good?


We don't just come and dump equipment at your event - we personally staff it to ensure everything runs smoothly, stock is replenished and your guests and children are happy.

Our Oath

We promise to be hard working, friendly and professional. Our service will arrive at the time specified and be set up by the time your function begins. Above all, we promise to provide you with high quality machinery and confectionery; from the finest Belgian chocolate to the sweetest candy floss sugar.


We use the finest products and ingredients.. All chocolate used in our fountains is Sephra - the finest Belgian Chocolate, and no oil is used.

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We're waiting to hear all about your event and discuss your requirements

Phone: 01642 350597

Mobile: 07778 789882

Facebook: PartyHireNorthEast