Mum throws Kmart party for her daughter’s 13th birthday.

Shannon Cassidy, a mother of two,  shared in the Kmart mums group how she gave the five guests who attended her daughter’s party $30 in cash to spend on whatever they liked at their local Kmart store.

Shannon wrote on her post, “My daughter just turned 13 and at loss of what to do for a party, we came up with the Kmart Challenge’ ”

“Each guest was given a specially made envelope with cash in it to burn at Kmart, then we had lunch at the food court. Easiest party I’ve ever done,” she said.

After shopping they all visited the nearby food court and a stack of cinnamon donuts doubled as the birthday cake she told Better Homes and Gardens.

Her party idea has gone viral on social media, with 4.8K reactions and nearly 470 comments on the ‘Kmart Mums Australia’ Facebook page.

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Would your kids love a Kmart party?  I know I would!

Share your comments below.

  • A very interesting idea and probably works out cheaper than buying everything needed for a party!


  • I think my daughter would love it, in fact, I think my son would too.


  • What a novel idea for a girls’ 13th birthday party. No cleaning up afterwards and the girls all got money to spend on anything they wanted and what 13 year old wouldn’t be happy with that. I’m sure they couldn’t stop talking about the wonderful time they had. Congratulations Mum on such a wonderful idea


  • An interesting idea and the children would have had a ball shopping!


  • That’s actually kind of cool and no mucking around! My daughter would love it.


  • I rate this idea for a kids birthday party – sometimes it’s so hard to figure out what to do for tweens and teens!


  • It’s certainly different.


  • Not something I would choose to do, but at least the parents of the guests don’t have to pay for the presents


  • What a novel idea. Thank you for sharing this and letting us know how things went.


  • Thank you for sharing this article.


  • I love this! What an absolutely brilliant idea. So clever. I might do this for my 50th and give everyone $50 to spend!!!

    • It’s such a cool idea isn’t it!! And who doesn’t like kmart!!


  • Can I do it for my birthday?


  • What a fabulous idea!!


  • My daughter is 10 and I think this is a perfect idea for her birthday next year.


  • Think this was a clever idea for 13 year olds.


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