Australian parents are hosting Kmart parties for their daughters, giving each child $20 to spend in store on everything from bath bombs to stationery and fake nails.

The theme was created by a member of the Facebook group Kmart Mums before it was quickly circulated among other party goers.

Chantal Simms asked her daughter Bella whether a shopping trip at her ‘favourite store’ would be a viable option for her 10th birthday.

‘I printed out the shopping challenge and when we arrived I explained how it would work. Then the kids took me to the relevant areas,’ she told FEMAIL.

The party attendees were given $20, and had to stay together at all times and ‘be creative’ in their purchases.

They had to buy something to eat for $2, something to wear, a beauty product, something starting with B and something to do.

kmart party

Chantal said they were all very enthusiastic about the shopping experience and were treated to a lunch after the main event.

Another young girl wanted a similar party plan for her 11th birthday, but instead included instructions about collecting ‘something glittery’, ‘something for school’ and ‘something starting with P’.

‘The kids were invited to do a treasure hunt and then just had lunch at Hungry Jacks,’ the mum said.

‘When the kids arrived we gave them a letter outlining the rules and what the guidelines were for each of their purchases.

‘The girls read through the instructions and then split into groups. I explained that I was going to be in the middle of the store for questions and adding up.

kmart party 2

We have also previously shared mum, Shannon Cassidy’s idea after she posted in the Kmart group how she gave five guests who attended her  teenage daughter’s party $30 in cash to spend on whatever they liked at their local Kmart store. Read her idea HERE.

kmart challenge

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

Share your comments below


  • The party guests would love this but would it really be fun for the birthday girl/boy.

    Reply


  • It’s an interesting idea, though I’m not sure I like the focus on buying stuff.

    Reply


  • We’re passed that but I think it’s a great idea – no lolly or gift bags required at the end of the party, teamwork, maths, sharing and caring.

    Reply


  • As appealing as it seems, I don’t find this fits with a Birthday Party.. There’s no celebrating, games, partying, having real fun, and cake.. This is more like ‘Here some money kids, lets go shopping’. This wouldn’t last long. Unless you had a bunch of little kids, then you be running around looking for them…

    Reply


  • They are a great idea but since my boys are all grown up I’ll pass the idea on so they may choose to do this for my granddaughters

    Reply


  • This is so weird. Don’t know if I am up for these parties!

    Reply


  • What a fun idea. As they are given the cash to spend I’m presuming they’d still buy a gift for the birthday child (kids are kids and pressies and cake is probably a given), lunch at Hungry Jacks or Macca’s after could still include a cake.

    Reply


  • My daughter thinks there is no birthday part without a cake and gifts. She liked the idea but she doesnt want it as a birthday party.

    Reply


  • As much as I would love to go to this type of party myself, I’m not a fan of being told what to buy. Growing up as a tomboy I wouldn’t want to buy a beauty product (still not that big on them now!) and as someone who grew up below the poverty line I always had a list of toys I dreamt of buying. I’d be much happier if I could just spend it all on what I wanted. Even as an adult my in-laws have given me money for a bday and told me a list of things I couldn’t buy with it!

    Reply


  • Great idea but I think we would be there for hours with how long it take my daughter to make up her mind about purchases lol

    Reply


  • I want to do this for my daughters birthday but she doesn’t want to no fun!

    Reply


  • This is a great idea. It reinforces maths, teaches them to spend wisely, and makes them behave too. Couldn’t think of a better party. Great idea mums.

    Reply


  • I’ve heard of people doing this and the girls really loved it!

    Reply


  • this is so cool, would be perfect for my daughter’s 12th bday next yr. wonder how many kids is enough to control in a group??
    it would be interesting to see what they come up with and money wise.

    Reply


  • this is a great idea, teaches them how much things actually cost

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?

No picture uploaded yet
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.

Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just submit?

Write A Rating Just Submit
Join