If there's one thing that parents know - it's that throwing a kid's birthday party is expensive. But, some savvy parents have mastered the art of throwing the perfect party, and have even learnt how to make a profit.
Australian mothers are starting to turn to Kmart to buy all the items they need, with some even selling or renting their items later to make their money back.
Queensland mother Melinda Paine told Daily Mail how the ingenious idea came to fruition.
'A few days after I shared party pics online I was contacted by a few mums wanting to either hire or buy some of the things I used,' she said.
'It goes to show the current trend of "Kmart hacks" can really present a basic product in an extraordinary light.
'I am quite sentimental so many of the pieces will be kept and integrated into our home.'
'It's a great chance to save them some money on products they may not use again or that are sold out,' she said.
'Kmart's range has given me space to be creative without completely busting the bank,' she said.
'My organisation paid off and everything went to plan. The birthday boy was full of smiles which is the most important thing.'
Samantha McGilvery, a Brisbane mother, said that she had priced a party hire group for a tent set-up and it was going to cost over $500 – and that was without the cake and food.
'I decided I could make it a little prettier for less money,' she told Better Homes and Gardens.
Ms McGilvery said she hunted for bargains for the party, and found most of the items at Kmart, including the $25 tents.
The clever mum spent $450 in total and recouped $300 by selling it as a party kit.
'I sold the set of six tents/decorations for $300 48 hours after the party finished. In the end [it was] the cheapest party I’ve ever run,' she said.
Sharing the beautiful set-up on Facebook group Kmart Obsession Australia, Ms McGilvery has been praised for her ingenuity and creativity.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.