Forget clowns, balloons and old-fashioned McDonald’s parties, Australian parents are now throwing their children birthday celebrations with Bunnings theme.
Both in the hardware store and in the backyard of the house. The trend is for boys and girls to celebrate their birthdays with tool tails, mini uniforms, sausages and a red and green decor.
Monique Culver from Western Australia said her son Toby likes to visit the hardware store, so it was not difficult to agree on a theme for his fourth birthday party in July last year.
“My husband loves Bunnings and we moved to a new house and we had to buy all these things there, so we visited the store a lot,” she told FEMAIL.
From sausages to DIY stations, parents now go above and beyond by giving their children birthday parties with a Bunnings theme
Kiamba (photo) also had the time of her life to celebrate her fifth birthday party at Bunnings Warehouse in Kingston, Tasmania
Monique Culver from Western Australia said her son Toby (photo) likes to visit the store, so it was not hard to agree on a theme for his fourth birthday party in July 2019
“My son loved all the activities there, so that’s how it all came about,” she explained.
Monique started working on all the details and was determined to take as many materials from the store as possible.
“I called my local Bunnings and a few other stores asking if they had any merchandise we could use,” she said.
She managed to collect a number of items from the stores, including stamps, aprons, tennis balls, pencils and caps, and used them to make goodie bags.
“I made the cake. It was simple and we used the toys that we had boxed years ago as the centerpieces, “she explained.
Monique said she had a sausage sizzle for the kids and set up a coffee station for all the parents.
She also had a sausage sizzle (photo) for the kids to enjoy and set up a coffee and tea station for parents
She has also set up a number of games for the children to play, including passing on the package, packing the prizes in the catalog.
The children also played musical chairs, but instead of normal music, they used the theme song Bunnings for the game.
But Toby is not the only child who appreciates the hardware chain, because the son of Kimberly Stevens Artie is forever obsessed with Bunnings.
Toby is not the only child who appreciates the hardware chain, because the son of Kimberly Stevens Artie is forever obsessed with Bunnings
“We asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday and he said he wanted to go to Bunnings, so it just grew from there,” she said.
She continued: ‘I called the store to see if they could give a party, but they said they couldn’t [at that store]. “
Instead, Kimberly said the store offered her mechanic for the event and started organizing Toby’s third birthday party.
She also had a sausage sizzle and created an impressive birthday cake from the lawn mower for her son.
Artie also had a Bunnings-themed birthday party and his parents made him a lawn mower cake (photo) for the event
Kimberly first called her local store to see if they would organize a party, but when they said they couldn’t do it, she decided to organize it herself
Kimberly said her husband assembled the stand and the handle while she made the cake and also used licorice to finish.
They decorated the event with equipment with a Bunnings theme, including a football, a frisbee and a wheelbarrow.
“We also used a template on the website to print a huge number of children’s activities that are accessible on the site,” she said.
The store instead offered Kimberley merchandise (in the photo) for the party and also printed activities for the kids from the Bunnings website
Penny Trankulov, 37, from New South Wales has also thrown her son Kai (photo) an extravaganza with Bunnings theme
Meanwhile, Penny Trankulov from New South Wales has also thrown her son, Kai, a Bunnings-themed extravaganza.
“Kai loves Bunnings,” she said.
“His father is a tradition and he can’t wait to be one. It just felt appropriate that we asked Bunnings if we could do his party there, since we are there every other day! “
She organized the party in her local store and Kai and 10 of his closet friends took part in DIY activities for an hour.
She said, “It was the first party Bunnings had organized in Goulburn, and both children and parents thought it was the best birthday party ever.”
She organized the birthday party in her local store and Kai and 10 of his closet friends took part in DIY activities for an hour
Danielle Zimmermann’s daughter Kiamba also had the time of her life to celebrate her fifth birthday at the Bunnings Warehouse in Kingston, on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, in February 2019.
The party included a construction workshop, a face painting station and an extensive cake decorated with edible hardware.
“I knew Kiamba would love a Bunnings-themed party because she’s been talking about being a builder since the beginning,” Zimmermann told Daily Mail Australia.
The celebrations include a construction workshop for Kiamba and 11 of her friends, a make-up station and an extensive cake decorated with edible hardware
She contacted the Bunnings Activities coordinator to request permission to arrange a cake and fruit platter, but was disappointed that their local Kingston store did not organize children’s parties.
But they did agree to give a group of woodworking lessons and organized a workshop ‘build your own toolbox’ next to the playground, with an apron, toys and nameplates for the birthday boy and 11 of her friends.
A team member from Bunnings Store applied face paint and glitter tattoos to the children before they enjoyed a huge cake decorated with construction tools.