Samantha McGilvery, of Brisbane, said that she had priced a party hire group for a similar 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.
Many commented that she deserved a “mum of the year award”.
Ms Gilvery said that given the chance, she would do it again.
“The girls did a talent show but then spent hours lying in their tents giggling and chatting. It was beautiful [and] all seven girls loved it so much. [They created] life long memories.”
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.