A budding builder’s dream: Kiamba is treated to a fifth birthday bash at Bunnings – complete with a construction workshop, face painting and a cake covered in edible hardware
- Danielle Zimmermann’s young daughter Kiamba dreams of becoming a builder
- The little girl celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at Bunnings in Tasmania
- Staff organised a building workshop and a face painting station for her guests
- A dozen employees sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and gave Kiamba a touching gift
- Del even baked an elaborate Bunnings inspired cake for her budding builder
- The loving mum said the store holds a special place in her family’s heart
Danielle Zimmermann’s daughter Kiamba has dreamed of becoming a builder ever since she could talk.
So when her mother suggested celebrating her fifth birthday party at Bunnings Warehouse near their home on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, the little girl’s eyes lit up with excitement.
Kiamba rang in her fifth year alongside her family and friends with the party of a lifetime at Kingston Bunnings in February 2019, complete with a building workshop, face painting station and an elaborate cake decorated with edible hardware.
A dozen employees downed tools to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and present her with a special gift – a children’s building set to encourage her to pursue a career in construction.
Now six, Kiamba still talks about her incredible Bunnings birthday party and often plays with the miniature tools so thoughtfully gifted to her by staff last year.
Bunnings number one fan: Little Kiamba Zimmermann (pictured) celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at Bunnings on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania
A dozen employees downed tools to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and present her with a special gift – a children’s building set to encourage her to pursue a career in construction
‘I knew Kiamba would love a Bunnings themed party as she has talked about being a builder since she started talking,’ Ms Zimmermann told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I suggested the theme and Kiamba responded by asking if, instead of a party, she could go to the Bunnings playground with a couple friends on her birthday.’
Ms Zimmermann contacted Bunnings Activities Coordinator to ask permission to arrange a cake and fruit platter next to the store playground, but was disappointed to learn their local Kingston store didn’t host children’s parties.
Determined to give her daughter a birthday to remember, she responded by sending photos of Kiamba running around Bunnings with a huge smile on her face, and was delighted when staff agreed to host a group woodwork class for the occasion.
But it wasn’t until they arrived at the store that Ms Zimmermann realised how much time and effort had gone into her little girl’s party.
Staff organised a ‘build your own toolbox’ workshop beside the playground, with an apron, toys and name tags for Kiamba and 11 of her friends
Kiamba couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw how much effort Bunnings staff had put in to her birthday party
Ms Zimmermann baked Kiamba an elaborate cake decorated with construction tools and emblazoned with a giant Bunnings logo
Staff had organised a ‘build your own toolbox’ workshop beside the playground, with an apron, toys and name tags for Kiamba and 11 of her friends.
A team member was on hand to apply face paint and glitter tattoos to the children before they tucked into a huge cake decorated with construction tools and emblazoned with a giant Bunnings logo.
As the party wrapped up, employees brought Kiamba into the staff room where she told them she hopes to work at Bunnings once she is old enough.
Kiamba ‘absolutely loved’ the day from start to finish, and still looks at photos of the party more than a year later
Ms Zimmermann said her daughter ‘absolutely loved’ the day from start to finish, and still looks at photos of the party more than a year later.
‘She still talks about it and look at photos all the time,’ she said.
‘She also received several Bunnings vouchers for her birthday, which she used at the end of the party on gardening supplies and more tools!’