Nothing shows the clever, innovative thinking of us Aussie mums more than a brilliantly executed Kmart hack. And what is the latest hack-worthy Kmart product to take households by storm, you ask?

It’s Kmart’s metal tray with handles. At only $8, you’re going to want to hot foot it to your closest store right now. Seriously.

Here it is, the famous Kmart white metal tray ($8) in all of its easy-to-carry glory. So go rustle up some loose change – check under the couch cushions, raid the kids’ piggy banks, pilfer your partner’s jeans pockets. Do whatever you have to do to jump aboard this bandwagon and be part of the platter creating hoo-haa which has you looking like an A Grade entertainer. Just take a look at this delicious gallery of metal tray banquets…

Kmart tray hacks

Healthy eats the Kmart way

1. Fruit it up

For those sticking to their New Year resolution, there’s the healthy fill option. An excellent combination and presentation is spectacular – it’s all the health this body desires after a hectic, over indulgent festive season.

Kmart tray hacks

Definitely my kind of platter, I’m not afraid to mix my fruit with vegetables. Throw in a dip and a cheese for balance and I’m all systems go for the afternoon.

Kmart tray hacks

2. Party time

Entertaining friends? Maybe a weekend barbecue? Or maybe it’s just too hot to cook and you want to serve an anti-pasto dinner to the fam. Here’s some tray combos that are sure to have the kids squealing “yummy, mummy!”.

Kmart tray hacks

The use of smaller dishes within the tray to keep things from mixing or getting soggy is super smart. Also the capsicum as a dip bowl blows my mind. Genius!

Kmart tray hacks

I spy the sneaky inclusion of Arnott’s Chicken Crimpy Shapes and what could arguably be Allen’s Retro Party Mix lollies. Well played, high five for keeping the kids from the kabana.

Kmart tray hacks

Large trays mean you can pack plenty of crackers in – there’s no running short with this set up!

Kmart tray hacks

The stuff my antipasto dreams are made of, cheese crammed baby capsicums and stuffed olives get me every time.

Kmart tray hacks

Is this the ultimate car snack tray (though I’m sure this one is just in transit)? Packed full of dips, crackers and the very best cherries of the season – it’s a party in a platter.

3. Sushi go

Full points for thinking outside the square – sushi banquet anyone? Pass me the soy, please and thanks.

Kmart tray hacks

4. Sir brunch-a-lot

What’s nicer than a lazy weekend morning? A serving tray of brunch goodies (croissants people!) and treats presented beautifully, that’s what!

Kmart tray hacks

5. Sweets to go

These Kmart trays aren’t just for mains. Oh no! They do a fab job dishing up desserts too.

Kmart tray hacks

Can’t decide between naughty or natural sweet treats? This hostess with the mostess offers you both, simultaneously. So. Epically. Delicious.

Kmart tray hacks

Stepping into dangerous territory, I’m speechless at this choc full platter (see what I did there?). How do you possibly choose between a Flake and a Kit-Kat?

Kmart tray hacks

Housing homemade chocolates and chocolate dipped strawberries, perfect! YES. PLEASE.

Kmart tray hacks

If there are awards for pretty AND practical, this sweet tray is a definite contender. So fresh, love!

Kmart tray hacks

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more insane for tantalising the taste buds, it may pay to look away at this rather wickedly good, cavity inducing chocolate mountain to seriously rival any 50SixOne dessert bar. Seriously.

6. Adults only

Kmart tray hacks

Have something to celebrate? A birthday? An anniversary? Kids asleep by 8pm? Nutella, strawberries and bubbles await for a relaxing night in with this awesome tray.

Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to join the masses in hunting down a few of these trays myself. I’ll see you at Kmart!

Want more Kmart love? Check out these brilliant Kmart travel hacks – all for under $5!

Author

South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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