Sunday, February 24, 2013

Alonzo's Birthday Balloon Surprise!

I wish I could claim credit for thinking of this brilliant idea.
The plan is to surprise the birthday guy with an avalanche or cascade of balloons on the morning of his birthday. This has been at the back of my mind since the day I discovered about it at Pinterest.  

Materials needed:
2 extra large garbage bags
painter's or masking tape
scissors
balloons (lots of it!)

Procedure:
Step 1: Cut garbage bags at the bottom and on one side to allow you to spread it all out into a huge sheet

Step 2: Tape it on the outside to cover the bedroom door



Note: Hubby and I co-sleep with our son so we had to do this step in 2 stages, only partially covering the bedroom door. Otherwise, it would be difficult to fill the door with balloons and we would have been "trapped" inside until our little guy's waking time! We woke up at 4 A.M. to complete the set up.

Step 3: Fill the space between the garbage bags and the closed bedroom door with balloons


This is how it goes on the other side, behind the door:

Groggy birthday boy wakes up...

 
instruct him to open the door..
 
He is likely to get confused and wonder why...
 
but will open the door, nonetheless...
 
Surprise!
 
 Success! The birthday boy is happy!

1 comment:

  1. His reaction is priceless

    - marela

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