Monday, May 17, 2010
Creative ways to give money to kids for their birthdays.
In February, when Peter's friend Colton turned 7,we gave him money but I wanted to make it a little more exciting than just opening an envelope with cash in it - I wanted him to have something to unwrap.
So I got a whole bunch of balloons and filled each one up with a dollar or some change, until I had a large box full of balloons with money. And then I wrapped up the box.
Colton was pretty excited to see such a big gift box and according to the report I got the morning after the birthday sleepover, he had a good time popping the balloons to get the cash out.
The kids went to sleepover at Cheyanne's on Friday to celebrate her 5th birthday and I knew I wanted to give her cash as well. I didn't want to do the balloons in a box again since we had just done that with her brother.
I remembered a bunch of plastic Easter Eggs laying around and thought money would be cute stuffed in those.
I got a cheap basket, put dark brown shredded paper in the bottom of it (attempting to simulate straw), laid the eggss (get it? laid the eggs!) on top of the "straw" and placed the chicken on top of the eggs.
How adorable is this? So much cuter than money in an envelope!