My grandson, Spencer, has a birthday coming up. I don’t think I have ever been to one of his birthday parties because we are always going down the road to the next job in April. Since we aren’t going anywhere this year, I decided to make a little birthday party for him at my house.
I was having a hard time trying to decide what to give him for his birthday gift. He is going to be eleven. He has just about anything he ever wanted, just like most kids his age. I thought I might get him a gift card to GameStop, but then, because we live way out in the middle of nowhere, I couldn’t find a place that sells those gift cards. And I needed it the next day.
Then I came up with this brilliant idea. I bought a bag of balloons, and stuffed a rolled up money bill into each one, and blew the balloons up. That was the hardest part for me, the blowing up of the balloons. After the balloons were all blown up, I put them into a large plastic bag so they wouldn’t escape all over the house.
Spencer spotted the bag of balloons as soon as he walked into the house. He was playing with this one, when he discovered that it had treasure inside! He was so excited. We took the bag of balloons outside on the porch, and gave him a pin to pop them with.
This was so much fun! Every time he popped a balloon, he shouted “WOW!”. It was almost as much fun to watch as it was to pop the balloons.
Spencer’s take for the day was $40, but you can put as little or as much inside the balloons as you want. This was such a big hit! The only problem is that if I do it again, he will know what to expect. I can do it for Parker when he gets older.