On the eve of New Year's Eve, my husband and I took everything off of the Christmas tree and redecorated it.
Our Christmas tree became our New Year's tree. It was a New Year's Eve surprise for the kids.
The kids had no idea that that balloons had surprises inside. After dinner, we told each child to get a balloon. To make it simple, I had 4 of each color and I knew what was inside each color of balloons. So, the first time I told them to grab a white balloon, I knew they would all get jokes.
Some of the balloons had jokes. Some of the balloons had money. We opened balloons throughout the night.
They loved it.
A couple of my kids do not like popping balloons. To get around that, my husband had them throw up their balloon and he would pop it with a pin.
All four kids thought the New Year's tree was fantastic. It was a fun (not to mention cheap) way to celebrate with the kids at home. It also made taking off the ornaments a lot less sad. We will be doing this year after year.