Saturday, January 11, 2014

A New Year's Tree

This year, I surprised the kids with a New Year's Tree. It was such a fun way to celebrate.

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.

Happy 2014!


Foursons said...

Great idea! I love that you put stuff inside the balloons and prolonged the popping throughout the evening. So much fun!

sharon said...

Love it!!!

Pam said...

I love this idea and wish I'd thought of it when my kids were younger. Now, I am just storing up ideas for when I am the coolest "Mimi" on the block some day.