As happens to all of us, our son’s birthday fell on a Wednesday this year. Most years, I hadn’t worried about it much, but this year was his Golden Birthday, the one where he turned the same age as his birthdate (he turned 11 on the 11th) so I wanted to do something a little special on the actual day. We already had a party planned for the weekend, so the special something couldn’t cost an arm and a leg, either. Here were a few of our surprises.
Our front yard announced to the world (or at least those who drove by) that it was our son’s birthday. We hired http://www.phoenixstorks.com to do ours. They came in the middle of the night so the surprise was ready when he woke up.
Even though the party was being held elsewhere on a different day, I purchased some inexpensive streamers and signs to decorate the house. This was the door to our laundry room so he would have to walk through it to enter/exit the house that day.
Balloons always make things festive and aren’t usually pricey. We added a couple of balloon bouquets to our decorations. These were mylar so they are still up a week later! This way, they could do double duty for the party if needed.
Most boys aren’t real big on flowers so we did a candy bouquet instead. An old flower vase, some Styrofoam, bamboo skewers, cellophane paper, and candy and voila! we had a bouquet.