Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tried It Tuesday: Balloon Birthday Door!

I'm excited to finally be linking up with my sweet buddy Holly (I've missed her) for her Tried It Tuesday for a quick idea I just tried to celebrate my son's birthday.

After your birthday boy or girl goes to bed, be a ninja and carry out your plan!
Here's my son's door before...you can't even tell it's his birthday can you??

I first started by adding a row of streamers (optional).
Then I used masking tape to tape up this drop cloth. I folded it in half then taped both sides and tucked the bottom under so the balloons wouldn't fall out. You need to leave it a little loose so you have room for the balloons. I'll give you one chance to guess where I got the drop cloth! (Alison and AMC you can't guess!) Yep, that's right, DOLLAR TREE!
After the drop cloth was secured, I stuffed it full with balloons.
**TIP: Get husband or significant other to blow up the balloons! :)
This was two large lawn garbage bags filled with balloons.
So, for about $3 (drop cloth, $1 and 2 bags of balloons, $2) you get a great reaction from whoever you're surprising!
My son loved it, but there was only one problem...he woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom so I didn't get to video his reaction. :( I asked him if it scared him when he opened the door and he said no, it made him happy! :) Still a success!
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  1. Awww...so cute! It probably would have terrified me if I got up during the night and walked into a plastic cloth of balloons. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. What a great birthday door! I do the streamers and balloons and decorations hanging but I love the balloon wall - may have to try that. Thanks for being part of our celebration : )

  3. Just in time for my sweet daughter's birthday next month! Can't wait to try it! :)

  4. As soon as I saw my name I just knew the answer! hahahaha! I had totally forgotten about the balloon door. What a loser friend I am that I didn't even ask. I can't believe he got up to go to the bathroom. I was worried about that because I know I would be so excited that my birthday was the next day that I'd have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. You are so fun! XOXO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. What a great idea! My daughter's birthday is next week and I will have to give it a try!

    PAWSitively Teaching

  6. That is so fun!!! I've seen this idea floating around Pinterest but never knew anyone who tried it!! That would totally make me happy too!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  7. You're such a fun mom!!! This is awesome! I would have loved to see a video of it. Were the other two wondering if you would do it for their birthdays? :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. Very interesting ideas for decorating the house for the holiday. We always decorate our house before any of our daughter's birthday because we love them. And when the birthday of the children of our friends, we usually make some gifts and now think about gift cards. It's not a bad idea, let them choose what they want, check out the fetch rewards reviews.

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