Monday, March 26, 2012

The Birthday Box

I saw an idea on Pinterest a while back to fill a box with balloons and send it to someone on their birthday.  
Since today is my little sister BROOKIE's Birthday, we decided to send her one.
It should be arriving today :)

We went to Target and bought a bunch of stuff that could possibly fit into a balloon.  We didn't know what would work, but figured that if something didn't fit, we could always take it back.
We bought candy, a bikini, nail polish, eye shadow, chapstick, advil, markers, and socks.
We let the boys pick most of the gifts for her (like Skittles-flavored-chapstick).
A pair of Easter socks squeezed into a balloon.
We figured out that the best way to do this was to scrunch down the neck of the balloon, a then stretch it open.  Once the gift was inside the balloon, just blow it up and tie it off like a regular balloon.
Putting a bikini into a balloon was a joke at first.  Then we bought it just to try.  To our surprise, it worked!  So, I guess Brookie gets a neon yellow bikini for her birthday (receipt included's hard to pick a bathing suit for someone else...).  Nate had to hold open the balloon while I tried to jam the bikini in...
We thought of filling a few with confetti, but ended up getting nerds instead.  Hopefully it will have the same effect :)
And here it is!
We didn't blow the balloons up very big because we wanted them to have room to expand or contract with the changing pressure and temperatures on the way to Hawaii.
Since they aren't blown up very big, they also aren't see-through.
So each time she pops a balloon to get her gift, it will be a surprise.
Every single balloon (almost 30) has something inside.
Saxon wrote his own little note on the box:
Ready to ship:
We sent it parcel post and it was only $13 which is really good because the box was HUGE.  It was about 20X20X20.
Happy 19th Birthday Brookie!!!!
We LOVE you sooooo much!!!


  1. What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see what she says about it!

  2. I turn 20 in April, I'll be your little sister ;)

  3. What a fantastic idea!! I love this. :)

  4. Caitlin this is SO amazing!! I wish it looked like that when it arrived haha but no worries it was still the COOLEST gift I've ever gotten :) You are thee craftiest mormon mommy ever, and best big sister. I love you so much!

    1. Please do tell us what it looked like when you received your box. I'm curious.

      Mommy Sauri~

  5. Oh my goodness this is such a great idea. I will definitely be using this in years to come.

    Mommy Sauri~