Thursday, February 21, 2013

{Pinned} Birthday in A Box

College Girl turned 19 last week, at college. 
{Yay!!! then... sad face}
So,what's a party obsessed (and heavily in withdrawal) mom to do?
Send her a birthday in a box of course!
 

I saw the idea here and immediately pinned it to my Secret Board on Pinterest (love that option!) since she is on Pinterest too.  
You can see it here now that it's no longer a secret.
The idea was to fill a bunch of balloons with dollar bills, blow 'em up and put them all in a box for gifting.   Smart, right?
 We added our own spin buy filling them with larger (and smaller) bills, little notes and candy.
 Miss Middle School also wrote messages on each balloon. 
As you can see there are also a few wrapped gifts in the box.  I couldn't resist.
I included some silly party favors for her and her friends as well.
I tried wrapping the inside of the box with wrapping paper but it looked awful so we just wrote all over that too.
A college friend of mine was looking for an Valentine idea for her daughter away at school and I shared this with her. She loved it and filled a box with heart shaped balloons to send to her daughter. She was able to tuck a necklace in one of the balloons too. 
{here's the photo of her V'day box of love}
Great idea!
This feels like it was yesterday....

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28 comments:

Jules said...

College Girl must have been the envy of all the girls in her dorm. What a fun gift!!!!! Totally filled with love!

Mel Mac said...

That is the most adorable photo! What a cutie pie. Now a beautiful young woman. 19! wow.

Monica said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I assume all the balloons made it?? My college daughter turns 19 next month and I've been trying to think of something fun to send. I love this idea!

mail4rosey said...

I have a 19-yr old that I send treats too too. I hope her birthday was fab. I bet she liked getting the box.

Claire Justine said...

great idea :) bet your daughter loved it.. hope she had a great birthday....

Designed Decor said...

What a great idea! I am sure it was a lot of fun!

Love Of Quilts said...

What a swell idea! She will be overjoyed.

Pieni Lintu said...

How fun!

Lisa said...

Is this fun or what???? My son's birthday is coming up next month and this would be great to incorporate! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
xo,
Lisa

Bliss said...

I have never seen that idea, how fun! I can just picture her smiling each time she read and popped a balloon, bet you made her day.

Bliss

Katie said...

I LOVE this! It must have been so fun to blow up all of the balloons and read them, then see what was inside! What a cool birthday surprise!

Secret boards are awesome, I've got one just for gifts :)

Lisa Marshall said...

You are a special mum. Would you like to mine....LOL. Totally love this idea>


Lisa x

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

What a great idea! My granddaughter has a birthday coming up... hmmmm...
She'll be seven so little toys and quarters and a couple of dollar bills might be appropriate for her!

Yona Williams said...

That is the cutest idea!!!! OMGoodness...I have to do this for someone...maybe I will send a box like this but tailor it for my friend who is about to have a baby. Love this idea!

I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

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Lisa Lynn said...

How cute! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-4.html

Cassandra said...

Such a fun and smart gifting idea. Happy birthday!!! :)

Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop- hope you can stop by...

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Morgan said...

What a cool idea! I'm sure she felt so loved receiving that awesome box. :) Happy birthday to her. In that picture of her as a little one, she looks a lot like your husband!

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Elise@growcreative said...

Awesome idea! I bet your daughter loved it!

Amy said...

What a sweet and thoughtful idea! I would cry if I couldn't celebrate my son's birthday with him {he's 4 now}... This had to make her day!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-5.html

bridget b @623designs.tumblr.com said...

LOVE this. so sweet!

Stacey @ Likes to Smile said...

What an unbelievably amazing idea!! I love it!

Claire Justine said...

Thanks for linking up last week with us at Creative Mondays, featuring your post this week :)

Lorene (just Lu) said...

So fun! I would have loved to get one of these in college. Or now. Just an outrightly fun package to receive -- and to send, I'm sure!

Stopping by from the Pinterest Challenge party at I'm Topsy Turvy :)

Diann said...

I love this idea! So fun and sweet!

Jenny said...

I've done this with Easter Eggs for family members far away. And will probably do it again this year!

I never thought of the balloons but what a wonderfully clever idea!

Your daughter is lovely.

Thanks for sharing your family AND cleverness with us!

A++++++

Carla from The River said...

Love it! This is so great of an idea. I will be using this too. Thank you for sharing.

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