Idea for the kids on Christmas morning - crepe paper the door to their rooms . then they have to break out in the morning by busting through the crepe paper. Can also do for birthdays (decorate living area with balloons and crepe paper too).
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Birthday kid gets a ballon avalanche when he/she opens the door in the AM. Pinned this before but this one uses crepe paper to hold the balloons instead Birthday kid gets a ballon avalanche when he/she opens the door in the AM.
For those of you who have kids starting kindergarten next year. Starting in Kindergarten, put the child's graduation year on a large tshirt. Take a picture each year with same shirt to watch the child grow into the shirt. Display at graduation party!