This money balloon idea is one of our favorite gift ideas for anyone of any age because you are sending a box of balloons as a balloon surprise box. If you are tired of sending birthday or holiday cards with a gift card inclosed, you are going to love this Balloons in a Box Gift Surprise! This fun way to give a present is great for kids of all ages and will be a gift from you they will never forget.
Box of Balloons with Surprise Money Balloons
While we are showing you a birthday balloons in a box with a money gift, you can imagine how this easy and creative way to give money could be modified for any holiday, anniversary, wedding, graduation or just because!
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Mail Surprise Balloons in a Box
With family that lives far away, I’m always looking for a creative gift idea to send to my nieces and nephews.
What kid doesn’t want to open a box of balloons for their birthday? Even better, some of the balloons have money inside! This simple gift gives a big surprise for a bargain and the postage on the box is lower than you might think because air filled balloons are light!
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Instructions for Balloon in a Box Surprise Gift Idea
Watch Our Short Video on How to Make this Surprise Gift
We chose to make the balloons the only thing in the box, but you could add in little toys and smaller gifts within the box as well and make the balloons the wrapping and celebration part.
Now let’s look at how we created this fun money balloon gift for kids…
Roll the $1 bills into small cylinders and insert into a balloon. You’ll need one balloon for each $1 bill.
Money Gift Tip: I like to send $1 for every year of the child’s age.
Blow up the balloons, and you’ll see the money bouncing around!
Throw the balloons into a box. I added in some empty balloons, so the kiddo really has to search to find the money!
Add in a gift message like a homemade card or sign that could be used at home or out in the yard on the special day.
Tape up the box and add the proper postage and send it on its way to your gift recipient.
A Box Full of Surprises Arrives By Post
Can you imagine the excitement when this box arrives? They’ll have so much fun with this creative gift idea!
This balloon box surprise gift would work great for teachers with one of the balloons coming from each student.
- Dart Balloons
- $1 Bills
- Shipping Box
- Paper/card/customized greeting for inside the box
- Packing Tape
- Roll dollar bills into cylinders and insert into the open end of a deflated balloon. We used $1 for each year of the child's birthday, but any combination of money and numbers works!
- Blow up the balloons with the rolled money inside and securely tie the open balloon end.
- Arrange the balloons in an open box making sure there is enough room for all the balloons.
- Add a custom message for the gift recipient.
- Tape the box with packing tape and wrap it or take it to the post office to send!
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Have you ever sent a big box of balloons as a gift in the mail? How did it turn out?