Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It - Birthday Style

Okay, so this week's Monday Made It is going to be a little different than what I usually do.

Today is my boyfriend's 26th birthday. Having the day off and wanting to do something a little different, I decided to go to pinterest. Surely there might be a great idea there right? So I searched "boyfriend birthday" I kid you not. And I found THIS PIN.

 Now of course waiting until THE DAY OF his birthday I couldn't attach photos to the end of the balloons. Well I could, but this girlfriend had a photo for each year of her boyfriend's birthday tied to the end of the balloon, and I definitely didn't have a picture of my boyfriend from birth to 26 soooo... in all my brainstorming, I came up with attaching reasons why I am glad he was born today to each balloon. Here is what my house looks like this very minute:

Not sure if you can see it but on the front door there is a small dark rectangle which is a card. Inside is a happy birthday message and his directions on what to do when he gets inside. I've told him that upon entering he will be going towards the stairs. He will find his birthday surprise that I have entitled "26 reasons why I'm glad you were born today."

As he walks up the stairs I've made little hearts that each have one reason why I'm happy he was born.

There are 26 of these all attached to a balloon.

Now it just so happens that one of my balloons OF COURSE popped, so instead of going to the store... AGAIN, I decided to stick #26 on an envelope. Inside I put little coupons that he can redeem with me, like breakfast in bed, watch sports all day long, and a couple.. of.. well.. couple oriented ones too!

He gets home in half an hour.... can't wait to see his reaction!

Oh, and I have this bad boy in the oven: apple pie, his favorite! I wish I could attach the smell of it....

Huge thunderstorm coming our way tonight.. thunder and lightning galore! Not sure how this is going to affect the birthday festivities tonight.. but I love thunderstorms. Especially because my two 80+ pound dogs are scared and snuggling with me! Wow...and my first un-school related post! :)


Patti Wilson said...

That is the best present I have ever seen! Such a fabulous idea!!!

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Lisa R. said...

That is the sweetest thing ever!! He will love it. What a great idea!! :)
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Miss T said...

How fun and sweet :)

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Liliris said...

Wow! I am impressed. Such a cool idea!

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Kristin Kennedy said...

That's such an amazing gift! I'm probably going to steal it for my hubby's next b-day. That pie looks amazing too! :)
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Anonymous said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it, and I bet he will too! :)

Krista Carlson said...

This is too precious! May have to use it sometime in the future! Happy Birthday to your Bf!

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The Hands-On Teacher said...

Awww, you are a sweet girlfriend!!! Love it! :)

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Tara said...

What a cute and thoughtful idea!!! How sweet are you:) Thanks for sharing and linking up this fun idea!!!

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Jill said...

My boyfriend's 26th birthday is on Saturday!!! I did a "reasons I love you" gift for Valentine's Day so his birthday gift will be something different. :)

I can't believe the original person had a picture of her boyfriend every year of his life. What is he supposed to do with those afterwards? At least your boyfriend can keep your little notes to cheer him up or make him feel happy later!!

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My Life As A 4th Grade Teacher said...

Super Cute!

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Layla Wiedrick Henry said...

What a CUUUUUUUTTTTTTTE Idea! My recent blog is a pinterst inspired idea too! check it out :)
Thanks for sharing!

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Jessica said...

That is so sweet and creative! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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Lana said...

You should get girlfriend of the year award! Love this! Be sure to tell us what he thinks about it! So, so sweet!

Kate said...

Oh wow! You are a very thoughtful girlfriend!! The balloons look so fun!

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Jill said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful idea. Thanks for sharing.


Janis Leach said...

Wow! That will be a birthday to remember! I hope he reciprocates when your birthday comes. I'm your newest follower. Your blog is adorable!

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