For my 30th last week, my friends and I had a potluck party where you bring food in the shape of balls. It was fun and I love how creative my friends were. They proved that the possibilities for ball shaped food are endless! My friend Jennifer who lives in Seattle took that as the inspiration for her fun and hilarious gift to me. She even paired each ball with a worthy life goal. And you know how I love my goals.
Have you ever counted the ways you love someone as a gift? I enjoy giving birthday gifts that align with the years of life. Back in college, I’d collect kisses on the cheek from strangers for friends which made for a better night then collecting birthday shots. As I’m not much on the bar hopping scene these days, I’ve shifted to other numbered gifts. I gave Alan 28 gifts for his last birthday, one of which was a list of 28 things I love about him. A coworker and friend of mine just had her 26th birthday and her supervisor and teammate collaborated with me on 26 reasons why we adore her. I collected the reasons and added a few of my own and decided to have fun with the delivery.
Instead of printing the reasons on a single sheet, I wrote down each reason on card stock and then tied it to a balloon. It was really fun to put together and sometimes creative packaging can level up simple gifts. Keep in mind that card stock is heavy; I was able to fit about 7 or 8 reasons to one balloon before it started to get weighed down.