Taylor’s oral qualifying exam for his Ph.D was on Tuesday (he PASSED!) so my ‘craft’ this week was for him! It’s pretty simple and I’ve seen this idea on the internet before. This craft cost me $10.60 and was the price of the 20 balloons filled with helium.
So, I sneakily pre-made these super simple phrases. I’m talking cheap, cheap, cheap since we were celebrating the rest of the week and weekend (which means spending money). I literally typed out 20 phrases I love about him or good luck phrases on Microsoft Word and printed them out on regular white paper. I also took some of my favorite photos of us and incorporated them into some of the phrases.
Then, to add a little color, I glued the phrases down to different colored cardstock (be careful of too heavy cardstock or it will be too heavy and weigh the balloons down to the floor).
On some, I took my handy-dandy pink permanent marker and highlighted some words.
I then hole-punched a little hole at the top of each piece of paper or photo and tied the phrases the balloon strings (these are all taken in our guest bedroom).
And wah-lah! When the sleeping giant went to bed (and was in dream land), I snuck in the room and let the balloons float all over the room (again, this is a test run in the guest bedroom).
Two side notes
1. Make sure the fan is off :)
2. Balloons are pretty loud, I carried mine in one by one so they wouldn’t hit each other and make their balloon sounds and wake up the sleeping giant.
He was definitely surprised! I also made him waffles and cut them into hearts because I’m a super nerd.
It’s super simple and a really great surprise for even the non-mushy types like mine! I’m glad he didn’t get up to pee in the middle of the night…
Now on to the fun part!
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