Yesterday, i gave a friend a birthday present. It was an idea i've used once before. Take a carboard box and put a cake and a present inside, add a couple helium balloons, and get a musical birthday card (or the thingy therein) attached to the flap of the box. When the birthdayee opens the box, out come the baloons to the sound of music, and a cake and present. "Birthday in a Box"
The only problem this time was, finding a musical birthday card. The local Hallmark stores didn't have them, and neither did a few other stores i checked. I ended up settling for a card that played a few seconds of "Don't Worry Be Happy" which seemed the most innocuous of the bunch. It wasn't the same as that cheesy happy birthday tune.
I'm going to need to search now for where to buy the cards, to be prepared for future tries. It just seemed so obvious to me that *everyone* would carry a musical card section. Oh well.
I wonder. Is there any way to add to the Birthday in a Box idea? Such as streamers or the like? I don't think it'd be "too much" as i think the best part is that on the outside it's a plain, inconspicuous, cardboard box. On the inside though, it's a party.