My children wanted chocolate advent calendars this year which they told me after I got them Lego and playmobil ones (wish they said earlier as I would have saved money!!!). Anyway to save a temper tantrum off my daughter I remembered The Imagination Trees idea of Balloon Surprise Birthday Countdown. My children love popping the balloon and take turns popping it.
I do one balloon a day filled with chocolate, a joke printed from hereand stickers.
You can put anything you want inside even confetti or what I’m going to do hole punched paper circles for snow (but only when I have time to Hoover up).