Crafty moods has a very festive idea for how to wake up the birthday boy or girl on their special day by filling the room with helium balloons.
Chronicles of a southern scrapper has a balloon wake up idea as well. She suggests writing messages on balloons about what you love about the child. She also suggests having a balloon for each month the child is old. So every year there are 12 more balloons.
The berry suggests attaching photos of the previous years to the bottom of the balloon strings to show the events and changes that have occurred.