4. Balloon surprise: Fill their room with balloons the night before. Tape a bunch of balloons to the outside of your child’s door to discover when he/she wakes up. Encase them in plastic so they fall on them when the door is opened.
5. If your birthday kid is older and only wants cash, present the cash in creative ways. Make dollar roses, tape them all end-to-end into a really long roll, layer them in a big hoagie roll like a sandwich, tape them together and make a blanket, etc.