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Make a simple Banana Split Kit as a fun spin on a gift basket for your Minions fan!
Has Minions fever hit your house? All of the kids in my life, and more than a few adults, are so excited about the new movie! I went to the beach with my family and my brother -in-law’s family a couple of weeks ago and it was all my nephew would talk about. I must have heard “Bananas!” a thousand times. So, of course when it came time to buy him a birthday gift this year I had Minions on my mind.
I had mentioned the other day that I have a ton of summer birthdays to celebrate. Every week I’m either dropping a card in the mail or heading to a birthday party. Since the next birthday I have coming up is my nephew’s, and the Minions movie is in theaters now, I got him a movie theater gift certificate. In keeping with the theme Walmart had a whole display of Minions cards that come with cute little Minions clips so I picked up one of those to put his gift certificate in.
While I was there I did a little proactive birthday shopping and stocked up on $0.47 Hallmark value cards. You can only find them at Walmart and it’s an awesome deal for someone like me who can never make a decision on which card to get. My friends and family regularly get two cards for their birthday because I just can’t decide which one I like better. I was able to get enough cards to make it through the rest of the summer birthdays, with a few extras, for under $10!
I still wanted my nephew to have something to open (other than a card) on his birthday though. So, since I’m such a cool aunt I made him this Banana Split Kit. It has everything you need to make a banana split, bananas, chocolate fudge, cherries, waffle bowls, yellow candies, chopped nuts, and a can of whipped cream. I even made the whipped cream can look like a Minion for him. It was simple. I just wrapped it with yellow and blue scrapbook paper and then used black and white scrapbook paper to make googles and his smile. I filled a box with shredded paper as filler and nestled each of the ingredients into it.
I added a sign to the inside of the lid that reads: “Happy Birthday! Add Ice Cream and Go Bananas!” Banana splits plus a trip to the movies to see the Minions movie should equal one happy birthday boy!
So now tell the truth, do you ever give people two cards because you just can’t choose? Be honest!!