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The Good Fortune Tree

Source: Submitted to the Meridian Magazine by Diane Thomas

Don’t take down that Christmas tree yet. Turn it into a fun New Year’s Decoration!

Leftover Christmas tree, undecorated
Balloons, 6″ to 8″
Chinese fortunes or wishes, typed on small pieces of paper
One-dollar bills
String confetti
Happy New Year’s hat

Remove the Christmas ornaments and lights from your tree and replace them with small balloons filled with New Year’s wishes, Chinese fortunes, and dollar bills. Tie the balloons to the tree with ribbon, being careful not to pop them. Finish decorating the tree with string confetti and a Happy New Year’s hat.

As the New Year rings in, guests can pop the balloons and claim the wishes, fortunes, and money inside.