Last night our friends Aubrey and Blake came over and we made surprise balls, which are some of my most favorite things in the world. Basically it is a ball of crepe paper with ten little prizes and treats wrapped inside. You can do lots of things with them like take one to Christmas dinner and each person gets to unwrap it until a prize falls out. Or for a dinner party have one at each place setting or as a take home favor. They are just so charming. The ones they sell at The Tail of the Yak are like works of art. Ours weren’t as fancy but we did lumps of coal with black crepe paper. We are still trying to master how to do the ones like in the top picture from SFGate.} I’ll to put up a tutorial shortly on how to make them.