Balloons as ornaments!
I spent 3 years in New Zealand about 15 years ago and I’ll never forget my first experience of a Kiwi Christmas tree. My family is from the USA and when it came time to start decorating the tree we had all our traditional Christmas ornaments that we had packed up and brought with us. Our neighbors were amazed at the assortment of ornaments and how much detail they had. The Kiwi’s mainly used balloons that they blew up and hung off of the tree! Another neat thing was going to the black sand beach and eating fried chicken and crabsticks for lunch! So much for a white Christmas…even the sand wasn’t white! It’s an experience I’ll never forget.