Feb 3

Valentines Day Idea 3: Surprises

The most important thing for me on Valentines Day is coming up with some sort of surprise. It doesn’t need to be expensive just cool and thoughtful. Last year I tied a large red balloon to a box and made the string so long that Paul could see it from his second story office. I called him and told him to look outside–and all his coworkers gathered around the window to watch while he went down to get the box. I filled the box with all of his favorite things.


  • Kendra says:

    Love this! I’m all about surprises! Do you just keep a supply of those cool round balloons on hand?

  • naomi megan. says:

    that is such a clever and thoughtful idea!


  • house says:

    that is a great idea. i like to cook, so i’m thinking about cooking something really fancy for my girlfriend. (boring, i know) i can’t give too much away though, we share a blog so i’m sure she’ll see my comments. anyway, i can’t wait to see what other ideas you are going to share.

  • Kate says:

    I love the balloon idea. I’m trying to think of something good for my husband, but we’re also saving for a new house, so I’m trying to do something frugal as well. Wish me luck!

  • Anonymous says:

    mu husband would KILL me!

  • mushbelly says:

    my husband might kill me too – but I think its a great idea. I might just do it anyway. Of course, Vday is on a Saturday this year – so he won’t be at work. Maybe I’ll save that idea for another year.

  • wendyhcd says:

    how cool of a wife are you, J? Paul is one lucky guy. can’t wait to hear what you do this year!

  • kim says:

    I agree with the other comments-this is a great idea! You’re so stinkin’ cool.

  • Jen says:

    I can’t find the round balloons to save my life!! Do you know if they’re available anywhere online? I searched in November for my son’s birthday with no luck :(

  • sarasophia says:

    That is lovely…and so romantic.

    I want to do something awesome for my husband as well this year.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Courtney says:

    What a Great Idea! I remember reading this on your blog last year and trying to figure out how I could surprise someone the same way! I’m still trying to figure this one out…
    Thank you for your endless inspiration. I concur with Kim’s point: you are “stinking cool”!

  • Lou says:

    FANTASTIC IDEA I like to do mushy things like this for my boyfriend all the time. This year he’s away for Valentine’s Day and our Anniversary so I’m going to send him a little something by mail and completely flip out for his birthday! He only knows that I have a plan, but I always have a plan. I bet your husband adored the balloon.

  • Jill says:

    i remember this from last year, such a sweet idea.

  • ashlynn says:

    good wife. I could do this pretty easy since Coby works in the room next to me at home.

  • mesh and lace says:

    i want to do this! such a great idea!!


  • Debbie says:

    I love surprises!–I actually posted my plans on my blog today too.

  • citysage says:

    What a brilliant, brilliant idea! I LOVE coming up with surprises but I don’t think I’ve ever done anything that cool! I may just have to steal this idea…simply inspired!

  • Brandi says:

    Fantastic idea. You have me scheming…

  • emma says:

    How utterly romantic!

  • Maggie May says:

    that is so romantic i can hardly stand it.

  • Alisha says:

    Where did you get the box? I’ve been looking everywhere for one and I can’t find anything. A tip would be great!

  • AmberLee says:

    Now that’s romance. So beautiful and so perfectly done. I hope you don’t mind I mentioned it on a new blog I just started—giverslog.com. Thanks for a great blog. I’m a long-time follower.

  • Anonymous says:

    Great idea! Hopefully the loved one gets to it before someone calls the bomb squad:)

  • valentine's gifts philippines says:

    Wow! she is so sweet,what a perfect surprise so touching. Keep posting!


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