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Heart Balloons in a Closet

Valentine’s Day gets a bum wrap, all the pressure and expectations! I love Valentine’s Day because it is an excuse to do little surprises for people and make them feel loved. I’m going for less red roses and more thoughtful gestures. Here is a little surprise to get someone’s Valentine’s Day started out right. Fill a closet or cupboard with heart balloons and wait for them to get showered in balloons. It is super easy and simple to pull this off.

Materials Needed: 1 Bag of Heart Balloons, Lungs of Steel

Credits + Contributors:
All photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Rachel

    January 30, 2013

    I would love to open a door and have all of these fall on me, so fun!

  2. alison

    January 30, 2013

    I did this last year, except I filled his Jeep with them, instead of a closet. On each one, I wrote “I love you more than…..” (naps, Downton Abbey, donuts, etc). It was a really inexpensive gift, but he loved it! He left the balloons in there, and drove around all day with them!

  3. Samantha

    January 30, 2013

    This is a really cute idea.

    Random- any details on that closet organization system? Its brilliant and just what I need!

  4. Chloe Moon

    January 30, 2013

    This is so cute! I might do this to my boyfriend! =)

  5. icolby

    January 30, 2013

    I love this idea– so doing this this year!

  6. Magda Pomichowski

    January 30, 2013

    I love this idea! When I was in High School we use to do fun things like this for our friends birthdays. Once we filled my friends car with balloons. She loved it! And another time, we filled a friend’s bedroom with balloons, that was a lot of work, but it was so awesome when we jumped out of the balloons when she walked into her bedroom and yelled surprise!

  7. Best of 2 Sisters

    January 30, 2013

    Ooh – a simple, yet completely sweet and happy and thoughtful idea! Love! x

  8. amanda

    January 30, 2013

    wowza, i wish!!!

  9. Emma

    January 30, 2013

    Ah this is so lovely! I think I would cry if someone did this for me :)

  10. Emily

    January 30, 2013

    We did something like this last Valentines Day. A friend and I filled my roommates room with heart balloons while she was sleeping so when she woke up she had to wade through them to get out of bed. Her reaction was amazing and for someone who was a self proclaimed “Valentines Hater” she did see to appreciate it.


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    January 30, 2013


  12. uncustomary

    January 30, 2013

    Absolutely lovely!!

  13. whitney @ thecurtiscasa

    January 30, 2013

    so perfect! i would be so happy to see a bunch of red heart balloons fall out of the closet :) great idea!

  14. lenya

    January 30, 2013

    Aww, now THAT is so sweet!

  15. Six Sisters

    January 30, 2013

    We heard about your blog from your sister in law. We would love to have you join our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party with some of your cute ideas at Hope to hear from you soon. -The Six Sisters

  16. Giang

    January 30, 2013

    I love this idea! Your pictures are so lovely and vibrant! I can’t wait to use this idea on my daughter. Thanks!

  17. Laura

    January 31, 2013

    Love it – this would be a super-sweet surprise. :) So much fun.

  18. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    January 31, 2013

    I love this thoughtful gestures and looks so fun. You’re right though… you’d need lungs of steel!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  19. little t

    January 31, 2013

    LOVE this idea!

  20. Marie

    January 31, 2013

    Love it!!!

    I am going to do it for both of my girls on Valentines Day!

  21. Dominique

    January 31, 2013

    I live three hours from my fiance, so doing this this year is out of the picture, but I’ll have to remember it for next valentines day!

  22. Annie

    January 31, 2013

    Such an unbelievably cute idea!!! I love this!!!

  23. wmbg

    January 31, 2013

    darn. wish i had lungs of steel. :/

  24. Bethany

    January 31, 2013

    This is such a fantastic idea. My fiance and I have been stressing about our upcoming wedding (so many details). This will be a fantastic way to give him a little heartfelt surprise!

    Love your blog!


  25. Gayle

    January 31, 2013

    Love the balloon idea but, I really just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. The name itself just makes me sing it and smile. My family always looks up to see what I’m doing and why I’m singing. Have a blessed day.

  26. Paulette Leto

    January 31, 2013

    This is a great idea! A friend of mine actually got proposed to this way. She really likes balloons, so her boyfriend blew up a whole bunch of them, filled up her closet with them, then got into the closet himself. He arranged things with another friend so that she would come home to change clothes for something, and then when she opened up the closet, all these balloons showered her, and her boyfriend stepped out and proposed to her. Somehow he got it on video, too. It was really romantic!

  27. candace

    January 31, 2013

    I am super tempted to do this…but, I have a feeling my dogs would be TERRIFIED of those balloons :) Super cute idea, and blog in general – just stumbled upon it, and am loving it so far!

  28. A Word With Penelope

    February 1, 2013

    If only I could sneak in and put balloons in his closet without him noticing…

  29. Becka (life as an artistpreneur)

    February 1, 2013

    HAHAHA. Cute. :)

  30. megan / petitely

    February 1, 2013

    crap, this is *so* happy – i love it all!

  31. mariana

    February 2, 2013

    Love this idea!! :)

  32. CyberLink coupon

    February 2, 2013

    The heart balloons looks wonderful. Going to purchase few

  33. Carla

    February 2, 2013

    Great idea–

  34. Mariel

    February 3, 2013

    Oh, these make my heart sing! So perfectly perfect.

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