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I have some big news today (actually two big items of news.) First, I would like to introduce the new Oh Happy Day Party Store! It is a full scale online party shop with modern and fun party goods.  Party supplies have been something I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I love going into a big store with lots of cliché party supplies and then curating only the best stuff. When I travel abroad the first place I go is a party shop. I fill my suitcase with interesting and hard-to-get items from around the world and then lug it home on the plane to add to my stash. Now I’ll be doing it on a larger scale and making this stuff available for everyone.

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The shop is organized by category or you can search by color (my favorite) under the “view all” tab. We took a lot of care in the design and taking the product photos and making everything just so. In addition to our current products we have lots of new shipments and products coming in every week to make our selection even better.

I want to thank Alison Piepmeyer, Sam Livermore and Paul Ferney for working tirelessly on this project with me in the trenches nights and weekends until it was complete. Also I want to thank Alix Sorrel for all her help with the photo shoot and front page design. I have such a good team and I’m so proud of everyone. Finally I want to thank Lauren O’Neill for the beautiful design and Rusty Meadows for the brilliant programming. They have high standards and made the store way better than I could have even hoped.

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The Party Shop isn’t the only new thing around here. It’s Oh Happy Day’s birthday! Nine years ago I started a little blog called Oh Happy Day! It’s crazy how much we’ve grown. To commemorate we gave the ol’ girl a much needed makeover. (Like Botox for the blog!) We made changes I’ve been wanting to make for years. For the new posts we kept the format similar to a standard blog but for the older posts we made them more like a website so it would be easier to browse than clicking through a million old archived pages. One of the biggest problems with our old design is it was hard to get to all of our old DIY projects. Now it’s easy to find our best content through the navigation at the top (there are even photos!)

Another functionality that was really important to me was connecting the shop and the blog. One of the most frequent questions we get is “Where can I find that [insert hard-to-find supply].” Now on some posts (the ones that apply) there will be a “SHOP SUPPLIES” button at the bottom of the post. This functionality of course will get better as our product selection gets more robust.

I really want to thank Paul Ferney for taking a couple months off of his own work to design the blog. There is no way I could have gotten the functionality that I wanted just right without standing over his shoulder while he designed. I also want to thank Alison Piepmeyer my managing Editor for the last two years for managing this whole site redesign from start to finish. A big thanks to Abby Bridges for the hours of tedious categorizing work! There were lots of other people that gave input and contractors that came in and advised and tested out the site. THANK YOU! And last a big thanks to Shiv Asthana for carefully coding all our clumsy old content into a sleek and beautiful fast site.

Come on in and make yourself at home!

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Shop photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Nautical Flags photo by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day

  1. Paul

    May 5, 2015

    Congrats Jordan. Everything looks amazing!

  2. Rose - Then Comes Color

    May 5, 2015

    Sooooo cool! time to shop shop shop…congratulations!

  3. Kristan Kremer

    May 5, 2015

    Yessss! THIS IS GREAT AND I’M DEFINITELY going to be checking it out for my son’s birthday party. Congrats on your launch!!

  4. KriSti craig

    May 5, 2015

    this is So exciting!

    Kristi
    http://Www.beloverly.com

  5. cathy

    May 5, 2015

    Everything looks great!! Congratulations and am sure your new venture will be a huge hit!

  6. Taylor Rae

    May 5, 2015

    It’s so beautiful!!! Can’t wait to style all my parties with oh happy day goodies.

  7. Birch

    May 5, 2015

    aNY WAY YOU COULD make the font bigger? It’s not very easy to read on Google Chrome.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • May 5, 2015

      We are still working on afew formatting bugs! I’ll look into it!

      xo

  8. Mel Wiggins

    May 5, 2015

    THIS LOOKS BRILLIANT! So happy for you – really is just so. x

  9. Birch

    May 5, 2015

    Ah, sorry for the caps. For some reason, the comment box is putting everything in all caps for me (thought my caps lock was on so i toyed around with it and that’s why some of it is capitalized, whoops).

  10. Lauren

    May 5, 2015

    So, so thrilled for you!! Also, happy no. 9! Can’t believe it!

    Cheers to you, Paul, and the team on an amazing job! xo

  11. Sara

    May 5, 2015

    WOW! Congratulations. I will definitely stop by frequently to shop. so cool! :)

  12. Sam

    May 5, 2015

    I am so excited for this new adventure!

  13. Tamra

    May 5, 2015

    You inspire, inspire, inspire!!

  14. Sara Peláez

    May 5, 2015

    congrats!!! amazing job full of love!

  15. ania @ the new diplomats wife

    May 5, 2015

    Looks beautiful – congratulations and “Happy birthday”!

  16. Michelle A

    May 5, 2015

    congrats on the site makeover and the party store! Thanks for making our party dreams come true. Now off to go buy some heart-shaped balloons… =)

  17. CeeCee

    May 5, 2015

    congratulations this new design is really awesome and exciting! have you thought about making external links “pop up in a new window”? for example, i want to view your new party store but i still want to stay on your main site to see the rest of the post. And for weekly party ideas, this would help allow you to view all the ideas instead of having to go “back” each time. just a thought :-) congratulations again!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • May 5, 2015

      Yes! Working on that too! THanks for the suggestion.

  18. Gabrielle - Design Mom

    May 5, 2015

    So fantastic! I’m super excited for you. Everything looks amazing. You did it! You did it!

  19. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    May 5, 2015

    So exciting! Congrats!

  20. Elsa

    May 5, 2015

    Congrats this is really amazing!!!

  21. Taylor

    May 5, 2015

    Yay yay yay hip hip hooray this looks amazing!! So happy for you and so excited to do some shopping.

  22. Lindsey

    May 5, 2015

    Congrats, Jordan! It is awesome & have it bookmarked for any future gatherings coming about. nothing against good ol’ cheesy & tacky party stores, but SEE ya later! your supplies are going to make everyone’s gatherings amazing, & what an exciting thing to accomplish! & way to go lauren on the site! love it all. yippee!

  23. bobbie

    May 5, 2015

    This is fantastic news. Very well thought out & executed with many hElpful hands. Congratulations with the store & redesIgn!!! Time to celebrate!

  24. Sara

    May 5, 2015

    Congratulations!! The Store looks great and I am excited to use it as a go to source for cute party supplies!

  25. Viv

    May 5, 2015

    Congratulations, Jordan!! Exciting news, Your and your team are amazing xx

  26. Annie

    May 5, 2015

    Wow. THIS IS PURE MAGIC. I AM OH SO HAPPY! CONGRATS. THIS STORE IS MUCH NEEDED. LOVED THAT you kept the prices reasonable and the selection matches with the brand you’ve built. cheers!!!!

  27. Joy

    May 5, 2015

    congrats Jordan! It’s GORGEOUS!!

  28. Lisa

    May 5, 2015

    this is best thing i’ve seen come along in a while! I love everything!

  29. Ana

    May 5, 2015

    Yay! congrats Jordan and the Team! The site looks great & fresh! and yes, way easier to navigate! :) ALso a big congrats to your shop, the worls finally has some fancy party decor! :)

  30. Heather

    May 5, 2015

    You guys! Amazing! the site! the shop! It is all so, so gorgeous! A million congrats on everything!

  31. heather a

    May 5, 2015

    Love your new store!!! Beautiful selection of party supplies! Congrats and wishing you much success!

  32. Laura

    May 5, 2015

    This is amazing! Such an inspiration, and what an absolutely gorgeous site. Love that awning on top of the shop page — it all could not be more adorable. Congratulations!

  33. Olivia

    May 5, 2015

    Fantastic! You guys made great changes to the site. I had no idea what I was missing but you hit the nail on the head.

    Definitely going to order all future party supplies from you.

  34. Corinne

    May 5, 2015

    Looking foRward to interNAtional shipping, i Am just Up the coast a wee Bit…where apparently we yell a lot! Not sure why it is all Caps, wont de-cap on YE ole ipad.

  35. Corinne

    May 5, 2015

    Hmmm, while typing It was all caps, but i see it sort of fixes Itself upon publishing.

  36. Jessica

    May 5, 2015

    This was the perfect next move for you! The integration of a store and your blog is perfect! Although I hope you will keep doing posts on your apartment remodel and traveling too!

  37. sogladimhere

    May 5, 2015

    Congrats on your new adventure!

    (I have to echo the font concern. I couldn’t read to the end of the post.)

  38. Monique | WritingMonique

    May 5, 2015

    I am so excited about these anouncements! I am going to check out your party store immediately!

    WritingMonique

  39. now that i think of it, of course you should have a party store! i mean, come on!! and also, yes, you site is dang sleek and sharp looking. props all around.

  40. molly ruth

    May 6, 2015

    congratulations!!!! this is going to be my only source for party goods now!!

  41. Sarah

    May 6, 2015

    Congratulations! I just looked around the shop and it is amazing!!

  42. The Lit Fig

    May 6, 2015

    Congrats on the launch! I love nothing more than finely curated party supplies. My order is in. :)

  43. Haley

    May 6, 2015

    I am now searching through my calendar trying to find any excuse to throw a party (although not hard when three kids are in the house, Friday night is a good enough reason to “party” for us!)…I am in love with the new store!!

    Oh and hey, Happy Birthday!!

    <3 Haley @ http://www.beautyinthischaos.com

  44. Julie Wylie

    May 6, 2015

    Congratulations! This seems like such a natural step for you. Always love your party ideas. Can’t wait to use your shop the next time I need party supplies! :)

    • P.S. I forgot to mention how much I like the new site design (for the blog AND the shop)! So great.

  45. nora

    May 6, 2015

    So great! This will be really useful. Congrats and Happy BlogBirthday!

  46. Hailey~FurnishMyWay

    May 6, 2015

    Happy birthday, Oh Happy Day! I love the shop! It’s so cool that you’re finally making your party passion available to the public. I can’t wait to shop around for my next soiree!

  47. Kathryn

    May 6, 2015

    Congratulations Jordan! Everything looks great and I am SO excited about the party shop!

  48. Clara

    May 6, 2015

    Hip!hip!hourra!!! My best and i love,love the way you put colors and paper in our life !!!!!!!

  49. susan // fleurishing

    May 6, 2015

    WOW, awesome – congratulations! You’re a brilliant businesswoman (among many other talents)…much respect Jordan.

  50. Michelle Glauser

    May 6, 2015

    I saw a cute little party/craft/decor shop in Paris yesterday and thought of your new shop. Check it out–La Petit Epicerie: la-petite-epicerie.fr

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