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
by Jenny Batt
So, I was just sitting around the other day noticing how many grocery ads came in the mail the other day and I wondered what I could do with it. Why not make a pinata? So I grabbed my winter sale flyers and a few extra party hats and got to work. January will be a little more fun this year.
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Here is the final post for the year in review. The last quarter is where I started producing most of the content in house with my team. It has been really great to work with different people and see everything come together for a shoot. A special thanks to all my wonderful contributors and team members. I also want to thank everyone for coming to Oh Happy Day. 2012 was a great year and this community is so supportive. Here is to a Happy 2013!!
In the second half of the year were some of my favorite projects. I noticed a few years ago that every spring I get a surge of inspiration. Must be something in the warm weather that makes me want to get out and make things. Here are the best of Oh Happy Day part 2.
I love doing surprises for my friends for their birthday (see here and here.) I’ve always wanted to fill a phone booth with balloons and then send someone on a treasure hunt to the booth and have the phone ring so the person has to open it to answer the phone and the balloons come out. We found this amazing phonebooth near the Golden Gate Bridge so we did a little shoot to share the idea in pictures. It makes such a great visual impact. It would be so fun to do this for someone. The trick is finding the old-style phonebooths. They are harder and harder to find! (I actually tried to do this once for Paul but the weather was terrible so I scrapped the idea.) What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given or received?
Credits + Contributors:
All photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling