Last year, I became an official coordinator of the 100 Happy Days foundation. You’ve probably seen your friends use the hashtag #100happydays; that’s them! Their main thing is challenging people like you to look for the good in their days for a hundred days in a row. It sounds easy, but it can be hard, and it’s right up my alley because of how hard I advocate for people to use Happy Journals. One of my duties with the 100 Happy Days foundation was to organize Baltimore’s chapter of the Bubble Parade Global Flash Mob. Cities all over the world meet up in one spot just to blow bubbles and have fun — to celebrate and appreciate the little pleasures in life.
It can seem really silly to go to an event “just” to blow bubbles, but by showing up to this event you’re demonstrating your love for life and your openness for fun and celebrating life. The first parade went well, but since it was my first time hosting it I learned a lot about how to make the second annual event better and I think it was! We had to reschedule due to rain, and because it was Father’s Day we didn’t get as many people as we did last year, but people were really enthusiastic about it. I always encourage people of all ages (and well-behaved dogs) to come out in their brightest, sparkliest outfit and celebrate life with fellow awesome Baltimoreans.
We had lots of generous people come to take photos, and I appreciated that so much. I was kind of obsessed with Dorret Oosterhoff’s style. She captured the event in the way I viewed it through my own eyes, and I’m using all of her photos to share in today’s blog post. I compiled an album on Facebook with all of the photos, though, and you can see all of the beautiful moments captured in unique ways there!
Bubble supplies I brought for everyone
The power of the bubble gun!
Bubbles, bubbles everywhere!
Bubble machine or boombox?
Crossing the street in style
Best dressed – rainbow sequin jacket (part of a 3 piece set)
Hanging out with the kids afterwards
We had a great time, and I really appreciate everyone who came out on a Sunday for this. I can’t wait for the third annual event! It will only keep getting better.
You can check out Baltimore’s first annual parade here, the official Bubble Parade page here, and the entire album of photos taken at this event here. All photography on this page by Doorest Oosterhoff.
I have volunteered to host the Missoula, Montana, Global Bubble Parade. Your event looks fabulous. Did your city require you to have a certificate of insurance? Missoula requires insurance for $1.5 million. If you secured such insurance, could you share the company and the cost? Did you have sponsors for the bubbles you provided? Thank you for for suggestions!
I didn’t really do anything officially through the city, so I didn’t get a certificate of insurance. Sorry about that! And for bubbles, I just supplied them myself. But you can reach out to local vendors and see if they’d be interested in doing any donating. Sorry I’m not much more help than that!!