a big thank you

July 8, 2011

This is a a hard post to write but for those of you who read my personal/life style blog, you know that I run a design studio and soon-to-open brick and mortar shop on top of being a mom to our almost 5-year-old son, Ike.   Things have been a bit hectic (to say the least!) and I’ve decided to scale back a few things — including this blog, Hip Hip Hooray.

I’ve loved building with it, collaborating with our fantastic contributors and “meeting” a whole new set of readers.  But unfortunately, I’m not able to put the time into it that it needs.  So effective today, we will no longer be posting.  We’ll keep the site live so that it remains a resource and I’ll still pin party related images on the Hip Hip Hooray Pitnerest board.

This site has exceeded all expectations and I appreciate all of the amazing response, support and enthusaism for the blog.  Thanks so much for reading this last year and sharing your parties.  Keep up the creativity and thank you!

Cheers!  -Suann

[image from sweet shop lulu]


Lisa on July 8, 2011:

Congratulations! I just found your blog a few months ago and it is one of my top favorite reads evey day so i am very sad that you won’t be posting anymore! Good luck with your new shop!

Kate on July 8, 2011:

Oh I will greatly miss your blog. Good luck

Mia on July 8, 2011:

I’ve enjoyed checking in on this blog since the first post –I’m going to miss this but all the best to you!

Susan on July 8, 2011:

So sorry to hear that, as this site is such a source of brightness for me. However, I understand…you can’t do it all. Good luck with the shop!

Lindy on July 8, 2011:

Oh I’m so sad to hear that. Your blog is one of my favourites to read. I completely understand however and wish you all the best in your future adventures. Thank you for such a wonderful blog to enjoy this past year!

Suzanne on July 8, 2011:

Thanks for all your help and party inspiration! Best of luck on your new projects!

r8chel on July 8, 2011:

Thanks for making Hip Hip Hooray such a wonderful blog to read. I will continue to follow and enjoy your personal/lifestyle blog, but will miss the HHH blog. Good luck in your other endeavors!

lisa on July 8, 2011:

oh, so sad to hear this news! i love reading your blog and it’s full of inspiration. but i totally understand and you will have bigger and better things to come with the new shop! excited for you. thank you for the great finds, photos, and stories.

jenn on July 8, 2011:

I never comment on posts but I have to right now… congrats on everything for you, but boo for me. I LOVE this site and am very sad to see it go. I’ve enjoyed every post since the day I first found out about the site. I’m glad that at least you’re leaving it up so I (and others) can go back to older posts. Good luck with everything!

Tiffany on July 8, 2011:

I literally just read this post and gasped in my office as I without fail read this blog every single morning to remind me why I love creative people and event design. BEST of luck with your new endeavors – the blog will be missed!

Melinda on July 8, 2011:

The best of luck with everything. Your blogs have been a great inspiration for me!

Tina on July 8, 2011:

Hate to see you go! I thoroughly enjoyed each posting, the design of the blog was easy on the eyes, and the link to real parties was ever so helpful
Thanks for keeping that part up! An ever-go-to resource.
Much luck.

Katherine on July 8, 2011:

Thanks for all the party inspiration. Best wishes in the next chapter!

nicky on July 8, 2011:

Thank you, miss you, love you!

Annie on July 8, 2011:

I have so enjoyed every single post! Thank you for keeping the site live, and for sharing this wealth of beauty and inspiration!

Maria on July 9, 2011:

your blog has been a great inspiration for me! it is sad that you will stop posting, but i totally understand your reasons… thanks so much for everything, and may everything you decide to do go great!
best wishes for best of luck!

Terri Graham on July 9, 2011:

Best of luck in all your new endeavors! You will be GREATLY missed!

kelly on July 10, 2011:

i’ve just discovered your blog. love, love, love it! so sad it isn’t continuing – all the best x

naomi on July 10, 2011:

oh no, i will miss this blog! thanks so much for the inspiration and good luck with your shop xx

sara on July 11, 2011:

Suann- You have done an amazing job with this blog, I am sad to see it go. But you can’t do it all. Thank you for sharing your time and talent here with all of us. xo -Sara

Jessica on July 11, 2011:

You will be missed! This site has been fun to follow. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

beka on July 11, 2011:

so sad to see you go! i love this site and always look forward to your posts! i will definitely be following up on pinterest and on your other blog. thank you!

Kiira on July 11, 2011:

Sad to hear this news! Your blog was one of my favorites, and a daily read! Thanks for the great work and wonderful inspiration!

Heidi on July 12, 2011:

You will be missed!
Thank you so much for all the inspiring party ideas.

Kerry on July 13, 2011:

Oh no!! I will miss your inspiring posts! Best of luck with your brick & mortar shop!

Maxabella on July 14, 2011:

Best wishes, your blog is / was fantastic. x

Deborah on July 18, 2011:

I will miss your blog! Thanks for leaving it up as a reference and best of luck with your new store!

Katherinemarie on July 19, 2011:

We will all miss you immensely!!!! A huge GOOD LUCK on all your new and exciting adventures!

Ondrea on July 20, 2011:

I’m sorry to hear that there will be no more blog – you’ve been a great inspiration and much appreciated!! Congratulations and good luck on your continued ventures!!

Amy on July 20, 2011:

Oh no!!! Thanks for keeping it live. I do appreciate it. Maybe you will be able to post a little here and there??!!!

Monica on July 21, 2011:

Best of luck to you! I will miss your posts here.

Amanda on July 25, 2011:

So sad to hear this…thanks for your lovely work and your great posts!

Alyssa on July 26, 2011:

So sad to hear! This is one of my favorite blogs to read. I totally understand the busy thing and wish you the best of luck!

heather on July 29, 2011:

noooooooo, i am so sad to see you go!!! one of the best blogs around. best wishes to you + yours.. hopefully you’ll still decide to throw a post up every once in a while :)

homemade invitations on August 3, 2011:

I just recently found your site, so I’m sad to see that you won’t be posting anymore! Good luck to you!

Charlotta on August 23, 2011:

What a pity for us readers..!
I have just discovered your blog and was looking forward to lots of new inspiration. Will follow your pinterest.

Good luck with live away from the blog.

x Charlotta

Kelly | Blushink on December 21, 2011:

I completely understand being a blogger as well (clearly not as popular as you) and things become hectic. You have been an inspiration, and hope to see you around the web! Good luck in your future endeavours.

Martina on January 5, 2012:

This is the first time that I write… Good luck for everything. Your blog was really very nice and useful! Now I will follow you on Pinterest!

Balloon Decor on February 2, 2012:

Lots of great idea for party arrangement. This blog is very helpful for every party decor company.

Sophie on February 24, 2012:

Thanks for all the inspiration!! I’ve loved your blog, and it’s always been so amazing for creative birthday party ideas. Thanks for all that you’ve shared!!

Nicole Bull on March 1, 2012:

ooooh! But I just found you~!! *sniff* All the best, your one creative little bunny!

Liz/ Cool Mom Picks on June 19, 2012:

Wishing you much luck Suann! Glad to know where to find you, even if it isn’t here.

Melanie on July 11, 2012:

Oh no. So sad to see the blog go. :( If you can sneak in and post an update at some point, maybe do that? Just to give us a “hey”? Good luck w/everything, I fully understand being busy!

Melanie at themeaparty.com

dg on October 6, 2012:

Sad to see this blog go, hopefully you can come back later on.

Thejumperguys on December 3, 2012:

Hi, I like the presentation of your blog.It was so colourful and pleasant. I read your personnel lifestyle it was interesting.

Stork Baby Gift Baskets on January 14, 2013:

Sorry to see you go, just found you! Good luck to you! As a mother, I get it! Sometimes we try to jugle too much and sometimes something has to give.

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Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.

Inspired by This Blog on January 30, 2013:

AW! Love this blog! Excited for your future projects!

mubashar on February 26, 2013:

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Milette on February 27, 2013:

This is a really great blog with some fantstic ideas! Brilliant!

woody on March 4, 2013:

I love this so much. This site is great. It is like a glasses of sun shine. So great!

mubashar on March 27, 2013:

hey check this amazing magic show out for your kids birthday party :) enjoy

GinoJum on April 17, 2013:

It’s my first time reading this blog and it feels like losing you right away. God Bless to your team and I will just enjoy reading your previous post.

I ♥ kids birthday parties nyc!

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Marystratton on June 17, 2014:

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