The Hap Hap Happiest Place

Move over Museum of Ice Cream. The Happy Place is in town, and this girl is h.a.p.p.y.!!

While I loved ice cream treats in four different rooms, and jumping into a huge pool of sprinkles, I'm going out on a limb to say the Happy Place has my heart. Because it's just so damn HAPPY!

Never mind it's an Instagram paradise - we'll even look past the horrible lighting in almost all of the rooms - it seems (to me) it was a bit more interactive than the MOIC. Happy Place had things you could touch, climb up, spin in, and dance on - we did a LOT of dancing. The three delicious, sugar-filled treats were added bonuses to all the fun.

I was really apprehensive as to how Marcus would like the experience. He and I have vastly different ideas of fun. But as we made our way through the 13 different rooms it was the absolute best to see him light up, let loose, dance his heart out, and have a grand old time. As expected, Julia ran wild, shook her booty and smiled and giggled the entire time, too.

So, here's the photo dump. Editing could semi-salvage some rooms, forgive the photos even a magic fairy couldn't save. But, I had to include them all because I don't want to forget a thing.

As we entered I literally squealed with delight.

We started with the candy room. M & Ms as the breakfast appetizer? WHY NOT.
The massive high heels made of yellow candies.

And, I'm still trying to figure out what that green, palm tree, snake, Lochness monster, thingy is. 

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands! 

One of the few things in the whole place we weren't supposed to touch, a massive XO. Naturally, Julia started CLIMBING it. Oops.

Four mini-rooms lead to the kids getting along, a serious pose, and a dip in a yellow tub filled with yellow balls, surrounded by yellow rubber duckies. 

Just a little trippy.
Marcus' face is priceless. Julia looks like she's about to bust out the choreography to Dirty Dancing's, I Had The Time of My Life. 

We also jumped into a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, made confetti angels (the cousin to snow angels), and danced around in a giant globe that blew confetti around and made Julia's dress fly up, Marilyn Monroe style. 

As our experience ended Marcus turned to me and said, "Mom! That was SO! MUCH! FUN!" I couldn't keep from beaming. Seems there are some things we agree on when it comes to fun. 

The next day Marcus asked me, "Mom, remember the Happy Place?" Like I forgot. "It was awesome. Think we could go again?" Well, tickle me pink. I'm pretty sure I immediately put a call into Santa for tickets for a second run at the place....


  1. OMG! This is incredible. I want to go! I love that he enjoyed it so much too! And Julia's outfit with those hunters is the prettiest!

  2. Oh my goodness. L.A. has the coolest things!

  3. That is like the coolest place ever! And I want to go take pics in the lip room!

  4. That looks like so much fun!!

  5. I feel like LA is full of never-ending pretty things! From the people to the museums to the streets. I really need to make an effort to come visit.

  6. Interactive museums are flipping amazing!! If it werent for IG, Id be so out of the cultural loop haha ;)

  7. OMG. Ok, after seeing all your photos I REALLY need to get us some tickets here!!! SO FUN!
    I also love that by the end, Julia lost her shoes ;)

  8. It’s such a bummer when neat places have the worst lighting for photos. I mean, don’t they even get how important photos are to a mom? Ha! But, your photos look great to me. What a neat place this is. You guys always find the coolest places to visit.

  9. Looks like such a fun place. I see why they call it "happy". Love all the bright colors.