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Best of Oh Happy Day: Rooftop Dinner Party

This was for a friend’s birthday party last spring. We live in downtown San Francisco and we have a lovely rooftop so I decided to do a little party up there. When I do labor intensive parties that involve carrying stuff around I usually have the attendees help with all or part of the food. If I do everything then either the atmosphere or the food suffers. I have an industrial bubble machine so I had that running in the corner, it was fun being on the rooftops with bubbles floating around. (You can kind of see it in the last picture.)

Concept by Jordan Ferney Photography by Paul Ferney

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  1. InspiringUs

    April 9, 2010

    This is like in a "Julie & Julia" movie! I like it!


  2. ampersandity

    April 9, 2010

    how cute is that! wish we had a rooftop to dine alfresco :]

  3. Damaris

    April 9, 2010

    can you invite me next time? 🙂

  4. Cherie Dick

    April 9, 2010

    great pictures. love the idea. too bad it's not feasible on our tall townhouse!

  5. mamamchale

    April 9, 2010

    i would rooftop it nonstop in the nice weather? that is like my ultimate dream. and a bubble machine? get out. too good.

  6. Eliza

    April 10, 2010

    Where did you get the fantastic chairs?

  7. the southern hostess

    April 10, 2010

    What a gorgeous day! Perfection.

  8. Katie

    April 11, 2010

    Hi, Jordan- I've read your blog forever & just started a modesty one of my own- hope you'll check it out!

  9. Mike

    April 11, 2010

    That is absolutely fantastic — very well done! (And wow, what a day you chose!)

  10. Corinna White Charlton

    April 12, 2010

    I've always loved this idea (and the pier dinner). I always stay in the Huntington Hotel when I stay overnight in the city, fun to see the sign 🙂 Do you also have cold-weather outdoor parties? And ways to make them cozy and not miserably shivery? You seem to get great weather most of the time!

  11. Dorkys Ramos

    April 16, 2010

    Looks dreamy!

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