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My Party Closet: San Francisco Party

We San Franciscans love to love our city. So, I can’t think of a better party than one that’s centered around our favorite town. Like my other party closet parties, this one can put together in under an hour with a limited number of supplies. From your stash, you’ll need butcher paper, paint, a strand of white bistro lights, and a pretty tablecloth. Then, follow our DIY instructions (below) for painting a quick sketch of the Golden Gate Bridge as a party backdrop. After that, you’ll just need to run to the store to pick up a few simple flowers and a delicious pie.

Materials: Butcher Paper, Tape, Paint, Paintbrush

Cut off three large pieces of butcher paper and tape them together at the back.  Attach the paper to a wall to make painting easier.  Sketch out your image roughly with a pencil, then paint over in loose, broad strokes.  Don’t worry about detail, just get the general shape across.

To view my list of party supply essentials, click here. And don’t miss the other parties easily created through my party closet: the Rainbow Streamer Party and the Yellow Party!

Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    March 1, 2013

    that sketch is darling (and so is that necklace)! i would keep that up in my home year round!


  2. gabriela

    March 1, 2013

    so cute, and uber easy. yay!

  3. Anni

    March 1, 2013

    Love this. I’m missing San Francisco like crazy today!

  4. Amber

    March 1, 2013

    Love it! Where do you buy your bistro lights!

      • jordan
      • March 1, 2013

      Hey Amber! They are from Target.

  5. Chianne Hood

    March 1, 2013

    This is so neat! I’m definitely going to have to pick up some butcher paper! xx

  6. Andrea

    March 1, 2013

    Love your necklace! I am on the hunt for a high, small table in my kitchen similar to yours. Would you share where you found it?

      • jordan
      • March 1, 2013

      It is from Ikea. The necklace (and person in the photo) is my friend Jessica! I’ll ask her where she got her necklace.

        • jordan
        • March 1, 2013

        The necklace is from Urban Outfitters (probably) from about 4 years ago.

  7. Kristina

    March 1, 2013

    Just lovely! I’m definitely going to bring the bistro lights INSIDE for our next party 🙂 Mind sharing where the beautiful tablecloth is from? Thanks!

  8. joanna goddard

    March 1, 2013

    this is gorgeous, jordan!

  9. Lisette

    March 1, 2013

    I love your approach to doing a lot with a little.

  10. Robbie Schlosser

    March 2, 2013

    Thanks, Jordan,
    My band has entertained at many San Francisco parties over the years — mostly pretty fancy ones. So it’s refreshing to see you doing a perfectly fine job with just a few simple touches. The right ones, of course.


    March 3, 2013

    Nice pictures!!!

  12. Sarge in Charge

    March 4, 2013

    Can you tell me where you got / who makes the cream loafers you are wearing in one of the pics? I want ’em!

  13. Gabriela

    March 11, 2013

    Hello from Toronto,

    Well, I certainly hope S.F does not fall into the ocean. One of my most favorite cities where I keep going back again and again…Totally agree with your description. It’s perfect!


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