Entertaining requires a certain degree of planning--the menu, grocery shopping, decorating, prepping, etc.--but taking the party outside? That's can be even more challenging. (True story: Last weekend, during our barbecue, our grill ended up malfunctioning just when we were in the middle of cooking! We had to resort to using our stovetop grill pan to finish up the job...) But party planner and letterpress printer Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day! makes it look so effortless and chic. She recently blogged about hosting a rooftop birthday party, taking advantage of the warm weather and the grey roof of her apartment building. Not only did her dinner table look beautiful, but she also had a bubble machine to create one enchanting evening for her lucky guests. Want to recreate the look? Hop below the jump....
Ferney's color palette is simple: shades of soft blue accented with white and purple coordinate beautifully with the cool grey tones of the roof. Instead of one main flower arrangement, she created three smaller ones out of lilacs and white tulips in charming blue vases. A similar vase can be found at Ruby Roost or these set of three wheel-thrown blue pitchers from CeramixPix's Etsy shop.
The set of six chairs here were bought on sale at Anthropologie, but they don't have them in stock anymore. We love the white and blonde wood combination, so if you're looking for something similar that won't hurt your budget too much, Ikea's Nordmyra chairs have a similar look for $39.99 a pop. As for the bubble machine, if you're REALLY into it, the Oriental Trading Co. sells 'em for about $55; or you can rent one from Party Pronto (ranging between $59 - $29, depending on which bubble machine strikes your fancy).
Check out more inspiring posts from Jordan Ferney at her blog, Oh Happy Day.