Modern Citizen x The Buttery Existence: Post Party Review

I can't express how grateful I am to have such a strong and supportive network  here in San Francisco.  I seriously psych myself out when planning parties because I seriously think no one will come.  I know I'm a total little weirdo.  But, I'm sure you know that feeling...you send out a Paperless Post invite and just wonder...why has no one responded to me?! (after like 30 seconds of deploying). Thank goodness I received a ton of "Yes" responses. Whew! Party on!

My Invite // Paperless Post 

My Invite // Paperless Post 

The Prep

I wanted to add some of my own touches to the party by making and bringing some of my favorite brunch goodies to share with my guests.  Since my party was on Sunday, I made the decision to drag my husband, bro-in-law and his girlfriend to The Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building.  

Fueling up with some yummy breakfast from Primavera & Wise Sons with my love 

Fueling up with some yummy breakfast from Primavera & Wise Sons with my love 

Local Flavor

A big thing I wanted to focus on at my party was sharing some of my favorite local treats from around San Francisco.  I love supporting other entrepreneurs and the local economy and wanted to share these gems with my guests.  

First stop...Fruit!

I picked up some lemons, grapefruit and other in-season citruses for my breakfast champagne cocktail (recipe link down below)

Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

At the market weighing out my bounty

At the market weighing out my bounty

Next stop - Baked Goods!

Tous Sweet Patisserie

They are located in the front of the Ferry Building and carry a wide variety of Macaroons and other french treats.  

Tous Sweet Pâtisserie 

Tous Sweet Pâtisserie 

Friendly vendor who helped me pick out all the delicious flavors!

Friendly vendor who helped me pick out all the delicious flavors!

Biscuit Bender

OMG...some of the best biscuits I've ever had here in San Francisco.  The flavors and texture are just out of this world.  I'm pretty confident that I purchased all the flavors. 

Owner of Biscuit Bender helping me out

Owner of Biscuit Bender helping me out

I think I bought every flavor...no joke

I think I bought every flavor...no joke

Miette

They started off selling their baked goods at a farmer's market in Piedmont, CA (in the East Bay) and then grew from there.  Everything about them screams chic and cute all at once.  Oh and delicious.  

Picked up some lemon loaves 

Picked up some lemon loaves 

My Bounty

All the goodies I bought from my shopping trip 

All the goodies I bought from my shopping trip 

Z.Cioccolato

This place is a San Francisco institution!  I had to grab some chocolates for my give-away bags so I walked all the way here to grab a bunch.  

Chocolate for days

Chocolate for days

Party Preparations 

The morning of my party, my loving husband (sorry babe!) drove and all of my treats over to the Marina to start prepping the studio with Nichole.  He was the best assistant that we could have asked for!  He even bought us coffee and a light snack so we would have the energy to decorate and organize.

 

Main table for food 

Main table for food 

Bacon Whiskey Cupcakes

I love bacon.  I mean, it's a hard thing to dislike (unless you're vegetarian or vegan, which in that case I am sorry and I do not consume bacon a lot, only in moderation :P) 

Since we would be shopping and trying on clothes, I didn't want to just bring bacon strips to the party and risk having my guests get grease on the clothing.  So, I decided instead to incorporate bacon into one of my favorite forms of cake: a cupcake!

It's portable and easy to consume without making too much of a mess.  

I took my favorite yellow cake recipe and mixed it in with crispy pieces of bacon.  The frosting is a honey bourbon vanilla frosting and the bacon toppers are made of fondant from Wilton.  

Bacon Whiskey Cupcakes // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Bacon Whiskey Cupcakes // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Fruit Plate // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Fruit Plate // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

I also decided to make another cute portable treat: Waffle pops!  The waffle maker is from Babycakes (same author of the famous Cake Pop book)

Waffle pops!  // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Waffle pops!  // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Carb bar // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Carb bar // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Party Time

Me and the genius behind badtim.com // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Me and the genius behind badtim.com // Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

Photo Credit: Cesar Fabello 

That's a wrap!

Party was a success!  Thank you Jess & Nichole for believing in me and hosting such a great party!  I can't wait until next time!! 

Nichole, Me, Jess & Jen

Nichole, Me, Jess & Jen