a rooftop party in williamsburg

August 16, 2011 |  Category:   life nyc

We’ve become one of those parents. oh you know, the ones who bring their kids to parties where there are no other kids. But we aren’t totally obnoxious like that. We cleared it first with the hosts. The hosts being gojee.com – have you heard of it? It’s a recipe database culled from a network of food bloggers, and oh look, here’s our goofy photo.

Anyway, getting back to this party in Williamsburg, on a rooftop where many vegetables and fruits were being grown in containers, delicious tacos, homemade chips and salsa was served. The girls ate a million tortillas and had a blast riding around this old tricycle they found. They created this game and rode a hundred laps around the roof in hysterical laughter. Mia even told her first party joke which wasn’t intended to be a joke, but she answered a question as only a kid could. “How many feet in a yard?”, she was asked. “Depends on how many people are standing in it”, she answered.

When the sky turned dark and it was time to go home, they didn’t want to go. Party animals.

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  • neta August 16, 2011 at 2:36 am

    LOL :) loved the joke !!

  • susana August 16, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Gosh..how i miss NYC and those rooftop parties…

  • Chai Ling August 16, 2011 at 5:20 am

    hahah… Mia, you made my dull tuesday afternoon a little brighter now. I was laughing out loud when i read the answer and imagine my department as quiet as a library!

  • Giselle August 16, 2011 at 5:47 am

    the ‘joke’ is too cute! i was always the only kid at the parties my parents went to. i loved it :)

  • Claire August 16, 2011 at 7:51 am

    How lovely! I think it’s so essential to take kids to adult gatherings so that they learn to interact with people who are not their own age.

    Also, this has made me rethink my plan for my upcoming birthday party! Maybe a taco bar is in order!

  • Megan August 16, 2011 at 8:30 am

    tee hee, your tales of being a mom inspire me! I am a new mom and am still figuring out how to be “cool” :)
    Thanks for the blog, love it!

  • Susan August 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Love her joke, hehe!! Great answer Mia. I think the photo of you two is great by the way!

  • Mary August 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

    My husband and I are totally that set of parents now too, who bring their kid to parties. Someone commented on our 2 1/2 year old the other day, “He’s so much cooler now that he can walk around and talk.” It struck me then how much we had brought him around all of our friends.

  • Ashley August 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

    that view and garden.. wow. i live in park slope and feel lucky to have a nice outdoor space.. but dang, i wish it had a view.

  • Annie August 16, 2011 at 11:48 am

    What an awesome setting for a party! Thanks for the link to gojee, too–I hadn’t heard of it before and am always on the lookout for a new recipe.

  • Renita August 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I hate to bring it up so early … but do you have plans to create a 2012 wall poster calendar?

  • Soo August 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    That is the cutest and funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time!! I’d love to re-tell the joke, but something tells me it won’t it won’t get the same response, coming from a grown women, especially one that doesn’t look like your adorable Mia..

  • sara Jensen August 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Im trying to remember the hilarious joke Mia made up at the lake about Deadman’s float…

  • Seema August 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    wow Jenna, what a beautiful post. Your photographs are always breathtaking – the food, the lighting, the setting – the whole party looks great! Rooftop parties are just so great aren’t they; feels like a stolen hideaway, somewhere far out of the reach of real world. Looks like you guys had a blast.

  • Nelly Rodriguez August 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Aw looks like you guys had a ton of fun! Might need to do a repeat this fall when I am in NYC! :) Delicious shoots of the food!

  • Kasey August 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Wow, I would have loved to have been there!

  • finley :: mommy chic August 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I love it. What bright and beautiful girls you have. :)

  • Rachel August 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Scenes like this make me wish I lived in an urban setting. Looks like a great party!

  • sara August 17, 2011 at 1:55 am

    It looks like a great party! I can totally remember these “adult” parties when I was a child. Inventing games and going to bed super late!, haaa freedom! I loved it. My mom used to take me to dinners and stuff and I remember enjoying the company of adults.

  • Lakshmi August 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Such a great answer from Mia… wisdom from the mouths of babes. Loved the party pictures. Have a fun vacation, Jenna… :)

  • sarah August 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    excellent joke… would it be wrong to try it out on people at my next dinner party?! the picture of you guys on the website profile is great. I love your haircut jenna!

  • Mrs D August 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Love love loving these photos! You really captured that dusk in August feeling.

    I know I say this pretty much every single time, but I can’t believe how much Mia is growing up. And Claudine is right behind her! Also loving the run of posts on their kiddo way of doing things.

    Thanks for sharing, enjoy the vaycay!

  • Nicole Franzen August 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

    amazing rooftop! jealous

  • CHICKYTHING June 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    super cute