Paris Party

by Emily Churchill

last updated 1/7/2019

Wish your mini mademoiselle a joyeux anniversaire Parisian style! Grab your beret and pearl necklace and work your party styling magic for your special gal with a Paris Birthday Party. Deck out your party space in shades of pink, black shadows and beautiful damask prints, reminiscent of adorable cafes in Paris! Sample traditional Parisian desserts, like macarons, or indulge in cute confectionery concoctions, like pink poodle cupcakes made with marshmallows.  This sophisticated theme works no matter what age or occasion you’re celebrating so consider some of these party styling tips for bridal showers or adult birthdays as well!

Paris Party Invitations

Your friends will want to RSVP “Oui!” the second they receive your Paris themed invitation in the mail and see the first glimpse of the pink, black and damask themed party you’re about to throw.

Paris Party Decorations

Bienvenue! Bring a small slice of Paris into your home with this pink and black party décor that won’t break the bank! Hang plain and patterned tablecloths as your backdrop behind your dessert table using a basic stripe behind the dessert table to make everything pop.

Use a large pink cardboard frame to display a special “Happy Birthday” message or list the birthday girl’s age as a large graphic feature. Hang paper lanterns and fans from overhead to continue to draw the eye up. And alternate colors of paper garlands in front to fill in a large blank space.
Sure there’s only one true Effiel Tower, but in this party, keep the symmetry and set up a pink cardboard version on both ends of your dessert table.

When it comes to sitting down to enjoy the goods, make sure your table is exploding with Parisian charm! Layer dessert plates on dinner plates on fun activity placemats. Wrap your utensils in your damask print napkins and create a custom napkin ring with a personalized sticker. Add a molded Eiffel Tower cup and line up the favor boxes down the center.

Food and Drink

Hosting this Paris Birthday party earlier in the day or planning to fed a gaggle of hungry girls after a sleepover? Consider a brunch menu complete with a crepe or French Toast station!

If you’re going for full on sweets, fill that dessert table with some Parisian flair or deliciousness that fits the color palette!  When it comes to cookies, offer macarons for the true Parisian feel or half dip OREO cookies in pink chocolate to keep to the color palette.

Pair either of these dessert treats with puff pastries, cream puffs or adorable cupcakes dressed like pink poodles on a damask print cupcake stand.

Stage black cherry and cotton candy rock candy on a white plate, but alternative for a fun look. Plain old popcorn just won’t do for this French celebration! Use pink edible color mist, chocolate chips and marshmallows to create a pink s’mores mix offered in single portions in a cute treat box.

Paris Party Activities

Oh la la! A party needs some entertainment! Try out some of these activities to keep your little mademoiselles entertained!

  • If you have a younger age group, craft up a paper bag poodle puppet. Make sure to include lots of pink pom poms or cotton balls to make it nice and puffy!
  • Any time of the year can be fashion week at your Parisian party! Encourage friends to bring their favorite dress up clothes and stage a runway down the center of your living room.
  • Cupcake decorating is an always fun, especially when the toppings match your color palette!
  • No matter what age, a paint and sip activity is always fun to showcase everyone’s personality. If guests are not of drinking age, the sipping can always be from a juice box! Create a single design for everyone to copy, teaching them how to create the design step by step.

Paris Party Favors

Eventually friends will have to say au revoir. Proper etiquette tells you to always say “merci” to so do so with a Paris themed favor box filled with French themed trinkets and a personalized favor tag. Here are some ideas on what to include inside:

Tara from Spot of Tea Designs wrote, shot and styled this fête magnifique! Visit her blog for more tips about planning parties and pretty printables.

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