Last year, my daughter requested a Paris-themed birthday party. She had a party the previous year, so we decided to go for a more low-key Parisian luncheon with a few friends in our kitchen this time. Ooh, la la! Magnifique!
I purchased a download from the store on Etsy for the invitations and decorations shown above. It was sent right to my e-mail and I was able to print out exactly what I needed.
I printed the invitations which included a boarding pass and passport on card stock and sent them to the guests.
We decided on boas as party favors for the girls.
They made their own lip glosses and took them home also. I got the supplies for that from Etsy.
We chose black, white and hot pink for the colors and used decorations that I printed from the Paris party pack that came with the invitations and some things from my daughter’s Paris-themed room. We also added some fresh, brightly colored flowers. The plates, silverware, and tablecloths are from the Wal-Mart party section.
A local grocery store happened to have French soda on special and I added paper straws in fancy glasses that we already had. The French soda looked fun, but most of the girls didn’t care for the taste. (I didn’t really like it either, but it looked fun!)
Our menu included some simple finger foods: Turkey and cheese sandwiches cut into flower shapes, pizza muffins, mini croissant dogs and fruit.
Guests made their own ice cream sundaes and we served cookies and cupcakes that we made for dessert. I scooped the ice cream into the cups and put them in the freezer before the party. It really made it easy when it was time to clean up the food and start serving the desserts.
I stacked one cake stand on top of another to make a stand to display the cupcakes.
We used a lot of what we already had and kept it to just a few girls this year, but it was fun! It may not have been Paris, but our daughter and her friends enjoyed pretending it was for the afternoon!