My niece had a Paris themed birthday party for her 15th birthday party with family. The party colors were purple and white with some black accents. The birthday girl’s favorite color is purple. 25 family members attended the party and had a great time.
- I ♥ Paris candles – I designed and printed simple text to attach to candles. We just taped them on. (To be safe, we did not light the candles.)
- Eiffel Tower table centerpieces
- French words napkin rings (I used alphabet beads to spell French words and threaded them twice on ribbon to minimize beads getting all over the place at the party. During the process I used a mini muffin pan to organize the words. I made a translation sheet to help people decipher their napkin ring.)
- Birthday banner in French
- Lego Eiffel Tower (my 9 year old nephew made it)
- Paper Paris
- Purple and White Garland
- Easels for food labels
- Food picks – I re-sized and printed drawings of Paris architecture and taped them to toothpicks.
I ♥ Paris Candles
Paris Party Tables
Close-up of Party Table
Napkin Ring & Translations
Garland & Happy Birthday Banner
- Perrier water
- Crudités (served with Ranch dip – not French but a crowd favorite)
- Cheese, grapes, nutella, and apples platter
- Savory Palmiers
- Mini Asparagus Quiches
Crudités with Paris Picks
Fruit and Nutella
Palmiers and Mini Quiches
- Croissant sandwiches
- Asparagus Quiche
- Potato Gratin
- French Onion Soup
- Salad with Eiffel Tower croutons – I used a toast stamp (this) to print on white bread. I trimmed around the Eiffel Tower, then I brushed with melted butter and baked at 300 for about 15 minutes (until lightly browned)
- Fruit salad – green grapes, fresh pineapple, orange sections, and strawberries
- Eiffel Tower watermelon – I used a small Eiffel Tower cookie cutter (these were a hit with the kids at the party!)
When planning this party I was inspired by this Paris themed bento by Becoming A Bentoholic.
Salad with Eiffel Tower Croutons
Eiffel Tower Watermelon & Fruit Salad
- Eiffel Tower cake (My sister-in-law made the cake)
- Individual Mousse with Arc de Triomphe chocolate garnish (I melted a semi-sweet chocolate bar, put it in a Ziploc bag, snipped off the end and piped the shapes onto parchment, and put it in the freezer)
- Eiffel Tower and Paris sugar cookies – I am not skilled at frosting cookies but I have success piping frosting with a Ziplock bag so I used this technique for these cookies.
- French vanilla ice cream
- Fruit crepes
- Apple tart
Eiffel Tower Cake
10 Trivia questions about Paris. There were two prizes (French cookies) that I wrapped with this (printed on white paper).
I never studied French. I used Google translate and an online English-French dictionary. I know that this does not take the place of actually knowing French so I do not guarantee the accuracy of the French translations.