This pretty in Paris themed party has so many fun little touches including an outdoor flower cart and build your own bouquet, chocolate box making station and the most gorgeous little treats and petite fours!
Pretty in Paris Themed Party
I have one sweet little lady who is surrounded by four brothers all the time so when her birthday rolls around, we go allll out girly! One year we did a gingerbread decorating party and another an American Girl theme.
Even when it’s not her birthday, we love to celebrate! With parties like our Vintage Valentines Tea Party, Galentines Day party or even when we just share our favorite Christmas in July ideas, there always seems to be a reason to celebrate life.
This Pretty in Paris themed party was one we both wanted to do with all the pink, flowers and CHOCOLATE! I always find it helpful to have some things for the kiddos to do at a party so we created two different stations, a flower making cart and chocolate box making.
The sky is the limit with this theme though. Some of the other ideas we had were a gluten-free boulangerie where girls could make their own sandwich and a hot chocolate cart. But something inside me said, keep it simple… I am sure glad I did because daddy ended up hosting the entire party himself (with the help of some amazing mamas) as I was admitted to the hospital the morning of the party.
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My water broke at 23.6 weeks so I was put in antepartum to keep baby put as long as possible…more to come on that story but spoiler alert: we have a healthy, happy baby!
Paris party favors were easy once I found these darling puzzles from my friend Nancy’s store, Cosy House and Gift. I tied the darling Loralee Lewis tags and ribbon around them for an extra special touch.
I also made sure to have themed decorated sugar cookies from my friend Shanan at Enchanted Cookie Boutique. She always knocks it out of the park! I mean, just look at these Thanksgiving cookies she did for us complete with a turkey leg, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and pie!
The edible cookie box filled with tiny cookies she made for us this time was absolutely gorgeous AND delicious! Plus, it made a fantastic centerpiece with a tiered tray of cookies. Serve them up with some mocktails and you will be all set to go.
Outdoor Flower Cart
This was the girls favorite thing! They loved picking their own blooms and making a beautiful bouquet. Plus, how cute is the cart?! I picked it up at a yard sale when my little lady was just a baby and knew it would come in handy one day.
We used a black and white fabric canopy to give it more of a French flair. I recommend a variety of wildflowers, filler like baby’s breath and some roses. Don’t spend too much on the expensive flowers though…the girls don’t care too much about the variety.
We got all of the flowers from Costco. I also got the black buckets from there but you can also get flower buckets here.
Build Your Own Bouquet Station
After the girls “shopped” for their flowers, we simply wrapped it in Kraft paper and tied it with twine. I think the mamas hoped the girls would make bigger bouquets but the girls wanted what they wanted…
These could easily be wrapped in themed gift wrap like we had on the table from Loralee Lewis’ Paris party line or in newspaper. Whatever you have will work!
Chocolate Box Making Station
Ok, this may have tied with flower making as the girls favorite part of the party… I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate right?! I bought a big box of chocolates from CHEAP at Walmart then got these darling chocolate boxes on Amazon for a very inexpensive party activity.
Simply place the chocolate on a tray and place the assembled boxes next to it and let the girls go wild! Of course, they need to enjoy some chocolate while building their box too…
The birthday cake couldn’t have been more simple. It was a tiny 6″ naked cake the was ever so gently topped with a whisp of baby’s breath. There was already so much detail in everything else that I wanted this to be clean and classically beautiful.
So, what do you think? Not to hard to recreate yourself right? Plus, I love that it was all outdoors so clean up was a breeze! Well, that’s what I was told anyway since I was in the hospital…
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