There’s so much lovely inspiration in this gorgeous Paris-Inspired birthday party created by the talented Marie of Sweets Indeed … so let’s just dive right in, shall we?! …painted paper mache hat boxes used as dessert stands, a tea & treats table all covered in lace, pretty hanging paper medallions & popcorn cones, a special tulle-lined place setting for the guest of honor, darling paper shoes & mini cakes as party favors, and the list goes on!
This theme would translate beautifully to other occasions as well – especially a bridal or baby shower. I could even see swapping out the lavender with hot pink or bright red for a bachelorette party!
Read on for LOTS more beautiful pics of both the sit-down and dessert tables, plus all the Paris-inspired party details from Marie…
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Marie…
“This Paris-inspired party was designed for a very chic 10-year old’s birthday party. She chose a more sophisticated color palette of lavender, black and white and we incorporated lace, polka dots and stripes to give it more texture. I love the Little Pumpkin Paper shop on etsy and she so graciously created medallions and popcorn cones to match our color palette and theme. (These will be included as part of a party package that will be available in our new Sweets Indeed online store coming soon!)
I really wanted to use hat boxes as cake stands and decor. When we couldn’t find any in this color palette, we decided to paint or own! This has become my new favorite thing. You can buy plain paper mache boxes online at various craft stores. We purchased ours here. They can be painted to match any color palette or theme and they have that extra personal touch. If you aren’t the best painter, use ribbon and scrapbook embellishments to decorate them.
Each guest filled a smaller hat box with desserts and took it home. My favorite part about this is that it’s functional as a party gift AND can be reused by the recipient as a jewelry box or to hold precious trinkets. This could even be turned into a crafting activity that the party-goers enjoy!
The birthday girl chose 9 of her closest friends to attend, and we wanted each guest to feel extra special. They enjoyed a sit-down tea & beverage table that included french macarons, chocolate eclairs, buttercream cookies, mini cupcakes and more. Each chair was adorned with an eiffel tower pom and lined with a tutu skirt.
Each place setting was created using a doily, damask plate and cloth napkin. It’s amazing what a little doily can do! A special tulle-lined place setting was made for the birthday girl. I love to make sure the birthday girl and guests take home items as mementos from their fun-filled day. For this party, each guest took home a decorated beverage bottle, an adorable shoe favor by A Precious Memory, their decorated hat box AND a surprise that was waiting for them when they went inside to sing happy birthday! Displayed on a gorgeous vintage dresser from Found Vintage Rentals, each girl found their own, personalized mini cake! I enlisted one of my favorite vendors, Vanilla Bake Shop for this, and they did a phenomenal job bringing each little cake to life. The girls were OVERJOYED!
This paryt was so much fun to create and I can’t wait for the next soirée! The great thing is, this theme could easily be recreated for lots of other occasions – including a bridal or baby shower, engagement party or birthday party for an adult!”