13 Feb

Vintage & Girly Parisian First Birthday Soirée

girly french first birthday party ideas

Bonjour mon amis! Lisa Costin of A Charming Fête brings us this gorgeously chic Vintage & Girly Parisian First Birthday Soirée. Branching out from the typical Parisian decor, Lisa kept the overall look elegant but still light and fun! I love all the bright colors in the dessert table — with lots of rainbow sprinkles, multicolored macarons, and beautiful pink bouquets. These ideas would translate beautifully to a Paris themed bridal shower or girlie baby shower as well!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A made to order crepe station with yummy toppings & Chanel No. 5 inspired menu design
– Modern black and white tablescape with black chandelier style candelabras & pink carnation tower centerpieces
– Watercolor ‘Bonjour’ backdrop & a pink Eiffel Tower topped smash cake (which was clearly delicious)
– French phrase bubble cupcake toppers, chocolate eclairs + a fun face painting activity!

rainbow multicolored french macarons

french patisserie party desserts

vintage parisian dessert table

crepe making bar for a party

eiffel tower stand cutout

chic, girly table decor with black, white and pink

parisian party cupcakes and desserts

pink drinks, cake pops and other elegant party decor

kids face painting party activity

haute couture cupcakes and party food

parisian first birthday invitation and pink smash cake


PARTY DETAILS as told by Lisa

We threw this chic, modern and fun Parisian First Birthday for a special little girl. I tried to put a different spin on this classic inspiration by mixing patterns, vintage pieces, cool signage and lots of tissue crepe! Our favorite element was the made-to-order crepe station (which we made a “menu” for that was inspired by the classic Chanel No.5). We also created a decadent yet fun patisserie with glittery cakepops, french macarons, eclairs and more plus a super-fun photo backdrop for the kids complete with life-size Eiffel tower cut-out. We made cupcake toppers using French phrase conversation bubbles, strawberry mousse with fresh mint sprigs and lots of gorgeous florals like garden roses and anemones as well as fun carnation cone topiaries we made (super easy!!). A simple smash cake that we made was adorned with a black eiffel tower cake topper. We also had face painting for the kids plus some festive Paris Cafe sidewalk accordion music playing during the party!



– Design, Styling & Flowers: A Charming Fête 
– Photos: Brittany Michelle Photography
– Cupcakes & Cookies: Fragapane Bakery
– Paper Plates/Napkins/Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Watercolor Paper: Rifle Paper Co.
– Eiffel Tower Standee: Shindigz
– Eiffel Tower Cake Topper: Etsy
– Birthday Girl’s Dress: Baby Biscotti
– Birthday Girl’s Tights: Zara

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Lainie Gutterman SAYS:

love the channel No 5 menu cards! Where is the striped taplecloth from?

February 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Amanda {Planning It All} SAYS:

So much fun! Great ideas!

February 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Lisa Costin SAYS:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous feature!!! the tablecloth was made from basic black and white striped fabric found at fabric.com :)

February 14, 2014 at 1:53 am

@skhouri102 SAYS:

WOW!!!! Super excited to see Chloe’s first birthday featured on Hostess with the Mostess today!!! Yay!!!!… http://t.co/wR1wb9XPw9

February 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Vy Vy Vo SAYS:

Beautiful party. Where are the black chandelier style candelabras from? I love them!!!

February 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

@AllAboutNuptial SAYS:

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February 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

@La_CandyBar SAYS:

Una fiesta parisina. Très chic! http://t.co/WLRkMxd4Bi #party #sweet

February 18, 2014 at 1:45 am

@La_CandyBar SAYS:

J’aime Paris! No te pierdas esta fiesta. http://t.co/1oOJQGc9oQ #party #sweet

February 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

@EnchantedParty1 SAYS:

Gorgeously chic Vintage Parisian First Birthday party http://t.co/32esA7XOZW via @HWTM_Jenn — #partyidea #kidsparty

February 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

mamab SAYS:

Which font is used throughout the signage? Thank you

March 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

mamab SAYS:

What font was used in all the signage? Merci

March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Jody Williams-Fabre SAYS:

Where did you find those black chandelier candelabras? I'm looking for some.

October 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Bmrios SAYS:

where did you get her invitations?

October 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

Lindsey Porter SAYS:

where can I find those invitations? My baby girl is named Paris and will have this theme 1st Birthday in August.

July 9, 2015 at 6:53 pm
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