Chic Parisian Theme Party Ideas
Paris is a city synonymous with beauty. Just imagine the Parisian spring when the locals wave goodbye to the vestiges of the cold, monochromatic winter and cheerfully welcome the warmth of the sun and a happy burst of colors from the city’s “vendeurs de fleurs”. Doesn’t it conjure an image of Audrey Hepburn traipsing on the cobbled sidewalk beside the Seine? It can make one exclaim, “C’est une belle vie”! Yes, life is beautiful! – Especially for our 7 year old birthday celebrant, Camille, who parties with her family and friends “under the Paris sky.”
Echoing the artistry of which the French are known, stylist extraordinaire Dianne Khu Designs and Party Doll Manila Events team up to create a Paris-themed birthday fete par excellence! Experience this wonderful event through some of the great photos by Camille Gonzales Photography.
Ooh-la-la! Camille’s invites are as chic as the pretty young lady walking a poodle amid a background of the French cultural icons, the Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
The ceiling is an enchanting scene of floating pink umbrellas, white and gold paper lanterns, wreaths and hanging pomander bouquets underneath a sky of yards upon yards of flowing pink cloth. C’est très magnifique!
The stage dramatizes Hemingway’s and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for the lines they had so adoringly written about life in Paris – lovely stalls selling beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers, the smell of mouth-watering crepes coming from quaint little stands, street lights along the cobbled streets of the Marais and the Eiffel Tower aglow with its dramatic night lighting. Let’s not forget the image of a chic Camille walking her poodle in this very French background.
Camille’s guests dine on tables draped with lovely pink and lavender cloth, adorned with a simple but elegant centerpieces that we might describe as Pinterest-worthy – an Eiffel Tower figurine beside a small arrangement of pink carnations and a lamp with dainty lace trimming.
The cake is a perfect “pretty-in-pink” masterpiece from the kitchen of Sweet Creations by Mums. It’s a towering four-layer cake that plays up those things that make Paris both remarkable and unforgettable – the cafes, fashion boutiques, the patisseries and their macroon, beautiful parks with benches and street lamps. Atop the cake stands a fondant version of a beautifully dressed Camille with a cute fondant poodle sitting beside her.
La Patisserie de Camille offers the guests with a heavenly concoction of sweet treats like French macrons, cake pops and wonderfully decorated cookies and cupcakes that are just simply too gorgeous to eat. Sweet Creations by Mums has set the bar for design and taste when it comes to cakes and pastries.
Camille’s guests are dazzled with the dancing balloon show by master performers, Tectonix. It’s amazing how they are able to skillfully create wonderful balloon arrangements and dance all at the same time. Camille and her young friends also dance along in this hip routine by One Groove. It looks like a lot of fun. What an exhilarating show! It’s non-stop excitement at Camille’s birthday. Bright, happy smiles are painted on the children’s faces as they play some games during the party.
Mimicking Paris’s portrait artists, Speed Caricature does sketches of Camille’s guests. Since this is a Paris-themed party and Paris is the home of some of France’s greatest painters, her guests also get to create their own masterpieces with art kits from Art Craze.
Guests take Instagram-worthy photos in this fabulously designed photowall area that includes a pretend vintage Renault, a pink Eiffel tower, a stand-up Camille and her poodle.
Each of the young guests gets to bring home a cute foldable backpack bag.
Hope blooms under the Paris skies… So goes the song “Sous le ciel de Paris” by French singer Edith Piaf. In Camille’s heart, hope blooms along with a zest for life that will continue to blossom and grow, nourished by her family’s love.
Vendors who made it all happen:
Planning and coordination: Party Doll Manila Events // Stylist: Dianne Khu Designs // Photo: Camille Gonzales Photography // Video: Mike Sy Photography // Cake and desserts: Sweet Creations by Mums // Host: Madz Canillas // Entertainment: One Groove and Tectonix // Giveaways: Art Craze, Andotherthings and Speed Caricature // Caterer: 8 Spoons Catering