A Paris Theme Party For Lovers of Fashion, Food, Wine And Ambiance

A Paris theme party is the perfect choice if you want something chic and elegant for your guests. Delicious French food, fabulous wine and wonderful music in a quaint cafe setting will make this party truly memorable.

INVITATIONS

Airfrance Airline Ticket
Use the Airfrance logo and fill out the following information:

  • Class - name of event
  • Flight - street address
  • Gate - city
  • Seat - province / state
  • Boarding Time - time of the party
  • Date - date of the party. Include the day of the week, month, date and year
  • From - local airport initials
  • To - Charles de Gaulle CDG
  • Name - name of the guest(s) being invited
  • Airline Use - phone number for your RSVP
  • Remarks - any additional information the guest will need (items to bring, costume, etc.)

Island Brochure
Create a travel brochure of Paris. Insert your own information and ideas throughout. Things you might include in a brochure:

  • Summary of the setting, highlighting important places
  • Location, including a map
  • Historic sites and landmarks
  • Recreation and outdoor activities
  • Entertainment
  • Climate and overall weather conditions
  • Food that the area is known for
  • Pictures
  • Additional information

Other ideas you might want to use on an invitation:

  • Passport
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Notre Dame
  • Wine Bottle

Try to incorporate some French words or phrases into your invitation for a more authentic feel.

  • Monsieur - Mister
  • Madame / Mademoiselle - Miss
  • S'il vous plait - Please
  • Merci - Thank you
  • Bonjour - Hello
  • Date - Date
  • Heure - Time
  • Endroit - Location

DECORATING

For you Paris theme party you could create an outdoor cafe setting, a Parisian garden or replicate a stroll down the boulevard. Here are several items / ideas to get you started:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arches
  • Mosaics
  • Wrought-iron
  • Lamp Posts
  • Topiary Trees
  • Fountain
  • Carts / Wheel barrows
  • Fleur de Lis
  • Wine Bottles
  • China
  • Crystal
  • Chandeliers
  • Wire Baskets
  • Bistro Tables
  • Tapestry Chair covers
  • Olive Wood items
  • Candleholders
  • Perfume
  • Hat Boxes
  • Lavender
  • French Advertisements
  • French Poodle

Don't forget to include some Impressionism paintings:

  • Claude Monet
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Edgar Degas
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Edouard Manet
  • Pablo Picasso

MUSIC

Look at your local library or itunes for compilations of French music. Here are a few popular singers to get you started:

  • Edith Piaf
  • Francis Cabrel
  • Charles Aznavour
  • Georges Brassens
  • Cafe de Paris - cd

FAVORS

     Purse

     Compact

     Silk Scarf

     Wine Bottle Opener

     Truffles

 

CAKES

Eiffel Tower

Arc de Triomphe

Impressionist Painting

Hot Air Balloon

Hat Boxes - stacked

Simple cake with the Fleur de Lis pattern around the side

GAMES / ACTIVITIES

Caricature
Have a caricature artist create drawings of your guests throughout the evening.

Mime
Hire a mime to entertain your guests throughout the evening.

Costume Contest
Have your guests come in their best French attire. Look through French Vogue and French Elle magazines for more ideas of how the French dress. Don't forget the beret and scarf.

Or you could have them dress up as a famous historical French person such as:

  • Joan of Arc
  • King Louis XVI
  • Queen Marie-Antoinette
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

FOOD

Try these food ideas for your Paris theme party:

  • Hot Chocolate, Cafe au Lait, Espresso, Beer, Wine, Cognac, Brandy

  • Olives, Grapes, Apples

  • Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Chevre, Roquefort

  • Croissant, Baguette, Fruit Tarts, Vegetable Tarts, Quiches

  • Fish Soup, French Onion Soup, Chicken Salad, Snails

  • Ratatouille, Cassoulet, Beef Bourguignon, Roasted Chicken, Souffle

  • Truffles, Crepes, Eclairs, Cream Puffs, Sorbet, Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Cake


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