A Paris Themed Birthday Party

April is a month of Birthdays at the Practicingnormal headquarters.  Both Bubbles and Little Mouse has birthdays which makes it a hectic month for me.

When there are five kids in a family a birthday is a very special day.  It is the one time when all the attention is on you.  When everything can turn into a competition for attention it is nice to have a special day just for yourself.

As the mom I always make sure that your birthday is a special day where we celebrate the wonderful person that you are.   This means that I might go over the top sometimes, but the children enjoy it and it is always done with love.  I only do children’s themed birthday parties till your 10th birthday, which means for Bubbles this was the last birthday with an elaborate themed party.   Next year she will be allowed to take two friends to the movies for her birthday and will have a family dinner.    This year she decided on a Paris Themed Birthday Party.

We decided while the weather was nice to have a ‘Tea in Paris’ party in the garden.

The invitation:

Invitation:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


We decided to go with a springtime in Paris feel and decorated with lots of colourful ribbons and flowers.


Flowers in the Tree:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


I set the table under a tree in the garden and used ribbons as decoration.


Table Setting:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


Bubbles decided she would rather have cupcakes than a cake and they turned out beautifully.


Goody Bags and Cupcakes:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


I used brown paper bags with white doilies for the gift bags and served strawberry milk instead of soft drinks.   There were chocolate croissants, strawberry cheesecake and french quiche on the menu.


Goodie Bags:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


The girls had a lot of fun using craft supplies to decorate little trays using mod podge techniques.  I bought paper napkins with french words and after a few false starts everyone went home with a ‘French tray’.


Crafts Supplies:  Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


I had a lot of fun planning the French Themed Birthday Party and Bubbles had a lot of fun with her friends.  Even though it is the last themed party for her I still have two more girls that have not turned 10 yet so there is still time to play.


A Paris Themed Birthday by Practicingnormal.com


I found that once the girls are a little bit older it is a lot easier and cheaper to hold the birthday party at home.   When they were little they wanted to invite the whole class, but as they grow older they invite fewer friends.   Do you throw themed birthday parties or do you think it is a lot of hard work for a few hours of fun?    


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36 replies
  1. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    I love this! It’s perfect for older girls. I bet your daughter and her friends loved it. Great policy on having an end age on themed parties. Thanks so much for linking up at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

  2. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Wow now that is an amazing birthday party. My friend is doing a paris theme for her little one and I will have to send this to her so she can get ideas. So awesome. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. Colette
    Colette says:

    That looked absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful idea – you must be so creative. I love all the ribbons in the trees – little touches like that make a real difference. Oh, and those cupcakes looked amazing!

  4. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you for stopping by. I love doing birthdays, I have so much fun. There is a lot of other things I would trade to do this instead.

  5. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you for stopping by and for you kind comment. I love doing the creative little extras.

  6. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    She had so much fun. It’s a petty you are so far away. She would have loved to see her niece.

  7. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    We debated for a long time on a theme and in the end was very happy with the results. Thank you for stopping by and for hosting a great link party.

  8. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you for stopping by Jenny and for sharing the ideas with your friend. I had a lot of fun planning this.

  9. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you. I love ‘all things Paris’ and I think the bug has bitten Bubbles too. She has added Paris to her list of all the places she wants to visit when she’s grown up.

  10. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you. I love throwing birthday parties. There is a few other parenting things I would trade in return.

  11. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    I think birthday parties is my creative outlet at the moment. The ribbons in the trees turned out really well and I think I will use it again. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Brandyn
    Brandyn says:

    What a cute theme! It came together beautifully! I love themed birthdays and I can’t wait to come up with a great one for my little one this year!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  13. Anne @ Domesblissity
    Anne @ Domesblissity says:

    My daughter is turning eleven this year and I know she would love this. It is better with only a few of their closest friends. Everything looks so beautiful and very tres chic! Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  14. Heaven
    Heaven says:

    My daughter, who is a Paris fanatic, thought this was amazing. I love your French covered chairs, too! Stopping by from Thriving on Thursday. Pinned, +1’d on Google, and following on Google. 🙂

  15. Kylie
    Kylie says:

    Oh wow! I think this is one I’ll be doing in a few years time for Miss Currently 4. Such a classy way to do a pink party!

  16. Catherine Holt
    Catherine Holt says:

    Oh wow, what a way to celebrate her last “themed party”. This is totally a party with style. Amazing!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  17. Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    Caro | The Twinkles Mama says:

    Aaah you clever thing! I LOVE this! 🙂 I particularly like the ribbon gazebo and hanging lanterns — just beautiful! It wouldn’t look half as magical without those! What a lovely idea — wish I had a daughter so I could create something similar — I’m not sure my boys would appreciate all the pretty touches. Maybe I should do my own tea-party?! 😉 Thanks for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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