Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My girl Petunia is obsessed with all things French and she reminds us repeatedly that traveling to Paris is at the top of her list of things to do. Sadly, we can't take the girl to Paris (not this year, anyway), so for her birthday, we took a little bit of Paris to the girl!
The color scheme was determined by this zebra dress that Petunia just had to have! She's a little obsessed with zebra print too, which doesn't really go along with the parisian theme, but the color scheme sure works! We set the tone for the party by hanging this ginormous photo print of Paris on the background wall of the dining room. (yes we bought this just for the party, but think about how much you spend on disposable party decor. this print now hangs in the art room for inspiration and I am planting the idea of a Madeline party to Peanut so we can use it again.)
I made this sweet little monsier/madame/bebe banner by adapting some lovely little printables found at eat drink chic.
For lunch, we served roast beef on baguette with boursin cheese, salad with french dressing and frites! (sorry, was too busy eating to get a good shot of the food.) After the meal, we all enjoyed chocolate fondue, madeleines and pirouettes. Don't you wish you ate like the French every day?!
Here is the birthday girl with her cake. We went for simple and chic. You know, just like the French would do.
Since the Paris photo was so embarrassingly large (you can't really tell in the photo, but this thing is huge!), we decided to have some fun with it by cutting big, conversation bubbles out of poster board and printing some french sayings on them. Everyone at the party chose a saying and held it up to have their picture taken in front of the eiffel tower. This was meant to be just a cute little photo op, but ended up being so much more. Our families had TONS of fun with this!
Finally, for favors, all the fashionable madamoiselles left with a tres chic pocket mirror tied up in a sweet little organza bag. Ooh la la!