PCA 2020

Ooh La La! Paris Fashionista Birthday Party

Do you have a child who loves playing dressup, loves creating her own fashion designs for dolls and dreams of visiting Paris? Then she’s sure to love this creative Paris Fashionista birthday party! This chic theme can be modified for both young birthday girls and teens.

Invitations

Oooh la la! An invitation for a Paris Fashionista birthday can include wording to invite guests to a fashionable afternoon filled with stylish party activities, delicious French cuisine and, of course, chic fashion. Since the party will have a Paris theme, an invitation could resemble a passport or airplane ticket. To highlight the fashion aspect of the party, invitations could be designed as a VIP All-Access pass to the fashion event of the year. There are so many creative ideas for party invitations for this theme, so let your imagination soar!

Decorations

If you love to sew, you may already have a lot of items at home that would be perfect for a Paris Fashionista party at home.

Some adorable and chic party décor ideas include:

• A mini dress form mannequin
• A ribbon measuring tape
• A pin cushion
• Strips of fabric tied together and used for a banner
• Fresh flowers
• An Eiffel Tower
• A decorative suitcase
• Pink and black paper lanterns and fans
• A “Fashionista” sign
• Standing cosmetics mirror
• Animal prints
• Damask prints

Party food

I love French-themed food! From the delicious breads to the most delicate sweets, there are many items to choose from when creating your party buffet table. Another thing that’s so great about this Paris-themed food is that you will find most of it in the freezer section of your local grocery store!

Some delicious ideas are:

• Mini quiche
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Chocolate éclairs
• Mini cupcakes
• Baguette sandwiches
• Mini croissant sandwiches
• French macaroon cookies
• Crêpes
• Strawberry lemonade served in plastic wine glasses
• Mini fruit tarts

For an elegant outdoor setting, your food area could be set to resemble a café in Paris with large patio umbrellas, wicker patio furniture, small round tables and plenty of flowers. Bon appétit!

Activities

Your little fashionista guests will love the opportunity to participate in a fashion challenge. You can split the party guests into teams of three to four and provide them with some supplies to create their own future fashion trend. Supplies can be chosen based on the age group of the guests. For example, teens would be fine with some scissors and perhaps a sewing machine with adult supervision, whereas younger guests would do well designing fashion trends out of colorful crêpe paper and ribbons. Each team can consist of designers and one model that will proudly show off the design in a party fashion show. Be sure to have your camera ready! Photos from the party are a great addition to the party thank-you cards.

Some ideas for fashion supplies include:

• Ribbon
• Hair accessories
• Plastic flowers
• Scissors
• Fabric samples
• Crêpe streamer paper
• Adhesive gems
• Fabric paint or markers
• Fabric glue
• Buttons
• Yarn
• Ribbon measuring tape
• Favors

Shopping for favors for a Paris Fashionista is so fun because of the variety of ideas.

Cute ideas include:

• Mini bottles of nail polish
• Handheld cosmetic mirrors
• Personalized makeup bags
• Lip gloss
• Perfume samples
• Single use face mask treatments
• Lotion
• Nail file
• Manicure or pedicure set

I hope your little fashionista loves her Paris-themed party. Au revoir!



Cheryl is a married mother of one. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a strong interest in parties and event planning. She is the owner and writer for Moms & Munchkins (www.momsandmunchkins.ca), which is filled with ideas for family fun, activities for kids, party ideas, party planning tips, holiday fun, moms’ night out ideas and more.

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