This years birthday theme of puppies and all things Parisian came purely from the love and obsession my daughter Talula has with collecting puppies ........ the stuffed kind . And what little girl doesn't love everything Parisian!
The combination of the two themes along with a collaboration with Tiny Prints, sure made for a "fetch"-ingly adorable party!
As always, I start off by selecting the color palette followed by designing the perfect invitation, as this is truly what sets the tone for what's to come! I ultimately decided on a black and white stripe mixed with red, yellow, turquoise and a dash of gold for added glamour!
I wanted to think outside "the box" with this one. I wanted it to resemble a pastry box filled with yummy treats! I think it turned out just darling! The faux pastry box filled with yellow shred housed the darling invitation. (Hand drawn and water colored by yours truly) I love being able to customize to this level when it comes to my kids parties. It makes it that much more special when it's drawn by your mommy. Along with the invitation, I also included the sweetest "mini Paris" paper city!
I really wanted the party to have a whimsical child-like feel. To achieve this, I was sure to have lots of hand drawn elements. I used white craft paper to line the walls and sketched a Parisian park scene on it. I also made a bunch of super cute coloring pages for the little guests to color on.
For any party, I always like to have some sort of party related signage to greet my guests when they enter. I loved the way this one from Tiny Prints turned out.
As the little guests arrived they were all transported to a whimsical Parisian Park complete with puppies, a Patisserie, a darling flower cart and a sweet little table just their size ready for a perfectly Parisian luncheon!
There were lots of cute Parisian elements sprinkled throughout but some of my favorites would have to be the adorable Eiffel tower place holders (they are actually pens!)
and of course the sweet beret wearing puppy topped jars of candy. How sweet is that!
My absolute favorite though, would have to be "Talula's Patisserie"(aka...the dessert table). I used a lovely turquoise table, strung red, yellow and gold tissue tassels in front and flanked each side with black and white striped fabric for some added whimsy! For the centerpiece, I hung from a bright red ribbon the sweetest 16x20 customized Patisserie sign. The Patisserie boasted delicious chocolate dipped madelines, yummy macaroons, scrumptious french eclairs, the most adorable Eiffel Tower and poodle sugar cookies and finally the piece de resistance... the loveliest two tiered ruffle cake!
After a wonderful Parisian lunch it was all about what to "Pick" first! Pick a Pup... Pick a Page... Pick a Pastry...Pick a Bunch...
The little guests had so much fun "picking" to their hearts content!
Take a look below at all the wonderful party pics and judge for yourself!
Au revoir for now!
I hope you found lots of fun and whimsical inspiration for your next Parisian inspired party!
Vendors and Credits:
Party styling, Invitation and Printables: A Lovely Design
Photography: Misha from A Lovely Design
Cake and sugar cookies: Misha from A Lovely Design
Pillows, pastry box stickers, thank you cards, custom envelopes, stamps and return address stickers,
"Bonjour"Sign, "Patisserie" Sign