Paris-themed parties have always been really popular. I’m not sure if it’s because of the feminine party decor or all of the delicious French food! For this Paris Baby Shower theme, I’ll share ideas for invitations, decorations, games, food, drinks and favors. All of the party printables featured here are courtesy of Just a Little Sparkle.
Paris Baby Shower – Invitation:
This cute invitation by Just a Little Sparkle includes a few French-inspired touches like the Eiffel Tower and the French poodle. Inside the envelope you could include a few pink feathers or you could tie lace ribbon around the outside of the envelope (for invitations that you are able to deliver by hand).
Paris Baby Shower – Decorations:
Any shades of pink accent a Paris party perfectly! Your Paris Baby Shower decor could include items such as:
- a personalized banner
- Eiffel Tower
- tall candles and candlesticks
- glass decorative diamonds
- pearl necklaces
- damask prints (in cupcake wrappers, a tablecloth, paper plates, etc.)
- bird cages
- pink feathers
- small decorative luggage as a base for serving trays
- dress cage/dress form
- mini chandelier
- black & white floral prints (like the simple plastic tablecloth backdrop used in the photo below)
To add a special touch to the napkin & utensil packages, I wrapped lace ribbon around the napkin and used one of the printable cupcake toppers as decor on the front.
Paris Baby Shower – Food:
With so many hors d’oeuvres available in the freezer section of your local grocery store, you can add a wide variety of bite-sized snacks for party guests.
Other food ideas include:
- croissant sandwiches
- mini quiche (here is a delicious recipe for a full quiche that could be modified for a smaller size)
- baguette sandwiches sliced into bite-sized portions
Paris Baby Shower – Desserts:
The only issue I have when planning desserts for a party is narrowing my selection to 3-4 desserts. When it comes to French-inspired desserts, the choices seem to be endless! If you select small desserts like mini éclairs, petite cupcakes, single-serving fruit tarts and chocolate covered fruit, you can add a wider variety without overloading the dessert table.
Paris Baby Shower – Drinks:
Sparkling cider served in champagne glasses is a drink that even the mommy-to-be can enjoy. You can dress up the drinks by adding a strawberry on the rim or using the printable cupcake toppers as coasters for the glasses (as shown in the photo below).
Paris Baby Shower – Activities:
Having a photo booth area at a party is always a fun activity for all ages. You can include some chalkboard speech bubbles, feather boas, tiaras, french hats, long plastic pearl necklaces, empty decorative frames and more! Wrapping paper works great as a simple backdrop for the photo area. A fun idea would be for guests to take a turn getting dressed up in the accessories and then writing their guesses on the baby’s gender, arrival date and weight on a sign to hold up in the photo. These would make great additions to the thank you cards and are a sweet touch to a new baby’s scrapbook.
Paris Baby Shower – Favors:
These adorable personalized purse favors are by Paper Glitter. You simply print the purses, cut out the design and then assemble them with a little bit of double-sided tape.
Favor ideas include:
- chocolate Eiffel Tower
- Eiffel Tower shaped cookies
- pink rock candy sticks
- small shimmer lotions
Here are some more ideas for party decor, favors and more:
1. Meri Meri Poodle Cupcake Kit
2. Eiffel Tower Centerpiece
3. Paris Eiffel Tower Napkin
4. Eiffel Tower Candy Mold Chocolate
5. Eiffel Tower place card holder
6. Eiffel Tower Cookie Cutter
7. Paris Damask Foil Balloon
8. Mini Dress Form
9. Birdcage Tea Light/Place Card Holder
10. Damask Table Runners
11. Damask Patterned Black, White & Pink Balloons
12. Rock Candy Sticks
What is your favorite French-inspired food?
Printable Party Decor – Just a Little Sparkle
Purse Favor Boxes – Paper Glitter
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*Disclosure: Just a Little Sparkle provided the printable party package to Moms & Munchkins free of charge. I am an affiliate with Amazon. All opinions expressed here are my own.