How to Plan the Perfect Paris Themed Party

Paris Party Ideas

This Paris-themed party is definitely one to make your guests say ooh là là!

Full of French charm and Parisian chic, a Paris party theme is perfect for birthdays, hen dos, baby showers and any other celebration that requires a little sophistication!

Start your French-themed soirée with our Party in Paris party supplies and add plenty of special touches for extra French flavour. Read on for inspiration!

How to throw a Parisian-themed party

The décor

The first stage of setting up your Paris party is the decorations! Your Paris party decorations should be elegant and stylish so choose a colour scheme early on and stick to it. We picked pink, black and white to match our Party in Paris party supplies and started by hanging a couple of bunches of paper pom poms around the room.

Paris Party Decorations

Keep your decorations simple and stylish and make sure you’ve got all the essentials like plates, cups, napkins and plastic cutlery covered. Our Party in Paris party supplies are a good place to start for this.

Paris Party Supplies

It would be a Paris themed party if the Eiffel Tower wasn’t part of your decorations! This Eiffel Tower centrepiece would look super chic and très Parisian in the middle of your buffet table.

Eiffel Tower Table Centrepiece

The food

The rule of French cuisine is simple and delicious, which translates perfectly to party food! Stick to a couple of iconic French foods that you know your guests will love. Here are some suggestions!

  • Baguette
  • Cheese (or fromage) – think brie, camembert, boursin and other French cheeses that are readily available at the supermarket.
  • Quiche
  • Macarons
  • Croissants
  • Pains au chocolat
  • Chocolate eclairs
  • Truffles
  • Crêpes
  • French wine (for the adults)
  • Kir royale (prosecco with crème de cassis)
  • Pink lemonade (to match the décor)

Don’t forget to wish your guests a bon appétit before they tuck into your delicious French-themed buffet! And if there are any treats left at the end of the party, send them home with your guests in these très chic Eiffel tower favour boxes.

Paris Themed Party Food

Laying your party food out on a cake stand and serving your drinks in plastic champagne glasses (whether they’re alcoholic or non-alcoholic) will make them look extra fancy!

Paris Themed Party Food

The music

Music plays an important part in creating a Parisian atmosphere at your Paris themed party. Anything by Edith Piaf or the soundtrack to the film Amélie by Yann Tiersen will instantly create the atmosphere of a French café or bistro!

The party games
Eiffel Tower ring toss game

Buy a plastic statue of the Eiffel Tower and place it on the floor. Use an old cardboard box to cut out some rings and take it in turns to throw a ring onto the Eiffel Tower. Each player has 5 tries and whoever lands their ring on the Eiffel Tower the most wins.

Baguette toss

This game is a bit like the javelin but with a baguette (and best played outside where there’s plenty of space). Take it in turns to throw the baguette and whoever throws it the furthest wins!

French-themed photo booth

Why not set up a French-themed photo booth to take some funny snaps to remember your Parisian themed party? Set up a photo booth backdrop with a couple of glitter door curtains, then grab some photo props and French-themed fancy dress accessories like berets, fake moustaches and stripey t-shirts. Then grab a camera and strike a pose!

Ready to throw your own Paris themed party? Pick up our Party in Paris party supplies at Party Delights or stay on our blog for even more inspiring party ideas: