A Glamorous Paris Birthday Party

parisian themed birthday party

I have been really excited to share this party with you all. When our Bridesmaids {the movie} Parisian “Girls Night In” Printable Promotion was launched at Target, we had a huge demand from clients for a birthday party package in the same theme.  Because of our project agreement with Universal, we had to wait until the fabulous Target promotion expired to launch a new birthday version of the Parisian themed printable designs.

From the butterfly backdrop to the stunning Parisian inspired tiered cake, Mandie of Got What It Cakes surely pleased all of the little guests.  Adria and I brought some of our key pieces from the Parisian girls night in (for Bridesmaids, the movie) photo shoot.  The main focal point is the butterfly backdrop.  The new Paris Printable collection in our shop includes the templates to make your own!  Super easy!

Keep your eye out for these favorite Party Details:
Pink French macarons (faux macarons, I should say – She made them with tops of mini cupcakes!)
– Fancy Ruffle layered cupcake toppers and tiered cake with a real eiffel tower statue on top
– Gorgeous Butterfly embellished backdrop (using our printable butterfly template!)
– Adorable Parisian suitcase favor boxes
– Pin the butterfly on the Eiffel Tower game (Printable in the shop!)

See other fabulous Parisian Girlie Party Themes here:
Parisian themed girls night in party
Parisian girls night in dessert table
Couture Fashion Show Party
Swan Princess Party
Ombre Princess Birthday Party

American Girl Doll Party
American Girl Doll Party in Ombre Shades

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Kristi of KCP Photography and Megan of So Bella Photography were there to capture the photos.

Mandie used our backdrop fabric from our Glam New Years Eve collection for the table to add even more of a Parisian Glam feel.

The desserts were stunning (of course! Since Mandie makes them all herself!).  The cupcakes were adorned with printable cupcake toppers from our new collection and ruffles, of course.

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Mandie’s little girl, Bella, is just the sweetest and was so appreciative of all of her mom’s hard work!  Mandie is known for her cupcakes and so she made little “french macarons” using mini cupcake tops. So cute and kid friendly.

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Mandie painted a cute sign for her front door…

paris birthday party ideas

Mandie also made these GORGEOUS Paris Eiffel Tower Stenciled cookies for take home favors for the girls.  She used pink and white bakers twine and cello bags to package them up.  (Find the cookie stencil here – So easy to do using black royal icing on a plain white cookie)

When the girls first arrived, they received a passport and suitcase for their “trip to Paris.”

The tables for the girls were setup with little damask suit cases (similar here) and an awesome Eiffel Tower centerpiece.  Also, each girl got a printed Parisian Passport (available in our shop!) that had several pages with coloring activities and stickers.

The chairs were backed with a simple slip cover of black and white fabric, along with a runner of the same fabric.

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parisian birthday party table display

Each suitcase was the favor and so we personalized the favor tags with each girls name.  They were tied onto the luggage cases with twine.

parisian birthday party favor display

Inside, the girls had a cute makeup pouch and stickers, paris stamps, crayons, nail polish and more.  They had so much fun coloring their passports with the crayons and embellishing it with their stickers.  This was a super simple activity for the children.

Everything was dressed up with printables from the Parisian collection.

parisian birthday party favor ideas

Mandie made these cute swag bag lunches for the girls…. so creative!

Drinks were dressed up, too!

I love the feathers decor on the favor table…. Again, those beautiful cookies were by Mandie / Got What It Cakes!

More gorgeous shots…

paris birthday party dessert table ideas

paris birthday party dessert table ideas

I almost forgot – the cake topper is an Eiffel tower from Paris!  One of Mandie’s friends happened to be in Paris when the party was being planned and brought this beautiful topper home!

Mandie’s girls were so cute dressed up in their tutus and leotards!

All of Bella’s friends waited to play the games….

Pin the butterfly on the Eiffel Tower was a hit!  It made for a cute poster, too, during the party.  (Available here)

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Bella loved opening her gorgeous gifts from her little friends… what joy!

Some behind the scenes pics… and A little Anders Ruff sandwich never did any harm…. 😉

Great job, Mandie!  We had so much fun helping you celebrate Bella’s 5th Birthday with style!

The Paris Party printables are now available in the shop!


– Cake and Desserts, Planning and Styling – Mandie of Got What It Cakes
– Graphic Design for Invitation and Printables, Decor and Styling Assistance by Anders Ruff
– Photography by So Bella Photography and KCP Photography

More fabulous SOURCES for creating your own Parisian Birthday Party:
– Printable Parisian Party Invitation & Designs: Anders Ruff Shop
– Damask Pink Suit Case Favor boxes (Similar here and here)
Pink and white Paper Straws
Pink and White Twine
Cookie Cello Bags
Parisian Themed Cake Stencils
Eiffel Tower Statue for cake and table Centerpiece
Paris themed Rubber Stamps
Black & White Polka Dot Fabric


  1. omg, where did the butterflies come from? I’m doing a butterfly birthday for my daughter this year and that’s a great idea! 🙂

    1. Hi! We cut them from our printable template in our collection….we do offer it a la carte if you are interested!!!

  2. GAHHHHHHHHHH!!! I’m so excited to finally share this party!!! I couldn’t have done it without you girls…thank you so much for all of your help, and mostly, for your friendship! xoxo

      1. actually theresa, isabella was the one who asked for a birthday party that was “all about the eiffel tower” as she’s been obsessed with it as long as i can remember. we had a landmark puzzle when she was a baby, and she would hold the pieces with the eiffel tower, and the statue of liberty all day long. so it was awesome to try to bring paris to her for her party. her smiles say it all! and 6 months later, she’s still talking about her party. so i’m pretty sure she loved it. thanks!

  3. Oh my goodness…I’m going to have to tap into this idea for the future for my DD. Personally I would LOVE it for myself as j’adore Paris!!! So well done…no detail left untouched.

    PS – say hi to Caryn for me – I a HS friend of hers…LOVE your stuff 🙂

    1. Hi Kim! You can find them at polkadotmarket.com Email them if you don’t see them in the shop!

  4. Ahhh..this is so fabulous..I was looking for some ideas for a paris party for my daughter and all the details I could have imagined are displayed right here! Awesome job, so dainty and cute,I love it:)

    1. Hi! The favor tags are from our printables (www.andersruff.etsy.com) and the boxes/luggage are from polkadotmarket.com SO CUTE, right!?

  5. for the printable items, do they work on Mac?
    Also, I want to be able to print more than one time, will this be possible?
    I need labels for water bottles and for bags, goody bags, tags, ect….. they are for parties and my business.
    If they are not good for more than one print, PLEASE HELP!! LOL, really I have been surfing the web for 2 DAYS trying to find….something!!

  6. I will be doing a Paris themed party for DD on the 12th and love what I see here! I was wondering, where did those chair covers come from? Were they made or purchased? Thanks!

    1. Hi! Those were made by Mandie’s mom. SO easy! Just a rectangle of fabric sewn on 3 sides like a pillow case cover 😉 Best of luck!!!

    1. Hi! Hobby Lobby is where Mandie got them… and then we added a printable to make the wrap. Thanks!

  7. Hi im doing a birthday party, where did you get the fabric for the backdrop,The pink stripes! thanks!

    1. Hi! We got it locally at a small fabric store in Gastonia, NC. You could google “pink striped fabric” and I’m sure loads will show up. Best of luck!

  8. I’ve looked high and low to find pink and white fabric with wide stripes and cannot seem to find it anywhere!! Where did you get the fabric for backdrop?

    1. Hi there!
      We got it at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC. Wish I could help with an online source but we don’t know of any. Sorry!

  9. Love this party. My daughter is turning 10 and wants to do this. What did you serve at the tables? Was it the desserts or did you have a meal? Also any game ideas for 10 year olds? Not sure if they would go for the pin the butterflies.

    1. carrie, we did serve lunch! it was inside the “swag bags” and it continued our parisian theme with Peanut butter and jelly on baguettes, cheese and crackers, and grapes. i served the adults at the party two different quiches, brie and crackers, and grapes. hope that helps!!! xo

    2. as for the games for 10 year olds…paris is known for its shopping, fashion, and being the city of lights. so i’m thinking of decorating berets (jewels, etc.), making jewelry, or customizing lamp shades (frill, bling, fabric cutouts, etc.?) good luck, and let me know how it goes!

  10. How did you make the cookies? Where can I find that design? I’m planning a surprise Parisian themed 50th birthday for my mother and would LOVE to make those!

    1. Hi Chris! Our baker, Mandie of Got What It Cakes, made these for her daughter’s party. She used a stencil and royal black icing! So cute, right!?

    2. hi chris! i made them using a stencil i bought from designer stencils. if you shoot me an email, i’ll send you the link! mandie{at}gotwhatitcakes{dot}com!

  11. Did you just hang the pink & white fabric backdrop to the wall or did u put the fabric on something? Basically how to I create a backdrop like that! HELP

    1. hi stephanie!

      we wrap the fabric around flexible boarding that we buy at home depot. it’s sturdy enough to staple, but light and flexible enough to get in the car.

  12. Hello!


    1. Hi Katie! Thanks for your note. No, the $18 is for the printable file so you could take it to get printed and have as many prints as you need for your party. Thanks!

      1. Thank you for the reply and having your assistant email me! I really appreciate all the help in planning my step daughters party! I did email plkadotmarket but they never did get back to me about the suitcases 🙁

  13. Hi, I wanted a paris themed party so I typed in all different things and when i saw this I literally am over the top jealous!(not in the mean way the way omg) i wish that party was mine lol<3

          1. I can’t find them. What should i type in the search box? Please write back and the party looks great!:)

          2. Hi do you provide birthday stuff to sweden as well…. I want to celebrate my son”s 1st birthday with a theme……i live in sweden…..

  14. Hi my name is Tyler,Im 11 and im in love with paris i have all ways wanted to go could you please send me a link to how to throw a party like this thinks :)cant wait to see what u got

  15. hi my name is kiah im 12 im having a paris themed birthday party and I don’t know what type or any games to play do you have any ideas???

  16. Hey there ladies, will any of you be in Toronto Canada around 2nd week of October 2013?… lol… i need a party planner for a day in paris theme party for my 7 year old daughter?… seriously, i need one!..

    1. Hi Joan! Sorry, but we won’t be there… we live in South Carolina. Email us if you need any help with your invitation and printables and our blog gives lots of fun ideas! Thanks! sales@andersruff.com

  17. Hi,
    I live in Charlotte as well. Do you all rent any of the set up items for the table? I did the Ninjago party for my son, but now it’s just collecting dust!

  18. I was wondering if u could do an awesome design like that for my daughters 1st birthday so I was wondering if I could have your work phone number or your cell phone number I really loved all of your designs

  19. I love Paris I’ve always wanted to go there and get married on the Eiffle tower my cupcakes were PARIS AND HAD THE Eiffle tower on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love the decorations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Hi I am giving a party for my 11 year old daughter and I am trying to find a decorator for her party can you please let me know how I can find out prices to plan her party

  21. Hi I am giving a party for my 11 year old daughter and I am trying to find a decorator for her party can you please let me know how I can find out prices to plan her party. I have a family member helping me but I want to find someone else to help me

  22. I will be keeping my party in October I want the theme to be a night in Paris I am over forty can you help choose or select decor for my age group thank you

  23. I loved it I might have that for me by the way I’m 9 about to be ten that’s why I saved some photos to show my mom

  24. Hi Maureen ,
    Loved ur website and the themed party pics ,decor ideas etc. I need help in throwing a surprise Paris theme party for my daughters 25th birthday . please guide me how to go about it .How to order stuff like banners ,Eifel tower cut out ,cookies for giveaway,plates,cups ,dinning sheets etc u know what i mean .Please reply asap her birthday is on OCt 10th.

    1. You can find them on amazon as well as some other little shops throughout the web. I think they are usually sold in sets of three, but if you dig around you may find someone that offers multiple suitcases in just a single size. You can always paint them if they aren’t offered in the color you need. Some key terms to search for are “suitcase gift boxes,” “chipboard suit cases,” and “suitcase storage box.” Let us know if we can help you with anything else!

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