I wanted to share with you a birthday party I hosted,
for my dear friend, Mary.
The theme was
"Lunch time in Paris".
I love France and everything about it.
Fresh bread, wonderful food, wine and romance!!
What a perfect idea to use Paris as the theme for this party!
I made a restaurant sign using butcher paper and black marker.
I just love the way it turned out.
My mannequin is festive too!
I wrote my friend's names with a calligraphy pen
on glassine bags.
They took them home with cookies I made.
Purple and white was the color scheme.
I used my mother's antique silverware to
add to the Parisian look.
I added a linen runner from Pottery Barn to the white rustic table.
Purple crystal wine glasses from Home Goods and
beautiful Purple and Creme Roses from Trader Joe's
tied the table together.
I added accent pieces with a chalkboard
written with pastry goodies on it and a
place mat I found at T. J. Maxx with a Paris map on it.
An Effiel Tower Candelabra given to me from my friend, Yuri.
I found these charming French macaron ornaments at a little French store in San Diego.
~Maison En Provence~
They were perfect to hang on the chandelier over the dining table.
I placed antique music sheet paper inside vases
with dried lavender on the wall.
I made a hand-stamped candle holder with Paris script.
It was a great touch.
I added pink Himalayan salt and pepper in small containers.
A painted chalkboard tray was used for a cute sign for the bathroom.
I found these cute little piggies at a vintage store in Lake Tahoe.
I bought some dried lavender from Trader Joe's
and hand-stamped a Paris label on them.
Some french wine and Ooh La La drawing added to the whimsy!
I fell in love with these napkins which,
was the first thing I bought for the party.
~Different French Cheeses~
I wrote out each cheese onto black chalkboard stickers,
then placed them on some labels I aged with tea.
Fresh Bread, Brie and Butter
~A French Peach Martini~
I found the recipe online,
but used Peach Vodka instead.
I made French Onion Soup
I used chicken broth instead of beef broth.
Quiche and butter lettuce salad, walnuts, blue cheese
For the Birthday Cake!
Chocolate almond cake soaked in amaretto syrup &
covered in chocolate ganache, decorated with
I bought the Amaretto Bombe cake at our local bakery near us,
Hans & Harry Bakery in Bonita.
I made some French butter cookies(Petite Sables De Paris)
I also made Madeleines.
The chocolate oreos were made from a
Williams Sonoma, Bouchon Bakery
I stamped them with a Paris cookie stamp.
Chocolate truffles from Godiva Chocolates
was the first choice!
French Handmade Macarons from Lette
Happy Birthday Mary!
(Linda, Mary, Me, Tami, Yuri and Virginia)
It was a wonderful day celebrating Mary's birthday!
We love Paris!!
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