Wednesday, July 13, 2016

~Lunchtime in Paris- Mary's Birthday Party and Simple & Sweet Fridays #228~

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 
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 
and raspberries.
For the Birthday Cake!
~Amaretto Bombe~
Chocolate almond cake soaked in amaretto syrup &
covered in chocolate ganache, decorated with
chocolate drizzle.
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 
package from 
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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  1. Mademoiselle outdid your self!We have the same cookie stamp:)
    You are a great bunch of friendsI just bought a few new stamps too..Jodi..where did you get that particular Paris stamp?Is it one or a combo of a couple?
    Curious minds would like to know.

  2. Looks like a fun party and I love all of the goodies!! Thanks for hosting the fun and have a wonderful weekend. :)

  3. Jody & Stan,
    C`est Magnifique!
    Every detail of Mary's Birthday Party was fabulous, dear friends!
    I l o v e that you ladies get together for birthday celebrations!
    Thank you for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!

  4. Wow! I want you to do my birthday party! I loved it! A special party seems like the best way to go all out with your French treasures. Thanks for the (birthday and link) parties!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting each week!! What amazing post!! Looks like a good time was had by all!!

  6. Your party was fabulous I am sure Mary was pleased with all your hard work and effort to make it so special
    You ladies all look so pretty in the picture

  7. I am blown away by your wonderful birthday celebration for your friend Mary. You are the best friend to put on such a beautiful luncheon. Love the theme and all the fun touches to make this special. I want to be part of your girlfriend group. Looks like you girls have a great time all together. Have a great rest of the week and wonderful week end.

  8. I have to say - this party looks divine, but I got most excited about the martinis! How pretty ;) I once was at French Roast in NYC and they served 'lavender herb martinis'. Would love to find the recipe one of these days...

  9. What a wonderful treat to see the wonderful details of the French Birthday Party you hosted. You have the best ideas and I appreciate that you share them with us. Thank you for Sweet and Simple 228 today. Love visiting, love joining in.

  10. You outdid yourself! I have never seen a more beautiful party--clever, inventive and truly gorgeous! You are over the top creative!

  11. I found some:) Too bad it's a whole set:( I will have doubles...but I like that address:)

  12. What an amazing party that you hosted, so ever clever! Thank you for the linky party! xx Jo

  13. Thanks for the feature Jody. I have the same basket you showed in my foyer right now. I'm linking it to your party


  14. Love your French Party, such beautiful attention to detail!!! And all those cookies, Amazing! also thank you for the party feature picture! Blessings, Celeste

  15. What a cute theme for a birthday party. Will add some of these ideas to my Pinterest board. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting.

  16. I love love your Paris themed birthday party! Your friends are very lucky to have a good friend like you. It looks like it was a lot of fun and you did so many wonderful details! Thank you for hosting.

    xo Dianne

  17. Jody,
    Oh, my! What an incredible party with so many wonderful ideas. Your glassine bags that you hand calligraphed are my favorite. Your calligraphy is excellent, and the bags made such a nice parting gift for your guests.


  18. Beautifully executed French flair to the very last detail. I especially love the tablescape, I have a thing for lavender roses they smell divine! Oh and Thank You so much for featuring my buffet this week, so happy you enjoyed it!

  19. You are truly the hostess with the most-est ;) What a fabulous Paris party! Thank you for hosting, Cecilia

  20. The food looks amazing and I love the lavender and white table!

  21. Mary is so lucky to have such a lovely friend. I'm kind of in love with the color palette. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks for hosting.

    Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

  22. Thank you for sharing such a lovely party with us.
    As soon as you have time, please come over and decorate
    my house!!!
    Thank you for hosting us & have a great weekend!

  23. Oh my, I wish I had been invited! Everything looked tres magnifique!

  24. Jody,

    I'm still full!! Merci beaucoup pour la Fete!!


  25. Jody, the Lunchtime in Paris party looks incredible! Your purple and white table setting is lovely. Do you know that Purple is my favorite color, and I am mesmerized when I see it. I have that same Eiffel Tower candelabra. Isn't it something? You made the French butter cookies, oh my! The French onion soup looks so good. Everything looks very nice, Jody. You did a fabulous job on it all.

    love, ~Sheri

    1. Jody, I told Jess to come over here and see your Paris post because we just gave her a hot air balloon traveling theme, with Paris being one of the destinations. She loved your post, and all the details that you put into the party. She said we should have a Lunchtime in Paris sometime hehehe. If you want to see her bridal shower post, it's on June 29 titled, "Love is in the Air, A Bridal Shower." I think you might enjoy it.

      Have a sweet Friday.

      love, ~me

    2. Jody, Nel just saw your post also. She thought it was so cute. She loved the baguettes stuffed in the wreath. She really liked the tea cups in the glass dome, thought it was a cute idea! She said the French onion soup looked so Yummy, and she wants to try the French Peach Martini, especially since she lives in Georgia now.

      You have impressed three Red Rose Alley girls with your post, my dear. :)

  26. That minestrone soup looks so, so good.

    Thank you for the awesome party.


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