Designed with aspiring sophisticates in mind, this tony soiree is pure Parisian chic. Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots, and pretty pink details, our Paris Damask party is what birthday dreams are made of… and every aspect is designed to be achievable by busy parents.
A dreamy tablescape with patterned black linen, a pale pink runner, and Paris Damask Eiffel Tower centerpieces sets a sophisticated tone for a sweet celebration. Birthday cupcakes add to the decor, and pale pink tulips add refinement to the table. A touch as simple (and affordable) as tying fabric to the chairs has major impact on the ladylike aesthetic of the scene.
Paper honeycomb lanterns in pink, white, and black-and-white damask hover like a chandelier over the decorated dining table. Vases lined with white candy hold delicate pink tulips, while a beribboned platter of cupcakes takes center stage.
The combinations for place settings from the Paris Damask line seem positively endless. Our favorites: a square paper plate with polka dot napkin and patterned favor box, Paris Damask cups with striped black straws, and pale pink utensils on a black activity placemat; and a Paris Damask plate on a patterned placemat with napkin, black utensils, and a tower-shaped drinking bottle that doubles as a favor.
Want to replicate the look of our candy-lined vases? Click here for the tutorial!
A beautiful food display begins with lovely serveware that varies in style and height thanks to a mix of decorative risers. Boxes wrapped in black paper and tied with lace give cake plates a lift, while a pretty damask storage box does the same for a ribbon-tied pedestal of cupcakes.
CAKE + ICE CREAM + DRINK
Cupcakes are an adorable alternative to a full-sized birthday cake and are easy to theme so as to match the decor. Follow our decorating tutorial to replicate this look, then display cupcakes on a pedestal lined with black and white Sixlets.
Our lovely option for lunch is a simple pairing of easy croissant sandwiches and a salad tossed with fruit.
Adding snack items to supplement the menu is an opportunity for more creative display.
- Arrange pink and white meringue cookies on a tiered server
- Pile fresh raspberries dotted with chocolate chips in cupcake holders dressed in Paris Damask wrappers
- Skewer swirled lollipops in a cylinder of Styrofoam, then place in a glass vase and fill the remaining space with a mix of black and white Sixlets
Le Petit Chef
A Paris Damask tablecover and a framed, printable sign turn an ordinary table into a station for cookie decorating! Budding chefs can get into character with chef hats customized with ribbon and bows.
Decorators at work.
The best part of this project? Eating the edible works of art!
If you opted for favors at every place setting, your work is done! Pre-filled favor boxes spill with treasures, including stickers, blowouts, pink poodle stuffed animals, white pearl necklaces, and marabou rings.
Props from the Les Paparazzi photo op can also serve as favors. Just arrange on a table with decorative holders and let the girls go home in their favorite looks.
An electronic invitation sent directly to parents allows busy families to keep track of all the details. These digital invitations come courtesy of Evite, and both of them work well with the Paris Damask theme.
Click here to download our Paris Damask free printables!