Parisian party theme: Parisian themed decorations

There’s nothing more sophisticated than a Parisian-themed party. It’s a lovely theme for a variety of celebrations, from a baby shower and bridal shower to a bachelorette party or birthday party. You can take inspiration from the City of Romance and create a stylish flower-filled get-together, or go all out with a pink-and-white affair for a quinceanera

If someone special in your life is considering a Parisian party theme for their upcoming milestone moment, we have all the ideas you’ll need. From creative Paris party decorations to delicious food and fun games, we’ll help you throw the perfect Parisian-style soiree. 

Parisian Party Theme: Decor Ideas

Parisian party theme: Parisian party themed invitation from Greenvelope

Design: PrettyMeJoy

A great place to start when planning your Parisian-themed celebration is the party decor. Once you have an idea of the overall style of your event, you can start finalizing fun details — like table decor, wall decorations, and lighting. Here are some of our favorite ideas for your Parisian party theme decor. 

Eiffel Tower Centerpiece

Is it even a Paris-themed party without the Eiffel Tower? Put this towering landmark front and center by making it a centerpiece on your party table or dessert table. For a kid’s birthday party, consider an Eiffel Tower centerpiece with Parisian city streets made from cardboard or Legos. For a bridal shower, you may want to keep your table party decor simple and stick to biodegradable confetti and beautiful tableware instead. There are plenty of Eiffel Tower centerpieces available in all sizes on sites like Etsy.

Sophisticated Balloon Arch

Balloon arches add instant gaiety to parties. While they can be a bit tricky to put up if you go the DIY route, the impact they have is incredible. A balloon arch makes the perfect backdrop for your Parisian party theme photo booth, or as a fun entry point to welcome guests to your French affair. It’s also the perfect way to showcase your party color scheme — whether it’s black and white, red and black, pink and white, or soft pastels with a hint of rose gold. 

Chic, Romantic Lighting

They don’t call Paris the City of Light for nothing. Give your party the same warm, charming atmosphere by bringing in some statement lighting. Opt for tall candles in elegant candle holders for your table. Add twinkling string lights to tablescapes or outside for a backyard party. Or consider going over-the-top with chandeliers either indoors or outdoors — you can rent them from party rental stores. The right lighting can give any ordinary space that je ne sais quoi, transforming it into an elegant spot for a birthday party, dinner party, or anniversary. 

Elegant Table Styling

A Parisian party theme gives you the perfect opportunity to create a truly sophisticated tablescape for your party guests to enjoy. Instead of brightly colored napkins and paper plates, look for elegant alternatives. Source a crisp white table cover, use gold charger plates, and add some stylish glasses and dinnerware. Look for table decorations that match your party theme — think fresh flowers in vases, towers of colorful French macarons, and a beautiful table runner. 

Fun Parisian Party Theme Games and Activities

Parisian party theme: Parisian bridal shower invitation from Greenvelope

Design: PrettyMeJoy

Whether you go for sophisticated or super lively, your Parisian party theme can really come alive with the addition of some party games or activities. Here are some of our favorites to inspire you. 

Flower Arranging Experience

Let your guests’ creativity blossom (literally) with a flower arranging experience. Take inspiration from your romantic Parisian party theme and invite a florist to give your party goers an introductory session to flower arranging. You could also set up a DIY floral crown crafting station (perfect for bridal showers!).

Alert your guests about this interactive activity in your online invitations so they can get even more excited for the upcoming celebration. A bonus to this activity: it also makes a lovely party favor that your guests can take home. 

Eiffel Tower Ring Toss

Ring toss remains a party game classic, and there’s an easy way to ramp up the fun for your Parisian party theme — swap your traditional poles for Eiffel Tower models. Challenge your party guests to toss a ring and land it atop the Eiffel Tower, or set up several towers with varying levels of difficulty.

Paris Themed Photo Booth

The best thing about parties is the memories that come with them. Give your guests a lasting memory by setting up a Paris-themed photo booth. Create a backdrop inspired by the city skyline, with a cutout of the Eiffel Tower. Add in fun photo props like berets, scarves, glasses, and French fleur-de-lis and invite your guests to snap away at your French party. You can also encourage guests to dress up in French-inspired attire in your email invites

Paris Themed Bingo

Ooh la la! Who doesn’t love a game of bingo? Make this classic party game even more fun by adding a touch of French flair to the designs. Take some of your favorite French-inspired icons and create your own bingo grids, or download a printable Paris-themed bingo to save you some time. 

Delicious Parisian-Themed Treats

Parisian party theme: Baroque Holiday Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Colin Cowie

Paris is known for its amazing food, and it’s easy to bring some of those delicious treats home with the right menu planning. Here are some fun party food and drink ideas to inspire an impressive spread at your Paris themed event. 

French Macarons

You can’t go wrong with traditional French macarons. These adorable treats are popular not just for their sweet taste, but also for the beautiful pastel colors they often come in. Order some macarons from your favorite local bakery, or make your own with this easy macaron recipe. Keep it traditional with pastel hues, or match the colors to your party theme. 

Baguettes, Cheese, and Charcuterie

While you’ll want to have plenty of sweets for your guests, don’t forget to complement those decadent desserts with savory bites. Consider a layout of baguettes, soft and hard cheeses, crudités (aka easy-to-grab veggies), and an assortment of cured meats. We love this DIY tutorial on making an epic charcuterie board. In no time, your guests will be exclaiming “Ooh, la la!”

Paris-Themed Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a party staple whatever the occasion — and they’re easily customized to match your party theme. Take your favorite cupcake recipe and add some extra details to make them the perfect treat or party favor for your guests. Color your icing pink, add gold sprinkles, or add Eiffel Tower cake toppers for a fun French-inspired treat. 

Mini Patisserie Stand

We love the idea of creating a table or stand full of mini French and continental desserts. Style your display as if it was a patisserie in France — provide tongs so your guests can serve their own pastries and tarts onto dessert plates. Combine this with a self-service tea and coffee area, and you have a fun take on a more traditional tea party. 

Glasses of Bubbly

A glass of champagne definitely doesn’t feel out of place at a Parisian-themed party. Offer an alcohol-free alternative, along with a suitable alternative for kids. Serve up your bubbly with extra style — like adding edible confetti, glitter, or fresh fruit to the glasses. 

Parisian Party Theme Invites

With so many amazing ideas planned for your Parisian-themed party, it’s time to get the word out. Here are some of our most loved Paris birthday party and event invites, so you can match your design and message to your event theme. These Paris party invites are easy to customize, so you can really make them your own. 

Paris Cafe Invitation

Parisian party theme: Paris Cafe Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, LLC

There’s a lot to love about this beautiful Paris cafe invitation. The soft pastel stripes come in five different color options, and the sophisticated bold text makes this ideal for a stylish birthday or anniversary. The customizable monogram is a delightful added touch. 

Quaint Entrance Invitation

Quaint Entry Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

Honor the gorgeous streets of Paris with this quaint and charming invitation. We love the delicate illustration with sweet floral details — it feels perfect for both a casual brunch or an elegant soirée. 

Ooh La La Invitation

Oh La La Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: PrettyMeJoy

Want to keep things simple? This ooh la la invitation is the perfect match. Celebrate someone special with this striking minimalist design. Choose from five eye-catching color schemes that provide a chic blast of Parisian style.

Host the Most Stylish Paris Theme Party in Town

Choosing a Parisian party theme for your celebration gives you so much freedom to create a truly one-of-a-kind event. Whether you opt for playful or elegant tablescapes, cozy or bright lighting, or a variety of themed party games, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.

Whichever decor, styling, and activity party ideas you choose, deliver the news of your get-together with a digital invitation for an exciting way to tell friends and family members.