Paris Birthday Party -Part One: Party Activities and Decorations

Paris Themed Birthday Party Activities, Games and Decorations -build a pipe cleaner Eiffel Tower, make your own truffles, and create designer fashion
Paris Themed Birthday Party Activities, Games and Decorations -build a pipe cleaner Eiffel Tower, make your own truffles, and create designer fashion

Last week, my eldest daughter, Paige, turned 11 and we had a Paris themed party to celebrate.  I’m excited to share all our Paris themed birthday party activities, games, and decorations with you today.

Paris Party Invitations

We ordered some great party invites, that had a little passport and boarding pass in them, so as guests arrived we welcomed them at the “Passport and Customs Check” which I decorated with a little vintage luggage and some fun old Paris luggage tags attached.

Paris Themed Birthday Party Activities, Games and Decorations -build a pipe cleaner Eiffel Tower, make your own truffles, and create designer fashion

I had a fun Paris stamp to mark everyone’s passport as they entered.

Paris party passport check in

The girls loved the idea of arriving in Paris, and we planed our party activities imagining we were in the city for the day.

Make An Eiffel Tower

The first stop, the Eiffel Tower!

make your own Eiffel Tower

This was a fun little activity to work on as the guests were arriving.  We used pink and silver glittery pipe cleaners to build our own version of the famous tower!

Chocolate Truffle Making

When you think of Paris, you think of what the city is famous for -food and fashion!  So, our next stop was to the Truffle Shop.

Paris themed party make your own truffle shop

We set up a little Truffle shop in the kitchen for everyone to make their own truffles.

Paris party game make your own truffles

Ahead of time, I made the truffle centres -see my recipe here, so that all I had to do was scoop up the little balls -a mini ice cream scoop worked great for this, and then let the kids choose their toppings to roll them in.

We had sprinkles, coconut, nuts, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, mini white chocolate chips coco powder, icing sugar, and coarse sugar, and the girls had lots of fun making their choices and fun combinations.

make your own truffles

When they were done, we put them in little pink wrappers, and made a sweet take home box for everyone.

make your own truffles

This was a really easy activity that the kids really enjoyed doing.

Fashion Studio

Next up, on our tour of Paris for the day was the Fashion Studio.

children's make your own paper dress activity

We put out lots of different colours of tissue paper, tape, washi tape, ribbon, and pretty ruffled streamers.  The streamers are easy to make on the sewing machine, and were a real favourite with the girls.

We divided the girls into two groups and then they each picked one person to be a model.  They had a great time creating tissue paper dresses and decorating them with streamer ruffles and washi tape accents.  It was adorable, and so much fun to see their creativity.

making paper dresses out of tissue paper game

The next activity involved another thing Paris is famous for…food!  You can see all the details of the French inspired lunch and dessert table here.

Paris Themed Party Decorations

Along with the fun Paris inspired activities from the party I wanted to share some of the easy decorations too.

Paris Birthday Party decorations

Fresh Flowers and Eiffel Towers

We went to the farmers’ market the day before and picked up a bunch of pretty bouquets of pink flowers.  I just loved them.  

We also scattered Eiffel Towers everywhere.  I just happen to have a collection of them, so we had pretty much everything to make our pink Paris party decorations.

Paris Birthday Party decorations

We did pick up this giant Eiffel Tower at a thrift store, and Paige has moved it to her room since the party.  

Birthday Girl Photos

Maddie made the pretty bunting of photos of her big sister, printing one for each year.  I know it’s not a new idea, but we had actually never done it for a party before and seeing those photos over the eleven year span reminded of how beautiful my girl is, and how quickly she has grown!

Vintage Bicycle

One other fun little detail, remember Maddie’s vintage bike makeover from the spring.  Well, its seemed liked the perfect French accessory, so we set it up in the dining room, with a baguette in the basket.  Perfect, oui?

Paris party decorations

Paris Themed Loot Bags

I actually found it really hard to come up with a favour for our little guests.  I wanted something that fit our theme, but that little girls would enjoy.  Here’s what I came up with for our goodie bags;  we sent them home with their little box of 6 homemade truffles, a Paris chocolate lollipop, and a sweet little Eiffel Tower necklace.  Perfect.

Paris party loot bags favours

The birthday girl had a great time with her friends, and we had a great time celebrating her!

Paris Birthday Party -Part One: Party Activities and Decorations -Great ideas for activities for little girls at a Paris themed birthday party, like build a pipe cleaner Eiffel Tower, make your own truffles, and create designer fashion from tissue paper and washi tape -every little girls dream birthday party!

With a pink Paris birthday, life really is a party!

Be sure to check out Part II of the Paris themed Birthday Party where we share the French themed food and dessert table here.

You might also enjoy our French Inspired Picnic here.

Also check out our Valentine’s Day In Paris French Themed Dinner Party here.


  1. Love all of the details! Wondering if you can write a post about how you organize all of your craft materials and amazing resources {stash} that you always have on hand. 🙂

  2. That looks so great! I love the details and was surprised by how you transformed your home to look like a true European destination 😉

  3. Thanks Melanie, it was a lot fun. The I feel like the key to setting the stage for any season or party is to have a neutral backdrop to work with. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. How would you make this party theme work if your daughter has some good friends that are boys? Considering all the girly crafts and such, maybe some outdoor activities, or some fun games without all the girly crafts and etc.? Any ideas? Also what would be a good location for it besides your own house? Maybe a park or Restaurant, or Theme Park? How would that work? Great ideas and decorations, along with the food choices!

  5. Hi Kris,
    I’m sure the Eiffel Tower building and truffle making would still be a hit with boys too. Perhaps a park location would work, you could turn the lunch into a french picnic maybe?
    Best of luck,

  6. I really loved this! Thank you so much for being so gracious by sharing your ideas. My soon to be 10 year old will be having a Paris-themed party in the fall. September and we will certainly be using most of your ideas

  7. Hi Sheron,
    Thanks for your comment, and wishing your 10 year old a very happy birthday, and fun party.

  8. Gorgeous party! Love all of the fresh flowers and beautiful details! What was your source for the metal Eiffel Towers? And LOVE the black and pink Eiffel Tower print – where did you find it, or did you print it yourself?

  9. Hi Leslie, the metal Eiffel towers were collected over the years, sorry don’t have a source. The pink print was from Urban Outfitters, but it’s really old. Best of luck,

  10. Love your ideas!!! So creative and engaging!! I’m planning a Paris themed party for my soon-to-be ten year old and I will be using these ideas!! Thank you so much!!

  11. Debra, thanks so much. I’m so glad we could help, and Happy Birthday to your little one.
    Best of luck with your party,

  12. Hi Atiyah,
    The necklaces are just from an accessories store, Claire’s it’s called.
    Best of luck,

  13. Hi Tammy, I purchased the passport invites from a seller on Etsy -just search Paris Passport Invitations and you should find something similar. Hope that helps.
    Best of luck with your party,

  14. great theme…so nice idea…i loved everything you created.i am planning this theme for my daughter’s birthday..

  15. Hi there:-)
    Did you make the printouts for each station yourself (Customs…), or are they a part of a template set that you purchased?
    Thank you!

  16. Hi Lori, the printouts for each station were part of a package we bought off of etsy. We were able to customize them for each station, and we used inexpensive Ikea frames to hold them. Hope this helps.

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