Jul 26, 2011

Oooh La La Paris Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We thought this post was C’est Magnifique!  Leoni from Just Call Me Martha of Australia sent us her “Paris in winter luncheon” that she created for her daughter’s 11th birthday. Leoni’s daughter loves Paris (especially the Eiffel Tower) and begged her for a Paris theme. To make the party stand out, she gave it a modern twist with a red and blue striped theme.  Most of the elements of the party were handmade and Leoni added some wintery touches as it is still pretty cold in Australia at the moment.

Guests received fun “Bonjour Mademoiselle” invites from Jennifer Birkhead Design.  Leoni and her daughter made envelopes from color copied Paris street maps topped with Par Avion (free from the post office) and Eiffel stamps (free download from Google images).  To add height to the table, Leoni purchased styrofoam square cake dummies (a trick we use often) and wrapped them in white wool. Leoni also used plain ‘ole cans to hold the cookies and macarons and once again wrapped them in white wool to dress them up.  We love these tricks!  We also adore the table setting for the girls. Other fun details included carnation/feather arrangements, a Parisian backdrop, a striped runner, and Parisian-inspired signage from Parisian-inspired signage.

Some of the sweet treats were mini white hot chocolates with marshmallow stirrers, raspberry macarons on sticks, Eiffel tower cookies and vanilla and coconut snow cupcakes. The Pièce de résistance was the Eiffel tower cake made from double chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream and covered in fondant.

Each guest was given a mini wool felted postman’s satchel containing fun Parisian trinkets like a notebook covered in Paris street map paper, a striped pen, and vintage airmail paper/envelope set. Did Leoni do a great job?  We say Oui Oui!

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  • This is really pretty. I love the backdrop!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the details! So pretty.

  • Love it all!

  • Oh gosh….that is *just* darling! Ooo-la-la!

  • So happy to finally see a Paris party that wasn’t in pink and black! It really has a different feel when done in different colors. She even coordinated her nails! Love!

  • This is beautiful! What a great mom, her daughter must have been so excited! This would be a great Bridal shower theme too, a modern twist to the usual frilly Paris theme parties. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love this! I got married in May and used Smurf blue and red as my theme. This makes me want to do it all over again!! Gorgeous table (love the red and white chairs), and the macarons on a stick — how clever!

  • Leave it to Leoni! Fabulous job.

  • Absolutely adorable! One of the cutest Paris-themed parties I’ve seen!

  • Love it! I especially love the color palette.

  • J’adore! Anything “Paris” is a fine excuse for a fete!

  • isms

    This is by far my favorite table!! It is stunning!!

  • Leoni is always a mega star when it comes to parties!!

    HUGE success!! J’adore!! 🙂

  • Wonderful take. Love that there’s no pink in sight! 🙂

  • Very American Girl in Paris!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Love the photo with the painted nails- too cute!!

  • Susan at [email protected]

    Everything is lovely! Especially like the styrofoam cake dummies!

  • Oh!the little cheese and cracker slabs are so cute! Love the feathers in the flowers too!

  • Wow I really love this! Well done Leoni!

  • Jessica Brown Hussein

    Really, really nice. My Ella has been asking for the same thing, maybe next year.

  • Thank you dear Amy and her wonderful team for featuring my daughter’s Paris in winter birthday lunch. You certainly have made my month and I am super honored :-))
    Thank you too, to everyone’s lovely comments, everyone has just been super sweet and I appreciate the support xxxx Leoni

  • This is absolutely beautiful! This is a theme close to my heart and is so elegantly done!

  • Madlen

    Amy, I admire you. YOu have an awesome imagination, creativity and sense of style…thanks so much

  • Thank you for the inspiration!! This looks amazing!!!!