Posted by Brian on Sep 8th 2016
It’s like the most elaborate tea party ever. That’s what a Paris damask birthday party should look like. Intricate decorations in the popular colors of black, pink and white adorn the setting while your princes and princesses enjoy the royal treatment. Read on for some of the best ideas on creating the perfect Paris damask birthday party.
While a Paris damask party may be the frequent choice of young ladies, keep in mind that there may be plenty of gentlemen invited to the celebration as well. Let’s take a look at invitations for a few different situations:
Get the decorating task well under way in one smart move by starting with a Paris damask party pack. Use those keen crafting skills that you posses to further elaborate for a look that is “ooh la la”!
While the party packs already get you started with some balloons, a few more packages (and a helper with plenty of hot air) will go a long way in making your Paris damask setting more immersive. For additional effect, use tacks and ribbon to attach these damask patterned balloons to the ceiling.
If you like the look of helium balloons floating above with tassels of curled ribbon dangling down over your head, helium can easily be purchased online in a disposable tank. Fill the balloons with helium, attach a length of ribbon and curl it with a pair of scissors.
As a more elegant alternative to balloons hanging from the ceiling, check out these damask paper lanterns. They look a bit more classy to me; like something suited for an older birthday child. Mix a package of black damask paper lanterns with some pink and white ones for a classic Paris damask look.
Although the Eiffel tower was originally feared as structurally unstable and declared an eyesore by plenty of Parisians, this structure has become an endearing symbol of Paris. No Paris damask party would be complete without the image of the Eiffel tower present.
You can get an Eiffel tower stand up centerpiece for your table or go to the extreme with a 7+ foot tall Eiffel tower for your party. These can both do double duty as party decorations and photo booth props. This means you get more for the same money spent. I like this!
Another crafty (and tasty) way to incorporate the image of the Eiffel tower into your party is to pick up the icing dispenser and pipe out an edible one. Make it out of royal icing or modeling chocolate. I am sure that you already realize that a three dimensional model of the Eiffel tower is not for the faint of heart. While the effort is substantial, the wow factor may be worth it. Use an edible model of the Eiffel tower as a cake topper or table centerpiece. Smaller renditions of the Eiffel tower work well as toppers for cookies, cakes or cupcakes.
If this patience-testing challenge sounds like your cup of (french) tea, check out the splendid tutorial by sugarduchess.com.
This next idea involves tasty treats in a decorative presentation that fits perfectly with the theme at hand.
While you could make or buy Paris damask water bottle wraps, there is a much easier solution. Get a few packages of small Paris damask stickers and place one on each bottle from a bulk package of water bottles that have no individual labels. It’s that simple!
If you are interested in making cupcakes for the party, grab these Paris damask cupcake wraps and you have a decorative treat! Pink and black icing is in order here. If you did make Eiffel tower shapes from royal icing (as mentioned above), here is where you plop the mini towers on the icing and gloat with satisfaction.
If your party entails a room full of young ladies who love lace, glitter and tea time, this is the perfect opportunity to have some dress up time.
After going to the trouble of getting everyone into full dress up mode, why not have a photo booth set up for guests to commemorate the event?
With your party space decked out in true damask form and young guests dressed for a night on the town in Paris, you are bound to have a celebration that will be remembered for a long time to come. Have fun!
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