Posh Paris Party Decorations

Bonjour à nouveau (hello again)!
As promised, today I will share the ideas or techniques I used for creating the Paris themed party feel!

Birthday Sign
The birthday sign was created using the Cricut Storybook Cartridge.  I did a shadow of each letter in black and then did a regular sized letter for each using this pretty black and white paper pack I had.  I added grommets to each letter so that I could easily string the letters together and keep them from tearing at the same time.

Paper Rosettes
The rosette idea came at a perfect time in a post from Chickabug Blog. When the post arrived in my inbox, I knew I needed to use this idea for the Paris party.  I added 10's, Fleur de lis and Eiffel Tower pictures to the center of my rosettes to emphasize the theme.  I displayed the rosettes in front of the kitchen window and along the fireplace.

 Pictures of the Eiffel Tower
I am fortunate to have a friend who visited Paris in the fall.  She shared her picture files with me and I framed them using frames I already had or after Christmas finds (the chalkboard frame pictured below).

Paper Shoes
When I stumbled upon the paper shoe idea I was so excited because I wanted to try and make them, plus I thought they would go along great with the Paris theme.  I used two different templates to create the shoes.  I never finished adding details to them (especially the black one) but they still looked pretty displayed on the table.
Shoe template from: http://stacycohen.blogspot.com/2010/12/paper-shoe-template.html
The template for the black shoe was from http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/10/28/paper-witch-shoes/ (the original idea was from: www.ellenhutson.com )

Other decor and party goods!
The paper lanterns, plates, napkins and cups were ordered from www.birthdayexpress.com .  I am always happy with the party supplies that I purchase from them!  My daughter used her Harumika dress forms to create some decor with style with fashions she designed. http://www.harumika.com/

The Eiffel Tower (last but definitely not least)
The  idea came from many images I saw of cardboard Eiffel Towers.  My husband and I have been creating birthday party decorations with cardboard boxes for years now. (castle for a princess themed party, Mr. Hooper's store for a Sesame Street themed party - her birthday is right after Christmas - there are always tons of boxes available).  I was determined to make an Eiffel Tower.
 1. Using some math, a yardstick and pictures of the famous structure, I began to draw it out.  There I am working on the masterpiece.  I also included a picture of the two parts sketched out (bottom and top).

 2.My wonderful husband cut out all the little pieces and then traced through to the other piece of cardboard ~ the other side of the box (we left the box intact).  He then cut out those pieces.  This gave us a front and a back to our tower.  
3. Now of course, I thought it would stand up, no problem.  My husband knew better and reinforced the structure with wood.  
4. We painted it black and then added lights for effect!  Voila ~ The Eiffel Tower!  Great as a prop for taking pictures!

Hope you enjoyed learning how I created our party decorations.  Comments are appreciated ~ would love to hear your "posh" thoughts. 

Happy decorating!


  1. Woooow!!This is spectacular!!! That Eiffel tower, oh my gosh...awesome!!
    Like I said before: you did an awesome decoration job!! Gonna try to make some paper rosettes!! TFS!! ;)

    1. Thank you Lenny! I am one of those mom's that goes ALL out! Have fun making the paper rosettes. Would love to see how they came out. Please share.

  2. Hi Leslie, wow, what a big job - looks great. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks for follwoing. Will check out your blog soon! Thanks for visiting. Glad you will come back.

  3. Your rosettes turned out just perfectly! I love the papers you chose, too : )

    1. Hi Heather. Thank you for checking out the rosettes and sharing how to make them. So glad you stopped by.

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  5. What a fun party! That Eiffel tower is quite amazing - what an awesome photo prop. My daughter still talks about her Paris party - it was her fave! :)

    1. Hi Amy. I apologize if I haven't responded to this. Thank you for stopping by and for your inspiration.

  6. Hello!
    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!



  7. All these party decorations seems ideal for my forthcoming celebration. I would like to organize a get together with my buddies. Thanks for posting!

  8. My daughter was looking for a replica to make! after googling ideas we came upon yours!! Very Very cooL!

  9. your pictures are misleading.


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