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Paris Eiffel Tower Party Planning Ideas
An evening in Paris conjures up images of a night filled with sophistication, romance and enchantment. To help you capture that feeling at your next party, bring the magic and glamour of Paris to your home with the right food and decorations.
Perfect for celebrating birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, weddings, or any Paris or Eiffel Tower inspired occasion.
Here’s some ideas on themes and dining recommendations…
An Evening in Paris!
An Evening in Paris can be a party filled with mystery, intrigue, and elegance. This theme is fitting for a formal evening. Have a nighttime Paris scene setter, which includes a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and a full moon. If you have light walls and want to create a darker look, use dark velvet pipe and drape.
Tables should be classically designed. Place white linen cloths on your table. Your centerpiece can include a single rose or a dozen roses. The number of roses depends on the how large the tables are. You may also include candles in your centerpiece for full-fledged romance. Use candles throughout the event to heighten the ambiance. Play French music for added romance.
The classic tale of Moulin Rouge has a distinct look and feel. This event can range between formal to informal, so decorate as such. Red and black will be the color palette for the party. Buy or rent a neon Moulin Rouge sign and place this near the entrance. Moulin Rouge scene setters are available as a backdrop for your event. Have streamers and balloons. Use dark velvet pipe and drape to add luxury.
Entertainers can heighten the atmosphere of your entire event. If you have a high budget, have cabaret entertainment, female vocalists and a band. For a more affordable option, play the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack.
You have various options for table centerpieces. Consider feathers or roses in a vase. Lay out a square rhinestone cloth beneath your centerpiece. Have red and/or black tablecloths.
Springtime in Paris!
Display a Parisian flag near the entrance of or at your event. Utilize the flag's colors for your theme: red, white and blue. Place white linen table clothes and use classic single red rose in a glass vase as your centerpiece. Look for replicas of famous French artwork, such as the works of Claude Monet. Have a scene setter with a Paris background. Hang a giant poster of the Eiffel Tower. Play French music. Food is also an integral part of the Parisian atmosphere, so include wines, cheeses, crepes and creme brulee. Hire a mime, artists with palettes and easels, or a caricature artist.
With some planning, French fare can become the perfect party food. Put together interesting cheese platters with brie, Camembert, chevre (tangy goat's milk cheese) and a strong blue cheese, such as Roquefort. Serve with grapes, olives, sliced apples and baguettes. Crepes served with chocolate or jam filling make great sweet treats. You can also serve crepes will fillers such as chicken, spinach, cheese and mushrooms for a heavier meal option. Quiches and vegetable tarts are great make-ahead options.
Ratatouille, cassoulet, beef Bourguignon and French stews are hearty entrees that serve a crowd. Serve with red wine or sparkling water.
You may want to consider a menu with crepes or soufflé, but these might be best left to a caterer. These dishes are labor-intensive and should be made to order.
For dessert, consider éclairs, cream puffs, pastries, fruit tarts or sorbets. Satisfy chocolate cravings with chocolate mousse or individual chocolate truffles. Guest with a sweet tooth will be delighted by any of these options. Serve with espresso or Port wine.