Paris is a dream destination for many, so why not throw the perfect Paris birthday party sleepover with friends? Check out this list of everything you’ll need to host a fun-filled Paris party the guests won’t soon forget!
First things first—the food. Paris is rich with culinary masterpieces and it’s easy to bring a little of that magic into your kitchen for your very own night in Paris experience.
(Or if you’d rather leave the cooking to the experts, most of these treats can also be found at your local bakery or grocery store.)
Macarons are the ultimate Parisian cookie confection and a crowd-pleaser at any party, so why not serve them up as entrées!
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Another French specialty is this sweet pastry—the chocolate éclair. They’re so tasty you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a fancy Parisian Bistro after just one bite.
Cupcakes are the pièce de résistance for any Paris birthday party! It’s also a great way to spend some time with the birthday girl before the craziness of the party begins. Have fun decorating simple vanilla cupcakes to match the pink and black Paris party theme.
The girls can snack on these sweet Paris party favors in between the fun!
When the party is over, put a handful of these mini candy bar party favors in small favor bags so guests can take a souvenir from “Paris” home with them.
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Even drinking pink lemonade can be an exciting adventure when you drink it out of a fun glass! Pink juice or strawberry milk will look just as cute topped off with a decorative paper straw.
Eau de France
With all the giggling that’s sure to happen, keep the birthday girl and her guests hydrated in style with these pretty in pink Paris water bottle labels.
Croissants are everywhere in Paris and these sandwiches make the perfect main course for your party dinner.
Okay, they’re not technically French, but you won’t hear any complaints when you serve up some crispy French fries as the side to your meal! Serve them in style (and give them a Parisian touch anyway) by decorating plain paper drinking cups with these cute pink Paris party stickers.
What’s a slumber party without popcorn? Check out the recipe below to make this treat extra sweet and pink! Use these Paris party favor stickers to make the picks.
Now for the FUN, s'il vous plaît! This will be a night the birthday girl and her sweet friends will remember long after the macarons and chocolate éclairs are cleaned off their plates. Since the menu planning is finished, let the friendship bonding begin!
First, you’ll want to create the perfect French atmosphere for your Paris party. Simply find a Paris music playlist online and play background music throughout the night to make everyone feel like the Eiffel Tower is near.
Balloon Countdown Schedule
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A fun way to organize the night’s activities is to lay out the schedule of events balloon-style! Place notes inside of several helium-filled balloons that details each planned activity. Then, write the time that activity should start on each balloon. When the time is right, pop the balloon to reveal which fun activity is up next!
Paris is all about fashion and style! Gather some hairbows and clips and let the girls watch a video tutorial that teaches them how to French braid each other’s hair.
Spin the (Nail Polish) Bottle
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This fun game will be the hit of the party! Create a little spinning board and place a different color of nail polish on each section. Have the girls sit in a circle to take turns spinning the board and whatever color it lands on they must paint one nail that color.
TIP: Make sure there’s enough bottles of nail polish for each partygoer to take one home as a party favor.
DIY Kool-Aid Lip Gloss
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For another exciting activity, make Kool-Aid flavored lip gloss that the girls can take home with them! Allow each guest to pick their favorite Kool-Aid flavor to make their own creation.
Build a Blanket Fort
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A fort is a great way for the girls to have fun at a sleepover AND to make sure there’s enough room for all those sleeping bags! Set out tons of pillows, blankets, and clothespins to help them create their masterpiece.
“Toss and Talk” Ball
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This fun game is a great way for friends to bond; some of the answers will be silly and some will let the girls learn a little more about each other.
Take an inexpensive playball and a permanent marker and write questions all over the ball. Have the girls sit in a circle in their fort and toss the ball around to each other. Make a rule that whatever question their right thumb lands on is the question they must answer.
And voilà! Entertainment for hours.
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Movie night is a must with friends at any slumber party, so keep the Paris party theme going by putting that blanket fort to good use and selecting a movie set in beautiful Paris! There are tons of French-inspired movies out there, just remember to choose a flick appropriate for the age-group.
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The tradition of sleepovers always brings a group of friends closer together. Help them remember this night in their friendship by making friendship bracelets!
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You can even find super cute and inexpensive charms to go along with the traditional beads, like these Eiffel Tower charms.
Paris Photo Booth
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You’ll want to document the night, of course. Set up a cool Paris-themed backdrop and let the girls giggle over selfies and silly poses.
Before your guests say au revoir the next morning, send them off with one last taste of Paris—delicious crepes and French toast. Ask the girls to help prepare the meal and they’ll feel like famous Parisian chefs!
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Crepes are one of the most versatile French foods—they can be sweet or savory and are super easy to prepare. Make your own crepe bar for breakfast and let guests choose their favorite fillings and toppings.
Another breakfast favorite is the classic French toast. This delightful meal is the perfect way to bring a little taste of France to your party.
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Still recovering from giggles that kept you up all night and want a no-fuss breakfast instead? Try a trendy cereal bar as a fun alternative that guests won’t forget.
Are you planning a Paris-themed sleepover? We’d love to see how you incorporated any of these ideas into your party! Leave us a comment below or share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram with #distinctivs!