5 Ooh La La Stylish Paris Themed Party Food Ideas

paris themed party ideas

Last updated on April 11th, 2024 at 03:48 am

Wow these Paris themed party ideas are perfect to create an epic party!  Whether you are planning a Paris-themed party for a baby shower theme, wedding shower, or Paris themed birthday party, these great ideas will make your guests feel like they are on a tour of Paris. 

Paris is one of the most romantic and stylish cities in the world, and it’s no surprise that a Parisian theme party with Paris decorations and delicious French foods can be so popular among party-goers. 

With this in mind, whether you’re planning a birthday party, a bridal shower, or any other kind of celebration, a Parisian theme can add an elegant and sophisticated touch to your event. 

Moreover, the best part is that Paris theme parties never go out of style.  These Paris party ideas can be used over and over for years to come for any special occasion.

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Best DIY Paris Themed Party Ideas

Your party guests will love all of the Paris party decorations along with additional elements of France including the food and dessert table.                             

Here are your party essentials list:

  • Invitations

  • Paris theme party food

  • French-inspired backdrop

  • Fresh flowers

  • French inspired dessert table

  • Fun games and activities


Here is a great idea for invitations, make plane tickets themed invitations to Paris, France.  Invite guest to jet set to an adventure with you at your special occasion.

Paris Theme Party Food

Offer guests a beautiful array of Parisian inspired food items to make a display buffet style. See menu suggestions below.

French-Inspired Backdrop

The perfect backdrop for the Parisian theme parties is a light pastel color along with a floral accent. Of course, the Eiffel Tower is always the best ways to add that special touch of Paris.

Fresh Flowers

A perfect way to add a beautiful touch for the occasion is to add fresh flowers along with an Eiffel Tower centerpiece. Additionally, a fleur de lis accent is perfect accent for your guest tables.

French Inspired Dessert Table

You can’t go wrong with a French dessert table.  Begin by adding a table runner that spans the dessert table.  Add your trays of French desserts to delight your guests. The chocolate fountain with fruit offerings is a good idea to display the chocolate along with adding a beautiful functional centerpiece.

Fun Games and Activities

Give your guests happy and fun memorable moments for the special occasion.  Have some fun games and activities with a Parisian party theme to offer throughout the party events.

What Do You Need for a French Themed Party Food Table?

There are so many delicious sweet treats and savory options for your French cuisine dinner party table.  

  • Au Chocolat
  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  • Macaron Tower
  • French Baguettes
  • Cheese Charcuterie Tray


Click the image above for a short video for some great ideas.

Parisian Themed Party Inspiration

This Parisian theme idea page was inspired by my aunt.  She threw the most beautiful party for my cousin’s bridal shower.  In fact, the theme was kept as a surprise for the bride-to-be. 

The Paris themed party food was not only beautiful but also delicious.  If you are new to making charcuterie boards, follow this link for a video instruction.

paris themed party ideas
These pink roses make a gorgeous centerpiece to display with the party food.

It’s hard to say what is the best part of a Paris themed party.  Given that, the decorations give such a flair of elegance to the party.

Eiffel Tower on Amazon

Paris Themed Party Food

One thing that is important to remember is to customize your menu.  Keep elements of Paris but feel free to make the menu to the taste of your guests.
In fact, when I was thinking about the Parisian menu, I realized the influence of the French foods on our own foods at home.


French cheese and charcuterie

Create a cheese and charcuterie board featuring a variety of French cheeses like Brie, Camembert, and Roquefort, along with cured meats like prosciutto and salami.

French baguettes and croissants

Serve freshly baked French baguettes and croissants with butter and jam, or use them as a base for mini sandwiches.

French macarons

Add a touch of sweetness to your Parisian theme party by serving French macarons in different flavors like raspberry, pistachio, and chocolate.


Serve a classic French dish like ratatouille, which is a vegetable stew made with eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes, to add some authenticity to your party menu.

For an adult party, Champagne

No Parisian theme party is complete without a bottle of champagne. Serve it chilled in champagne flutes or as part of a champagne cocktail.

This is an example of a customized menu.

This fountain is an absolute showstopper at party.  This fountain or similar can be found on Amazon.

Also, don’t forget the chocolate to go with the fountain!

Click here to get the chocolate from Amazon.

In addition, bamboo skewers are also a nice accessory to drizzle the chocolate on to a variety of fruits or marshmallows.

Click here to get the bamboo skewers.

Must Have Paris Themed Menu Ideas

French Toast, of course!  If you serve French toast, be sure to have the toppings with it such as whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

Similarly, the chocolate fountain and fresh fruit to coat with chocolate make a fun and interactive menu idea.

chacuterie board, paris themed party food,
Charcuterie Cheese Boards
Chocolate Eclairs

Activities for Your Paris Party

French-themed photo booth: Set up a photo booth with a Parisian backdrop and props like berets, Eiffel Tower cutouts, and fake mustaches to encourage your guests to take fun photos.

French lessons: Hire a French language teacher to give mini French lessons throughout the party. Thereafter, your guests will have fun learning how to say “Bonjour” and “Merci” correctly.

Wine tasting: Host a wine tasting featuring French wines like Bordeaux, Chablis, and Champagne. Your guests will have fun learning about the different regions and flavors of French wine.  In fact, here is a wine tasting guide for reference.

French-themed games: Play French-themed games like bocce ball or Parisian-themed trivia games to keep your guests entertained.

French movie screening: End the night by screening a classic French movie like Breathless or Ratatouille for a fun time. Lastly, your guests will enjoy the opportunity to relax and unwind while enjoying some French cinema.

This Parisian theme party is a fun and sophisticated way to celebrate any occasion.  A Paris theme also makes a great backyard date night idea.  Additionally, this would be a fun theme for a Paris themed quince.  With these five ideas for decorations, foods, and activities, your party is sure to transport your guests to the charming streets of Paris.

Paris Birthday Party for Birthday Girl

Paris themed birthday parties are a great idea for your special occasion.  Your little girl will love these theme ideas for her Parisian birthday party.

Parisian Birthday Tea Party

One fun idea is to have guests over for a Paris themed tea party.  Guests can wear their favorite French outfits like beret and scarf.

This Tea Party Checklist is perfect for getting started with planning your Parisian Tea Party.

How to Throw a Parisian Themed Bachelorette Party

Just to show the variety of parties can be perfect for a Parisian theme, a wedding shower or a bachelorette party is perfect for this style of celebration.

This full list of Easy Bachelorette party ideas allows some great creativity for the party planner and guests.

9 Essentials for Your Parisian Themed Party

All of these essentials are on Amazon.  These are things referenced throughout this article.  Preparing for your Paris themed party ideas are going to be a breeze with starting with this list.

Mini Eiffel Towers

Paris Themed Backdrop

Berets & Scarves

Chocolate Fountain

Charcuterie Board

Parisian Black & White Table Runner

Fleur de Lis



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