A Day In France: French Themed Birthday Parties

by Sherry on September 23, 2012

I love the French. They may seem arrogant to most people but I find them to be a cultured people who are proud of their country. I also find that they are elegant and they love the finer things in life, the beautiful view and scenery on top of the architecture of its old buildings.

I especially would love to go to the Tour d’Eiffel (Eiffel Tower in English), Notre Dame de Paris (Our lady of Paris Cathedral) and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart Basilica) as well as go to the different regions and do some wine tasting.

Since that is a dream yet to be fulfilled; and if you harbour any dreams of going to France, fret not! you may have French themed birthday parties on one’s own back yard. Get ready to have a day in France without being in France!

French Themed Birthday Invitation

For the invitations, you can use the Tour d’Eiffel as the centre piece and write it as a plane ticket or a tour itinerary. There are many party stores that stock up invites for French themed birthday parties so you can go out there and have a look around.

You can write something in the lines of ‘Allons-y mes amis! (I.e. let’s go my friends!), France awaits! Be ready to have some fun and enjoy a day in France.

From the limestone cliffs in Normandy to the plains of the Beauce; from the vineyards in Burgundy, to the Eiffel tower in Paris, be ready to have a day of food, wine and entertainment in France. The flight takes off at (the time of the party) from (your address). Keep it elegant and if you can, write the invite in French!

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French Themed Birthday Decorations

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For the decorations of French themed birthday parties, picture elegance, style and a touch of old school flair.

The French love flowers and floral prints. You can have flowers on the table and have lovely flower vases placed on strategic areas of the room.

You could also have crystals dangling from the ceiling and if possible, have a chandelier. Wine glasses and setting up the table restaurant style is also an element that will fit well into French themed birthday parties.

Candles placed on tall candle holders, candelabra or a Julleuchter. Go for a romantic type of lighting and have shades of reds, blues and whites to represent the French flag and golden yellow to add a touch of classiness to the décor.

French Themed Birthday Food

The French love their food and French cuisine is considered as a basis of most western style dishes. Most of the great chefs have been trained in France and that may be a reflection of how good their cooking is.

For French themed birthday parties, remember to stock up on the wine. For those who do not take alcohol, you can use grape fruit juice or non-alcoholic wine. The French have a tendency of pairing each course with a different wine so consider having a selection of red, white and rose wine for each course.

There is a wide array of foods that you can consider for your French themed birthday party. The French have breads with all their meals so you can buy baguettes. For the amuse-bouche, you can have Boudin blanc (sausages which are delicately flavoured).

For the starter, you can have mushroom soup, egg pouched in red wine (Oeufs en meurette),Escargots de Bourgogne (snails baked in their shells with parsley butter),cold terrine of sweet water fish in wine and vinegar or any other light dish like scallops and prawns.


For the main meal, you can have beef stew with mixed vegetables (Pot au feu), the famous Coq au vin (rooster in red wine orchicken braised in red wine, lardons and mushrooms), Ratatouille (a vegetable stew with olive oil, aubergine, courgette, bell pepper, tomato, onion and garlic) or even Bœuf bourguignon (beef stewed in red wine). You can have Pommes duchesse (duchess potatoes),Trinxat (Catalan cabbage and potatoes) or Truffade (potatoes sautéed with garlic and young Tomme cheese) for the vegetarian option.

No birthday party can be considered as part of the French if the TarteTatin (caramelized apple tart) is not served as a dessert option. You could also have chocolate mousse (Mousse au chocolat) and baked puff pastries (choux) filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with melted chocolate (Profiteroles).

Highlight: French birthday parties are about good food, wine and a love for architecture from days of old. Amusez-vousbien!
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