Do you love all of the fun adventures of Madeline? If so, this “Madeline in Paris” Birthday Party by Gabrielle Hymes of Eleven Orchard Way, out of Berlin, Germany, is a party for you!
From the Parisian Patisserie dessert table, to the cute Madeline themed party favors, this birthday celebration is an adventure to worth taking!
The Madeline party ideas + elements you just can’t miss from this sweet occasion, include:
- Madeline-inspired cake
- Patisserie dessert table
- Eiffel Tower cookies
- Chalkboard signs
- Madeline coloring pages with Eiffel Tower crayons
- Hat, capelette, and hairbow favors
- Croissant sandwiches with Parisian straw flags
- And a fun Madeline canvas painting activity!
“Madeline in Paris” Birthday Party
“Madeline in Paris” Birthday Party Details:
This is what Gabrielle shared about the party- “I love storybook themed birthday parties for children. Our girls are really into the Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans, so I thought it would be the perfect storybook theme for our daughter’s fourth birthday party. Everything turned out so beautifully and everyone had a wonderful afternoon “in Paris”.
We built a simple patisserie stand similar to the ones that line the streets in Paris. I made the girls capelettes using blue and white felt and red satin ribbon. The hats that are depicted in the books are the woolen Parisian school girl hats that were used in the 1800’s. Not only is it hard to find those today, but quite expensive! I saw many other Madeline parties using yellow straw hats, but I couldn’t find any that would be delivered in time.
I happened to see these white ones in Woolworth’s (a five and dime store here in Berlin) for two bucks a piece and snatched them up! They had cheap pink ribbon glued on them, so I gently ripped it off and replaced it with black grosgrain ribbon. They ended up being super cute! I typed up some Mademoiselle name tags the morning of the party for the hangers and the girls’ spots at the activity table.
Art Lessons at “Musée du Louvre”
We had art lessons at “Musée du Louvre” as our structured activity. We had sketched Madeline on small canvases in Sharpie for the girls to paint. Also, we just used tempra paint (no need to use anything that might stain clothes or furniture!). All six girls loved it and their paintings turned out super cute!
We cleared our mantle and decorated it with just pictures of our birthday girl and a storybook bunting. We served some french inspired fare, including quiche, confit de canard sandwiches, croissant sandwiches, crudité platter, a big salad, and a french cheese board. I made fresh lemonade for kids and had a chilled apéritif for adult guests when they arrived. Our daughter asked for a “chocolate on top, vanilla on the bottom” cake, so I made it two tiers and added some fondant sketches inspired from the book.
Madeline Party Favors
We sent our guests home with a few Madeline coloring pages and some Eiffel tower crayons as party favors. And, of course, their art work, hats, capelettes, and hairbows. It was great fun had by all!”
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