Ooh la la! Our super French-ified Madeline party was yesterday and it was tres fantastique! This was truly a collaborative effort with Ryam, the hostess with the mostess. She came with tons of ideas and inspiration found on the web (a majority coming from Kate Landers Event's gorgeous Madeline party - see it here) and had a hand in many of the creative details. Plus she is an Amazon goddess with a terrific spirit and great sense of humor (I'm a major fan, if you can't tell). So the whole planning process was a really enjoyable experience. Below are pics from the sweetest little soiree for a four year old's birthday. Enjoy!
We set the tone for a Parisian rendezvous with these hand made passport invitations featuring the party details and the birthday girl's mug shot inside.
Extra Madeline pages for stamping.
Guests were greeted at the customs station to get their passports stamped with a fleur de lis upon entrance.
The dessert buffet
Tissue poms and pennant banner detail
Teeny tiny pennant banner
The birthday girl's nickname
Three layer lemon and raspberry cake.
The lemonade bar
Miniature mason jar drinking glasses
Hair bands make perfect Madeline napkin rings!
The kids' bistro food station
Fleur de lis PB and Js and Cheez-It cones
The over the top kids' bistro room! Ryam went crazy at Ikea and snapped up these yellow side tables for just $6 a piece, which was actually less expensive than renting and looked so flipping cute! Red and blue rental chairs and sweet floral centerpieces really set the stage of being in a Parisian cafe.
Adorable Madeline hats made by the hostess.
The older boys' table
Amazing red suitcases - total splurge!
Luggage tag name tags
Eiffel Tower cookie detail by Oh, Sugar!
Watercolor art gallery
Feed the bone to Genevieve
Cookie decorating station.
Spontaneous funny face contest.
Happy birthday Mimi!