Ooh la la! Planning a Parisian Bridal Shower

Bonjour, mon ami! If you know a bride who thinks Paris is the definition of romance, then we have ideas for a Parisian Bridal Shower that will make her feel like she’s being swept away on a vespa ride through the city of love.

This bridal shower plan isn’t as dramatic as the one in the movie “Bridesmaids” — there will be no giant cookies. However, there are plenty of pastels, sweets, and romantic lighting. Shower the bride will the glamor of Paris and she’ll be feeling l’amour!

Let’s go on a getaway to the most romantic city on earth. Let AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com be your tour guide as we help you plan the perfect Parisian bridal shower!


It’s called the language of love…

Here’s a printable list of French phrases the lucky couple can use on their honeymoon! Just right click to save and print.

…And now, for the Parisian planning!



DIY Party Decorations

Pretty Paper LanternsFirst, you must make your decorations, which should be feminine, delicate, and decadent. Decorate with florals like these Pretty Paper Lanterns and French Twist Fabric Flowers. Use Pretty Paper Pomanders as centerpieces. Finally, make DIY Party Bags for Macarons; you’ll need those for Step 2.

French Twist Fabric Flowers
Pretty Paper Pomanders
Pretty Paper Lanterns
DIY Party Bags for Macarons





Easy Party Recipes

Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops Bon appetit! Serve Midnight in Paris French Martinis alongside your main course, Blueberry Smoked Turkey Baguettes. For dessert, offer Floral Shower Cupcakes and Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops in the DIY Party Bags for Macarons from Step 1.

Strawberry Macaron Flower Pops
Floral Shower Cupcakes
Blueberry Smoked Turkey Baguette
Midnight in Paris French Martini


DIY Party Favors

Mix Your Own FragranceFrance is known for its high-end perfumes, so give the bridal shower guests some DIY Pretty Perfume Bottles filled with fragrance you mixed yourself. Learn How to Make Exfoliating Soap as well, and place it all in French Wedding Favor Bags as a luxuriant gift.

French Wedding Favor Bags
DIY Pretty Perfume Bottles
Mix Your Own Fragrance
How to Make Exfoliating Soap



DIY Party Activities

How to Arrange Rose CenterpiecesBegin your Parisian bridal shower with an activity that doubles as wedding prep! Your guests can learn How to Arrange Rose Centerpieces, and you can choose the best arrangement to make again for your wedding reception. Play some fun games with this Wedding Mad Libs Printable and Shower Smash Book Game. For more bridal shower games, check out this list from Life on the Homestead.

How to Arrange Rose Centerpieces
Wedding Mad Libs Printable
Shower Smash Book Game
Printable Bridal Shower Games



What makes Paris so romantic?

Link Love: Crafts for a Party

My idea of “partying” has changed a lot. These days, I’m much more interested in sharing a good meal with close friends. In fact, I’ve found that sometimes the best nights are spent sitting around, laughing and talking. In my opinion, decorating and crafting can take an ordinary night to the next level. Pretty homemade favors, cool tablescapes and fun photo ops help create a fun and memorable experience.

When hosting a party, it’s important that you set the mood with fun decor and colorful touches. You don’t need a lot of expensive supplies for these projects, so round up what you have and use your creativity. An Origami Paper Chain doesn’t take long to make and only requires a few easy-to-find-materials. You can coordinate the paper for these garlands for a graduation (school colors) or a sports-themed event (team colors). In addition to delightful decor, a party isn’t complete without refreshments. Find an old cart or side table at a thrift store and cover it in chalkboard paint. Have guests leave notes or drink orders on your Chalkboard Party Cart – you’ll have fun reading the messages when the party is over! Another fun idea for a party at home? Party hats! C’mon, this is your chance to get a little silly, so why not take advantage? Use an ice cream cone to create an Ice Cream Party Hat – you’ll love taking pictures and posing with your awesome design.

There’s never a bad reason to have a party, so gather up your closest friends and family members for a DIY celebration. Save money and time before the event and create a few fun crafts that will help make it a night to remember.

  1. Pastel Dipped Milk Bottle Vases from Say Yes To Hoboken
  2. DIY Washi Tape Silverware from The Merry Thought
  3. Baby Block Photo Holder from Something Is Done
  4. Woodsy Cupcake Stand from The Lovely Cupboard
  5. Washi Tape Paper Lanterns from A Casarella
  6. DIY Serving Tray from The Flair Exchange
  7. Mini Bunting from Me and Mr. Jones
  8. Comic Bubbles from Crew & Lu
  9. Disposable Gilded Cups from Running Blonde

Link Love: Pretty Party Decorations

I’m in the mood for a party, aren’t you? Well, you’re in luck: here are some super cute (and inexpensive and easy) party decoration ideas I’ve seen around the web lately. Which is your favorite?

  1. Yarn Ball Lights from Kim’s Kandy Kreations
  2. Colorful Backdrop from Style Me Pretty
  3. Paper Sphere Centerpiece from Better Homes and Gardens
  4. Art Party Decor from The Pleated Poppy
  5. Giant Paper Flower Bouquet from Creative Jewish Mom
  6. Paper Bag Lanterns from Landee See, Landee Do
  7. Paper Rosettes from Transient Expression
  8. Cupcake Liner Garland from Project Wedding
  9. Petal Pendant Light from inchmark

Homemade Hawaiian Luau

We celebrated my aunt’s 65th birthday in true Hawaiian style this weekend. She’s a member of a local ukelele club, so the theme was fitting. The party-planners had purchased leis for everyone to wear at the party, and many decorations that laced the indoor and outdoor areas. Luaus are popular summer party themes, whether or not you have any Hawaiian heritage – they’re fun and inexpensive! I wish there was more DIY Hawaiian decor out there – any recommendations?

We had used these invitations for the party, to get the word out that this was a Hawaiian luau! The stamps we used were a bit different, but the local craftstore always has something reminiscent of this theme, so don’t worry about that!

The party was a big hit – it was a surprise – and she was definitely surprised! The scorching weekend heat made us feel more like we were on the islands, except there wasn’t a body of water nearby to give us some cool relief. To document all the fun we had, I found these scrapbook pages from Etsy that will make great backgrounds for all the pictures we took!