This past weekend I hosted a birthday party for my husband. We went with a French Happy Hour theme as sort of a nod to the time we spent in France, BC(before children). For the decor, I used what I already had, and was so pleased with the result. Hope you like it!
- A little taste of France: Goat cheese toasts w/caramelized onions, Brie tarts with strawberry preserves, mini quiches, and “french” fries served in paper cones with a fleur de lis embelishment.
- An old suit case was used to serve the toasts out of, and pictures from our trip created a ‘banner’ above.
- The dessert table served up fruit tartlets, palmiers, croquembouche, and these divine macarons from Petites Bouchees. I chose the chocolate-espresso butter cream, and the hazelnut-caramel. Delicious!
- I used drawers to display the macarons, an urn for height and to hold the palmiers, and a frame fitted with ‘post card’ scrapbook paper to hold the fruit tarts.
- Other decorative elements were a globe, some French books I picked up in Paris, and a candelabra hanging above.
- Take home favors consisted of various monogrammed items: note pads, coaster sets, and note cards. The bags were wrapped with coordinating paper used throughout the party, and a monogram tag was attached with Fleur de lis wax seal.
- Another vintage suit case was used to help display the favors.