To celebrate your love for your friends, family, and significant other, why not host a trés chic, I love Paris themed Valentine’s Day party this year?! From decadent desserts (like chocolate croissants and strawberry cookies) to a delicious signature cocktail (such as a “Mimosa Mon Amour”) and French Champagne, a Paris themed Valentine’s Day party is the perfect way to show your love on February 14th.
I Love Paris Themed Valentine’s Day Party
Featured in this Inspirations & Celebrations’ entertaining guide are easy tips and fun-filled ideas on ways to make your Paris themed Valentine’s Day party a smashing success.
Since love is sweet, plan your menu around an array of gourmet desserts. From traditional flaky French croissants (filled with rich, dark chocolate chunks) to heart-healthy Omega Passion Chocolates (that are bursting with flavor and antioxidants), nothing wins your loved ones’ hearts like tasty treats.
To make your Paris themed Valentine’s Day party-planning easier (especially when you’re limited on time), Williams-Sonoma has created ready-to-bake, premium Chocolate Croissants. These gourmet-tasting, petite pastries are prepared by hand with all-natural ingredients. They go straight from your freezer to the oven without a minute of proofing and bake up light and airy, with a delicate flaky texture, a hint of buttery richness, and a filling of rich Beligan Callebaut chocolate.
For guests who want to indulge, while still watching their weight and being health-conscious, Omega Innovations has whipped up flavorful, low-calorie (and guilt-free) chocolates that satisfy chocolate cravings, while providing heart-healthy omega-3, fiber, and antioxidants. Developed with love by two Doctors, (Bo Martinsen and Anne-Marie Chalmers), their line of Omega Passion dark chocolates and gluten-free Omega Heaven cookies hit the sweet spot, while providing essential nutrients and health-boosting ingredients. Lined up in rows on white serving platters, these sweet treats look especially appealing.
For those who prefer to pass on the chocolate, but indulge on a different type of delicacy, the Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies from Pepperidge Farm are a delightful way to enjoy the day of love. A rich, buttery cookie gets an upgrade with a strawberry-filled center. These bite-sized desserts are so good, you can’t stop at just one! To make them look even more beautiful, display them on a porcelain cake pedestal for an upscale look.
From sparkling French Champagne to a sweet-and-tangy Mimosa recipe your guests will fall in love with, all you need for your Paris themed Valentine’s Day party are a few special beverages that will quench their thirst and add a bit of bubbly to your soirée.
Mimosa Mon Amour Recipe:
A spin on a traditional Mimosa (which has Orange Juice mixed with sparkling wine), this pink-hued cocktail is a delightful drink that infuses strawberry lemonade with Champagne.
To create this beverage, simply fill-up a Champagne glass half-way with Strawberry Lemonade; and the balance with chilled Brut Champagne (featured above is the affordable and delectable, gold-metal winning Le Grand Courtâge’s Premium French Sparkling Wine).
For a pop of vibrant color (and a bit more flavor), drop-in a fresh-cut strawberry as the finishing touch.
For guests who love their bubbly without any extras, offer them a choice of Brut Champagne and Rosé (like the exquisite Blanc de Blanc and Rosé Brut from Le Grand Courtâge). Created by an American woman who moved to France to pursue her passion for wine-making, the romantic story behind Le Grand Courtâge refers to a “courtship” between French and American wine culture, the old and new world, grapes from different terroirs; and, as a result, the “courtship” of life and love.
Their line of French sparkling wines are described as “dry, crisp, yet fruit forward wine with very balanced flavors”, making them the perfect offering at a Paris themed Valentine’s Day party.
For guests who don’t want to indulge in an adult-friendly beverage (or who might be expecting), offer them Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate juice from Martinelli’s. This non-alcoholic drink is bursting with flavor, and when served in a Champagne glass, the fizzing bubbles make your guests feel like their sipping on a sparkling cocktail.
To add a stylish touch to your table, chic black-and-white chevron print paper napkins and coordinating plates from Party City add a lively dose of pattern without conflicting with your other decorations.
When it’s time to bid your guests adieu, present them with festive Parisian-inspired, stylish party favors (like a trés chic compact mirror and cosmetic bag from the new Inspirations & Celebrations Collection available on Zazzle), packaged in glittered gift bags they’ll love from Papermart.
If you have extra desserts left-over as the party is winding down, package them up in adorable striped cardboard gift boxes to send your guests home with.
Cheers to a fun-filled and festive Valentine’s Day party, shared with the people you love! For more fabulous entertaining tips and party-planning ideas, check out the Entertaining Section on Inspirations & Celebrations.
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