Best Kids Parties: Parisian Flea Market

Best Kids Parties: Parisian Flea Market

Carrie McBride
Sep 19, 2011

Oui! Oui! We can practically smell the café au lait and fresh baguettes. Alexis tells us about this uniquely themed party for her daughter: Inspired by my regular trips to the Alameda Antiques Fair, I planned a party for Storey with a Parisian flea market theme.

The invites came together with a little time invested on my home computer (and Paper Source stationery). I decorated with odds and ends found at the fair - anything that could serve as a garland would do well to spruce up the site we'd reserved at Oakland's Lake Temescal. I also incorporated some terrific Etsy finds.

We had Parisian cafe music playing and I even made my husband schlep in my grandmother's vintage highchair. Guests enjoyed made-to-order crepes, a game of cornhole (vintage-inspired fabric bean bags, of course!) and a dip in the lake (or a beverage bin) to cool off. As a favor, we offered a mini succulent for each person to take to take home.

Thanks Alexis!

(Images: Reader Alexis)

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