Best Kids Parties: Parisian Flea Market

Best Kids Parties: Parisian Flea Market

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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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