Plan A Chic And Elegant Paris-Themed Bridal Shower: 8 Ideas

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A Paris-themed bridal shower is a display of understated elegance and romance. Transporting the bride-to-be and her guests to the enchanting streets of Paris, this celebration is filled with chic decor, delectable cuisine, and delightful activities.

From the invitations to the favors, every detail exudes the charm of the City of Love and Light. Let’s explore how to plan the perfect Parisian-themed party with some bridal shower inspiration.

Parisian Bridal Shower Invitations: Set the Perfect Tone

Bridal shower invitations that capture the essence of Parisian elegance are the perfect choice to kick off the celebration. You can opt for designs featuring iconic Paris motifs, such as toile (a traditional decorated heavy cotton fabric), or landmarks like the Eiffel Tower.

Incorporating soft colors, delicate florals, or elegant typography are all key elements to evoke a sense of romance for the bride-to-be’s shower.

Dreamy Toile

Dreamy Toile invite

Silhouette Bridal

Silhouette Bridal invite

Traditional Bridal

Traditional Bridal invite

She Said Oui!

She Said Oui! invite

Sweet Stripes 

Sweet Stripes invite

Romantic Ornament

Romantic Ornament invite

Chic Parisian Decor Ideas

Create a beautiful, Paris-inspired setting with lush blooms on simple tablescapes, with table numbers in classic script. Helium balloons in soft pastel hues, covered with tulle and tied with ribbon tails with ‘papillons’, add a whimsical touch. 

Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign Paris Themed

French-Inspired Table Runner 

French-inspired table runner 

Papillons Charms

Papillons charms

Balloon Ribbon Tails

Balloon Ribbon Tails

Hang black and white photos of the bride-to-be and her loved ones along banners for a nostalgic backdrop. Adding a touch of French tradition with bay leaves enhances the theme. 

Photo Banners

Photo Banners Paris Themed

Bay Leaf Wreaths

Bay Leaf Wreaths

At the end of the day, keep it simple—understated and stunning decorations are perfectly Parisian! 

French Cuisine for Your Parisian Bridal Shower

Inspire the senses with the flavors of France at your Parisian-themed bridal shower! A decadent selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats, accompanied by crispy baguettes and cornichons, is a must. Want to elevate the experience? Add a tantalizing butter board featuring flavored butters and spreads!

For savory snacks, bite-sized onion tartlets and classic beef tartare make for perfect on-theme options. And pastries are an absolute must – transport your guests to a Parisian café with buttery croissants, pain au chocolat, and an array of sweet and savory pastries. 

For your dessert boards? Macarons are a perfect fit! You could even create a DIY crepe station for guests to customize their sweet and savory creations.

With these mouthwatering offerings on the menu, your Paris-themed bridal shower will capture the essence of French cuisine and sophistication.

Butter Board

Butter Board

Onion Tartlets

Onion Tartlets

Beef Tartare

Beef Tartare

Crepe Bar

Crepe Bar

MODERN MOH TIP: Maybe the bride-to-be has had enough cake? Then Croquembouche is the answer! This dessert is a fun and beautiful display of filled choux pastry puffs piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. Bon Appetit! 

Parisian-Inspired Drinks

Elevate your Parisian bridal shower with sophisticated beverages inspired by French culture. Start with champagne or sparkling wine to add a touch of elegance. You can even add a personal touch with custom champagne bottle labels, creating a unique memento for the bride-to-be.

Custom Champagne Label

Custom Champagne Label

Custom Champagne Bottle

Custom Champagne Bottle

Classic cocktails like the French 75 or a Kir Royale offer timeless flair and an Aperol Spritz bar provides a refreshing option for guests seeking a lighter drink. Mix it up with adorable butterfly stirrers.

For the ultimate French vibe, include Une Fontaine de Champagne, a magnificent sparkling wine fountain that will leave guests in awe!

Champagne Tower


Plastic Coupes for Safe Champagne Towers

Plastic Coupes

With these exquisite drink options, your French-themed bridal shower will exude elegance and charm, creating unforgettable memories for all who attend. Cheers to love and laughter!

MODERN MOH TIP: When toasting, remember to make eye contact. It’s believed to bring good luck and positive vibes. Keep those gazes locked and enjoy the celebration together! Santé!

Paris-themed Bridal Shower Games

Keep the festivities lively with a selection of Parisian-themed games:

  • Create a round of Scattegories that includes Parisian-inspired categories to test creativity and quick thinking. From famous landmarks to French cuisine, this game is sure to spark laughter and friendly competition.
  • Get guests giggling with Bridal Mad Libs, a hilarious twist on the classic word game. Guests fill in the blanks with silly adjectives, nouns, and verbs to create laugh-out-loud stories about the bride-to-be and her upcoming nuptials.
  • Transport guests back to their childhood with a game of Cup Ball, a traditionally French game that’s both fun and nostalgic. Players work to toss a ball into cups attached by a string… it’s harder than it looks…
  • Embrace the spirit of Parisian café culture with Pétanque, a beloved French pastime similar to bocce ball. Set up a makeshift court and challenge guests to a friendly match, filled with strategy and plenty of joie de vivre!


Bridal Shower Scattergories_square

Bridal Mad Libs

bridal mad libs printable

Cup Ball

Cup Ball



Chic Themed Prize Ideas

Reward game winners with chic and thoughtful prizes that reflect the charm of the theme. Luxurious loose-leaf teas or stylish tote bags with French-inspired phrases (perfect for carrying home a baguette!) make great gifts. 

You could also go the pamper route, with luxurious hand creams infused with delicate scents inspired by provincial gardens, or candles are always a winner. Or elevate at-home cocktail experiences with premium cocktail mixers, offering sophistication with every sip.

Hand Cream

Hand Cream

Withco Cocktail Mixer

With Co Cocktail Mixer

Thoughtful Parisian-Themed Gifts

Show your appreciation for the bride with thoughtful gifts celebrating her love for Parisian style. A beautifully crafted guest book adorned with personal details is perfect for cherishing messages from loved ones for years to come. Or how about a stylish woven bag? It would be great for carrying essentials on the honeymoon or to the flower market. 

Guest Book

Guest Book Paris-themed

Woven Bag

Woven Bag

Do you have a bride-to-be with an inner Coco Chanel? Then maybe a custom jewelry box for her important accessories or a personalized perfume bottle with her initials or wedding date, would make for timeless keepsakes. Or help her French styling with a gorgeous hand-embroidered beret?

Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

Engraved Perfume Bottle

Engraved Perfume Bottle

French Beret

French Beret

MODERN MOH TIP: Indulge the bride with the luxurious gift of caviar, bringing a taste of Parisian opulence and sophistication to her celebration!

Say Merci Beaucoup! With These Favors

Paris-themed themed bag

Say Merci and send guests home with favors that reflect the theme. You can try miniature bottles of high-quality olive oil from French regions to provide a taste of the Mediterranean. Want other options? How about beautifully designed matchboxes featuring the names of the happy couple or a French skincare staple with luxurious facial mist. 

Macarons in elegant boxes or fragrant lavender sachets paired with vintage-style postcards featuring iconic Parisian landmarks are also perfect on-theme parting gifts. You can add some Eiffel Tower charms to complete the package.

With any of these charming favors, guests will depart the bridal shower with cherished reminders of the French Vibes made that day. We just don’t recommend going all “Bridesmaids” on us and giving away puppies!

Olive Oils

Olive Oil


Lavender Sachets

Facial Mist

Evian Facial Mist



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a French-inspired bridal shower for?

A Paris-themed bridal shower is typically organized for a bride-to-be who has a fondness for French culture, romance, and elegance. It’s perfect for someone who dreams of strolling along the cobblestone streets of Paris, indulging in gourmet cuisine, and embracing the sophisticated charm of Parisian aesthetics.

When should you have a Parisian bridal shower?

Typically, bridal showers are held a few weeks to a few months before the wedding date. This allows enough time for the bride to enjoy the celebration without feeling overwhelmed with last-minute wedding preparations. 

For a Parisian bridal shower, spring and fall are great seasons to create the sense of Paris! However, there are no strict rules regarding the timing of a Parisian themed bridal shower, so it ultimately comes down to what works best for the bride, her schedule, and her guests. 

Paris-themed decor

Where can you have a French-themed wedding shower?

A Paris-themed bridal shower can be hosted at various venues that evoke the elegance and charm of Paris. Outside the typical event spaces and private residences, here are some fun ideas: 

Local Café: Rent out a cozy café with charming décor, and intimate seating similar to the ones you see in Paris. Bonus points if they have those cute bistro tables and string lights already included in the decor!

Garden or Outdoor Venue: Choose your own backyard or outdoor venue with lush greenery, blooming flowers, and perhaps even a fountain or gazebo reminiscent of Parisian parks. Want to go even easier, make it a picnic!

Winery or Vineyard: If the bride enjoys wine, consider hosting the bridal shower at a winery or vineyard with French-inspired architecture and scenic views. Arrange for wine tastings, gourmet cheese platters, and vineyard tours to take some of the hassle of planning it all on your own!

Paris-themed drinks and food

Final thoughts …A Parisian Affair to Remember

A Paris-themed bridal shower is a celebration of love, romance, and elegance. From the enchanting decor to the delicious food and delightful activities, every aspect of the event transports guests to the streets of Paris. With thoughtful planning and attention to detail, you can create an unforgettable soirée that the bride-to-be and her guests will cherish for years to come. Très magnifique!

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About the Author

Meet Halea Martin, a seasoned events and weddings specialist with nine years of experience in the industry. Halea has mastered the art of event planning and design, from intimate gatherings to extravagant celebrations. Ensuring each project has its own creativity, elegance, and a meticulous dedication to making memorable moments.

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