The Cake: You don't have to be a Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef to make a fancy French cake. Prepare your daughter's favorite cake flavor, blanket it in pink frosting, then top it with a paper Eiffel Tower printed from these twotemplates on metallic silver paper (use the greyscale option when printing).
The Food: Serve French café treats like baguettes and croissants with jam and Nutella; cheese and crackers; chocolate-dipped strawberries; grapes; and sparkling French lemonade. You can even write the menu (or at least a few words) in French on a chalkboard easel -- your guests will get a kick out of trying to translate it.
The Activities: Set up a Paris-inspired stained glass window coloring station using printouts of Paris cathedrals and pages cut from beautifully illustrated Dover mini stained glass coloring books (try these: Fun to Color, Little Geometric, Little Mandalas, and Starbursts) and buckets of markers. Then let your budding Monets paint Impressionist-style paintings using cotton swabs, washable tempera paint and squares of watercolor paper. Get them up and moving by playing pin the butterfly on the Eiffel Tower.