It's My Party! Our Favorite Birthday Themes for Girls

Celebrate your girl's birthday in style with these cute, creative (and easy!) birthday ideas. (17 Photos)

Amy Leibrock on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:49AM

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It's My Party! Our Favorite Birthday Themes for Girls

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Whether she's into crepes or croissants, a Paris-themed birthday party -- like this one from Let's Explore -- is de rigueur for any petite Francophile.

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 two templates 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.

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