A Parisian First Birthday

I am over the moon excited (and nervous) to finally launch my lifestyle blog!! And even more excited to launch it with my daughter’s Parisian themed first birthday party. Adorably titled…Ooh La La Zuri is 1!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (say hey here!) then you know that this past year has been both the best and hardest year of my life. Nothing can really prepare you for life as a first-time mum. From my failed breastfeeding attempts to bouts of depression, I really wanted to celebrate Zuri’s first birthday and my first year as a mother in a special way.

My bestie Lauren, and I came up with a Parisian theme while on a girls trip to France. From the Crêperie station, Laduree themed Pâtisserie and the Angelina inspired Chocolat Chaud (hot coco) cart, I incorporated some of my fave things about Paris into the decor.

Guests selected sweet and savory crêpes at our all you can eat crêperie station from Two Crepes. Our drink carts contained a hot chocolate station and a signature mocktail bar with lavender and rose infused lemonade. My favorite element of the party was the guest favor. We brought in a boutique perfumer to create signature perfume. Guests first selected their base scent and then added in top and middle notes like gardenia, bergamot and patchouli to create their own custom fragrance. It was perfection!

So, what do you think? Did we nail the theme or nah?

Vendor ♡:

Event Planning: Elle Audrey New York

Event Design: Makini Regal Designs

Venue: J Loft Events

Draping: Perez Events

Furniture: Glam Party Rentals

Children’s Furniture:  Petite Seats

Cake: B Cake NY

Desserts: Mayras Cake Pops

Macaroons: Sweet Little Sweets

Balloon Décor: Poparazzi Balloons

Fabricator: Joseph Valentino

Caterers: Two Crepes

Stationery: NoirStyle Invites

Photography: Bufotos

Videography: Mae B. Films

DJ: Exeqtive Entertainment

Perfumer:  Claire Lewis

Makeup:  Danielle Henry

Pillow Decals: Party Presentation



  1. Lindsay says

    You completely nailed the theme and knocked it out of the park!

    Which vendor provided the gift boxes or custom labels? That was a beautiful touch!

  2. Shirita says

    You did an excellent job!!! I have a little Zuri as well and she will be one in April. Thank you for sharing!! Motherhood is the best hood!!🙌🏾

  3. Letitia says

    HECK YES YOU NAILED THE THEME!!! I. ALSO THINK I GUESS THE THEME LOL. This party looks perfect 👌🏾 such an amazing and chic looking 1st birthday. It is amazing.

    I’m glad you finally launched!!

  4. Philip Berry says

    As you know, I lived in Paris for three years. You definitely nailed it. Superb job. C’est manifique!

  5. Stephanie Blanc says

    C’est tres bon! Beautifully chic! Yes sometimes, life throws us curve balls and we go through periods of depression (especially in our industry :-(), however if we lean on God and not of our own understanding then we will always prevail! I think you’re doing a fantastic job and you make it look so easy! Congrats on all your accomplishments and being a mom (the greatest accomplishment of all)! <3

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