Party Plans

Jet off to the romance capital of the world, Paris (aka The City of Lights) without the hassle of the airport or the jet lag… Tickle your palate with bubbly cocktails, warm your hearts with classic French fare and chill to a bistro-inspired soundtrack.  French language skills not necessary to faire l’amour!

Champagne cocktails are so Oh là là!   The Kir Royale and French 75 are classic champagne cocktails that after just one sip, you’ll be transported to a cozy little bistro along The Seine.

Don’t stop with the cocktails… pack a  picnic basket complete with a red gingham table cloth and fill it with your favorite French foods like baguettes and cheeses, t traditional cassoulet and bite-sized Macaroons for dessert.

Download a playlist of your favorite iconic French chansons (songs) from Edith Piaf or Serge Gainsbourg to set the tone and transport you to a cozy cabaret-style setting.

  • Kir Royale

    The Kir Royale is one of the most iconic of all Champagne cocktails and is a bubbly variation of a Kir made with white wine and Creme de Cassis, a sweet, dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants.

  • French 75

    French 75 is a WW I era cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five).

  • Formage Picnic

    A romantic “picnic” by the Seine-style menu of French breads and a selection cheeses is a must-have to recreate an authentic Parisian experience.

    Did you know that the three most popular types of French cheese are Camembert Brie and Roquefort?  Try all three with French baguettes and battards.

  • Cassoulet

    Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the south of France, which contains a variety of meats (typically pork sausages, duck or chicken) and white beans (haricots blancs). It is served at Brasseries all around Paris, is the specialty of the house at Brasserie Lipp where Earnest Hemingway was a regular patron.

  • Vegetarian Cassoulet

    Vegetarian Cassoulet is a lighter variation of the classics version prepared with hearty vegetables instead of meats.  The preparations are very similar and the vegetarian Cassoulet is a very satisfying meal even without the meats.

  • French Macarons

    Of course a French-themed picnic menu wouldn’t be complete without Macaroons! You can make your own, which is no easy task especially when your supposed to be on (stay) vacation! Better yet… order an assortment of Parisian Macaroons online (click here)

  • Vintage France Soundtrack

    Though echoing the past, the classic French chanson (song) remains alive and hip with this harmonious collection that will whisk you back in time to an outdoor guingette dance or to a tiny cabaret.  Fans of Piaf and Gainsbourg, or new listeners looking for an introduction to France’s classic gems, will find exactly what they are looking for on Vintage France. (click here to buy)