A Bastille Day Birthday Bash

4 September 2013

When’s the next trip to France? That’s the abiding question for Francophiles.  Plan a visit, map out every last detail, take it all in, grudgingly depart, begin saving (funds and/or vacation days) and organizing the next trip – give or take a few elements, that’s the usual cycle. For Susan Hutchinson, dear friend and inspiration for my Franco File Friday series, the answer is decidedly unclear. With two young twins, travel has become inherently more complicated.

Until an epic holiday with the entire family is feasible, she takes care to infuse her quotidien and celebrate milestones with French flair and spirit.  After all, this is the woman who was campaigning for a Bastille Day delivery date (they were born the 13th in America, middle of the night in France). For her twins’ first birthday, she arranged a Bastille Day bash in Philadelphia with heaps of charming French touches, do-it-yourself decor and delicious bites. The only way to top a party like this is to host one in France! The final result was absolutely beautiful – see for yourself in the full feature on 100 Layer Cakelet.

Have you ever organized a French-themed party?