Madeline party setting

“We love our bread, we love our butter.
But most of all, we love each other.”

Whether you were drawn in with the adorable book, hooked on the original series from the 90s, or fell in love with the movies that have been remade along the way, there’s no denying that there is something so loveable about this little French girl! If you’re after a birthday party idea with a difference, this stunning Madeline party is sure to hit the spot. Mum, Helena, shares how they pulled together!

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Madeline party room

Helena shares that they were always going to have a Madeline theme for her first birthday as the character is her daughter’s namesake, and she’s just as cheeky and caring as the book character.

Themed Decorations

Madeline party set up

When it comes to parties, there’s nothing better than investing in themed decorations that pull the whole look together. The entire set up is just adorable with the kids chairs, tables cake stand and plinths all provided by Little Luxe Events.

All photos were taken by Sarbury Photo / Design.

Styling, design, cake and desserts were by Babyccino & Co.

Helena had the Madeline and Genevieve and house illustrations done by an illustrator she found on Etsy called Pink Pom Pom Kids.


Helena then used the illustrations across the paper elements (stickers, cupcake toppers etc.) These were designed by her and cut using a silhouette cameo machine.

Madeline party passport

All aboard! Of course, if you’re going to host a Parisian-themed party, then you want to make sure your guests make it to Paris. These passports and boarding passes are the sweetest idea and were nice and easy to make. Helena also designed them and cut using the Silhouette. 

The large house cut out was printed by Vivid Ads. All others were DIY printed at Officeworks, glued to corflute and cut by hand.

Dress-up Station

The only thing better than attending a Madeline party is actually getting to play dress-ups while you’re there. 

The little Madeline capes and Pepito jackets were made by Helena’s very talented mum.


The hats were ordered off eBay and Helena simply added the black bow. You can buy similar hats here.

Madeline Party Food

Food table

Helena had the party catered by Crush Catering who set up an amazing crepe station to suit the theme.

Madeline party patisserie
Madeline party cookies
cheese board


Helena had an entertainer from Superstar Parties dressed as Madeline. They stopped at various Parisian “landmarks” and played a game at each of them. They took a photo of each of the children using an instant camera and stuck it into their passport. They made a stop and the boutique to get their little outfit and hat, they learned to sing a song in French and played pin the bow on Genevieve.

Madeline Cake

Madeline party cake

There is nothing more iconic than the gorgeous little hat the girls wear in the show. This gorgeous cake was made by Helend with the help of her aunt – both amateur bakers. Helena does admit that the stripes were enough to drive her crazy! All the decorations were made with fondant.

Looking for some more fun party themes? Check out this adorable Charlotte’s Web Party, or sing some Moana from the rooftops.

Need more tips when it comes to planning that next important occasion? Check out our DIY party planning checklist and get started today!


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