Today various cities and countries all over the world are celebrating Bastille Day (or La Fête Nationale, as it’s formally called). In France the sky is often lit up with fireworks, and the streets are filled with parades, festivities and celebrations from dusk ’til dawn. What I would give to be in Paris during the Bastille Day Military Parade. But no matter where you are, from Baltimore to San Francisco, you can most certainly find a way to celebrate this occasion even if it means throwing a Bastille Day party of your own. All you need is a little blue, white and red … and food, of course.
Cannelle et Vanille: Raspberry + Pink Peppercorn Macarons
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Picture the Eiffel Tower lit up against the night sky with a colorful explosion of fireworks surrounding it in the country’s patriotic hues of blue, white and red. This annual display on July 14th marks a significant event in France’s history: the start of the French Revolution in 1789 and the invasion of the Bastille. Now known as Bastille Day, this national holiday signifies the end of the monarchy and oppression for the people of France. Much like Independence Day festivities in America, the French celebrate by attending large-scale public events with parades, dances, balls, communal meals, music performances and impressive firework displays. So in honor of Bastille Day, we’ve found our favorite French-inspired treats and decor to show our love for the blue, white and red.
Eiffel Tower Sundae: Future Momo; Patriotic Macarons: Pampers, Play Dates & Parties; Fireworks Cookies: The Decorated Cookie
Paris Print: Etsy/Magalerie; Fleur de Lis Magnet: Etsy/Mouhot Designs; Patriotic Cockades: Craftster; Bon Appetit Pillow: Etsy/AlexandraFerguson; Cobalt Toile Napkins: Etsy/EmmaDear; Eiffel Tower Wall Art: Etsy/VinylWallAccents
Let us know how you celebrate Bastille Day. (I’ll be consuming creme brulee using this delicious recipe from Food Network.)