Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fancy Nancy Party

How was everyone's long weekend!?
Ours was wonderful!  I truly enjoyed the whole weekend, especially when we got to celebrate my little girl's 5th birthday!  She, of course, was counting down the days until her birthday and I think she had a great time and loved seeing everyone at her party.
That said, I thought I'd give you the party details of her Fancy Nancy themed birthday party.

If you're not familiar with 'Fancy Nancy' books, it's basically about a little girl who loves everything fancy and posh!  Let's get started!
First of all, we decided to do an outdoor party this year.  It was such a warm summer, I figured the weather would be great and the kids would have a blast playing and doing activities outside.
What happened?
We got rained out.  Yep.  Our worst fear for the day of the party..
My daughter was even praying about the weather!  
Fortunately, the kids were able to enjoy the set up for a short while until we started to really get the rain.
So here are some of the shots we did get of the party (you may even notice the wetness due to the drizzle we started getting).
As the guests arrived, they were able to go and get fancy at the 'dress up table'.  The place to adorn yourself with boas and pearls and ascots for the boys.

We included the outdoor chalkboard by writing a happy birthday message and adding some ribbon garland. We also set out a table with chalk for the kids to play with.

The ribbon garland included all the colors for the party: shades of purple, white, pink and orange.  

The pearls were adorned with ruffled flower clips.

The kids table included the hats (which were to be decorated later) and feather plume pens for each child. 

Everyone got their own seat with a framed place card.

The birthday girl was ecstatic at how 'fancy' everything was.  

The beverage table with coffee and orange punch.

The 'fancy' plastic cups.

The dessert table was a little different this time.  I used a desk/hutch I found at a thrift store.  I painted and distressed the knobs and gave it a good clean.  That's it!  I love an easy furniture makeover!

The cake was made from my ever talented sister from Candy & Cake.

Polkadot teapot sugar cookies.

Color coordinated licorice bites.

Dreamsicle pudding parfaits.

Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream sat upon the ribbon trimmed cupcake stands.

Strawberry Cheesecake jellybeans.

I wanted to use teacups for the girls, but I couldn't find any within my budget.  There was 8 kids in total and spending $4 each was a little much for one event, so I cheaped out and bought espresso cups (in a pack of 8) and decorated them with washi tape along the bottoms to pretty them up.

Other candies were yogurt covered blueberries and grape sour candies.

Marshmallow pops.

I found a quote that I thought was appropriate that I created a printable with for the table as well.  Stay tuned for the freebie!

Once the kids got 'fancy', we had some fancy nancy coloring and activity sheets (found here) for them to do.

They loved using their feather plume pens.

And the boys looked especially dapper in their ascots and hats!

Like I said, we got rained out, so we all moved indoors for the remainder of the party.
We continued on with the hat decorating.  Lots of fake and fabric flowers, fabrics, ribbons, feathers and rhinestones were used to make their hats their own.

After a quick game of 'Pass the Teapot' (which is just like 'hot potato' except with a play set teapot), the kids went back to crafting and created some beaded necklaces.

The kids took a quick break to play dress up then we did the gift opening and finished off with some cake.

Aside from the rain, the kids had fun, but most importantly the birthday girl was happy!

Hope you all have a great week!
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SweetPepperRose said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW what a pretty snazzy party! and they guys were invited, too! That's so sweet :) You have some very cool ideas, not to mention that awesome desk makeover - love your fenced in back yard, too!

Candy and Cake said... Best Blogger Tips

Turned out super cute as always! Great to see the pics....was waiting impatiently! :)
Was very fancy...Fancy Nancy would be proud! As Keona was of her special day!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

Very fancy indeed! Looks like a great day, one that she'll never forget~

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks SO CUTE!! Love all the little details. So amazing!!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful party - love all the details! The hutch works perfect for serving your desserts! Love a guy in an argyle sweeter vest! :)

Printabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

All the decorations are so gorgeous! And the chalkboard was a really fun touch, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty! I threw a Fancy Nancy party a while back, but yours is amazingly fancy. I just love all the little details.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! popped over from pincushion creations- new follower!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts. You were featured today!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

OH WOW!!! Now that's my kind of party!! AMAZING!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Danielle Wagasky said... Best Blogger Tips

What an adorable party;) too cute

Ann @ The Scrapbooking Housewife said... Best Blogger Tips

What a simply fabulous fancy party!! My daughter loves Fancy Nancy and this would be a perfect party for her!! :) We have the same hutch for my daughter's dresser...LOVE how you decorated it for the party!!

Tulip TrueAim said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing. Any little girls dream party! Stopping by from Inspire Me Friday. Hope to see you at True Aim!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said... Best Blogger Tips

Awwww.... Everything looks so cute and even the boys look like they had a great time!!

Stacia Liechty said... Best Blogger Tips

My girls would love this! Such a cute idea. You did an amazing job! THe ruffle cake is awesome!

Jen @ frazzled 5 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so dern cute. We love Fancy Nancy in our home too! Love the cake, cookies all the details are perfect.
New Follower,
Jen @ frazzled5

Tami Von Zalez said... Best Blogger Tips

That Fancy Nancy illustration is beyond cute and the way you translated it to the party - well done!

Popped in from Fab Friday.


Lady Behind The Curtain said... Best Blogger Tips

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your adorable little girls party has been chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday #57! Thanks for sharing your party ideas with us! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm loving this party! I found you through tatertots and jello and I too linked up a party. Very cute and creative in every way!

michelle kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE this sweet, whimsical party! Simply must recreate for my little Fancy Nancy!

Thanks so much for linking up on my Tuesday Destination: Inspiration. I always find cool inspiration here on Vixen Made!

Blessings, Michelle

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic party! I just LOVE the desk/hutch with all of the super cute treats :)

I would love it if you would stop by Martha Mondays and link up!



InvitationCelebration said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful details, especially love the ruffled cake!


Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

I love each and every last perfect little detail.

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, this was so precious! I love it! Great job!
Angie from www.marigoldmom.com

Kim @ The Sasse Life said... Best Blogger Tips

This party is absolutely darling! Thanks so much for sharing! Stop by the blog later today, you are being featured!


Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved this so much I had to feature it: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/09/features.html

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness - this is one fancy party! I LOVE all the details - what a lucky little girl!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it girl! Once again fabulous job! That hutch is awesome!

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful party! You did an amazing job. I would love to feature you on my brand new party blog. If your interested please let me know. missmaggiesplace(@)yahoo(dot)com.

Ladybird Ln said... Best Blogger Tips

What an incredible (that is fancy for really really great) party! We love Fancy Nancy at our house to! I showed you off tonight at my party!


Lelanie Denso said... Best Blogger Tips

what a lovely party! happy birthday to your pretty girl! Thanks for sharing this with us. We have featured this project at the Crafty Saturday Party. do stop by and grab a featured button if you fancy so.


Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh wow. Love it all. Where was Fancy Nancy when my Lizzie was small? :D Especially Love the garland and the cupboard with all the photo worthy food displayed..
Thanks so much for linking this up to BeColorful

Jamiel Maze said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome ideas! where did you find the hats for the boys?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much! I found them at our local dollar store.

Jamiel Maze said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks so much for the quick reply!

Cheree said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you find the hats for the girls?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

I ordered them at Halo Heaven, here's the link: http://www.haloheaven.com/mobile/default.aspx#P41528

bapgyrl said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this party--I'm planning a Fancy Nancy for my daughter in a couple of weeks. Wondering if you made the plume pens or purchased them? if you bought them, may I ask where? I'm not very crafty ;) Thanks!

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks! I did make them. Here's the tutorial: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/08/feather-plume-pens.html

Hydee Kagan said... Best Blogger Tips

Precious party! I'm planning a Fancy Nancy party for my daughter's 4th birthday and am looking for hats like you have. Do you recall where you found them?? Thanks!!

Hydee Kagan said... Best Blogger Tips
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vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Hydee Kagan. I bought them online at www.haloheaven.com . Have fun!!

Monica Kirk said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful party! I am working on a fancy party for my daughter's fourth birthday. I love the hat craft! How did you have them attach the ribbons and flowers to the hats? I want something that will hold and I adore my hot glue gun but I am very afraid of 4-6 year olds around hot glue, even if I'm the one doing it. Seems like most strong adhesives would take too long to dry or not be safe for little girls to handle. Ahhh, please advise!

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Monica Kirk We just used hot glue guns. We had two or three adults helping the kids. I think the next best bet is just white glue. You'll have to wait for it to dry but it works pretty good.

5123170 said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so fun! Where did you find the little picture frames that you used as name cards?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@5123170 Thanks! I picked them up from Michaels craft store, in their dollar bins!

Tori said... Best Blogger Tips

How did you have the kids attach their flowers, ribbons etc to the hats? Did you have a glue you recommend?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

We had a few adults around and helped with a hot glue gun. Not sure what would work for a kid safe option though.