Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fancy Nancy Party

It is nearly impossible to not fall in love with the wonderfully written Fancy Nancy series, and after reading it you may find it hard to resist the urge to add a little more extravagance to your life. For Sophie's 4th Birthday Party we decided that the most spectacular way to celebrate was dolling up and going Fancy Nancy Style. I owe a Big Thanks to Kirsten. She made this invitation for me....isn't it Glamorous?!?!
Our party consisted of a lot of fuchsia (a fancy word for purple) and exquisite (a fancy word for fancy) ensembles. We had so much fun planning for her party. We picked out lots of pink and purple Ribbon, Streamers, balloons, flowers, fingernail polish, fancy food and Pink Cupcakes. As all our little Fancy Nancy's arrived we read some of the Fancy Nancy Books. Next we played Pin the Jewel on the Tiara, Then we went to Charm School, where they learned to curtsy, to walk with proper posture with books on their heads, to drink with their pinkie fingers lifted and learned some fancy vocabulary and French words. Then we escorted them into the Posh Pampering Salon for their manicures and make-up which consisted of Finger nail Polish and lip gloss. Then we played a Life Size Fancy Nancy Board Game (we took the idea from the Fancy Nancy Big Board Game that Sophie got for Christmas.) The girls had partners and rolled a huge dice. When they got to a station they got Accessories like, rings, bracelets, necklaces, tiara's, purses, earrings, wands...The final station that they got to was the Dinning Hall. The girls were all dolled up and we enjoyed a very fancy luncheon of Mac & Cheese, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Grapes... (I was a little disappointed in Sophie's selection of food...but it was her party after all so I just tried to make these as FANCY as possible. Little Frilly tooth picks can even make hot dogs look Amazing.) The kids loved it...especially Sophie!! She opened presents, then we ate fancy Pink Cupcakes topped with Tiara's. I don't think it could have gone any better....the girls all left wanting more, loaded up with their Fancy Accessories and a Fancy Nancy Coloring Book....which I found here.. http://printables4kids.com/fancy-nancy-printables/ .
It was a success and we probably had way to much fun doing it!!
Doesn't Sophie look just like Fancy Nancy?? Red hair and everything! Soooo Precious!
Of Course I have to include the pictures of the Candace and I having too much fun being Fancy!
Ooh la la!!! Enough said;)

No but seriously, Thank you so much Kirsten, Candace and of course LeGrand!! You were all wonderful...and it was really cute seeing LeGrand trying to make this as special for Sophie as possible...he was the most Fabulous Fancy Nancy Story teller and overall helper I could have asked for!! Such a cute Dad!!

Sophie we love you and are glad you enjoyed all the Frills!!

31 comments:

The Dynamic Trio said...

That picture of you and LeGrand is SO CUTE. Way to go on her party miss creative!! Sophie is such a darling little girl Becca. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!

Bowen Family said...

What a great idea for a party! You do such a great job at making things fun, cute and memorable! I can't believe that she's 4 - wow!

The life of a college girl said...

Becca, it looks like you guys had way too much fun this weekend! I love it! Tell Sophie a late happy birthday for me! I will come visit soon!!! Love you all!

Janelle Ehat said...

So so so much fun!!! I may have to steal this idea! Emily's 4th bday is in April and we always have Princess parties but I think this is so fun to take princess a bit further!! LOVE it!! What fun pictures and it looks like it was such a FUN day!!

Emily said...

way to go Becca! SO cute! Happy fourth birthday Sophie!!! I cant believe how grown up you are! we love you to death. And Kirsten seriously such a professional invite.

Yasmine said...

Are you and Kirsten for hire? I need some party planning help! Seriously, you two could start an event planning company. That party looks like a little girls dream come true!

Tad and Jennifer said...

Cute party Becca! I've never read any of the books with Hannah, looks like I need to. I'm sure she'd love it. I love the picture of you and LeGrand, I think it's awesome that you guy's have so much fun together.

kelly said...

Becca, you are such an amazing party planner! I saw a Fancy Nancy book at Jennifer Ward's house a few weeks ago. I still need to be educated in many things girlie. I can't wait to do girlie parties for Peyt. I wish we could have been there. Love you Sophs!

Bryan and Helga said...

You guys had a blast!! Oh my heavens! That is so fun! I sure love you guys! Sorry we couldn't be there We love you tons and tons Sophie!! xoxo Happy Birthday!

Marci Porter said...

Oh my gosh, Becca! I want you to plan my next party! It looks like you guys had SO MUCH fun! So so cute! You are so creative.

The theme made me think of my mom cause that's my nickname I call her. :)

Kirsten said...

This turned out so cute!!! I need to write down those websites so I can remember them for next year. How am I going to wait a year and a half to do this party!??!??! ;-)

Seriously, everything turned out amazing dahling! You guys did such a cute job and the decorations were amazing. I love the table wtih Sophie's picture. I am so going to do that for Bryn's party in a couple months!! So cute!!!!

And, for the record, you and LeGrand make one fancy shmancy looking couple!! ;-)

Beth said...

Becca, thanks for inviting Clara! She was so excited to go until she realized she'd have to give her present to Sophie forever. She spent about a 1/2 hour crying about it and then fell asleep on my bed 1 min. before I was to load her up in the car to take her to the party. I was excited to see her play with her cousins, and from the looks of things, it looked like she really missed out. Sorry that we couldn't make it! It looks like it was awesome!

Knowles Family said...

SO cute! I love birthdays, and my kids love Fancy Nancy! You're amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca -

I am having a "Fancy Nancy" party for my 5 year old and wanted to know how you made those cute invites, looking to make something like that for her birthday invite. Thanks Janet (smckee6@kc.rr.com)

jennie said...

I too am having a Fancy Nancy party for my 6 year old. Would you be willing to share your secret on those SUPER CUTE invitations?? Thanks! Jennie (donnelly.jennie@gmail.com)

AmyLyn said...

Sorry to join the crowd, but I am also salivating over those invites--please share how Kirsten did them...do you have a rough draft where I could just change the names and dates and address?
amypackard@gmail.com

ufswamp89 said...

Wow! What a party you designed. I love everything you did for the event, especially the invitations. Like so many other posters, are you willing to share how that invitation was designed? I am looking to have a Fancy Nancy party for my daughter McKenna for her 4th birthday February 24th. Shannon

ufswamp89 said...

Oops, I didn't give you my address. Its ufswamp89@yahoo.com
Shannon

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Melanie said...

I just came across your blog from a search on Fancy Nancy party ideas. I would love to know if you have a template you would be willing to share for the fun invite you used? They are darling!I am planning a FN party for my four year old and would love to have invites like these. If you would be willing to share my email is ryan_mel@att.net
Looks like your daughter had a blast!

Rebecca said...

I Love the invite design as well, would you share it with me? rpdrywall@live.com.

Great ideas- Thanks!

Ruth said...

I LOVE the way your party turned out!!! I found your site searching for Fancy Nancy party ideas.

I'd love more info on how you ran the life-size board game.

Thanks for the ideas!

Erin said...

You can't beat Fancy Nancy!!! Adorable party!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

I was hoping to be able to email you w/o leaving a public comment, but I guess I'll leave a public comment :-) I hate to ask after so many others have, but are you sharing the invitation? It's absolutely adorable!!! If not, I totally understand! Thanks!
Katrina katrinad01@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I also found your blog when searching on Fancy Nancy party ideas and LOVE your invitations. I never saw an answer as to whether you are sharing the template but if you are I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for the great ideas!!
sarahcardinal@att.net

emily said...

I was wondering about the invitations, too. Are you sharing? I love them!

eeforrester@glasgow-ky.com

ourhomemovie said...

Did you decide if you're sharing the invite template? It is just adorable. My daughter is having a Fancy Nancy Beauty Spa Birthday next month. You're ideas are perfect!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering if you were willing to share the invitation template? What a terrific party! morgmur50@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Your blog was helpful in planning my daughters birthday but please take down the comment about "The church..." as there are many churches and religions in this world and your church is not "THE CHURCH".

The Moffatt Family said...

Ok.. so i think its RUDE the previous poster is asking you to take down your "button" of Jesus Christ. Last I checked.. this is YOUR BLOG... UGH! People! Anyway..
THE CHURCH IS TRUE!!! F.A.F.<3
Thanks for the AWESOME Fancy Nancy ideas!!!

Mel T said...

I see so many others have asked this before, but since it was a long time ago anyone asked....I'm wondering if you have shared the template for the invite? It's so cute. I'm trying to make invites for my daughter's party and cannot find many fancy nancy templates or printables online. Thanks for your help!

meltmaui@hotmail.com