Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaids, unicorns, pineapples! Oh my! This year for my daughter’s 8th birthday we went on a shopping trip to where else – Fancy That! I let her pick out some supplies for her party – and when you’re the birthday girl you can pick out whatever you want! She chose to mix and match, because it’s hard to choose just one thing when everything is so cute!

Mermaid Party

What’s the most important thing at a party? The cake! Or cupcakes in this case. We used Meri Meri’s adorable Mermaid Cupcake Kit to make chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting and “sand.” To create these cute cupcakes I added blue food coloring to the frosting. Once the cupcakes were frosted I dipped half of them in the “sand” (crushed graham crackers), and added the adorable toppers! Oh and I can’t forget the number 8 sparkler candle!

 

Plates and napkins are also a must at any party! My sweetie chose the Unicorn & Rainbow plates and some super fun pineapple napkins.

Fancy That’s signature sixlet favors were a huge hit with the party girls!

To make the party a little more festive, I made some seaweed to place around the room. To make the seaweed I used some of our mint green tissue paper. I folded a few sheets in half and cut strips almost up to the fold (careful not to cut through the fold).

Are you loving the mythical creature trend as much as we are?!

Katie

Photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography




Milestone Birthday Ideas

milestone birthday ideas fancy that

 

At Fancy That, birthdays are a pretty big deal. We have just the thing to add a little extra fancy to your birthday celebration!

My current must have for any birthday is this black and white pennant flag. It’s perfect to add onto any gift! You could use fun washi tape and secure it to the outside of a birthday package. This flag would make a great gift bag topper too! I love the idea of using this as a dessert topper surrounded by candles! It comes in a few other fun sayings too such as: “I’m still hot, it just comes in flashes now”, “40 is the new black”, “50 is the ultimate F word” and “Still fun at 60”.

Instead of birthday candles this year, why not get something memorable like these mini milestones sparklers! They are just darling on any birthday dessert. They are just like sparklers on the 4th of July. Light them and watch the magic unfold! These mini milestone sparklers are available in: 21, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70. We also have large individual number sparklers too! Seriously fun at any age.

Stop by Fancy That to add a little fun and a whole lot of sparkle to your next birthday celebration!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 




Pretty Little Package

Fancy That Gift Packaging

 

I love giving gifts.  Really, it’s so much fun.  Sometimes, I think it is even more fun than getting them … but, I hope my hubby doesn’t get any crazy ideas!

Part of the fun for me is putting together something that really makes people say, “Yaaas!” as soon as they see it.  Luckily, I know a place that has some pretty fab options to make sure every gift is delivered in a pretty little package.

My latest obsession, is our signature gift boxes.  Available, in three sizes and in all of our shoppe colors – pink, turquoise and lime.  They really are a perfect fit for just about any gift.  My sister is getting married in Hawaii in a couple of weeks.  So, of course I wanted to give her gift the fancy treatment.  I started with our signature box in turquoise, because it reminded me of the ocean.  Then I decided to add ‘gift bar extras’ and sprinkled it with a little shred, tied a ribbon and finally used the most perfect little sticker – promising, “a treat for you,” inside!  

I mean, it doesn’t get much better than this.  And, I just cannot wait to give it to her.  I hope she likes what’s inside as much as she likes the outside!       

Stay fancy!

LeAnn   




Brunch Gift Box Ideas

brunch so hard

Brunch is always a good idea! Sleeping late and indulging in all my breakfast favorites. Brunch is especially fun with friends and when there’s champagne involved! Am I right?

Looking for a perfect gift for the brunch lover in your life? I’ve pulled together two brunch themed gift boxes to get the party started.

This rise and shine gift box is for anyone who loves to brunch, but first, must have coffee!  I love this darling coffee mug. Whether it’s a “champagne for breakfast” kind of day or not, this mug makes a sparkly statement. Pair it with sleepy head hazelnut coffee to get the morning up and running. A rise and shine shower burst delivers eye opening aromatherapy of tangerine and mint right to your shower. It’s the perfect pick me up before hittin’ the brunch table. Toss in a fun sparkler card, a few champagne truffles and a metallic bottle stopper to make your brunch box complete!

Need a gift for that hardcore bruncher who doesn’t mess around?  Wake up and pop the bubbly!  This brunch box has everything you need to kick your brunch into high gear.  It has two super cute champagne flutes that say, “champagne for breakfast” and “mornings are for mimosas”.  Fun rose gold straws for sipping and a metallic bottle stopper are a must.  Don’t forget the corkscrew that says “brunch so hard”.  A brunch staple for sure!  To make your gift extra festive, add in some champagne and pink bubbly truffles, a rise and shine shower burst and a mini sparkler to celebrate how fantastic brunch is!  Oh how I’d love to get a brunch box like this!  Would’t you?

Next time you’re ready to brunch so hard, stop by Fancy That and stock up on the essentials. We’d love to help you pull together one of these fantastic brunch gift boxes too!

Cheers,

Angela

 




Engagement Gifts For The Bride

Pop the bubbly!  He just popped the question and she said “yes!”

What a thrill it is to be engaged!  You are planning the most perfect celebration and get to be the center of it all.  It doesn’t get any better!  Congratulate that special bride in your life with some one of a kind finds at Fancy That.

Does this ring make me look engaged?  LOL this mug is a must for any bride sporting some new bling.  As she sips her coffee, her ring will not go unnoticed!

engaged mug

It’s all about the ring, am I right?  This bottle opener is quite a gem!  What a fun way to celebrate her engagement each time she pops the top on her favorite drink!  Another sure fire way to show off that rock too.

ring bottle opener

Our pretty in pink stemless sipper is just the thing every new bride needs. It tells the world she’s taken and allows more opportunities to gush over her engagement!  She can tote this glass to her bridal showers, bachelorette party and even use it on her big day.  The perfect reminder that OMG she’s getting married!!!

The “I Said Yes” gift collection also offers a fun drink koozie as well as a ring shaped trinket dish too!

OMG you are engaged gift

Pair any of these darling gifts with a bottle of her favorite bubbly or rosé.  Add in the most perfect die cut wedding ring napkins and she’ll be even more head over heels in love!

Stop in or shop online to pull together the perfect engagement gift for the bride!

Fancy as always,

Angela




The Arrow Coffeehouse Visit

I absolutely love, love, love coffee.  Seriously, my obsession started at a young age when I would sneak sips of my Grandma’s coffee.  So, it’s no surprise that I also dig checking out new spots around town to grab a cup of joe.  When the Fancy Team decided to meet at the new Arrow Coffeehouse in Portland, I was giddy – and that wasn’t just a side-effect of my aforementioned love of coffee.  But, let me tell you, The Arrow Coffeehouse totally hits it out of the park!  Amaze ambiance, totally fun staff, yummy food and of course delicious coffee!  I also have to admit that I am a super sucker for ‘foam art’.  I might be the only one who calls it that, but I love it when I get a cute design in the foam of my latte!  

We also love supporting fellow small businesses, which is the foundation that The Arrow Coffeehouse is based on.  They are a coffeehouse in the front and a commissary kitchen in the back, providing rentable commercial kitchen space to other local small businesses.  Renters get an affordable spot to bake and cook their yummy goods, without having to shoulder the entire burden of rent.  Plus, kitchen renters get to take advantage of the awesome foot traffic the coffee shop has to sell their creations either on site or through special pop-up opportunities.  It’s so smart, and fun … and delicious!  If you are a Portlander, you need to stop in to see this place and partake in their awesomeness!    

Stay fancy,

LeAnn 




Girl Boss Inspired Gifts

Is anyone else obsessed with the new Netflix show Girl Boss?! Not ashamed to admit that I totally binged watched it. At Fancy That we are a shop owned and run by girl bosses and we know how to get our hustle on!

In honor of our new obsession and girl bosses everywhere, we’ve picked out our favorite girl boss paraphernalia that will let everyone know who’s in charge (as if they didn’t already know!).

This boss bitch pennant is just too fun! Put it on your desk or wave it out your car window as you drive down the street. You can do anything you want with it – you’re the boss!

Being the boss can be stressful! So much responsibility! So many decisions that need to be made! We know you know how to girl boss that shit, but why not take some of the edge off with a little tipple from your very own girl boss flask. While we don’t advise drinking while working (wink, wink) you can fill this flask up with coffee, tea, “juice”..whatever you fancy, because who’s the boss? You’re the boss!

Girl bosses run on coffee and work 24/7 (Brush my hair? Ain’t nobody got time for that!). So put your hair up and grab a cup of coffee in this super stylish travel mug.

Even if you’re messy bunning it, a girl boss still wants to look her best! This girl boss compact fits in your pocket or purse so you can check yourself out any time you want – because you’re the boss!

Girl bosses have to be efficient! These cute socks kill two birds with one stone:

1. Keep your feet nice and warm.

2. Remind everyone that just because you’re shouting orders at them you’re not being bossy, you’re the boss!

You’re a grown ass lady and you do what you want! Why’s that? Cuz you da boss! Keep everyone off your back with this handy tote. Bring it to the grocery store and fill it with wine – who cares what anyone thinks! You do you.

Pop into the shop to check out even more girl boss worthy gifts.

Girl bosses unite!

Katie

 




New Snarky Coffee Mugs

Who doesn’t love a good coffee mug?  You know the one.  The mug that puts a smile on your face every time you reach for it.  Guess what?  New snarky mugs have arrived!  Here are a few of my new favorite must have mugs!

 

How darling is this?? “Namast’ay in bed”.   I can’t get over the color of this mug and those sleepy eyelashes.  Respectfully tell the world, coffee and my bed is where it’s at today.

namastay in bed mug

Know anyone who needs a little girl empowerment?  Check out this girl boss mug.  Nothing like a little caffeine and pep talk to get you out there to get sh*t done.  Girl boss that sh*t!

Girl Boss That Shit Mug

 

When the day begins and you literally can’t even, this is the mug for you.  It says it all so you don’t have too!

I Can't Even Mug

Can I get a Yaaas Queen?  Love this coral colored beauty.  It holds your coffee AND approves of everything.  How can you loose?

Yaaas Queen Mug

Need to spread a little cheer?  This sunny yellow mug reminds us to sprinkle kindness wherever we go.  Can you imagine if we tossed kindness around like confetti?  What a wonderful world this would be!

Throw Kindness Like Confetti Mug

I think this is by far my new favorite mug. I live for that first cup of coffee in the morning.  Caffeine gets me.  It knows I just can’t, without it.  Fill this mug to the brim, sip and repeat.  Then, take on the world!  When you’re caffeinated like a mother, nothing  can stop you!

Caffeinated Like A Mother Mug

All of these coffee mugs will make fantastic gifts.  They are sure to put a smile on your face and make anyone’s day a little brighter.  Stop into Fancy That and we will help you pick out the perfect mug.  I’m pretty sure you’ll find your new favorite one too!

Fancy & fully caffeinated as always,

Angela

 




Tropical Bridal Shower Ideas

At Fancy That we love collaborating with bloggers and seeing what they come up with! When Jen T by Design told us she was throwing a tropical bridal shower, we knew exactly what to send her…our Palm Tree Party Kit!

How pretty is this place setting?! We love how Jen layered our palm tree plates and napkins.

Just add a splash of lime and a bit of fancy to the party with these cute palm tree paper cups!

This drink cart though! It is on point and our tassels look so good draped over the side of it.

Want more tropical goodness? Head over to Jen T by Designs blog for more details about this fabulous party!

Katie

 




Pandacorn Party Ideas

At Fancy That we are obsessed with everything unicorn and we are taking our obsession to a whole new level! Working in collaboration with Bella C Parties, Delectable Baked Goods and Katie Hickenbottom Photography, we would like to introduce you to the unicorns distant cousin…the pandacorn! These creatures are just as magical as the unicorn, and dare we say more adorable? We’ll let you be the judge!

We love working with Isabelle of Bella C Parties! She creates magical parties and this one was no different! I mean, check out the roses with the glitter corns and the pandacorn head. She made those! Disclaimer: no pandacorns were hurt in the making of this party.

And let’s not forget that cake! Melanie at Delectable Baked goods went all out – there is even edible glitter on the cake!

Our Meri Meri plates and napkins, and Sambellina paper cups coordinated perfectly! We tossed some of our hand cut confetti on the table too, because confetti. It’s our favorite!

Lisa designed these custom pandacorn images that were used on our custom favor boxes, straws, and as part of the place setting and a garland. {These will be available online very soon!}

She also created these custom pandacorn cupcake wrappers!

 

One of our new metallic round balloons and a cute little panda balloon were used as the centerpiece for the table. The round balloon was wrapped up in tulle to make it even fancier. Our small honeycomb balls were also used on the table to add a little something extra!

Isabelle even made the cutest pandacorn headbands for our party girls!

So whose ready to jump on the pandacorn wagon!? We promise it will be magical AF!

Katie