Cat Mug Life

We are all about the mugs these days. And cats! Meet Chloe, the newest addition to our mug collection at Fancy That. This adorable cat mug from Pinky Up has the sweetest little golden nose and ears. Purrrfect for any crazy cat lover!

 

I especially love how inside it says, “paws & reflect”. These crazy cute cat mugs are available in black or soft pink and won’t last long. Head in to Fancy That and grab yours right meow!

Fancy as always,

Angela




Cheery Cherry Mug

cherry mug

 

Hey Sweet Thing! There’s nothing dreary about a mug dressed all in cherries! This super cute mug is the perfect size for sipping on your favorite hot beverage. Fill it with your morning coffee. Steep an herbal tea or fill it with hot soup for a pick me up on a chilly day. It’s cheery cherry design is so sweet. This is sure to be your new go to mug of the season. Wrap it up with one of our delicious loose leaf teas, some matching cherry napkins, and a Seattle truffle bar. You’ll have a sweet little gift sure to sweeten anyone’s day. Come see us at Fancy That and grab yours before they are gone!

Fancy as always,

Angela




Big News Today!

 

Happy Holidays, fancy friends!  I hope your holiday season was magical.  I am so grateful we were able to help so many of you with your holiday gifts and decor.  My team and I loved every minute of it!  

At the end of every year, I spend a few days looking back on the year and adjust my goals for the year to come.  Looking at the big picture rather than the day-to-day makes it so much easier to see emerging trends and opportunities.  There are big changes coming in 2018 and I am so incredibly excited for this new chapter of Fancy That!

My website – shopfancythat.com – is expanding with lots of really awesome stuff!  The next few months will be crazy busy as we add the following new features and products to the site:

  • signature customizable products – like mugs, wine glasses, tumblers
  • free domestic shipping everyday
  • local same day delivery on gift boxes
  • international shipping
  • custom designed party accents
  • gift + flower delivery with The Flower Bus
  • personal shopping service
  • branded gift boxes
  • employee recognition subscription program

Along with all the online changes there will also be a big change to the brick and mortar shoppe in Orenco Station.  Our last day in the space will be February 14th.  While I will miss seeing you everyday, it is the right time to make this change.  After a fantastic five years in Orenco, our lease is up for renewal and we are taking advantage of this opportunity to devote 100% of our time to the amazing growth our online shoppe has seen.  I am over the moon excited to see everything the future has in store for Fancy That.  We will still be able to chat in person about all the fancy parties and gifts you are giving in local pop up shops around town.  Follow our social media outlets to stay up-to-date with all our latest news as we shift from sprinkling fancy in Orenco to sprinkling fancy worldwide.   

Stay fancy,

Lisa




No Bake Egg Nog Cheesecake Recipe

Eggnog is a staple around our house during the holiday season. We drink it plain, pour it over our oatmeal, blend it up with ice cream…this time I’ve combined it with one of my other favorite things – cheesecake! Not only is this treat delicious, it’s easy to make and it will leave your oven free for the rest of your holiday feast!
These tasty bites are great to bring to a holiday party (add a splash of Brandy to the mix if you’re headed to an adult only party). Stop into Fancy That to pick up a pack of our awesome metallic baking cups! Presentation is everything at a holiday party and these cups will add a real wow factor to any table. We’ve got them in red, silver and gold.
egg nog cheesecake
egg nog cheesecake
{photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}
Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes
Ingredients
Crust
1.5 packs graham crackers
1 stick melted butter
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Filling
2.5 8 oz packs cream cheese (room temperature)
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup eggnog
1/4 – 1/2 cup Brandy (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Whipping cream + sugar to taste
Recipe
For the crust: crush graham crackers into very fine crumbs – I used the food processor, but you could put them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Stir in cinnamon, sugar and then the butter.For the filling: Using a mixer and a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in sweetened condensed milk, then the eggnog and then the Brandy (if using). Toss in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
Assembly
Line up your metallic baking cups and fill each about 1/2 way with cheesecake mixture, then add 1/2 tablespoon of graham cracker mixture to each cup, top the with more cheesecake. To finish add a dollop of whip cream to the top and sprinkle with any leftover graham cracker crumbs.
Chill the cups in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
Note: this is not a firm cheesecake, it will be fairly soft.
What’s your favorite Holiday dessert?
Happy no-baking!
Katie



Unicorn Cupcake Toppers

Via Fronie Mae

Unicorns are everywhere right now! One of our most popular party themes by far at Fancy That. Throwing a magical unicorn party? Fronie Mae Bakes shows you how to dress up your cupcakes with these whimsical royal icing unicorn cupcake toppers! She walks you through each step and even has a free unicorn printable template. Aren’t they just the sweetest? I love how she layered our cute purple polka dot dessert plates with our mint scalloped plates. The perfect combination for these darling unicorn cupcakes! For more on how to make your own royal icing cupcake toppers, visit Fronie Mae Bakes. Love these party plates? Shop Fancy That for party plates and all of your unicorn party essentials!

Fancy as always,

Angela




Throw a Cactus Party

Via Fronie Mae Bakes

Fronie Mae has done it again! Loving these cactus cupcake toppers she made out of royal icing. Wouldn’t these be adorable at your cactus themed celebration? Fronie Mae Bakes has the recipe and full instructions on how to make your own cactus cupcake toppers. She even has a free printable template to make the job a little easier. Our striped scalloped party plates look so cute with these cactus cupcakes! They are such a fun addition to any party.

At Fancy That we have all things cactus to make your party complete! Cactus plates, balloons and napkins just to name a few. To shop cactus theme party plates, scalloped party plates and more, stop in to see us or head over to our website at shopfancythat.com

Fancy as always,

Angela




Beverage Place Card Favors

Throwing a party? Don’t forget the party favors! Party favors are such a fun addition to any party. They are a great way to thank your guests for coming and to leave them with a little reminder of the great time you had. I like to make sure my party favors tie into the theme of my party and coordinate with all of my party colors too. Adding in these little extra touches will make your guests feel even more appreciated!

Via Fronie Mae Bakes

Fronie Mae Bakes shows us how to use a beverage as a party favor at each place setting. They are so darling and even double as place cards!  Here she uses our fun champagne party napkins with mini champagne bottles. Who wouldn’t love their own mini bottle of champagne?

Via Fronie Mae Bakes

At this place setting, she shows how she used a mini patron bottle tied up with a fun tag and paper straw. To make your place setting pop, layer your plates in different sizes and colors for added interest. She starts with a gold charger, topped with a white dinner plate and our playful yellow striped scalloped plate. Layering plates like this will add more depth and color to any party table.

For more beverage place card favor ideas, check out Fronie Mae Bakes. Shop all of your party plates and napkins in store or find your favorites online at shopfancythat.com

Fancy as always,

Angela




Hello Fall Gift

I will be the first to admit that summer is my favorite season of the year.  If it wasn’t for all the cute fall decorations and super yummy pumpkin-flavored things, I would seriously go into fall kicking and screaming.  So, this year when fall reared its head yet again, I needed my pumpkin fix quick!  And, just like magic our latest shipment from Seattle Chocolates arrived with their seasonal truffle flavor, Pumpkin Spice.  Ahh, I was seriously giddy!  I quickly scooped up a handful of truffles along with our new ‘eek’ air filled balloon, and a chai tea candle.  Before I knew it, I was enjoying all my favorite things about fall – cute decor, delicious pumpkin goodies and my favorite smells – and reminded that each season has its highlights.        

 

Happy Fall!

LeAnn




Marshmallow Buttercream with Salted Caramel Topped Cupcakes

My oh my doesn’t this look delicious? Fronie Mae Bakes has done it again! She takes a basic chocolate cupcake and tops it with thick and creamy marshmallow butter cream! You could totally stop here and have one heck of a cupcake. She takes it one step further and drizzles on a show stopping salted caramel sauce! A perfect 10 if you ask me! Not only are we loving this dessert, we are loving how she served these beauties up! She used pink and gold flamingo party plates layered with pink scalloped plates from Fancy That. It’s such a fun and sweet combination don’t you think?

Via Fronie Mae Bakes

To get your hands on this fab recipe visit Fronie Mae Bakes for all the details. Loving these party plates? Check us out at shopfancythat.com for our fun pink and gold flamingo plates and more!

Fancy as always,

Angela




Guy Gifts

Guys are so hard to shop for! Am I right? I get so tired of giving the obligatory gift card each year. How about something unique and fun from Fancy That instead?! Check out this super cool gift box! It’s filled to the brim with manly must haves and some of my personal favorites.

My new go to guy gift of the moment are these fantastic beer socks! Not only are they super cozy and stylish, they are hilarious! Your guy will be the life of the party with these babies. Demanding to be waited on without saying a word. These are so perfect for chilly fall weather and football days on the couch!

Let’s be honest. Guys love smells just as much as the ladies do. Give your guy one of these crazy cool candles from Paddywax. I am loving this tobacco and moss candle that comes in an awesome campfire mug! Once the candle has been throughly enjoyed, the container can be used to hold their favorite beverage. How cool is that? The gift that keeps on giving I say!

Another dude favorite around here are shower bursts. Aromatherapy for the shower that any guy will love. A great way to start the day is with an invigorating blast of scent like citrus, mint or spice! We carry these little shower gems in a ton of different smells to soothe, energize or relax.

The next time somebody says “beer me” your guy will be ready and waiting with this sleek stainless steel bottle opener! It’s slim credit card like design ensures that he can carry it in his wallet wherever he goes. Everyone knows the guy who can open the beer is the real hero!

What’s a beer without a mug? This copper beer mug is just so cool! Any guy would love to be caught sipping suds from this cheers worthy vessel. Wouldn’t you?

Stop in and see us to find that extra special git for that extra special guy. Let us tuck all of these fun gifts into one of our signature gift boxes for you! Guy gift giving made easy and so fancy that!

Fancy as always,

Angela