DIY Graduation Party Favors

Time to turn the tassels and toss the confetti! Graduation season is upon us! It’s time to celebrate that special grad in your life and all they’ve accomplished. So why not throw an unforgettable party!? Every good party ends with a party favor and I’ve got just the thing. Check out this darling candy favor complete with a fun cap and tassel! These would be so cool customized in your grad’s schools colors. You can always keep it sophisticated in black and white. At Fancy That, we offer candy favor tubes complete with a fun sticker and sixlets or gumballs in your favorite colors. Follow my simple DIY instructions to create a cute little tube topper to make your favors ready to shine on graduation day!

To make your own graduation party favors you will need:

Clear favor tubes filled with treats of your choice from Fancy That

Black Card Stock

Black Crepe Paper

A Medium Sized Black Brad

Scissors

Double Stick Tape

Hole Punch

Ruler

Paper Trimmer (optional)

Step 1: Cut two pieces of black card stock to make your cap. You’ll need one 2 x 2 inch square and one strip that measures 4″ long and 1/2″ wide. A paper trimmer makes cutting really easy, but it definitely can be done with a good old pair of scissors and a ruler.

Step 2: Wrap the strip of paper around the cap of the candy favor tube, securing it in place with double stick tape.

Step 3: Use the black crepe paper to make your tassel. You can customize your candy favors by using any color of crepe paper that matches your school colors! Measure and cut three 6″ strips of crepe paper. Stack them together and cut very thin strips. Begin at the bottom of the stack and stop about 3-4″ from the top. Continue fringing the crepe paper all the way across your stack.

Step 4: Fold your crepe paper about 4 times vertically until it is roughly 1/4″ wide or looks like the picture above. This does not need to be exact!

Step 5: Take the 2 x 2 black square of card stock and punch a small hole in the center. Using a brad, attach the crepe paper tassel to the square.

Step 6: Using double stick tape, adhere the square to the center of the candy favor tube lid. Now bend and fuss a little with your tassel until it looks just right. You may want to trim a little of the fringe to make it shorter depending on the look you’re going for.

Isn’t it so cute?! Our favor tubes come with a fun sticker to celebrate your grad. These party favors are not only quick and easy to assemble, but add that extra special touch to your celebration!

Call or come in today and we’ll assemble your candy favors for you. Top them with your handmade graduation caps and get ready to party!

Keep it fancy,

Angela

 




Wonder Woman Party

Break out your golden lassos and get ready to party Wonder Woman style! Bella C Parties has done it again, styling another fabulous party!

We love the bright, bold colors and all the details that went into this soiree.

Bella C put our red dot baking cups to use by filling them with candy. These little cups are so versatile – use them for candy, snacks, cupcakes (obvi)…at Fancy That we even use them to package up little gifts and favors!

Who says cups are just for holding liquid! Bella C used our blue striped Sambellina cups to hold her fun straws.

Our sixlet favors look so good on her party table! We love creating favors and mixing up different color combos!

We can’t not mention this amazing cake by Sewell Sweets!

Head over to Bella C Parties blog to get even more details on this wonderful Wonder Woman party!

Girl Power!

Katie

Photo credit: Katie Hickenbottom Photography




Balloon Garland Kits

If you haven’t noticed we here at Fancy That are kind of obsessed with balloons. How could we not be? There are so many amazing ways to use them as party decor. Our favorite way to use balloons right now is to create balloon garlands.

Swag them above your party table…

Drape them over your party table…

Or use them as a table runner!

We know what you’re thinking “these look amazing, but aren’t they hard to make?!” Our answer is “no!” They are so easy to put together! And we’ve made it even easier by creating balloon garland kits, complete with everything you need (including instructions) to make your very own 8 foot garland!

Okay, enough about the balloon garlands – let’s talk about this cake! The amazing strawberry buttercream cake with gold drip was made by the fabulous Delectable Baked Goods! Go check her out she is amazing! She also made the yummy macrons that sit on top of the cake.

Go forth and create!

Katie

Contributors:

Fancy That

Delectable Baked Goods

Katie Hickenbottom Photography




Bridal Shower Brunch by Mint Event Design

We are so excited to share with you this gorgeous Bridal Shower Brunch by Carolina of Mint Event Design.  This shower is filled with so many lovely details!  I mean who doesn’t love mimosas and cupcakes with your besties?!

Carolina used our candy tube for favors and we think they look totally darling!

Candy Tubes from Fancy That
This dessert table!  Every detail is perfect.  I love the accents of gold!

dessert table
Mimosa bar – do I need to say more?   Mimosas go perfectly with a spring brunch and this one is almost to lovely to drink.mimosa bar

mimosa bar

 

I love the classic look of this place setting.  The utensil tag is such a simple and lovely touch that really pulls together the whole setting.

table setting

 

This table runner is quite possibly my favorite part of this table.  This garland adds a beautiful pop of color and fresh look to this table.

table runner

 

One more look at our cute candy tubes!

favor tubes by fancy that

 

For more details on this lovely shower, head over to Mint Event Designs blog!




Exciting Changes Coming!

Do what you do BEST, let the others handle the rest!  That’s our motto!

A while back we started asking our customers, especially our regulars – you know who you are, “Why do you come here? Why Fancy That?”  And while the answers were somewhat varied, they all came back to our unique product. Whether it’s a party, a gift or a little something for yourself, you guys like Fancy That, because, well, we are fancy… Go figure?!

So, this is awesome, you guys dig what we are doing, which is why we are going to start doing more of it!  Yep, while we love all of our product, frankly some of it you can get just about anywhere now.  And, let’s face it, it takes up a lot of dang space.  Space that can be filled by even cuter and more unique decor and gifts!  We are going to start transitioning away from a few of our party basics – think table cloths, utensils, pom poms, you get the idea… and fill that space with more super cute, unique and yes, lots more of the snarky products you love.  We will for sure always carry favorite lines like Meri Meri, Sambellina, Slant, My Mind’s Eye, and About Face – just more of it!

At the end of the day, we are going to stick to what we do best and that’s FANCY!

BOGO sale at Fancy That

Next week, we will be having our first Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale.  We will be saying goodbye to many old favorites so that we can say hello to new favorites!  Stop on by and stock up on cute party and gift items at an amazing price.  Want a sneak peek at what goes on sale next Tuesday?  Follow our facebook page – starting Saturday night we will be listing a lot of the products that are going to be on sale!  If you are not local, you can still take advantage of the sale by posting on those item photos and we will send you an invoice!

See you soon!

Lisa

 




Beauty and The Beast Bridal Shower

Be our guest at the most fab Beauty and The Beast themed bridal shower! It’s all in the details and Bella C Parties did an amazing job styling this magical soiree with party pretties from Fancy That!


From the tiny gold teacups to the stunning cake made by Sewell Sweets, there is nothing ordinary about this party, so let’s take a peek, shall we?

We love how Bella C used our gold acrylic letters as both a photo prop and a banner!

Balloons are so in right now and people are coming up with such creative ways to use them! Our Mrs. & Mrs. , and metallic gold balloons were used as a table back-drop here and we love it!

All the heart eyes for these place settings! Our custom favors look so cute in the little gold tea cups! And check out our yellow scalloped plates and rose gold napkins.

Champagne on the rocks! Pouring champagne over rock candy is probably one of our favorite things. The rock candy flavors the champagne for a fun and easy cocktail! Try it with a clear soda for a non-alcoholic treat!

We love getting to collaborate with so many talented women and this was such a fun shoot – check out the list of vendors below and show them some love!

List of Contributors:
Event Coordination and Styling: Bella C Parties 
Partyware & Decorations: Fancy That
Models: Kathleen Celmins & Tasha Emmerson



Easter Bunny Craft

Easter is almost here! We still have some adorable Easter party supplies left, so hop in and grab some before they are gone!

While your there, pick up a honeycomb ball or two and make these super cute little honey bunnies (get it…honeycomb + bunny…honey bunny)!

Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

These little cuties are so easy to make! Here’s what you will need:

Supplies

5″ Honeycomb ball

Card stock in 3 different colors (I used silver, pink and black)

Hot glue

Printable guide (print out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper)

Print out the guide on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, then cut out the shapes. Trace the cutouts onto your card stock. For the ears and eyes I traced just one and then folded the paper in half and cut. Hot glue the inner ear to the outer ear, then hot glue the completed ears onto the honeycomb ball. Make sure the string to hang the balls is at the top of the head.

For the eyelashes cut along each of the vertical lines to make fringe, then cut every other piece off. This is a little tricky, but it makes the lashes more noticeable. Hot glue the lashes to the ball.

Next cut out the nose and hot glue to the honeycomb ball. You can add whiskers, but I chose not to.

Place the little bunnies on your Easter table or outside at your Easter egg hunt.

There you have it! A fun and fast Easter craft. What kind of Easter crafts, besides dying eggs, do you do at home?

Hoppy trails!

Katie




Whimsy Chocolates Pop Up Shop

We are so excited to have Whimsy Chocolates at the shoppe this Saturday, April 15th from 11-12:30.  Their fresh hand dipped chocolates are made in small batches, guarantying the freshest and most natural taste possible. The chocolate is from the finest, richest Belgian chocolate and they strive to offer the most natural, delicious ingredients possible.  We can’t wait to have them sample their chocolates during our Easter event!  You will be able to purchase directly from Whimsy Chocolates as well – perfect for filling up those Easter baskets and dessert tables!

See you Saturday!

Lisa

 




Easter Egg Ideas

Every Easter, I buy one of those cheap egg dye coloring kits that promises fun and bright Easter eggs… I usually end up with a messy kitchen, mediocre eggs and stained finger nails.  Well not this year!  I’ve found some of the cutest and truly unique egg decorating ideas for you to try.  These eggs are anything but dull and will definitely ignite your inner crafter!

Unicorns are everywhere! Why not add them to this year’s Easter baskets? Via Little Inspiration

 

These typography eggs say it all! Via Lovely Indeed

 


We are all about confetti! These confetti eggs will be the life of the party! Via Love The Day

 

These floral watercolor eggs are gorgeous! Via Dream A Little Bigger

 

Make your eggs sparkle and shine with this gilded marble look via Jennifer Kirk

 

Sprinkles on eggs? Yes please!! Via Studio DIY

 


Can you say adorable? Who would have thought these cute little cactus were crafted from eggs?! Via Delia Creates

 


The cuteness continues. I can’t get enough of these ice cream cone eggs via Kara’s Party Ideas

 


Try adding shimmer to your eggs by simply dipping one half in foil confetti.  Via Studio DIY

 


Please pass the glitter! These glittered Easter eggs will add just the right amount of sparkle to your Easter baskets. Via The Girl Inspired

 

I don’t know about you, but I am totally inspired and ready to make this year’s Easter eggs anything but ordinary!  Which eggs will you create this Easter?

Stay fancy,

Angela




Simple Easter Table Setting


It’s springtime!  Everything is so green and fresh.  Spring also means that Easter is on it’s way!  I love decorating my home for Easter with fresh flowers and potted greens. Bringing the outdoors in is a great way to freshen up any space.

Check out this nature inspired Easter tablescape created by Satori Design For Living. It’s lively, fresh and adds simple elegance to your Easter table setting.  These wheat grass peat pots make great party favors for your guests to take home too!  Check out this easy DIY by visiting Satori Design For Living.

Looking for more great ways to decorate for your Easter celebration?  Shop our fun Easter collection online or come visit our shoppe Tuesday through Saturday 10:30-6:30.  Let us help you make this Easter one to remember!

Fancy as always,

Angela