Upcoming Pop Up Shops

We are so thrilled to have 2 pop up shops in May!  We miss seeing your faces!  I hope you can come see us at these fun events.

Friday, May 11th from 6-9 pm we will be at Hip Chicks Do Wine for their monthly Sip & Shop.  There will be wine tasting, appetizers and local shopping.  These events are always a blast!

Saturday, May 26th from 12-3 pm we are popping up at Pottery Barn in Washington Square!  We will be showcasing our ideas for outdoor entertaining!

I hope to see you there.

Stay Fancy,

Lisa

 




DIY Balloon Piñata Eggs

 

Looking for a fun and unique idea for your Easter baskets this year?  Why not try out these fun balloon pinata eggs!  These little balloons are filled with small treats, toys and of course confetti!  They are such a cute addition to any Easter basket.  Want to know the best part?  You have to pop the balloon to get the loot inside! How fun is that?!

Here’s how to create your own balloon pinata Easter eggs:

What you’ll need:

11 or 12 inch balloons in assorted colors or patterns
Confetti
– Small trinkets, candies and/or gifts.  Use your imagination here, just be sure to  keep it small.  (We have kits available here)

To assemble your balloon pinata eggs, stretch the opening of the balloon as wide as you can and begin putting in your goodies.  Don’t forget a few pinches of confetti!  Next simply blow up the balloon to your desired size and tie it off.  It’s that simple!

Isn’t it cute?  It looks like a giant Easter egg!

Place balloon pinata eggs in your Easter baskets or hide them around your house or yard for the ultimate Easter hunt!  These would also make great party favors at your next birthday celebration too.  Fill balloons with treats for party guests to take home!

Fancy as always,

Angela







Cute DIY Easter Bunny

Easter is almost here!

We are pretty smitten with this cute Easter Bunny made with a honeycomb ball and paper!  Super simple! So make one or two of 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




Lucky Leprechaun Potion

Do you have a leprechaun that plays tricks at your house?  We’ve got one that likes to turn our milk green, but he also leaves yummy treats so we can’t get too mad at him.

This St. Patrick’s Day surprise your littles with Lucky Leprechaun Potion.  We poured milk into one of our cute little milk jugs then added green food coloring and just a dash of mint extract (got to keep things interesting). Add a cute tag to it and voila!  Lucky Leprechaun Potion!

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

I like to make a little treat to go with the potion – this year I’m making Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats.  Brown Eyed Baker has a fab recipe and it’s so easy!  If you like rice crispy treats you’ll love these!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board!

Cheers!

Katie

 




Magical Leprechaun Bark Recipe

This St. Patrick’s Day whip up some magical leprechaun bark for your wee lads and lasses!

magical leprechaun bark

Here’s how to make it…

Supplies:

magical leprechaun bark

Get 3 bags of colored Wilton Candy Melts.  I chose two shades of green and white.  Order some Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed and pick up some marshmallow cereal from the store.  Separate the marshmallows out.magical leprechaun bark

Cover a shallow baking pan with foil.

Melt the candy melts in the microwave for 1 minute.  Stir the melts and put them back in for 30 seconds.  Stir again (at this point you could add flavoring to your candy melts) and pour onto baking tray.  Do this will all three colors.

magical leprechaun bark

Once you have all your colors poured onto the baking tray use a fork or toothpick to swirl the colors together.
magical leprechaun bark

Sprinkle the Candyfetti and marshmallows onto the chocolate.  Place the tray in the refrigerator for an hour or two.  Once firm you can lift the foil off the baking tray, turn the leprechaun bark onto the counter and peel the foil away.  Break the bark into small pieces.  Eat it as is or put it on cupckaes, cakes, make hot chocolate with it, wrap it up in a cello bag and give it as a gift.  So many magical possibilities!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Katie

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 




10 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to decorate! I’ve pulled together 10 of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day decorating ideas to make your celebration fun, festive and fancy!

Let’s start with your table décor. I love these mini clover pots! They are tiny, elegant and are the perfect shade of green. Use them as individual place settings or as a centerpiece. Then after your meal, guests can take them home as a party favor!

Via Chica and Jo

Another great centerpiece idea are these hand painted gold mason jars. Line the center of your table with a few of these. Add candles inside or small bunches of white flowers. Use different sized jars to add visual interest and height to your tablescape.

Via Mason Jar Crafts

These lucky penny printables would be a cute addition to each place setting. Place one card in the center of each plate at your table. It’s a fun and simple touch that won’t go unnoticed.

Via See Vanessa Craft

I think these printable shamrocks are darling! Add them to a paper straw and you’ve got a drink that’s Pinterest worthy and ready to party!

Via Lia Griffith

Aren’t these the cutest cups you’ve ever seen? These leprechaun belt cups are as simple to make as they are darling! How fun would these be on your St. Patrick’s Day table?

Via Cutefetti

Now for the rest of your space. Need a great backdrop? Check out this incredible DIY shamrock balloon wall! This is sure to make a statement at any party.

Via The House That Lars Built

Banners are a fun and easy way to dress up any space. Make your St. Patty’s Day perfect with these 3 printable banners. Hang them across your mantle or from a dessert bar or food table. Hang them individually or in groups for a bigger impact. I love how these are draped across a chalkboard!

Via Ella Claire

Feeling extra crafty? This do it yourself Lucky sign is classy and fun! This would be really cute hanging on your front door. I always say, your front porch is a great opportunity to greet guests with styled party décor. It’s a great way to give them a sneak peak of what’s inside!

Via Landeelu

Balloons are such a fun way to add dimension and flair to any party.  These clear confetti balloons are so pretty! With the addition of a few shamrock stickers, they are all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day!

Via Design Improvised

At Fancy That we carry balloons in several different sizes as well as clear balloons. Want confetti with that? We can customize your confetti balloons too! Just choose your colors and let us do the rest. Add shamrock stickers to the outside just like these and your DIY couldn’t be easier! Stop by our party shoppe and check out our balloon bar! We’ll help you pull together just the right look for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Balloon wands are all the rage. These shamrock balloon wands are fun and unique. They are easy to make and are just too cute! I especially love the tassel detail. You could add these to clear mason jars around your space, use them as a centerpiece on your table or as fun party favors for each of your guests.

Via The Flair Exchange

Don’t you just love it all? I hope these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas have inspired you to get crafty and to get decorating! With a little bit of luck, these simple touches will not only make your celebration beautiful but memorable as well.

Hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Fancy as always,

Angela




I Heart Pizza Gift Ideas

This month is all about hearts, true love and all the feels. If anything makes me go weak in the knees, it’s definitely pizza! I am down for a slice anytime, day or night. It’s my go to comfort food. Know any pizza lovers like me? This valentines day make someone’s pizza dreams come true with all of these fun pizza theme gifts from Fancy That!

This card says it all. A love stronger than a love for pizza? Now that’s true love!

Save money in style with this vibrant pizza money change purse from Blue Q.

Remind that special someone just how special they are with these adorable pizza socks.

How about a cute new mug? Pizza is my soul mate too!

This pizza dish towel is a definite show stopper. A must have for that pizza lover in your in life!

Package these fun gifts up in one of our signature gift boxes just in time for Valentine’s Day! Only a few shopping days left to find the perfect gift that says it all. Stop into Fancy That and let us help you pick out all the Fancy!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 




Snarky Valentine’s Candles

I think Jewel was talking about our new candle line when she sang “Love is a flame, never timid or tame.” These candles are definitely not timid or tame and they are the perfect gift for your valentine to let them know exactly what you like about them!

Does your love have a fine posterior? Let them know with this “I like your butt” candle. Smells like coconut, vanilla and true love.I like your butt candle

Does your heart ever burst with so much love that you can hardly contain it? A simple “I love you” just doesn’t do your feelings justice – this is where the f-word is helpful and just really pushes your message of love to the max. Afraid to say it out loud? Say it with this “I f*ucking love you” candle instead!

Valentine’s doesn’t have to be just about lovers. Gift your bff’s with a fun candle to let them know that they’re like really pretty. This candle doubles as a daily affirmation tool.

you're like really pretty candle

Or maybe they are beyond pretty. They are so beyond that they’re venturing into the magical realm. Then this “You’re a magical unicorn” candle is for them…

Magical Unicron Candle

This next candle would go to the coolest person you know. They’re the person you wish you were. They’re “The SH*T.”

You're the sht candle

And this candle is for the person that is your person. They are the peanut butter to your jelly, the rock to your roll, the orange juice to your Champagne.

You're my person candle

We’re all a little weird, some of of us more than others…But when you find the person that is just as weird as you, hold on to them for dear life and never let them go. And after you gift them this “I’m glad you’re as weird as me” candle, they’ll know it’s for keeps too.

Weird as Me Candle

There’s pretty much a candle here for everyone in your life! You’re welcome.

Keep the flame of love burning and have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Katie




Pure Love Shower Bursts

 

Shower bursts are an all time favorite gift at Fancy That. Aromatherapy for your shower that anyone 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. Our newest shower burst at the shop is called “Pure Love“. A limited edition essential oil blend of soft floral rose, geranium and dreamy rosewood. Just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Stop in and shop our wide variety of shower burst scents before they run out! Which one will you fall for?

Fancy as always,

Angela