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

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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

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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!

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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?

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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?

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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

 

 




DIY Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween is one of my kids favorite holidays – maybe because it’s the one time of year that they are allowed to take candy from strangers! Here at Fancy That we just have so many scary cute Halloween things – it’s hard not to get into the Halloween spirit!

I love the mini eyeball balloons we carry – and that’s what inspired this Eye Popping Fun Halloween game!

Halloween Games for Kids
Eye popping fun for your Halloween party!

First things first! Stop into the our Hillsboro shop and grab a few packs of the mini eyeball balloons, a bag of confetti and some small treats from our favor bar. And maybe one of these super cute Meri Meri Halloween garlands.

halloween games for kids
Mini eye ball balloons, confetti and small treats!

Once you’ve got your loot, start filling the balloons with either a single treat or some confetti for a little trick.

eye ball balloons
Filled eyeball balloons!

These eye balls are just asking to be popped!

eye popping game board
Make your game board with a piece of cardboard, some construction paper and glue.

Next, make your game board. You’ll need a piece of cardboard and enough construction paper to cover it. I eyeballed it (get it – eyeballed hahahaha) and made my board about 18 inches on each side. I cut the construction paper into squares and glued it to the cardboard.

DIY Halloween games for kids
Puncture the cardboard with scissors.

Take your scissors, and using the sharp tip make enough holes, somewhat evenly spaced, on your game board for the balloons. The amount of holes will depend on how many balloons you’ve filled.

DIY Halloween Games for Kids
Use a pencil to help poke the end of the balloon through the hole.

I used the eraser side of a pencil to push the end of the balloon through the hole I made with the scissors. Once all the balloons are attached you can flip the board over and secure the balloons by placing a piece of painters tape over the ends of the balloons.

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Hang the finished game board on the wall and decorate with spider webs!

You’re ready to hang the finished game board on the wall! I used tacks, but you can use tape if your board is not too heavy. I got creepy and covered my board with spider webs.

Check out the tutorial video below to see the game in action!

Now the fun begins! I gave each of the kids a sharpened pencil and had them take turns popping the balloons. They either got a trick balloon with confetti or a treat!

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Winner! Treats from Fancy That’s favor bar!

 

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Treats so cute it’s scary!

What are your favorite Halloween party games?

Stay spooky!

Katie




Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktail

It’s cocktail time! Fronie Mae Bakes has whipped up an amazing grasshopper ice cream cocktail perfect for any occasion. It’s like a creamy, minty, milkshake for adults! And this color? The perfect pastel mint for your baby shower, birthday or holiday party. We love how this green grasshopper ice cream cocktail matches perfectly with our mint striped scalloped napkins. Toss the confetti and get your cocktail on!

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With the right black striped paper straws and spooky napkins, these cocktails can turn ghoulish just in time for Halloween! Top each one with a creepy toy spider ring, a few Halloween sprinkles and your cocktails are ready to go trick or treating with you!

For a complete cocktail recipe rundown, check out Fronie Mae Bakes. Head to Fancy That or shop online to snag the perfect cocktail napkins, party straws, confetti and more!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 




Boss’s Day Appreciation Gifts

Where would we be without our fearless leaders? You know the ones. The big cheese. The head honcho. The one who burns the midnight oil. The one who makes sure everything falls into place in just the right order. They not only run a business, they are juggling their own personal lives and trying to keep you happy too! Talk about more than just a nine to five gig! Our bosses are the best! Without their constant support, generosity and patience, we’d be lost and without a job LOL!

There’s nothing we love more than gift giving and Boss’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your boss some much needed love and gratitude for all they put up with and do! I’ve put together some really terrific gift ideas your boss is sure to appreciate.

Is your boss a whiskey loving bad ass? I have just the thing. Whiskey Business cocktail napkins, brandy-coffee lip balm and a Bad Ass MoFo candle! Throw in a few truffles and a mini bottle of their favorite spirits and this gift can’t be beat!

 

It’s time to get sh*t done! Motivate your boss with this outstanding coffee mug, a sleeve of early bird coffee and an invigorating shower burst to jump start their morning. Nothing pairs better with coffee then “coffee makes me poop” gum and a bottle of “Pooping next to coworkers” hand sanitizer.

 

How about a gift for the ultimate girl boss in your life? This boss lady desk sign is perfect for letting everyone know who’s in charge. At the end of the day she can light my favorite candle and enjoy a long soak in the tub with stress buster bathtub tea. Don’t forget some yummy Annie B caramels! All fit nicely into this great zipper pouch reminding her to “let it go”.

 

 

Socks are such a fun gift! “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss!” socks are just right for any boss in your life. Add a clear box full of yummy truffles and some hand sh*t and you’ve got a gift that will knock their socks off!

 

Bosses are brilliant. Am I right? Let them know with this fantastic gift! A fun desk sign is sure to make them smile along with “enjoy your job” breath spray and a sunny journal boasting it’s ok to “make mistakes”.

Boss’s day is October 16th! Stop by Fancy That and let us help you put together the perfect gift for your amazing boss. We can even package it up for you! Like what you see here? Call ahead 503-640-9909 or email us at hello@shopfancythat.com and we can pull your gift together and have it ready for pick up! Let us do the work so you can get to the giving! Give your boss all the feels and celebrate them with an unforgettable gift from Fancy That!

Fancy As Always,

Angela