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

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

 

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

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

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

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.  Grab some Candyfetti from Fancy That 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

 

Donut Birthday Party Ideas

 

Fancy That Donut Party Ideas

We’ve got donuts on the brain! This mint and coral donut party is sure to be a hit!  Filled with crafty details and sweet treats, this collection with delight your guests!

Donut Party
Mint and Coral Donut Party! Find the donut banner here!

 

Add a fun back drop to your table using our birthday banner and tissue tassels.
Using one of our birthday banners and tissue tassels we created a fun party backdrop.

 

We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog posts to find out how we made them!
We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog post to find out how we made them!

 

Pile up your donuts on one of these durable donut plates (because you know you can’t eat just one).

 

You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!
You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!

 

How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place the donut on top of the jug, then use a clean straw through the donut hole.
How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place one donut on top of each jug, then place a clean straw through the donut hole.

 

As much as we would like to only eat donuts, sometimes it's nice to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.
As much as we would like to only eat donuts, it’s good to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.  The mint popcorn boxes are adorable plain but are over the top cute with donut party dots attached to them!

 

Like we said, you need a variety of food, but it can still be donut shaped! We filled up our baking cups with cereal - perfect for 3 year old's to snack on!
Like we said, you need a variety of food, so we filled up our baking cups with donut shaped cereal – perfect for 3 year old’s to munch on!

 

Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut cake. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!
Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut tower. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!

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These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.
These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.

 

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Looking for a cute favor? We love these mini donut pinatas!

Check out the mini piñata instructions and our cute watercolor donut tag printable!

Now that you know how crazy cute a donut party can be, stop into Fancy That and pick up your very own donut party supplies!

Visit our Orenco Station celebration shoppe or shop the entire collection of donut party supplies online!   We offer free shipping on orders over $50 too!

Darling photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.

Party on!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Ideas

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