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

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

DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece

PUMPKIN HONEYCOMB CENTERPIECE

DIY Pumpkin Honeycomb | Fancy That

These little pumpkin cuties look scary cute as a centerpiece on any table.

Supplies needed:

  1. While keeping the honeycomb closed cut a straight line across the bottom through all layers of the honeycomb. This will enable the pumpkin to sit properly on the table.
  2. Once the honeycomb is cut, open it up and hold together with paper clips.
  3. Cut out a simple stem and two thin strips out of your card stock.
  4. Glue the stem to the inside of the top of the honeycomb.
  5. Curl the two stem strips by using scissors like you would curl ribbon. Be careful not to rip the stem strips.
  6. Now glue the curly strips along side of the stem.

Repeat as many times as you would like!  Cute and easy, right?

Happy crafting!

Lisa

Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Halloween Confetti Champagne Bottle

CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE

DIY Confetti Champagne Bottle | Fancy That

 

We’ve got a super simple and fun party favor idea for you today!  Your guests will love this confetti mini champagne bottle!  As a bonus, we’ve got a free printable tag for you too!  You can also purchase mini champagne bottles here.  We love One Hope Wine because every single bottle has a portion of sales donated to a charity.  By purchasing these mini bottles, you help provide one meal to a child in need.  Pretty awesome, right?  So drink up witches!

Supplies needed:

  • Champagne
  • Champagne glasses
  • White card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Packaging tape
  • Rock candy
  • Confetti
  • Free printable tag
  • Twine

DIRECTIONS FOR CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE

  1. Wrap packaging tape around the lower part of the champagne bottle.
  2. On a non stick surface roll champagne bottle in confetti being sure to cover all sticky places.
  3. Print out your free printable tag and punch a hole in the top. Loop twine through hole and tie to confetti champagne bottle.
  4. Once you are with your witches, pop open the bubbly and pour over your choice of rock candy.
  5. The champagne will bubble and turn the color and flavor of the rock candy. So delish. Drink if you dare!

Champagne and Rock Candy | Fancy That

 

DIY Halloween Wreath

DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH

Halloween Wreath DIY | Fancy That
Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

This wreath super easy to make and oh so cute!  Hang on your door for a festive way to welcome your guests in!

Supplies needed:

  • Clothespins
  • Metal wreath frame
  • White card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Orange + black washi tape
  • Free printable witches hat
  • Twine

DIRECTIONS

  1. Press washi tape to the clothespins, alternating colors orange and black. Trim excess washi tape.
  2. Clip clothespins to the inner wire loop.
  3. Once that’s all done print and cut out our cute witches hat. Punch a hole in the top of the hat. Loop twine through the hole and tie to the top middle of the wreath.
  4. Hang it up!  You don’t even need a hook to hang the wreath.  Just use the wire loop on back.

Happy Halloween!

Lisa

 

Fall Soup Recipes

Fall is my favorite time of year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love summer but I just love everything about fall – chilly sunny mornings, boots and scarves, changing leaves and making every kind of soup possible!    This fall, how about set up a soup bar!  Invite friends over to watch some football and offer a few different hearty soups instead of your typical chips and dip.  Pair your soups with yummy beer bread and a side salad for a meal that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Read on for a few of our faves!

 

Greatest Baked Potato Soup Ever! from willcookforsmiles.com #soup #potatosoup

Head over to Will Cook for Smiles for a great baked potato soup recipe!  Serve up toppings on the side with a cute hand stamped spoon for a festive touch!

 

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

How about an easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup? Check out The Little Kitchen for their delicious take on a yummy favorite.  My daughter is crazy about broccoli cheddar soup and couldn’t get enough of this one!

 

the-cozy-apronPhoto credit:  The Cozy Apron

This white bean stew with smoky bacon will for sure be a hit.  This might be my new go to soup recipe – it is SO good.  Head over to The Cozy Apron for the recipe (plus find even more delicious recipes to try!)

 

Photo credit:  Homemade Interest

Of course a chili bar is a fall meal – especially for football games!  We love to put out a big pot of chili with loads of toppings so everyone can make up their favorite bowl.  This Pale Ale Chili recipe from Homemade Interest is a perfect one – you can tailor the recipe to your crowd or even make a few batches if you have both vegetarians and meat eaters!  Find the recipe here!

Check out more of our  favorite soups and salads we’ve pinned just for you on Pinterest.

Enjoy!

 

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