4th of July Entertaining

America’s birthday is almost here! Time to celebrate her greatness with a spectacular party! Fancy That has put together a simple, yet stunning patriotic party and every thing you need to recreate this look is available at the shop!

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From Fancy to Fanciest, we’ve got a party package that will work with your budget! Just pop into the shop and one of our Party Experts will help you pull everything together! Trust us, no matter what level of fancy you choose, you’re guests will be totally impressed with your party throwing skills!

Fancy Party for 16 under $75

  • 1 pack striped Popcorn Box set of 5 – $3.50
  • 1 pack red or navy Popcorn Box set of 12 – $3.95
  • 1 pack 4th of July Party Dots set of 12 – $5.95
  • 2 packs small red plates set of 8 – $7.90
  • 1 pack navy striped napkins set of 20 – $4.95
  • 1 pack of navy or red straws set of 25 – $4.95
  • 2 packs hand stamped forks set of 10 – $9.90
  • 1 pack of navy dot baking cups set of 25 – $6.95
  • 2 honeycomb balls in red and white – $5.00
  • 1 small navy pom pom – $3.95
  • 2 packs of tassels in red and white – $9.90
  • 1 white table cloth – $4.95

Fancier Party for 16 under $150

  • 2 pack striped Popcorn Box set of 5 – $7.00
  • 1 pack red or navy popcorn box, set of 12 – $3.95
  • 1 pack 4th of July Party Dots set of 12 – $5.95
  • 2 packs small red plates set of 8 – $7.90
  • 1 pack navy striped napkins set of 20 – $4.95
  • 1 pack of red and 1 pack of navy paper straws, set of 25 – $9.90
  • 2 packs hand stamped forks set of 10 – $9.90
  • 1 pack of navy dot baking cups set of 25 – $6.95
  • 2 honeycomb balls in red and white – $5.00
  • 1 small navy pom pom – $3.95
  • 2 packs of tassels -1 in red and 1 in white – $9.90
  • Inkberry Pom Pom Garland – $12.95
  • 1 white table cloth – $4.95
  • 8 lollipops – $23.60
  • 16 daisy cut mason jar lids – $15.20
    • (these fit on any standard size mason jar, so you can use jars that you already have)

Fanciest Party for 16 under $250

  •  2 packs striped Popcorn Box set of 5 – $7.00
  • 1 pack red and 1 pack navy popcorn box, set of 12 – $7.90
  • 2 packs 4th of July Party Dots set of 12 – $11.90
  • 2 packs small red plates set of 8 – $7.90
  • 1 pack navy striped napkins set of 20 – $4.95
  • 1 pack of navy striped, 1 pack of red striped, 1 pack of red dot straws, set of 25 – $14.85
  • 2 packs hand stamped forks set of 10 – $9.90
  • 1 pack of navy dot baking cups set of 25 – $6.95
  • 2 honeycomb balls in red and white – $5.00
  • 1 small navy pom pom – $3.95
  • 4 packs of tassels, 2 in red and 2 in white – $19.80
  • Inkberry Pom Pom Garland – $12.95
  • 1 white table cloth – $4.95
  • 16 lollipops – $47.20
  • 16 mason jars with lids – $52.00

4th of July Celebration

Popcorn BoxesHoneycomb Balls and Pom Pom

Mason Jars and Straws

Baking Cups  GarlandPlate, Napkin, Fork

 

Portland 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks

I don’t know about you, but I love celebrating the 4th of July! The parades, the parties, and the fireworks – they really bring out everyone’s patriotic spirit! So whether your hanging around Portland or venturing outside city limits, Fancy That’s got the inside scoop on where to celebrate Independence Day! Don’t forget to stop into the shop to pick up some 4th of July party supplies and treats!

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Local Celebrations

Here’s a list of some spots to get a great view of the firework shows in Portland! (Thanks to our friends over at PDXPipeline)

  • Hawthorne Bridge
  • Inner SE Morrison
  • Mount Tabor
  • Rose Test Gardens
  • Top of PSU parking garage on 6th and Harrison
  • Portland City Grille
  • NE Marine Drive docks
  • Sellwood Park
  • West Hills

Out of Town Celebrations

Happy Birthday America!

 

 

Patriotic Paper Straw Wreath Tutorial

Ready to add a fancy patriotic decoration to your home? Here’s how with this simple paper straw wreath.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Supplies

  • Hot glue gun
  • Wreath form – I used a 9’ wreath form because I needed a bigger wreath for my wall but you can use any size just adjust your straw purchase
  • Scissors
  • Small amount of yarn or twine
  • Pinwheels to add a bit of fun – I made three pinwheels using Martha Stewart’s scoring tool. Follow the directions provided in the scoring tool they are super easy. (Optional)

 

Fancy That Supplies

  • 2 Packs of sailor striped blue paper straws
  • 2 packs of candy apple red diagonal paper straws (I didn’t use all the straws in each pack so you will have leftovers to use for patriotic drinks)
  • Washi tape

 

Here goes:

First place a bit of twine or yarn around the wreath to make a loop for hanging.

Once that is done start wrapping your wreath form with washi tape. This is super easy and makes such a difference to the finished look of your wreath.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Now because I wasn’t sure how many straws I would actually use I frayed the ends of the red straws and cut the blue straws as I placed them around the wreath.

Fraying the ends of the red straws: I wanted to add a special touch to this wreath so I used scissors to cut slits in the end of the red straws and pushed open the end so they flared out. I think this adds a bit of a fireworks feel to the wreath.

I cut the blue straws almost in half. This is totally where your creativity comes in. Choose whatever length you feel like but be sure to be consistent when cutting the blue straws.

Add the first row of straws by using the hot glue gun.  Alternating colors. Place the straws flush with the inside of the wreath.  This is very important. Work your way around the wreath.  Don’t worry about keeping the straws tight just make sure they are as evenly spaced as possible and flush with the inside edge of the wreath form.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Once your first layer is done you can elect to stop there add the pinwheels and hang that puppy up.

But if you want something a little different here’s how:

I used the cut-off pieces of blue and I cut the red straws to the same length.  I added a second row right over the first. Once that was done I made my pinwheels and clustered them together for visual impact.

Now sit back, sip your patriotic drink and admire your handy work.

Party On!