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

10 Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is the sweetest of holidays. It’s filled with love notes, caring gestures and of course sweet treats! This Valentine’s Day, treat all of the sweethearts in your life to something deliciously fancy made by you! I’ve pulled together 10 Valentine’s Day treat recipes that anyone is sure to love.

Looking for something simple and sweet? Try these Strawberry Angel Food Skewers.

Via My Own Road

I am a chocoholic at heart. These Baileys Molten Lava Cakes for 2 look incredible!

Via 3 Yummy Tummies

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a little red velvet. Aren’t these Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies so pretty?

Via The Novice Chef

You won’t have to try too hard to win them over with Red Velvet Cake Bites. Super easy and super sweet!

 

Via Six Sisters Stuff

Sugar cookies are always a crowd pleaser. Take them to the next level by adding a little extra love. I can’t get over these Marbled Valentine Sugar Cookies!

Via Baked By Rachel

I do love a good rice crispy treat! These XOXO Rice Crispy Treats are gushing with cuteness. I know my kids would love to help make these too.

Via Two Sisters Crafting

How about some simple Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting? I am especially fond of the “love” detail written out in colored candy melts.

Via Life, Love and Sugar

Truffles are a Valentine’s Day staple at my house. These Raspberry Dusted Chocolate Fudge Brownie Truffles will make you swoon!

Via Spabettie

Another simple, yet festive treat are these Cherry Almond Cookies. They are beautiful and have just the right amount of sweetness.

Via The Kitchen Is My Playground

If you crave cookie dough like I do, then look no further. I am in love with these Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Hearts. They have peanut butter in them too. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Via Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

So many choices! Valentine’s treats are not only fun to make, but even more fun to give. Share the love this Valentine’s Day and pass out your home made goodies to friends, teachers and neighbors too! Come into Fancy That and we’ll help you find the perfect packaging. We have clear boxes and bags to really show off your handy work. As well as treat bag and gable boxes in lots of colors and patterns. We even have Valentine tags, flags and fun shred to add that special heartfelt touch. All that hard work deserves to be delivered in style! Stop in or visit us here to shop all our Valentine treat packaging selections.

I hope these Valentine’s Day treat ideas add a little sweetness and a whole lot of love to your heart day celebration. Which ones will you choose?

Much love,

Angela