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

 

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

 

 

Decadent Creations Grand Opening Bash!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of Decadent Creations Micro Shop in Fancy That!

Photo op with all the awesome people who came out to celebrate!

Bottles were popping, the champagne was flowing, and the cake was being devoured.

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Cake flight! From left to right: The Salty Dog, Pink Lady, Carrot Cake, Passion Fruit Tres Leche, Almonds and Chocolate

The Mayor of Hillsboro, Jerry Willey, even stopped by to eat some cake and help Lisa and Mindy cut the ceremonial ribbon with the biggest scissors we’ve ever seen!

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Cutting the ceremonial ribbon!
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Kanpai! The Mayor toasting Lisa and Mindy
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Let them eat cake! Hillsboro Chamber Vice President Julie Ames, Chamber President Deanna Palm, Mayor Jerry Willey and Chamber member Tom Brandt.

Great things are happening at Fancy That!

Fancy That + Decadent Creations = Cloud 9
Fancy That + Decadent Creations = Cloud 9

Decadent Creations Micro Shop

You can’t have a party without cake! Fancy That has combined forces with the fabulous Decadent Creations to become your one stop shop for all things wonderful. Now you can get your party supplies and pick up some tasty treats. Once you enter the shop you’ll feel like you’re on cloud 9.

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A little peak at the new micro shop and some of Fancy That’s awesome goodies

You might have heard of Decadent Creations and its owner, Mindy Simmons. She was the victor on Food Network’s Chopped. She’s also a woman around town, with booths at 6 different Portland area farmers markets.

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Lisa and Mindy break a cookie ribbon on the opening day of Decadent Creations Micro Shop
Lisa and Mindy hamming it up in the photo booth
Lisa and Mindy hamming it up in the photo booth

So stop in and check out all the deliciousness! We’ve got 12 different flavors of macarons, a variety of cakes and cake slices, as well as a fully stocked cookie bar and seasonal treats! Don’t know what to get? Try a slice of their best seller the Salty Dog cake – a devils food cake with salted caramel ganache, homemade toffee chunks and flaky sea salt (hold on while I wipe the drool off the keyboard)…

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Are you drooling yet?

Seriously, what are you waiting for?! Run, don’t walk to Fancy That and get your dessert on! (No, really run! It will help burn off some calories – you’re welcome).

Don’t miss the Decadent Creations Micro Shop Grand Opening Party on April 25th from 4-6 pm.

Happy indulging!