DIY Graduation Party Favors

Time to turn the tassels and toss the confetti! Graduation season is upon us! It’s time to celebrate that special grad in your life and all they’ve accomplished. So why not throw an unforgettable party!? Every good party ends with a party favor and I’ve got just the thing. Check out this darling candy favor complete with a fun cap and tassel! These would be so cool customized in your grad’s schools colors. You can always keep it sophisticated in black and white. At Fancy That, we offer candy favor tubes complete with a fun sticker and sixlets or gumballs in your favorite colors. Follow my simple DIY instructions to create a cute little tube topper to make your favors ready to shine on graduation day!

To make your own graduation party favors you will need:

Clear favor tubes filled with treats of your choice from Fancy That

Black Card Stock

Black Crepe Paper

A Medium Sized Black Brad

Scissors

Double Stick Tape

Hole Punch

Ruler

Paper Trimmer (optional)

Step 1: Cut two pieces of black card stock to make your cap. You’ll need one 2 x 2 inch square and one strip that measures 4″ long and 1/2″ wide. A paper trimmer makes cutting really easy, but it definitely can be done with a good old pair of scissors and a ruler.

Step 2: Wrap the strip of paper around the cap of the candy favor tube, securing it in place with double stick tape.

Step 3: Use the black crepe paper to make your tassel. You can customize your candy favors by using any color of crepe paper that matches your school colors! Measure and cut three 6″ strips of crepe paper. Stack them together and cut very thin strips. Begin at the bottom of the stack and stop about 3-4″ from the top. Continue fringing the crepe paper all the way across your stack.

Step 4: Fold your crepe paper about 4 times vertically until it is roughly 1/4″ wide or looks like the picture above. This does not need to be exact!

Step 5: Take the 2 x 2 black square of card stock and punch a small hole in the center. Using a brad, attach the crepe paper tassel to the square.

Step 6: Using double stick tape, adhere the square to the center of the candy favor tube lid. Now bend and fuss a little with your tassel until it looks just right. You may want to trim a little of the fringe to make it shorter depending on the look you’re going for.

Isn’t it so cute?! Our favor tubes come with a fun sticker to celebrate your grad. These party favors are not only quick and easy to assemble, but add that extra special touch to your celebration!

Call or come in today and we’ll assemble your candy favors for you. Top them with your handmade graduation caps and get ready to party!

Keep it fancy,

Angela

 

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

Easter Egg Ideas

Every Easter, I buy one of those cheap egg dye coloring kits that promises fun and bright Easter eggs… I usually end up with a messy kitchen, mediocre eggs and stained finger nails.  Well not this year!  I’ve found some of the cutest and truly unique egg decorating ideas for you to try.  These eggs are anything but dull and will definitely ignite your inner crafter!

Unicorns are everywhere! Why not add them to this year’s Easter baskets? Via Little Inspiration

 

These typography eggs say it all! Via Lovely Indeed

 


We are all about confetti! These confetti eggs will be the life of the party! Via Love The Day

 

These floral watercolor eggs are gorgeous! Via Dream A Little Bigger

 

Make your eggs sparkle and shine with this gilded marble look via Jennifer Kirk

 

Sprinkles on eggs? Yes please!! Via Studio DIY

 


Can you say adorable? Who would have thought these cute little cactus were crafted from eggs?! Via Delia Creates

 


The cuteness continues. I can’t get enough of these ice cream cone eggs via Kara’s Party Ideas

 


Try adding shimmer to your eggs by simply dipping one half in foil confetti.  Via Studio DIY

 


Please pass the glitter! These glittered Easter eggs will add just the right amount of sparkle to your Easter baskets. Via The Girl Inspired

 

I don’t know about you, but I am totally inspired and ready to make this year’s Easter eggs anything but ordinary!  Which eggs will you create this Easter?

Stay fancy,

Angela

Simple Easter Table Setting


It’s springtime!  Everything is so green and fresh.  Spring also means that Easter is on it’s way!  I love decorating my home for Easter with fresh flowers and potted greens. Bringing the outdoors in is a great way to freshen up any space.

Check out this nature inspired Easter tablescape created by Satori Design For Living. It’s lively, fresh and adds simple elegance to your Easter table setting.  These wheat grass peat pots make great party favors for your guests to take home too!  Check out this easy DIY by visiting Satori Design For Living.

Looking for more great ways to decorate for your Easter celebration?  Shop our fun Easter collection online or come visit our shoppe Tuesday through Saturday 10:30-6:30.  Let us help you make this Easter one to remember!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 

DIY Confetti Easter Eggs

 


We are crazy for confetti!  We just love all the beautiful color combinations and how it shouts “party time!” wherever it goes.  Confetti just brings on the happy!  I mean, everyone knows it’s not a party without the confetti!

Confetti isn’t just for throwing or sprinkling on tables anymore.  How fun are these adorable confetti Easter eggs by our friends at A Pumpkin And A Princess?  They are easy to create and would be a fun surprise in any Easter basket.  Just imagine smashing a confetti Easter egg over someone’s head and watching the confetti fly!  These fun filled eggs are sure to have everyone smiling this Easter. For simple step by step instructions head over to A Pumpkin And A Princess.  Looking for more great Easter ideas?  Shop our website or visit our Easter ideas board on Pinterest.

Fancy as always,

Angela

 

Easter Basket Balloon Pinata Eggs

Easter Egg Piñata | shopfancythat.com

 

Looking for a fun and unique idea for your Easter baskets this year?  Why not try out these fun balloon pinata eggs!  These little balloons are filled with small treats, toys and of course confetti!  They are such a cute addition to any Easter basket.  Want to know the best part?  You have to pop the balloon to get the loot inside! How fun is that?!

Here’s how to create your own balloon pinata Easter eggs:

 

What you’ll need:

11 or 12 inch balloons in assorted colors or patterns
Confetti
– Small trinkets, candies and/or gifts.  Use your imagination here, just be sure to  keep it small.

To assemble your balloon pinata eggs, stretch the opening of the balloon as wide as you can and begin putting in your goodies.  Don’t forget a few pinches of confetti!  Next simply blow up the balloon to your desired size and tie it off.  It’s that simple!

Easter Egg Piñata | shopfancythat.com

 

Isn’t it cute?  It looks like a giant Easter egg!

Easter Egg Piñata | shopfancythat.com

 

Place balloon pinata eggs in your Easter baskets or hide them around your house or yard for the ultimate Easter hunt!  These would also make great party favors at your next birthday celebration too.  Fill balloons with treats for party guests to take home!

Stop by Fancy That to find all of the supplies needed to make your very own balloon pinatas!  We have a variety of balloons and colorful confetti to make your balloon pinata eggs a real hit!  Hop on in today and let us help you pull together something fancy this Easter.

Fancy as always,

Angela

10 St. Patrick’s Day Party Decorations

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, which means it’s time to decorate! I’ve pulled together 10 of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day decorating ideas to make your celebration fun, festive and fancy!

Let’s start with your table décor. I love these mini clover pots! They are tiny, elegant and are the perfect shade of green. Use them as individual place settings or as a centerpiece. Then after your meal, guests can take them home as a party favor!

Via Chica and Jo

Another great centerpiece idea are these hand painted gold mason jars. Line the center of your table with a few of these. Add candles inside or small bunches of white flowers. Use different sized jars to add visual interest and height to your tablescape.

Via Mason Jar Crafts

These lucky penny printables would be a cute addition to each place setting. Place one card in the center of each plate at your table. It’s a fun and simple touch that won’t go unnoticed.

Via See Vanessa Craft

I think these printable shamrocks are darling! Add them to a paper straw and you’ve got a drink that’s Pinterest worthy and ready to party!

Via Lia Griffith

Aren’t these the cutest cups you’ve ever seen? These leprechaun belt cups are as simple to make as they are darling! How fun would these be on your St. Patrick’s Day table?

Via Cutefetti

Now for the rest of your space. Need a great backdrop? Check out this incredible DIY shamrock balloon wall! This is sure to make a statement at any party.

Via The House That Lars Built

Banners are a fun and easy way to dress up any space. Make your St. Patty’s Day perfect with these 3 printable banners. Hang them across your mantle or from a dessert bar or food table. Hang them individually or in groups for a bigger impact. I love how these are draped across a chalkboard!

Via Ella Claire

Feeling extra crafty? This do it yourself Lucky sign is classy and fun! This would be really cute hanging on your front door. I always say, your front porch is a great opportunity to greet guests with styled party décor. It’s a great way to give them a sneak peak of what’s inside!

Via Landeelu

Balloons are such a fun way to add dimension and flair to any party.  These clear confetti balloons are so pretty! With the addition of a few shamrock stickers, they are all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day!

Via Design Improvised

At Fancy That we carry balloons in several different sizes as well as clear balloons. Want confetti with that? We can customize your confetti balloons too! Just choose your colors and let us do the rest. Add shamrock stickers to the outside just like these and your DIY couldn’t be easier! Stop by our party shoppe and check out our balloon bar! We’ll help you pull together just the right look for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Balloon wands are all the rage. These shamrock balloon wands are fun and unique. They are easy to make and are just too cute! I especially love the tassel detail. You could add these to clear mason jars around your space, use them as a centerpiece on your table or as fun party favors for each of your guests.

Via The Flair Exchange

Don’t you just love it all? I hope these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas have inspired you to get crafty and to get decorating! With a little bit of luck, these simple touches will not only make your celebration beautiful but memorable as well.

Hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable


We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

diy mini donut pinata

Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

diy mini donut pinata

 

2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

diy mini donut pinata

 

3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

diy mini donut pinata

 

4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

diy mini donut pinata

 

5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

diy mini donut pinata

 

6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

diy mini donut pinata

7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

diy mini donut pinata

 

10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

diy mini donut pinata

 

There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

diy mini donut pinata

 

Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

diy donut pinata

 

And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up to receive your free printable donut tag!

diy donut pinata

 

Happy crafting!

Katie

 

Candyfetti Mini Trifles

 

Have you tried Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed yet?  Well…if you haven’t you are missing out!  It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and chewy.  Perfect to eat on it’s own or to sprinkle on cupcakes, ice cream, pancakes…anything your little heart desires really.

We used Candyfetti to make mini trifles for our upcoming Valentine’s Day party!  And let me tell you,  they were a hit by our taste testers!   You can make them too, just follow the recipe below:

 

Supplies

  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Spoons (I used Inkberry’s wooden hand stamped spoons)

Ingredients

  • Box of cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Candyfetti

I use the term “trifle” pretty loosely.  If you want to make a traditional trifle you could add custard and fruit, but since these cups are so small I just used frosting!  Make the cake according to the directions.  Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool, cut the cake in half length wise.

Candyfetti Cake

 

Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.

Candyfetti Cake

Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.

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Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.

Candyfetti Cake

Candyfetti Cake

Repeat the above steps one more time…

Candyfetti Cake

That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!

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Happy Baking!

Katie

Photo credits:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography