Monday, May 14, 2012

A Fancy Nancy Soiree

We had the pleasure over the weekend of attending quite a fancy soiree in honor of my daughters' best friend's 4th birthday.  It was quite splendid (that's fancy for great).  If you aren't familiar with the Fancy Nancy books, she's a young girl who likes all things spectacular.  And when you're four, spectacular means over the top glam and glitter!

Happy 4th Birthday to one of my favorite kids, Miss Ella.  

Here are some of my absolute favorite elements of the party:

Dazzling Decor

The children's sized table was perfect for the pint-sized party attendees.  Each place was set with Fancy Nancy paper goods, a pink poodle (Nancy's poodle is named Frenchy), and a glittery butterfly placeholder.

The Eiffel Tower was great for photos and made you feel like you were reading Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris.  Spoiler Alert:  Nancy feels pretty silly when she finds out he's from Paris, Texas.  

Each chair was covered with a pink pillowcase (the seam was cut to allow it to fit perfectly over the little chairs) and decorated with wings.

Tulle cascaded in all directions from the patio cover.  It made the girls' space feel defined and extra special since it was theirs.

Ohh la la!  This was the grown-up cake!  The younger guests dined on cupcakes from the cupcake decorating bar and ice cream sundaes.

Elegant Ensembles

Party guests received purple boas, white lace umbrellas, gloves, and pink tutus.  The best part was that it didn't end there.  The party incorporated tons of fun crafts and activities for the fashionistas.  They decorated hats, made beaded bracelets, and on and on.  My craft-loving daughters were in heaven!

Beautiful hats ready to be fancified.  


Not to be outdone, Ethan suited up in a tuxedo onesie.

With such a glamorous outfit, the birthday girl needed a captivating coiffure (and a cookie).  The cousin of the mama happens to be in beauty school so she did hair and nails.

More fun photos from the party...

We love fancy

Mama and the birthday girl
Happy with her creation at the cupcake decorating bar