Fancy NancyToday, I took my 3-1/2 year old to a Fancy Nancy Celebration Party at our local Barnes & Noble. Today's story time was in celebration of Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! All of the girls were to come in their frilliest Fancy Nancy inspired clothes. <---Seriously, how much fun is that! Okay, so maybe I was a little excited as well and I had a blast putting together Lilly's frilly outfit! Good thing Ya-Ya and Aunt Tate already took care of some of the accessories from the past two Christmas's. We already had the crown, boa, and the fancy nancy lace up slippers! So all that was left for me was the top and the tutu skirt! So here's what I did- for the shirt I bought a light pink t-shirt at my local Hobby Lobby for $2.99!! Then I went to the fabric department and bought some pink frilly ribbon and I sewed it around the sleeves. I had in my craft chest at home the jewels that I glued around the collar and this I did with my handy hot glue gun! For the tutu, well that was easy for me! If you follow my blog you will know that I have The Preppy Bee Tutu's! Yes, I started making Tutu's for fun and dress up accessories and now we just launched an online Esty store and currently only have been sold in local/regional boutiques. The tutu I made to fit her and it was made of lavender tulle, pink,purple, white pom poms, and of course a bright pink bow in back! Okay, seriously, I love Fancy Nancy and her books! We have so much fun reading them so putting this all together was so much fun for me! My daughter was so excited today that she could barely finish her breakfast before she came flying into the bathroom while I showered and wanted to know when she could put on her tutu! The tutu up until today was off limits! As much fun as I had making the tutu I was not up for making a second one at the last minute! If you know what I mean ;)
For the past two years, we have received for birthday and Christmas Fancy Nancy books and it wasn't until today that I talked to another mom and she told me about the Fancy Nancy Website! Oh, it is way cool and if you have a little princess you will need to check it out! Today, I downloaded the Fancy Nancy Paper doll page and printed it off on card stock. So far while I'm writing my post about the party she has been playing with the paper dolls!
I love comments and if you love Fancy Nancy in your house as much as we do I would love to hear about your frilly parties!
I'm just waiting now until I can plan the Fancy Nancy Birthday Bash! It looks like maybe that will have to be 5 or 6 because this year she has picked Little Mermaid <--yes, going be so FUN!! I already started planning my cake and decorations! Stay tuned!