March 16, 2010

The Fanciest of Birthdays: Setting the Scene

When I suggested to E that we do a Fancy Nancy party - and she agreed - I was thrilled. I love Fancy Nancy books. They are heartwarming, educational, and oh-so-cute. They make me sad for my friends who have all boys. :) So you can imagine the exhilaration (that's a fancy word for excitement) I felt while decorating for the party!

I covered a bookshelf in our dining room with a pink plastic tablecloth I found for $.39 in the clearance section of Walmart to create La Salon. The feathered boa and tiara were dollar store finds and the flowers were re-purposed from my father's funeral. (I think he would have gotten a kick out of that!) And, of course, the book is proudly displayed.

Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier (aka A's ballerina doll) also found a seat of honor, along with a sparkly E I found at Michaels and a strand of "pearls" I already had. The mirror - perfect for primping - was simply propped against the wall.

What's a Fancy Nancy party without a touch of Paris? Thanks, Beth, for the Eiffel Tower loan!

The Patisserie was elegantly decorated with an old sheet for a tablecloth (hey, these are 5 year olds!) and pink tulle sprinkled with silk roses (from the dollar store) to form the runner.

To create our fashion show stage, I hung a vintage (that's a fancy word for old) tablecloth from our bookshelves and decorated with sparkly hearts, another Walmart clearance find.

Come back tomorrow to find out how 8 fancy little ladies became even fancier!

I'm linking up with:
- DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
- Ready, Set, Vignette! @ The Stories of A to Z


  1. I adore this book series. ADORE. I remember buying the very first one when it just came out. I only bought it because I am Nancy and people called me Fancy Nancy. Now, my oldest has grown out of FN but my youngest adores her. I do too. Illustrations, content, and your bday party... DIVINE!

  2. my daughter ♥s all the Fancy Nancy books...i do too! i can't wait to see how fancy the part gets...looks like so much fun!

  3. I love seeing the party details and can't wait for more!! I also can't wait until Ansley's old enough for the fun. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love that ballerina doll and can't help myself from cuddling it every time I see it at Target. Love all the girliness!

  5. I love the idea of a FASHION SHOW... too much fun!!!!!

  6. That must have been a wonderful party!

  7. Where can I get that ballerina doll, my daughter used to have it and Target no longer sells it. Any help would be great. Thanks


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