Fancy Nancy

Whew!  What a crazy couple of weeks.  We had school starting for both kids, the Fancy Nancy party, a trip to Michigan for Labor Day, etc.

I’ve gotten a couple of questions about what a Fancy Nancy party is…  Well, we didn’t get very many good pictures (we are terrible about taking in the moment and leaving the camera sitting on a table somewhere), but I’ll try to explain.

Fancy Nancy is a character in a children’s book.  She dresses in over-the-top fancy dress-up clothes and speaks in French, and uses big words like “gorgeous” and explains, “That’s a fancy word for pretty.”

Anyway, my mother-in-law really enjoys sharing the books with Emma, and decided to host a Fancy Nancy party at her house and invite several of Emma’s friends.  The invitations instructed them to wear their fancy clothes to the “soiree.”

The girls had a lot of fun trading dress-up clothes and doing a fashion show for the adults.

After they played, it was time for the fancy meal.  My mother-in-law made some really fancy-looking food.  They had little chicken salad sandwiches, little peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cream cheese and strawberries on squares of nutty bread, chicken salad tarts, cupcakes, meatballs, chips, etc.  She also had pink lemonade in a punch bowl with ice cubes that each had a raspberry frozen in the center of them.  The lemonade was served in Eiffel Tower sippers.  The adults enjoyed the food, too!

Then each of the kids was given a picture of the group and a picture frame to decorate.  They also each got a magic wand to decorate.

A fun time was had by all!

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Posted on September 7, 2008, in Emma, Play Dates and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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