My daughter loves books… and one of her favourite characters is Fancy Nancy. If you’ve never heard of her, you should check out her books! She is an amazingly bright little girl who loves butterflies, speaking French (everything sounds fancier in French!) and dressing up – the more accessories, the better. My daughter is very much like Nancy, so when it came time to decide on a theme for her birthday party, Fancy Nancy was the perfect choice.
Now there’s one thing you should know about me – I LOVE parties! I love planning them, going to them, and pretty much everything about them… the decorations, cake, the singing and celebration. Ever since I was little, I’ve adored them. And when it comes time to plan my kids’ parties each year, I go into overdrive, because it’s just so much fun! It’s also a lot of work, but I try to spread it out over the course of a few weeks, so it’s not as chaotic.
Pictures speak louder than words, so instead of describing it, here’s what the party looked like…
There were lots of fun activities for the kids to do, too. The girls made hair clips – sparkle foam crowns and butterflies decorated with assorted jewels and hot-glued onto metal hair clips like this; and bottle cap necklaces (I bought this kit from Michaels) that were a huge hit. The boys assembled and decorated these cool foam airplanes.
We capped off the party by taking a picture of the birthday girl with each of her guests before they left. It’s a fun tradition that we do every year, and we email each guest the picture with a nice thank-you message a few days (or weeks, if I’m disorganized!) after the party.
Happy party planning!