Monday, March 28, 2011

My Mom's Fancy Nancy Party!

My mom Nancy hadn't had a birthday party in over 20 years!  Don't get me wrong, we celebrate her birthday every year with cake and presents, etc. but that's pretty much the extent of it.  This year I decided that she needed (no, deserved) a birthday soiree that she will never forget!  When choosing the theme of the party, there was really only one choice...FANCY NANCY of course! 

Meet Fancy Nancy, my awesome mom!

We put on a fashion show which, as you can see, she loved!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Did Somebody Say Fancy?

Check out this adorable (and easy to make) t-shirt!  I am planning a "Fancy Nancy" party for my mom, Nancy.  I want all of her grandkids to be fancy, of course!  My first thought for the boys was to purchase tuxedo t-shirts but they were way over my budget.  I came across a tutorial for these appliqued tie onesies on and I decided to give it a try.  I followed the tutorial but had to enlarge everything to fit older kids.  I am happy to say that the shirts turned out great, my boys are super excited to wear them and I know my mom will adore them too!  Best of all, they act as party decor and they are a party favor that the boys can actually use again. What a concept!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Another year has passed and my Cash is 4!  To celebrate we went with a pirate theme!  I thought it would be a totally fun theme but I quickly realized that pirates are kind of...well...inappropriate for kids.  I had already purchased the supplies before I came to this realization so we kept the theme and did out best to clean it up and make it kid friendly and age appropriate.  We decorated treasure maps, played Pin the Treasure on the Map, walked the plank and followed clues to find the hidden treasure.  It turned out to be a success and my kiddo loved it.  In fact, all of the kids had fun.  And in the end that's what really matters.

My big 4 year old...Captain Calico Cash!

The cake was chocolate with buttercream frosting.  I used scrap-booking stickers for the ship & pirates, graham crackers for the sand and piping gel for the water.