Fancy Nancy Tea Party

24 Feb

My Aunt C invited Jenna and I over for a Fancy Nancy Tea Party! What fun! Jenna and I have been enjoying Fancy Nancy books from our library lately, and Jenna has been very into the idea of dressing “fancy” and using fancy words. If you haven’t read Fancy Nancy, I highly recommend the books (and there are MANY). I steered clear of them for a while because somehow I was under the impression that she was a little bit spoiled and pretentious (a la Eloise). I’m so glad we finally gave them a try! Unlike Eloise, Nancy lives with her parents, one little sister and a dog. She loves dressing fancy, using fancy words (even in French!), and dreams about visiting Paris. She’s very down to earth, and her adventures (as well as the lessons she learns) make it easy for kids to relate. Each book is full of lots of great vocabulary lessons (fascinating is a “fancy” word for interesting) as well as some sort of lesson, either about life & relationships or nature & the world. Awesome.

My aunt went to a lot of work to make the tea a fabulous success. She sent us an invitation last week made out of Fancy Nancy fabric that she stitched onto a postcard and edged with lace. Adorable. The invitation gave Jenna a whole week to build her anticipation and excitement, and I’m pretty sure we talked about it every day. We counted the days, and she carefully planned (and changed multiple times) what we would wear and which babies we would take. Today, she woke extra early and was practically bouncing out of bed. When we arrived, we found the cardboard Fancy Nancy pictured above, and here are some peeks at the rest of our tea:

Miniature tea set

Fancy Nancy plates

Fancy Nancy placemats for coloring that included Fancy Nancy trivia! Fun!

These tiny table decorations she found online

Tiny treats including Mini M&Ms, “Fairy Bread,” & finger Jello “princesses”

Jenna even ate most of one strawberry and TWO jello princesses!! Yay!

After the tea:

Jenna works on Fancy Nancy printouts (including mazes, dot-to-dots, etc.) with Aunt C

Making a thank you card for the library (who provided the large Fancy Nancy cutout)

Happy girl poses

Tired girl reads Fancy Nancy with Aunt C

I’d say the party was a complete success! I’ll leave you with a couple close-ups of the adorable tiny tea set (that was Aunt C’s when she was Jenna’s age!)

Update! Here’s a link for a BUNCH of great Fancy Nancy free printables! Scroll down to the Fancy Nancy section and have fun!!


Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Book Reviews, Family, Jenna, Random Fun


10 responses to “Fancy Nancy Tea Party

  1. PrincessJenn

    February 24, 2011 at 8:42 am

    That is so incredibly cool. Your aunt seriously rocks.

  2. Heather

    February 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

    What an incredible gift…the gift of time to a little person!

    AND, who is the adorable yellow stuffed toy tucked under J’s adorable left arm?

  3. PsychMamma

    February 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    PrincessJenn –

    We think so too! 🙂

  4. PsychMamma

    February 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Heather –

    Hehe! That’s Sam. He’s her current best (stuffed) friend. He even went to the dentist with her. The hygienist asked if she should check Sam’s teeth & Jenna gave her “the look” and said, “He’s not REAL.” He has shoes, a vest and pants that offer practice with zippers, buttons, velcro, tying, snaps and buckles. But she doesn’t like practicing as much as she likes Sam.

  5. punkinmama

    February 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Now that is an awesome Aunt!!

    Looks like so much fun! But I was also hoping for a Fancy Psychmamma picture!

  6. PsychMamma

    February 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Punkinmama –

    Ha! Nice try. I prefer to remain mysteriously incognito. 🙂

  7. Kathy Richardson

    April 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It all looks amazing! I am looking for the colouring placemat – can you help?
    Kathy aka Grandma

  8. PsychMamma

    April 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Kathy –

    My aunt got them from our local library, and she’s pretty sure they got them online. I’ve looked and all I’ve come up with so far is this

    which is a placemat, but not a coloring/trivia one. I’ll keep looking and pass it on if I find something!

  9. newsong

    December 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    do you know where she got the fancy nancy life size cutout

  10. PsychMamma

    December 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Newsong –

    She got it from her local library! I have no idea where they got it. Sorry.


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