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:
Jenna even ate most of one strawberry and TWO jello princesses!! Yay!
After the tea:
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!!