Get Your Mocktail On!

We heart Valentine’s Day! Although we try to spread the love all year round, it’s awesome having a day dedicated to showing someone (or someones) just how much you love them.  Sweeten up your sweethearts this year with some mouth watering mocktails that kids and adults will love!
Recipes
mocktails

Pink Crush

1 sphere lollipop crushed up

2 tbsp sugar

Sparkling raspberry flavored water (this should not be sweetened)

Crush up the lollipop in a bag, then mix in the sugar. Add a spoonful or two to your martini glass and top with sparkling water. Add straw, sip and enjoy!

Strawberry Floats

Strawberry Soda

Vanilla Ice Cream

Whipped Cream
So…I just eye balled things for this recipe. Scoop some vanilla ice cream into the tumbler and top with the strawberry soda. Add whipped cream and a fancy umbrella. Yum! Yum!
Love on the Rock
Sparkling Apple Cider (or champagne for those 21 and over)
Rock Candy
So Simple, yet so sophisticated! Pour the sparkling apple cider into the champagne flute, then add the rock candy. The rock candy will give the apple cider some additional flavor. C’est magnifique!
Shirley Temple
Grenadine
Ginger ale
Maraschino Cherry
You can’t beat this classic mocktail! Again, I just eyeballed this recipe…so all you need to do is pour the ginger ale into the wine glass and add grenadine to taste. Top with a maraschino cherry (or a few).
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If you want a little extra sumpin-sumpin add a splash of your favorite booze to any of the above recipes.
Happy mocktailing!
Katie



DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable

diy pinata | fancy that

We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

diy mini donut pinata

Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

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2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

diy mini donut pinata

 

3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

diy mini donut pinata

 

4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

diy mini donut pinata

 

5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

diy mini donut pinata

 

6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

diy mini donut pinata

7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

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10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

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There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

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Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

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And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up here to receive your free printable tag!

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Happy crafting!

Katie

 




Candyfetti Mini Trifles

Candyfetti Trifle Recipe | www.shop-fancythat.com

Have you tried Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed yet?  Well…if you haven’t you are missing out!  It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and chewy.  Perfect to eat on it’s own or to sprinkle on cupcakes, ice cream, pancakes…anything your little heart desires really.

We used Candyfetti to make mini trifles for our upcoming Valentine’s Day party!  And let me tell you,  they were a hit by our taste testers!   You can make them too, just follow the recipe below:

 

Supplies

  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Spoons (I used Inkberry’s wooden hand stamped spoons)

Ingredients

  • Box of cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Candyfetti

I use the term “trifle” pretty loosely.  If you want to make a traditional trifle you could add custard and fruit, but since these cups are so small I just used frosting!  Make the cake according to the directions.  Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool, cut the cake in half length wise.

Candyfetti Cake

 

Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.

Candyfetti Cake

Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.

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Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.

Candyfetti Cake

Candyfetti Cake

Repeat the above steps one more time…

Candyfetti Cake

That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!

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Happy Baking!

Katie

Photo credits:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 




Simple Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Here is a simple and delicious cocktail recipe that is perfect to make to celebrate with your sweetie!  You can find cute sentiment glasses and rock candy in our Orenco Station shoppe!

Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe!

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • ginger ale
  • ice
  • frozen strawberries
  • rock candy

You Rock Cocktail

Fill your glass with ice and a few frozen strawberries. Pour over vodka shot and then top with ginger ale. Finish it off with a stick of rock candy!

This makes a great mocktail for the kids too – just eliminate the vodka!

Happy sipping!




Super Bowl Sunday Ideas

Are you ready for some football???

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and that means food, friends and a whole lot of fun!  This Super Bowl Sunday, why not host your very own SOUPer Bowl party!  Invite friends over to watch the big game and offer a few different hearty soups instead of your typical chips and dip.  Pair your soups with yummy beer bread and a side salad for a meal that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Read on for a few of our faves!

 

Greatest Baked Potato Soup Ever! from willcookforsmiles.com #soup #potatosoup

Head over to Will Cook for Smiles for a great baked potato soup recipe!  Serve up toppings on the side with a cute hand stamped spoon for a festive touch!

 

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

How about an easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup? Check out The Little Kitchen for their delicious take on a yummy favorite.  My daughter is crazy about broccoli cheddar soup and couldn’t get enough of this one!

 

the-cozy-apronPhoto credit:  The Cozy Apron

This white bean stew with smoky bacon will for sure be a hit.  This might be my new go to soup recipe – it is SO good.  Head over to The Cozy Apron for the recipe (plus find even more delicious recipes to try!)

 

Photo credit:  Homemade Interest

Of course a chili bar is a classic football watching meal!  We love to put out a big pot of chili with loads of toppings so everyone can make up their favorite bowl.  This Pale Ale Chili recipe from Homemade Interest is a perfect one – you can tailor the recipe to your crowd or even make a few batches if you have both vegetarians and meat eaters!  Find the recipe here!

Check out more of our  favorite soups and salads we’ve pinned just for you on Pinterest.

Ready, Set, Hut!

 




Galentine’s Day Party Ideas

Did you know February 13th is Galentine’s Day?  What is Galentine’s Day you ask?  Well, according to Leslie Knope (from the TV show Parks and Recreation):  “It’s only the best day of the year!  Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husband and boyfriends at home and just come kick it breakfast style.  Ladies celebrating ladies.”

Sounds awesome to us!  For our Galentine’s Day celebration we’re keeping it super casual…donuts, no make-up, yoga pants, sweatshirts, ponytail’s (we like to be comfortable!).

We’ve rounded up some super cute Galentine’s Day ideas just for you – check it out!

Treat yo’ self and your friends to a little bag full of goodies!  We love how the gals over at Style Me Pretty used paper straws to make the arrows!

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty
Via: Style Me Pretty

We love giving and receiving cards!  Especially when there is something really heartfelt written inside.  The ladies over at Amy Pohler’s Smart Girl’s have rounded up some amazing (and free) cards for you to download!

Artist: Alyssa Wigant http://www.alyssawigant.com
Artist: Alyssa Wigant

Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake.  Need I say more?

Via Hoosier Homemade
Via Hoosier Homemade

Who doesn’t love having their nails done?  This DIY Nail Polish Bar from Something Turquoise is perfect for any Galentine’s Day soiree!  And you can get those amazing balloon letters by clicking here!

Via Something Turquoise
Via Something Turquoise

What’s a party without decorations?!  Stop into the shop and pick up a few honeycomb hearts and fans to make your Galentine’s Day extra special for your lady friends!

Valentine's decorations

Happy Galentine’s Day to all you Fancy Ladies!  Love ya, mean it!

Angela




DIY Heart Pinata

Here at Fancy That we’re lovers, not fighters. With that in mind we designed this DIY Heart Pinata so you can tug on its heart strings (because smashing hearts to pieces on Valentine’s Day just seems wrong). If you pull the correct ribbon the heart will open up and the candy will flow out.

DIY Heart Pinata

 

This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe or Crepe Paper

Here’s how we did it:

Break down your cardboard box. You’ll want two big pieces for the front and back and several smaller pieces for the sides.

DIY Heart Pinata

Next get some paper and cut out a heart. I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and taped them together. Then I folded them in half and drew half a heart. I cut out the heart and taped it in place on top of a big cardboard piece and cut it out. Do this again to the second big piece of cardboard.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

The box I used  had skinny sides – if your box is a equal on all sides, you’ll want to cut a few thin pieces for the sides of your pinata. The width of your strips will depend on how wide you want your pinata to be.

DIY Heart Pinata

Before attaching the side pieces you can bend them all over so they curve easily around the heart pieces.

Now you can start taping the side pieces to the heart pieces. I used regular tape, but you can use any tape you want. The guts of the pinata do not have to look pretty 🙂

DIY Heart Pinata

When you get to the bottom tip of the heart leave a little extra cardboard, this will act as the trap to keep the candy in the pinata. Staple the winning ribbon to the inside of this piece.

DIY Heart Pinata DIY Heart Pinata

To hang the pinata I used a long piece of twine and knotted the two ends together. Place the twine in between the two sides and center it. Take the stapler and staple the twine inside the cardboard a couple of times (or a lot of times like I did) You’ll want the knotted end of the twine to be inside the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Now you can attach the top of the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

Look how cute that is already!

Ok, time to attach the rest of the ribbons. I did mine in a few different colors and cut them all different lengths.

DIY Heart Pinata

I taped the ribbons on to all sides with tape. Try not to tape over ribbon that has already been taped because it will pull both ribbons off at the same time. These do not have to be taped on well – you want them to come off easily.

DIY Heart Pinata

Once you have your ribbons attached heat up that glue gun!

You can use crepe paper or fringe to cover your pinata.  I used 3 colors of fringe – red, fuchsia and white. Side note: don’t put the glue on the tape holding down the ribbons – glue around it.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Fill the pinata with candy and tuck the trap door into the the pinata.

You did it! Now take a few seconds to admire your work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Happy crafting!

Katie




How To Hygge, Fancy Style

How To Hygge | Fancy That

The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you need to let the old winter winds of January and February get you down.  In fact, winter is the perfect time to enjoy hygge.  

What is hygge you ask?

Hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is a Danish concept of creating happiness, comfort and coziness in our lives.  Think a crackling fire, a pair of cozy socks, a warm blanket, lots of candlelight, a warm cup of tea, good friends and great food.  

All of us at Fancy That practice hygge.  So we decided to share our tips on how to hygge fancy style.  

Tip 1:  Light those candles!  The glow of a candle is the best way to embrace the hygge tradition.  We have a great selection of the best smelling candles on this planet.  One of our favorites is our Paddywax soy candle collection.  These candles come in a variety of colors and scents – the salted grapefruit is a staff favorite!   The cute jar with an aluminum lid is so pretty you will want to reuse the jar once the candle has run its course.

Salted Grapefruit | Fancy That

Note:  Even the act of lighting a candle can be made special with our darling matches.  They are so pretty with their colored tips.

Matches | Fancy That

Tip 2:  Put on the kettle and brew up a cup of tea.  Tea has always been important to Fancy That.  We only carry the best.  We have yummy flavors such as  candied apple or earl grey macaron just to name a few.

Earl Grey Macaron Tea | Fancy That

Tip 3:  There is something special about a well made mug that makes you happy to just to look at.  Our 14 oz mugs with gold detailings are not only pretty but can be inspiring or snarky. Whatever makes you smile!  Come check out our selection and pick one that tickles your fancy.

Good Vibes Only Mug | Fancy That

Tip 4:  Find the best cozy socks you can.  We especially like theses from Portland’s own Sock Dreams.  Angora can not be beat for comfort and style.

Tip 5:  Choose the ultimate blanket. We love Pendleton and their merino wool throws.  

Tip 6:  Now that you have lit the candles, put on some socks, gotten wrapped up in a blanket with a hot cuppa, all you need is a little delicious treat.  Try our Seattle Chocolates truffles and bars.  There are so many amazing flavors.  My favorite is espresso!  

Seattles Chocolate | Fancy That

 

Apply these 6 tips each day and you are on your way to a cozy happy winter.  Hygge kits make a lovely gift –  stop by our Orenco Station shoppe and we will help you put one together! 

Visit our pinterest board for more ideas on how to hygge!
Happy Hygge-ing,

Ann




Lapel Pins

Listen, we need to talk about your flair…

Lapel pins are all the rage now, didn’t you know?! Fancy That just got in some awesomely cute pins for your lovely lapels. Not only are these pins super fun but they are from Oregon’s very own Little Arrow.

Loving this unicorn pin! It’s so on point – don’t quit your day dream! Like, for real, okay?

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

All the heart eyes for this set of lapel pins…

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

Maybe my favorite pin! Definitely wearing this one with pride 🙂

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

This rainbow pin is so amazing and cute AF!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

How can you not feel happy looking at this adorable little pill?!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

So, just to review:

  • all the rage
  • awesomely cute
  • super fun
  • local

So much good stuff in one little package! Stop by Fancy That to get yours! We’ll be waiting for you!

 




Chocolate Covered Kettle Corn Recipe

We’ve got an amazing kettle corn recipe for you to try. We’ve fancied ours up by drizzling it with chocolate, adding a sprinkling of sprinkles and served it in one of our cute treat bags (these also serve as portion control because you could totally eat the whole batch).  They make a great addition to a dessert table or as a party favor!  Enjoy!
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Kettle Corn Recipe

1/4 cup vegetable oil (or try coconut oil for added flavor)

1/2 cup un-popped pop corn

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Sprinkles

1. Place the oil in a large pot along with 3 pop corn kernels.

2. Turn the heat to medium high.

3. While that’s heating up, get out a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or foil sprayed with oil.

4. Once the test kernels have popped add the rest of the kernels and the sugar to the pot.

5. Stir to coat kernels with sugar.

6. Cover the pot and continually move it back and forth to prevent popcorn from burning. Move the pot off the burner a couple times.

7. Once the popping slows down pour the pop corn onto the prepared baking tray.

8. Sprinkle hot corn with salt.

9. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 20 seconds or so.

10. Pour melted chocolate into a zip lock bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners.

11. Pipe/drizzle the chocolate onto the pop corn.

12. Sprinkle with sprinkles.

13. Place in the refrigerator so the chocolate can harden.Sampling before you do so, of course.

14. Once the chocolate has hardened break up the pop corn and scoop it into treat bags and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups.