Delectable Baked Goods Pop Up + Orenco Tree Lighting

marshmallows

photo courtesy of Katie Hickenbottom Photography

Yay, the holiday season is officially upon us!  It’s absolutely the most fun time of year around here.  Twinkle lights are already lining the streets of Orenco, but the celebration really gets into full swing with the Orenco Tree Lighting on December 3rd!  In its 4th year, the Orenco Tree lighting has something for everyone – crafts and activities for the kids, super yummy food, live music and of course, Santa Claus!  At the shoppe, we will have holiday specials and are so excited to welcome back our favorite bakery, Delectable Baked Goods!  It really is the perfect time of year to indulge in delectable sweet treats and luckily they will have a ton of fun offerings for all – from adorable sugar cookies to delicate french macarons to handcut fluffy marshmallows and delish peppermint bark.  Of course, they will also have their super fun holiday cookie kits too, which are totally perfect to decorate during holiday get-togethers for all ages!  The tree lighting festivities start at 5pm, but you can beat the crowds and come to Fancy That early.  We will be here all day (10:30am-7pm) and Delectable Baked Goods will be joining us starting at 3pm.

 

See you soon!

LeAnn




Easy Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gift Ideas | Fancy That

 

It’s not a secret that at Fancy That gift giving is always done in style.  We found the cutest beer greeting carriers that are the perfect container for assorted beer, soda or wine splits.

Hostess Gift Ideas | fancy that

You can even leave two spaces for our tubes filled with sweet and spicy nuts to create a very clever and cute gift.  If you love this idea as much as we do, you can find the recipe here.   Be sure to download our free printable sticker to crank up the fancy factor.

Christmas Beer Box

If you are searching for something smaller check out our cute baking cups and cello.  They are the perfect size to spread holiday cheer around the office or school.  Need even more ideas?  Choose from a large assortment of boxes perfect for your food item DIY’s.

Holiday Gift Boxes | Fancy That

Whether you use store bought nuts or use this tasty recipe your gift is sure to be a hit with a little fancy twist.

 

Cheers,

Ann




Warm Winter Drinks

Brrrr! Come on in and cozy up by the fire. I’ll make you a cocktail that will warm you right up. How about a Spicy Toddy made with locally made RAFT Lemon Ginger Syrup?

RAFT Spicy Toddy
Source: RaftSyrups.com
In the mood for something a little more decadent? How about a rich spiked and spiced hot cocoa topped with a dollop of whipped cream?
spiced-cocoa
Photo courtesy: Katie Hickenbottom Photography

Locally owned, Treehouse Drinking Chocolate, which can also be found at Fancy That, has a nice kick to it and with the addition of Bourbon, Rum or Kahlua it will be sure to take the chill out of those long, cold winter nights.

If you are looking for a non chocolate drink to warm you up try this Hot Buttered Rum Nog from A Cocktail Life.

Source: ACocktailLife.com

Are you following Fancy That on Pinterest? Go check out the Warm Winter Drinks board for even more cocktail inspiration!

Happy drinking!
Katie



Little Chickie Shop Pop Up

Little Chickie Shop

 

Small Business Saturday is going to be twice as BIG this year! Just in time for the holidays, Little Chickie Shop is popping into Fancy That. Yep, Little Chickie makes the absolute cutest accessories for kids. I’m talking about bows & headbands, bandana bibs & bowties and so much more! And she just added the loveliest foldover clutches for all you fancy fashionistas out there! Little Chickie’s baubles will add the perfect touch of whimsy to your kiddo’s outfits throughout the entire year, but will especially make their outfits pop during the holidays – I’m thinking family gatherings and holiday pics too!

So mark your calendars and support small business in a BIG way this November 26th. We will be open from 10:30am-6:30pm and Little Chickie Shop will be joining us from 10am-5pm.

Party on,

LeAnn




Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas

Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a piping hot cup of hot cocoa! Top that hot cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream and cookies and chocolate chips…you really want hot cocoa now, right? Well, mix up a big batch and invite some friends over!

 

Our sweet friend Pilar over at Vintage Mingle styled this incredibly adorable hot cocoa bar for my holiday mini sessions (check me out at katiehphoto.com). Styled with her own rentals, as well as Fancy That’s awesome party supplies and custom signage from Letters & Dust, Pilar created a mini winter wonderland.

Hot Cocoa Bar

So obviously the most important thing when creating a hot cocoa bar is the hot cocoa! At Fancy That we love Tree House Chocolate! It’s simple, natural and delicious!

Treehouse chocolate

Next are the marshmallows – now you could just go buy your standard marshmallows from the grocery store (nothing wrong with that), but let me tell you – the marshmallows made by Delectable Baked Goods are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Like the best marshmallows I’ve ever had and they melt so perfectly in the hot chocolate! Shoot her a message or stop by Fancy That on December 3rd for Delectable’s pop-up shop to grab a bag of these babies! You won’t regret it.

Marshmallows

As far as other toppings go, whipped cream is a staple of course, and we also used crushed red velvet oreo’s and snow cap chocolate chips. Isn’t this hand stamped spoon by Inkberry so cute?!

Hot cocoa spoons

Our friend Sarah from DeBruhl Cookie Designs made these beautiful hot cocoa cup sugar cookies for us!

cookies

I put some donuts out there too, because I love donuts.

donuts

You can’t drink hot cocoa without cups! We are in love with these buffalo plaid cup sleeves. Designed at Fancy That HQ, these wraps are so fun and cute. Who wouldn’t want to drink out of these?

Hot cocoa cup wrap

So, you’ve got your hot chocolate brewing and all your toppings out, time to decorate your bar! I love the gold letter balloons we carry at Fancy That. We went with “cocoa” but you could make it say whatever you want – the sky is the limit.

gold letter balloons

These pretty plaid hanging fans were used as part of our backdrop. They are so versatile and add extra fancy to the party.

plaid fans

If you’re a DIY’er you could paint wood rounds with chalk paint and hand letter them for some fun signage!

cookies

We used vintage glass bowls, cake plates and stands to hold our toppings and treats. Thrift stores are an awesome place to find unique serving dishes! If you ain’t got time for none of that, get in touch with Vintage Mingle and Letters & Dust!

We’d love to see your hot cocoa bar! Tag us in your photos on Facebook or Instagram!

Happy Holidays,

Katie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







DIY Glitter Leaf Garland

Fall is here! Can you believe it? My favorite season by far. The air is cool and the leaves are changing. The sensational colors on the trees are what makes fall so spectacular! Why not bring a little outdoors in, with this glamorous DIY glittered leaf garland! I just love the beautiful colors and how it shimmers.

 

DIY Glitter Leaf Garland | Fancy That
                                         photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make a garland of your own:

  • Silk leaves
  • super fine glitter in fall colors. I used gold, copper and brown
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Foam brush
  • Hole punch
  • Twine or ribbon

You can find all of these supplies at your local craft store.

Use a foam brush to cover the surface of a silk leaf with Elmer’s glue. Next, sprinkle glitter over the leaf until it’s completely covered. Shake off the excess glitter and set it aside to dry. Repeat this for all of your leaves. I let mine dry overnight, but you’ll want them to set for at least 3 hours. Once your leaves are dry, use a hole punch to make a hole near the stem end of each leaf. You’ll need one long piece of ribbon or twine for your garland and then several individual lengths to hang each leaf by. The amount you’ll need will depend on how long you want your garland to be and how many leaves you’re using. Thread a length of twine or ribbon through each leaf and tie it to your main garland strand. For added interest, use different lengths for each leaf so they vary in height. You can also string each leaf onto one long piece of material as well. You could even skip the hole punch step and use mini clothes pins to clip them onto your garland. Lots of options!

Whatever route you choose, these easy DIY glitter leaves will make a beautiful addition to your fall décor.

Happy glittering!

Angela

 




Toss the confetti – Fancy That is 4!

Fancy That is 4!

The holidays are always a special time at Fancy That.  There is a certain magic in the air and the energy we feel from our customers is almost electric.  In addition to all we are thankful for this time of year, at the shoppe we also celebrate our anniversary.  And, this one is a big one, we are turning 4!  Some days it seems just like yesterday that we first opened our doors, but when I look around the shoppe I see how much has totally changed.  I mean four years ago I would have never imagined that we would have a balloon wall, custom confetti and gift bar with made-to-order and customizable candy favor options for any occasion.  Sometimes I just have to pinch myself to remember that my dream shoppe is real!  One thing has remained constant though, the tremendous support the shoppe has always had from our fabulously loyal customers, my wonderful family and team.  

So, let’s celebrate – this Saturday, November 19 from 1-3 pm.  We will have sweet treats, giveaways and of course a little something to sip on.  Let’s toss the confetti, raise a glass and shop, fancy style!   Party on ~ Lisa

 




Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorating

Is it Thanksgiving yet?! Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday – spending time with the people you love and reflecting on all the things you have to be thankful for. One of our favorite traditions is to go for a walk Thanksgiving morning (you know so we can eat a lot of pie and not feel as guilty about it). I have the kids collect the best fallen leafs they can find, then we come back home for some hot chocolate. Once it’s time to set the table we take the leafs we collected and scatter them on the table. It’s a beautiful (and free!) way to decorate your Thanksgiving table! I threw some Flair Exchange Confetti in the mix just for fun!

Thanksgiving Table Decor

The one thing I don’t like about Thanksgiving (and well, pretty much everyday) are all the dishes! I love that at Fancy That we carry some really lovely (and sturdy) paper plates and napkins. If you want to get a little fancier, wrap your silverware in a napkin, tie it with twine and add a small leaf. It looks amazing and is super easy!

Thanksgiving Table Decorating

So there you have it – a fun family activity, free table decor and a cute and easy place setting!

Thanksgiving Table Decorating

What fun family Thanksgiving traditions do you have? We’d love to hear about them, so leave them in the comments below!

Cheers,

Katie

{photos courtesy of Katie Hickenbottom Photography}




Thanksgiving Kids Table Ideas

I wish that I could be like the cool kids, ’cause all the cool kids get to sit at their own special Thanksgiving table!

Make this years kids table the place to be! Get your kids to help with the decorations and table settings – they’ll feel super special and they won’t be asking to sit on your lap while you try to eat your dinner (okay, they probably will, but you might get at least 5 minutes of adult time!).

I had my little darlings help make a Pumpkin Turkey! It turned out so cute and we had fun putting it together!

Here’s how we made it…

Turkey Pumpkin
For your pumpkin turkey you will need a pumpkin, a couple different colors of construction paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, googly eyes, and red fringe (available at Fancy That). We also glued googly eyes on the pine cones, just for fun.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Stack your construction paper and cut out a feather shape. I totally eyeballed mine. Then make little cuts down each side of the feather and fluff them a little.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Hot glue your feathers to the back of the pumpkin.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Then glue on the googly eyes.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Cut out a small triangle from the construction paper to make a beak.

 

Turkey Pumpkin
Use a small piece of fringe for the gobble (that’s what I call it anyway…)

 

We also added a little crown, because, well why not?
We also added a little crown because, well, why not?

We placed our Pumpkin Turkey, who we affectionately call Joey, at the head of the table – he will keep an eye on the kiddies to make sure they eat all their food, even the turkey (so sad…)

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Anyway…for the kids table I used kraft paper as the table cloth and put some crayons in a popcorn box. My sweet angels loved the idea that they could draw on the table and not get in trouble! I had also taken them shopping at Fancy That and they picked out orange fringe and orange plates. We lined the table with the fringe and added twinkle lights for a fun table runner!

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Our cute little pine cone friends wanted to come party at the kids table too.

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
What sweethearts wouldn’t be excited to drink out of these glass milk bottles with fancy paper straws?!

 

Thanksgiving Kids Table
Don’t just place your cutlery on the napkin, wrap it up like a little present for your sweetie pies to open before they dig in.

Do you have a designated kids table? We’d love to hear what you do to keep your little ones, or not so little ones occupied while the grown-ups do boring grown-up things at their table.

Happy Turkey Day,

Katie

{photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography}