1 sphere lollipop crushed up
Sparkling raspberry flavored water (this should not be sweetened)
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 sphere lollipop crushed up
Sparkling raspberry flavored water (this should not be sweetened)
Vanilla Ice Cream
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.
Now to put it all together!
1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.
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!
3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.
4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.
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.
6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.
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.
10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.
There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!
Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!
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.
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:
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.
Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.
Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.
Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.
Repeat the above steps one more time…
That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!
Photo credits: Katie Hickenbottom Photography
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!)
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!
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!
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!
Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake. Need I say more?
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!
Happy Galentine’s Day to all you Fancy Ladies! Love ya, mean it!
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.
This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!
Here’s what you’ll need:
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
Now you can attach the top of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: Even the act of lighting a candle can be made special with our darling matches. They are so pretty with their colored tips.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
All the heart eyes for this set of lapel pins…
Maybe my favorite pin! Definitely wearing this one with pride 🙂
This rainbow pin is so amazing and cute AF!
How can you not feel happy looking at this adorable little pill?!
So, just to review:
So much good stuff in one little package! Stop by Fancy That to get yours! We’ll be waiting for you!
Kettle Corn Recipe
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or try coconut oil for added flavor)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Place the oil in a large pot along with 3 pop corn kernels.
2. Turn the heat to medium high.
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!
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