Thursday, February 12, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Cupcake Stand

With this party being a brunch, I needed some way to display muffins and other foods.  I was prepared to make one out of candle sticks and plates from the dollar store.  So glad that I shop early and at the dollar store.

I their seasonal section they had a whole bunch of Easter stuff mixed with some spring stuff too.  I saw cupcake stands and thought that they might work.  Then I saw the holy grail of perfect for this party.  Nothing Easter, just flowers.  Guess what, it was purple too.

I even employed Cheyenne's help in the project.

With all of the other fancify-ing going on, I had to add something to it too.  I grabbed some left over rhinestones and put them in the center of the flowers.

Easy peasy, also way cute too.

I will show the party recap in a couple of days and you can see everything all put together.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Sunglasses

Now this isn't a major part of the party, but it is going to go into the gift bags.  I found this package of sunglasses at Wal-Mart and thought they would be pretty awesome.  They needed a little something a little extra.

Enter some extra rhinestones and sequins. Super glue comes to the rescue once again.  Put just a few on the glasses, and it fancies them up really awesome.  Just another addition to the whole Fancy mess.  Austin is enamored of it all.  She is having such a hard time waiting.

What do y'all think?  Is it fancy enough yet?  You'll have to stop back by and see how it all turns out.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Table Runner

Because this Birthday Party is a Brunch, a lot of it revolves around the dining table and making that pretty.  I love things that make a statement, and this certainly does.  Austin loved it a lot.

This was another simple project, a little crepe paper streamer, a couple sizes of doilies, and a glue stick.  I ran the streamer down the table and cut the length I needed.  I put a stripe of glue on the backs and glued them down, alternating small and large doilies.  Then I just let it dry.

It will look so awesome when everything is all set up for her party.  Everything added together will look so fancy when all is said and done.  I am so excited to see it all put together.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Utensils

I of course had to fancy up more table wear.  This wasn't my idea, I had seen in all over pinterest.  Such a simple yet super cute idea.

Some purple utensils from Wal-Mart, super glue, and Rhinestones.  Another fancy idea.  I put the super glue on the utensils first and then put the jewels on.  They were really fast.  So cute.

You'll have to stop back by and see what else I have up my sleeve.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Napkins

Now I know that somethings as simple as napkins isn't really exciting, but it adds to the overall feeling of Fancy.  This was seriously the easiest project ever.  Left over lace from the cups and a package of bright colored napkins.

All I did was cut the lace into lengths long enough to tie in a loose knot.  I rolled up the napkins and tied the lace around them. 

It helped tie the cups in a little better too.  Such a cute statement.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Crocheted Cupcake Gift Bags

Every birthday party I have ever been to had some type of gift bag, for the kids who attended the party.  I poured over a bunch of ideas before I found the perfect idea for them.  Anything from simple brown paper bags with doilies on the top to brightly patterned gift bags dressed up with lace.  They just weren't what I was looking for.

I finally saw crocheted cupcake handbags all over pinterest and found a pattern for them.  I had fallen head over heels for a project, Matt was less than pleased at the thought of another project. 

I even decided to crochet beads into them for sprinkles.  Purple yarn was that color of choice, 

They were pretty easy and awesome, perfect for a bunch of five year old little girls.  She was so excited she wanted to use it before the party, much to her dismay she was told she had to wait.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Austin's Fancy Nancy Party Prep: Invitations

I saw these pretty pictures on the internet one day and knew they would be perfect for something someday.  I like projects that I can do most if not all of the work at home.  These were a little labor intensive, but totally awesome and so stinking cute.  They took a few days.

I started by printing them out on card stock, which I already had on hand.

 I had to decide what colors to use on them (pretty easy her favorite colors: purple, yellow, and orange).

 I got out the good old colored pencils and set to work, a Sunday afternoon was perfect for this.
The next step was cutting them out, not so much fun.  By the end of this task my hand wanted to murder itself.

The next part required a trip to the craft fair for paper and rhinestones.  I put the rhinestones for the center of the flowers, awesome but not quite there.  I discovered that I had glitter in my arsenal of craft supplies and of course elmer's glue, that really did it.

After the glitter spots were dry I then glued them to the paper.

I stamped the insides, filled out all of the info, and put them in regular envelopes. Done and totally awesome, she loved them too.  She was so cute while I made them, she asked if I could make real cupcakes to look just like them.