The girls and I attended the soiree of the year. It was the event Emma had been waiting for all month long. . .Emi and Ady’s Fancy Nancy Tea Party. Emma and Ellie’s nextdoor neighbors/best friends had their birthday party this past Saturday.
If you haven’t heard of Fancy Nancy, then you must not be in the loop of little girls and dressing up. Mamas were to wear their fanciest clothes too, so no, I don’t usually sport my Kentucky Derby/Tea Party hat every Saturday. . .even though I might start! Fancy Nancy is a character in a series of books by Jane O’Connor. Nancy is all about dressing up over the top and being extra fancy. Emma relates well to her. Ellie’s more of a minimalist and would hope that if she too were to ever throw a Tea Party, its attire would be diapers and maybe a shirt if your Mama puts one on you. However, she would need her only accessory she wears everywhere. . .her stylish glasses.
The girls had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it. Ellie was three hours late on her nap, but you would have never known. It’s always considered one of the best days when you can take your two daughters to a birthday party and they act so well behaved. I really do have the best kids in the world!!
Fancy Ellie shown above models her Stephanie Gibson original as worn by Stephanie Gibson 25+ years ago. She also sports her trademark glasses and glow-in-the-dark wand.
Mr. T came to the party. . .no wait, that’s Fancy Emma! Here are the girls at the craft table making their picture frames. As you can guess, they were extra fancy frames.
The party was swingin’. Okay, I’ll stop.
Even in her fancy studs, Emma managed to land her dismount as she jumped off the swing. Yes, she raised her hands up like a gymnast.
Emma, Ellie and Emi, one of the birthday girls.
Tessa, Ellie and Ady, the other birthday girl making their frames.
Amber set up a photo area and took pictures of each girl having a tea party. She’s going to develop the pictures and the girls can put them in their fancy picture frames. Emma’s like, “Okay, where do you want me to look? Cheese.”
Ellie was more or less waiting on the waitress to bring her beer because tea really isn’t her choice of drink. Even Amber said that this was totally Ellie’s personality. Relaxed and waiting for the party to come to her.
“Say cheese Ellie.” Ellie responds with, “Did someone say there was cheese??”
The girls are having the fancy hors d’oeuvres. Mini shaped sandwiches, cookies, crackers, fruit and cheese and punch.
Ellie’s Tea Party consisted of cookies, crackers and water.
Ellie had fun pouring her drink into her little tea cup and drinking it. Pour, drink, repeat. Pour, drink, repeat. This continued for 10 more minutes.
The girls decorated their own cupcakes with peanut butter and chocolate chips, every color of sprinkles you could imagine and cherries.
Ellie opted for the sprinkles and poured them onto her plate. Apparently she’s seen Mama use the “drink the rest of the liquid from your plate” method and began eating the sprinkles this way. Ellie managed to get a few sprinkles on the cupcake in which one particular orange sprinkle stuck out of her nose for a majority of the pictures. So delicate is my little girl.
Emma’s cupcake turned out really good. She also managed to use every color of sprinkle too.
Pardon me, I forgot to describe the Miss Emma’s ensemble. Here Miss Emma is sporting a Jessica Gibson original worn by Mrs. Gibson (now Sims) when she was 4-years-old. This vintage dress is a little less than 30-years-old. Her colorful arrangement of necklaces is draped around her neck followed with a Fancy Nancy tiara, 15 butterfly clippies and a wedding veil. Whoever said take one accessory off before walking out the door obviously didn’t know Fancy Emma.
Enjoying the Tea Party and the 85 degree afternoon.
Waiting patiently for our fingernails to get painted.
Still waiting ever so patiently.
Why is it that Ellie will sit so still for her nails to be painted, but a couple of minutes in my lap in the doctor’s office is too much to ask?!?
“Pitty nails Mama!”
“Now I want pink nail polish first and then green polka dots on this hand and blue polka dots on my other hand.”
Growin’ up too fast.
A wonderful time was had by all at the soiree Saturday afternoon. Yah, I’m totally rockin’ the hat at church on Sunday. . .