Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Oo la la - Such a Fancy Party

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." -Chinese Proverb

I have been so blessed by the friendships that I have made with so many truly special people - both online and locally - as a result of our adoption journeys. And it's not only me, but my children who have been given this gift of friendship. On Saturday, we were able to get together and visit with our friends - both the tall and the small - at a seriously cute Fancy Nancy-themed birthday party. My friend, Teri, thought of all the details and the girls had such a great time. Mia is still wearing her tiara around the house and carrying around her new purple lipgloss with her wherever she goes. And I always have as much fun visiting with the other moms as the little girls have playing with each other. :)

Mia - ready for the party in her new fancy dress.

Teri started the party by reading a Fancy Nancy book. A former school teacher, she has a gift for reading to small children, as you can see from this picture. I have never seen nine four-year olds sit so still.


Then they were off to bedazzle and bedeck some fancy tiaras and sunglasses.

(The birthday girl, Molly, is the top right beauty wearing the Snow White gown.)


And then glitter make-up... ooh la la!
Of course lots of giggling. They are four, after all. And they are girls. :)
And a runway fashion show.
Now that's one fabulous, fancy soiree! Thank you, Teri and Molly!!


Norah said...

That's just plain awesome! What a great story and pictures.

Anonymous said...

How cute! I'm an education major and in my Lit. Development class someone brought in a Fancy Nancy book and it's darling. I love the one little girl with her glasses on upside-down. That's how my niece and nephew wear their sunglasses.

Colleen said...

oh my gosh is that a group of very fancy Nancy girls....My Addison LOVES Fancy Nancy!!!! The pictures are so wonderful : ) they are just adorable!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow - what gorgeous photos of such pretty girls! Just wondering how you get that bright glow in your photos without losing that awesome saturation? Do you do a lot of post-processing? Any tips? Thank you! Cindy

Joe and Jane said...

Oh, we love us some Fancy Nancy here too! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Michelle said...

Hi Cindy,
I edited these in Adobe Lightroom and just used a preset - very simple and quick editing. I used a different preset, but I can't recall the site where I found it. It was a freebie. Another preset that gets a very similar look is Rebecca Lily's "Fresh Perspective" @ rebeccalily.com. I'm all for quick editing, so I love Lightroom presets. I create a lot of my own, but there are also a lot of great ones out available to buy or get for free. I hope this helps!

Gail said...

These are ALL so precious Michelle! What a fun time they all had....Grace still loves Fancy Nancy even at age 7!

redmaryjanes said...

Those girls are darling!

Courtney said...

They all look so cute all dressed up. I love Fancy Nancy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my....look at all those cute girls!! Fancy Nancy is a favorite in this house.....what a great idea for a girl party!! I love the wild tiaras and sunglasses. TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!

You are certainly blessed in many ways:)



3 Peanuts said...

So sweet.. Your photos are perfect! Kate is pulling for a Fancy Nancy party too. boy that Mia is a cup of cuteness isn't she?

Wanda said...

Oh Goodness! How cute is that? The capture of all of those divas standing in a row....awesome!

We love Fancy Nancy here too.

(PS. I don't want you to miss my give-away - stop by, it closes tomorrow night.)

Anonymous said...

Oh too cute!!! I love kids parties - they are my favorite to plan:)


Adele said...

Oh what a FUN party! I just love all of the pics of the beautiful girlies all fancied up. We love Fancy Nancy too! That last photo is pricelss! Thanks for sharing.

Missy said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot stand the cuteness of it all! I ADORE everything Fancy Nancy. The girls were precious. I love all of the fun candids you got, plus the adorable group shot. My, my!

Rachel said...

Cuteness! Looks like a fun party. I had a Fancy Nancy 3rd b-day party for Lily and we did the same tiara craft. With a group of 4 y/o instead of 2 1/2 to 3 1/2, they definitely looked much more into it!

a Tonggu Momma said...

The Tongginator would simply ADORE attending a party like that! Glad all of the girls had fun... Fancy Nancy is one of the best themed books to hit the market in years. The vocabulary-building alone...

(And oh my lands, my word verification right now is "mulan." Heh.)

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Wow..what a fun, fun party that looked like..all those cuties..
I am feeling a bit out of the loop...never heard of Fancy Nancy..going to have to do some research..as I have a 5 year old girlie whom might just love fancy Nancy..lol..

Faye said...

Just beautiful pictues Michelle. You captured everyone perfectly