Since the moms decided to take turns hosting the meetings at their houses, I really tried to keep everything simple and keep the cost low. I didn't want other mothers to feel pressured into anything elaborate. I didn't decorate (which goes against everything in me!) and made it a really easy party to put together.
Eight girls were able to attend and they all wore their fanciest assembles! One little girl even came dressed like Nancy (the costumes are available in the toy department of Target)!
I put a quilt on the floor for the girls to sit on during story time and snacks. While waiting for everyone to arrive, the girls sat on the quilt and thumbed through the books.
I went to Burger King and got free paper crowns. I used large foam stickers to cover the Burger King logo. In the Fancy Nancy books, Nancy and her family enjoy eating at the King's Crown restaurant where they are given crowns that look just like the Burger King ones.
I read the two books to the girls. They were all very attentive!
Next, each of the girls shared a "fancy" item they brought from home. Here is Emma sharing her jeweled tiara ~
After Show & Tell, we did crafts ~
Each of the girls decorated foam wands and had an activity book and plumed pen (that's fancy for a pen with a feather!) to take home. The wands and pens were purchased 3/$1 at Dollar Tree. I downloaded Fancy Nancy activity pages from the Harper Collins website (free) and made books using folders purchased on clearance at WalMart for 10¢ each. All of the decorations for the wands came from my craft stockpile.
All in all, I spent less than 80¢ a girl for the crafts!
Lastly, the girls all made their own parfaits (that's French for ice cream sundae ~ everything sounds fancier in French!)
Again, very simple. The toppings including sprinkles (Nancy's favorite), mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips & gummy bears. I made a Parfait table sign with scrapbook paper and used napkins I had leftover from another party. I purchased the spoons and plastic tablecloths at the dollar store.