Monday, September 21, 2015

Fancy Nancy Festivities (a fancy word for "parties")

I was first introduced to Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor almost 6 years ago when I discovered the original book on display in the library. Even though I was never a Fancy Nancy, I thought it was brilliant! My daughter was an infant at the time, but I read it to her (and my boys who also thought it was very fun).

And who knew that my daughter would turn out to be the fanciest of Nancies?

So when my local library threw a Fancy Nancy party, I was all over that. And so was my daughter.

We RSVP'd, and my daughter dressed up in her fanciest clothes. She even borrowed a hat from our neighbor.

At the party we decorated tiaras.

We ate cookies and punch.

We listened to Fancy Nancy books.

And when it was over, we decided that we simply must throw a Fancy Nancy party of our own. The plans are in the works.

What I love about this book is that it encourages individualism, and that it finds a sneaky and fun way to introduce new vocabulary. Kids are tricked into learning! It doesn't get much better than that. ;)

How about you? Who is one of your favorite characters from a book?


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janet - sounds like the right book at the right time. They all look entranced .. and what a fun a Fancy Nancy party of your own ... that will be just so wonderful to see. Great they're learning new words too ... I read masses of Grimm's fairy stories ... must have learnt lots then ... and I am definitely an individual now!

Cheers Hilary

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Love it when libraries host parties like these! So glad your daughter enjoyed herself and has found a character friend from a book. :)

Unknown said...

How adorable fancy festivities!! I am so glad to find this post here. Actually my daughter’s birthday is coming in a few days and I also need such unique ideas for the birthday bash. I have just booked some popular venues in NYC and now looking for theme inspirations. Can you help me in this?