Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Ages 4-9: Fancy Nancy Tea Party: Oh-la-la! Dress in your fancy clothes and join us for a tea party starring the exquisite Mademoiselle “Fancy Nancy.” 
Note, we will be making and serving refreshments
so please alert us to any food allergy issues.

As kids were arriving, asked them for “fancy” words – wrote them on white board

Read:  Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly – added and define more fancy words on the white board.

· Make fancy placemats 11x14 paper (kids cut out butterfly shape, then decorate with sequins & markers – encouraged them to make their name “fancy” and write some of the fancy words from the white board)*

· Make napkin rings – Stack 5 4x4 inch tissue papers.  Fan-fold tissue paper pile, fasten with pipe cleaner, pull up each petal to make flowers (tissue paper, pipe cleaners), then loop the pipe cleaner to make the napkin ring. To fold the napkin: Fan fold a guest quality paper napkin (it is fancier if you start from a point rather than a flat side), then slip the folded napkin inside the napkin ring and fan it out. (Napkin rings can become wrist corsages for the parade.)

· Decorate die cut crowns or hats with feathers and sequins.

· Optional: make wands/wings - Crepe paper streamers wands – omitted, no time

· Make tea sandwiches – Materials: hand wipes, white bread, cream cheese, jam (squeeze containers easiest), wax paper, rolling pins, plastic knives, paper plates – had kids clean hands, then cut crusts off bread, put slice between two pieces of waxed paper & flatten with rolling pin, spread with cream cheese & jam, roll up then cut into pinwheels and put on paper plate*   Optional, could have also made triangle sandwiches with bread, cream cheese & thinly-sliced cucumbers.

· Optional: Make fruit kabobs --   fancy toothpicks, grapes, blue berries pink lemonade for refreshments*

Music: Anything classical or something like Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach: More Favorite Disney Tunes in the Style of Classical Composers.

· When crafts were done, each child had a placemat, crown, napkin ring, napkin and pinwheel sandwiches.
 We removed the craft supplies and served pink lemonade with strawberries & blueberries for garnish (“fancy”) and tea cookies.

· After our “tea,” gave away “Fancy Nancy” paper fans as party favors (had these left over from another program, don’t know the original source.) -- would have made wands if I didn't have these.

· Finished with a Fancy Nancy follow the leader parade* around the library.

“Au Revoir” – till we meet again!
*Ideas from Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O’Connor
6/2014 BWL

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