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How to Host a Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Updated on December 31, 2014

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
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Become a Fancy Nancy Hostess Extraordinaire

Hosting a Fancy Nancy Tea Party is a Très Elegant and Très Magnifique idea for your favorite Fancy Nancy fan and her friends (or family).

This lens will help you plan and host a Fancy Nancy Tea Party, so you can become a Fancy Nancy Hostess Extraordinaire.

For those who don't know, Fancy Nancy is the lovable young character created by writer Jane O'Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, who with her joie de vivre, somehow manages to turn everyday experiences into truly extra ordinary ones.

Bon Appetit!

P.S. If hosting a Fancy Nancy Party is not your cup of tea you can find out how to host other tea parties at How to Host a Child's Tea Party or Host a Mad Hatter Party or Tea Party. If tea parties aren't your thing, but you still like Fancy Nancy you can find out How to Become a Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire.

Image: Fancy Nancy Tea Parties. Available on Amazon.

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties Book

Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties

The essential guide to help make your Fancy Nancy Tea Party even more special get the Fancy Nancy Tea Parties book.

Hostess extraordinaire Fancy Nancy will show you how to throw a tea party that is tres elegant.


Host a Tres Magnifique Party

Have a Fancy Nancy Tea Party that is truly Tres Magnifique!

Ready for a Tea Party?

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties Book
Fancy Nancy Tea Parties Book | Source

Invite a Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy Doll

Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy Washable Doll
Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy Washable Doll

It may be hard to have a Fancy Nancy Party, without Fancy Nancy herself present.

This 8" Madame Alexander, Fancy Nancy is all set for tea.


Host Your Own Extraordinary Fancy Nancy Tea Party

  1. Start with a Copy of the Fancy Nancy Tea Parties Book

    The "Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties" book is a great place to start with plenty of suggestions, recipes, party ideas and crafts to help host your own Fancy Nancy Tea Party.

  2. Selecting Your Guests

    The next big step in planning a party it to decide whom to invited. Will this be a special grandmother-granddaughter tea, a tea party for your favorite animals (real or stuffed) or a tea party for a group of little girls (or maybe big girls)?

  3. Choose What to Wear

    Probably one of the most important things to do when giving a Fancy Nancy Tea Party is to decide on your attire (which as Nancy would say is a fancy way of saying what you are going to wear).

    Is it going to be fancy? (Mais oui) Will everyone wear hats and gloves and fancy dresses?

    You may want to decide what to suggest that everyone wears to the party before sending out the invitations so everyone attending can look exquisite.

    Nancy believes you can really wear anything to a tea party, as long as it's fancy. She makes sure to keep extra accessories on hand to help guests dress up fancy once they have arrived at the party.

  4. Write and Send Your Tea Party Invitations

    Once you have decided on the guest list, it is time to write and send out your own tea party invitations. You might even want to make some fancy invitations to go along with your party theme to send to your invitees.

  5. Plan the Refreshments

    Deciding what to serve at a fancy tea party is one of the most important things about planning a tea party. After all it is a party to sit down, drink tea and eat tea treats.

    Pick your favorite fruit tea and serve it with a variety of tea treats - little cucumber sandwiches and other finger sandwiches, tiny strawberries and berries and powdered cookies.

    For even more ideas check the Fancy Nancy Tea Parties Book for Nancy's favorite Tea Party Recipes.

  6. Decide on the Party Location and Décor

    Where you are going to hold your tea party is another important part of the party. Do you have a special tea nook in your home or garden? Do you need to create one? Once you figure out where you can hold the party, then you can decide how your are going to decorate.

    Some things to consider including in your party décor are fancy placemats, tablecloth and napkins and flowers for the table. If you are lucky enough to be able to host your party in a gazebo you can decorate that with flowers, ribbons and streamers.

  7. Review Your Tea Party Manners

    Tea Parties are about having and practicing good manners. Remember to say "Please" and "Thank You" along with "Can you pass me the..." instead of reaching for something. Be sure that you use your napkin and keep your elbows off of the table. Some people like to raise their pinkie finger while drinking their tea.

  8. Prepare Your Refreshments

    On the day of the party (or maybe the day before) you need to prepare your refreshments. Some tea party foods like cookies can be made before hand; other like sandwiches and the tea party tea should be prepared fresh on the day of the party.

    Preparing the party refreshments is one step that will need the help of a grownup.

  9. Greet Your Guests

    On the day of your Fancy Nancy Party, once you have prepared your tea party food and dressed in your finest Fancy Nancy attire, be sure to great your guests warmly and welcome them to your party.

    "I am so glad you could make it to the party. We're going to have a lot of fun."

  10. Bon Appetite

    Start your tea party with a tea toast to a Tea Party that is not only Trés bien, but is truly Trés Magnifique!

Anytime is the Perfect Time for Tea

Whenever you feel like celebrating, that's the perfect time for a tea party.

— Fancy Nancy

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Fancy Nancy Tea Party - Video

See how Fancy Nancy author Jane O'Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser have their own a Tea Party and listen as they answer questions about the books and reveal their own favorite fancy words.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party - Video

Remember the Pink Feather Boa

Fuchsia Pink Feather Boa (6ft) Girls Princess Tea Party Dress up Costume Boa
Fuchsia Pink Feather Boa (6ft) Girls Princess Tea Party Dress up Costume Boa

Make sure to have enough feather boas, so everyone can wear one.


Will you be coming?

R.S.V.P. oui, oui, oui!

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy Ready for Tea
Fancy Nancy Ready for Tea | Source

Print Your Own Fancy Nancy Invitations and Decorations

With a little imagination and some free printables from HarperCollins publishers, you can print out your own custom Fancy Nancy Invitation and even table decorations.

Scroll down the page until you reach the Fancy Nancy section.

Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two

Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two
Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two

Fancy Nancy has tea with her best friend Bree in this charming book that is a lesson in friendship, fighting and making up.


Tea Party Sandwiches

Tea Party Sandwiches
Tea Party Sandwiches | Source

Cucumber Sandwiches Recipes

What would a Fancy Nancy tea party be without Cucumber Sandwiches?

For your fancy Tea Party plan to serve them on a fancy tiered cake stands with other sandwiches and fruit like strawberries, berries and kiwis or vegetables like cherry tomatoes and string peas for garnish.

You might even want to sprinkle some fresh herbs like rosemary or lavender over the cut sandwiches.

Healthier Cucumber Sandwiches

This is our modified healthier Cucumber Sandwich recipes, which replaces part of the cream cheese with Greek Yoghurt.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4
4 stars from 1 rating of Fancy Nancy Tea Party Sandwich Recipe


  • Wheat Bread - 4 slices for 8 sandwiches
  • 2 tablespoons of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoning - Dill and Mrs. Dash Garlic
  • 1 cup European Cucumbers thinly sliced
  • Pastry Cutters


  1. Mix reduced fat cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt and seasoning together.
  2. Spread cheese-yogurt and spices mixture on a slice of wheat bread.
  3. Top with sliced European cucumbers and second slice of bread.
  4. Cut sandwich into smaller sandwiches with a knife or special pastry cutters.
  5. Arrange on a plate or tray prior to serving.If you need more sandwiches, increase the number.
  6. 2 slices of bread make roughly 4 sandwiches.

Ikea Pastry Cutters Make Cute Mini Sandwiches

IKEA DRÖMMAR 14 Piece Pastry Cutter Set in Box
IKEA DRÖMMAR 14 Piece Pastry Cutter Set in Box

We picked up a set of these unique Pastry cutters from IKEA.

There are 12 different shapes and sizes in the set that will let you create all kinds of unique tea sandwiches.


Mini Sandwich Cutters

Use pastry and vegetable cutters to make unique little tea sandwiches.

Everyone will say...

Ooh la la! Tres Magnifique!

More Fancy Nancy Tea Party Items

Several items available on Amazon that will help make your Fancy Nancy Tea Party even more extraordinaire.

Pink Demi Tea Cup Set

More Tea Party Pages for My Daughters

Many of the pages that I've made on topics related to raising young daughters.

What do you think about hosting a Fancy Nancy Tea Party?

Does it sound like a fun idea?

© 2009 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      6 years ago from Northern California

      @anonymous: I hope you have a chance to host one.

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      6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. Now I want to have a Fancy Nancy Tea Party!

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      6 years ago

      Ooh La La ~ Merci beaucoup!

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      6 years ago

      Cute idea!

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      8 years ago

      Very cute. 5 *s and lensrolling this to my tea party birthday page!

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      9 years ago

      Delightful! Having a Fancy Nancy teaparty may have suited Lizzie when she was younger, but definitely bot Sparky, who would rather have soccer parties!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      I love it!

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      9 years ago

      So cute!


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