What's great about the Fancy Nancy book series are not only the lessons taught in each book but the "fancy words". Each book features a few French words + other "big words" from the English vocabulary that describe all things extravagant!
Examples: Bonjour is hello in French, Elegant is fancy, Unique is one of a kind, Plume is feather in French, and so forth. She loves learning all her "fancy new words" from each story.
When it came time for lunch, it had to be a fun French theme! I had been wanting to do this for a while but just hadn't set aside the time. So I was glad this worked out perfectly with her costume!
Since the toast stamps don't work as well on gluten free bread for toast, I treated it like a stamp instead by painting on some food safe color and stamping our tortilla. I then went over the lines with a toothpick to make them a little brighter. It turned out awesome!
For the rest of the lunch, Little Miss has some organic cauliflower and broccoli florets with a poodle pick. I thought the broccoli looked like grass and the cauliflower reminded me of a poodles furry coat.
I used organic blueberries and apple slices to create the French flag, along with some carrot sticks and a fun bow cupcake ring she can wear after lunch. Totally goes with her outfit. ;)
When I think France, I think croissants, baguettes, cheeses, grapes & wine. So I also added a few grass fed cow, organic cheese slices & grapes with an Eiffel Tower pick to eat them with. Again, our friends knowing Little Miss' love of "French things", my friend Sarah over at Bentoriffic sent me the poodle & Eiffel Tower pick (along with a few others) a couple years ago. We love them!
Oh, and lastly, a strawberry heart. All packed inside our Planetbox Rover container. When I showed her this morning, her jaw dropped and eyes got wide. She was so excited for her "fancy feast" of a lunch today!
Speaking of that 8th Birthday "Fancy Nancy" Cupcake Party I mentioned at the top of the post, here's a fun collage from it. Still one of my favorites! Sadly, the shop where we had it has since closed up. They sold yummy gluten & nut free cupcakes and had the most adorable shabby-chic decor.
To see our post from Book Character Dress-Up Day last year, click HERE.