Fancy That!

If you have a young daughter, you are probably familiar with the Fancy Nancy book series. If you’re like me, you think that author, Jane O’Connor, is something of a genius (that’s fancy for really, really smart). What an incredible way to teach young children new vocabulary words!

Last December I took Mallory to the annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party at the Junior League of Orange County’s Christmas Company. It was delightful! Both Jane O’ Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, the artist behind the beautifully illustrated books, were there reading from Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. They gave us fancy tips, talked about how Jane only had sons so her inspiration for the popular book series came simply from her own imagination. We sipped tea, ate delicious treats, and every child received an autographed copy of the book.

During the meet and greet portion of the afternoon I asked if they would consider coming down South. Why shouldn’t San Diego’s little girls have their own posh event?

Voila! Robin Preiss Glasser instantly said yes, handed me her card and, less four months later, we are nearly sold out of tickets to the first annual Fancy Nancy Tea Adventure! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about our tea party at the Westgate Hotel. (Talk about fancy!)

Each little guest will receive her very own autographed copy of the newest Fancy Nancy book, The Mermaid Ballet. Our guest of honor, Robin Preiss Glasser, will read to us and give us some fancy pointers. The Westgate has prepared an extra special menu to satisfy moms and daughters alike. We’ll have goody bags for each family to take home. And best of all, we’ll all be fancy and silly for an unforgettable afternoon.

As I said, this tea party is nearly sold out (I can’t believe it!), so visit to sign up soon if you’re interested. I want to thank Neisha’s Dance Academy and Mon Petit Chateau , two fantastic Eastlake businesses that cater to moms and children for generously sponsoring this event, and my event partners, Adventures by the Book and The Junior League of San Diego, for helping bring the party to San Diego.

What: The Fancy Nancy Tea Party Adventure includes an elegant afternoon tea, signed book for each child, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate setting. Tickets are $39 per adult and $49 per child.

When: Sunday, April 29 the beginning at 12:30pm

Where: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, downtown San Diego

Don’t forget your fancy clothes and accessories! And please share this post with other magnificent moms and daughters who might enjoy this tea 🙂

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