Shelby's Social Diary

Who says champagne and children don't mix? Lord Fancy Pants event thrills big and little kids

Who says champagne and kids don't mix? Lord Fancy Pants event thrills

142 Estelle Burrus-Pearce, from left, Michael Pearce, Matthew Burrus and Winston Burrus-Pearce at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Estelle Burrus-Pearce, from left, Michael Pearce, Matthew Burrus and Winston Burrus-Pearce. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Lord Fancy Pants, Romy Morello, Fady Armanious, Debbie Pakzaban, Oct. 2014
Dr. Romy Mithchell, left, wins the Fancy Pants Award. Pictured with Fady Armanious and Debbie Pakzaban. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Greg and Elena Davis at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Greg and Elena Davis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
191 Jeff Shell and Chris Goins at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Jeff Shell and Chris Goins. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
159 Michael Soliz and Susanne Behrens at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Michael Soliz and Susanne Behrens. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
173 Jennifer Roosth, from left, Theresa Roemer, Nicole Trevino and Beth Mueke at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Jennifer Roosth, from left, Theresa Roemer, Nicole Trevino and Beth Muecke. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
103 Mae Drummond at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Mae Drummond. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
127 Dr. Matt and Christine Tabrizi at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Dr. Matt and Christine Tabrizi. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Debbie Pakzaban and Dr. Peyman Pakzaban at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Debbie and Dr. Peyman Pakzaban. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
46 Lorrie Freeze and Michael Pearce at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Lori Freeze and Michael Pearce. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Cody Soutar, from left, Beth Mueke and Johnathon Blake at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Cody Soutar, from left, Beth Muecke and Jonathan Blake. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Debbie Pakzaban at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Debbie Pakzaban. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
232 Melissa Williams, left, and Leah Grozz at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Melissa Williams, left, and Leah Gross. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
314 Ezra Segal and Dr. Jenny Segal at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
Ezra Segal and Dr. Jenny Segal. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
142 Estelle Burrus-Pearce, from left, Michael Pearce, Matthew Burrus and Winston Burrus-Pearce at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
News, Shelby, Lord Fancy Pants, Romy Morello, Fady Armanious, Debbie Pakzaban, Oct. 2014
9 Greg and Elena Davis at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
191 Jeff Shell and Chris Goins at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
159 Michael Soliz and Susanne Behrens at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
173 Jennifer Roosth, from left, Theresa Roemer, Nicole Trevino and Beth Mueke at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
103 Mae Drummond at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
127 Dr. Matt and Christine Tabrizi at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
22 Debbie Pakzaban and Dr. Peyman Pakzaban at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
46 Lorrie Freeze and Michael Pearce at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
6 Cody Soutar, from left, Beth Mueke and Johnathon Blake at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
7 Debbie Pakzaban at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
232 Melissa Williams, left, and Leah Grozz at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014
314 Ezra Segal and Dr. Jenny Segal at Lord Fancy Pants book launch October 2014

Any excuse to dress in costume —  Houstonians love it, even when a children's book is the inspiration. And so it was that Schlumberger assistant general counsel Michael Pearce arrived at Tootsies dressed to the hilt in tux and top hat with pink marabou feather accents.

Pearce had been tapped to serve as emcee for the launch of Debbie Pakzaban's debut children's book, Lord Fancy Pants, on the evening that doubled as a fundraiser for Texas Children's Hospital. 

More than 200 guests joined the playful champagne reception that was invigorating enough for adults but tame enough for the handful of kiddos who accompanied their parents. Among the youngsters were Pazkaban's daughters, Ashley and Lexy. Of course, the author's proud husband, neurosurgeon Dr. Peyman Pakzaban, was on hand.

Partygoers picked up copies of the whimsical children's book in Vivian Wise's Velvet Slipper Divine luxury Airstream trailer before moving into Tootsies for book signing, bubbly and cake. No ordinary cake, mind you. Edible Moments created a dazzling, 5-foot-tall Lord Fancy Pants confection complete with Swarovski crystals.

In the contest of who dressed in the fanciest pants of the night, Dr. Romy Morello was winner for her swirling black beaded evening slacks.

The party crowd included Matthew Burrus, Elena and Greg Davis, Jonathan Blake, Jeff Shell, Jennifer Roosth, Theresa Roemer, Beth Muecke, Cody Soutar, Christine and Dr. Matt Tabrizi, Susanne Behrens, Dr. Jenny Segal and Christine Kearns of Chellew Productions, which organized the event

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