Mustache Bash to celebrate my sons' birthdays. Simple black & white design inspired by old, vintage barbershops with a modern twist.
My sons' are 1 year and 10 days apart so we throw one big celebration for the both of them. Since they are turning 2 and 3 we were still able to choose a theme for them. Not wanting to do the same commercial party we tried to think outside the box. After choosing to have a Mustache Bash my boys were immediately on board (thanks to the fact that Sesame Street's Mr.Noodle sports one himself!).
Focus on the spaces that will make the biggest impact, like the dessert table. I love the sleek, symmetrical design of a dessert table. That really pulls a party theme together!
Custom printable design which is now for sale from ETSY shop KaydenAshley Boys tee shirts from *golden* on facebook Free printable photo booth props from www.ohhappyday.com Mustache Tootsie Pops http://blonde-designs.squarespace.com/blonde-designs-blog/2010/2/3/lip-and-moustache-lollipops.html Sugar Cookies custom design from ETSY shop TwoSugarBabies 'Name that Mustache' game from ETSY shop MTipsy Stripes straws from Etsy shop HeyYoYo Pennant flags banner for boys' individual cakes free printable found here http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/freebies/ 'Pin the Stache on the Lash' photo enlarged at Staples Mustache template used throughout party, enlarged and reduced to accomodate needed sizes, from www.marthastewart.com Mustache Crayons from ETSY shop LilDoodlers Homemade Black Cakestands using tutorial http://lefrufrublog.blogspot.com/2010/09/cake-stand-fai-da-te.html Photography by coco.laine photography
I love the coloring sheets made for the children. I took a photo I had of each child and added a mustache on www.picnik.com. After the mustache was added I uploaded the photo to my 'Sketch Me!' app on my iPhone. It created a perfect black and white sketch for the kids to color at the party using the mustache crayons from LilDoodlers! The kids had a blast coloring themselves!
Have fun creating and designing projects yourself! If you see something that inspires you, go with it. Most ETSY shops are willing and happy to create a custom, one of a kind look just for you!
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How fun what great ideas!!!
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Melissa: you did an amazing job, everything looks great!
Thanks for including my “Name that Mustache!” game. Hope the guests had fun :)
Name that Mustache game:
What a great idea! This would also work for a cast party at the end of a play, I think. It’s so hard to come up with a new idea for a boy’s party–once you’ve done race cars, dinosaurs, and pirates, there’s not much else out there. Also, @IngridCalloway, I think the black-and-white theme allows the kids to add their own colors–and we all know how creative kids are! The basic background is a perfect canvas for little artists. Well done! Thank you for providing all the vendors and websites.
I believe that a black-and-white party for little kids need tons of creative work to compensate for the lack of bright colors that they love. And I believe you did an amazing job at this and really outdid yourself in terms of the details.