My Little Man's Mustache Bash

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Well, it happened. My little guy turned one. OK, he technically doesn't turn one 'til the 31st, but we're a whole year past this. (And it makes me a bit weepy. Just look at him!)
After I decided on the theme, I knew I wanted to do the bulk of the party hand-made, but when I did a little research, I realized that Etsy was my friend. Just searching "Mustache Bash" I found so many adorable items, including the "little man" overalls he's wearing and this amazing "First Things" poster by Moulage Collection. It was hand drawn! With my guy's stats! Adorable! And such a priceless gift to capture my little dude at this moment in time.

I did make a few things I'm pretty proud of, including this sign that took nothing more than a downloaded text template, tracing and cutting of triangles and letters on poster board, a whole punch (a whole lot of patience!) and some string.

But it was this handmade picture booth that I was most pleased with. I knew I wanted to do something to bring the fun element to the next level and this did just that.

I LOVED seeing everyone get it on the fun. (Including my little man, who was so confused when I was sporting face fur.)

A prop station including sunglasses and staches on sticks and tape-able furry mustaches from Oriental Trading Company helped to dress the guests and make hilarious life long memories in pictures.

It's always nice to have a hubs who's job is to find the perfect wine pairing for any situation, including all things mustache... Believe it or not, this wine exists.

It's called Reckless Love (is there any other kind?) and is so so yummy. Check out Rebel Coast Winery for more details.

(And see below for proof of happiness from this "chill serum" for an overworked mama...)

Our little guy actually had zero interest in the sweet treats I made. (Even the #1 mustache men cookies!) So unlike his sister who devoured her first treat on her first birthday here. But that's OK... he has his whole life to get to the good stuff.

All in all, it was a fabulous party of which I'm so happy with... most of all, because of that smile! I love you, my little man! Happiest of birthdays... We're so glad you're in our family!

xo Mom

Bodhi's 2nd outfit - Twice As Nice Baby/Etsy
I wore a black romper by Foreign Exchange
(Get it here! See how I wore it in cream here!)