Sunday, June 9, 2013

Birthday 'Stache Bash!!

Hello from sunny and HOT California! We hit 108 degrees yesterday! A new record! Thank goodness today is much cooler :)
I recently have had several searches and comments on my 'Stache Bash Invites blog post from January, so I thought that some of you may like to see the rest of the party 'stache fun I created for my daughters 11th birthday. I apologize in advance because this post is a bit long! Hopefully I can remember exactly what went into each creation, its been a few months. If you have a question on anything you see here please, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to remember. I will add links at the bottom of the post for some of the items I used.

 These are the cupcake toppers I created. The adorable girl image is a digi stamp from Saturated Canary, her name is Starla. The cute mustaches are also digi stamps from Angie Delarie. When creating Starla I let my daughter color her hair and clothes on the computer using the Paint program and then printed them out. I then finished coloring her with my Copic markers and added some Stickles Glitter Glue to her hair. The mustaches came pre-colored so all I had to do was print them out and add a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles and my Cuttlebug to cut out and emboss the edges of each cupcake topper. I also misted each one with a fine glitter mist. I then used my hot glue gun to glue each topper to a black coffee stir stick that I had pre-cut in half so they weren't to tall.

 I spent too much time creating the cupcake toppers so I decided to just order the cupcakes from my local bakery! Gotta cut corners where you can! :)

I found a mustache sandwich cutter at one of my local stores and decided to use it as a cookie cutter instead. We whipped up some sugar cookie dough and added a TON of pink sprinkles! 

I had searched EVERYWHERE for some mustache streamers and couldn't find any so I decided to make my own. I purchased regular streamers in black and white and then glued a piece of ribbon down the middle of the streamers. I bought a 2 inch mustache punch from Hobby Lobby and punched out a TON of mustaches with pink, white and black card stock. I then used glue dots to adhere the pink mustaches down the center of the streamers. I used the extras mustaches as confetti for decoration on the food table.

What's a 'Stache Bash without mustache straws! I printed out some extra mustache digi stamps by Angie Delarie and used a hole punch to add a hole for the pink straws to fit through and PRESTO! 
Fun, adorable, and girly mustache straws!

 My daughter and I decided it would be fun for her and her girlfriends to have 'stache sticks for them to use in photos and also thought it would be a cool take home gift for her friends. I found some black and clear glittery party straws at Hobby Lobby for the sticks. I tied some fabric ribbon and some pink curling ribbon around the sticks. I then printed out some more girly mustache Angie Delarie digi stamps and cut them out. When each girl arrived we had them pick out a stick and a mustache and then I used the hot glue gun to adhere them. These came in handy for the photo booth!  
Below is a picture after they were assembled.

 I thought it would be fun to surprise my daughter with a poster size picture of herself for a game of Pin the Mustache on McKenzie! I had her dress up in her dads clothes and hat so I could take a picture, but didn't tell her why :) 
I ordered the picture, poster size, from Costco. Amazingly inexpensive!
I used my mustache punch to make the mustaches in various colors for the girls to use. They had a blast playing the game. They played several times throughout the night. I'm sure it added a level of fun having a huge print of their friend to use for the game! Lots of laughs were had during the game!

 With a little nudge from Pinterest I decided it would be great fun to have a photo booth area set up for the girls to take some group shots. I lined a wall with black, pink, and white balloons. Hubby helped me string each line of balloons with a needle and heavy duty thread so they would hang straight and somewhat even! It worked well, but we still had to add a little scotch tape in the center where it would start to sag.

 I wanted a frame for the girls to use as a prop in the photo booth. I really wanted a huge, vintage looking, white frame for them to use, but couldn't find one at our local thrift shops. I was running out of time so I purchased a cheap $5 frame from Walmart, took out the glass and added some of the mustache punch outs instead. 

Here are some of the photos taken in our custom photo booth :)
I also provided a bag of props for the girls to use during the photo shoot!

 The giant pink mustache below was found at Party City :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this inspires you to have your own Stache Bash! It was great fun! 
Below are links for some of the items used :) 
Please let me know if you have any questions! 

You can find the link to my blog post about the 'Stache Bash invites shown above here

You can find the Saturated Canary Digital Stamp Starla here

You can find Angie Delarie Digital Stamps here

Rachael Ray Mustache Themed Food Labels for the table here


  1. Mom, you created a birthday that will stand out in memory forever, love how you coordinated everything and it is evident from all those smiley mustached faces that a good time was had by all, hugs

  2. My favorite is the pin the mustache on McKenzie, and the invitations.