Monday, July 26

Mustache Bash

I had this vision awhile ago... from a picture... on a blog. Of course I can't find that picture anymore, but it was of a girl standing behind a frame holding a stick with a mustache on the end.

I thought, "I want to throw a mustache baby shower for a friend having a boy."

Well, lucky me, because I have three friends having boys in August, September, and October.

I enlisted my friend Autie (a crafty genius) and we set to work months before planning this party. It was so fun!

Here we are after we set up for the party, messing around in our mustache headbands we made.

Here is what we came up with:
It helps that the two throwing the party are OBSESSED with turquoise because most of the things either she or I owned...

Here is the invite and the entrance to the shower...

We loved having it outside under all the twinkle lights. It gave a whimsical feel. I loved it!



The Milk and Cookie Bar. I made homemade oreos, Autie made mustache sugar cookies and other friends made Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, peanut butter kiss, and snickerdoodles.
We also had 6 different kinds of milk in old fashion milk jars: Soy, Strawberry, Chocolate, 2 %, Banana, and Skim.

Autie made the banner, which turned out SOO cute!

We had onesies, receiving blankets and shirts made for the girls with mustaches on them!

I think it was a hit!
I had fun planning with Autie, but most of all, I hope Megan, Kristy and Melody felt loved!
Can't wait to meet your little guys!

25 love notes:

Kristyn said...

DAAAARLING!!! Now, THAT is creativity at it's best. Well done Jen.

Oh, and I think I totally saw the pic you referenced - some party blog somewhere?? But I swear I've seen it too. So many blogs out there it's hard to remember where things come from!

Sheryl said...

This is great! I LOVE the mustache shirts for the ladies!

I always enjoy seeing your creative book ideas too!

jon said...

That is the funnest shower ever! It makes me want to have a boy just for the shower!
So...I've never read the Thunder Cake book, but that does not sound good. Tomatoes in cake? Was it good?
And lastly, Lake Powell. i couldn't be more jealous! Our ward had a Pioneer Day campout. I don't know if you've ever camped in Missouri, but it was miserable, plus Lucy and I were sick, plus it is MISSOURI! (this is Becky, not Jon)

ecuakim said...

Holy mustache batman!!!! Awesome party! Love it. I especially love the milk and cookie bar idea. Might have to copy that one for a baby shower I'm throwing in October. FUN!!!!!

Jess said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again. Why are you not a party planner? (Well I guess you kinda are) but seriously, I would (and will) pay for your services. You are amazingly talented girl.

Matt and Melody Odell said...

How could I not have felt loved, . . I just don't even feel worthy of such an incredible undertaking. You guys are seriously the dream team and I am hiring you for my children's wedding someday.

garcias said...

I am your cousin for heaven's sake, where is my party??!!! Just kidding, but when you are in Texas I want you to throw a party so I can attend!

Kyle, Laurel, and Elle said...

That is the BEST, most CREATIVE baby shower I've ever seen! LOVE, love, love everything about it! WOW!!! :)

Susan said...

Such a cool party!!! And I'm obsessed with turquoise too! ~

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

OH. MY. GOSH.

I am also moustache and turquoise obsessed. What an AWESOME shower theme. I love it. I need someone to get pregnant so I can throw them this shower or my Juno shower... lol

Thanks for stopping by!

{Beautifully photographed blog, by the way!}

Melanie Beth said...

love love love this! I'm currently planning a "little man" 2nd birthday for November and this is SO what I needed to see! Great job, and great inspiration! Did you design your own invites? I've been trying to find something and those are so perfect!

Anonymous said...

Hi I Love this baby shower post.Im getting ready to throw my best friend a mustache themed shower and I have a few questions about it but cant find a contact you spot on the blog. My email is heather-76@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Heather

The Beckstroms said...

A few of us are planning a shower and one of our friends, Ivy Larsen, gave us this link. I was wondering where you found the cute print of vintage drawn mustaches and the I heart mustache print as well. I will refer to your blog on my blog post :)
If you could let me know I would LOVE it. This is so cute!

andreabeckstrom@gmail.com

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

This party is ADORABLE! I am doing something similar and I was wondering if you have the files for the printed signs you made. I asked Autie and she said her computer crashed and she lost them but she thought you might still have them. If so, I would LOVE them! You guys did such an awesome job!
Thanks!

Amy Souza said...

Where did you find such a great frame!!!!

holly marie said...

i love this baby shower! I am throwing a shower for 'little man' shower for my sister & wanted to know where you got the image for the 'milk moustache' sign?? if there is any way you could send it to me, that would be GREAT!! Thanks so much! hollymarie423@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Where did you get this big frame??? It's so cute and I can't find one anywhere!

JS said...

Debbie,
I was really lucky to find it! I was on a 2 mile run one morning, and saw it by a dumpster, I wanted it, so I ran the rest of my run carrying it! When I got home I painted it teal. My best thought would be to look at estate sales, garage sales or goodwill and then paint it.

Judy Bagwell said...

This has to be the cutest boy shower I have ever seen!! Is there a time machine somewhere so I can go back 12 years and do this for myself?? LOL!! {Found you via Pinterest!}

Alli Garlich said...

I found your blog through pinterest - so very cute! I am doing a mustache shower for my sister in law and was wondering where you found those cute prints you put in frames - especially the "I heart the stache" one. I would love to make something similar. Thanks!

alligarlich@gmail.com

Nicole at Doodles and Stitches said...

What an awesome party!!! I am hosting a MUSTACHE link party this week and I'd love for you to link this up. Here's the party link... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/09/mustache-link-party-17.html

Janssen said...

I'm working on a roundup of mustache ideas for a baby shower on Disney Baby. Would you mind if a used a photo of your mustache onesies and linked back to your site?

Thanks!
Janssen
everyday-reading.com

Myg Kreiser said...

Love your ideas! I would like to know where you got your milk jugs from and is there a template for the "Oh Boy" sign? I am planning a shower for my oldest daughter for July. Thanks for your help!
Michelle K-

Kim said...

If you are sending copies of the mustache prints I'd love them too! Your shower was darling! Think I'll,steal the idea:) kimmyhansen@gmail.com

Kim said...

Any way to get a copy of the mustache signs? I have my shower next week. kimmyhansen@gmail.com