Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Mustache Baby Shower

My sister, Meredith, had a baby.  About two months (plus nine days) ago.  I never did get around to posting all the adorable pictures from her baby shower.  I thought I had time!  That little bugger came almost two weeks early.  And between that, and countless other meaningless excuses, the most adorable mustached-themed blog post in the world just never happened.  My apologies.

But, here's the beauty of this little movement that has come to be known as Throwback Thursday.  I get to take you on a little trip back in time and show off all the cuteness that was the celebration of our little Jonathan Patrick prior to his arrival.  

We had known for a little while that this boy was going to be a boy.  So when planning for the shower, my best friend Tiffany and I didn't want anything neutral.  This was going to be a celebration fit for little dude and we wanted it to show.  And what screams boy more than facial hair?  A mustache theme was decided on pretty easily and things were easy to find.  Plus we knew my sister and her husband would get a kick out of it.

It all started with the invitations and we built ideas from there.  And Pinterest.  Because that's how we roll.  Tiffany found the invitations on Etsy and we worked with the lady that designed them to get the perfect fit for Meredith's shower.  We received a file that allowed us to print them out ourselves.  Very easy. Very cost effective.  Win and win.

We created a diaper cake fit for the most dapper of little guys and everyone drank from mustached cups.  Tiffany's husband was recruited to cut the mustaches out of vinyl and stick them on for us.

Tiff  also had a mustache cut from metal to hang on her front door and greet the guests.  (You can find other fun stuff like that at her Etsy shop, Snookemlilies.)  As people walked in they were asked to guess how many baby Q-tips were in a Mason jar.  The answer was 168.  You know, just in case you ever need that bit of useless information.

We decorated with Mason jars filled with baby goodies:  wash cloths, pacifiers and bibs. We then tied balloons around each jar and set them around the room.

Me, Hillary & Meredith
My favorite part was probably the "photo booth."  We had an area ready for people to stand and take pictures with each other, the Mommy-to-be, or on their own.  We made sure to have a frame on hand and mustaches for everyone in keeping with our theme.  People got a kick out of it and it allowed everyone to get a picture with my sister without having to constantly pull her from doing other things.  Like eating.  Which just happened to be my second favorite part.

We opted for cupcakes instead of a large sheet cake and we loved
how they turned out!  What could be better than everyone getting their own little individual cake, complete with mustache and top hat?  The colors came out better than we could have imagined and they were beyond yummy!  If you need some tasty treats done for an event of your own, and you're in the Fayetteville, NC or surrounding areas, get in touch with Cakes By Carly on Facebook.  She's easy to work with and all about taking your ideas and making them realities!

The rest of the menu included pimento cheese pinwheels (find the recipe on our Pinterest page), meatballs, strawberries, pineapple, grapes, fruit dip, carrots, cucumbers, and hummus with tea or orange water to drink.

It was a wonderful afternoon shared with amazing ladies there to celebrate our sweet boy that would make his debut almost exactly one month later.

Our JP has lots of time before he grows any whiskers of his own.  But we can always show him this when he gets older.  From the day he rocked his first 'stache!

Love these ladies!  

Metal mustache on the front door

"We 'mustache' you a question..."

Me and Tiff

Two of our littlest (and cutest) shower guests!

1 comment:

  1. I am in love with this vintage baby shower party. The decorations are just fabulous. I am impressed that you arranged such a stunning party on a small budget. At local San Francisco venues I also threw baby shower for my sister but I got help from a professional planner.