So without further adieu...the Mustache Bash
|The main attraction besides the birthday boy of course!|
|Mustaches On A Stick & M&Ms|
|The Dessert Buffet|
|Photo Of The Guest Of Honor & Old Fashion Paper Straws|
|The bunting strung across the trees|
|Personalized Ice Cream Cups|
About 2 months ago I had asked around for recommendations for good graphic designers who made party printables. Courtney from Pizzazzerie gave me a few great names of girls she works with and highly recommends. When I saw Jen from Blush Printables' work I knew I had to get her to make the images for Corbin's party. Jen has a very unique style and that is what I wanted for this party...something different! I told her I needed something for a mustache bash, gave her Corbin's age, and initials and she created all of these fun images!! Everyone especially Corbin loved them!! I asked Jen's permission to use her images to create t-shirts for our immediate family. It was really fun for all of us to wear our favorite mustache design.
|Chocolate Mustache Lollipops|
|Designs by Jen from Blush Printables.|
|More cupcake pictures...can't get enough!|
|Corbin and his Manly Man Mustache *Dessert Table.|
I found and purchased the Mustache Lolly Molds, Red & White Paper Straws & Mustache Cookie Cutter from Bake It Pretty. The fun red and white twine that I used to decorate the Chocolate Mustache Lollies & what I used to tie the bunting together was from The Twinery. I only had a week to get ready for Corbin's party after I got back from New York and completely forgot about buying the twine with all the craziness that had been going on. I tweeted The Twinery on Twitter and asked if there was anyway they could get me my order within 3 days. They were absolutely fantastic and rushed my order to me!! Fantastic Customer service and I will definitely be back for more!!!
Originally I had planned on using some wood letters that I have had for 5 years (sitting in a box since I bought them) to put across the table which spelled out "Corbin", but they were just too small & I wanted a statement! So I found these paper mache letters at JoAnne Fabric for $3.99 each. I spray painted them red so that they would stand out against all of the blue. Blue by the way is Corbin's favorite color...hence all the blue!
So for the cupcakes & sugar cookies...(yes, I baked them from scratch) I used Brandi's (from Tweedle Dee Designs) homemade butter cream frosting recipe that she had posted over at Crazy Domestic. Brandi has been doing a cupcake feature for the past three weeks on their blog . OMG, I seriously could have eaten this frosting by the spoonful. Her recipe calls for almond extract, but my boys don't care for it, so I used a teaspoon of vanilla.....SO GOOD!!! Not only is it good on cupcakes, but oh so good on sugar cookies!! I colored the frosting brown, or attempted to..its kind of tan....but it is vanilla, not chocolate. I want to try her chocolate ganache recipe under week 2 of her series next...yummy! Thanks Brandi for the awesome recipes!!
Well that's it...the Mustache Bash of 2010!
Thanks so much for stopping and taking a peak!
* Food items on table from L to R: Chocolate Swirl Marshmallows, Red, Blue and Brown M&Ms, Raspberry Blue Licorice, Red Licorice, Tootsie Rolls, Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, Mini chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, more Tootsie Rolls, Chocolate Lollipops, Red Apples, Mini Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, White Large Marshmallows, IBC Rootbeer