I'm starting a new SPOTLIGHT feature, where I ask a Catch My Party member to share about a party they recently threw.
So I asked Pamela to share about her Mustache Bash, and here's what she said...
Who was the party for and how did you come up with your theme?
The Mustache Bash was created for my son, who was celebrating his 11th birthday. He was actually the one who came up with the idea of having a Mustache party after we had fun one day this summer making our own props for a family photo shoot.
How long did your party take to plan?
This party didn't take too long to plan, maybe a week or so total. I contacted Jen from Blush Printables in hopes that she would create images for me to use for the cupcake picks. Once Jen sent me the super fun images the party everything just fell into place. It was so easy to design the party around her designs.
What was the most fun part of planning the party?
I think the best part of planning this party was that it was something new! It was exciting and inspiring to have to think outside of the box.
What was the most difficult part?
Boys don't need a lot of fluff, so trying not to go overboard with decorations was probably the hardest part.
What DIY elements did you do?
I created the mustaches that were attached to bamboo skewers as photo props. I assembled the cupcake toppers and made the family's matching t-shirts (I asked permission to make the t-shirts first) using the images I purchased from Blush Printables. I also spray painted the large red letters, baked and molded all of the treats .
What food and beverages did you serve?
I served lots of sweets as it was right after lunch. Cupcakes, chocolate lollipops, sugar cookies, licorice and other candy & vanilla ice cream cups. We served cold bottles of root beer with some fun vintage red and white paper straws.
What, if any, activities did you have?
This party was very laid back, we all sat around and chatted as it was mostly family. We used the mustaches on sticks to take photos which the kids enjoyed. My son didn't want to play party games, so really everyone just enjoyed each other's company. Very relaxing!
What was your favorite moment during the party?
My favorite moment was probably trying to get our family together for a photo since we all had our "Mustache Bash" t-shirts on. With a family of 5 trying to get everyone to smile and look in the right direction is a challenge...this time was no exception.
What a great party, Pamela! Thank you for sharing.
To learn more about Pamela and check out the wonderful party favors, decorations, and accessories she designs (they're gorgeous), please check out her blog, Party Starters.
(If you have an interesting story to tell about a party, one that you think our members would enjoy in a SPOTLIGHT feature, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)