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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mustache Birthday Party!!

My son recently turned four.  He wanted a Transformers party, but I wanted a mustache party.
So we compromised...he got Transformers for his family party and mustaches for his school party.
He wanted a pinata.  I found a yellow car that was suitable to be Bumblebee, for $5 on sale at Kmart.  But the only mustache one I could find was $30 plus shipping.
That's a lot for something you're going to smash to bits!
So I made one.
In fact I made all the party decor.  Super fast and really cheap.
In fact, the only thing I bought was the bags and plates and napkins.
(Because as of now I can't figure out how to make a napkin or a paper plate!  lol)
I did buy the mustache cut-outs from a seller on etsy. They shipped super-fast and were very reasonable.
The centerpiece is an aluminum can wrapped with a strip of paper bag that I glued the cut-out onto.  I stuck a half of a mug sized flower foam inside and glued more cut-outs to skinny dowels.  Skinny strips of paper bag crumbled up covered the foam.
The banner is paper bags cut into triangles & mustache cutouts glued to a thick black ribbon.  The goody bags are lunch sacks stamped with mustaches.  They sell a small mustache foam stamp at Hobby Lobby for about a buck fifty.
The cake was purchased from a local bakery, Trefzgers.  They make great cake!

I don't have any close-ups of the pinata, but I tell you it was time consuming to make, but with having all the supplies on hand except the streamers, it was cheap and so worth it.  I used cereal boxes and masking tape and glue.  And about 5 hours total. :)

See how cute they are at the photo booth?
Happy Birthday Max!!
He's the one in the pink shirt!  Just like his Mama.  :)