As I mentioned on Monday we had a great mustache themed party for Al’s 30th over the weekend. We kept it simple, didn’t want to overdo it and wanted to keep things budget friendly – as in not spending a fortune on decor.
Much of what we used I made and a few other things were ordered. The color scheme was a deep red, black and light gray. Below are a few tutorials of what I made. All can be customized based on whatever the theme of the party is. I spent around $15 for all the items listed below. Not bad!
I made a simple banner using scrapbook paper, which I got on sale, 6 sheets/$1. I bought 12 sheets – six red and six of the black and white patterned. I cut the red sheets of paper to 8.5×11” to fit in my printer. I then printed the letters on it and simply cut them out.
I cut all the triangles out of the patterned paper and hot glued the letters on them. Using PicMonkey (my favorite online photo editor) I doctored up a photo of Al by adding a mustache to his face! Finally, to hang I used plain white gift-wrap ribbon. Taped the ribbon to the backs of each triangle, hung and curled the excess ribbon on each end.
Mustache Cutouts – appetizer toothpicks and photo props
I ordered a pack of mustache cutouts on Etsy for $5, plus shipping. The seller sent a few free mini mustaches as well. I glued the mini ones to toothpicks to use for appetizers and I glued the large ones to sticks (found in the backing area of Michael’s) to use as a photo prop.
Customized PicMonkey Display
We displayed the photo prop mustaches in a glass vase with a sign that I also made in PicMonkey that read “grab a stache and join the bash!” To make a customized sign in PicMonkey you first create a collage. Add no photos, save to your desktop. It’ll be a blank white image. Then you upload the white image in the photo editor within PicMonkey.
Using the Textures function of PicMonkey, under the Paint section I found the red background. I used all different texts for the lettering and finally used one of the facial hair overlays to create the sign. You can alter the colors, sizes, etc. I printed on my computer printer, purchased a $1 frame and displayed.
Mini Cake Banner
I purchased some grey paper straws (with a coupon so only paid $3.50 for them at Michael’s) that we set out with the delicious peach punch that my sister made.
A great friend made the delicious cake and using two paper straws and leftover paper from the banner I made a mini banner for the cake. I free cut mini triangles and taped sewing thread to the back. I simply tied the string around each straw and stuck it in the cake. Our friend Cate even made mustache cookies that she stuck on the cake!
My mom and sister also found a site that sold mustache plates and napkins that happened to be black and red. They bought those as well as a mustache banner that we hung on the food table.
The menu was delicious and included: pulled pork, shredded buffalo chicken, shredded beef and onions, potato, pasta and green salads, baked beans, antipasto, homemade mac and cheese, stuffed jalapeño peppers and more.
For dessert we had the delicious cake, chocolate covered strawberries and cocoa covered almonds. We had plenty to drink, lots of laughs, lawn games and an overall great time!