I was inspired by Cheri's Little Man Tea Party. I loved her bow-ties, little mustache cakes, and mustache details. But I also saw this Little Man Birthday on Create My Event. I loved the tie cookies and the mustaches on a stick. Adorable!
So after finding my inspiration, I began gathering the goods. Of course, like a good mother, I was still finishing things up as guests arrived. But it turned out fun and the kids all looked cute. I think the best part was how completely different it was for the little boys who got to dress up, wear bow-ties, and have fun.
Mustache Sandwiches, Chips and Vegetables and Dip. My awesome husband made the sandwiches using our newly acquired Mustache Lips Cookie Cutter.
The kids mostly just played with toys around the house, but they got to put on their new bow ties and apply the mustaches. We used these Finger Stache Temporay Tatoos and applied them directly above the lips as mustaches. They were so cute!I cut my circle and then paisley shapes out a the 9x13" pan. I didn't have a round pan.
We decorated necktie cookies. I used these Necktie Cookie Cutters to make basic sugar cookies. We frosted them before letting the kids decorate. (Way less messy!)
We also had planned to play "Stick the Mustache on the Man" using this self adhesive Mustache Costume Set. Of course, with everything else going on we didn't play it until after all the guests were gone. The fake hair on them had my son laughing about them for a while. My husband found this picture to use for the game -it was perfect!
I decided to make a large cake instead of the pettifors. It was his first birthday after all! I found a site with exactly the cake I wanted. Kristy Drake of Paisley Jade has some directions. Of course, mine did not look half as good as hers.
Then I placed it on my cake plate. It didn't fit properly so I ended up turning it on an angle. I frosted the middle and added a second layer. I came back a few minutes later to see it all collapsed and one top side broken. I fixed it the best I could and frosted it the best I could. I need to take a class on cake making/decorating.
Here's the final look. I confess I edited the photo so it didn't look quite so bad.