I’ll be the first to admit that throwing a Movember party for a kids’ birthday party isn’t the most conventional idea. But in a bind, you go for the path of least resistance. This year, it was mustaches.
Let’s back up and talk for a minute about birthday parties. I don’t throw them often, generally speaking. We do celebrate our kids’ birthdays every year with close family, a homemade cake, a few thoughtful gifts, but I have a policy of not throwing over-the-top birthday bashes for my kids every year. Raising three kids is a marathon event, and if I’m sprinting every year, I don’t know if I’ll make it to the finish line. I should say that I will make it, but it won’t look pretty.
But once the kids turn 4 and are able to appreciate a birthday party of their own, we celebrate with friends. And they can do a more involved party like this every other year. It keeps me sane and it keeps it special for them.
They’re still smallish get-togethers, nothing lavish, no banquet halls, no DJ, no bouncy castles or ride-on-ponies. But they should be something memorable.
This year it was Sam’s turn. He turned 4 last week, and in anticipation of the event, I asked him what kind of party he wanted to throw.
“A Halloween birthday.”
“Hm, Halloween was last week, are you sure?”
He seemed pretty excited about the dress up element. That, I could keep. The orange and black, maybe not.
Which is how we ended up with this: a Movember birthday party. Dress up, funny mustaches, treats, it checked all the major boxes. And the best part was that Sam loved the idea. I mean what’s not to love with mustaches?
So here you go, in 8 easy steps, how to throw a festive Movember birthday party:
2. Frost, glaze, dip
3. Dress to impress
5. Get mustache crafty
6. Pin the Mustache on the Hipster
7. Bake a cake
8. Raid the leftover goody bags
Done, easy, fun, festive, and not at all expensive. At least less expensive than renting that concert hall.
Happy Movember everyone.
What fun love the moustache’s LOL
Have a tachetastic week 😉
Thanks Steve, it was lots of fun, hope you had a great week.
what a fantastic idea for a theme, love it!!
Thanks Tammi, glad you liked it 🙂 PS, we got our first snowfall, early for us, but I thought of your pic from last week. Winter is definitely here!
Great party and wonderful ideas on the mustache theme. Wow, very impressed.
Thanks Renae, it was so much fun- we probably had more fun in the prep than we did at the actual party!
Love it! That mustache cake is adorable!
Thanks Jess, easy was the name of the game last week 🙂
What an adorable theme for a birthday party! Love it.
Thanks Crys, I think he’s going to want another mustache birthday next year!
Ah ha ha ha omg pin the mustache on the hipster…priceless! And I hear you on the parties. Growing up, my brother and I just celebrated with family. We’d go out to eat and then open presents and eat cake at home (the highlight for me was the cake, because Mom would order me a super special “frosting” cake, that only I could get because my mom was friends with the baker, ha ha ha). I had only birthday party growing up and it was a sleepover, and all it involved was pizza, cake, those bags of colored popcorn (remember that stuff?), and a game in which we had to be quiet and the first person who talked had to stick her finger in the toilet and lick it.
Guess who lost every.single.time.
No pinterest parties back then!
Nope, no pinterest parties back then, that’s for sure. I’m sort of gagging over that toilet comment, I’ve never heard of that one. Thank God!
Fantastic idea, very inventive. LOVE the photos. Pin the Stache on the Hipster – ha ha!
🙂 Thanks, glad you liked the idea. Too much fun…
What great ideas for a Movember b-day party! The cake looks delicious.
Thanks Kristi, it’s the chocolate chip birthday cake that I have on this site. (Minus the chips)
Beyond fun! You’re such a cool Mommy!
Aw, thanks ML, that’s the sweetest, trying to be as cool as I can before I become very uncool in their eyes 😉
Classic. Love this Jess- so cute!
Thanks Lor, figured with all of our recent hipster talk you guys would enjoy…
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Ha, ha, ha… so clever and creative! I love it!
Thanks Anna, we had fun with it 🙂
You are very creative! What a great theme and party.
Thanks Renee, glad you liked it! I’m going to have some kids with seriously high expectations for the next party. The stress is already killing me 😉
Brilliant ideas – happy Movember!!!
Thanks Erika! That’s the sweetest comment, appreciate it!
Wish I could be that creative:)
You have a very nice blog, it’s gonna be fun to follow you!
Thanks Jeanette! I was just going to message you that I’m hugely impressed that you blog in two languages, wow!