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Old Fashioned Barbershop 1st Birthday Party (25 photos)


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When planning my son’s first birthday party, I wanted something fun and trendy. Right now there are mustache bashes and little man parties all over the web. So I took the mustache trend and ran with it. I wanted it to be a little bit different than all the other little man themes out there so I decided to go with “Old Fashioned Barbershop” and throw in all the mustache details along with it. The theme was perfect for our son because everyone has always called him “Mr. Noah” from the beginning...

I started out with a Mara Mi party collection (plates & napkins) from Target. This helped me shape the style and colors of the party. From there, I designed an invitation and party printables to match. After designing all of the printables I started searching for "old fashioned" candy, soda, and desserts to serve at the party. This included: saltwater taffy (in strips and individual pieces), gumdrops, lemon heads, rock candy suckers, red striped lollipops, caramel popcorn, marshmallow pops, red velvet cakepops, red velvet cupcakes, and of course old fashioned soda: root beer, cream soda, orange cream. For the party favors, my husband and I did chocolate mustache pops using a mustache candy mold I found on Amazon.

We had a photo booth, which was build by my husband and father in-law. They used PVC pipe and a sheet turned backdrop. I had a table setup nearby for props (mustaches and bow ties), a small paper album I found at Hobby Lobby, washi tape, a photo pen, and an instax mini for the guests to take photos. Each guest took a photo and taped it to a page in the album with a sweet note left for Noah.

Noah's outfit was handmade by me and my husbands bow tie was handmade by my mother in-law. Thank goodness for in-laws who were willing to come down a day early, spend the night, and stay up all night helping us get the party ready. I'm sure they thought I was crazy for all that I was doing!


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