Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Mustache Bash" Bachelorette Party!

I can't even begin to tell you how delighted I was to be in my sister's wedding. There is an age difference of 10 years between us, but I absolutely love her, and for her to let me be a part of her special day that way was truly an honor. It was a little daunting to be the only 30-something amid a bunch of 18-22 year olds, but I think I managed. 

Part of proving my worth was helping to plan the bachelorette party. I did not have one, my own wedding was very small, and basically, my dearest friends went out to dinner before we went back to my apartment to throw together last-minute wedding details. I was very happy with that. But kids these days! They expect a little more. 

The maid of honor (another of my younger sisters) and I managed to put together a really fun day, though. We started it off with a breakfast and because the bride is a teensy bit obsessed with the current mustache trend (even though the groom has no facial hair!) it made for the perfect starting point. 

 I have never done a breakfast party, and just let me say-I would definitely do another! My mom has the most perfect porch at her house and also tons of fun furniture that made putting together this little party a snap. We set the food up in one of her vintage crates on a low table. We did easy breakfast foods-no extensive prep. Costco muffins, mini quiches, fruit salad, ham and cheese and of course, cookies and chocolate!
 The "Wet Your Whiskers!" sign was Lisa Dawn's idea (the MOH). We used a lot of supplies that I picked up for a $0.50 each that Walmart was clearing out last year! We used mustache shaped sticky notes under clear packing tape to gussy up the water bottles. We also served mini bottles of sparking peach cider-the bride's favorite flavor! The neon green plates and napkins (I should have gotten better photos of those, they had cute sayings on them."I "mustache" for another piece" is what the plates said.) are from Walmart this current year.

 We served iced coffee in a cute carafe (my mom has some of the best party things!) alongside plastic champagne glasses-since we were outside. The cute stickers on the bottom of the glasses are from Hobby Lobby and the adorable confetti 'staches are from Walmart this year.
 We even arranged the muffins in a semblance of a mustache!

 We used more sticky notes to label the food. And we used mustache scrapbook paper to set the serving dishes on.
 The cute magnetic board is my mom's, and another one of my talented sisters whipped up the little "Keep Calm and Stache On" sign. The mini dry erase board and all the magnets are from Walmart last year.
 The 'staches on sticks made for cute and functional decor. They were fuzzy! They are from the Dollar Tree and I simply stuck them to wooden skewers. The finger tattoo mustaches (behind the stickers) are also from there. The stickers are from Hobby Lobby. The bins were Walmart finds!
 I used a magnetic frame set in a photo stand and some more favors to add a little color-all this stuff was part of my Walmart haul!

 Lisa Dawn made the banner-scrapbook paper and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. She printed the letter "I" and then heart and mustache symbols on colored cardstock and then cut them into pennant shapes. It looked really professional!

 The bride! If you look closely, you can see the cute 'stache drink identifier that my mom bought for all the drinks. They were each a different shape!
 My two cutie co-planners! It was early, so please forgive everyone's sleepy eyes and bad hair!

Everyone loved the fuzzy 'staches! It was definitely a fun, easy to put together party. It made for a great start to our day, which included canoeing/kayaking, lunch at the bride's favorite restaurant, and ended with mani/pedis. The bride was very happy and isn't that all that matters?

Linking up to "Thrifty Thursday" at Living Well, Spending Less! 
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  1. LOVING mustaches lately. Einstein's Bagels has some super cute coffee mugs with mustaches on them. I'm SO tempted to get one. ;)


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