A Little Man Mustache Bash

A Little Man Mustache Bash

I know the excitement here in my little corner of the internet has been quiet, but trust me, I have been a busy bee. Stretched thin and definitely feeling worn down. But I am super excited for some upcoming changes and other good stuff I have to share. For now, a little walk down memory lane.

My nephew was turning 5, and per usual, I immediately offered to help plan and decorate for his special day. My sister in law decided that a “Little Man/Mustache Bash” was an appropriate theme for her little man.

The Party was held at a local hotel with small “indoor waterpark” that consists of some slides and a kiddie pool. ( The pool had an “upper deck” that was divvied into sections for separate parties, each rented out at a ridiculously high rate. Also, the only food “allowed” was pizza ordered through an affiliate of theirs. (Of course, I managed to talk my way into getting a few things in. I was unaware of all the “rules” and played the pity card. Not to mention it’s 97 degrees and 300% humidity, but I digress.  (Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate hotel/pool parties, this particular one, is just unbearable for an adult to sit through for more than 20 minutes.. But the kids love it. what’dya do.)

Anywho, back to the shin dig. So As always, the budget was small, and by small I mean tiny. I had a three month old on my hip (moby wrap actually) and a lot to do in the couple weeks I had to prep.  Here’s what I came up with.

I made my own set of Mustache Props and Clip On Bowties (no sew, of course) for the party guests, I will share a DIY for both soon.

Little Man/Mustache Bash

Little Man/Mustache Bash

The mustaches are in a Mason Jar that I lined with cute paper and modge podge. I wrapped the top with some leftover fabric and a bowtie, et voila. It’s adorable! Not to mention the adorable bowtie favor bags for {Distinguished Guests} to take home!

The Snacks we “snuck in” included veggie cups, fruit salad, bottled water, and cupcakes (which were allowed)

Little Man Party FoodThe Backdrop was made from paper bowties and mustaches I traced & cut out by hand, then hot glued string (sewing thread to be exact) onto the back.

There was also a photo booth made from crepe paper that I fringe cut. And the candy wrappers were scrapbook paper that I printed mustaches onto with my home printer and wrapped around little Hershey bars.

Little Man / Mustache Bash DIY

And for the Photo Booth.

Little Man Photobooth

And here’s “The Sheriff”, our own little man, and myself, taking our turn saying “cheeeeese”. (Can you tell we have a thing for temporary tattoos?)

Little Man DIY Photo Booth

And I’m super excited to share that Jillian from Catch My Party, who is a contributor for Spoonful, has featured a photo of this party in her most recent article on Spoonful all about celebrating your “little man”. I’ll get the link posted as soon as I can find it.. I’m a little frazzle dazzled at the moment!

And as always, I so appreciate you taking the time to look around I hope you have found something that can inspire a creation for your shin-dig! Tootles Party People!

A Purple People Eater (Double) Birthday Bash

Purple People Eater Birthday Party
I’ve been MIA for the last week-ish, with a house crammed with stuff to organize and clean, a computer full of craft files and 2 years worth of work and pictures that decided to completely CRASH, Many tears shed (over the death of that computer), and another birthday of my own came and went without a huge fanfare of celebration (which is just fine!) Plus I did end up with a new computer.

So here I am, with nothing new and exciting to share…having to start from scratch. So something old and exciting it is! Here we go.

Last October I was lucky enough to celebrate two beautiful little girls’ birthdays with a Purple People Eater Party. It was a one eyed, one horned, flying monster themed DOUBLE party for the sisters.

Looking back, there are so many things that I’ve learned since then, and if I could go back in time and tweak, I totally would. So Keep in mind, this was literally one of the first parties I had ever thrown, I had a 3 month old and 2 year old, who highly impacted the amount of time I had on the “party day” to set up and focus on the event. (Long story, overwhelmed mommy. period.) But that’s not to say the party wasn’t a success, it was! the kids and parents who attended had a marvelous time, filled with activities, fun, and sugar. 🙂

The Party rundown goes something like this!

First, When guests arrived at the party, the were greeted with a *Warning* sign and Monster Feet to wear. (I thought it was a cute substitution for party hats!)

DIY Monster Feet

I made them by creating a “template” on paper (it took a few drafts to find a shape I was happy with), and then using sheets of craft foam, I traced and cut them out.  I cut three triangles for the toes (cutting one in half) and hot glued them on! I made two sizes also, just because friends of both girls (one turning 2 and the other 4) would be there.

They were a huge hit!

DIY Monster Feet Birthday Party

Once the guests were settled into party mode, they all sat down and were able to make fun Monster Masks!

(I bought a mask making kit from Oriental Trading Company, and added fun accessories like eyeballs and other monster “parts” for the kids to use on their masks. (it was nearly Halloween, and I was able to find lots of monster accessories at the local craft store)

Monster Party Activities

After the Mask Making – I swapped out the setup from masks to delicious monster shaped cookies.

Each kid received three monster shaped sugar cookies (made the that they could decorate to their hearts desire. (When they finished, we assigned the “grandmas” to bag them up in cello with ribbon for guests to take home at the end of the party)

Cookie Decorating Party Activiy

Now, Onto the decorations.

I ended up using my “Mini Monsters” Cartridge and my Cricut Mini to cut out the Monster shape, I had to alter them a bit myself in order to get the single horn on top) I also used my Cricut to cut the letters and pieces for my banner (this was before I realized how easy printables were)

There was also a PhotoBooth, which consisted of lots of circles glued together with a strand of thread sandwiched between them. Did I mention…LOTS of circles. 🙂 It was easy though, I used a 2inch circle punch, hot glue, and black thread.

 I simply taped up the strands of the backdrop to the wall on the day of the party.

PPurple People Eater Monster Party

I also made some simple triangle bunting, again using the circle punch for the polka dots, two layers of purple paper (one color slightly larger than the other), and some cute ribbon glued over the top.

Purple People Eater Monster Party

There were a few “mini party stations” where guests could play with the singing Purple People Eater doll we found at Wal-Mart, leave the girls a birthday message, and of course eat, eat, eat.

Monster Party Sign In

I can’t seem to find all my pictures from this party, BUT, sloppy joes, chips, veggies, and other typical party food was served. I glued leftover googly eyes onto paper party cups because… well, who can resist.

Purple People Eater Party

Onto the Sweets:

The cake was made by a local woman who makes cakes in her spare time and did a totally rad job!! It was so cute, I love the little bite taken out of it. I passed along some pictures of the décor as I was working on the party, that way she could have a jumping off point to create the adorable cake.

Purple People Eater Cake

The rest of the table consisted of:

 Blueberry Cheesecake Fudge (with toppers, of course) purchased from a local candy store. Chocolate covered Oreos, Popcorn (aka Monster Munch) with paper cones, and an assortment of candy dressed up as Monster Parts (like toenails, hair, tails etc). Also some cute Monster cupcakes (I almost forgot about them!)

Purple People Eater Party - Sweets Table

After the party guests were pumped full of monster sized amounts of sugar and party fun, they were given little mini bucket favors, (that I also ordered from Oriental Trading Company for super cheap) and dressed them up by gluing white triangle teeth and googly eyes on them. They were filled with monster tattoos and other misc. little party goods.

The adults that attended the party were walking away with a delicious monster cupcake, which were all boxed up and ready to go for them.

Monster Party Favors

And before all the guests were gone, we rallied them up and snapped some fun photo booth pictures.

DIY PhotoBooth Purple People Eater Party

Well, that about wraps it up. This party was such a blast, and I really did learn so many things while planning and prepping for it. Like, ELEVATION! Your dessert table NEEDS elevation, even if is just a wrapped box for under your cake. Also, it takes a really long time to set up, from packing up the car, hauling it and unloading at the venue, unpacking, set up, pictures, etc. etc. So plan accordingly and stay organized in order to make the day of set up a breeze… well that’s an exaggeration, I’m not sure it’s ever a breeze, but definitely less stressful!!
DIY Monster Party - Purple People Eater

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Free Printable Mickey & Minnie Mouse Party Hats

Printable Mickey Mouse party Hat

Oh Toodles, Party People!! I can’t believe it’s been 5 days since my last post!! We have a nasty little cold bug making it’s way through the house, starting with the little princess, so that’s fun. BUT I have a T.O.N of Mickey Mouse Party stuff to share this week. Woot Woot.

The big decision, where to start!? Party Hats it is!

This totally cute Mickey Mouse theme was designed for a lovely client, who is having a DOUBLE party for her daughter and son. She wanted it to coordinate, but be appropriate for a boy and girl. So Keeping that in mind, I worked hard to find a nice balance. For the party hats, I made them a little different by swapping out the pink on one hat with black on the other & topped them off with cute little DIY yarn poms.

Eek. I can’t wait to show off the rest of the meeska mooska cuteness.

What You Need:

– Cardstock
– Thin Elastic (sewing section of any craft store)
– Downloadable
Printable Mickey Mouse Party Hats
Glue (I recommend Hot Glue)

First, print the hat of your choice onto your white cardstock and cut out. Next, starting at the top of your hat, gently roll, apply some glue and secure (align your entire hat, but do the top first) Once your glue is secure, apply glue to the rest of the “seam” and secure.
Free Printable Mickey Mouse Party Hat

Next you need to make your pom to add to the top of your hat. Simply take a fork, string a piece of yarn through the center. Then you will horizontally wrap yarn around your fork. Take your first string and tie it around your wrapped yarn. Then Snip the edges, give your pom a little haircut to make it nice and round. Add glue to the bottom and attach to your hat.
DIY small yarn Pom

Lastly, Glue a piece of elastic, one end on each side of your hat. And you’re done! So easy!
Free Printable Mickey Mouse Party hat

Don’t forget to check out all the Mickey and Minnie Printables from the past week. If you like what you see, I would LOVE to hear from you! E-Mail me, Leave me a comment below, or follow me on Facebook or Pinterest!
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DIY Star Wars Birthday Banner + Free Printables

Star Wars DIY birthday Banner

Here is an easy and free DIY for the Star Wars lovin’ Birthday kid in your family. I made it for a recent client for her son Jacob. Here is my DIY and free Happy Birthday portion of the banner. (UPDATE! I’ve also included per request, a full alphabet that you can download to spell out names or phrases of your choice!)

(You can find the links to the downloadable content in the second to last paragraph near the end of the post.)

What you Need
Starwars Happy Birthday Banner Printed out on white cardstock preferably, but if you have a teensie budget, regular copy paper will do, but I definitely encourage a thicker paper.
– Yarn or String of some kind
– Black cardstock/paper (also not necessary, I just think it adds a big finished quality to the banner)
– Hot Glue/Gun

First step: Print off your Banner pieces and cut out, I trim in the center of the Blue Outline, leaving the tops of the pieces uncut. Once cut, fold the tops over all of the pieces.
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After cutting and folding all your banner pieces, apply glue to the back of your piece and attach each of them to your black paper. You will want to keep the black paper flush with the top of your banner piece (where your fold is). starwars2

Once attached to the paper (it should look like this) simply cut them out, leaving a tish of black trim around the edges. starwars3

Once you’ve cut your pieces (again), arrange them in the right order, and lay them out side by side (if you are looking at the backs of them, like I am in the picture, make sure the beginning of word is on the right hand side, so it is in the correct order when you turn the whole thing around.
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Now, you simply place some glue in the crease of your banner {flap}. Butt your yarn up into the crease & glue. Add a little more glue to the flap, fold it down and secure it. Then, like a crafty assembly line, just work your way down the length banner, repeating the same easy steps and keeping your pieces equally spaced. starwars4

Here’s my finished product. So Easy!!

starwars birthday banner

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I made my banner into three separate strands, one strand for each word, then I made these simple paper fans to use as pretty “end” pieces and cover up any tape used when hanging the banner.
I included the darth vader images in the pdf file, in case you want to make them yourself.

You can see my simple tutorial for paper fans {here} and make your own

Please feel free to download all the goodies. And remember they are for personal, non-commercial use only! If you like them however, please feel free to share them on your social media platform of choice so others can take advantage of them also!

 Starwars Cupcake Toppers & Snack Bag Labels

Starwars Happy Birthday Banner.

Star Wars Banner (entire Alphabet)

Numbers for Star Wars Banner

free star wars party printables

I HOPE somebody is able to get use out of this cute star wars themed party decoration set! And the best part? It’s super cheap! and by cheap, I mean free!

PLEASE feel free to connect with me, or leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you! Especially if this benefitted your shin-dig in some way!

May the Force be with you party people!
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A First Birthday {Big Top} Bash + Free Printables

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Circus, Big top, and Carnival themes are so popular and such a fun theme. There are so many directions that you can go by way of styling your party. An adorable little family was celebrating their little ringmaster’s first birthday, and contacted me through my wee little business in North Dakota. Over the next few posts I will share some of the easy creations that I made for this shin-dig.

*I’m about to vent a little, so please bare with me.* I do have to start by noting that the actual party day was so crazy, the weather was terrible for 90% of the set up and party. I live in North Dakota, and a light breeze is 20-25 mile an hour winds, so when it was windy. It. Was. Windy.
We had amazing round tables for guests to sit at with beautiful blue linens, place settings with wooden cutlery and adorable cutlery bags that i made, A gorgeous dessert table backdrop, with tons of paper fans to mimic a circus tent, and nearly a hundred balloons. Not to mention Game booths with awesome homemade games. The issue is, When mother nature hurls constant gusts of 40mph wind for hours, you end up running around like a chicken with her head cut off trying to keep things from blowing across the prairie plains. Literally. Tables, backdrops, food, everything, flying through the air. So much time and energy I had put into creating this really AWESOME party, and it all just fell apart.
Despite my frenzied mindset and terrible weather, the party was successful. There was a wonderful clown, a great little petting zoo, facepainting, and carnival games, and an awesome prize table. I however was too busy fighting the wind that I wasn’t able to get pictures of most of the party. So I will share what I {do} have, and Sorry I’ve rambled on for so long. If you’re still with me, thanks.

Here are a few shots of some the decor that was lucky enough to be captured on film 😉 Caramel apples with cute signage & an awesome prize table with some of the typical prizes and other handmade goodies, like homemade mustache crayons, headbands, and bowties.
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So I dug into my dusy computer files, and pulled out some of what I had, retweaked it a little, and made it available to you. It includes some game signs, popcorn labels, bubble wraps and an 8X10 printable. Enjoy. And don’t forget if you share them, credit {Posh Tart}.freecircusprintable. You can download them right {here.} Please let me know if they don’t work! Free Circus Printables
As always, Thanks for taking time to see what I’m up to, I hope you found something that inspires you to go make something. Today! Don’t forget, I’d love to connect with you, comment, e-mail, or message me. Leave me some feedback or just say Hi! The next post will have some Circus themed printables and instructions on how to create your own {Big Top} Circus Party Décor. {Jess}