Benson's birthday party | A mustache bash!

   If you have been following the blog then you already know that my "baby" turned one this past weekend (check out last weeks post to see his cake smash)! You would also know that his first birthday party had to be rescheduled for the following weekend because he came down with the stomach bug; what a rotten way to spend your first birthday! Despite the fact that I am still in denial and refuse to believe my baby is growing up so fast, we still celebrated with a birthday bash! 

    I had to come up with the perfect theme to fit his personality. What's the perfect theme for such a dapper little boy who has turned into a little man?  

"A Mustache Bash!

     Unfortunately, many of his baby friends were not able to attend due to the unexpected change in date. That's okay, there were still plenty of people there to smother those fat cheeks with birthday kisses! 

     Now for the details! First, this adorable birthday invitation. This was purchased from  Design Bug Studio on Etsy. This 'chalkboard little man mustache invitation' was just what I was looking for to set the theme for invited guests. 

                                        I blurred the address for obvious reasons ;)

                                        I blurred the address for obvious reasons ;)

    Next,  just look at this birthday outfit! How perfect is this?!? This outfit was bought from Kotton Cactus on Etsy. This outfit (size 18 months because he's a husky little thing) comes with a detachable bow-tie. See what is on the bow-tie? Little mustaches of course! 

   Of course we had to have a birthday cake. I decided to keep the cake simple. I went with my go-to vanilla cake topped with a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting . I kept the cake 'naked' to avoid taking away from this adorable cake topper. This "little man" cake topper was found at Mod Party  at, you guessed it, Etsy! I may have a slight obsession with Etsy, but can you blame me??

The favors: I decided to stick to what I know and bake cupcakes. Each guest received a homemade vanilla cupcake with almond buttercream and topped with a little mustache. I placed a cupcake (individually wrapped in personal cupcake boxes) in a party bag and filled it with color coordinating candy and a mustache pencil just for fun. Then I put a mustache sticker on the front...oh so cute!

     Even though the planning and preparing leading up to the party make me unbearably stressed out, I just love planning their parties and seeing it all come together to watch their happy faces. It is so worth it in the end!

    It always feels so good to be surrounded by friends and family and even better for such a happy occasion! We had family travel from out of state as well as friends who we haven't seen in over five years come to celebrate this little mans first birthday!

                                                   What a happy day filled with love!!

Just a few cell phone pictures taken during the party: A garland displaying all of his "monthly" pictures, Benson being the silly little boy he is, and home made shortbread cookies...shaped like little mustaches!

Just a few cell phone pictures taken during the party: A garland displaying all of his "monthly" pictures, Benson being the silly little boy he is, and home made shortbread cookies...shaped like little mustaches!

   

 

 

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