Jonathan’s Tie-riffic Little Man Mustache Bash 1st Birthday Party

Yesterday was Adaline’s half birthday!
She’s 4.5 years old and in just a few days Jonathan will turn 2!
Celebrating a Half Birthday
(You can see how we celebrate half-birthdays here.)

Last year my little man’s 1st birthday came and went and I didn’t even mention it on the blog. I’m a bad mom. Or a bad blogger. Maybe both. Anyway, now it’s days before his 2nd birthday and I’m finally going to show you the pictures from his first birthday party.
(Please scroll to the bottom of the post to find a complete vendor list of party items.)

Jonathan’s Tie-riffic Little Man Mustache Bash 1st Birthday Party
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The printable necktie banner is actually a free Father’s Day printable. The only letters missing for “Happy Birthday” were “b” and “i” so I put the file in Paint, painted over it and added new letters. I cut out some free printable mustaches and attached them to each letter of the banner.
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The cupcake toppers were from the same Father’s Day set. Some had said #1 so I just removed the “#” symbol in Paint by “painting” over it. The wooden crates that the cupcakes are in are actually from sets of Melissa and Doug play food.
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The Little Man cake topper was made using little dowel rod craft stick thingies (the technical term) and twine. The top hat, mustache, and necktie cutouts are from Etsy and were attached using craft glue.
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Another look at the cupcake toppers
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I think the Little Man drink station was my favorite detail of the party.
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…and my favorite part of my favorite part is the punny names of the drinks: LeMANade and Mister Tea! I do love a good play on words! 😉
I used printable tent cards for the signs and added the text myself.
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This was my first attempt at a chalkboard sign and I think the “Wet Your Whiskers” sign turned out really nice.
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The drink glasses are mason jars with vinyl mustaches on them, cupcake paper toppers, and paper straws with mustaches or other details on them.
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I make number ice cubes for the kids’ birthdays each year. This time I made mustache ice cubes in addition to the #1 ice cubes.
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I wasn’t as thrilled with this #1 chalkboard sign as much as the “Wet your whiskers” one. I tried it a bunch of times but it never came out right.
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Cute “Stache Bash” paper plates and adhesive mustaches for all to enjoy! I was going to fold the napkins into neckties and ran out of time, so it’s just a basket of napkins. Oh well.
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These are my cousins. Weirdness runs in the family.
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13 photos of Jonathan from birth to 12 months line the mantel. I attached adhesive mustaches to the picture frames. The picture frames were purchased in 3-packs at Target in 2010 for Adaline’s 1st Birthday.
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Jonny checking out his cake.
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It’s time to sing Happy Birthday!
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For the cake we laid a plastic table cloth on the floor and let him go to town. He never really did go to town. He just kinda walked around the block a little.
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I adore the smash cake set we found on Etsy:
birthday hat, necktie, and diaper cover
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Jon barely had any cake on him but we still went ahead with his post smash cake bath. He was more interested in eating the bubbles than he was in the cake!
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Here our little man was taking some of his first steps.
Adaline started walking on her first birthday as well.
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Family photo!
By the way, it’s not easy to smile wearing one of those adhesive mustaches.
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Here’s our family mustache free (for the most part).
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I always try to get a photo of the birthday kid next to their number sign.
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Jon is one

Jonny and Mommy!
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What was your little one’s first birthday theme? How did they react to the smash cake? Let me know in the comments!

This post does not contain affiliate links.
*Father’s Day Freebie Printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go
*Little Man Tie Onesie from Tabitha942 on Etsy
*Birthday Boy Diaper Cover, Necktie, and Cone Hat Set from JHP Couture on Etsy (Pattern #141) A note about the hat: It actually came with a small white fuzzy pom pom on it but we made a bigger one from yarn to replace it.
*Mustache Party Vinyl Stickers from QuiltedPolkaDot on Etsy
*Mucho Mustaches Burlap Border Banner from QuiltedPolkaDot on Etsy
*Mustache Stripey Straws from QuiltedPolkaDot on Etsy
*Little Man Straw Toppers (Top hat, Mustache, Necktie) from Confetti Grove on Etsy
(She made a separate price/listing for me to purchase the straw toppers alone.)
*”Stache Bash” Mustache Party Dinner Plates from Oriental Trading Company
*Polka Dot Paper Straws from Amazon
*Self Adhesive Mustaches Set – Fake Costume Accessory from Amazon
*Accoutrements Cool Mustache Ice Cube Tray Novelty from Amazon
*Solid Color Elastic Infant’s Suspenders by Suspender Factory from Amazon
*Blue Polka Dot #1 Birthday Candle: Purchased from a local party store, but you can find it on Amazon here and a similar one here

Ladybug Picnic: 2nd Birthday / Pink and Green Polka Dots and Cupcakes Party: 1st Birthday / Ham and Man Party: 30th Birthday / Celebrating 30 years in 30 days! All of my birthdays from 1980-2009 / Birthday Girl…2 years old
Ladybug Picnic PartyPolka Dots and Cupcakes 1st Birthday Party

Birthday Traditions: Personalized Birthday CD / Birthday Traditions: Knife and Cake Server / Birthday Traditions: Professional Photos / Birthday Traditions: Photo Puzzle / Happy 2nd Birthday, Adaline!

DIY No Sew Party Hat Tutorial / Tissue Number Birthday Sign (Mini-Tutorial)



Posted on February 5, 2014, in Birthdays, Jonathan, Parties and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. christinemhutchinson

    Your cousin is my daughters’ ballet teacher! Did we know about that connection?? I feel like we might have figured that out before this…but if not then it’s Small World time! I love everything about this pArty and would totally steal it if I had a little boy turning one–before he could protest for super heroes or some other nonsense.


    • haha, thanks Christine! And yes, I think I made the connection back when you posted about being a dance mom and I recognized the name of the school. I think I’d even mentioned that I was going to have Aunia come with me to the Scary Mommy thing. I’ve been trying to get her to start a blog for the longest time!


  2. Very cute birthday party! I love the drink idea. I like finding birthday ideas that I could actually recreate, I’m not very crafty so it needs to be something simple.


  3. One year birthday parties are THE BEST! This looks so cute- love the moustache theme 🙂


  4. I think it’s great that you all celebrate half birthdays. We might have to adopt that tradition. I love the mustache and tie theme of Jon’s 1st birthday! It’s too cute and boyish, but still fun. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for his second.


  5. What a cute birthday party theme! I love your banner!


  6. There aren’t too many things that make me wish we were celebrating another first. HOWEVER, this birthday theme kiiiiinda does! It is ADORABLE and looks like so much fun!!


  7. SERIOUSLY adorable post!!!! Everything about it!

    Sharing some SITS Girls comment love!


  8. I love mustache parties for little guys! So cute.


  9. Cutest theme ever! #SITSblogging


  10. I love it! The little ties and mustaches are so cute! I think my daughter would enjoy that party as much as my son would.


  11. The straw toppers from my shop look darling! I love seeing my fun stuff in action. Great job on the party!!


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