Last Fall I threw a “mustache” baby shower for my friend Yana. I met her when we were newly arrived in Italy and living in temporary lodging. She was in her first few weeks of her pregnancy when she shared her good news with me and another new friend (Carmen and I coincidentally were on the same plane and were hotel rooms neighbors). I gave her a hug clapped my hands in joy and asked if she’d let me throw her a baby shower. I’m sure she must of thought me and my other friend completely batty but she obliged and to her good credit showed no signs of how crazy she must of thought us. Little did she know one of my favorite things to do is throw a baby shower. On an afternoon in the early autumn when she’d grown much rounder, and our friendship had lasted more than a few days a little mustache themed party happened in my home. Here are a few photos from that day…
Carmen and I decided on a very simple, yet delectable menu.
Beautiful croissants were center stage ready to be filled with either a Waldorf chicken salad, Italian Salami, an assortment of cheese, or a simple seasoned butter.
For sides we offered: crackers, olives, cold cuts, fruit that could be dunked into a pumpkin pie dip, fresh made salsa and chips. Desert came in the form of mustache topped cupcakes, and carrot cake.
There was also a beverage bar (somehow I neglected to photograph) where guests could choose from my red sangria, natural and sparkling water as well as fruit infused water, and a white grape juice infused with mint.
This was actually my second mustache themed baby shower I planned, so it was a snap to put together, as I’d already thought up most of the decor. I made a simple diaper cake using jute twine as ribbon and topped with a few of the cupcake toppers. I made a “Keep Calm” sign by printing it out and decoupaging it onto a canvas. [There’s a link at the bottom of this post where you can download a free printable of it.]
To make the onesies I simply printed out the graphic on iron on transferable paper and followed the instructions the paper came with. The banner garland was really easy to make. I cut the shape out by hand and used a mustache shaped hole punch and glued them on following the color pattern you see here, which was a mixture of neutral earth tones, grey, and yellow. You can also find a pre-made one like this mustache garland that are super cute.
We played a few fun action games and other games guests could play as the wanted to. In a jar I placed a ton of those hole punched mustaches and asked guests to guess how many. On 4×6 cards I printed up a few different mustache types and asked guests to guess the name of the ‘stache. I also drew a tree on a canvas and had some yellow paint ready for guests to thumbprint in the leaves with yellow paint that would match the baby’s nursery. This mustache baby shower was so much fun to throw!
A fun game was Pin The ‘Stache On The Baby. I drew the baby face based on an image I Googled and cut out these larger mustaches from a template I made. Guests were then blindfolded and spun and asked to pin the mustache on the drawing. You could also try the game using these cute pushpins.
As a little present to you, I’d like to give you the “Name the ‘Stache”, mustache theme game I used, and the “Keep Calm And Grown On” sign I made as a free printable. They’re in PDF form.
If you use these printables for your party please come back and share with me! Also if you use them in a round up, please link back to this post. Thank you!
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!
Where do you find the answer key to the mustache game? It keeps telling me page not found?
Nicole Olea says
It’s up and working! 🙂
Love this!!! I can’t get the answer key to open. Can you check the link pretty please. I emailed you as well 🙂
Lisa McCrory Johnston says
Ok so the croissants are GENIUS!!! This is so much fun and so adorable!!
What a super cute shower! I love your theme! So cute! The little mustache onesies are just too cute!
Valerie Gray (@valmg) says
I love the mustache theme. And those onesies look awesome!
Those onesies are adorable! I have a fun mustache candy mold that would be perfect for a themed party like this!
Cat Davis says
That is about the cutest and most unique baby shower I’ve seen yet. Even the croissants look like mustaches.
I think it is an adorable theme! I bet the guest really enjoyed the them. The food looks great!! YUm
I love everything about this party. You did a great job!
Digna Dreibelbis says
Mmmmm, look at those tasty goodies in that first picture. Yummmm
So so cute and trendy. Love!
These are so cute, I love the mustache theme!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
How adorable is this?! I love the theme and will definitely be pinning.
Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission says
I think this is such a cute and fun idea! The onesies are adorable!
Love the idea of a mustache themed party. The onsies are so cute!!
Lynsey Jones says
I recently found a mustache punch at Hobby Lobby – we now have them all over the house LOL So fun!
Jenny Taylor says
Oh geez how adorable is this?! 😀 All the pregnant ladies get the cool stuff now a days. I’m jealous xD
Omgosh so stinkin’ cute! I want to have a reason to throw a ‘stache party now.
Jennifer H says
This is an adorable theme!!!
Faithful_Mommie (@Faithful_Mommie) says
Such a great idea! I never heard of this! Love it!
DonnaChaffins (@DonnaChaffins) says
A friend of mine recently hosted a mustache-themed baby shower. It almost wants me to get pregnant so I can have one. I did say, “almost”. 🙂 Thanks for the printables because I could use them for other occasions.