Saturday, May 26, 2012

Jackson's Birthday Party

His invitation wording said "Our little man is turning one, it would tickle his whiskers if you'd join him for some fun"
We had a "Little Man" birthday party for Jackson.  Yes that is Jackson with a old time mustache on.  I thought the theme turned out great and It was SO MUCH FUN planning a 1st birthday party when I was pregnant.  I remember planning Nora's party and just not having any energy or not feeling well and not wanting to do anything.  I felt since I dropped the ball on Nora's 1st Birthday Party I needed to go overboard with Jackson's.  His was so fun.  We played pin the mustache on Jackson, we had mustache chocolate popsicles, we had mustache cupcakes, we had mustache was a pretty hairy party!  I used a bunch of ideas and recipes I found on pinterest.  I made
monster cookie cookie dough dip-delicious
chinese cabbage salad- also yummy
cooler corn - where you cook the corn in a igloo cooler- awesome

Then I used my cricut machine which Matt bought me a year ago and cut out a bunch of mustaches for the pin the mustache on Jackson game.  I also had Kinkos make a huge engineer print of Jackson which is an inexpensive way to blow up a picture.
The treat bags had tootsie pops with mustaches on them, combs to brush their whiskers and had mustaches with their name on the bag.
I love actually getting to use my creative juices so this was so fun to do!
mustache cupcakes

charlie and his mustache

Grandma Debbie and Landrey

Treat bags with each kids name cut out - thanks to the cricut machine

mabel with her mustache and cousin kelly

Reese and her mustache

Cousin Erika and birthday boy
1 cake and mustache cake and popsicles

Pin the mustache poster

All the kids decorating their mustache to pin

Cousin Kelly and Mabel

Reese and sullivan decorating their mustaches

kids eating their cupcakes

Birthday Boy

One set of godparents (Brandon and Courtney) with Jackson

JT, Charlie and Lincoln with mustaches

All the kids with the mustaches they made

Jackson with the pinned mustaches

Nana Anne and birthday boy

Great Grandma Arlene, Lincoln and Reese

Singing Happy Birthday

Nora helping blow out the candle

Jackson not knowing if he should eat it or just look at it.

Smash Cake here I come

Jackson and Great Grandma Barb

Our neighbor Jessica, Jackson and Kate

Nana and Papa

Great Grandma Neve

Kyle and Jackson


  1. that is so cute! I love it! how did you make the mustache pops?

  2. I bought a mustache candy mold on some website - you can borrow it if you ever want to have your own mustache party!!