I’m excited to share with you how we decided to celebrate this little one with friends and family who knew we were pregnant. We did another gender surprise party, but this time around Ted and I knew beforehand :)
I called it the ‘Mustache or Bows’ party and you can imagine all of the cute possibilities! For our colours I decided against Pink or Blue because (to be honest) they reminded me of my Eisley-girl and our gender surprise party with her, less than a year ago. So I decided on yellow, purple, black and polkadots! Here are “just a few” photos from our party with a few DIY details, for example, the above sign was an old headboard we were going to use for firewood. I painted with yellow and then added chalkboard paint to the middle. I’m also using this for Chase’s 2nd birthday!
Handmade pom poms. LOVE how these turned out! You can find the tutorial for how to make them here.
Paper straws from the adorable little shop; Shop Sweet Lulu.
Guests were asked to wear their guess on them with a mustache or a bow pin. The bows were made from purple scrap fabric and the mustaches made from felt. I spray painted cardboard and used chalk for the words and then pinned the cute little guys on there!
Side note with a funny story: I was excited for how cute the bows and mustaches turned out and I showed Ted, who said awkwardly, “Oh yeah, cute babe.” I later learned from him that he thought the bows were meant to be like bow ties for little boys and that was why he was kind of surprised by the way I made them. He told me he thought I was trying to do like an old school, western-type bow tie. HAHA! I reminded him that not everyone knew the gender and that the bows were representing if it was a girl. Who has pregnant brain now?! ;) (love you babe!)
How did we share the gender this time? I added blue melting chocolate to the cupcakes and then added a little batter on top. The chocolates then sunk to the bottom, so all people had to do to learn the gender was peel back the cupcake liner. :) Super fun!
I made these party trays from two old frames ($2) from a thrift store! I painted them black then added modge podge to the center and laid cute polkadot paper down! I love them and will use them for every party we hold, maybe even BBQs ;)
We did fun little mustache and bow molds! I love that we did the mustaches yellow – I knew it was a boy but I didn’t even plan on the fact that I already have two blondies and might just possibly have another! (Just fyi -you cannot find mustache or bow molds at hobby stores, you’ll have to order them online. I found mine cheapest on Amazon!)