“Little Man” 1st Birthday Party

We recently just celebrated my son’s first birthday.  I chose to do a “Little Man” party for SO many reasons!  After having 3 petite daughters, I now have a hefty little boy who is definitely quite different from the girls!  I have called him my little man since he was very young.  He also has been told by many people how much he resembles my dad!  Well…my dad is known for his mustache so that’s just another reason to incorporate mustaches into our “Little Man” event!

The party was a special event filled with family and friends!

I started by making invitations in the shape of a tie and adding a mustache to the front.  The tie opened and had all of the party details inside.

This is a quick wreath that I made with a tie and a cut-out number one.

I also made a shirt with a tie on it for him to wear during the party.

This is the orange and green tie banner that I made and hung on the mantel.

I incorporated ties, hats and mustaches into the decor throughout the house.  I also hung pictures of his first year with clothes pins.  This is always fun to look back at all the changes that they go through in a year.

I was so lucky to have this WONDERFUL cake made for him!  It was delicious as always!

He also had his own smash cake that he thoroughly enjoyed!!!  At one point, he even tried to pick the entire cake up to put in his mouth!

For lunch I tried to incorporate a lot of “manly” foods.  I served a favorite “Man Dip”; Bow Tie Pasta; Jalapeno Popper Dip; Little Man Hot Dogs and Sliders.

I had water, tea and an “adult” beverage station.

The kids also had their own drink station!  They had their own “beer station” where they could make their own root beer floats.  I decorated the root beer bottles with ties.  I also had mason jars with mustache straws.  The kids thought this was a lot of fun to make and to drink with their mustaches!

For party favors, I made chocolate mustaches from a candy mold.  These went VERY quickly!!!

A fun activity that everyone loved was the photo station with the mustaches.  I cut out different types of mustaches and had them set out in a mason jar.  Guests got to choose a mustache and have their picture taken.

I tried so had to get a good picture of my dad and son together but my son didn’t know what to think about the mustache on his face!

We have a tradition at my kids parties of always having a pinata.  This is the neck tie pinata that the kids got to enjoy (and yes…it’s really that big!)

I also have to thank Watermelon Photography for wonderful pictures of my “little man”!!

I always enjoy being able to celebrate my children’s birthdays with such wonderful family and friends!!!

Happy Birthday and you will always be my “Little Man”!!!