Hubby’s 30th Birthday Mustache Bash

2011 is a big year in the Beantown Baker household. Both Hubby and I turn 30 this year. That means that this year we’ll also celebrate our tenth year together. How crazy is that?!? I know I usually stick to just recipes and steer clear of the personal stuff on this blog, but I wanted to share some of the details of his party because it was such a blast.

A couple months ago, I saw this blog post about a 30th birthday party a fellow blogger threw for her Hubby. I loved the randomness of having a mustache party and knew our friends would embrace the theme. Once I chose the date, I needed to find a place to hold this party. Luckily another friend had done some research for another 30th birthday party recently so she sent along the information she had.

I had the party at Lir because it’s close to the T and they didn’t require a room fee, or a minimum for beer/food consumption. They were very easy to work with and after just one phone call, I had the basement bar area reserved. We decided to just order some appetizers off their menu when we got there and it worked out just fine.

I went online and ordered a bunch of fake mustaches from Amazon. I got a couple varieties, including the pink ladies mustaches, a set of pencil thin mustaches, a large quantity of bushy mustaches, and this big guy for the birthday boy.

I also ordered these mustache lollipop molds. I had high hopes of tempering chocolate and making them myself, but things got crazy leading up to the party. My friend Shannon, who works well with chocolate ended up making them for me and they were amazing. She used Trader Joe’s dark chocolate to make them. I made the little stickers to put on the back of the baggies.

I also made some cupcakes for the party. Nothing fancy, just some yellow cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes. I filled both with dulce de leche and topped them with some Swiss Meringue buttercream. To tie the cupcakes in with the theme, I made some cupcake toppers. I got a picture of Hubby from when he was young, his senior picture, and a recent picture and photoshopped a mustache on each one. I had them printed up and taped them to some colored construction papaer. On the back side, they said “Happy 30th Birthday Hubby”. Everyone’s favorite was the picture of baby Hubby with the mustache.

Hubby didn’t know what the theme of the party was until the last minute. I had wanted it to be a surprise, but in the end, we couldn’t keep it from him. It worked out well and he was able to shave his winter beard into a creepy mustache.

As I had suspected, our friends embraced the theme with great vigor. Some of the guys grew real mustaches and everyone else was sporting a fake one all night. The bartenders even wore mustaches while they served us our drinks! Thanks everyone who came out to wish Hubby a happy birthday!

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7 Responses to “Oh What a Night”

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    Sarah — July 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Interesting to know those things really happen! So what was your official feedback, and had everyone been raving about the food before the announcement? Hubby and I have eaten the Wanchai Ferry Sweet & Sour Chicken and weren’t thrilled with it (tasted very sweet and goopy, just overall processed). I guess it’s all psychological!

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    nutmegnanny — August 1, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hahahaha that’s so funny that they did a little switch on you. Like you pointed out, I guess that is how they did the Pizza Hut commercials.

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    Megan — August 1, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I think you did a great, fair recap of the event. It was at least really nice to run into you there! And you got some great pictures.

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    Jen — August 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sarah – I updated my post to include more feedback. As I mentioned, we were discussing how the first two courses were much better than the entrees. At least at our table, there was no raving.

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    Kerstin — August 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I’m glad you had fun, although I’m a bit perplexed that they thought they could fool foodies with a frozen dinner! I still haven’t been to Flour and really need to go – I feel like I’m a bad Boston blogger!

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    Jen — August 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I agree Kerstin, most food bloggers probably don’t eat many frozen entrees… But it definitely wasn’t all food bloggers.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I heard about this event from Megan and it sounds interesting to say the least. It just seems like GM didn’t do their research because that is not similar to Myers + Chang’s food! Either way, at least you had fun with some other food bloggers!

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