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!