August 09, 2010

Little Man Tea Party

This was my entry for So You Think You're Crafty last week.  It won the week's theme of "Edible."

Some of you  know that Rex has quite an obsession with mustaches.  Yes, it's a bit odd, but I get a kick out of it.  Last month when he turned three and wanted a "mustache party."


I thought it would be fun to make it like a tea party.


I didn't want to invest in a full tea party set, so I bought disposable plates and cups and drew on them with a Sharpie.  I did funny faces on the plates, so there would be a perfect landing spot for the mustache pettifors.


I drew a shirt on the napkin where the tie sandwich would sit. 


I drew different mustaches on the cups, so everyone could keep their's straight.  Can you tell they'd already eaten their cake by the time I took this picture?


The tricky part was the pettifors, but I came up with a pretty easy way to make them.  I baked a chocolate cake, split it half like you would to make a layer cake. 


I purchased a mustache cookie cutter.  I cut out a 'stache, frosted the top with the cream filling, cut out another 'stache and placed it on top. 


Then I frosted the whole thing with the chocolate frosting.  I didn't use fondant because I'm not crazy about the taste.  Plus, it doesn't have to be perfect to look like a hairy mustache :)


They were a hit with each boy.


If you want the actual recipe for the pettifors here it is.  They were ridiculously good.

Chocolate Cake:
1 package of Devil's Food cake mix
1 small package of instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Cream Filling:
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup crisco
3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick of butter (softened)
1tsp. vanilla
2-3 cups powdered sugar (depending on the thickness you desire)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. milk
2-3 T. of cocoa powdered

No pink, no frills, no drama....just plain manly fun.  Now you can head over to SYTYC to vote for this week's theme which is "Cultural."

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61 comments:

val said...

What a great idea! I'm always looking for boy ideas!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

What a FUN idea!!!! I love this!

Have a great week!

~april said...

LOVE it! the bow ties are adorable and that last pic--oh how cute!

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

This idea is cuter than cute! And I love that your son is totally into mustaches...how funny!

d.n.williamson said...

That may actually be the cutest thing I have EVER seen! Love it. Would two very girly-girls like this?????

Tricia said...

What fun! I love that you got the little guys to dress up in their shirts and ties. I love that he has an obsession with mustaches...it is just so quirky.

Big and Little with Odd Socks said...

What a great way to make his birthday memorable and unique. I love the moustache cookie cutter - I have never seen one like it.

Leca said...

That is awesome! I love the cakes. I'll have to try your recipe. I'm on a real chocolate kick right now. YUM!

Lindsey said...

This is so great! My son just turned 1 so he isn't really old enough for this yet but I will save it for the future.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

me AND my sister both LOVED LOVED this one!! so cute! My sister only has 3 boys and no girls so I think she really really LOVED it!

Molly said...

OK, that has to be one of the cutest tea parties I've ever seen!

Phoenix Peacock said...

this is a FABULOUS birthday party. and one that even as a young adult I might have to throw myself. haha

Rachel said...

OMGosh! How adorable!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the mustache theme! how cute!
and your boys are super handsome!!

Britta said...

Those 'staches looks delicious. What a great idea for a boy tea party. Thanks!

Larissa said...

Yay! That is the one I voted for. Such a cute idea. I love that he wanted a mustache party.

Kendra Goodrich said...

What a cute idea! I've always wanted to do a tea party but with two boys opportunities are few and far between. Definitely going to have to try it!

Doubly Blessed said...

Love this! I am totally copying you for my son's 1st bday bash-Little Man theme- we are doing this weekend! yay!

Alison said...

What a super fun idea!

Lorie said...

That is beyond cute! I love it all! I am going to feature your cute little party tomorrow!

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

What a cute idea!!! I love your blog and all the great ideas you have!!
-Angie

Sarah said...

I. LOVE. THIS. It actually makes me wish I had boys. SO so darn cute, and I love how simple it is.

Tasha said...

How cute is that!?! I love tea parties...but with all boys I had never thought of doing it boy style. You really are so clever and fun. I totally need to do this with my boys and a couple of their friends. They would LOVE it.

Mitz said...

Well if this isn't just the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!! I have 2 boys and will definitely be filing away this adorable idea.

Delia said...

I have a feeling this entry was from you! I guessed right! Great job. I love that your son is obsessed with mustaches.

Mommybreath said...

Holy crap! This has got to be the best thing I have seen in a long time. Thanks!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

brilliant!! I know my son (4) would love this..and my daughter (2) would too :)

Cari @ Socially Circled said...

OHHHHH, this is just TOO cute! I LOVE it! As a momma of a 4 year old boy, this party pulls on my heart strings! Love the pic of the boys sitting down with their bow-ties and flip-flops! Just precious!!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Awestatic job! And I only have boys, so I should know; we don't get alot of cute boy parties. They looked like they enjoyed every minute of it!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

too funny, what a strange obsession.

Christina@pluffmuddstudio said...

Love this idea! A great spin on the tea party. Thanks for sharing!

www.pluffmuddstudio.blogspot.com

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Very cute! Almost makes me want a boy :)

idesign said...

there's no possible way this tea party could've been any cuter! amazing! lucky little guy :)

Randi said...

That is just awesome! What an adorable idea.

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Very cute! I love that all the boys had cake mustashes too! :)

Michelle said...

Absolutely precious!!! I'll be featuring you on Everyday Celebrating. :)

Michelle
www.everydaycelebrating.com

Stacey said...

The idea, the pictures.....so stinking cute! You are so creative and I've saved you in my favorites to visit every so often. Thanks so much for all your sharing!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Sarah said...

Your blog and all of your amazing projects make me really hope to have little boys some day! This party was such a cute idea and I love the faces you put on the plates... hilarious!

Maggie Reno said...

This is the entry I voted for. I can't tell you how much I loved it. I'm already planning to do this next month for my son's birthday. I've already picked up some Finger Staches and Adhesive Staches to use!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is so adorable! Love the mustaches and the plates - super cute! Fantastic idea and the boys are precious. ~ Stephanie Lynn

SkiptomyLou said...

Love it! So cute!

O'Loughlin Family said...

Ok - so could I make a suggestion... as i was reading this post I thought - I could do that with ding dongs! If they are cut down the middle, but not all the way and then just butterfly them open - put some extra frosting on the outside and voila! you have mustache cakes without too much work. Just a suggestion in case anyone needs a mustache cake on the go :)

Tiffany said...

Totally knew this was your craft that week!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Awesome!!

Ashley said...

So adorable! What a great idea! I love it! You are featured on my blog today!

Kristin Sellars said...

What a great idea!

I blogged about it here
http://lubirdbaby.blogspot.com/2010/08/manly-tea-party.html

Laura @ Just For Love said...

My sister just walked by the screen and said, "OH MY GOSH...that is the cutest and funniest thing ever!"

We got such a kick out of his little mustache party. SO CUTE! Job well done, mommy : )

Lots of love,
Laura

feltplayground said...

Those little boys are adorable!! Love the cakes! Very clever!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I loved it when I first saw this. What a splendid idea! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Angie said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I love that he is obsessed with mustaches!

The Fifield Kail Family! said...
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The Fifield Kail Family! said...

Were ever did you find tha cookie cutter adorable..... I walked in to my local cookie cutter shop that has 1000's of cookie cuteres and when I asked about it I just new she would have one, but I she didn't and I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm crazy! LOL

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Cool lil'man party!
love the 'staches' and the ties!

I bet it was fun!
you could even play, pin the mustache on the barber (barber shoppe quartet) or something similar! So cool!

jeana said...

Gosh, that is adorable!

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

Well, aren't you just the best mommy ever!!!! LOL!!! That is A-DORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alison said...

I was searching for "Little Man" party ideas for my son's birthday party, and remembered this post. It's absolutely adorable!! I shared your idea here:

http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/08/little-man-tea-party.html

Thank so much!
~Alison

Alison said...

Ha!

I just left you a link to your own post (it's late!)

Let's try this one instead: http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-man-party-for-little-man.html

Nelson Family said...

I have all boys and have always been a little sad I couldn't do things like tea parties. I am so glad that you posted this idea! Now I can do one!!! Love it.

Mama G said...

This is SO SO cool, especially the face plates and bowties. I'm adding this to pinterest!

Kk said...

I thought the cake was modeling clay to make different shaped mustaches. I bet the cake was better. Such a cute idea!!

Nicole at Doodles and Stitches said...

This is so cool. I am hosting a MUSTACHE link party this week and I'd love for you to link this up. Here's the party link... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/09/mustache-link-party-17.html

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