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:

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

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

    Have a great week!

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

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

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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!

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

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

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  13. OMGosh! How adorable!

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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

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  19. What a super fun idea!

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

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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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.

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

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

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

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  28. 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!!

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  29. 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!

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  30. too funny, what a strange obsession.

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

    www.pluffmuddstudio.blogspot.com

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  32. Very cute! Almost makes me want a boy :)

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

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  34. That is just awesome! What an adorable idea.

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

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

    Michelle
    www.everydaycelebrating.com

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  37. 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

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  38. 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!

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  39. 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!

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

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  41. 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 :)

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  42. Totally knew this was your craft that week!

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

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  44. What a great idea!

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

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  45. 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

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

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

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

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  50. 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

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  51. 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!

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  52. Gosh, that is adorable!

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

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  54. 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

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  55. 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

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  56. 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.

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

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

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  59. 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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