Mustache and Burlap Birthday Party

My daughter turned 11 recently.  She has been a HUGE fan of mustaches for a long time now, but I know she will outgrow them soon.  I wanted the party theme to reflect her at this exact moment in time, so I designed a Mustache & Burlap Birthday Party incorporating some of her favorite trends.

Theme Colors: White, Black, Red and “Burlap”

I used burlap colored Deco Mesh as a table runner.  While I couldn’t find matching plates, I did find perfect napkins and laid them on top of a plain black paper plate.  I printed a thank you note on brown paper lunch bags and used those as goody bags.  They were tied with twine and each had a personalized mustache tag.

I found burlap and mustache ribbon and attached it to the lid of a mason jar to use as a cool drinking glass. I replaced the basic plastic straws that came with these mustaches with nicer vintage-inspired striped paper straws.

I found these plastic mustache picks by chance at a home store, and dropped my store bought cupcakes into these cute red polka dot cups for a little color.

Finally, I placed some red and white gerbera daisies into vintage milk jars and tied burlap ribbon to each of the chairs for a finishing touch.

I have to admit, I LOVE the way this tablescape came out!  ❤



Rag Ribbon Table Skirt

Another item that I created for my mother-in-law’s Vintage Garden Tea Party last year was this Rag Ribbon Table Skirt:

Over the course of three months I collected fabric from the remnant bins at my local fabric shops and picked up some vintage fabrics at an antique mall in order to create these skirts.

I used everything from quilting cottons to home decor fabrics.  I cut them into two inch strips and sewed a one inch seam along the top of each strip, leaving the other edges raw..  It took FOREVER (and wasn’t the most affordable of DIY projects), but the results were well worth it.

They were such a hit, that I was loaning them out for a baby shower just days later!  I even used them to spice up my table at my first trunk show!

These table skirts can be made in any color combination to suit any theme.

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