Last Sunday my not so little "little boy" turned 12...I can't believe it! It was the fastest 12 years of my life. We had a little family party for him with lunch and cake. We all had a great time! I say it every year, but I wish I had more time to craft different things for his party...like I wish I had made a banner or napkin wraps or even invitations for that matter, but with school starting and homework being done, time just escapes me. Plus my son didn't have a particular theme for his party, so we just kept it to his favorite patriotic colors of red, white and blue. I had a great time making his cake...it has been quite a while since I made one, but I think it turned out great! It was yellow cake with 1/2 strawberry and 1/2 chocolate pudding with buttercream frosting....yummy!!
I also made some straws with mustaches and the goody bags had a mustach as well. For the straws, I used red and white striped paper straws and a mustache punch and just adhered them with a glue dot. I decorated a mason jar with some patterened paper and tied some bakers twin on the rim with a tag that I printed and cut using the silhouette cameo. The mustache was the same punch and the sentiment was stamped and cut into a banner shape and adhered with pop dots. I think it was such a fun touch to add to the table and the kids all loved them.
The goody bags were just paper ones and I cut different coordinating pattern paper and used the silhouette cameo to cut the mustaches....I used 2 different ones from the file. The file # for the mustaches is item # 42306 mustache mania. I sized them to fit the front of the bag. Like I said, I wish I had more time to carry out the mustache theme, but I was lucky I got that done with making all the food and desserts! But I'm glad I did what I did because it turned out so cute!
I am entering the mason jar project in a challenge at CARDZTV.blogspot.com. The challenge is cardztv go-to galz linky party challenge #4, "Jars, Jams & Jellies". We had to use a mason jar...it could be a die cut, stamped image or an acutal jar...I chose to decorate a jar! I had so much fun with this challenge and I just love Mary's stamp sets...I recently ordered a cute halloween set that I can't wait to play with! Thanks for stopping by!