Mustache and Beer Bash

 

Memorial day weekend was almost a month ago, I can’t believe it! Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday with a Mustache and Beer Bash theme. The party included beer flavored cupcakes, a beer tasting and pub snacks, temporary mustache tattoos and fuzzy stick on mustaches, and custom decorations. Read all the way through to find the free printable!

Mustache and Beer Bash

The giant ’60’ was from another memorable 60th birthday at the cabin that we were able to reuse for this event. My mom made the wood and bottle cap ‘Beer’ sign using hot glue. Turned out pretty great! The letter J covered in bottle caps was also a crafty idea of my mom’s while I made the frame with the bottle caps and all of the graphics. We reused 6-pack holders for snacks such as popcorn, peanuts, cheese-its mix and pretzels.

The beers were selected from World Market, we tasted in order from light to dark. There were actually two rounds, the second round had another dark beer, a sour beer, hard root beer, hard iced tea, hard ginger beer and hard pear cider. Twelve drinks were tasted in total, which seems like a lot however we used small party shot glasses with mustache stickers to taste the different beers. Don’t worry we didn’t fill them full. We also tried to take our time consuming the drinks. Gramma seemed to really enjoy the drinks too, and she doesn’t usually drink!

We used a bunch of pictures of my dad through the years to decorate as well as custom beer bottle labels. I brought my Instax mini Camera to capture some of the mustache shenanigans. I also made Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting adapted from this recipe. The wood rounds may look familiar from the Forest Friends Baby Shower!

Check out more Mustache and Beer Bash ideas on my Mustache and Beer Bash Pinterest board.

Free Printable:

grab a ‘stache

birthday chalkboard

Host your own Oktoberfest

oktoberfest

This past weekend we hosted an Oktoberfest party. We had at least 20 people attend and it seemed like they all had a blast! We tried to stick to mostly traditional Oktoberfest dishes with a few basics thrown in. Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, and people attend from all over the world. Munich Germany becomes swarmed with giant tents filled with thousands upon thousands of people mostly there for the beer and to celebrate Bavarian culture. We’re hoping to attend next year, we’ll see.

 

DECORATIONS

I started party preparations about two weeks before. World Market has a bunch of Oktoberfest supplies and German food right now. At World Market I picked up the plates, napkins, saerkraut, red cabbage, kase-spatzle, mustard and beer bottle decorations. I used Canva.com to create a banner, Photo Booth props, food/drink labels and a typography print. I also picked up general party supplies at Party City. They do have Oktoberfest stuff online at Party City and Oriental Trading if you have time to wait for it to ship to you. I also pulled out a lot of my fall decorations, made a Rustic Biergarten Sign (tutorial coming later this week), picked up more patio furniture at Lowes – yay clearance and I sent J out to get me flowers from the farmers market in town. We offered ladder-ball (Sag-nugs), bocce ball and some friends brought corn hole, plus bubbles and sidewalk chalk for littler guests.

oktoberfest-typography

Attention attention: Download FREE printable – the typography print, the food labels , banner and photo booth props). For personal use only, not for resale or distribution.

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FOOD

We did a Costco run for sausages, cheese, veggie tray, fruit and beer. We also served our own homemade beers, a non-alcoholic cider punch and I baked beer cheese pretzel bites, german chocolate cupcakes (w/o nuts of course) and pumpkin molasses cookies. WE HAVE SO MUCH FOOD LEFT OVER. People brought food even though we said they didn’t need to. Although, our neighbor brought over authentic homemade pretzels which was a nice touch.

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