Kara's Party Ideas Mason Jar, Mr Man + Mustache 1st Birthday {Party Planning Ideas}

Mr Mason Jar Mustache Bash 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas l www.KarasPartyIdeas.com #masonjar #mustache #littleman (4)

This vintage MASON JAR + MUSTACHE 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY was styled by my amazing assistant, Amber Pugmire! Isn’t it absolutely darling?! Every little detail matches the adorable theme…so look at all the photos closely! I hope this helps you gain a lot of ideas for your next party. The vintage Mason jar & mustache theme is just too cute!

Vendors & Credits:

Party Planning & Styling: Amber Pugmire
Photography- Lyndsey Kaye Photography
Printable Invite and Tent Cards- Paper & Pigtails
Brown Tulip Cupcake Liners- Just Sugar Coat It
Fondant Mason Jar Smash Cake Topper and Fondant Mason Jar Cupcake Toppers- Sweeten Your Day
Vintage Mason Jar Cake Pops and Chocolate Mustache Pops- Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
Mason Jar Sugar Cookies and Mustache Sugar Cookies- All Things Exquisite
Fondant Mustache Cupcake Toppers- Edible Details
Cupcakes- Dippidee and Chubby Hubby Cupcakes

Three different drinks were served at the party!

Strawberry Lime Water Recipe HERE.

Watermelon Punch / Drink Recipe HERE.

Pineapple Lemonade Drink / Punch Recipe HERE.


Amber said this about planning the party

– “After noticing a popular trend of using canning jars for drinking glasses, it hit me that a ‘Mason Jar’ themed party would be perfect for my son Mason’s 1st birthday! Kara, of course, had the brilliant idea to make the theme ‘Mr. Mason’ and incorporate mustaches into the mix. Perfect!

Since it was summer, I decided to incorporate pinwheels into the theme as well to give it a little bit of a whimsical, summer feeling. I also loved the idea of everything being vintage since that seems to flow nicely with mustaches and Mason jars.

My goal quickly became to do every possible thing with Mason jars that I (or others on Pinterest) could think of! I spray painted one jar, Mod Podg-ed fabric strips onto the inside of another and tinted several blue (with Mod Podge and food coloring). Also, I painted the inside of a few (by emptying a jar of craft paint into it and shaking to coat it completely), added chalkboard paint rectangles to all of the drinking jars, and Mod Podg-ed scrapbook paper onto the lids of almost all of the Mason jars I used. There was even a homemade garland made with spray-painted jar lids!

I also used jars to display many of the party elements (desserts, egg salad, flowers, pictures, the guest book notes and pens, the party favor candy, cake!, pinwheels, even bubbles and scissors for the kid’s activities)! Plus, I used Mason jars as decorations by displaying some in a hanging chandelier and making others into hanging lanterns displayed on shepherd hooks. I also used jars of all shapes and sizes to prop up a lot of my serving trays – kind of like Mason jar cake plates.

Kori, from Paper & Pigtails, designed the most perfect invitation based on all of the information I gave her about the theme. It was a great way to start the party! I also contacted several vendors that Kara has loved in the past and  ended up with some AMAZING treats! The mustache cookies made by Jen of All Things Exquisite were just adorable and so yummy, while the Mason jar cake pops from Autumn of Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins turned out exactly how I’d imagined.

Then to top it all off, literally, Jen from Sweeten Your Day Cakes came up with the cutest Mason jar cake topper. It completed the cake PERFECTLY. The rest of the food… the mini pies in jars, the pie pops, the hazelnut pinwheel cookies, the tortellini skewers, the egg salad, and the fruit cones were made by my mom and me (mostly by my mom, we actually wouldn’t have had any dinner food if it wasn’t for her)!

Besides eating, we had several activities at the party! Of course, there was a photobooth complete with mustache props set up at one end of the yard. It was a constant source of entertainment. There were also bubbles in jars with vintage keys to blow through. And, there was a glow jar craft that the kids all enjoyed. I also found a mustache notepad that I had personalized with ‘Mister Mason’ and set out next to an enormous empty Mason jar with some pens. It was a fun variation on a guest book!

I topped and filled a dresser with party favors. All of the favors were, of course, in Mason jars! There was a huge assortment of old-fashioned candy along with combs and mustaches (both candy and sticker mustaches). I made a sign that said ‘Thank you for combing, we’re sorry you mustache’ and put it in a frame by the favor jars. There were assorted bags for the guests to fill with candy and trinkets as they left. Also, my friend Jamie offered to “can” dozens of cakes into Mason jars that I could give out as party favors. Since canning the frosting seemed really complicated, Jamie played around with several cake recipes trying to find one that was moist and yummy on its own. She finally found a winner with Paula Deen’s Caramel Apple Pound Cake (don’t be scared off by the surprising ingredient) and it was a HUGE hit!”

Party supplies & decor in this Mason Jar Mustache party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

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  1. Tamara says:

    This is absolutely adorable! Such great deatils. Just too cute :)

  2. Jill Young says:


  3. Lyndsey Fagerlund says:

    Thanks for featuring my work…you made it pretty easy to photograph with such DARLING DETAILS!!! Still so in love with how it all turned out.

  4. Scott says:

    That is such a good party!! You did a great job! Every detail is amazing!

  5. Kori Clark says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Amber, what a fantastic party!! I love everything and I adore how you pulled it all together! The photo of him standing on the old desk is so adorable, and that shirt he is wearing cracks me up! So so so cute!

  6. Just Sugar Coat It - Marcella says:

    Thanks for featuring my Brown Tulip Liners…you definitely used these brown tulip liners in ways I haven’t though of! So super cute..and OMG..your little guy is adorable! Love how it all turned out!

  7. Mishaun says:

    How did you get the design on the disposable spoons? Are they able to be purchased?

  8. Megan says:

    I’d love to know the paint colors you used :) and where you got he balloons :)

  9. Brandi says:

    Hello! What did you use to hold the ice cream cones? The white holder thing.

  10. Linh says:

    Hi! I LOVE the ic

  11. Linh says:

    Hi! I LOVE the ice cream cone stand you used. Do you mind telling me where I can get one? I’d really appreciate it. Thank you!!!