A while back I found this blog post about chocolate mustaches.  I had been wanting to make them for a while.  After purchasing the chocolate molds on Amazon along with the lollipop sticks they sat in my cuboid waiting to be used.  I considered making some for a friend’s bachelorette weekend, but ending up making a cake instead.

Then one of my besties got pregnant AND she found out she was having a BOY!!! Finally, I offered to through her a baby shower and after a bit of research decided to do a “little man” themed shower.  Check out the DIY invitations for the baby shower.  FINALLY these mustache molds were going to come in handy!

I considered making the mustache chocolates as cupcake toppers, but decided they would be perfection as a thank you gift for the guests.  I bought the chocolate molds and lollipop sticks on Amazon.com, however I also found molds at Michael’s made by Wilton.

Here are the directions on how to create these adorable lollipops.

What you need:

Melt your chocolate as usual.  I melted the chocolate with my new Wilton Chocolate Pro that my parents-in-law got me this holiday season.  It works great and is a lot easier than trying to melt the chocolate in the microwave!  Anyways, about 1/4 LB of chocolate, makes 4 pops.

Fill the mold with chocolate using a teaspoon. Make sure it’s filed to the top, but don’t overfill the mold.  The chocolate should reach the outer corners. If you have any overflow or extra, wipe it clean.

Tap the mold gently on the counter to release air bubbles.  Push the sticks into the mold and carefully roll them until they are covered in chocolate.  Tap the mold gently on the counter again to smooth the surface.

Put mold in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate releases from the mold when turned over.  If if the lollipops don’t come out easily put them back int he freezer for a few more minutes.

I ended up with 1/2 white chocolate and 1/2 milk chocolate.  I hope people like both types of chocolate or I am going to have A LOT of left over mustaches. :)  I’m pretty please with the final product!!

Happy Party Planning!

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When I decided to throw my friend’s baby shower I immediately started searching Pinterest and Google for inspiration.  I quickly fell in love with all the details of “Little Man” aka “Mustache” baby shower / birthday parties I found.

With the theme chosen the search for an invitation began.  Although initially the plan was to purchase pre-made invitations, I soon decided to try my hand at designing my own invitation.  I figured if the design wasn’t nailed down in time I could always order one of the many available options.

The invite was created PhotoShop and the mustache graphics purchased from ShutterStock.  It took a number of iterations, but the end result was exactly what I had envisioned!  Although I had successfully DIY’ed our wedding invitations, I wasn’t sure I would have success with baby shower invites.  Before revealing the final product to my husband, parents and sister I made them promise to give me their brutally honest opinions.  With their stamp of approval I moved forward with ordering the baby shower invites from Overnight Prints.

Font of the Invitation (JPEG Version):

DIY Little Man / Mustache Baby Shower Invitation |  Life's Tidbits

Back of the Invitation (JPEG Version):

DIY Little Man / Mustache Baby Shower Invitation |  Life's Tidbits

When they arrived in the mail I was ecstatic and hopeful the printed version would meet my expectations.  I was very pleased with the quality of the paper, printing and turnaround time of my order!  I kind of wish they looked a little shiny and/or glossy, but the matted is probably for the best.

DIY Little Man / Mustache Baby Shower Invitation |  Life's Tidbits

In an effort to save myself time, as well as spare everyone my horrible handwriting, I reused my DIY wedding calligraphy directions to print the address and return address on all the envelopes.  The font for the addresses is Lucida Calligraphy, which is a free font.

The invitations/envelopes are completed and in the mail.  Now it’s time to focus on finalizing the decorations, menu and shower games for the shower!!

So I mustache you … what do you think of the DIY baby shower invitations?

Happy DIY!

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My friend Kia threw her son a first birthday party a few weeks back.  The party was decked out with all sorts of details and DIY projects.  As co-owner of Baker’s Bliss she also made all her own cupcakes for the party!  Party details as told by Kia…

For my son’s 1st Birthday I wanted to do something different and something fun.  Hopefully, along the lines of cost effective as well.  I looked through a variety of themes of things to do and most of them felt too kiddy.  As every parent knows the first birthday party is more for the adults than the kids and so I wanted a fun theme that all ages could enjoy.   I searched the internet high and low and ultimately fell in love with the posts I had seen from different moms who had decided on the “one year in a flash” theme.

I didn’t have a lot of time to put the party together being a full time mom of 2 plus my full time job left me with not that much time to put the grandiose party on that I wanted too.  However, my bestie and business partner Rebecca was in town to save the day.   And so began the party planning….

First, I made a list of what I wanted to do.  It was hard to come up with this list because I really wanted to do all the ideas I had seen on the internet.  They ranged from photo booths and custom chalkboards to custom banners and cupcake stands.  All of which I thought was ridiculously creative and cute, but I had to be realistic.  I really had about 3 days and unlike most of the other party planners I had intended on making my own cupcakes because that’s just what I do!  So these are the things I decided I was going to do for the party.


  • Custom Banner (What better way to say you are 1 then a year of pictures to remind you)
  • Custom Cupcake Toppers
  • High Chair Banner
  • Balloon Display
  • Photo Booth
  • Custom Thank you Cards
  • Custom Water Bottles


  • Dessert Table complete with custom chocolate covered Oreos in the theme colors and “camera” sugar cookies.
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
  • Vanilla Bean cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
  • Pigs in a blanket for the kids
  • Veggie Tray
  • Fried Chicken
  • Queso Dip
  • Chips

This all seemed pretty overwhelming so I ended up ditching the Photo Booth.  I simply just didn’t have the time or the energy given the list of other things that had to get accomplished.

For the Banner, Thank You Cards and Cake Toppers I needed photos!  It was already Wednesday and the party was Saturday so I had to come up with the photo digging through all my digital memorabilia over the last year and get them printed and ready really by Thursday.  CVS photo online to the rescue!  I uploaded the pictures and picked them up at the CVS down the street from me the next morning and it was only .19 cents a picture!   This really came out very cost effective since in addition to the 12 pictures I needed 24 cupcake toppers and 20 thank you cards.

Here’s how the banner came out:

Here are the Thank You Cards:

And the Cupcake Toppers:

Here’s how the dessert table turned out:

You can see my nice balloon display courtesy of Party City.

Admittedly, most of the food items I purchased them from the local super market.  The Fried Chicken was purchased the hubby and then he made the veggie tray and queso dip.  I made the pigs in a blanket and here is what the food table looked like.  The table display was done by my friend Monique!

The chocolate covered Oreos were a big hit and proudly displayed on the right and the custom water bottles on the left.  After all the work it all turned out great.  We all had an amazing time.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and the ideas.  It was a great party!

Check out the Baker’s Bliss website or like them on Facebook.  Thank you Kia for stopping by and sharing your party tidbits with us!!

Happy Party Planning!


Centerpieces and/or flower arrangements can be quite costly this time of year.  With Thanksgiving over and Christmas right around the corner it seemed like the perfect time to share the DIY rose and cranberry center pieces we make every Thanksgiving.  My mom got the idea when walking through the flower section in Whole Foods a few years ago.  My mother use to be in charge of making the arrangements, but then my sister took over.  Check out our pretty Thanksgiving table will all the yummy food!!

My sister was kind enough to let me document the process of the center piece creation this year.  So here we go!

What you need:

  • ~27 Yellow Roses
  • 6 bags of whole cranberries
  • 3 square vases
  • water

Place the cranberries in the square vases and add water (but not all the way to the top).

Remove the leaves from the rose stems and hold it up to the vase to determine how much stem to cut off.  Cut off the stem.

Push the rose into the vase between the cranberries.  Then rinse and repeat!!  Each vase will hold about 9 roses depending on the size of the vase.

After you’ve put in all the roses add additional cranberries and water as needed so they are almost to the very top of the vase.  In this end this is what you get.

As you can see we miss counted the yellow roses this year and had to through in a few red ones. I think it still looks pretty cute!

Happy Holidays and DIY!

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And I mean that literally … the wheel on the bus (read party bus) went POP.  So which (party) bus, how, when and what exactly happened is the “not so funny then”, but “kind of funny now” type of story.  Last summer my amazing maid of honor and bridesmaids planned a super fun bachelorette weekend for me and our friends!!  It was weekend packed of fun activities in the DC area.

The weekend started with a roof deck party.  Each girl brought a special drink/shot to share with the group.  It was our “low key” night in, however it turned into a late night with a very late night round of the game “never have I ever”.  Seriously, I don’t think I had played that game since high school, but what a fun thing to do on my last weekend as a single lady!

The next day we woke up and got ready for our party bus to arrive!  The ladies and I were headed to the beach to catch some rays and relax before our big night out that evening.  We all loaded onto the super cool bus and off we went.

About two thirds of the way there we all hear this huge POP!  The bus driver stayed calm and managed to pull over without any incidents.  We all pilled out of the bus and there was the culprit …

There wasn’t a whole lot we could do, but sit on the bus and wait.  This is where we went wrong. What we should have done was called a cab and had the bus company meet us at the beach.  Instead the bus driver kept assuring us it would only be another 30 minutes.  About 2-3 hours later they finally had a limo pick us up and drive us to the beach.  By the time we made it to the beach it was FULL and they were no longer letting people in.  We were all at a loss.  What should we do at this point?!

Luckily one of my friends jumped into action.  She called her friend who has a boat and he agreed to let a bunch of girls come hang out for a couple hours  … lucky him, right :)  Back to the city we went and spent a little fun in the sun on the boat.

The evening was spent having dinner at Lincoln and then we got our dance on at Josephine’s.  Despite the wheel going POP we had a great day!!!  I’m very lucky to have friends who just roll with the punches (so to speak).  The weekend showed me no matter what happens my friends and I always have a great time together … even if that means sitting on a hot party bus on the side of the highway for a few hours!

Do you have any “not so funny then”, but “kind of funny now” bachelorette weekend stories?

Happy Bachelorette Weekend!

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