For my sweet boyfriend’s 20th birthday, I planned a surprise party catered to the manly-man in all of us! When planning a themed party my main advice to you would be simply: pay attention to the little details! This is what your guests will pay attention to.
Here are some highlights about the party decor, food, & overall theme:
Two Words: FOOD LABLES! This simple touch is an adorably obsessive tool used by all good party planners! I printed the labels on the bottles using labels I found at a craft store in the wedding section! As for the food signs, I created them by using a general, free theme that I found on pinterest (of course. here it is.) & personalized it to my liking using an online editor (picmonkey). Obviously for a 20th we could’t serve beer but I changed the beer tasting sign to say wet yer whistle! So fun.
I LOVE paper straws! They are fun, different, & come in so many designs & colors I found mine at a local craft store but you can order then online in almost ANY design imaginable! I found the mustache stickers at the craft store too 🙂
For the main course, we had a nacho macho bar complete with three cheese sauces, salsa, peppers, & more! We also had BRO-GERS (burgers) that came with your very own man card (bandaid? do you mean bitch sticker?!), & the most amazing bacon wrapped bangers that were served with nails (in place of toothpicks) for a manly effect!
Finally, for dessert I made the most adorable cupcake manwiches! Sure, I may be bias, but I finally feel pinterest-worthy after I banged out these lil’ babies (even if they did tip over in the car & get a wee bit smashed up…)
I have seen these done so many different ways so I thought I would show you my version & break it down for all of you baking babes out there!
I absolutely LOVED planning this party. Every little detail that went into it, from mustache napkins, to the Ron Swanson posters I printed, down to the hanging strips of bacon I made (layered red & white streamers), it was joy to create. The best part, of course, was seeing the look on Zachary’s face as he faced his surprise party. Pure. Unfiltered. Joy.