It’s time for a giveaway!

This week seems like a great week to debut our first ever prop giveaway! And since we’re quickly approaching the holidays, we would like to gift our Christmas Package of props to one lucky fan! This set includes 6 colorful handmade plastic props on steel rods as well as 2 double-sided plastic signs and a burlap bag to carry everything. Valued at more than $50, plus it will be shipped to your door in time for Christmas!

Entering is easy, and there are many ways you could win this festive set of props! This contest lasts for 5 days, and the winner will be announced on the night of Sunday, December 18. So with that being said, I’ll let the games begin!

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Good luck and thank you for being a fan of Whisker Works!
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Chalkboard signs do the talking in three new series

Looking to express yourself in a more literal way? Sometimes a mustache or silly glasses might not be enough. Thankfully, Whisker Works has some new hand-held signs with silly statements to help get your point across! Following the success of our original series of party signs, we’ve launched three new themes of 10 signs each: weddings, reunions and parties.

There are snarky one-liners, including “I’m leaving after this photo.” and sentimental notes, such as “Friends Forever.” All the signs feature the popular chalkboard-style motif, with a twist. A variety of fun chalk-like fonts and colored boards make these signs lively and photogenic. Our wedding signs are a perfect complement for reception photo booths, where you know folks are in a good mood and ready to let loose. Thank you bride and groom for the “BEST WEDDING EVER!” or call out the guy who nobody seems to recognize as a “Wedding crasher.”

Each sign measures 8 inches by 10 inches and is made of thick, durable and flexible high-quality plastic with a matte finish to reduce glare. Each sign is double-sided with a different expression on each side. Purchase them as themed sets or individually to suit your interests. Full sets come in a burlap drawstring prop bag. They’re made in America, as are all Whisker Works products, and are ready to party!

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Reunion Mix:
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Photo booth images courtesy Navas Click Stop Photo Booth.
While supplies last, we have our original phrases on clearance, available here.

We’re dressing up our look!

With a mustache in your pocket, you’ll never face the embarrassment of being underdressed! That’s the new tagline to go with the revised look of Whisker Works and Handmade Hilarity. Printable banners and poems have been updated with this circus-inspired whimsy, all available in the Whisker Works shop on Etsy.

Click the items below to see the listings:
Happy Birthday Banner
Photo Booth Banner
Photo Booth Poem
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Lorax 6th Birthday Party

To celebrate her daughter’s sixth birthday, Rebecca, also known as the Left Coast Mama, created this whimsical and colorful Lorax themed party featuring many DIY touches. You can see the full post of images here, but below are the mustachioed highlights. Take note of the chocolate Lorax ‘staches on sticks!

Lovely! The only thing this party was missing is a photo booth and the Lorax Mustache on a Stick photo prop by Whisker Works. Of course, those chocolate ‘staches on sticks came pretty darn close!

Share your ‘stache bash! Click on the “Submit Photos” link above.

Pappa’s Pizzeria Mustache Pizza Party

From mustaches to mozzarella, this pizza party for kids has it all! Each kid was able to make their own pizza at the special pizza-making station. Each setting had a personalized chef hat, pie tin and a miniature rolling pin. In the center of the table there were the toppings: pizza sauce (in a squeeze bottle to make it super easy for the kids), mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and olives.


There was also a mini dessert bar, accented with a chef menu chalk board, mustaches galore and paper rosettes. Chocolate mustaches on sticks, mustache cupcakes, mustache push-pops and pizza slice sugar cookies were available for the kiddos.

The party invitations were pizza boxes that had a 5″ pizza cookie inside. Gift bags included a sheet of adhesive mustaches, a container of salt dough, a miniature mustache rolling pin and a thank you card receipt.

You, too, can make the chocolate mustaches on sticks! It’s simple, and the instructions can be found here. A tutorial for making the paper fan rosettes can be found here. Much thanks to Sweeten Your Day Events for sharing this fantastic party.

Polaroid Guest Register

This is perhaps the cutest way to combine a photo booth, guest register and seating chart! As long as everyone cooperates, that is.

Photo by Sarah Rhoads Photographers.

Ideas to Inspire: Neon!

Nothing does quite as much with quite as little as neon — it brightens the mood as it dazzles the eyes. Celebrate spring and summer with a burst of neon color!

The following ten items – all found on Etsy – are perfect for your neon-inspired photo booth.

Credits:
one: Mustaches on sticks by Whisker Works
two: Paper maché letters by Twisted Twig
three: Tissue paper poms by Pomtastic
four: Upcycled vintage frames by Melissa’s Ornate Palace of Wonderment
five: Tissue tassel garland by Everly Lane Design
six: Chalkboard frames by Shugabee Lane
seven: Fabric bunting by Coco Sailore
eight: Messages on sticks by Paper Polaroid
nine: Pinwheel banner by Laughing Hour
ten: Dotted garland by Gray Day Studio

Mustache Bash Invitations

You can’t have a proper party without a proper invitation! If you’re planning on hosting a Mustache Bash and don’t know where to begin with the invitations, then look no further. Below, in no particular order, are my favorite marvelous mustache bash announcements.

To start, this option by Cio Prints is designed especially for a little one’s birthday party. It even includes crayons and a cute little “I Mustache You to Color” detail card. If this much thought goes into the invitation, then there’s no doubt your guests will be excited about what they’ll find at your party.

I absolutely adore the vintage illustrations on this whimsical invite from B. Nute Productions. Though this example shows party details for a first birthday, this would be perfect for an adult ‘Stache Bash.

Scraps of Life came up with this fancy three-dimensional invitation featuring a swivel design. It’s hard not to imagine the dapper whiskers and English accents that would highlight such a marvelously planned affair.

If simple-yet-playful is the mood of your furry-lipped fiesta, then Itsy Belle has a delightful invitation for you. Better yet, they have a whole party package to match! Party planning can’t get much easier than this.

Finally, you may recognize the following invitation from this post, featured last week. I couldn’t help but show it again! RVParties really did a great job with this lime-and-navy double-sided invite. They even made their own bow ties to match!

And of course, no ‘Stache Bash would be complete without a ‘stache on a stick. Whisker Works offers a great variety of them, so there’s bound to be something to suit your style 🙂

Please feel free to share photos of your Mustache Bash by clicking on the “Submit Photos” link above!

Kid-sized photo booth!

This kid-sized photo booth is ideal for a little one’s birthday party! It’s also easily customizable by using theme-appropriate paper to match your party.

Total cost: $10
Total time: 1 hour

Materials
– Project display board
– Wrapping paper
– 8×10″ frame
– Spray paint
– Glue gun

I was able to find the display board (for science fair projects) and frame at my local dollar store. I bought the heavy-weight wrapping paper and white Krylon Short Cuts spray paint from a craft store.

Instructions

1. Remove the glass and backing from the frame so you are left with just the 8×10″ decorative frame. In a well-ventilated area (I recommend the outdoors!), coat the frame with the can of spray paint.


2. After the paint has dried (approximately 30 minutes), position the frame on the project display board where you would like it. Then trace around the frame, marking the board. Using a scissors, blade or box cutter, remove the rectangular box that you just marked.
3. Unroll the wrapping paper and cut to size, allowing at least one inch of excess all around the board. Fold the paper around the board and tape into place. Be sure to use a lot of tape around the creases.
4. Through the hole cut in the board, trim the paper, allowing approximately one inch of excess. Wrap the paper through the hole and tape securely into place. You’ll want to use a lot of tape around this area, as it will get the most use.


5. Fit your frame into position within the hole and allow about 1/8″ to stick through the back. Then use your glue gun and glue around the edges of the frame, mounting it to the board.

You’re all done! Just place the photo booth where the kids can reach it. After the party, just fold it up and tuck it away – it takes up very little space!

Additional ideas:
– For extra strength, use fabric instead of wrapping paper. You’ll want to use a spray adhesive for the fabric, instead of tape.
– To accommodate bigger kids, use a larger frame. But just keep in mind that you’ll be limited to the size of the project display board.

Much thanks to Susan from Rivers Photography for helping with the kiddo portraits. Green mustache prop by Whisker Works.

1st Birthday Party

What is a Mustache Bash? A party that revolves around a mustache theme, of course! Because after all, when you wear a mustache, you’ll never face the embarrassment of being underdressed.


This first featured ‘Stache Bash comes from Rachel of RVParties, celebrating the first birthday of her little boy, Braden. She made all of these coordinating party invites, snack labels and party decorations herself, including custom-designed bow ties.

The backdrop for the food table is handmade from hundreds of paper rectangles sewn together.

These chocolate lollipops were made using a mustache candy mold, which you can find here or perhaps at your local big-name craft store.

My favorite part of this ‘Stache Bash is the mustache and bow tie garland! Rachel made it (and her photo booth props) with a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. She’s happy to make one for you, too – it’s $20 for the first 10 feet, and $10 for any additional 10 feet.

Thank you for sharing these images, Rachel!
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