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Movember Moustache Party

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published July 10th 2011
Moustaches are cool these days, no one really knows why, or when they got so popular, but they are cool. Not necessarily to have your own moustache, even to just pretend. People are getting moustaches tattooed to their fingers for the faux-moustache look, while they are also becoming a popular accessory at weddings. It isn't a wedding these days without a few pictures with a moustache on a stick. So why not get in on the action and host your own moustache party.

Finger Moustaches

A moustache party may seem like a strange idea, but like we said, people are doing it. One great reason to hold one of these parties is during November to raise money for the brilliant Movember campaign. Movember urges guys all over the world to grow some facial fuzz, to raise money for men's health. Consider raising some money at your party to donate to this great cause. Follow out tips for hosting the moustache soiree of the year.

Obviously people are going to want to eat at your party, so think about some nice 'manly' foods, things involving beer. Try your hand at these Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes. You can make theme even more mo-friendly by creating chocolate moustache pops as cupcake toppers.

Buy some moustache moulds and lollypop sticks off Ebay. Then it's as easy as melting chocolate, and voilą your cupcakes are good to go.

Moustache Pops

Try and get together some interesting beers for your moustachioed friends to try. Grab some international brands, and some local but unknown brews. You can either supply them yourself, or ask your guests to bring a six back of an exotic beer.

The whole point of a moustache party is to enjoy all the weird and wacky moustaches that have been released on the world. Whether they're home grown, or store bought, let your guests show them off by setting up a photo booth. If you feel like splashing out, you can hire a photobooth for your guests amusement. Otherwise set up an area with a backdrop and digital camera and let your guests go wild.

Check out these great props from Etsy store Little Retreats, so that anyone without a mo doesn't feel left out. Moustache pops can also become a popular prop, everyone will love to pretend that theirs is really that bushy.

It wouldn't be a moustache party without playing 'Pin the Moustache on the Lady / Queen / Man Who Couldn't for the Life of Him Grow His Own Moustache'. Blow up a picture of one of your friends, or someone famous to use as the pin-board. You can get A3 and bigger pictures printed at office words for about $1. Cut out some moustaches and pop some double sided tape on the back. Guests can write their name on their moustache, and will have loads of blindfolded fun trying to be the closest.

You can also hold a contest for the person with the best moustache. Have one category for those with a true blue mo, and those who are faking it. Let your guests know well in advance, so that they have a chance to start growing.

A Movember Party Set-Up
Cover your room with giant moustaches and pictures of moustachioed men.

You can also hang streamers around the room, try and keep it to colours like brown, black, and orange, common moustache colours. You could also use a chart like this one to show common styles of moustaches. Your delicious food and fancy props will generally be enough decoration for you party.

So throw a moustache party, whether it be for a bit of fun or for a good cause. Who knew moustaches could be this fun.
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Why? A hairy affair that is loads of fun
When: Anytime, but November is the best time
Where: Your house
Cost: Varies
What a fantastic idea, Natasha, thanks! I am so totally doing this for Movember. No more jokes about Knee-Mo's (Nemos? Get it?), I can do my part for a good cause, without having an itchy face like all those boys trying to madly grow their stubble out to something magnificent. We will also be playing pin the mo on the giant owl - what could be cuter?
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