Barbershop Birthday Party

A barbershop for a man is like a salon for a woman.  It’s a place to relax, socialize and be pampered (in a very manly way).  A place where a man can get a haircut,  a close shave and a good dose of guy talk.  Best of all, it can be a meaningful experience shared between father and son creating memories to last a lifetime.  What little boy doesn’t love spending special guy time with his dad?

Dawn Menon of Bee*s Knees Parties drew upon this concept to create the most charming third birthday party for her son.  Inspired by Reese’s love of the barbershop, Dawn incorporated everything from the classic red and white stripes to barber poles, scissors and swirly mustaches.  Featuring an adorable cake by The Hudson Cakery, this delightfully vintage Barbershop Birthday Party is a modern throwback to the golden age of barbershops.
Vintage Barbershop Birthday Party

A few thoughts from Dawn about the inspiration for this charming party:

“The theme was based on my son Reese’s love of the barbershop. It is always an outing where it is just he and my husband, and always ends with a lollipop. They go to a vintage style barbershop, which was a wonderland of inspiration. My party design aesthetic always consists of mixing vintage and modern. To help bring a vintage feel to the party, I was able to score some fantastic vintage barbershop decor items on Ebay. The talented Kellie of Two Pooch Paperie designed all of the paper goods, which added that clean, modern feel to the decorations.”

Vintage Barbershop Birthday Party

Vintage Barbershop Birthday Party

Vintage Barbershop Birthday Party

A few thoughts from Dawn about the adorable cake:

“When it came time to choose a cake design, I was excited to give Jennifer of The Hudson Cakery complete autonomy of concept and design. One of my client’s had The Hudson Cakery create a cake for their daughter’s Communion, and the cake was talked about for days after, so I knew my guests were in for a treat.

Vintage Barbershop Birthday Cake by The Hudson Cakery

“When I first saw that cake, I honestly teared up. It exceeded all expectations, which, as a children’s event planner, can be quite high. The detail was amazing from the tiny mustchaces to the barbershop pole. And to bring it all together, Jennifer thoughtfully added little lollipops, which are my son’s favorite. Reese was a bit under the weather the day of his party, however when that cake came out, he was all smiles.”

We are all smiles too!  Love the concept, love the decor, love the cake!!  A very special thank you to Dawn of Bee*s Knees Parties for sharing her delightful Barbershop Birthday Party with us!

Vendors & Credits:
Party Design:  Bee*s Knees Parties
Cake:  The Hudson Cakery
Photography:  Two Girl Phototique
Cupcake Toppers:  Parker’s Flour Patch
Old fashioned Lollies:  Vintage Confections
All Printed Paper Goods:  Two Pooch Paperie

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.



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