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.
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.”
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.
“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
Not Just A Mommy! says
I love unique party themes and this is def a first! Love all the deets, especially that cake!
Jenniffer at Cup a Dee Cakes says
I love the details on this cake! Those cute little mustaches and those barber poles are to die for!!
Chris @ Celebrations At Home says
This Is Fabulous!!
This is so lovely! She did a GREAT job!
Jennie Posada says
This is such a cute idea! I love thinking out of the box!
This party is just incredible!!
Cute party theme and the cake is adorable.
I absolutely love love this theme!! So original!! Awesome job!!
Miriam Corona says
I love the cake! What a fabulous party theme!
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such fabulous fun!
Sofia Invitations and Prints says
Awesome designs! So much fun, and so bold!
That is CRAZY CUTE. I am contuing to love discovering the many many fun blog posts on Half-Baked!
jalen hakes says
dude tht looks like an awsome party
This Party is AMAZING !!!!!!
Can you tell me where I can get the Barber Faces you used please.
Again, JUST AMAZING 🙂
What a beautiful and original party!! Love it! Can you please share where your got the tablecloths and the paper barbers hanging on the wall? Would love to replicate. Awesome job!
I, too, would love to know where you got the tablecloth and paper barber faces. Thanks!
I was able to find a shower curtain on izola.com that looks just like that barber shop tablecloth – not sure if that’s what was used or not. Just wanted to post in case anyone else is looking for it…
Everything eas very unique where can I buy the decorations