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'Little Man' Birthday Party Theme

By February 26, 2011

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When my sister and I were young, one of our favorite games to play was something we called "Gordy and Jack." It was simple. We'd raid the closet of our dad (Jack) and dress up like him and his best friend, Gordy. (Followed by ridiculous silliness.)

There's something quite charming about little kids dressed like grown men, so it's no surprise to me that the "little man" birthday theme seems to be growing in popularity.

What are the ingredients for a little man party?

  • Neckties used as decorations, napkin rings, invitations--anything! Even sandwiches shaped like neckties.
  • Fake mustaches on sticks.
  • A dapper color scheme (think brown, gray, cream ...)
  • Dress-up props, like sports jackets, bow ties, canes and caps. Your local thrift shop should offer everything you need for a pretty good price.

Here are some adorable examples of how to execute the theme:

  • A little man party from Smitty Baby you don't want to miss. From the picture frame photo booth to the napkins appliqued with neckties, they thought of everything.
  • A little man tea party from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. Her brilliant idea using paper plates and napkins is easy and cheap.
  • Little Man party from Bliss Bloom. Don't miss her super easy/super cute necktie goodie bags.
  • A Mr. Man party from Full House. Check out the custom T-shirt worn by the birthday boys' (yes, boys--the party was for triplets) dad.

If you end up throwing a little man party--or any party, for that matter--tell us about it using this reader submission form.

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