I don’t know what it is about mustaches, but they’re quite the trend. The best I can tell, fake ones are still more popular than the real ones (with apologies to Mr. Tom Selleck.)
You may remember a post a few months back in which I suggested the idea of having a mustache cookout. This week I’m sharing another mustache-related project because it’s fun and funny, and a ridiculously easy way to upset Adultitis. Which pretty much covers our M. O. around here.
One of the big hits in the swag bag that each of the Escape Adulthood Summit attendees received were the mustache straws. It didn’t take long for people to test them out and for giggles to burst forth. We made ours with self-adhesive mustaches and colored straws, but you can use construction paper as shown here.
Of course this will be an obvious hit with kids — especially birthday parties! — but don’t stop there. The power (and magic) of these mustaches happens when you introduce them to an unconventional setting. What if you had them available for your next big family dinner? What if you made up a bunch and brought them with you next time you helped serve dinner at the homeless shelter? What if you provided mustache straws with milk and cookies at your next staff meeting? Talk about an attitude shift!
If you are hesitant because you’re unsure of how people will react to it, please know this: the world is aching for silliness.
Be the permission granter that people need, and they’ll thank you for it.