About five years ago, a female roommate of mine got a mustache tattooed on her pointer finger.
I thought her decision was the height of ridiculousness yet couldn’t help giggling every time she held her finger under her nose horizontally, with the tattoo parallel to her upper lip.
Around the same time, a local organization was founded for lovers of faux facial hair. On a regular basis, members of the Kansas City Fake Mustache Club would gather at a designated bar or restaurant and stick felt or fur ‘staches on their faces. There was an even an official hotline.
The mustache love wasn’t isolated to Kansas City. Hipsters in New York and other cities shared the excitement with mustache clubs, parties and all styles of homemade and store-bought ‘staches.
Over time, mustache love has evolved and gone mainstream. People put ‘staches on everything – t-shirts, coffee mugs, buses, even babies and dogs.
When will it all stop? Who knows.
Since this is Movember, the month when people are encouraged to sport (real or fake) mustaches to help raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, why not embrace the trend?
Businesses can get in on the mustache fun by throwing a fake mustache party. For employees, this could be a fun teambuilding activity. A fake mustache event for customers could provide a memorable and enjoyable brand experience.
Great party favors for an event like this include: mustache temporary tattoos, beardhats, fake mustache straws and drink accessories and anything else mustachioed you can think of (bags, bandanas, pens, etc.).
Hold a competition for the best mustache and stick a fake ‘stache on a few high value prizes like tech accessories or luggage.
Don’t have time this month for a mustache promotion? Start planning now for the next mustache holiday.
February 3 is Fake Mustache Day.
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