Birthday Party Fun ~ Super Mario Style!

For two years Nicholas has wanted a Super Mario Birthday Party. I didn’t get my act together it time for last year so Sponge Bob stepped in, but this year N got his Mario. As I tend to do for the boys’ birthdays, I stuck with solid-colored party supplies with a few of the theme touches to decorate. It seems to be so much less expensive that way (and the kids are still happy). William was so much help with making the decorations (especially the Question Boxes). Even when the man thinks I’m crazy with these birthday parties, he just sort of shakes his head and gives me whatever help I need. That’s a good Daddy and husband right there!

Thanks to my wonderful friend, Heather, who captured these images of all of our kids having fun and helping my big boy celebrate. So here are some of the highlights from the Super Mario Party!

Decorations & Food

Question Boxes! They looked better before the wind tangled the mushrooms and stars together, but I still liked how they looked.

1 Up Marshmallows! I got this idea from Paisley Petal Events, and she was sweet enough to give me tips. The kids all loved them and I loved how they looked.

 

Power Up Punch (aka, lemon-lime Kool Aid). I used the figures and toys that Nicholas already had to add to the decorations. I thought Luigi was perfect here!

 

I had planned to make a Wii remote cake, but N wanted a round cake with his toys on it. The toys turned out to be too heavy, but he was happy with the cool candles.

Thanks to my crafty friends Rachel and Pam, I made these cool tie-dye cupcakes, with star sprinkles of course!

 


We kept the rest of the food simple with fruit, veggies and pizza. Water and lemon aid rounded out the drink selection. With lots and lots of ice on a very hot day.

Entertainment
The entertainment at an outside party, in June, in South Texas better include water! We borrowed my cousin’s inflatable water slide, we broke out the sprinkler and we got a kiddie pool (which only the big kids used!). And of course a big ol’ Super Mario pinata!

 

And I will leave you with a Pop Rock-covered smile

I would love to see your favorite party decorations! I need to start thinking about next year!


Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for the tips, I like your idea of making cool tie-dye cupcakes and keeping simple foods. I was hoping to use your idea for my son’s birthday next week.

    • Sherry says

      Jenny,

      I’m so glad you can use some of the ideas from Nicholas’ party! The tie-dye cupcakes are fun and super easy (but use the gel food dye as the regular food coloring isn’t bright enough). Good luck!

    • Sherry says

      Megan~Thanks for coming by! I replied to your question a few days ago, but for some reason it didn’t show up, so I’ll try again!

      The boxes are just shipping boxes from Target that I painted yellow with acrylic craft paint. I printed the question marks from a site about Super Mario Bros after enlarging them. Before I cut out the question marks, I traced the edges with black marker to make them stand out. After the boxes were dry, I used double-sided tape to tape the question marks to the boxes. We used curling ribbon stapled to the top of the box for hanging from the banisters and for hanging the mushrooms and stars from the bottom. The mushrooms and stars were made from colored construction paper (Nicholas helped with this step and loved it.)

      I hope that helps! They were super simple to make and I was really happy with how they turned out (if only the wind hadn’t tangled the ribbon!)

  2. Edna says

    Thank you for sharing your pics and info. Some people won’t explain anything…they actually charge. I am so excited, my daughter chose a super mario party and you have some great ideas. Thank you!!!

  3. Linda says

    nice I would want a party like this and/or with other Nintendo figures like Zelda/link, samus and Kirby.
    maybe if i ask some people that they can arrange this for me.
    But still nice pictures of the party.

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