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Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's me, MARIO!!!

I love birthday parties. Everything about them appeals to me! I believe every child should have at least one in their lifetime. Adrian has been a lucky boy,  in that he has had themed parties every year, check out his Avengers party here. Well Gian hadn't had one so we decided to have a Mario-themed party for him (he is obsessed with Super Mario Bros). I desperately needed JC's help here since I have only ever played one game of Mario in my life and had no idea what it entailed. After some "Mario lessons" I was ready to start planning.

Classic Mario Bros Birthday Party

As usual, we DIY'd almost everything. It's a lot to describe so I will just let you see all the work in the pics:

Birthday boy

JC created the cupcake toppers

I made the cake

and these star cookies
the piƱata was created from a cardboard box and filled with LOADS of candy

we rented a bouncehouse and created a scene from the game over the cake table
Yoshi Treat Bags
Pirahna plants in pipes
Princess Peach Castle/Cake-Cupcake Holder
Gian and JC
My favorite pic of that day!
For food, we kept the Italian theme and I made baked ziti and we ordered pizza for the kids. Adrian, Gian, JC and Amberly all wore Mario-themed shirts.

Gian loved his party and still talks about it. That was a tough weekend since Adrian's birthday and Gian's birthday were the same weekend and they each wanted a party. It was a lot of work but I would definitely do it again (and probably will!)

If you have any questions on how to make something from this party, please feel free to email me.


  1. OMG this is amazing! I used to LOVE Mario and I seriously want to be at this party!

  2. So very awesome! It is a lot of work but so much fun to do their favorite themes! I just did a Minecraft party!

    1. Thanks! My son is into Minecraft but his birthday is in November so let's see if it will still be the choice theme by then!

  3. How awesome! What a great party...turned out great, :)

    1. Thanks Stephanie! It was lots of hard work but lots of fun!



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