Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mario Party

Sammy wanted to have a Mario Party for his birthday this year and we were able to produce just that!  I kept things SUPER simple this year!  We had his party at the local children’s museum and it was wonderfully easy!  The extent of our Mario theme were are favors and cupcakes!  I cut out white circles and handwrote an M on them to look like the M on Mario’s hat.  Then I tapped them to red party favor bags from Dollar Tree.  Inside we had Mario fruit snacks (from Wal-Mart) and a K’NEX Mario figure (kinda like a Lego mini fig also from Walmart). 

Mario Party

Next I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes in white cupcake liners.  I was going to turn them into 1-up mushrooms from Mario.  This was super simple by drawing eyes on the liners with a sharpie (it surprisingly didn’t bleed through onto the cupcakes).  Next I dyed vanilla icing green to match the 1-ups from the game and iced the cupcakes.  Lastly, I took white chocolate chips and stuck them in the cupcakes upside down to make the white circles that are on the tops of the mushrooms.  Super simple and yet Sammy totally thought they looked like the mushrooms! 

Mario Party

The beautiful thing about having Sammy’s party at the museum was not having to plan any games or activities!  Everyone played in the museum while waiting for everyone to get there.


There are so many amazing things to do at this museum:


Next up it was off to the party room to make some gak!


All of the kids had so much fun making this and did an awesome job listening to the directions:


Singing Happy Birthday and eating cupcakes:


So glad we decided to have Sammy’s friend party at the museum and I really loved not having to clean up afterward!