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.

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

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

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

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Singing Happy Birthday and eating cupcakes:

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

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8 comments:

aurie good said...

How sweet and fun! We've always had the girls' parties at home, but I would LOVE the no clean up afterwards!

Yummy cupcakes :)

Dawn @ Our Little Monkeys said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! The cupcakes are adorable, and the children's museum is an awesome place to have a party!

How are things with the puppies?

Davene Grace said...

You did a great job with those party favors - they really look authentic! :)

What a fun way to celebrate Sammy's birthday!!

laura said...

so fun! those cupcakes look awesome!

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

Oh my goodness!! Those are awesome!! And so easy! I think I will just copy you for ours this year. Seriously. C loves Mario and I could actually do this. Thanks for the idea. And, Happy Birthday Sammy (again) :).

Natalie said...

Awww looks like a great party!

Courtney said...

I agree,what a great place to have a party. The cupcakes turned out adorable!

phasejumper said...

Love this idea and the cupcakes are great!!