i should be mopping the floor: Super Mario Brothers Party

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Super Mario Brothers Party

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Our big guy turned SEVEN!
We donned our chocolate mustaches, made a little pizza in Luigi's Pizza Kitchen and rescued Yoshi's eggs from the Goombas! All in all, a fun time indeed!

I've never planned a party on the smaller scale...but, I may be a convert! We invited three of our closest buddies (and our little brother, of course) and partied it up with birthday fun & games, a Mario tournament and our first sleepover. A great time was had by all. And mom didn't feel totally overwhelmed!

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I made the racetrack cake featured on Family Fun and "converted" it into a Mario Kart cake. I chose to not do the sprinkles for the grass and just used green icing with my grass tip. I also left off the Mike & Ikes. Because I just can't stand the things! ; )

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I made chocolate mustaches with a mold I found on Amazon.
Here's my parents as the Mario Brothers! ; )

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And our sweet little buddy!

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We put together a pizza-making station that was a hit!

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At Luigi's....make the pizza pies!

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Busy chefs!

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I used hard-boiled eggs and colored them with spots with a blue sharpie. We did a spoon race and "saved Yoshi's eggs" from the Goombas (the mean mushrooms in Super Mario Brothers), that my dad was pelting at the boys!
This was a great time-filler while the pizzas baked. And an easy and enjoyable party game!

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Enjoying our hard labor! Pizza time!

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Blowing out the candles!

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Opening sweet & thoughtful presents.

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Our take home prizes were the Mario & Luigi hats (I made these from plain hats & felt that I cut into the letters) and more mustaches.

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The highlight of the night: Mario Kart Tournament!
To save money, we simply borrowed a bunch of extra Wii stuff (extra WiiMotes, wheels, etc.) from a friend. I was actually thinking of purchasing it all and realized it would have been almost $200 for all that stuff! Silly!

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And....they actually slept! The birthday boy was the first to conk out!

Happy Birthday, Benjamin!









7 comments:

  1. What a fun party! My kids would love this - I especially love your cake. I made a cake that looked a little like yours as a race track. I'll be back to check out your blog, such fun

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  2. Kristi, This made my day. Would you mind coming over and repeating this exact party for my son next March? What? Me do? That cake? Never. I'm a crying disaster in the kitchen. Epic Fail. But I love what you've created here, really. A Mario Lover's dream ~ must try. Bookmarking it right now. Thanks so much for sharing and hope you get a good night's rest. happy birthday, Benjamin!

    xoxo michele

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  3. Kristi, what an incredible Super Mario party! I love all your creative details, especially the chocolate mustaches and Luigi's pizza kitchen. Phenomenal! So glad I saw your link-up at 504 Main!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  4. Great job on this party, Kristi! This is awesome...love, love the mustaches and hats! You always have a way to make every party so special with all the extra touches!

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  5. Oops...meant to also tell you to drop by my place and link up when you get a chance!

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  6. You did such a great job with this party! I am planning a Mario Bros pizza party for my soon-to-be 5 yr old son. Where did you find the red and green baseball caps and do you have the Luigi Pizza Kitchen printable available?

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  7. My son is turning 4 and he has been talking about a Mario party for months!! So glad to see your post. Looks like it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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