Last month we celebrated our oldest's 10th birthday! He really wanted a Super Mario theme, and I had a blast with it! There are tons of ideas and suggestions on Pinterest. Here, I've highlighted some of our favorites! Any outside source link will be provided in the text around that picture, as well as in a compilation list at the end of the blog!
First, you will need invitations. I found this great site, where you can download a blank invitation! Then, you can just use any photo editing tool to add the text, and print as many as you'd like!
This is the one we used. There's plenty of space, to the left, where you can write all your party details. Check out the website HERE for more invitation options.
No party is complete without a super fun cake. This is a cake I am pretty proud of! I used a basic vanilla cake recipe. I found some $4 square baking pans at Wal-Mart, and baked SIX squares to layer into a cube, cutting the centers out of 4 of them (those were delicious).
Also, I went with marshmallow fondant, instead of smoothing out a buttercream frosting. Hindsight is 20/20! Afterwards, I realized instead of rolling all the fondant out into a circle...to place over a square (palm to face moment), I should have cut out square panels to fit onto the sides and top. That way it wouldn't have rounded the top, but the kids loved it anyway! And I had been in the kitchen all day. Cut me some slack! :)
I added some Rice Krispies Treat Stars on skewers, just for fun. They were super easy to make; just cut a few out with a star cookie cutter, and use a black icing for the eyes. I added some yellow food coloring to the marshmallow mixture before making them, so they are a bit yellow too!
Seriously, how fun is that?! The kids got a kick out of it!
Cake tutorial by Rosanna Pansino. If you only need the tutorial, and not the recipe, begin at about the 3 minute mark.
I also made some fun mushroom cupcakes! These are pretty self explanatory. They are just cupcakes with red frosting, dotted with some white frosting! In order to get eyes on the cupcake wrapper, I drew them on the wrappers, after baking and cooling, with these edible markers!
Then, what better representation of fire power could there be, than vegetables?! Nothing recharges the batteries like some healthy veggies. Give your party goers some crunchy, yummy fire power!
Lastly, we had to have some parting gifts for the kids who came to celebrate with us! I found these printable boxes HERE. I found a few other printable boxes on Pinterest, but these were my favorites. They were a little smaller than others, but they provided the option of a folded lid which could be opened and closed back up. Others needed to be glued or taped shut on all sides to keep their shape. For closing these, I used double sided tape. It was sturdy enough for what I was doing, and I didn't have to wait for glue to dry.
These were also the perfect size for all those tiny Super Mario Zipper Clips I made for our guests!
Since the "thank you" was on the bottom of the boxes, I added our own little notes just for fun, "Wii would like to thank you." Click on the image to get the PDF!
If you crochet, you might want to make some of these fun little guys for party favors! They fit nicely in the boxes, with room to spare. You could even add some candy coins in with them if you wanted to! Click on the pictures below for their patterns!
The Super List!
Super Mario Invitation Printables, FREE
Super Mario Question Block Surprise cake tutorial by Rosanna Pansino
Super Mario Mystery Box Printable, FREE from It's the Life
Super Mario, Wii would like to thank you PDF
Tried and true marshmallow fondant recipe - I've been using this for years!
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