Mario Themed Birthday Party

Well the party was last night and it was a huge success! Not only did my husband love it, but so did all of the guests.
This post is going to be mostly pictures of everything and then I'll break down the elements individually in different posts. I'll try not to write too much. It will be hard though, I am so excited to share!
Just for reference, the party was in a church gym to accommodate the people and activities I wanted to have.

Two wii's and two projectors playing Mario Kart and New Super Mario Bros Wii up on the stage.

These doors were open most of the night, so Mario and Luigi greeted you as you walked in the door.

I fabricated two piranha plants. This was my favorite detail of the whole party.

They were filled with none other than .... atomic Fire balls! UPDATE: You can see instructions on how to make your own piranha plants, HERE.

Mario and Luigi visors and Princess Peach crowns.UPDATE: A Tutorial for the visors can be found here: http://www.cuteasafox.com/2011/08/mario-and-luigi-poster-board-visors.html


Boo Balloons were tied to almost all the chairs. (Ran out of time to give them all faces though, my one regret of the night)

Cute coloring sheets, crayons, and Mario gummies on the tables to keep the younger children entertained. Printable HERE


The Food
I wanted to incorporate the food into the theme as well. I got lots of comments on the food labels.





Close-up of the salad. I cut radishes to look like mushrooms.
The Cake

8 bit Mario with 143 mini-cupcakes.

I also made these fun little mushroom's in green 'pipes' for dessert. A full post on the mushroom is HERE


Over the course of the week, I plan to highlight some of the projects I put together and credit all the ideas and tutorials I found online.
We had a blast, but boy am I exhausted now. I think my Hubs felt like he was well celebrated for his 30th birthday!

Leave a comment about anything you want to make sure I cover. I'll try to get to the most popular things first!
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48 comments:

  1. Love this party all of the details are so cute. I'd love to know how you made the marshmallows in the green pipe and the piranha plants I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these. Thanks so much!

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  2. What timing!! My son is turning 13 and is an aspiring game developer/designer. I have been tossing around ideas around doing a game tournament for all his gaming "crew" to celebrate this big birthday. Thanks for the super inspiration. I love all the details, especially the toadstools, too cute. I'll be tuned in for all of the posts to come.

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  3. What a fabulous job you did! There are so may great components I have a hard time picking one as my favorite! Maybe the Mario of cupcakes? Kudos for a wonderful job!

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  4. Oh my goodness! What a FUN party! I love all the details that you did. The toadstool salad is adorable!! I would have never thought of doing that! great job on the ENTIRE party!!! I love it!

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  5. Awesome party! The piranha plants are too cool, the food labels are fun, I LOVE the radish mushrooms! And the 8-bit cupcake cake looks amazing!

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  6. Wow, that must have been an awesome party. You put in a lot of work. Good job!

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  7. AWESOME!! Everything looks amazing and those piranhas are so creative. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  8. LOVE this! My boys are HUGE Mario fans! May have to use some of your ideas for a future party!

    http://sustainablychicdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  9. that is one awesome party. I'll bet the boys were really excited to be there.

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  10. that is too stinkin' cute! love the details like the pots at the door and the names of the food! coming over from making the world cuter.

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  11. Way cute! My son is wanting a Mario themed birthday. What did the invites look like?

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  12. i put this in my birthday inspiration folder! my boy LOVES mario and luigi. can't wait to see how you did everything!

    Kimra
    crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this!! You put so much work into it and I'm glad everyone had such a great time! :) Way to go!

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  14. Oh my goodness girl! you are amazing! WOW that is one COOL party!! My husbands 26th party is coming up and I may have to use ALL of these awesome ideas!!! LOVE the whole thing. Im so excited for on how cool the theme turned out! Im totally book marking this! hehe

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  15. Ok...that 8 bit Mario cupcake arrangement is nothing short of genius. I would have never thought of that in a hundred million years, but I might have to copy it for my husband or son sometime in the not so distant future!!

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  16. That turned out WONDERFUL! I think my favorite part has to be the Mario mini cupcakes. LOVE IT!!

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  17. That's a lot of work, but cute as can be!

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  18. Oh my goodness! This is FANTASTIC!!! My son would have LOVED to come to this party!!! We've thrown a Mario party ourselves before... I wish we had, had all these great ideas at the time. You can see the Mario stuff we did do though... here: http://www.mommytopics.com/parenting/customized-party-ideas-super-mario-lego-star-wars-miffy-red-riding-hood-and-more

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  19. Too much fun! Gonna send a link to my (grown) son, he'll get a kick out of it:@)

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  20. Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
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  21. What a lucky Husband. I may have to remember this when my hubby turns 30.

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  22. Hi I love this and am featuring you tomorrow at A Crafty Soiree. Hope you link up again! Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  23. I CANNOT believe this party!!! WOWZA! Those piranha plants are fantastic and I think I'd put them out in my house afterward, they are THAT cool AND hold candy, fabulous. All the touches are wonderful and I can't believe you arranged a Mario out of cupcakes!!! And the green pipes!!! (Sheesh how many !!! can I add to one comment, but seriously I am way impressed!) Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

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  24. My kids are playing Mario right now and I told them to pause and take a look. They LOVED it. Guess we know what the next BD party at our house will be. Well done!

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  25. the pirahna plants are AWESOME!

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  26. LOVE the pirahna plants, the boo balloons, and the mushroom pops! Super fun party!

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  27. Is there any way to get the template for the Mario visors? I have looked all over the net and Cool Party Blog has removed it.

    Thanks!

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  28. Could you please please tell me how you made the Pirahna plants with the fire balls in them.
    laura@cornerhousecakes.com

    Thanks!

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  29. I am so entertaining to see this super mario theme birthday party.
    i like it

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  30. PIRANHA PLANTS!!! HOW!!! I am guessing at this point.. my 5 1/2 yr old is already planning her Mario Bday party. Has been for 2 months. She loves to wear overalls and pretend to be Mario. She is better at Mario than I am! She is so obsessed, my husband gave her his beloved Mario 2 wallet he has kept from when he was little in the 80's!!! Right now, I am guessing at how you did that from the pictures.. would love tips.

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  31. I am with the masses... please share how you made the Piranha Plants. I am planning a party for both my son & daughter, whose birthdays are 11 days apart & I'd love to make those for the party.
    ericaworthy@hotmail.com

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  32. You did an AMAZING job!!! I love all the fun details!! Way to go! :)

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  33. WOW!! We had a Mario party at our place this year but yours is out of this world!

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  34. How did you make the visors? Very cute!

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  35. Id like to share on pinterst these ideas, how do I do that?

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  36. I wanted to comment on your Boo Balloons. You said you ran out of time to do the balloons, but in reality it was much more realistic to the game. The Boo's hide their faces when people are looking at them, so it would be natural to only have a few faces showing! :) I plan on doing just that at my son's 5th birthday coming up.

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  37. Hi! I love this party it is so cute!! Where did you get the cards for the food?

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  38. That is a really good job you have done there. Even though you didn't take help of any professional birthday planner but still your arrangement is commendable. Mario is a very famous and favorite character of kids. So it can be a very good theme for kids birthday party. You have also given me a good idea for my kid's birthday.

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  39. Awesome job! That looks amazing!

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  40. Hi! How did you make the faces on the ballons?

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