|I made these Mario and Luigi cutouts this past Halloween for a Trunk or Treat. So glad I kept them!|
|Is this not the cutest cake?!? I love Cucamonga Cakery so much!|
|I have to thank Brittany with GreyGrey Designs for this wonderful backdrop and dessert table idea. I emailed her a few months back to let her know how much I loved her work and asked if I could use creative plagerism with some of her ideas. Thank you Brittany! Ray and his friends thank you too!|
|This was another idea from Brittany with GreyGrey Designs. So cute!|
|Ray named these Goomba Cake Pops because they looked like the mushrooms Mario stomps on. I made them with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting and they were so delicious!|
|Homemade "Star Power" Cookies. Still learning the art of frosting a cookie...|
|Another yummy idea from GreyGrey Designs. My son loved how these looked like Toad in the Super Mario Brothers game. Every single one of these marshmallows were eaten by the kids (and adults too!).|
|The kids played 6 games and earned coins for the "One Up Store".|
|I bought white plastic eggs from Oriental Trading Company and painted green dots to look like Yoshi's eggs. Each egg was filled with a different amount of coins. Some of the other games played were Goomba Stomp (brown balloons with the Goombas face on them filled with coins), Bomb Omb throw (Black water balloon toss), and Mario vs. Bowser Obstacle course. The kids had such a great time and were really into the games! They kept asking if there were more games that they could play!|
|This was such a blast to put together. Most of the prizes I bought at the Dollar Tree, Oriental Trading Company, or Big Lots. The boys were so much fun to watch count their coins and calculate what they wanted to "buy".|
|I had originally bought these boxes for favors on Birthday Express, however, the boys used the boxes to collect their coins and keep them "safe". I made the fun little tags for the boxes...but I don't think the boys noticed.|
The kids had such a good time that when their parents came to pick them up, one of the boys said, "No offense Mom, but this party is way too fun to leave. I think I'll just stay here."
I absolutely loved planning this party and it made it more special to do so with my now 8 year old. Happy Birthday Ray!