January 12, 2018
It’s FINALLY here!!!! … Aylah’s birthday party blog post. I get asked about this weekly, so 2.5 months after the fact, without further ado, I give you to … The Super Mario Party!
*Most of the decor items/games are available for purchase and info will be listed on my Facebook page.
I got these adorable Mario graphics from this Etsy shop.
The thwomps are made from black foamboard with silver glitter glue to outline them.
These goomba balloons are made from mini heart balloons believe it or not. I purchased them here. Unfortunately you can only buy them in “mocha” in the smaller size so you’ll be limited to 5″ goombas doing it this way, but I think they turned out absolutely adorable!
The coins are just plastic plates that I spray painted with metallic gold.
Favours for the parents were chocolate bars wrapped in DIY classic Nintendo controller wrappers.
The balloon vine was super annoying to do, but it was the most commented on element of decor. So happy with how they turned out, but glad I’ll never have to do them again, lol.
The green pipes are the big orange paint pails that you can get at Home Depot. I just spray painted them green, covered the top ridges with green construction paper and made a black insert for the top.
All of the question blocks and brick blocks are plain cardboard boxes that I purchased from ULine and covered in construction paper.
The hats for the kids are made from craft foam and were hand stitched by yours truly.
This adorable little Yoshi herd was also hand made (this is why I start planning in January for a November party, lol). The kids loved these little guys and they each got to choose one to take home.
What’s a theme party without costumes, right? I made up this little number for our pooch Mosby (featured later in the post) … and my husband got a handmade DIY Bowser shell (sorry the shell is not for sale).
And this is the birthday girl Aylah … she is Super Mario obsessed and loved every bit of this party!
The piranha plants are made from PVC pipe fittings, styrafoam balls and wooden dowels.
This amazing (and delicious) cake is courtesy of Pearls and Spice bakery here in Hamilton, ON.
It has now become tradition to do a photo shoot with all of Aylah’s little friends at her parties. I get the photos printed and include them in their thank you cards, but it’s also something fun for them to do at the party. This setup was actually really fun to make and the kids went crazy over it!
And now we come to the games. Aylah informed me last year that “the party was great mom, but there weren’t enough games”, lol. So this year I was told that I needed to do FIVE games. While I think the kids had fun, next year I’ll be going back to three games. I’m exhausted just reliving it through these pictures.
This party might take the cake for the most labour intensive one I have done thus far. The next one is going to be a bit more simple … for my sanity. 🙂