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Aylah’s Mario Party

  1. Sridevi Divakaruni

    January 19th, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Execellent idea and well executed.
    I will definitely take inspiration from your theme and plan my son ‘s next birthday

  2. Charity

    January 20th, 2018 at 11:45 am

    This party is incredible! How did you attach the brick boxes to your wall for the photo wall? I would also like to k ow if the bricks were print outs, or did you just draw them in construction paper? Thanks so much for posting!

  3. Melissa Miller

    January 20th, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Hello Charity,

    The blocks for the photo wall, as well as the ones in my living room, are actually hanging from the ceiling instead of being attached to the wall. I wanted to give them a more dimensional look. I put a long dowel through all of the boxes to hold them firmly together before hanging them with fishing line and command hooks. The brick ones were just done with solid brown construction paper and then I drew the lines on with Sharpie. Just make sure to draw them exactly like that, if you google Mario brick you will see that the pattern is ALWAYS the same, it’s not just a random brick pattern. Die hard gamers would notice the discrepancy right away. 🙂

  4. Star Herrera

    February 6th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    This beautiful!! I wish I had the patience for this much detail. For the matching game how did you get it to stick on both sides when flip it back and forth?

  5. Melissa Miller

    February 6th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Hey Star!
    They are hung on tack nails. 🙂

  6. Samara

    February 12th, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Do you sell the game pieces? I love all of the games and your clipart is amazing. I would love to buy them for my kid party this April! You had some awesome ideas, I can’t wait to make these beautiful decorations too!

  7. Melissa Miller

    February 12th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Samara, I’m selling all of the games for local pickup only. If you’re located close to Hamilton, Ontario let me know.

  8. lisa Keaveney

    February 17th, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I love your ideas!! Where did you find the red blowers? I can’t find just red anywhere!!
    Thanks

  9. Melissa Miller

    February 18th, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Hey Lisa,

    I got them at Party City, but they weren’t plain. I believe they were Cars 3 blowers. The base was the plain red that I needed and then the cardboard cutout thing they put on top just slid off. Usually they do so all you have to do is find red ones and then throw out whatever “branded” character they’ve put on it. 😉

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  10. Michelle

    February 18th, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Hi,

    Did you use cardboard boxes then added cardstock on all sides for both the Photo area bricks and the smaller ones near the kitchen area?

  11. Melissa Miller

    February 19th, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Yes, the cardboard boxes are from Uline and I just covered them with construction paper.

  12. Dawn

    February 21st, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Love, love, love this party! What size boxes did you use?

  13. Dawn

    February 21st, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    This is an awesome party! What size boxes and coin plates did you use?

  14. Melissa Miller

    February 21st, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Hey Dawn,

    The big boxes are 12×12 and the small boxes are 6×6. 🙂
    The coins are just plastic dessert plates that I spray painted gold.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  15. Alanna

    February 23rd, 2018 at 5:14 am

    The etsy link doesn’t seem to work. Or the page no longer exists? Am I doing something wrong?

  16. Melissa Miller

    February 24th, 2018 at 12:57 am

    It’s a Facebook album and it works just fine for me. If you don’t have Facebook I’m assuming you might not be able to see it.

  17. Ginger

    February 23rd, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Hello!

    Im just in love with all of your party details!! Are you selling any items? Im driving through Hamilton this week! Shoot me an email if anything is still available!

  18. Nancy

    March 5th, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Love your work!! Did you make your own food tags?

  19. Melissa Miller

    March 5th, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Yes I did Nancy. 🙂

  20. Nancy

    March 5th, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Are you selling a digital copy of your food tags?

  21. Melissa Miller

    March 5th, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Sure, but I attached them to the red/yellow card stock afterwards, so the files only have the blue background. I would charge $10 for the file. 🙂 You can email me at melissamiller@live.com if you’re interested.

  22. Caroline Williams

    March 6th, 2018 at 4:32 am

    Okay this may be a stupid question…but how did you stack those cups for the one game? The one where hey had to knock them over.. because normally when you stack cups they’re a lot closer together… does that make sense?? Haha, sorry ‍♀️

  23. Melissa Miller

    March 7th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Lol, not a stupid question. The cups have lids on them. 😉

  24. Chantal

    March 9th, 2018 at 1:00 am

    I love your memory game. Do U have the digital copies so I am replicate this game ? Very interested.

  25. Melissa Miller

    March 15th, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Hey Chantal,

    I do, but I’m uncomfortable selling them as I purchased the digital art from at Etsy vendor. However if you want to buy them from her and then send proof of payment to me I’d be happy to sell you the files that I created with them.
    Here is the link … https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1317312031

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  26. Caroline

    March 15th, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Gotcha!!! So smart. Thank you! You did an amazing job with the whole party! I’m so jealous!

  27. Kristen H

    March 19th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    This is an adorable party! Where did you find the face print outs for the Mario Thwomps you have hanging in the hallway? I have tried drawing them, but I am no artist!

  28. Melissa Miller

    March 19th, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    https://www.redbubble.com/people/alondyte/works/8416292-thwomp-face?p=sticker

  29. Susan

    March 19th, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    This party is beyond amazing! Did you make the wrappers for the water bottles? The little outfit ones? I’d love to buy if selling! Thanks!

  30. Melissa Miller

    March 19th, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Yes I made them. 🙂 I can sell you the digital files for $10 if you want. 🙂 You would have to print and cut them yourself though.

  31. Tina

    March 25th, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    Awesome decorations!! What size balloons did you use for your ghosts and chain chomps? Also, what did you use to hold the leaves for your vines?

  32. Melissa Miller

    March 25th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Hello Tina,

    The ghosts and chain chomps are not balloons, they are lanterns. The standard size you would buy from party stores. The balloon vines are held together with fishing line.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  33. Tina

    March 28th, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Got it! I’m trying to plan a birthday party for my son and your site is an inspiration! For the goombas, what did you use for the white body?

  34. Gary

    April 1st, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Melissa,

    This is just amazing!

    Love the goombas! Just bought the heart shaped balloons. What should I use for the white body and brown feet?

    Thanks for the help!

  35. Melissa Miller

    April 1st, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I’m not sure what you mean by white body. The body is the brown balloons. The feet are made of brown craft foam.

  36. Gary

    April 1st, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply! Maybe it’s not white, is that beige? I’m referring to the beige body between the brown balloons and dark brown craft foam feet.

  37. Melissa Miller

    April 1st, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Oh yes … Those are small Styrofoam balls cut in half and painted beige.

  38. Mayela

    April 7th, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Hi, your party was amazing!!, and Iove your memory game and the bingo play, I really want to buy them…. is that possible?? Thank you!!

  39. Melissa Miller

    April 7th, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I’m sorry they sold a long time ago.

  40. Jackie

    April 8th, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Great party! I really loved your balloon vines! How did you create the balloon vines and the balloon cloud arch? I would love to replicate for my son’s birthday.

  41. Melissa Miller

    April 8th, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Hey Jackie … The balloons were all attached together with fishing line.

  42. Diana

    April 17th, 2018 at 12:06 am

    What are the rules the kids used to play the match game… thanks

  43. Melissa Miller

    April 17th, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Just like the classic memory game. They took turns picking two cards and flipping them over. If they got a match they got got a point and if not the cards got flipped back.

  44. Kris

    April 20th, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    This party is amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration
    Was there something you printed out for the goomba, ghost and chain chomps faces?

  45. Melissa Miller

    April 20th, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hey Kris,

    I found the images of the faces just doing a Google search. Then I sizes them and printed them myself. I printed the goomba ones on sheets of sticker paper so I could just peel the back off and stick them right into the balloons. The ghost faces were the trickiest because after I cut them out I had to cut some slits in the edges and shape them so that they would sit nicely on the round lanterns. I would suggest using hot glue on the lanterns because nothing else I tried seemed to hold. Hope that helps …

  46. Katrina

    April 21st, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Do you have a pattern for the foam hats that I could buy?

  47. Melissa Miller

    April 22nd, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Hey Katrina,
    I got the pattern here … https://play.nintendo.com/activities/downloads/mario-luigi-disguise-printable/
    Enjoy. 🙂
    xoxo,
    Melissa

  48. kris frazier

    April 22nd, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Another question..or two!!!
    How did you hang the gold plates?
    And what did you attach the green balloons to for the vine?

  49. Melissa Miller

    April 22nd, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Both were done with fishing line. 🙂

  50. Chantal

    April 29th, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Melissa the link you sent me for the art work for the memory game didn’t work. Telling me error. Can u please email me. I just got noticed u replied to my message as I was looking for something for my daughters bday next Saturday

  51. Jessica

    May 2nd, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Wow! Incredible Job! I’m working on making the visors for my sons birthday, and was wondering if you made the strap adjustable, or if it was a standard size. Thank you!

  52. Melissa Miller

    May 2nd, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Hey Jessica,

    I just made it to fit my daughter’s head and then made them all the same size size. The kids at the party were ranging from 2-8 years old and they all seemed to fit fine. 🙂
    I made one for myself too, but it was a bit bigger. 😉

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  53. Brittany Fife

    May 20th, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Are the craft foam feet you had on various characters a pre-cut shape, or did you cut them yourself?

  54. Melissa Miller

    May 21st, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I cut them myself Brittany. 🙂

  55. Michelle

    June 3rd, 2018 at 3:31 am

    how did you add the happy birthday in the boxes

  56. Melissa Miller

    June 4th, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Just cut out the letters and glued them on. 🙂

  57. Sharon

    June 16th, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Hello Melissa,
    What a fabulous party!
    I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your crochet pattern for Yoshi please?
    They are super cute!
    Thank you
    Sharon

  58. Melissa Miller

    June 16th, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hey Sharon,

    I bought the pattern off of Etsy but when I went to get the link for you I discovered that the seller took the listing down so it’s not available for purchase anymore.
    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help …

    Melissa

  59. Brittany

    June 19th, 2018 at 4:03 am

    What did you use to cover the styrofoam balls on the piranha plants? It looks so smooth!

  60. Melissa Miller

    June 19th, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Just acrylic paint.

  61. Brittany

    June 20th, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    One more question, did you draw your own pattern to cut out the thwomps or do you have a template? I’ve been searching google for the images, but didn’t know if there was an easy way to size it for a large poster board.

    Thanks!

  62. Sylvia

    June 25th, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Beautiful party! What did you use for the balloon vines?

  63. sylvia prats

    June 25th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Beautiful party! What did you use for the balloon vines?

  64. Sandra

    July 1st, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Where did you find the designs for the red cup game?

  65. Carla

    July 14th, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Hello
    Where can I find the link to see what is available for purchase? All the way from South Africa.

  66. Melissa Miller

    July 14th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Sorry it all sold long ago … And it was local pickup only anyway.

  67. Yinet Bertran

    July 17th, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hello
    Fabulous party!
    How did you hang the boxes on wall?
    Thank you.

  68. Adele

    August 9th, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Where did you get the yoshi face for the tongue game? Its so darling!

    Thanks!
    Adele

  69. Stephanie

    August 31st, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Hello!! Absolutely love the work you put into your party. Gave me so many ideas for mine!!
    My son is asking for the chocolate pudding with the Goomba faces were they purchased this way or was the face a sticker template?
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Steph

  70. Melissa Miller

    September 2nd, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Steph!! They were 100% DIY. I found the goomba face on google and printed it out on full sheet label paper and cut each of them out to stick on the cups. 🙂

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  71. Redmitz

    September 5th, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Hello!
    This is an amazing party, I love all of the little details. I have a question for you about the balloon arch. I know above comments you mentioned that the balloons were tied using fishing wire. Is the fishing wire literally all the is holding them together? Or is there a support somewhere inside the balloon cluster that the fishing wire is affixed to? Also, I was wondering roughly how many white balloons I should aim to buy to try to recreate something like this? And last question (I promise) for the green stems of the vines going up to meet the balloons, is this just a green cord you purchased at the craft store (somewhere like Michaels)? Thank you in advance!

  72. Melissa Miller

    September 5th, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Hey!
    So first the easy answer … The green “rope” used for the vines is just a piece of green thick yarn. Super cheap and easy, hehe.
    Now the balloon clouds. In short, yes it is just fishing line and balloons, but here is the long answer of how it was done …
    After I inflated all of the balloons I took a long length of fishing line and put one end through a needle. Then you string the needle through the tied part of the balloon … Keep repeating and pushing them really close together. It helps to do slightly varying sizes of balloons when you inflate because you can use smaller ones to better fill in gaps so that the whole thing ends up looking fuller when you’re done. To hang it I used command hooks (the ones you can remove without damaging your wall). There was 3 hooks in total, one at each end and one in the middle. So for the middle hook you won’t be able to just put the fishing line directly on it because all of the balloons will be in the way … So what I did was just get a smaller loop of fishing line to act as an extender do that the original wire could reach the hook on the ceiling (it will just disappear into the balloons and you won’t even see it).
    Hmm, total number of balloons … My guess is close to 50 maybe? I did multiple clouds in different areas of my house and some were bigger than others so I can only guess.
    Hope that helps you out!
    Best wishes for your event!
    xoxo,
    Melissa

  73. Crystal

    September 12th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    This party is absolutely amazing! Where did you get all the paper for the backdrop? Sky, floor, hills etc.? Thanks!

  74. Melissa Miller

    September 12th, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hey Crystal! Great question. I’m a professional photographer so that paper is actually seamless backdrop paper. I have tons of colours in my studio so I just snatched it from there. It wouldn’t be cost effective otherwise as it’s sold in huge rolls. Not the answer you were hoping for I’m sure.

  75. Anna

    September 14th, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    This would be my sons drem party!!! You are amazing! I clicked the link for the thwomps and was just looking for clarification. Did you use the stickers for the face and if so what size did you buy? Tha ks

  76. Melissa Miller

    September 14th, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    The thwomps were completely hand made. I printed off the faces, cut them out and glued them to the foamboard. No stickers. Nothing pre-purchased … Hope that helps.

  77. Dayna

    September 19th, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Do you still have any of the items left for local pick up? I’m throwing a Mario kart party for my son on thanksgiving weekend. Thanks

  78. Melissa Miller

    September 19th, 2018 at 2:39 am

    No I’m sorry it’s all long gone.

  79. Charlotte

    September 22nd, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Wow! Love all your hard work! Amazing!

  80. Kim

    September 30th, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hi. How did you get the cups to stack on top of each other for the caterpillar game? I want to make that game for my sons birthday party and don’t see how you stacked them. Thanks.

  81. Melissa Miller

    September 30th, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Lids.

  82. KaRina

    October 1st, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Good morning! This was amazing work! I just recently got into “crafting” and I’m wanting to do some DIY decor for my son 8th bday party! So far, your post has been the MOST helpful & creative! This will be the first themed party I’ve done. However, I’m in Arkansas but I’d love to know if you have any digital items available to give/sell via email?! I had lots of other questions but some were answered as I read the previous comments/questions Please & Thanks!!

  83. Melissa Miller

    October 1st, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Hey Karina,

    Yes I do have some digital files that I would be willing to sell. Let me know what you’re interested in and we can discuss further. Please email me directly at melissamiller@live.com

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  84. Ana Collins

    October 30th, 2018 at 7:53 am

    You are seriously so talented!! I am having a Mario Bros party for my son this weeked and made the brick boxes to put on the wall. I tried making them stick with removable strips but they wont stay. I read your comment above about how you hung them. My question is where did you stick the fishing wire to the boxes? I see that they are hanging from command hooks but how do you make the fishing wire stick to the boxes?

  85. Melissa Miller

    October 30th, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Hey Ana!

    The fishing line is actually threaded through the boxes (as if they were beads). I poked small holes in the sides … And then I cut large flaps out of the backs (where they would be against the wall and hidden) to stick my whole hand in so I could easily thread the line through the holes. Put the holes at least an inch from the top of the box so that when the wires pulls up it doesn’t just rip through the top of the box.
    Hope that all makes sense …

  86. Lesia

    November 2nd, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Melissa, your party looks incredible! Would you mind if I email you for the digital files you have available to sell? Thanks!!

  87. Abby Encisa

    November 18th, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Omg! So amazing! Can you send me the digital files? I dont mind paying.

  88. yesi G

    December 5th, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Amazing! dod you sell the template you used for the Happy Birthday blocks?

  89. Kenessi

    February 2nd, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I am in LOVE with your attention to detail and commitment to the super mario theme. your daughters party came out so freaking nice. I’m planning my sons mario themed 5th birthday for next weekend. I’ve read through all your comments to make sure you haven’t answered this question yet. How did you make Urchin, the purple with yellow spiked fish? Also, how did you make the big green pipes on the floor? Thank you!

  90. Melissa Miller

    February 2nd, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Hey!
    For urchin I used a purple paper lantern and then made small cones out of yellow cardstock and hot glued them on.
    The pipes are plastic paint pails spray painted green.
    xoxo, Melissa

  91. sara

    February 23rd, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    How did you make the balloon vines? are the balloons filled with helium or just air?

  92. Melissa Miller

    March 2nd, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The are just air. They are attached with fishing line on the backs to keep them straight. 🙂

  93. Nausheen

    February 25th, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    What size paint pails did you use for the pipes? Also LOVE your party!

  94. Melissa Miller

    March 2nd, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Home Depot only has one size of paint pail that I know of. Just the standard ones. 🙂

  95. Sam

    February 26th, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Melissa!

    I am in love with this entire party. Sorry if these sound like dumb questions.
    I was just wondering what the rules were for the cup game? Did everyone get so many blows and whoever blew the last cup won?
    What about for the boxes? If you revealed a star, did you win a prize? Thank you so much for any help you can offer!

  96. Melissa Miller

    March 2nd, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Hello Sam!
    Everyone stood in line and had one blow and then went to the back of the line again. The person to knock the last cup off the table was the winner. I also did 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the second and third to last cups.
    I’m not sure what you mean about the boxes. I’m sorry but I don’t understand your question. Are you talking about the memory game? If so, it was creating matches like the mini games on the console version. 🙂

  97. Smoki

    March 1st, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    This is the most amazing party I’ve ever seen!! I’m trying to make the thwomps! I hand painted the faces but I’m horrible at this cutting! Do you happen to remember what the measurements were for the edges that you cut out of the foam board? To make them look like the blocks- those triangles? Thank you SO much! My sons birthday party is in 2 days!

  98. Melissa Miller

    March 2nd, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Hello! I’m sorry, I do not remember the exact measurements that I used. I would recommend though cutting the foam board with a box cutter and a ruler as opposed to scissors. The edge will come out much cleaner. 🙂

  99. Baeza

    March 11th, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Bonjour et bravo pour votre travail c’est Super !!!!
    Pour le jeu où les enfants doivent recoller les moustaches de Mario, avec quoi les moustaches sont elles fixées svp ?

  100. Nica C.

    March 11th, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Hi. Planning my sons bday next month. Did you use a template for the yellow question mark box?

  101. Kelly

    March 17th, 2019 at 12:04 am

    How did you make the amazing Jellyfish?

  102. Jackie

    March 28th, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I just wanted to say this was beautifully done! Thank you for the ideas and inspiration.

  103. Brenda Lippe

    April 16th, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    You did a fantastic looking MARIO party. Would you please tell me how to make the chocolate stuff in the plastic wine cups? Is that just pudding?

  104. Melissa Miller

    April 16th, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Yep. Instant chocolate pudding.

  105. Margaret

    April 26th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I love the Mario Mustache game! i’m going to try to re make it myself, what did you use for the back of the mustaches?

    Thank you!

  106. Melissa Miller

    April 26th, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Margaret!
    I did the whole thing on a magnetic board, so there are magnets on the back of the mustaches.

  107. S23

    April 29th, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    As everyone else, loving all your ideas!!! Our Mario party is this Sunday and I’ve already done my golden coins and have my party games ready! Not sure who’s more excited – me or my son!

    Can I please ask you though – what did you use for the sea urchin spikes – cardboard cones or water cooler cups painted in yellow?

    Thanks,
    S23

  108. Melissa Miller

    April 29th, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Yellow cardstock made into cones. 😉

  109. S23

    April 29th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Cool! Thanks Melissa!

    Best,
    Sasha

  110. MEC

    May 8th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hello- could you please share what material you used for the clouds? They seem pretty stiff! Kudos if they were made out of foam core- that stuff is hard to cut into shapes (for me at least)

  111. Melissa Miller

    May 9th, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Which clouds are you referring too? Some were made from bristol board and some were made with white balloons.

  112. melissa cook

    May 12th, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Can you talk to me about the green buckets/pipes? How did you make those?

  113. Melissa Miller

    May 13th, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Just took the metal handles off, spray painted them green and used green construction paper to made a thick rim like the Mario pipes have. Then I cut a black circle from bristol board to lay in the opening so you couldn’t see the inside of the bucket. 🙂

  114. Sam

    May 14th, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Anyway you could share the etsy seller you bought the graphics from? The link you shared doesn’t work. 🙁

  115. Alisha

    May 28th, 2019 at 2:53 am

    This is hands down the best Mario party I’ve seen. Wonderful. Your attention to detail is amazing.
    For the wall boxes, how did you attach the dowel inside? What size did you use? I saw the comment about the dowel then saw below where you said how you strung the fishing line through and the line hung from the ceiling. Also curious if the fishing line was attached to the dowels? Thanks! I appreciate the additional info. you’ve added about the party.

  116. Alisha

    May 28th, 2019 at 2:54 am

    This is hands down the best Mario party I’ve seen. Wonderful. Your attention to detail is amazing.
    For the wall boxes, how did you attach the dowel inside? What size did you use? I saw the comment about the dowel then saw below where you said how you strung the fishing line through and the line hung from the ceiling. Also curious if the fishing line was attached to the dowels? Thanks! I appreciate the additional info. you’ve added about the party.

  117. Melissa Miller

    May 28th, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Hey Alisha!
    Thank you for your sweet words. 🙂
    The dowel runs through holes that were made in the sides of the boxes. The dowel was just a bit shorter than the full length of the row of boxes and then the fishing line was looped around the dowel on either side. There were also holes punched in the top of the boxes on the ends so the fishing line could come through the top. 🙂 Hope that helps!
    xoxo,
    Melissa

  118. Alisha

    May 28th, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Hello again. Also curious what did you use for the red part of the Chomp’s mouth? Tissue paper? And the flame of the bombs was that tissue paper! Thank you!

  119. Melissa Miller

    May 28th, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Yes, the chomp’s mouth is tissue paper (it was easier to mold into the weird spherical shape because it was thinner). And the sparks on the bombs were sparkly pipe cleaners. 🙂

  120. Alisha

    May 28th, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Yay! I just saw you replied!! Thanks for the clarifications. How thick of a dowel did you use for the happy birthday boxes? Was it about the size used for the piranha plants?

  121. Alisha

    May 28th, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Hmmm are the happy birthday boxes 6” or 12”?
    I assumed 6” but then it seemed small when measuring out. Thanks! I think I’m done with questions after this one. 🙂

  122. Melissa Miller

    May 28th, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, they are 6″ boxes.

  123. Alisha

    June 12th, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Hi,
    Do you remember what weight you used for your command hooks for wall boxes? Did you put you hooks up a day ahead of time to allow them to ‘set.’ Were you concerned anything would crash down?
    Thanks!

  124. Lynnea

    June 28th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Hi! I apologize if this question was already asked. I tried to skim through but soo many comments LOL.

    1st.. GREAT PARTY!! I”m taking LOTS of ideas!! My question is… where did you get the “faces” for the Thwomps? (eyes and mouth) Thanks!!

  125. Melissa Miller

    June 28th, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I just printed them off the internet and cut them out. ☺️

  126. Sue

    June 28th, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Hi melissa. Ur party is awesome.im having a Mario party coming up for my son too but not as fabulous as yours. I’m planning to do the gumba pudding you made. Are you selling the pattern or got it somewhere? Thanks so much.

    Sue

  127. Melissa Miller

    June 28th, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The faces were just printed off the internet onto sticky paper and cut out.

  128. Jenn

    July 17th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Super cute and amazing job!! Where did you get the yoshis hot the yoshi tongue blowers?

  129. Melissa Miller

    July 17th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I made them. I just bought plain red blowers and then printed and cut out the yoshi heads to put on them.

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  131. Melissa

    October 7th, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Love all this!!! I saw on previous comments how you hung the “bricks” boxes. But Are the boxes for the happy birthday hanging with fishing line too? I’m trying to recreate it and did the long dowel through them and put fishing line but now I kind of see they’re not hanging. I’d love to know how you did those. Also, about the clouds in that same set up, how did you stick the fishing line to the roof? And last thing, what did you use for the mouth on the purple fish?

  132. Melissa Miller

    October 7th, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    The boxes that are attached directly to the wall are attached with command hooks.
    The clouds are hung with fishing line from the ceiling, hung from command hooks.
    The mouth of the puffer fish is a wooden ring with pink yarn wrapped around it.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  133. Dee mee

    October 11th, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Amazing, everything is amazing
    Could you tell me where to download or find the PDF file for the hats? Please

  134. Melissa Miller

    October 11th, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Hi Dee. The hats were handmade with craft foam and thread. There is no file.

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