Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mario Birthday Party!!

Well, Mario Galaxy to be exact.

On Wednesday, we picked the boys up after special needs preschool and took them to the mall for a special lunch and to play. They were so excited!

At preschool on the morning of their birthday, they had special cupcakes. I frosted/sprinkled them to look like the 1-up mushrooms.

Then today we had a big birthday party for them at Magic Mountain. They have been playing Mario Galaxy with David on the Wii and are slowly working their way through, and so they knew immediately they wanted to have a Mario themed party. Pinterest has become my best and worst friend, as there were tons of great ideas on there I wanted to try. First I brainstormed a cake. I found inspiration here, but needed something a bit more manageable. I like to make cakes for the boys, but with Truman knew it would be hard this year. So I made a sketch and took it to my local Kroger. I hunted and found sprinkles, a Mario and Luma cake topper, and then I made the remaining characters from sculpey.

We made some mushroom favor bags, David made Mario mustache straws, and I made a boo balloon for the table. I wanted to make more and hang them from the ceiling, but we couldn't.

And we went from this:

To this:

They had an awesome time. I cannot believe that they are 5!


Annie said...

You did a great job. I like the balloon.

Happy Belated Birthday Boys!!!!

Liz said...

It all looks great! I love it!

Em said...

Looks like it was a great time! The mushroom favor bags are especially adorable!

Allison said...

You did such a great job! Love it!! I love the mustache I might need those for my next dinner party!

tbonegrl said...

Thanks everyone!!!

Out and About Mom - Mandy said...

Love the details of your party. I'm curious, how do you handle presents for the twins. Does everyone bring two presents? I have twins, that is why I am asking :)

tbonegrl said...

Well, it would make most sense for everyone to bring a present for each, which most did, but we did have a few give one for both. We unwrapped presents at home and had a pile for each boy and then a pile they shared. So far they haven't seemed bothered by joint gifts.

When we go to birthday parties, 99% of the time we give two gifts, unless we buy something really big.