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Remember that Mario Birthday Party Brainstorm article? It is full of great ideas, but sorely lacking photos. Now my kids are asking for another Mario Party this spring, so we’re perfecting our favorite Mario Party ideas and documenting them in individual articles. Starting with 1-up Mushroom Cupcakes, perfect for a Mario Birthday Party, or even just a fun Saturday afternoon activity… my kids and the neighborhood children that came over sure enjoyed it!
If you hadn’t gathered it from my other article, my kids LOVE Mario. Ethan wants another Mario birthday party this year.. we may even do a combined birthday party for both kids since Mary’s birthday is in the summer (when friends are often on vacation.)
I’m all about sharing the good ideas I’ve had, and if you read the site much you’ve probably noticed I share the bad ideas as well and why they were bad.
Today I had a few very bad ideas. I’ll try not to go into much detail on why they were bad this time… I’ll draw the dots and let you connect them as you’d like. But hopefully should you ever find yourself in such a situation, you’ll make better choices than I did.
So your kids are into spongebob, and you’re into easy parties? Here are a few quick ideas, including a super simple Sponge Bob piñata.
Who doesn’t love pixy stix? I guess maybe the teachers might not like them as much. But Valentines day does only come once a year, and this is a cute, simple idea for easy-to-mass-produce classroom valentines.
I’m looking for ideas for making who-hair. Google hasn’t helped me much so I’ll appeal to my lovely readers.
My kids and their buddy were so pleased with this idea for a nifty paper snowflake last winter, I’m posting the how-to here. Give it a try, and send me your awesome results!
I’d originally posted this for Halloween, but the same treat works just as well for other holidays. For Christmas, I’ve tried and thoroughly enjoyed the same recipe with candy-cane bits instead of reeses pieces. My coworker said White Chocolate Popcorn sounds disgusting, but if you like caramel corn or anything like it, you should give this easy trick a try.
If there’s one thing that could make me wish to go back to my pre-adult years, nightgames with the neighborhood would be it. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites. What are yours?
I’ve had a few requests, so here’s the scoop on this simple treat.
Update: Our party was a smashing success, and dozens of other parents have posted their stories too! Also, there are finally some cute mario party supplies to help supplement these ideas. If you need the supplies you can support this page at the same time by ordering them here.
So this time around in addition to posting my ideas as to what worked and what didn’t, I realized I could check with you! Here’s what I’ve got so far: