We’ve decided we’re doing a Mario Kart party this year for both kids as a combined birthday party. Here is the entire oh-so-simple party plan, thanks to some awesome ideas in the Mario Birthday Party Brainstorm and some brainstorming here as well. I love planning parties that don’t really need a party planner to pull off 🙂 Like this:
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.)
In a world where weddings and wedding receptions seem all the same (or maybe I should say in a state where wedding receptions seem all the same), now and then you run across one that’s highly unique. We went to one last night that kept my six year old son engrossed for three and a half hours. That’s saying something.
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:
So, being child of the 80s and horrible mom I am, I let my son dress up as his favorite Nintendo character. The “horrible mom” part comes in where my 3 year old is almost as good at Nintendo as I am. Scary, isn’t it?