Braden is into a lot of different characters right now and when we were deciding what to do for his 5th birthday party, we went with a Super Mario birthday party as he really really enjoys playing Mario Kart on our old Nintendo 64 and he plays a couple of Super Mario games on his new Nintendo 3DS he got for Christmas. Little did I know when I set forth to do a Super Mario birthday party…Mario isn’t that popular/available right now!
I called on my friend Shannon again for his invitations and printed them off at Walmart in a 4×6 size and it was very cheap. I love her personalized invitations!
I had the party in the afternoon so the kids would have already had their lunch. Experience has taught me kids just want to play at parties, so I made a punch, had some plain chips out and made fruit kabobs with strawberries, grapes and pineapple pieces. That was more than enough food, and this party doesn’t have themed food—sorry! Here are the rest of the details of our Super Mario Birthday Party!
Shannon made Braden’s birthday pennant banner again, as you can see at the bottom of the picture and I just printed on cardstock and strung a ribbon through to hang it up. Like I said, Super Mario isn’t on the typical character list on the birthday party decor sites I usually order from, but luckily I found some plates at Open A Party. I found their prices to be a bit expensive, and since Mario has lots of bright, primary colours, I just bought the rest of my party supplies from the Dollarama party section. A plain blue table cover, red and green cups—easy!
Speaking of cups, I saw a really cute idea for mustache cups on Pinterest and I found a free Mario mustache printable and just hot glued them to the kids’ cups. Shannon also made me circle tags for their cups, because no child that I know of can ever keep their cups straight unless they are personalized! You can get a Super Mario font for free here.
I found some free Mario block printables and used them as decor, I thought they looked great!
Again, I had to turn to Pinterest for some DIY stuff because I wasn’t willing to pay more than I had to from a party website. I found these free printable favour boxes that I printed on cardstock and put together with my hot glue gun. I put chocolate loonie and toonie coins from Bulk Barn, some Super Mario tattoos that were a reasonable price and some mustaches from Dollarama. I also found a primary colour star pinata at Target, filled it with Bulk Barn candy and the kids loved it and got to take candy home too.
On a side note, I didn’t do a personalized shirt like I usually do and I found this cute shirt from Old Navy! I guess Mario isn’t completely dead after all!
I have to say I much prefer to make cupcakes for parties, but Braden was quite offended to not have a cake at his 4th birthday party, so I promised him a cake. I have to say, this is the least creative cake I’ve ever made, but it was super simple and he loved it…so that’s all that matters! I bought an edible cake topper and it melted into the icing and worked great! At least it was easy!
There we go! Another birthday party in the bag! To see the rest of the parties we’ve had, click here.