Friday, October 22, 2010

Super Mario Party Wrapup

Just a few final things to share about Mr. S.'s Mario Brothers birthday party!

Less than an hour before party time, I decided my kids neeeeded to have some Mario brothers attire for the party! I asked each of the boys what character they wanted on their shirts. Of course Mr. S. wanted Toad, his favorite, and of course Buzz wanted a Bullet Bill. Perfection! And for JellyBean I chose Flower Power over one of the princesses. (We're just not princess-y people, you know?)
Anyway, I dug through my stash of dollar store T-shirts and found the right sizes in fun, bright colors. I printed the images on some printable iron-on transfer paper, cut them out, and ironed them on. Easy! (I use a brand you can find at JoAnn, specified as "transfer to dark." You can fit a lot of little images on just one sheet, so they go a long way.) We've already made another round of Mario Brothers theme shirts -- and I foresee more in the near future!

After the party I whipped together a little drawstring bag with a mushroom applique for Mr. S.'s Mario Brothers figures...

...and one more for the crochet mushrooms from Grandma!
(You must click over and check them out -- they are TOO fun!)

And, last but not least, this little "project" just tickles me!
I made a quick trip to the Hostess thrift store and bought Snoballs (green for Halloween, just my luck!) and some tiny cupcakes.

Add a little black gel frosting for eyes and some white frosting for spots, and you have an Extra Life Mushroom cupcake!! I cannot vouch for the, er, FLAVOR... but I think they are stinking cute!

I've had more fun than should be legal with these little party projects -- and everyone had a great time at the party! It was fun for everyone, but the creative parts were EXCEPTIONALLY fun for me. Win-win all around, I say!


Aaron and Lisa said...

All of your party preparations look great! I am sure your kids are loving it. =)

Christina said...

That is a really awesome idea for the mushroom cupcakes!
Great job making it seem like a million dollar bash. :)

Emily said...

My son would flip for a party like this!! I would also would love to know where you get the figurines at? I can see how excited he would be to get some of those for Christmas this year!!!

emilyguerra at gmail dot com

Manda said...

I want to come to a party at your house!

Betty said...

what a lot of fun and I love the t-shirts - I didn't know you could print onto transfers and iron on like this - so fast. You are a supermum!

Heidi L Barber said...

Hee hee! I love the cup cake mushroom! That is great!

A Casca da Cigarra said...

Amei! Lindos os cogumelos de croche e o bolo cogumelo! Você é uma pessoa muito criativa!
I love it! Beautiful crocheted mushrooms and mushroom cake! You are a very creative person!

Anonymous said...

eeeeeppppppp! I love and miss super mario bros. I don't have a gaming system here. Great birthday party.
Probably not kid appropriate but I just found this and wanted to share: