I printed some Mario images on printable sticker sheets and cut them out individually. Quick, cheap, easy, fun!
For the party favor treat bags, I did the same with some mini dollar store gift bags -- three for a buck!
Inside the bags were some Mario Brothers Halloween candies (available at the dollar store and I've seen them at my local grocer), Mario fruit snacks, some cube candies I found at the dollar store (I figured cubes would be fitting for Mario!), some dollar store bubble gum rolls (slapped some stickers on those, too), chocolate coins, and some glow sticks.
Simple, cheap, and very Mario!
Now, the cake! It's Mario's 25th birthday this year, so there are Super Mario Brothers figures available in stores. I bought a little pile of figures and then turned the cake over to my sister.
She created a Mario level, complete with Fruit Roll-Up pipes, banana Now&Later question mark blocks, and giant Smarties coins. And check the chocolate bar bricks!
I have just a couple more Mario theme things to share tomorrow -- including one of my favorite creations!