The Mario party was on Saturday, and we got through it in one piece. Well, each of us in our own respective piece, not all of us squashed together into one... never mind. You understand, I'm sure.
Here is one of the tables, this one had drinks and favors.
We gave each guest a question mark box when they went home, but they also got a Mario hat and moustache right when the party started.
The kids sat outside. I filled metal buckets with rocks (in saran wrap, of course!) and topped them with potato chips, then used the buckets as weights for the balloons.
The food table:
There were two types of cupcakes, Mario & Luigi brick pizza squares, rainbow colored skittles, red grapes (fireballs) and marshmallows on sticks dipped in light blue candy melts and topped with snowflake sprinkles (iceballs).
And of course, I forgot to take photos of the cute marshmallow treats. Oh well!
The party started with some Mario-themed coloring while we waited for everyone to arrive...
Then we played games, including "Stomp the Goomba" (Goombas = bad guy mushrooms) which the boys loved.
We also played Mario Bingo with sheets that I made a month or so ago.
Aidan blew out his candles...
The boys participated in the birthday gift bumrush (why give someone breathing room when you can sit on their lap while they open gifts?)
...and posed for some group photos (which I'll be using for the thank you cards)
The birthday boy loved it, and I'm glad that I kept the food and decorations relatively simple (even if my husband thinks I went overboard... he needs to start searching party themes on blogs to gain some perspective . Oy.)