Brayden loves Mario Kart on the Wii and thought it would be super fun to do this theme! I have printables from Beth Kruse Custom Creations (www.bethkruse23.etsy.com) for the banner, water bottle labels, cake toppers and stickers used on the french fry boxes and trohpies. I had planned on sewing up all the props for the photo "booth" but ran out of time. Good thing I found some from this etsy shop! www.cre8tesbyrachael.etsy.com I made Brayden's birthday shirt, as well as the cake and most of the rest of the items. The background was from blue wrapping paper and clouds I cut on my Silhouette. Stars are balloons from the dollar store and the King Boo's are paper lanterns I hand drew faces on. I love how it turned out! I especially love his cake!!! Yay!! Also, a shout out to Jessica of Made by Jessica (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Made-by-Jessica/142473549191022) for helping me out with the cookies after our first vendor dropped out!
What People Ate
grapes, pizza, cheese balls (fireballs!!), popcorn, pirate booty, apple sticks and pretzel sticks
What People Drank
apple juice and water
The best part was all the kids trying their best to punch through the cellophane paper on the pinata! Finally, we poked a little hole in it and then it exploded everywhere!
When my husband went and got all the soccer gear (he is a coach) and they ran to play a game of soccer in the middle of the party!
Most Touching Moment
My son giving me the biggest hug and saying "thank you" for making his party so awesome.
The lil man of course! Sporting his "7" Luigi shirt
cookies and cake
gold trophy's with Mario fruitsnacks
Activities / Games
I made cardboard box "cars" and the kids raced them around the park. I also made a pinata that was shaped like the question mark boxes in the game. Instead of whacking it with a stick, they punched up on it just like Mario does!
The park costs about $75 to rent and I'm pretty sure I kept under $200 for the rest of it!