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My son is completely obsessed with Super Mario Bros, so I decided to recreate the game in real life. I made the invitations so the 1UP mushroom would pop up when you pulled the tab.
I used yellow plastic plates, hot glue and fishing line to make a coin garland and for the Pick-a-Coin game; yellow and maroon wrapping paper to make coin and bricks blocks out of cardboard boxes; and balloons and white labels for chomps and piranha plants were made from balloons, white labels and mailing tubes.
The backdrop was made from blue fabric with paper cut-outs.
For the snacks and treats table, I painted round boxes to look like the pipes in the game. I also wrapped juice boxes in maroon paper and stacked them to look like brick blocks and made mini coin blocks with card stock. I made piranha plant pops out of fondant, cherry lollipops and brownie bites.
Activity-wise, the kids played Musical Coin and Brick Blocks using the Mario theme song, Chomp Bop with the balloons, and Pick-a-Coin (prizes were inside each coin, which were made from plastic plates).
More pictures at: http://wp.me/p1KmZi-BF
cake and cake pops
Activities / Games
Chomp Bop, Musical Coin Blocks, Pass the Power-Ups
stenciled Mario bags, Mario notebooks, stickers and figurines.
What People Ate
What People Drank
Musical Coin Blocks -- the remaining two players