Monday, July 12, 2010

Super Mario Birthday Party

As promised last week, here are the pictures from my son's Super Mario birthday party. Above is a picture of the cake that Aunt Susan made. She took inspiration from this cake.

Here's a close up of some images from the cake. All the figures were made with gum paste.

Decorations

I created images from the Super Mario game with poster board. The concept was for the yard to look like the actual game.


Fun & Games

I put my brother to work and had him paint the kids' faces with Super Mario Themed images.

Just like the game, I had gold coins everywhere. A week before the party I froze coins in a large ice-block. Everyday I would add some water and coins to a plastic tub I had in the freezer. I gave the kids toothbrushes and spoons to scrub and chip out the coins. The game was a big hit. Some kids sat there for a solid half hour trying to get the coins out.

I was kind of lazy this year when it came to the food, we ordered pizza instead of cooking. We ordered pizza from Zachary's Pizza which is a Chicago deep dish style pizza. Sorry there's no pictures. I must have been to busy eating at that time ;)

22 comments:

ana @ iMadeItSo said...

fun details! i'm sure he'll always remember his super mario party!

Drea said...

So awesome!!!

ILikePaperCutting said...

the party seems so fun with bright colors and smiling faces around.

ILikePaperCutting said...

oh, gold coins game, who doesn't love gold coins? I would sat there the whole day waiting for the ice to melt.

Deanna said...

Great party! The ice cube game was a great idea to help beat the heat! The cake was awesome...I would have hated tocut it up. :)

Ruby Star said...

that cake is amazing, good stuff. I wouldn't want to cook after that effort either :)

Emily Fay said...

this must have been really the Mega party... a full success and this cake is the insanity;)

greet Marion

silentai. said...

wow! so awesome!
what a fantastic job on the cake!!

Rachel said...

This is amazing!! Will you do my party this year? =P I'm still a kid at heart!! =P

Composing Hallelujahs said...

the coins in ice sounds like a great rainy day activity! :)

Justine said...

so awesome and creative!

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

my husband would like this for HIS birthday!

beautiful cake. i need an aunt susan.

amieggs said...

this is just awsome... I love the ice idea xDDD

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guurrrl said...

I love the gold coins in the block of ice! What a fun summery activity! :D


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The Nerdy Owl said...

OMG I am such a geek at heart and i freakin want this as MY party!!!

angela said...

that is incredible! i will have to make sure my girls don't see this post because there's no way i could recreate that.

Ayie said...

love that cake!

happy bday to your son!!

Janelle said...

Amazing cake!!! So inspiring. :)
Years ago I got some Zachary's Pizza. Incredible stuff!!! Artichoke hearts and feta cheese on the one we had!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Party !

anne-isis said...

what an original idear !!!

KakkuMaa said...

Wow, this cake is so awesome! :)

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