Max recently turned 8 and asked for a Mario Party! This one was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun. I ran short on time because we had a few conflicts with the date so I ended up doing a Facebook invite.
We decided, of course, we had to save Princess Peach so we dreamed up a Mario-themed quest for our guests.
It started with a Yoshi egg hunt in the yard where the kids found hidden plastic eggs full of gold coins! Once all the eggs were collected it was down to the Dungeon! (Aka the basement!)
For snacks we had fire balls, piranha plant fruit kabobs, bananas, popcorn, and cheese and crackers. Since I went all out on decorations I kept the cake simple and just made mushroom cupcakes by sticking upside down white chocolate chips into colored frosting. Easy!
Lucy wasn’t as excited about helping with this party but she did draw these for the front door, and I thought she did a great job. Her 11th birthday is the next up and she says she doesn’t want a party. My heart is broken but I’m still holding out hope she will change her mind in the next two weeks.