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Hi Friends! Easton is 5! I’m so excited to share the details from his recent Super Mario Birthday Party. Much like Sawyer’s Pokemon birthday celebration a few weeks ago, this was a very small family gathering. Even though we couldn’t celebrate with all of our friends this year, I still tried to make Easton’s party packed full of fun and all things Super Mario. To say that Easton likes Super Mario Bros would be a complete understatement…he’s absolutely LOVES it! He always says he wishes he could be in his favorite video games so I had to make that happen with some fun themed foods and a gigantic Nintendo Switch backdrop.
In an effort to try to make Easton’s birthday a really special and memorable day, I created a bunch of fun Super Mario themed DIYs, games and foods. This post was getting a little lengthy as I was describing everything so I decided to separate it out into individual step-by-step tutorial posts. Below are direct links to these posts if you want to skip right to the DIY tutorials.
Super Mario Coin Box Punch Boxes
DIY Nintendo Switch Party Backdrop
Super Mario Toad Birthday Cake
Yoshi Egg Hunt
Super Mario Birthday Party Food
We had lots of sweet treats at our Super Mario birthday party. The menu consisted of a Super Mario Toad birthday cake, Goomba chocolate cakes, coin box yellow jello, and chocolate foil wrapped coins. I made the Goombas with a poop emoji pan and leftover cake batter from Easton’s toad cake. I added the facial features with black modeling chocolate and white fondant. Similar to Sawyer’s Pikachu cake, I made Easton’s Toad birthday cake as a sculpted cake made from a giant cupcake pan. Here is a full detailed tutorial of how I made the Toad cake>>
Super Mario Birthday Party Games
Yoshi Egg Hunt
I created two Super Mario themed games for Easton at his celebration. The first was a Yoshi Egg Hunt. This past Easter I made a surprise Easter egg hunt doorstep drop-off for our friends and it was a lot of fun! So I decided a similar Yoshi egg hunt would be a cute activity for Easton to do on his birthday. When he first walked into the backyard he saw that Yoshi had landed in a hot air balloon and left a note that said he hid his eggs in the yard. He was so excited! It was so sweet to watch him race around the yard looking for all of Yoshi’s eggs. Also, after the egg hunt is over you can arrange the eggs around the party and they double as adorable party decorations! Here is a full step-by-step tutorial of how to make the Yoshi eggs>>
Super Mario Coin Box punch boxes
The second activity — and I think my favorite DIY from Easton’s celebration— was the Super Mario coin box punch boxes that I made for him. Since Sawyer’s birthday is only 3 weeks before Easton’s I just held on to the “poke-a-ball” punch boxes that I made for him. I repurposed the boxes into a row of coin boxes that Easton could punch from underneath (just like Mario does in the game) but instead of coins popping out, Easton got his birthday gifts! Here is a step-by-step tutorial of how I made these coin box punch boxes>>
Super Mario Birthday Party Decorations
I loved making all of the DIY party decorations for Easton’s celebration. The huge Nintendo Switch backdrop was definitely the hero. I also cut clouds out of white foam board and added eyes to yellow mylar star balloons to complete the look. In addition, I also made DIY Piranha Plants out of red paper plate chargers, white paper dots, green pool noodles and green felt. They were so simple to assemble and really made a big impact! I created a full step-by-step tutorial of how I made the oversized Nintendo Switch. You can check it out here>>
Happiest birthday wishes to my sweet Super Mario-loving boy! Easton, you are the most caring and kind little boy. You love animals and your family so much (especially your big brother Sawyer). You are so creative & imaginative and I thank God everyday that he gave me you! It is the greatest gift to be your mom and to have the privilege to watch you learn, grow and have fun each day. You fill our days with so much joy!! We love you so very much!
I hope you enjoyed Easton’s Super Mario Birthday Party! If you use any of these ideas, I’d love to see them! Please tag me on Instagram. I love connecting with all of you and seeing your awesome celebrations!
SHOP THIS PARTY:
I’d love to help you make recreating this party a breeze. The links below will get you on your way to your own Super Mario Birthday Party in no time! (*affiliate links)
Poop Emoji Cake Pan* (for Goomba Cakes)
Inflatable Yoshi Costume*
Mario Hat and Gloves*
Luigi Hat and Gloves*
Video Game Backdrop* (for Nintendo Switch DIY)
Photo Backdrop Frame* (used for Nintendo Switch DIY)
Jumbo Plastic Eggs* (for Yoshi Egg DIY)
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Hello! Your decorations are amazing! Would you mind sharing how you made the piranha plant?
Thank you so much for your message and kind words! I made the DIY Piranha Plants out of red paper plate chargers, white paper dots, green pool noodles and green felt. I started by cutting a “v” shape out of the red paper charger. Then, I glued white construction paper dots and an edge around the “v” shape onto the red charger. Then, I cut a slit in the top of a green pool noodle and slid the red charger inside. Next, I cut green leaves out of felt and attached them to the base of the pool noodle. Lastly, I stuck the noodle in a tall container and filled it with rocks and sand to make it heavy enough to not be blown over.
That’s it! 🙂 I hope this helps!
Have a great day! Thanks again!