Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to Have a Mario Party! Treasures and Trinkets Linky Party!

Welcome to Treasures and Trinkets Linky Party! Link up something you love, then link back to me.  Yep, it’s that easy!

You’re invited! (to see what we did for our Mario party!) I promise this is the last Mario party post! lol
These are the invitations we used for my son’s 10th birthday party!  We got them from Amazon for $3.59 for 8.

Mario invitation

I decided I wanted to make the little brick boxes the coins pop up out of on all the Mario games.  I found a printable cut-out HERE, and enlarged it a little on my computer.


All you do is put a little glue on all tabs, except the lid and you end up with this….


I put a few chocolate coins in each box…it was a HUGE hit!


I think it turned out really cute!


I knew my son wanted to do a craft at his party, so I went to the Dollar Tree and picked up these cups for a buck each.

cup craft

The top unscrews like this……..

cup craft

Then you can decorate the paper insert …..
cup craft insert paper

We used these…..

Mario Stickers

so the cups would look like this………

Mario craft

I also found an image of Mario and wrote Happy Birthday…


then, I printed them and cut them out and used them as candy bar wrappers…perfect for the little snack sized Hershey bars!…

Hershey Mario Candy wrapper

I ordered these favor boxes from the same people on Amazon that had the invitations. $2.99 for four, so I bought two packs.

favor boxes

Here’s the loot we put in them! Most of it’s from the Dollar Tree!

          favor boxes loot!

Remember these? If you’re new to my blog, you can find the tutorial to make these HERE.

Mario and Luigi birthday party

I even found this Mario candy at the Dollar Tree…who knew!

mario candy from Dollar Tree

I used some low pile, fake fur to cut out mustaches and then sprayed the back with repositionable adhesive like this…..

mario mustaches

I sprayed it on some wax paper so they wouldn’t stick…


Here is our table setting…please excuse the pictures, the lighting was really funky that day for some reason.  I used a blue table cloth from the Dollar Tree and red plates and cups, which I layered with blue napkins and also blue cutlery. I had there little coin boxes and hats at each place setting too.  I bought some little scatter stars on clearance at Party City for .50 and sprinkled them around.

Mario party table

Our centerpiece came from Amazon as well..same people as the other stuff above.  They had some really cute stuff!


I used a printable from the web as a “placemat”.  It’s of Mario and Luigi….I just googled Mario print out and found it.  If you’d like my tutorial on how to make the hat, go HERE.

          place setting for Mario party

For a little extra added fun, I drew Mario and Luigi and had my little man color them, I think they turned out sweet and now he has them in his room.  I just hung them up on the blinds in our dining room.

Mario drawing
Luigi drawing

Here are the VERY well behaved group of boys that came to my son’s party!  They just found their Mario and Luigi lollipops…just look at those smiles!
Mario birthday party

We fed the boys pizza……….

and Mario mushroom cupcakes! For the tutorial on this go HERE.
mario mushroom cupcakes

My little man received SO many cool presents, but I think his favorites were the stuffed Mario, Luigi and Yoshi that his dad and I found him. (also on Amazon! lol)  Can you tell he likes them…look at that face!

Last picture, I promise!  This is the group with their hats, mustaches and silly faces, they really had a ball and I had so much fun putting all this together for my guy~!
mario gang

SO!~ what have you been up to?  Link up something, I’d love to see what you’ve been doing. 
By the way, I have to apologize for not posting as much as normal, I’ve just been SUPER busy.  I’ll be doing some posts soon on a project I’m working on…it’s HUGE and you’re gonna love it!~ Well, at least I’m loving it and it’s not even done! Can’t wait to share!


Gloria Fox said...

What a super cute party. I've been super busy also with the day job, so not a lot of posting and I've been been changing the name of my blog, which is a lot more difficult than I thought. Got a few projects I'm working on and will have new posts also to share on your next linky party!

Sara S. said...

Looks like it was a really fun party!

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Hey Missy, long time no see! I finally have a post that'll work on T&TT, and you've got the party of the year on!



Diann said...

Hi Missy!
Well, this just looks like it was such fun party! you did a great job and creating all the special details for the boys!

Christie said...

Hi Missy,
I linked earlier today and thought it didn't link up, it said an error occured and I tried several times with the same message at the linky. I'm glad to join in on the fun...and Thank you for hosting this event and I will edit my post to link to you and and also link you in my sidebar too :)
Loved your Mario boys would have loved a party like that when they were young...they probably still would love one for that matter! lol!
Have a great night...thanks again for visiting my blog...
Big hugs,

Kelly said...

I am LOVING all the Mario stuff! I looooved that game as a kid. The bricks you did with the coin candy inside is just amazingly perfect!


Robyn said...

Missy! OH that party looks like FUN! So many CREATIVE ideas! YOU totally rocked Mario and Luigi! The boys sure looked like they had fun! Can't wait to see what BIG project you are working on...

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Wow, you sure know how to throw a party. It looks like all the little guys had a blast. Thanks for stopping by, I'm feeling a little better each day. There is no hurrying this one along. Have a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see what your working on...

gertie @ The Old Block House said...

What an incredible party! My nephew would love this. The mustaches turned out great.

Fairfield House said...


What a great party! He will always remember it and how much his momma loves him to put so much attention to detail into it! Love the photograph of all the boys in their 'staches!

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