Game Truck. I can't remember whose party post I saw this on, but when I did, I knew we had to have it.
It's a truck tricked out with the latest games and game consoles and it comes to your house. Genius! Pulled up right in front, the boys piled right on in, and for 2 hours, they were gone. I don't mean the truck left, I mean I saw not one of them, save a few thirsty ones.
Since he is totally obsessed with Mario (as is every boy his age) it was a perfect place to start.
So I got this crazy idea to make a backdrop that looked like classic Mario. My clever sister in law said next time I should make it look like a giant TV screen. I totally thought of that but I'm learning to rein in the crazy. The clouds are made from batting and the bricks are foamcore squares covered in brick paper and all hung with fishing line.
I love social networking because it really came through on this party. These awesome printables? Literally, a last minute find from Amy's Party Invites. I mean that, I found her 3 days before the party. I know. I couldn't find any Mario printables but I have faith. I found her through her Mario party post on Catch My Party, and it was kismet.
Paper Nook and her personalized, draw string bags. These are a custom design, and came out perfect. Inside are a candy Wii remote, gold coins, a Mario pencil and a hacky sack.
Stix N Pops.
Cute As A Fox Creations and of course I did them. They are sitting on a toolbox because, hello, Mario and Luigi are plumbers.
Jenny Cookies before, love her parties! She knocked the cookies out of the park. Seriously, all inhaled.
Cash & Carry does not help me. What? You don't know about them? Restaurant items in bulk like carryout containers, candy, and oh yeah, pizza boxes! We served individual pizzas in each one, and how did we know the difference? I put a cheese/pepperoni sticker on each one.
Video game truck - Game Truck
Mario party printables - Amy's Party Invites
Mario cookies - Jenny Cookies
Marshmallow pops - Stix N Pops
Favor bags - Paper Nook
Pizza boxes, styrofoam bowls - Cash & Carry
Mustache candy molds, paper straws - Bake It Pretty
Brick patterned paper - Michael's