Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mario Party...6!


Alex turned 6 last month and despite some setbacks...(the school called and he threw up the day of his birthday party!)...we managed to postpone it and have a little party. He wanted a Mario theme, so we went to work on the planning, with much involvement from his excited siblings. I made the cake...

We had some goody bags...

Stars...

Mustaches!...


And games. The kids came up with every one. First up, "Yoshi's Egg Hunt" with hidden eggs filled with gold coins and candy...


Then "Pin the Mustache on Mario"...


"Boo Finders", where we hid a bunch of "Boo"s in the dark garage and the boys had to find them with flashlights...


They also played "Mario's Freeze Dance Party" complete with black lights in the dark garage. (Where many of them pulled their pants down to see their "glowing" white underwear. They thought it was the funniest thing ever!) Boys will be boys, I guess.
Then the "Chomp Char" pinata, which John worked very hard on.

He was going to make his own patterned after one he saw on the internet until I found a round baseball one and convinced him to just spray paint it. (He was so adorable working on the preparations!)

Love the faces...


Yay!!

Jake, getting into character...

Making a wish pep talk...

Blowing out the candles!...

The gang!

It was a great party.
Hard to beat last year's party and cake!

6 comments:

Kimberley said...

glad that he got to have his party in the end. Great cake Annie x

Karen S said...

I love a good creative birthday party at home. They're my favorite! The cake was amazing. It's fun to see cute boy parties to get ideas for later. It's out of my area of expertise. :)

Marilyn said...

Cute party! It looks so fun. Love the cake and the pinata and the cute Mario picture for the mustache game.

The Lauper Family said...

So cute! Love it.

Mommy Bethy said...

nice party planning, sista!

Isom Crew said...

Hey, found your blog via Paige! Fun! Absolutely love the Mario party. The pinata is superb! Great job!