Never have a pair of pixelated brothers been as well-loved as Mario and Luigi. These super plumbers have been on a mission to rescue Princess Peach from the evil Bowser since the mid-80s and their popularity isn’t waning anytime soon. Although the franchise has come a long way since the side-scrolling adventure of the original, the characters, villains and power-ups are recognized by players of all ages. Super Mario reunites families as the original players are now parents and their kids are just as into these classic characters as their parents. With so many different additions to the Super Mario franchise, there’s a game for everyone to enjoy.
Make everyone’s childhood birthday party dreams come true with a super duper Super Mario Party! Follow our guide that features many of the memorable characters, icons and actions and throw a super party for your favorite little gamer.
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Super Mario Party Invitations
Make sure friends go for the gold coins and watch out for the Koopa Troopas when receiving this adorable personalized invite to your Super Mario party!
Super Mario Party Decorations
Decorate your space from high and low with balloons in all the right places! Tip: don’t overlook that green recycling can in your garage! It might make the perfect pipe for your Mario airwalker to fit the theme!
Watch out for the chain chomper under the table that you can easily make this with a black paper lantern, a paper chain made of cardstock and a recycled box.
The birthday child will love seeing their name up in lights, or in this case, stars, with a garland featuring their name draped on the front of the dessert table!
When it comes to sitting down and chowing down, dress your table and dress your guests! Top a Super Mario Brothers tablecloth with themed plates, napkins and personalized water bottle wrappers. Leave fun extras at each place setting, like these paper hats where friends can decide to be Luigi or Mario, and colorful blowouts to entertain them while the food is being passed out.
If you have the space and time use pixel-like Post-it® notes to make a Mario Mural reminiscent of his animated world. We have a tutorial and templates to make this 16’x9′ Super Mario World Mural with white, black, red, blue and green Post-it® notes.
Super Mario Party Food and Drink
When it’s time to power up, friends can head over to the dessert table to refuel. Tip: with such a long legacy game full of lots of popular characters, villains, destinations, and recognizable vegetation, the dessert table is a great place to feature them all with creative food choices!
Skip the cake and instead dish out Luigi’s Italian Ice for a unique spin on the birthday song dessert!
Dip marshmallows I red chocolate and turn them into mushroom pops that you can easily display in a green tin bucket, a play on the popular pipes Mario uses to transport locations.
Transform your basic store bought pudding cup into a piranha plant with the help of free printables on a green spoon.
Friends will feel invincible when biting into your easy-to-create-and-decorate Rice Krispies Super Star treats.
Turn boring old chocolate donut holes into adorable Bob-ombs from the video game with the help of some M&Ms, a pretzel or goldfish cracker and some decorative icing!
When it times to wash it all down, let them do it with coordinating water bottle labels you can personalize with a special birthday message!
Super Mario Party Activities
Game on! When your guests are ready to press start and get active set up some gaming stations to let them try out different activities.
- Slap the blindfold on, have a spin and see if you can correctly power up to defeat Bowser!
- Impress the newbies with some original gameplay when hooking up your Nintendo system to play the original Super Mario Brothers!
- Take turns swinging a bat to see what’s inside of that Goomba pinata!
Super Mario Party Favors
In the classic gameplay, Mario hopped on bricks and was on the hunt for special bricks with question marks so send your guests home with this classic block filled with goodies! Tip: tie on some red and blue latex balloons featuring your favorite brothers so guests see them from afar.
You can choose to fill it with chocolate covered coins or stuff it a Super Mario Brothers themed rubber bracelet, puzzle cube, and tattoos. Add in some Super Mario themed treats, like fruit snacks and PEZ dispensers featuring the classic characters and finish it off with a personalized tag.
Your Super Mario adventure awaits! We hope these epic party ideas help to save the day.
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