The recent release of Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a reminder of the popularity of a franchise that’s entertained children young and old for decades. Now, it’s capturing the imaginations of a new generation, making it a coveted party theme among kiddos. With so many characters, worlds, and themes, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration for a memorable, ‘powered-up’ celebration.
Join us as we look at some Wonder-ful ideas on how to 1UP your Super Mario party planning including how to pick the perfect party decor, Super Mario themed party food and some themed games and activities.
Star Power Décor
You cannot go wrong with the classic Super Mario colors: blue, red, green, and yellow. Use this color scheme for balloons and streamers, table décor, and centerpieces. Yellow star balloons with eyes can represent the ‘Super Star’ power-up, white lanterns can be turned into ‘Boo Ghosts,’ and yellow paper plates hung all around can represent gold coins.
Have a kiddo who loves Princess Peach or Toadette? A pink, purple, and white color scheme with some green and blue as accent colors can make for a unique Super Mario theme.
If your little one is more into the racing Mario Kart game, add checkered flags in the form of garlands, napkins, and tablecloths. Orange cones can be a great accent, and a racetrack that runs throughout your venue can make it extra fun. You can also add white question marks to yellow favor bags to turn them into ‘Mystery Boxes’ or label blue favor bags with black and white ‘POW’ to represent the power boxes.
If DIY is not your style or don’t have quite enough time to prepare, don’t fret. There are countless party décor offerings at brick-and-mortar stores, such as Party City, or online.
Super Fun Food
The sky’s the limit when it comes to creative food for your little one’s Super Mario bash. A good supply of snacks can help keep the kiddos nourished during the festivities. Here are some of my favourite ideas:
- Cups of cheeseballs labeled ‘Fire Balls’ are sure to be a hit.
- Square rice crispy treats turned into ‘Mystery Boxes’ by adding white frosting question marks.
- Make chocolate pudding cups (use transparent cups) or cupcakes to look like ‘Goombas.’
- Cupcakes and cookies can also be decorated as mushrooms, stars, ‘Bowser’ shells, or ‘Yoshi’ eggs for cute and delicious treats.
- Green grape skewers topped with strawberries to look like ‘Piranha Plants’ can be a yummy and healthy option.
- Sandwiches can also be cut into stars and make for a light, delicious meal. Or, how about star-shaped pizza bites?
For party favors, gold chocolate coins can keep with the theme and full-size, flat candy bars can be decorated into vintage Nintendo controllers.
Super Mario Birthday Cake
Of course, no party can be complete without a birthday cake. Here, the options can range from a simple cake in the Super Mario colors and a character cake topper, to an elaborate, multi-tiered cake decorated with ‘Warp Pipes,’ clouds, and characters, to a Princess Peach castle topper, or a ‘Rainbow track’ cake.
With so many possibilities, you’ll have difficulty choosing one.
Level-Up Your Games and Activities
There is no shortage of fun games and activities for your Super Mario celebration, here are a few that I think are great fun and “in theme”.
- Have fun with a ‘Pin the Mustache on Mario (or Luigi)’ game, you can find this easily on Amazon or Etsy.
- Use green buckets as ‘Warp Pipes’ for a fun bean bag toss game.
- Decorate tin cans as different Super Mario characters for a ‘Super Mario Character’ toss game.
- Decorate ping pong balls as ‘Yoshi’ eggs for an exciting scavenger hunt.
- If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also decorate small cardboard boxes to look like bricks, ‘Power-Ups,’ and ‘Mystery Boxes’ for an entertaining obstacle course or to use as building blocks.
Going for a Mario Kart theme? Make cardboard boxes into simple race cars, each one a different color, and tie matching balloons to the back. Have fun watching the kiddies race around!
There is no shortage of Super Mario theme party ideas! Have fun with it and let your imagination take you back to your childhood.
According to Nintendo Power (The Nintendo Magazine) it is on the 11th of October.
This one we know for sure.. Luigi Mario was born on the 11th of October, 1980 to Pauline and Mario in the Mushroom World city of Brooklyn, Italy.