Alden’s Mario Party

For his “topic” as he kept calling it, this year Alden asked for a Mario party. I asked him if he wanted us to borrow a Wii and just play Wii games the whole party or do real life sized Mario games and he picked the latter. I was kind of hoping this time for the easy route, but he really wanted this so we did it.

So we made an obstacle kind of course with the things being loosely based on the Mario Bros game. (Which speaking of that Alden always says Bros not Brothers and it cracks me up every time). So we timed the kids for a little healthy competition 🙂

First you fished for Cheep Cheep fish. (This is Ben fishing)
Fishing for Cheep Cheep Fish

Then you did the Boo Bean Bag toss. (Dane tossing)
bean bag boo

Then you jumped over the “pipes”, grabbed coins off the floor and hit each hanging block. (Alden looooved this part! He made all the pipes 🙂 )
Mario Course

Then pinned the mustache on Mario. (Carter pining)
Pin the mustache on MArio

Then you were supposed to stomp the Goombas….
The Goombas
But most boys just did this cause it was faster.
Stomping on the Goomba

Then outside for Yoshi’s egg hunt.
Yoshi

He had asked for a pinata, but I frankly just didn’t get to it. At first he wanted a Bowser one, which I quickly said no too! Then we switched to boo then lastly to the chain chomper which would have been good to do but I just didn’t get the time. That and he wanted Mario hats for all the boys. Both which I had all intentions to do but I just didn’t. (I explained to Alden that I just didn’t have the time and he was fine with it. And then LUCY right after the party said to me, “Wait where are all the hats you were going to sew for all the kids??” )

The cake was an item box.
the cake

Alden & His Item box cake

And with all the candy I had bought for the pinata, I came up with this instead and for their favors they filled bags with candy to take home.
Treats
And all the other food….
Bomb Bombs
Yoshi
More treats
All the guests…
The whole gang
To end the party, we borrowed our neighbors Wii and the boys played a little bit.
Wii at the end

I am glad it is over 🙂

  • October 17, 2011 - 8:56 am

    The Steed's - Coming from a family of all girls, I am going to have to learn about Mario and other video games. Right now I control the “topics”, but I am sure that will change soon. Great job, looks like they had fun!

  • October 17, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Shelley - Daine had the best time, Rhonda! Looks like so much fun – you’re amazing 🙂

  • October 17, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Lisa C - I was looking at the mario themed cupcakes that you had pinned and josh saw over my shoulder and announced “that’s what I want for my birthday!” Thanks for all the good ideas.

  • October 17, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Marie - I am so glad you posted this! Especially the obstacle course part. Carter kept telling me you had made big green pipes, and they had to knock blocks and get gold coins, but as much as I tried, I couldn’t get my head around his descriptions. This is great.

    Did I tell you Maxwell has asked to have a Mario party when he turns 6? (That’s right, he has requests for two birthdays, not just his next one). I am sure I will be lifting a few ideas.

    Oh – and Dirk wants me to invite you over for an afternoon so you can teach me how to make Mario’s Donuts. seriously, any time that would work for you will work for me.

  • October 17, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    Mike and Jodi - Awesome party Rhonda!

  • October 17, 2011 - 8:45 pm

    KellyLady - Great party Rhonda! And Alden is all legs, arms, knees and elbows! Boys at this age crack me up!

  • October 17, 2011 - 10:11 pm

    Stacy - What a cool party!! So fun!! My son would love that. My favorite was the pipes, coins, and jumping to hit boxes. 🙂 You’re such a fun mom.

  • October 17, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    Christal - you are amazing!! Kolten loved it! Thanks:)

  • October 17, 2011 - 11:17 pm

    AKutarna - super cute!

  • October 18, 2011 - 6:28 am

    DeeMomof6 - Tommy wants a Mario Party for his birthday next year and I showed him what you did here and He LOVES it. I can’t wait to set this up for him. Thanks for sharing it. You are amazing especially doing it with a new little one too.

  • October 18, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    Crystal - You do the most amazing parties!! Your kids are going to have the BEST memories from these events. And with a tiny baby too – you win for this week’s Super Mom contest :))

  • October 20, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Alysha - what a great party! i love the candy jars 😉

  • October 23, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    Abby Metz - Awesome!

  • October 26, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    Connie Nichol - oh my goodness, how you pulled this off with a little baby? I stand in absolute awe. Way to go Rhonda!!! But don’t kill yourself girl, it’s okay to take the simple way sometimes!

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