Name: Elliott (6)
Location: New York, NY
My son is completely obsessed with Super Mario Bros., so I decided to recreate the game in real life. I made the invitations so the 1UP mushroom would pop up when you pulled the tab.
I used yellow plastic plates, hot glue and fishing line to make a coin garland and for the Pick-a-Coin game; yellow and maroon wrapping paper to make coin and bricks blocks; and balloons and white labels for chomps and piranha plants.
For the snacks and treats table, I painted round boxes to look like the pipes in the game. I also wrapped juice boxes in maroon paper and stacked them to look like brick blocks and made mini coin blocks with card stock. I made piranha plant pops out of fondant, lollipops and brownie bites.
Activity-wise, the kids played Musical Coin and Brick Blocks, Chomp Bop, Design a Mario Kart, Power-up Mushroom Pass and Pick-a-Coin (prizes were inside each coin, which were made from plastic plates).
Thanks Ellen! Readers, see more of Elliott's fab party at Celebrate the Big & Small.
(Images: Celebrate the Big & Small)