I get to be mom to my crazy, smart, amazing little guy and his fourth birthday was something to celebrate! He wanted a Mario party even though I had been Pinning and planning a superhero party and so Mario was what he got! I started looking through Pinterest for ideas and found some awesome inspiration and some great printables. I took a day off work to get things done and with the help of Gordon and Shelley, we pulled it off. Austin was thrilled and told me that he loved it...and that is why I do the crazy birthday party thing....
We had Mario inspired cookies:
|Snickerdoodles (hand shaped into the Toad)|
|Stars and Yoshi eggs are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing|
|Printables for the cupcakes, juice boxes and water bottles can be found here|
Gordon made three Mario `Karts` out of boxes and set up a course in the back yard. The kids took turns with the karts but that didn`t stop them from all running at the same time! They each got a mushroom coin purse and won gold coins every time they raced.
Then while the parents warmed up with coffee and devoured the nacho dip, the kids ate cupcakes and opened gifts.
Any day that involves my boy looking that happy is a day that is worthwhile.