ETA: The piranha plant head is a tomato container from the dollar store. I just cut it in half and glued it together with white felt around the edges and white stickers. Hope that helps.
Finally, finally HOORAY!! Our computer has been giving us such grief lately, and when it decides to have a temper tantrum it just shuts off, and won’t turn back on until it’s ready. Weird I know. So it’s been very difficult to edit pictures and do blog posts with such a temperamental piece of equipment. But so far so good, it’s been kind to me this morning and I managed to finally get Hunter’s birthday pictures edited and ready to blog about.
His theme was Super Mario and I had a blast making the details for this. From the table décor to the cake I must say it’s been one of my favorites to date! (but don’t I always say that…)
dark mint chocolate Mario mustaches
paper boxes with bricks I printed from the internet and glued to the sides.
golden coins for Mario to gather
My piranha plant. He’s got red hot tamales in his mouth like the fire balls he shoots. I made this all by myself, and was very proud of how it turned out.
little boo ghosts floating around the ceiling.
I made these adorable perler bead characters from the Mario game. They took hours to make, but I really loved the way they looked.
we drank 7-up, like Mario having 7 lives
I cut green AstroTurf to use as placemats, like the green grass in the Mario game.
I baked 143 baby cupcakes for Hunter’s cake.
and made an 8-bit Mario
someone liked the blue ones best!
We can hardly believe our oldest is 9, how fast the time is going. Before we know it, this one will be 9 too!