Once at the party, the kids jumped into the pool immediately. They had a fabulous time swimming and splashing around.
After swimming, it was time for a snack.
Boys received a Mario Cap while girls received a Princess Peach Crown. I had sewn enough so that if the kids wanted a different hat, there would be enough, but no one complained. You can go here to read more about the caps I made.
The caps and crowns were a big hit!
The kids loved wearing them and were excited to take them home.
After a quick meal, the kids enjoyed a game of Mario or two, another game I had spent hours making.
We used gummy bears to mark the cards. It was perfect because they stuck to the cards. With winds at 18mph, the kids cards remained in tacked.
After a few games of Mario, the kids enjoyed Yoshi's Egg hunt. I made the sign and stuffed the eggs with candy and chocolate coins.
The kids were given green buckets which were to resemble the pipes in the Super Mario games. I added some name tags so the kids can identify their buckets from each other.
After receiving their buckets, kids ran quickly to retrieve their eggs.
Immediately afterward, the kids had to examine their eggs.
It was now time for cupcakes. E helped me prepare the cupcakes with the toppers I made. We wanted to have it ready before the party, but the winds were so heavy, we were afraid, it would get knocked over. Learn how to make the cupcake stand here.
Happy Birthday E!!!
E with his green mustache.
While they munched on their cupcakes, the kids enjoyed their scratch cards. I had made these scratch cards weeks prior, but waited for a head count before adding the scratch stickers to the cards in order to conceal the winning card. I wanted to make sure we had two winners. The kids chose their cards based on their favorite character.
...and the the winners were:
After cupcakes, we ended the party with some water balloons.
I had designed, printed and folded these question mark boxes filled with chocolate coins, but in the hustle and bustle of things, I forgot to hand them out. oops!
At the end of the day, it didn't matter. The kids had a fantastic time and made great memories. Hearing several kids mention this was the best birthday party ever made all the hard work in preparing for this party well worth it.
Happy Birthday E! I hope you had a wonderful day.