Do you have a video game lover in your house? I happen to have 3! My youngest asked for a Mario inspired birthday party so I looked to Pinterest for some fun ideas. I created this Mario inspired FREE printable party decor, found some awesome game and craft ideas and I cannot wait to share it with you. Watch for another post with video tutorials on a few items. See the bottom of the post for links to all of the products I used.

The backdrop was the focal point of the party table. The cloud paper was a photo backdrop I got on clearance at Joann Fabric. I added some green butcher paper hills and the Mario inspired printable happy birthday banner.

Each guest received a favor box filled with goodies. They included Mario fruit snacks, a pencil. mustaches, Mario stickers and gold coins.

Each box had a printable “Thanks for Playing” favor tag.

Power Up printable treat bag toppers were the perfect addition for the gold coins.

Printable Mario inspired cupcake toppers were added to store bought cupcakes for a sweet treat.

I cut out little mushrooms to add to the front of solid color snack cups I got at the dollar store. An easy way to dress up our popcorn snack.

Water bottle wraps are always a go to for me. I love how easy it is to add the theme to something so basic. The kids love drinking out of them.

 

I saw several different Piranha plant ideas on pinterest but ended up making my own paper fans out of red cardstock and a tube with an oatmeal canister. I will add more details in my next post.

I designed these printable 3D brick and mystery boxes to stack on my party table. They were so much fun! (tutorial coming soon)

Party guests were given a hat and mustache when they arrived. (tutorial coming soon)

For party games we did a Fire and Ice Ball throwing contest. Green bowls from the dollar store were our green tubes. The kids tossed bean bags into the tubes to earn points.

We played pin the mustache on Mario. (Printable file for free at the end of the post)

Stomp the Goomba. I cut paper feet out of cardstock, punched a hole at the back and pulled the knot of the balloon through to make them stand up. I was originally going to add faces to them, but never got it done. Honestly the kids didn’t care. Inside each balloon I put a chocolate gold coin. They they defeated (popped) the Goomba and got a gold coin. Each kid got to stomp 3 Goombas. This was the kid’s favorite game.

Next we knocked over cups with our Yoshi Tongues (party blower). First to knock over every cup won.

We had Mario coloring sheets I printed from free. The kids did this while we were waiting for everyone to arrive. It was a nice activity while we waited.

This last craft I found on Fab Everyday. The kids made piranha plant tubes by coloring a printable piranha plant and gluing it to a craft stick. We cut a slit in the bottom of the cup for the stick to slide up and down. They LOVED this activity. Thanks Fab Everyday for the idea. Check out her post for more Mario Party Ideas.

We played a Mario soundtrack I found on youtube during the party. It was perfect! It also added a fun graphic to the tv. My mantle was decorated with more of the mystery and brick boxes, piranha plant and a mini banner made with printable characters. I added a circle banner I had left from our LEGO inspired party that was the exact same colors.

I hope you enjoyed some of our Mario Inspired party tips. The kids had a blast and took home lots of fun Mario goodies. You can find the FREE Mario inspired printable decor in my shop. It includes everything shown below plus a few extras. If you are wondering where I got most of the non printable items shown above there is a party supply list is below! Comment with how you used the decor and email me any party pics at fivemcreations@gmail.com to possibly have your party featured. Happy party planning!

 

Party Supplies:

Printable party decor: 5M Creations

Red/Green Favor Boxes: Amazon (AD)

Mario Sticker: Amazon (AD)

Mario Party Blowers: Amazon (AD)

Mustaches: Amazon (AD)

Brown Balloons: Amazon (AD)

Yellow Star Balloons: Amazon (AD)

Mario Fruit Snacks: Amazon (AD)

Mario Pencils: Amazon (AD)

Gold Chocolate Coins: Amazon (AD)

 

Not Shown but a few other fun products:

Mario Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (gift for the birthday boy): Amazon (AD)

Mario Paper Plates: Amazon (AD)

Mario Pez Dispenser Favors: Amazon (AD)

Yellow Cake Stand: Amazon (AD)

Red Cake Stand: Amazon (AD)

 

 

April 12th, 2021

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I had so much fun designing this printable superhero party decor for my friend’s daughter. It is so bright and vibrant. Perfect for any girl who loves superheroes! She did such an amazing job creating a social distanced party space. This post includes printables sold in my shop as well as some items from a FREE download. See the bottom of the post for more details.

The party table was layered with all kinds of superhero goodness. This awesome cupcake stand was the perfect addition for any superhero party. It was such a fun backdrop for the superhero cupcake toppers. 

My printable package includes 4 versions of superhero word cupcake toppers. A great way to dress up any party treat.

The party mom created these AMAZING name letters inspired by some of her daughter’s favorite superheroes. These were created using paper mache letters from the craft store, craft paint, and some printable images I am providing FREE below. Create your own!

Since blowing a candle out is not very covid friendly, the mom had this adorable mini cake just for the birthday girl and cupcakes for guests. She created a cake topper using a printable POW word bubble on a stick.

This printable Happy Birthday girl superhero banner was the perfect way to add color to the front of the table and tie everything together. Printable banners are so easy to use. Just print, cut, and string the letters together. Hang anywhere!

More superhero party decor was found at Oriental Trading including these balloons, plates and napkins. The amazing thing was these were purchased after my printable package was designed. They were perfect! You would have thought they were made to go together.

This party set up was a little different than most due to covid. The mom set up individual tables for each of her guest family groups spread out 6ft apart. It was a great way to celebrate with some distance. She put a centerpiece, favor boxes, and water bottles at each table.

Superhero water bottle labels were such an easy way to dress up a simple item for your guests. Just cut, wrap, and secure with adhesive.

Each party box included superhero sunglasses, a rubber duck and lollipop.

This was such an amazing party space! I hope you were inspired to create your own superhero party.

Happy birthday to this superhero unicorn loving girl!

Find the printable package HERE in my shop! It includes everything shown in the next 2 photos.

You can find a matching printable invite in my shop HERE.

Due to their copyright, the items below are not included for sale in my shop. Please enjoy them as a FREE download HERE for personal use only! These are intended to coordinate with all of the other decor as needed.

All printable decor by www.5mcreations.com

Cupcake Stand, Balloons, Plates & Napkins- www.orientaltrading.com

Cape by SuperKidCapes

October 6th, 2020

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This sweet little one had a birthday during quarantine. While they didn’t get to have a big party, her mom had the most adorable smash cake photo session. These are the cutest photos ever!!! That tiny little poodle skirt is ADORABLE! This is such a fun way to celebrate a big milestone birthday.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Logsdon

You can find the printable party sign HERE! I also have TONS of fun party photos using this theme on my blog HERE. Check check them out.

The custom one year stats poster is not yet available in my store. If you are interested please email me at fivemcreations@gmail.com.

September 14th, 2020

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I know I say this a lot but my daughter’s 50’s Party theme (click to see the original party) was the most FAVORITE party I have thrown. There were so many fun details. It has quickly become one of my most popular sellers. I am sharing some customer photos below from several different parties for both boys and girls. I have sold this party many times for retirement or 50 and 60 year old birthday parties also. There is not just one way to use my printable files. This is such a great example of this. You can find the printable package HERE! Enjoy!

September 8th, 2020

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I received the cutest photos from a customer using my printable camping party package. It is one of my favorite party themes. Check out these cute camping party ideas!

See my original camping party HERE! You can find links to all the printable products as well!

September 3rd, 2020

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I have been going back through party photos to find old events I have never shared. This Lego inspired party is one I threw for my twins several years ago. It was so much fun! Check out all the fun details including FREE printable decor below.

I added a few pieces to my mantle to create a cute lego display. A polka dot garland in the party colors, a couple of lego storage pieces (the mini fig head and large green brick, and a fun printable centerpiece. I made a centerpiece holder out of lego bricks.

I set up my main dining room for treats and lego building. 

This fun printable banner has lego patterns on the paper and cute mini fig heads.

Each guest got a mini lego set to build during the party. We watched the LEGO movie while building.

Printable cupcake toppers dressed up homeade cupcakes.

I made these cute mini fig marshmallow pops with large and mini marshmallows and yellow candy melts.

This lego pinata was a cinch to make. A rectangle box and solo cups were wrapped in red crepe paper. I just cut the fringe before wrapping. I left a hole in the top and filled with candy.

Each guest had a bag to collect their pinata candy!

I created these fun treat bag with these lego printable treat bag toppers and brick candy from the bulk candy section.

It was such a fun party building with my boys!

Here is everything you get with the free printable download. Fill in the blank invites included! Enjoy!  CLICK HERE (FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY)

August 17th, 2020

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School looks very different for most families this year, but it can still include a fun first day of school photo no matter where you are doing school. I am sharing 2 First Day of School signs for those first day moments. Create a few fun moments with your child capturing them at this stage. Whether you are at your normal school or schooling from home I hope your little ones have a great year!

Click HERE to download the free signs.

 

August 10th, 2020

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My twins didn’t get to have a party this year due to quarantine so we celebrated later in the summer with a backyard movie night. It was a great way to see a few friends with minimal contact. I set up this fun concessions table with portioned snacks for everyone.

This art cart made a fun drink station for the boys. I added a printable sign and water bottle labels to fit the theme.

We served cupcakes, licorice, popcorn, and of course candy! All the classic movie treats. Each boy came up one at a time to grab their goodies. Even though we were celebrating late we added a fun movie inspired Happy Birthday printable banner to the table.

 

You can find these great popcorn containers on AMAZON HERE (AD) as well. Perfect to use for any movie night at home and they are reusable.

Printable movie cupcake toppers featured film rolls, tickets, popcorn and more. Perfect for a movie night even without a birthday party.

We were lucky enough to borrow this awesome popcorn machine from my parents. Every movie theater needs the smell of freshly popped popcorn.

I created this smaller table to hold carriers for each guest. They were able to carry home any leftovers in their personalized box. I love the banner with oversized cut outs of the movie images.

Both birthday boys had a centerpiece featuring his name on a star.

Each guest received a carrier to hold all of their treats. They were able to hold 2 beverages, popcorn, and several boxes of candy. This helped them keep their items from being mixed up and much less contact. You can find them HERE ON AMAZON (AD). 

This was such a fun summer party set up! We were lucky to have a warm evening to enjoy our movie.

I have been loving these large printable signs as backdrops for my parties. They are a great way to incorporate your theme and they are so easy to use. I get mine printed at a local print shop then mount it on poster board or a large canvas that I use over and over for parties using command strips. Just set it on the table and you have instant decor.

Even without a birthday this is such a fun summer activity. Just skip the birthday banner and create one using the editable files saying Movie Night or any other custom text. Why not set up a family movie night in the backyard? Make it extra special with my printable package! Perfect for an end of summer bash! Find the printables HERE!

I also have a POPCORN party package available in my store for a slightly different look.

Hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer and creating special moments with those around you.

August 7th, 2020

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The sweet little baby this shower was thrown for turned 1 this summer and I thought it was the perfect time to share. Her mama LOVES Elvis my friend and I knew we had to incorporate this into our party without being too cheesy. This was a first girl after 2 boys so we also wanted a soft feminine party. After many brainstorming sessions we decided on Shake, Rattle & Roll. This combo of classic baby images and fun Elvis wording created a fun whimsical baby shower theme.

We used a bottle (Shake), Rattle, and Stroller (Roll) as our images with soft baby pink and mint green accents. I punched my printable Shake Rattle & Roll cupcake toppers out with a scalloped punch for an extra girly touch.

All of the food was Elvis inspired. We used elements from his favorite foods to create out menu. Peanut butter banana bars, coconut macaroons (he loved coconut cake), and lemon meringue parfaits.

We hosted the shower at the bride to be’s church rec room. It was a large space with not great lighting. We made it cozier by using round tables just in one half of the room for guests all focused towards the main table and mom to be’s chair. Each table had either a centerpiece circle in a scalloped pot or diaper cake, mini tissue poms, plus a frame with Elvis lyrics, place settings with a favor, game card, and drink jar.

Cupcake toppers were used on the drink jars as a cute little tag.

We used pink Hershey’s kisses in clear bags tied with a printable favor tag for a sweet treat for each guests to take home.

My friend made these gorgeous diaper cakes for the tables. They were topped with printable centerpiece circles and pink curly ribbons. We wrapped the layers with pink and mint fabric and layers of ribbons. I love how they turned out! Such a pretty decoration and gift for the mom to be.

The last Elvis touch were these adorable blue suede shoes my friend found as a gift for the mama. Such a sweet and special baby shower celebrating baby Presley! Yes you read that right. Baby girl was named Presley after Elvis himself. So fun!

 

Find the printable Shake Rattle & Roll package here!

August 3rd, 2020

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Graduation looks different this year for the Class of 2020 but that doesn’t mean they can’t be celebrated. I am sharing my little sister’s Grad Party we had at my parents’ home for her 2018 Graduation for inspiration. These are all things that can easily be done at home to create a special space to celebrate your Grad. I am also including FREE PRINTABLES as my gift to the Class of 2020! Your accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. Congratulations on your achievements. You deserve to be celebrated.

Nothing on this party table was very hard but put together it creates a fun space celebrating your grad. The 2018 numbers were just cut out of cardstock and layered over some paper fans from the craft store. You can find similar ones here on Amazon (AD).  Add some special treats with graduation printables and a few photos and you have a table that will make your grad feel loved. I also include several banner options in my printable set below. 

Cupcake toppers are a great way to personalize your table. I have made the printables editable so you can put your graduates name. The colors of the tassels have been updated to be all gold so they will work for any school.

This sign was created by printing a photo with the words I am including below and layering it on gold paper from the craft store. A keepsake for the grad in addition to being fun décor.

Balloons in your school color are the perfect addition to the black and white décor.

Add your school color with dipped pretzel rods. Just drizzle with melting chocolate in your color of choice.

These centerpieces were created using die cuts from a cricut but I also include printable centerpiece circles in my FREE Graduation décor set below. The tissue poms were made using gold glitter tulle to add some dimension and sparkle.

While guests cannot fill out wish cards at the party you could send out cards ahead of time to loved ones and have them return them to you. Surprise your grad with a box full of wishes from loved ones who can’t be there to celebrate.

Create a photo banner using school photos from K-12. These congrats balloons are a fun way to celebrate. You can find some similar ones here on Amazon (AD).

Congrats Class of 2020. Enjoy the FREE Printables here in my shop!

 

 

May 19th, 2020

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