Monday, October 1, 2012

Mario Birthday Party with Free Printables!

"It's-a-Mario!"  My son Tyler had a great Mario birthday party!  

Next to drawing the Mario head, my biggest challenge was coming up with a way to decorate my son's choice of a jello cake in the Mario theme.  I settled on coloring most of the whipped topping blue and left a little white to make the clouds.  Easy fix.  I used a old original Betty Crocker recipe to make the cake---it was delicious:

Silver White Cake

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening ( I used stick butter)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites

Mix dry ingredients together.  Then gently stir in milk, vanilla and egg whites.  Pour into greased pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Makes one 9x 13 or two round 8 or 9 1/2"

Then in order to make it a jello cake... First I let the cake cool.  Then I poked holes all over the top of the cake.  I followed the package directions to make a strawberry jello, and poured it on the top of the cake, then let it set in the fridge for about 3 hours.  Finally I topped it with the whipped topping about 1 hour before serving.

Mario star sugar cookies were a hit!  I loved the recipe I found here.

Tyler has always been my child to make thousands of "funny" faces when we try to take his picture.  No "normal" smiles for this kid. :0)

Happy Birthday Tyler!!!!

Planning a Mario Party soon?  Enjoy the free Mario Party Printables set.  It includes the Happy Birthday banner, cupcake toppers, Mario stars, Mario head, and more.

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  1. Awesome ideas! Thanks a million for the free printables.

  2. I'm dong a Mario party this weekend and have really enjoyed your pintable's. Thank you!

  3. Your printable will work perfectly at the party this weekend. Thank you!

    1. Yay! So glad to be able to help. Trust you had a great party!!


  4. Just wanted to say "Thank you". I came across your site through pinterest while looking for ideas for my son's birthday. All the printables were perfect for the party decorations.

  5. Just wanted to say "Thank you". I came across your site through pinterest while looking for ideas for my son's birthday. All the printables were perfect for the party decorations.

  6. for the icing use 1 tub whipped topping 1 box vanilla pudding 1 pkg jell0 and 2 tsp vanilla mix together and spread on cake. Its yummy!!

  7. thanks for the free printables. I am gonna use the the Mario and stars for cupcake toppers for our youth group banquet. We had a Super Summer Challenge and Mario was one of our teams. It will be great

  8. Thank you for the printables! So nice of you to share!

  9. Thanks for the free printable! The perfect thing to "accessorize" my Mario Halloween costume (my 5 y/o is going to be Luigi). The things moms do....

  10. Thank you for the free printables. The ones on Etsy were really expensive!

  11. I know a lot of these comments are old but thanks for the freebies! I'm helping my aunt throw my cousin his 4th birthday soon. She's not much of a DIY girl like I am, so these help a lot! Thanks

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