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Playing Super Mario on the original Nintendo with my siblings is something I remember like it was yesterday. In fact, it was not yesterday, it was a very long time ago. Amazingly, Super Mario is still a fan favorite and a great kids Birthday Party theme. Today I’m posting 20 of my favorite Super Mario Party Ideas and including free Super Mario Party Printables.
What is Super Mario?
In case you are a parent that did not grow up playing Mario, here is a quick history lesson. Super Mario was a character created for Nintendo in the early 1980s. The plot of the game is usually pretty simple with Mario and his friends rescuing Princess Peach from a bag guy named Bowser The game usually takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom which is ruled by Princess Peach
Since then Mario, his friend Luigi and his gang of friends have been featured in over 200 different video games. Some of the titles you might hear your kids talk about include Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Mario Maker and more.
The Mario Bros family of games have been available on a variety of gaming consoles including original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch,
What Make Super Mario a Great Party Theme?
There have been so many iterations of Super Mario over the years that it is a theme that can work across age-groups for girls and boys. Mario has a regular crew of friends there is usually at least one character that a child will like. The Mario Brother – Mario and Luigi, Bowser, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Koopa Troopas there is lots to work with.
Also because of the different Mario games on the market, you can take some liberties and tie different videogames into your activities. From Mario Cart to Dr. Mario, he has pretty much done it all!
Free Super Mario Party Supplies
Included in the list of Super Mario Party ideas below are some free printables that I have created for you. These include some free Super Mario Bros Party Invitations, Free Super Mario Party Printables and a free Nintendo Favor Box. ‘
All of the freebies below are available for download in the Freebie Library. From the freebie library, you will get access to over 150 different printables and craft templates.
Free Super Mario Invitations
The Party Invitations include two templates. The first template is a blank template that you can customize with your text on the computer. The second is a template that you can print out and handwrite your details onto
Once you download the set, all you have to is print, cut out and you are ready to go! Super simple and a great way to have a themed party without the added expense.
Free Nintendo Favor Box
If you are looking for a fun favor to send your guests home with, download this free Nintendo Gameboy Favor box. The post includes easy to follow instructions, so this is a super simple craft. It is also a great way to get the kids involved in your Super Mario birthday planning.
Super Mario Bros Party Ideas with Party Printables
A list of ideas of everything you need to host an amazing Super Mario Party. From Super Mario Invitations, printables, decorations, games and favors. We have you covered.
Start your party planning by inviting friends on the day of your child's party. Send a Super Mario Bros inspired invitation to them. I created this Free Super Mario Bros Party Invitation for everyone to use. Feel free to customize the template with your own wording and details.
Decorate your place and food with another freebie I created. This matches with the Super Mario Bros party invitation. The printables include Mario party banner, cupcake topper, cupcake wrapper, soda/bottle wrapper, and thank you cards!
Another fun and easy way to decorate your place for a Super Mario Bros themed party is to purchase star foil balloons and add some eyes to make it look like the famous Super Star in Super Mario Bros game.
For your party table set up, you can get inspiration from this perfectly organized Super Mario party table set up. Mix and match the colors blue, red, yellow, and green to fill in the table with Super Mario vibes.
An easy food idea to prepare for Super Mario Bros party is this marshmallow pops. It's very easy to prepare. All you need is marshmallow dipped with red-colored chocolate to create the mushroom/toad characters in Super Mario game.
For the party activities, you can prepare a punch-the-coin-block game for the kids. Make the famous "? Block" using a small box and fill it in with treats like chocolate gold coins. The kids will be excited punching the block as rewards will fall down.
For the party favor box, you can use our free Nintendo Game Boy Favor Box template to create this cute favor box. Fill it in with treats or Super Mario Bros mini toys.
There you have it, 20 amazing Mario Party ideas. Leave a comment below if you have any other fun Mario idea that we should check out. If you plan on using our free printables, be sure to let me know if you have any issues.