About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free Mario Party Printables

Ethan requested a Mario themed birthday party this year.  We had a lot of fun at our party, and I had a lot of fun creating decorations, and favor bags for our guests.

All the printables that I used for our party you can find here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzv2Ix2hcPrMakFCZThQZWt3eGs/edit?usp=sharing

The printables include:  wall decorations, napkin ring wrappers, juice box wrappers, Mario favor bag face and hat, fire balls bag topper.

I decorated a wall in my house as a scene from the Mario game.  This became the backdrop for photos with friends, and I set up a bench in front of this wall so he could sit in front of it when opening his gifts.  This was by far his favorite part.  He asked if we could leave it up for a "LONG TIME, because it's so COOL."  

I love Dollar Tree, and a lot of what you see here I purchased there.  The vinyl tablecloth, the streamers, balloons, plates, napkins, and the Mario candies! The Mario centerpiece was purchased at Zurchers.  

Here is a close up of one of the table settings.  I made a the napkin ring and the wrapper for the juice boxes on my computer and printed them off.  The Mario & Luigi hats were made out of foam sheets, very thin elastic, and a glue gun.  

These are the party favor bags.  I purchased the lunch sacks at the Dollar Tree, and cut the top 2.5 inches off of them.  The Mario and Luigi hats, as well as the faces can be found in the PDF printable to print, cut and glue.

I purchased cheese balls at Target in a big container, and scooped them into gift bags.  I created the Fire power top, and then folded down the bag and stapled the tag on top.  The question boxes are filled with Chocolate coins found at the party store, and the Mario gummies I bought at Zurchers.

 Happy Party Planning!