Best friends who share the same name, same birthday month, and same favorite hobby were surprised with a fabulous party hosted by their moms (one mom being Jennifer, of Banner Events)!  Jacob and Jacob had a dual birthday celebration focusing on all things MARIO!   Game ON!

Jennifer contacted Lauren McKinsey Designs to design an entire party collection full of bright Mario-inspired colors and patterns on the banner, invitations, favor tags, and more!  LMD delivered!!  From the minute the guests walked in the door, they knew they were in for a treat!

 Jennifer styled the dessert table to resemble the scenery in the game, and she thought of so many clever details!  I LOVE how Jennifer used CapriSun boxes that were spray-painted to look like bricks for the backdrop.  PVC piping from the hardware store was cut, assembled and painted to look like the famous green tubes Mario goes down.  Red and white polka dotted pirahna plants were created from spray painted styrofoam balls & terra cotta pots. 

The Birthday Boys look pretty excited about their dessert table and fantastic party!

Bright, cheery cupcakes, cookies, decorated pretzel sticks, and custom-wrapped candybars added to the fun of the dessert table! 

There was also a table set up for the guest to pick up their game passes~ and a chocolate mustache just like Mario’s!  Got game?

Each guest also received his own chocolate Wii remote and coins (like the coins Mario earns in the game!)- see, I told you Jennifer thought of so many clever details!!

The guests also had plenty of Power-Up Water on hand!

Favor boxes were polka-dot gable boxes tied with a favor tag and labeled with a sticker that read, “Game over.  Wii thank you for coming to our party.”  The boxes were placed at each place at the table to add to the festive Mario- vibe!

It looks like the boys had a ball being silly with their chocolate mustache props!

To keep the boys busy doing what they love the most, Jennifer hired a Game Truck for the party!

What a fabulous way to celebrate a GAMER PARTY!!  Jennifer is always planning wonderfully creative parties- be sure to stop by her site, Banner Events!

Vendor Credits:
 
Complete Event Styling:  Jen Carver,  Banner Events (Laurie Lallatin, assistant)
Graphic Design Printable Package & Invitation:  Lauren McKinsey
Photography:  Rebecca Pierce, Mi Vida Photography
 
Dessert Artists:
 
Cupcakes–   Wanna Cupcake?
Custom fondant cupcake toppers– Sugar Butter Baby
Mario themed sugar cookie favors– Sweet Surrender Cookie Company
Gourmet chocolate covered pretzels with sugar mushrooms–  Pretzels Pleaze
 
Clothing, Entertainment & Décor:
 
Polka dot balloons, polka dot gable boxes–  Shop Sweet Lulu
Striped straws– Polka Dot Market
Glassine favorbags– Nashville Wraps
Mario and Luigi appliqué iron-ons– Sew Lucky Embroidery
Game Truck entertainment– Game Truck Seattle
 
Product Resources:
Michaels–cloud/sky butcher paper, ribbon, green paper shred
IKEA—  Red polka dot vinyl fabric, red planter containers
Amazon— moustache lollipop mold, Wii remote mold
Walmart— Gamer pass plastic badges

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