last friday, we threw marshall his first official friend birthday party. because 5 is a big deal and it deserved a big celebration.
and because it was such a fun day, my dusty dslr got some love too.
a birthday party on the cheap is coming your way…..
start your engines….
for a mariokart tournament.
the birthday boy:
working on the wall.
blue wrapping paper: $4
clouds cut out of cardstock: $0
letters and blocks printed on cardstock: $0
super mario font (downloaded for free from dafont.com): $0
mario picture cutout from a school folder: $.98 at walmart
making the coins:
gold fabric: 1 yard @ $2.99/yd at jo-ann’s
blue embroidery floss: $0 (already had)
embroidery hoops: $0 (already had)
making the brackets:
poster board: $1
name plates printed on cardstock: $0
restickable strips: $4 at walmart
we need these to move the names around during the tournament
getting the table ready
cheese balls: $5
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cut into star shapes. $5 for bread, pb+j and the cookie cutter
bagel bites from sams: $8
oreo cookies: $2
just cheeseballs: $5 at sams
straws + mustaches: $0
duck tape wrapped water bottles
checkered duck tape: $3.50 at walmart
we had sams make the cupcakes and i made the checkered flags. just folded some tape around a toothpick.
brown paper bags: $0 (already had)
M printed on cardstock: $0
slices of checkered tape
inside: mario fruit snacks, a baggy of fire balls, mario gel pen, mario stickers, gold chocolate coins and a mario bros. lego figurine
wii are super excited to play!
the prize table. 1st place will get 1st choice then 2nd and on…
marshall and grace are kicking it off!
the celebration and the breakdown.
marshall strightened out (after getting 2nd place) and congratulated her. he’s not used to losing but ended up being a good sport. 🙂
greyson and ashlyn
the standings so far…grace won first place!!
cupcakes and candles:
5 candles for the birthday boy.
he got two so far…
2 hours later…
okay, he’s finally not blowing through his teeth…
just one more buddy!
he had such a good time and so did all the kids…even the adults! and to know we didn’t spend hundreds of dollars made it even more enjoyable!