Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sneak Peak of our Mario Party

Well, our Mario party went off this weekend without a hitch. The sun was shining the whole time (which was wonderful for a day calling for rain!) and we survived our sleepover with a bunch of 7-year old boys!! 
I have been super busy working on a new party for a client, (and recovering from a weekend full of mayhem, ha!) so I have barely had time to even look at the pictures from the party, but I promise, once I do you will be the first to see :)

If you follow me on Instagram (@Nestling_Designs) then you have seen the sneak peeks I have been throwing out there the past couple of weeks. Here they are now:

I got my spray-paint on and turned PVC pipes into some gorgeous green Mario pipes:

One of my favorite things from the party : Yoshi tongues!!:

Painted 140 yoshi eggs. Maddening, but worth it in the end ;)

Enjoyed all the happy mail that came in. Like these:

I am in love with how our food tents came out. It was my first time doing a vertical version, and I am hoping to set the trend to do some more :)

Showing that our love of Fat Tire has finally come in handy LOL:

Getting our goody bag-stuffing on:

Making magic at 6am for the birthday boy and his friends:

So. Many. Mustaches:

I can not wait to show off all the details soon!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Super Mario Invitations

Hi friends!

I am so sorry for being a little MIA lately - I have been hard at work getting our house in order as well as putting in some time designing a bunch of awesome new party packages for a few clients of mine!

Although I can't wait to share some of the pictures with you from those, right now our household if fully focused on our favorite about-to-be-7 year old :) 

This adorable little man:

And no, that was not a special  night that required dressing up - this guy just loves to look good ;) What you can't tell, is that he has turned into quite the little gamer this year, with Super Mario Bros quickly becoming his favorite, so having a super mario party was a bit of a no brainer.

I kind of tossed out the idea of a slumber party (with the lure of late-night gaming) because I think Jason and I can both agree that with three kids, we are tired of tossing out the cash it takes to go to one of the big party places. This solution is either genius or completely crazy - I guess we will just have to wait and see which one, ha!

The invitation are finally out, and I am over the moon with how they turned out! Jason and I were tossing around ideas for the concept when he suggested a mushroom the folded open. Light bulbs went off, and I instantly knew what our design had to be :: a fold out invitation that showcased the game itself. 

The invitation is double sided and intended to be folded, accordian style:

I LOVE how they turned out! I think (hope!) they really capture the spirit of the game and some of the most loved characters. 

I love to make our invitations really special, because I think it's a great way to get guests (especially little ones!) excited about a party, so I decided to box these up individually (I used gift card boxes from the dollar store) and threw in some chocolate coins as well. Since I wanted the chocolate coins to look like the ones from the game, I printed up some images and punched them out and glued them to the sides of the coins. 

We also included a small note that explained it was a sleepover as well in the bottom of the box. From there I layered the invites like this:

I also created some address label wraps to coordinate with it:

Other than that, I have to admit that we have absolutely NOTHING for this party in two weeks! (aside from a semi-plan)

Let the Mario madness begin :)