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 :)