Here is the much-anticipated re-cap of Nate’s 10th Birthday Party. Special thanks to Pinterest ;)…as always!!
How is it even possible that a decade had gone by and my baby boy is 10?!
While this post is a few months late, life has been busy, and I still wanted to get it up on the blog.
We had a fun-filled party with a game truck, video games, a candy/snack-bar, Subway Sandwiches, and cake!
Here are some pictures of the party details.
We thought we would try to tire the boys out with a long hike. While they didn’t exactly get tired, they sure had fun!
I got this idea for these fun paper lantern decorations from Pinterest. Unfortunately there are just a bunch of these types of pictures, and no particular person to credit for this awesome idea! I just purchased white paper lanterns from Party City, and free-handed the faces with black and red Sharpies. It really didn’t take long at all, and my son was so impressed. They were definitely his favorite decoration of the party.
For the coins, I just found an image of Mario coins online, printed and cut them out, then taped them onto yellow paper plates.
For the star balloons, I just cut out “eyes” from black construction paper and taped them on the stars.
For the vines, I just used green streamers, twisted them from the railing to the ceiling. I cut out a bunch of leaves from green construction paper and taped them onto the streamers after they were secured.
I decided on a snack table to keep the boys satisfied all night! We used some of Nate’s favorite snacks and candy, and I created labels for each snack.
Fire Power – Cheese Balls
Cloud Candy – Cotton Candy
Bowser’s Bites – Doritos
Yoshi’s Eggs – Jelly Beans
Princess Peach Rings – Peach Rings
Let me tell you, I think for every party I have meant to use water bottle wrappers to match the party theme. But every year, they are the last detail, and there’s never enough time to wrap the bottles. So I was so happy to have had the time this year! I just think they’re so cute, and add a little extra something to the food table. There are a ton of free printable version for just about every party theme you can think of. I taped these on with clear packing tape. The kids loved to have Mario water!
Nate requested a Cappy Hat Cake. Don’t look too closely…this was my first time using fondant, and I really had no idea what I was doing! LOL. I printed the eyes from an image on the internet, and attached them to black construction paper then attached them with frosting. The boys thought it was amazing, so that was a boost of confidence! The best part was when one of the boys took a bite out of the paper eyes when no one was looking! We all got a good laugh when he realized they were paper.
I found Swoonworthy Parties & Prints on Pinterest and printed out these cute Nintendo candy bar wrappers, then taped them onto chocolate Hershey Bars.
For the favors, I found Super Mario buckets at Party City, and stuffed them with Whoppee Cushions, candy, glow wands, and little trinket toys.
Party Fun & Games:
After the hike, I had a bunch of minute to win-it games planned, but who would have thought the boys just wanted to play and do their own thing! They’re growing up!! They had a blast and were more than able to keep themselves busy!
When it was just about time to go to bed, we surprised the birthday boy with a Game Truck! The boys were so surprised, and they had a great time! If you’ve never heard of a Game Truck, I highly recommend one if your kids are into video games. They come to your house and they have all the game systems, and all the games. You can even recommend what games your kids would like to play with. If you’re looking for a game truck company, I would highly recommend the guys at Game Truck
It was a great time had by all…even Mom & Dad!
Hope you enjoyed looking through the party photos! Leave a comment below if you have any questions.
Check out my other party posts here!