Sunday, August 15, 2010

Temporarily Martha Stewart

Yesterday we had a very low-keyed, family-only birthday party for my two August babies.

Even though we weren't having many people over, not even other kids, I still wanted to do something fun for their party. A while back, when I was looking up Super Mario Brothers ideas online, I saw some cupcake toppers that were just too cute.

This is the picture I saw:

When I found the cupcake toppers online at $8.99 for a set of 12, I knew my creative self would have to emerge! That was just too pricey for this cheap frugal mom.

I decided to print out their favorite characters from Mario Kart Wii and Super Mario Galaxy which included some girly characters and some macho characters! We had Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina...oh, and a Luma. It took what seemed like forever to cut out 24 characters and then another 24 circles out of construction paper for the back. I then placed them on colorful toothpicks, and after each cupcake was iced and sprinkled, the toppers were ready to go!

They turned out great. The kids loved them. I think the grown-ups did, too.

It was a fun day with our family. I really enjoyed the time we spent together eating BBQ and cupcakes! The kids enjoyed opening some presents and playing with everyone.

Thank you, Steve, Mary, Stevie, Rebecca, Sonja, Mom, and Dad for the perfect day.



Amanda said...

those are cute....good for you for saving some moolah on paper!

Wendy said...

That looks great! And I just want to say Hunter is having the SAME birthday party theme! LOL This is too funny. I looked up on EBay for a Mario cake pan that my friend could use to make a cake & it was a "collectors" pan that cost $45!! I about choked! I then found the same cupcake toppers and thought "hmmmm...$9-still pricey, but much cheaper than $45" Now, that you shared your creative idea, I am definitely thinking this is the route I will take! Thank you for sharing this post and I hope you don't mind I "steal" your creative idea!! Hope your kiddos enjoyed the party!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Very cute! Great job!

Causey Fam said...

Great job! So glad you had a great day. Family b-day parties are the best! Hugs to all of you.

Jaimee M said...

What a fun day! Your cupcakes looked great! I can see the ads now - "Chrissy Adams Living"

Charity said...

Very cute idea! I'm a new follower from Just Something I Whipped Up.


thechattymommy said...

What a great job! They came out awesome!
You have reminded me about cupcake toppers- I think I will do the same.
Not sure if you got my email reply, but thanks so much- I figured out how to do a screenshot and I am slowly getting better at the thing.

Aries said...

Lovely cup cakes, too lovely to be eaten.

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Sooo cute! I think they turned out great and you saved a boatload - awesome!

This Daddy said...

They turned out really good. My kids would have jumped all over those Mario cupcakes. Nice job

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