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Friday, March 18, 2011

Busy Mama is Busy!

And because this mama has been so busy, this little blog has gone neglected. Poor blog. There is a good reason though - besides a seemingly unending string of colds and flu that have been worming their way through everyone in the house, I've been doing lots of prep work for two big birthday parties that are coming up real soon! Micah will be THREE (I can't believe it!) in just 10 days and Laural will be SIX (no way!) at the end of April. 

So, like I said, I'm getting ready for their parties which is something I actually started doing a few months ago. I decided that I was going to do a slightly more involved party for each of the kids this year since we didn't quite have the parties I had envisioned last year. Now, here I am one week before Micah's party and nearly finished with all the major work for his party. We discovered that Micah absolutely adores Super Mario Brothers. He loves to watch us play Super Mario Bros. on the Wii and, with Laural's help, he discovered the Super Mario Bros. cartoons on Netflix. While we were out at Walmart in Hermitage a few months ago, we walked past a shelf that had a bunch of Mario, Luigi, Yoshi & Toad figures on it. Micah got all excited and named all the characters (except Toad). We decided that moment that his birthday party theme would be Super Mario Brothers. Since then, I've been planning and sketching and putting together an awesome Super Mario Party. Here are a few pics of what I've done so far:

Starman boxes will be a table decoration and take home item for kids.

Glass ? blocks and pipes for decoration on food tables and goodie table.

1-Up Mushroom sans eyes & spots will be the cake stand. I put the cake pans on top for effect.

Chocolate Mustaches because you can't be Mario without the mustache.

Mario Hat without the M - will get to that tomorrow.

Gumballs & Chocolate Coins because you just can't have enough colorful goodies and, well, coins.

Update: Click HERE to see pics from the party and everything completed!

I just can't wait until the party! Micah is going to be wowed by it all. I can't wait to see his little face light up! Laural's party will be a Mermaid/Under the Sea theme. I don't have a lot done beyond lists of stuff to do and I've bought several things for it, but I still have a  month before her party, so no big hurry but I am really looking forward to hers too.

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