Miss O just turned three. When asked what theme she wanted for her birthday, she requested Princess Peach. Now, Super Mario birthday decorations are difficult enough to locate. Princess Peach is damn near impossible! This meant mommy to the rescue. And I think I did a great job of satisfying her wishes.
This birthday banner features Princess Peach’s crown as the backdrop with letters in a font reminiscent of the Super Mario logo. These were made on sparkly cardstock using my Cricut and strung on a line of yellow ribbon.
The food tables are done up to resemble Princess Peach’s dress. Using rolls of plastic tablecloth, I did a layer on top in baby pink as well as one that wrapped around the front. I then wrapped a piece of dark pink around the front and gathered it in the centre. I fashioned blue “buttons” to match Peach’s necklace & earrings. I simply found some oversized pins in my house (one is from our trip to Disney) and wrapped blue satin fabric scraps I had handy around it and taped it to the back. The pin made it easy to attach to the dark pink gather and helped cover the tape I used to secure the gather!
I hired a local cupcake store to make some pink cupcakes with a printed fondant centre. They are made using edible ink. Many cupcake stores will offer this feature which is a great way to accommodate your child’s wildest dreams for their birthday party. The topper on the cupcake stand was a labour of love. I made it using cardstock in my Cricut Explore Air. It took a few hours to design everything in the software and then assemble it all. I only made the one because it took so long to make!
To decorate the table, I used a variety of stuffies we already had around the house. We’re a geeky bunch with a huge love for all things Super Mario. Miss O refers to herself as Peach, she calls Daddy “Bowser” and I am “Cutie Pie” (her actual name is Wendy Koopa but in the old 90s TV show she was known as Kootie Pie). There were other stuffies in various areas around the house as we have an abundance of Princess Peach ones that Miss O has amassed in the past year. We also had some cookies made with a similar process as the cupcake toppers.
The birthday girl is wearing a custom shirt my mom had made for her featuring none other than Princess Peach herself. Here, she was eating a cookie with Peach printed on it while receiving a Baby Peach stuffy. On the mantel you will notice that I also did some Perler crafts of Peach, Bowser, Kootie Pie and Yoshi – she refers to her little brother as Yoshi. It was like a family picture on the mantel!
The final gift is a labour of love made by my mother. It is a handmade crochet blanket featuring…you guessed it: Princess Peach. She still has the border to complete but Miss O was over the moon about her beautiful new blanket. We all foresee her carrying it around like the character Linus from Peanuts.
All-in-all, the party was a success. Miss O was overjoyed with all of the Princess Peach goodies she received for her birthday. It was a wonderful day spent with family. Since she is a lover of all things pink and has been from the start, I got to reuse many of the items from her first birthday. I hope this party inspires you when your own little geekling requests a Princess Peach birthday party!