My oldest son decided on a gaming theme for his birthday this year. Since he was turning 18, I decided to do a throwback to all the games he liked to play as a kid. Pokemon was huge in his life and he still loves it. So it made sense to do a few party favors Pikachu style!
The following treats were made using yellow bunny Peeps, a red edible marker, and black icing for the ears. Sucker sticks were inserted inside each Peep and then into a foam block. I used red, white and black paint to paint the foam block to look like a Pokeball. The middle “button” was made from a small piece of paper with black tape around it.
Mario is another huge game that he played while growing up. So I began searching for ideas to make something Mario themed. Nerdy Nummies is one of our favorite channels to watch on YouTube. My youngest son even bought me the cookbook for Mother’s Day. The chef on that show is absolutely amazing! I have nowhere near her talent but thought I would try and copy her recipe for Mario Rice Krispy Treat Stars. Mine didn’t turn out as nearly as good as hers, but we did have fun attempting to make them and then painting the foam block to mimic dirt. The boys loved them!
If you want to check out the original stars, I am adding the link below.