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Gaming Party -Part 2

Zelda was another major game in my son’s life.  We have played all of them and have spent many hours and days enjoying this game.  Of course, we had to throw some Zelda decorations in!

My friend is quite talented and pulled the picture of the “Will Cut Grass for Rupees” sign from another birthday party.  I believe she may have gotten the idea from here. (Zelda Birthday Party)  She used poster board and markers to make the sign below.  I made the green, red and blue jello cups to represent the Chu Jellies and my husband made the cool label below.

Since we were in an arcade and it was a gaming theme, the small cups on the side held chocolate quarters which represented the tokens for the games.  Each kid got a chocolate token cup to eat or take home.

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Zelda Themed Chu Jellies

 

We served Hawaiian Punch for drinks.  To add some Zelda to it, my husband made these labels to represent the Health & Mana.  The canister set was bought at Wal-Mart (Pioneer Woman – but any will do)

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Health & Mana Juice made from Hawaiian Punch in a Pioneer Woman Canister Set!

 

Special thanks to this amazing blog for giving me the following idea.  To make this banner, I googled images of 8-bit Zelda heart containers.  Using Microsoft Publisher, I made the heart large and sent the image to Office Depot.  They printed the image out on card stock so all I had to do was cut out the hearts, and glue some twine onto the back.   I used a wii remote to estimate how far between each heart.  The result is below.

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Zelda banner made on card stock and twine

 

With a Zelda throw in complete,  it was time for some Pac-Man decorations!  What gaming party would be complete without Pac-Man??  My son and I played this quite a bit when he was younger.  So our cake and table was set up using white cupcakes as the pellets, and yellow cupcakes as the power pellets.  We put a yellow cupcake on the corner of the tables.  The cake was set up as Pac-Man eating the pellets. We  even put 18 candles inside the 18 cupcakes so he had to blow them all out around the table!

To make the cake, I just baked a circle cake and cut a triangle out of it.  I used chocolate cake mix and frosted the outside yellow.  The result is below.

 

With some Nerdy Nummies Gameboy Ice Cream Sandwiches (I forgot to get a picture, they were gone so fast, however I am attaching her link here) and some Hershey wrapped Super Nintendo candy bars, the decorations and food were complete. (The Hershey bars were made with a Super Nintendo image printed out large and taped around a Hershey bar)

The kids loved seeing all of the games that they grew up with and my 18 year old son was super happy.

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Putting it all together!

 

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Posted in Gaming, Gaming Party

Gaming Party- Part 1

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.

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Birthday Pikachu Peeps!

 

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.

Nerdy Nummies Mario Stars

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Mario Star Rice Krispy Treats!