October 07, 2014

DIY Mario Birthday Theme

If you’ve been reading this blog for quite some time now, you will notice that I don’t really splurge on birthday party because I love intimate celebration. A simple and inexpensive celebration is what I always wanted. Every year we celebrated our birthdays in different ways, it depends on our time and budget. 

Last Saturday, my son turned six years old and few months before his birthday, I was thinking about how we are going to celebrate his birthday.  

1. No birthday parties allowed in his new school.  
2. His birthday falls on a weekend.  
3. Three months before his birthday, I received the school calendar and surprise! educational field trip namin sa birthday niya.  

But still I asked him what is his birthday theme, my son wanted Mario Birthday Theme so I was searching for ideas since August. I was planning to have a simple birthday celebration at home. I’m still hoping and praying na baka mabago pa yung schedule ng field trip.  

Unfortunately, it didn’t happen so we celebrated his special day, the day before his birthday. My husband just called my in-laws few hours before the party. We only have cake and pizza for the food. I bought the paper plates and table cover at Celebrations Party Central

Sharing with you, my DIY Mario Birthday Theme.  

Printables: Banner and Clip Art, Bottled Water, Mustache, Invitation and many more 

Giveaway - KitKat chocolate + Wrapper and Mario Coloring Book.  

Cake - Chocolate Ganache from Karen’s Kitchen.  

A month before my son’s birthday, I asked my husband if I will order a Mario Cake just like last year when I ordered a Mickey Mouse Cake but he said, we will just buy a cake then put Mario decoration. We’re not fond of fondant cake kasi. I told him na siya na bahala sa cake, basta I want a plain white cake.  

The day before my son’s birthday, my husband checked two bakeshops in Makati and he was informing me about the cake, price, and looks. But my son wanted chocolate cake so we ordered one of the bestsellers of Karen’s Kitchen which is Chocolate Ganache, P825 for 8” round.  

We’re having a hard time looking for Mario decoration toy, we’ve been checking different malls but my husband only found small Mario stuff. Good thing my friend read my FB status and she messaged me that she has Mario toy from Happy Meal. Yay, that was two hours before the party.  

We were really excited to taste the cake because I’ve read so many good reviews. Some of the blogs even considered this as one of the best chocolate cake. We love the chocolate cake because it is not sweet, the cake is moist and you can really see the layer of icing, frosting, and cake. Maybe, our expectation is so high so when we tasted it, ok lang naman. Considering the price of P825, I find it too expensive because the cake is not that big compared to Purple Oven cakes.  

Sources of my Printables

Printable Mario Coloring Pages
Mario Birthday Invitation
Mario Mustache
Super Mario Clip Art Printables
Happy Birthday Mario 


  1. I found myself nodding as I scroll down your blog. Good job on the DIYs!

  2. i love it! i love parties that are diy! :-)

  3. Good job mommy michi... ethan will always look forward for his birthday each year and those moments will not be forgotten hanggang pagtanda nya. :)

    i think that we will not have intimate celebration for my baby sa mga upcoming birthdays nya. Baka di pumayag ang mga lola na di bongga celebration ng apo nila, ok lang basta sila may sagot.. hehehe!

    1. Unang apo kasi so bongga talaga lagi yan. :)

  4. Galing. I am now prepping for my unica hija's 1st birthday. the first question is - gaano kaya kalaki magagastos ko?!! I should DIY!!!!

  5. Great sis. As early as now, I'm thinking of a theme na for my son's 5th birthday next year. I asked him and he said, Avengers daw.

  6. I love intimate celebrations! How I wish kaya ko din tong gawin gusto ko small celebration lang talaga eh kaya lang pagsasabayin ko ang 1st birthday at binyag nila they are twins. I love all your DIY!


    1. Thanks. Mahirap nga mag DIY pag twins, doble effort. :)

  7. Ah how cute! I love the idea of a Mario theme. It's not super common pa, so nice to play around with it.