Super Mario Scavenger Hunt with Downloads

For my son's birthday party I designed this Super Mario "Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker" scavenger hunt game. I've made some PDF's so that you can download and print your own Mario-themed scavenger hunt below.

Instructions: First, print off and cut out all of the clues to hide around your party venue (go easy on little kids - make it harder for older kids!) I laminated them on brightly coloured card to make it easy for my 5-year olds. Next, print off a clue sheet for each child and give them a pencil. The children manically run around (to Mario themed music!) and tick off all of the clues as they find them. The winner is the first to find all of the clues. I gave the winner 10 gold chocolate coins. Click on the images below to download the PDF's:
Download Scavenger Hunt PDF
Download Scavenger Clues PDF

Super Mario Homemade Party Bags

Super Mario birthday party homemade party bags! I just used plain brown paper lunch bags from Home Bargains, alphabet stickers that I found in my local post office, then I printed off a variety of Mario mushrooms; including 1-Up mushrooms, Power-Up mushrooms, Invincible mushrooms etc. and used a different one on each bag. Really cheap and simple but very effective. You can download the mushrooms that I used by clicking the image below to download the PDF:

Download PDF

Mario Mushroom Party Skewers

Super Mario Birthday Party Mushrooms
Here's my idea for a simple Mario-themed treat for your Mario birthday party (a great alternative for those kids with egg and gluten allergies too!). All you need is:

Kebab skewers
White chocolate
Piping bag
Baking potato
Tin foil

To make the stand, cut the baking potato in half, and cover with tin foil. You can then poke each mushroom skewer into it so that they stand upright.

Carefully pull the leafy ends off the strawberries. Put a marshmallow, followed by an upside down strawberry, onto the end of each skewer. Melt a little white chocolate and pour it into a piping bag with small nozzle. Pipe dots of chocolate all over each strawberry. And there you have it.

McDonalds Super Mario Activity Sheets 2015

Here are the Super Mario activity sheets from the 2015 McDonalds Happy Meal promotion. Simple number and letter quizzes suitable for Primary school aged children; with all your favourite super Mario characters - Peach, Yoshi, Toad and of course  Mario! Click the image to download the PDF.

Super Mario Chocolate Mustaches

I made these for my son's Super Mario birthday party and they gave every child (and adult) such a giggle. I bought the silicone mold from Amazon, the paper lollipop sticks you can get from almost any supermarket, pound shop, or craft shop. I just used cheap milk chocolate, melted it, poured it into the molds (making sure to give it a good tap to get rid of air bubbles), then left in the fridge to set. Easy. Another idea for an awesome Mario themed birthday party.

Super Mario Chocolate Mustaches

Mustache Lollipop Silicon Mold from Amazon

Super Mario Party Bag Fillers

Here are some really cool ideas for things to fill your party bags with at your child's Super Mario birthday party  (these are all also fantastic Christmas stocking fillers for your Super Mario fan!). If you wanted something cheap and easy you can just buy a big stack of Super Mario Lucky Surprise Bags. I've tried to source for you the most inexpensive places in the UK (including delivery) to buy all of these party supply items in bulk. Have a look at Tesco Party online as well to find lots of Mario party supplies all in one place.

Here are the official Super Mario Bros party bags. You could get creative and make your own boxes or bags but here is the easy option!
Super Mario Party Bags £1.44 for 8 from Amazon
These Mario Surprise eggs are quite cute and really fun for kids. Inside you get some little star shaped sweets, a sticker, and a toy which could be either a badge, a keyring, or a whistle.

Super Mario Surprise Eggs £15.99 for 18 from ZAP Sweets
My son loves these. For a while they were selling them in the magazine section of Tesco. Inside, you get a Donkey Kong poster, a lollipop, some refresher-style sweets, a Mario colouring-in sheet, some little paper things to hook over your pencils, and a toy which could be a whistle, question mark post-it notes, a Yoshi keyring, a Mario & Luigi jigsaw puzzle, or some pop out playing cards. Loads to do.

Super Mario Lucky Surprise Bags £14.99 for 15 from ZAP Sweets
They are what they are. Pez Dispensers! Choose from Mario, Toad, or Yoshi!

Mario Pez Dispensers - £16.99 for 12 from ZAP Sweets
Although plain, these little Mario Bros notepads are great for party bags. Put them together with the Mario pencils and erasers below and you've got a nice little set.
Super Mario Notebooks £2.29 for 4 from Amazon
These are quite hard to get hold of and go in and out of stock, but a must for any Super Mario fan.
Super Mario Pencils & Erasers from £5.84 for 4 on Amazon
Super Mario themed Qube's are small blue plastic brick shape tubs with lids that contain strawberry chewy candy, a sticker, sweets and a standee to collect and build. I have found these on Appleton Sweets website, however as they are a wholesale website the delivery fee is huge! I did find some in Toys'R'Us recently so have a look there first.
Super Mario Candy Qube £8.87 for 12 from Appleton Sweets
I love these Super Mario badges. My son likes to pin them onto his Mario plush toys! Great for school bags too. You could even buy a couple of packs and split them up for party bags.
Super Mario Badge Pack £3.89 for 5 badges from Amazon
These Mario Flyers are a bit of a disposable toy but fun nevertheless. A good addition to any party bag.
Super Mario Toy Flyers £2.27 for 4 from Party Puffin
I love these collectable keyrings on chains! They are a little pricey but if your budget will stretch they are a great little party bag filler or stocking filler, and not one that you will just throw away. 
Super Mario Collectible Keyrings from

Have a look at the Super Mario Party Ideas section to get more ideas for your child's Mario themed Birthday party. 

Make your own Mario Question Mark Block Shelf

This is a really great way to make your Super Mario themed bedroom both practical and fun. All you need to do is buy some yellow boxes from IKEA, and insert them into an IKEA Kallax shelving unit. Download the question mark template below, print it out onto thick photo paper or thin card, carefully cut out the question mark and the holes for the corners, then spray mount onto the front of the storage boxes. It should turn out looking something like this! Easy, and all for less than £40.

UPDATE: Ikea no longer make this box in yellow - however you can still buy it in white and spray it yellow. Please scroll down to see other options though!

IKEA KALLAX Shelving unit £20
IKEA TJENA Yellow Storage Box £4

Super Mario Question Mark Block Template PDF

UPDATE! IKEA now make the Kallax unit with bright yellow doors. If you can afford it - this is a better idea, as the doors will last much longer than the Tjena boxes above.
IKEA Kallax Storage shelfing unit with doors

IKEA Kallax Yellow Door Insert

Super Mario Bedroom Lighting Ideas

We All know that most Super Mario games feature lots of clouds, and these lamps from IKEA look fantastic in any Super Mario themed bedroom. This cloud lighting comes in lots of nice bold colours that compliment any mario room - blue, white, orange and green.

IKEA SKOJIG Blue Table Lamp £16

IKEA SKOJIG Orange work lamp £20 

IKEA SKOJIG White Ceiling Light £15
You can also find a variety of star shaped lamps from Amazon. These are really fun, especially the colour changing ones - it's just like when Mario goes invincible!

Colour Changing LED Star Lamp from Amazon £1.59
And what about these little battery operated Toad-like mushroom lights! You get the set of three for only £3.85.
Mushroom Bedside Lamps from Amazon £3.85
If you want something more genuine-looking, then why not splash out on this hand made Super Mario Star Lamp from Etsy seller Plasmatorium.
Super Mario Star Lamp from Etsy from £47

Bold & Colourful Mario Bedroom

This is one of my favourite Super Mario bedroom mural bedrooms that I have found on the internet. It is bold and colourful without being too fussy and cluttered.

The cute 1-UP mushroom on the bed is available from Ebay shop Globebazzar. You can also buy a green 1-UP Mushroom cushion, and an invincible star cushion, as well as lots of plush toys.
1-UP Super Mario Mushroom Cushion from Ebay £12.49
You can also buy this red bed throw from IKEA which looks great in my son's mario themed bedroom.
Check out my articles on Mario Lighting and Mario Rugs for more ideas on how to create the perfect Super Mario Bedroom.

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