Unlike most little boys about to turn 7, my son didn’t want just a Super Mario Brothers themed birthday party. No, he had to be more specific. He wanted a Yoshi party. Since Mario Brothers themed items are surprisingly scarce, and Yoshi items are virtually nonexistent, I set off to create a completely homemade Yoshi birthday party theme. If your son (or daughter) is looking for some Super Mario Brothers Yoshi fun for a birthday, check out these Yoshi birthday party ideas.
Yoshi Birthday Party Invitations. Homemade Yoshi invitations really let the birthday party guests know that they were coming to a Yoshi party, not a Super Mario Brothers party. Using bright green cardstock, I cut out circles for Yoshi’s eyes and nose then used a black permanent marker to fill in the rest. The cardstock was the affixed to blank white cards. I typed the interior information for the party and glued it inside the cards.
Yoshi Birthday Party Decorations. I utilized the well-known colors of Yoshi from the Super Mario Brothers game franchise for the basis of my decorations. I covered the tables in white tablecloths and used lime green plates, napkins and utensils. Green and white balloons mimicked Yoshi eggs and some matching green streamers finished off the theme nicely.
Yoshi Birthday Party Games. Our son and his guests really got a kick out of our Yoshi themed birthday party games. The first game was “pin the tongue on the Yoshi.” My husband (thank goodness I’m married to an art teacher) drew Yoshi on a large piece of poster board. Using another piece of poster board, I drew and cut out Yoshi tongues. The kids had a blast being blindfolded and trying to figure out where to place those Yoshi tongues. The other game we played was a Yoshi egg hunt. I purchased plain white Easter eggs from Amazon and used a permanent green marker to draw spots on the eggs to mimic Yoshi eggs. I then placed gold chocolate coins in the eggs. Before the guests arrived I hid the eggs just as I would have for a traditional Easter egg hunt. The kids loved looking for the eggs, then counting their coins at the end. The child with the most coins (just like in the Super Mario Brothers game) won!
Yoshi Birthday Party Food. While keeping with the Yoshi theme overall, the food for this birthday party did venture out into other Super Mario Brothers characters. Using wooden skewers, I covered each in green grapes to make Pokey, a cactus-like character from the game. The kids loved the game reference and found the skewers fun to eat (out of all the junky food at the party, only the grapes were completely demolished!). Crunchy cheese balls served as fireballs. Oreo cookies worked as tires from Mario Kart. Rather than doing a traditional birthday cake, I created cake pops in the shape of eggs and decorated them with spots to make Yoshi eggs.
Despite my fears when my son first mentioned a Yoshi themed birthday party, it went off without a hitch. Everyone loved the specific Yoshi themed invitations, decorations, food, and games. With these ideas and a little creativity you’ll have the perfect Yoshi themed birthday party ready to go for your child.