The birthday monkey really enjoyed the day. He woke up at 7 AM and started asking, "How much longer until my party?" And he's also been dressed as Mario for the past 3 days.
I must say that Mario behaved himself really well at his party. I guess the birthday-party-etiquette talk we had earlier really helped. He was polite and appreciative when opening his gifts, and he shared his new toys without fussing. I was really proud of him!
We didn't have the Yoshi Egg Hunt after all. A rainshower popped up right as the party started. The kids seemed to be having a good time just playing around in Ty's room and on the back porch with some bubbles, so I just let them be.
I cooked up an Italian spread for the guests to munch on...pizza, mozzarella sticks, alfredo meatballs, garlic bread, and spinach dip. Then we had Mario cake and icecream.