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Mario Kart Wii
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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BirthdayExpress.com is every host's secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Mario Kart Wii party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you're busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Mario Kart Wii Party Supplies, 
Mario Kart Wii Favors

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Mario Kart Wii Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Mario Kart Tournament

  • Wii, Gamecube, or N64 Gaming Console
  • Mario Kart Game

Have a good 'ol fashioned competition for your video game fanatics! Have the kids play each other one on one. When all of the children have played, match up the winners and have them play each other. Keep repeating this process until there are only two players left and one player is crowned the champion!

Red Light, Green Light


You (or the guest of honor if he/she so chooses) will stand at one end of the room, the rest of the party guests will be at the other end. When you yell "Green Light" have the kids run toward you. When you say red light, they must stop. Any child who doesn't stop is out. The kids must stay frozen until you say "Green Light" again. The first child who reaches you fair and square wins!

Power Up Scavenger Hunt

  • colorful question squares (print them off of the internet)
  • Mario Kart themed weapon cut outs (red shells, stars, banana peels, blue spiked shells, green shells, lightning bolts)

Paste the weapon cut outs to the back of the colorful question squares and hide them around the house/yard. Give the kids 20 minutes to collect as many as they can. Assign each weapon a point value ex (Star – 25, lightning bolt – 20, red shell – 15, blue spiked shell – 10, green shell – 5, banana peel – 1.) Hide the higher point value cards in harder to find places than the lower point values. The kid (or team if you prefer) with the most points after collecting the squares wins!


Personal Pizza Pies

Estimated Total Time: 25 minutes

  • mini pizza crusts
  • marinara sauce
  • mozzerella cheese
  • pizza meats (pepperoni, sausage)
  • mixed vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms)
  • baking sheets

Have the kids don fake mustaches and make personal pizzas! You can either use English muffins or mini flatbreads for the crusts and make sure to have a plethora of toppings to choose from (make sure to have the basics: pepperoni, sausage and cheese). Pre-set the sauce on each personal pie for less mess! Place the pizzas on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese is melted.

Princess Peach Fruit Cups

Estimated Total Time: 15 minutes

  • peaches (sliced)
  • cherries
  • pears (diced)

Serve clear cups with ½ of a peach (sliced), cherries, and ¼ cup of diced pears. Serve to the children as a fun, refreshing and colorful treat!

Rainbow Road Punch

Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 ½ pt. orange juice
  • 1 ½ pt. of pineapple juice
  • 1 pt. lime sherbet
  • 1 pt. raspberry sherbet
  • 1 pt. orange sherbet
  • 1 bottle of ginger ale

Serve this drink based on the Mario Kart Rainbow Road! All you have to do is combine the juices in the bowl, add in the sherbet in scoops and pour the ginger ale over the sherbet. Kids will love it!

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