On Saturday, April 12th 2008... a party was held in the town of Boothwyn with the theme of Super Mario Bros. The party was expertly planned and executed by the lovely Rachel, who took care of prizes and decorations and anything else you could think of that carries the Mario image. What follows over the next few days are posts bursting at the seams with photos, videos, and video game goodness. For a tour of Teh Mushroom Kingdam, check after the JUMP.
The reason for all this nonsense was my birth, 28 years and four days sooner. What better way to stave off old age than have everyone act like they're 4. Let me introduce you to an Audio/Visual wet dream.
The projector screen was more than six feet tall, a loaner from my grandfather. The projector came from a close friend who will remain nameless to protect his reputation. It took a long time to get right and at this point in the day, the whole projected gaming was still not a guarantee of working. Only when the sun went down did I know if I could pull the whole thing off.
Thirsty? Drinks included Three Olive Voldka, Absolut Pear, Captain Mo', and a whole keg of Pabst. People came bearing gift drinks of Guiness, Stella, Harp and everyone's local fave Lager.
Everything from the prizes to the plates were colorful and remeniscient of the Mario world. All of the bags had a different character on the front, while Mario and Luigi adorn the special gift bags of yours truly and the lovely Rachel (the hostess).
Gift bag prizes included Gummy Nintendo characters, mini-mario statue imports, goomba keychains and cry baby tears bubble gum.
Finally, the guests arrive and the games begin. Here is a large showing of the NES classic, "Ice Hockey."
Here's a taste of Wii-bowling projected on the big screen. More tomorrow.