While searching for Mario Kart Wii party supplies, I stumbled upon a cardboard Mario Kart Wii Standup at birthdayexpress.com. It is 6 feet high and cost $40 with a $10 additional shipping fee for an over sized item. So, needless to say, I didn't get it! But, it did give me an idea. I decided to make my own Mario Kart Wii standups but smaller.
So, I had the birthday boy pick his three favorite characters from Mario Kart and I searched the Internet for an image of each of them. Once I found large enough images, I copy and pasted them onto a word document. I minimized the margins and blew up the image as big as I could to fit on one page without going outside of the printing margins. Then I printed them on white card stock. I trimmed the pictures down but, I made sure to keep a flat edge on the bottom for better stability. Then I used the excess card stock that I cut off and glued it to the back of each image to make the pictures stand up (like a support on a table top picture frame). It was super simple and they came out great! I sat the standups next to the Mario Star Giftbags, as part of the pary decorations.
You can do this with virtually any party them. You just have to find the pictures online. And after the party, you can trim off the flat bottom, glue the standup to another colorful piece of card stock and frame it! It's a great way to decorate a room! I plan to do this for our toy room. Be creative and have fun!