The Super Mario Bros Movie Night Ideas

We’re thrilled that THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE is now available on Digital, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM and DVD. Especially because it gives us a fun excuse to host a family movie night! If you are big fans of the game or the movie, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Hosting a Super Mario Bros. movie night can be a fun and nostalgic experience for fans of the iconic video game franchise. Here are some ideas to help make your event memorable:

Movie Selection

Showcasing an all-star lineup to voice the iconic pop culture characters, THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE stars Chris Pratt (Jurassic World franchise), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Lego Movie), Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho, The Queen’s Gambit), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Seth Rogen (Neighbors, An American Pickle), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Fred Armisen (“Wednesday,” Portlandia).

The movie tells the story of two Brooklyn plumbers who are brothers and best friends: Mario, the brave one with the “let’s-a go” attitude, and the perpetually anxious Luigi, who would prefer to go nowhere.

Thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, we got a copy of the film to view this week. Our over-all family rating is double thumbs up! And did I mention we are all an adult crowd? From our 20-something to 50+, we all absolutely enjoyed this movie. It’s fun and witty with an interesting plot. We’ve all agreed, it’s one of the best films of the year.


Transform your space into a Mushroom Kingdom by using themed decorations such as red and green balloons, cardboard cutouts of Mario and Luigi, question mark blocks, and power-up items like mushrooms and stars.

Create a Mario-inspired backdrop with large pixelated images of iconic game elements like pipes, bricks, and clouds.

Dress Code

Encourage guests to come dressed as their favorite Mario characters, such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, or even the villains like Bowser or Goomba. Pick up a few Super Mario-themed products and award prizes for the best costumes.

The Super Mario Bros Movie Night Ideas

Snacks and Treats

Serve “Power-Up” Mushroom cupcakes decorated with red and white icing or edible Mario-themed cake toppers.

Prepare “Mario’s Pizza Bites” by cutting small circles of pizza dough, topping them with sauce, cheese, and various toppings, and baking them.

Create “Super Star” fruit skewers by alternating star-shaped pineapple, watermelon, and kiwi pieces on wooden skewers.

Gaming Corner

Set up a gaming area with consoles or emulators for guests to enjoy classic Super Mario Bros. games while waiting for the movie to start. Organize a mini Super Mario Bros. tournament with prizes for the highest scores or fastest completion times.

Trivia and Prizes

Create a Super Mario Bros. trivia game with questions about the games, characters, and movie adaptations. Offer Mario-themed prizes for the winners, such as keychains, plush toys, or collectible figures.

Photo Booth

Design a photo booth area with props like mustaches, Mario and Luigi hats, and cardboard cutouts of characters for guests to take memorable photos during the event.

Movie Screening

Set up a large screen or projector and comfortable seating for everyone to enjoy the movies. Dim the lights and create a cozy atmosphere to enhance the movie experience.
Remember to have fun and immerse yourself in the world of Super Mario Bros. with these ideas. Enjoy your Super Mario Bros. movie night!

Movie Extras!

Don’t let the party fun stop, enjoy all the bonus available on 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAYTM, DVD and Digital:

  • Getting to Know the Cast – In these short behind-the-scenes pieces we get up close and personal with the stars of the film and learn what they leaned on to inhabit their on-screen persona.
  • Leveling Up: Making THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE – Bringing one of the world’s most beloved video game characters, and the world around him, to life was no easy task! Filmmakers and cast give an in-depth look into the making of the film.
  • THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Field Guide – Join the cast of THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE as they take viewers through the various Power-Ups and Bonuses that appear in the film. This immersive video will allow the cast to interact with custom on-screen graphics as they select a Bonus or Power Up specific to their character and then explain what it does, how to use it and its effects.
  • “Peaches” Lyric Video – Jack Black is known for his big personality and really no one else could play the part of Bowser, so get ready to sing-along to his big musical number as he serenades Princess Peach.
  • Leadership Lessons with Anya Taylor-Joy – Let’s face it: being a princess isn’t easy. Thankfully, we have Anya Taylor-Joy, custom graphics and movie clips to give us Princess Peach’s guide to being an awesome leader. We’ll provide some real-life tips and power-ups that kids of all ages can use in their daily lives.
Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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