I was pondering this today when I realized there was perhaps no electronic place on earth better than this forum to ask for ideas.
Here's the deal. I am taking part in a weekend long retreat in a couple of weeks where I, with a small team, will be cooking and cleaning for the rest of the folks going through the retreat. One of the highlights of said retreat is a big dinner Saturday night that is centered around a theme. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny. We are going funny. In fact, we are making it a Super Mario theme! My team are great workers but I am by far the biggest geek among them, so while they are willing to work, much of the creativity lies on my shoulders. I would LOVE to hear ideas on things we could do. The dining room is quite small (I haven't even been there, sadly, but I have a picture I can post if people want/need), and probably serving 30ish people.
Idea's we have had so far (in no particular order).
Naturally Super Mario music running in the background. I've got to find that still.. any suggestions on where to buy a soundtrack?
We'd like to cover the walls in mario background! Meaning, brick ground, floating blocks, clouds in a clear sky, castle at the end... you know what I mean. Possibilities include hand drawning, printing at a huge size (what is that website? Rasterbate or some funny thing?), or just buying it... I've seen wall covering for Cars and other animated stuff, maybe video games too...
The wall could become 3D with the blocks actually attached to the walls... easily hand made with "?" on them...
Hanging from the ceiling... clouds, mushrooms, invincibility stars, etc..
Naturally we will all dress up in costume (Waluigi for me!).
The meal itself will be some sort of Italian fare. For center pieces I would love to create green sewer pipes with the killer flower coming out of it (not sure how I'd manage that).
Anyways, this thread is just to see what sort of creative ideas you guys can give. Any help at all is GREATLY appreciated, even just shops online, papercraft instructions, costume tips, etc!