Nintendo and Netflix and Games! OH MY!

This Saturday, I got to host a party for Nintendo to promote the new streaming Netflix disc on the Wii!! Brand About Town kicks ass once again! Before I recap though, check out the Nintendo tattoo our friend Pat got just for the party…

Old School!

Hahah just kidding!!! He’s had it for a long time already. ๐Ÿ™‚ We also had 2 of our friends rocking Nintendo game shirts, but I forgot to take pictures of that.

Nintendo and Brand About Town sent a great package over to make sure that I had everything I needed for the party. Popcorn (with a SUPER CUTE tub that I’m now obsessed with), movie candy (that I went out and added more to), the Netflix streaming disc, and Nintendo Points cards for my friends.


We also had a TON of food!! The lovely Justine from Brand had food ordered for us, but there was a mix up and a 2nd place sent us food as well!!! So we had about 8 pizza pies, but they were put to good use. After chowing down, we got started by watching some episodes of South Park on Netflix (there were mostly boys at this party.. Dave’s friends kind of took over.) And after that, the games began!

Nintendo Games!

We threw down some MarioKart, then the boys started playing Smash Brothers. I cannot keep up with that game! Seriously, I have no idea whats going on during it!! Then we used the Nintendo points to download Super Mario Brothers 3 (which I’m now re-obsessed with, like I was when I was 10), and some Sumo game called Eat! Fat! Fight! I have to admit, we really only downloaded that game because the name was so hilarious!!! And it wound up being pretty funny to play.

All in all – this party was so much fun! I mean, it wound up lasting for 8 hours!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone had a great time, loved playing the games and I definitely had some people go home thinking about getting the Netflix disc for their Wii system.

Oh! We were also sent a Flip video camera (love!) and Dave pretty much took it upon himself to be our official videographer. Needless to say, this video was taken when we had been drinking for most of the night. My favorite part is when our friend Pat yells at Adam that he sucks at Wii Bowling. ๐Ÿ™‚ (We’re so nice to each other.)

Now, if you’ve made it this far, I have a giveaway for you!!! I have a Nintendo Points Card (for the Wii) worth 2000 points for one of you!!! You could get a decent number of games with this amount. We “purchased” a bunch already!

To enter, simply leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Nintendo game was (or is). I’m a Super Mario Brothers girl all the way, but I do have a soft spot for Tetris!

– To get an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway, mentioning me (@LaceyBean) and the hashtag #NintendoEnthused.

Giveaway will end Friday, 6/18 at 11:59pm EST.


  1. Ooh, fun giveaway. I love love loooove Mario Kart for Wii. I know, I'm not exactly original, but the game just never gets old! Oh and we have the new Super Mario Brothers for Wii too, that is awesome as well.

  2. Er, I don't have a Wii but one day I might get one so I will enter this giveaway just in case. Heh. I am also loyal to Super Mario 3. Fo sho. Best game ever.

  3. what a great giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚ i'm a little boring and will say i love raving rabbids. ๐Ÿ˜‰ they're too cute.

  4. what a fun party—my favorite game would be mario kart, which we played at my sister's bday party this year..just like the old days! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My favorite Nintendo game is Tetris Attack. I just wish they made it for another system besides the Super Nintendo.

  6. That party looks like so much fun!
    These days I tend to stick to Wii sports, but back in the day I favored Donkey Kong. If I win I will try to branch out with new games! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I'm totally a Mario Girl. Except for, like you, the Super Smash brothers makes my head hurt.

    I've been playing Super Mario Bros Wii for the last few weeks and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The only thing I would change is the ability to play with 2 players while alternating turns.

    Also? House of the Dead: Overkill? My sick obsession.


  8. Your party looks like it was so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm a Super Mario Brothers girl all the way.

  9. Oh, how I am in love with Nintendo! I'm totally a Mario Kart girl – I can kick some total butt as Princess Peach and put everyone else to shame. My favorite of all time, though, is Paper Mario for N64. I was in love with that game.

  10. I used to be the ACTUAL best at mario cart for the 64, but have yet to try it for the wii, but my favorite favorite favorite game is definitely Donkey Kong. I loved the level called Mine Cart Madness! Plus, I beat that sucker on Super NES. I'd come home from school every day and play it for an hour before I started my homework. It was the highlight of my day.

  11. I love my wii!!! I even signed up for game fly so i dont have to buy all the games, I can sort of test drive them before I buy them or just send it back in the mail if I hate it. For the original Nintendo system, I love Duck Hunt!!! I really wish they would put that up to download for the wii, I wouldnt think twice about hitting purchase. But fave game for the wii is super mario galaxy. Its a bit trippy to watch someone else play but I happen to like it a lot. Next purchase for the wii is the wii fit plus!

  12. Becky in MD says

    I, like you, am a Super Mario Bro.'s girl, all the way. 1, then 3, then 2 (which is by far the worst one.)

  13. littlemissjuicy says

    Ok, I can only see part of your wedding dress in the picture on your sidebar but I still LOVE IT! It's gorgeous and would love to see a full picture in the future. (If that creeps you out-I'm sorry but I'm obsessed with Christian wedding dresses even when I'm Muslim and have no ideas to wear one, I loveeeee checking them out!)

  14. I loooove Dr. Mario!

    And I love the Netflix streaming disc. With that and the Watch Instantly, I never watch the actual DVDs. Ha.

  15. oh wow, that's awesome – how do you get these people to send you stuff?! btw – upgrade your reader my url has changed!

  16. I love too many of them! Nintendo games that is ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorites are Mario Kart and Zelda. Tons of other ones for back in the day too ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I always loved MarioKart and Tetris was my favorite on gameboy, does that count?! Old school versions though! I will admit that MarioKart on the Wii is really fun too!

  18. Looks like you had a great time! I'm so excited for my party this weekend.

  19. Favorite Nintendo game ever? Oh man, that's a hard one. While games like Star Fox 64 and Zelda: Majora's Mask have a spot in my heart, I'm going to go with Super Mario Bros. 3 as my all time favorite game.

  20. Breathe Gently says

    HAHA. I love the filming and I love a good competition… so I have to sayyy.. my favourite Wii game is a toss up between Super Mario Bros OR Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. (I'm such a nerd.)

  21. I LOVE Mario Kart on the Wii – and truth be told, I'm kind of awesome at it.

  22. Jennifer says

    I'm a donkey kong fan.

    Looks like a fun party!

  23. Fun!

    My favorite game has to be Mario Kart for the Wii, if only because my girly intentions of leaning and turning the controller actually DO something! Plus, I can sometimes kick my hubby in the ribs and get him to veer off course for the occaisional win. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Big Willie-isms says

    Looks like you had a lot of fun at that party. Def cant go wrong there.

    Anyway, my favorite NES games growing up had to be the MegaMan series and the Double Dragon series. I loved Super Mario 3 too. But my favorite game of all time had to be the first Double Dragon without a doubt.

  25. super mario for the win! but i also love mario party…its like a board game on tv!

  26. Super Mario Brothers 3. Duh.

  27. Super Mario Brothers 3. Duh.

  28. Can we have Wii parties all the time? It was so much fun!

    YAY WII!!!!!!

  29. Non Sequitur Chica says

    Great giveaway!!

    I used to love Super Mario Bros. In law school I had Tetris on Excel that someone sent me in order to kill time in class (wait what???). ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. the party looked like it was so much fun!! And I'm a tie between old school original Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. I love Mario Kart for the Wii! My husband and I have spent many a night playing against each other, and I even sometimes win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Mario Kart & Smash Bros = pure excellence

  33. Stephanie says

    Super Mario Brothers was totally the best. I didn't have it but I always bugged my best friend to go to her house to play!

  34. Shoshanah says

    It looks like you had so much fun! As for my favorite game, it has to be Mario Kart for Super Nintendo. But Zelda: Ocarina of Time on 64 is probably a close second.

  35. Michelle Mennona says

    I had a blast.. I honestly thought the party would have gone on until the crack of dawn. I had a blast with you guys… XOXO

  36. Suburban Sweetheart says

    Very cool! I don't have a Wii, so consider me un-entered, but this sounds so fun. And I love your friend's tattoo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. growingupandtryingtogetitright says

    I loved Mario back in the day! I still need to figure out how to get my Wii to connect to my internet. Why can't I figure that out?????


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