I remember that in Mario Kart Wii, there was some kind of item settings. The items were divided between aggressive items (shells, bloopers, pows, etc.) and strategic items (mushrooms, stars, bullets), and you could choose if you wanted all items, only one of the categories, or none at all.
Is there such a setting in this version? If so, where do I find it? I'm particularly interested in local multiplayer, where disabling the overly troublesome items (cough blue shell cough) might help with the overall mood of everyone after a few races.