Party Minecraft Style...


Are your kids Minecraft Crazy?  Mine sure are.  They play Minecraft on their Kindles but if I'm not looking I'll catch them playing the game on my phone or on the iPad.....It really does get quite annoying 'cause they're sneaky sneaks.

If you haven't heard about Minecraft, it's THE electronic game craze right now.  My kids gave me a crash course.....somethin' about mining blocks, blowing things up, growing stuff, collecting items, a guy named Steve and Creepers.

At first, I thought the game was called Mindcraft.  Ya know, like using your "Mind" to build things.  I'm still not quite sure if Creepers are good or bad but I managed to learn enough between my kids and Google to throw a lil' 9th Birthday Party, Minecraft Style for my son.



Ideas on how to throw a Minecraft party

Minecraft Birthday Party


The Minecraft party was complete with a Creeper birthday banner, Creeper cupcakes, TNT, Minecraft candy, Creeper balloons and Steve's big 'ol blockhead in the center of the table.  





Minecraft Party Banner

Minecraft Party Banner


I made a Creeper birthday banner by using a pennant flag cut file on my Silhouette and downloaded the Minecraft Font to cut out my out my son's name.



I then ran the letters through a burlap embossing folder to give them the texture look that they have in the game.  Cool, huh?
Minecraft Party Creeper Cupcakes

Creeper Cupcakes


Here's my version of  lil' Creeper cupcakes.  Very easy to make.   
  • Bake a chocolate cake in 11x13 inch pan
  • Freeze cake {Definitely freeze...I learned this the hard way, you probably already know this..Ack!}
  • Cut cake into squares
  • Frost the sides of cake with chocolate frosting
  • Dust sides with crushed chocolate graham crackers 
  • Make green frosting,  using a star tip pipe frosting on top of cake to look like grass.  


I  printed off some Creeper clip art to make the cake toppers, matted them onto black cardstock then stuck them onto a toothpick.  Totally easy and way cheapo too.  

Minecraft Party Table

Minecraft Party Table 


For the table centerpiece, I found a print off  of Steve's Head to make him life sized which worked perfect to hold the Creeper balloons.   

Minecraft Creeper Ballons

Creeper Balloons


To make the Creeper balloons, I welded a square and two rectangles together using my Silhouette and adhered the Creepers onto the balloon using Craft Glue Dots®.


Minecraft Candy Bags

Minecraft Candy Bags


Since part of the birthday party was to take the boys to see a movie together, I made up some Minecraft candy bags as party favors to take along to the movies.   Yep, I'm one of those people that sneak food into the theater.  Ahhh..paying for seven kids movie theater snacks ain't happening.

My son picked out all the candy to represent items in the game and we printed off another Minecraft clip art to adhere on the bag. 
  • TNT- Red Licorice
  • Fish- Gummy Fish
  • Gold- Rolo's
  • Watermelon- Sour watermelon pieces
  • Bricks- Starbursts. 


My son had a great time at his party and was thrilled with the decorations.   The  boys even told me I really did a good job with the Minecraft decorations.....aww shucks.  One boy even said he can appreciate all my effort....lol



11 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! So creative!
    -HEather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  2. My hubby and kids are obsessed with minecraft, that's all they talk (and do) about in my house, fantastic idea, might have to steal your super idea for those cakes, they look great, hugs Vicky

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  3. wow, here i go swirling into something i didn't even know existed. i must be soooo old! cute party ideas. and if you would keep this away from my husband ... he is so game obsesed. angry birds are falling at his feet. :)
    great party favors and decorations.

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  4. Great decorations! You really took it all the way! (& I totally agree with 'sneaking in' the candy! $$$$!)

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  5. I love this and my son would love this kind of party, as well.... What a great and very creative idea!m Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Oh my goodness if only my 8 year old son could see this right now::) He would flip out since he is obsessed with Mindcraft. Fun and fantastic party idea!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!! Have a fantastic 4th of July.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. I totally love this! My son (also a Jonas--but spelled Johnas) is having his birthday party next weekend. I could not find a bakery or party store with any Minecraft designs or decor. I was feeling so discouraged until I saw your site. Your son's party cake and decor look AMAZING. Great Job Mom! (oh, and I love the cost efficient part too :)

    Thank you for sharing!!


    Lei

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  8. Wow - you are amazing! What a great Mom to put together such a fun party - fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

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  9. This is amazing! I love your ideas. I am so "borrowing" for my son's birthday next month.
    How did you make Steve's blockhead?
    I am now following you on FB, Google and Feedly! I found you on Seize the Birthday. So glad I did! Awesome awesome awesome!

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