MINECRAFT! My kids are obsessed with it so when my two oldest kids were turning 9 and 7 and they said they wanted a Minecraft birthday party, I knew I had to make it fun! There were about 15 kids total and I got a jumpy castle for them, but really minecraft-ed up the food, favors and decorations. Here’s what we did:
Squares are it when it comes to Minecraft. After many square paper plates, streamers and balloons and my house was fully Minecrafted!
Giant paper plate creeper: This was my favorite thing! I used an entire package of smaller black plates, dark green paper plates and about half of a lighter green pack. I made the black face first and then built out around it to make the green face and just used masking tape to attach it to the wall.
Paper plate Endermen: Two black paper plates, black streamer arms and legs and then cut and glue on the eyes. I hung up about 6 of these guys around the house and the kids LOVED them!
Creeper balloons and streamer windows: I used sharpie marker and drew creeper faces on green balloons and taped them on either side of all of the windows and hung dark green, light green and black streamers from the top.
Giant Steve and Creeper! The kids LOVED these guys, they hung out outside while the kids played and I was sure to get a picture of each of them with these two dudes. Check out my whole post here on how I made them.
My kids birthdays are at the beginning of November, so most of us are still dealing with overflowing Halloween candy so I wanted to do something else for favors, but didn’t really think ahead enough to order something, so I had to be creative!
DIY Diamond Swords: I had wonderful idea of making paper diamond swords for every child- they were much harder than I thought! I used poster board and two sets of the template and glued them together. They were NOT perfect at all but the kids still loved them. The tutorial I used and templates can be found here. I also made my own kids these fun Creeper shirts, if you want to read on how I did those, check out my tutorial!
DIY Creeper Braceletes: These were a big hit and easy to make (compared to the swords!) You can check out my whole post on how to make them here.
The table cloth: To make this fun Minecraft table cloth, just buy one brown and one green table cloth, put the brown one down first and the green one on top and cut out the blocky shape out of the green to make it look like a grass block.
The food labels: I borrowed these food label tents from a friend but you can print out your own free ones online. You can also create your own by using the Minecrafter font.
Table decorations: Here’s a time when you are actually glad for all of those toys! I gathered up my kids Minecraft toys and placed them around on the table, just to add a fun touch.
The food: The easy part of minecraft is there are already foods in the game so you just have to choose the ones you want and stick a label on them.
Here’s what we chose and what we used for it:
Sticks: pretzel sticks
cookies: chips a hoy cookies
lava blocks: colby cheese blocks
diamonds: hershey kisses
TNT: licorice with TNT labels
Gold: cutie slices
Carrots: carrot sticks
We also got pizza for the kids too, non Minecraft themed.
I made three desserts for this party: a cake, grass block rice krispy treats and creeper marshmallow pops.
Grass blocks: To make these, I just used the traditional rice krispy treat recipe but swapped out the regular cereal for chocolate krispies and the topped with some green frostings.
Creeper Pops: These chocolate covered marshmallows were easy to make and fun to eat. Check out my whole tutorial here on how to make them.
The cake: I baked two 9×12 yellow cakes and two batches of while buttercream frosting. I dyed half brown and frosted the bottom and middle in brown and then frosted the top in green. Then I made a small batch of marshmallow fondant and colored it green. I cut it into squares and placed on the top along with some more of my kids toys and their birthday candles. It wasn’t the most perfect looking cake, but was Minecrafty enough and tasted delicious!
So there you have it! Our Epic Minecraft party! It was a blast and a ton of fun to create for my kids. They and their friends absolutely loved it and had so much fun.
Do your kids love Minecraft as much as mine do?? If so, you should throw a Minecraft-themed party, it was the best!
You can check out all the Minecraft tutorials here: