When my 6-year old decided he wanted a Minecraft birthday party, I was a little worried since I didn’t know much about the game. After a small amount of research online and watching him play, the ideas started to flow.
I opted for brownies rather than a cake and since “Steve” the main guy in the game digs a lot of holes, I allowed him to dig a hole right in the middle of the brownies. You can find Minecraft mini-figures at most grocery stores or on amazon, which is what we used to top the brownies. Using a basic “grass/hair” tip to apply the green frosting completed the grass and dirt look we were going for.
Covering the table with minecraft confetti was easy. All you need is a paper cutter and various green and brown paper to cut into various size squares.
I even managed some minecraft party favor bags! To make your own, you will need a 12-pack of green paper bags, a creeper face pattern, a sheet of black sticky back foam paper and some scissors.
Glue the creeper face pattern to the back of the sticky foam paper, cut out the face, remove the paper backing and stick it to the bag.
While playing Minecraft, you can collect different commodities so we filled our party favor bags with these adorable little bags.
I found these cute food labels on Pinterest, and printed them from Printabelle.com. I used rolos for the gold, licorice pieces for the TNT, and raspberry gummy candies for the redstones. These were just a few of the food label options from Printabelle. These mini ziplocks can be purchased at any craft store.
These little green putty jars were a great find at my local dollar store. Just print a 2 inch creeper circle and attach it to the lid to make them “minecraft” putty.
These cake plates were purchased at Walmart for under $1.00!
If you haven’t heard of Perler beads, these things are all the craze right now with the youngsters. MiniEco Designs has some great perler minecraft patterns .
In order to contain the bead mess and save time, I pre-made a pattern bag for each child containing the pattern and exact beads needed to complete it. Keep in mind you will need a peg board for each child and you will need to have an adult to iron them and add a necklace string.
When I found a green playground ball at JoAnn’s on clearance for just $4.99, I came up with an idea for a Minecraft bowling party game. I rounded up 10 shoebox size boxes and spray-painted them, well technically I roped my hubby into that job, with spray paint we had already in the garage. Using a sharpie marker I drew the creeper face onto the ball. We stacked the boxes on a table and let the kids toss the ball at it. This could easily be set up on the ground as well.
Have fun crafting your Mine”craft” party, it’s a piece of cake! (or a brownie in our case).