A Minecraft Inspired Party

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If you have been reading my blog recently, you will already know that it was my youngest son’s birthday on Thursday. He turned 9 and being as Minecraft mad as he is, I decided to make Minecraft the theme for his birthday party. I say ‘party’ but it was actually a birthday party tea for him, his big brother, and two friends, followed by a sleepover with the same friends.

 

I tried to look online for [amazon_textlink asin=’B076Z41TXS’ text=’Minecraft party items’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’acomu-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’4bb090bc-f5f3-11e7-ac39-f1e14c9a73cf’], but struggled to find many that were either within my price range or that I actually liked! I decided to improvise with the help of my lovely boyfriend who seems to believe Publisher is the answer to everything, and therefore was pleased to be proven right for a change!

 

I bought some green card from Hobbycraft and designed placemats to print on to it. Luckily I am a very sad person who is in love with her own personal laminator, which definitely came in handy for this, as after I printed the individual placemats I laminated them! Here’s a picture of one of them to show you how they turned out…

 

Minecraft inspired placemats

 

I really liked how these looked, with the cheap plastic green tablecloth I found on Ebay, and the boys all loved having their own personalised placemats. The guests loved being able to take them home afterwards!

 

I struggled to find any [amazon_textlink asin=’B0030ES8QG’ text=’Minecraft cups’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’acomu-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’79057bb9-f5f3-11e7-b219-e3c776a09e5f’] anywhere that I could get delivered in time, and so I popped along to Trago Mills and picked up some green cups.

 

We then used the green card again to print and cut to size ‘cup covers’ that I sellotaped on. I also picked up some party poppers, and my boyfriend designed some ‘TNT’ labels to stick onto them, to add to the Minecraft inspired theme. The children all loved these, and I am still finding random bits of party poppers in all sorts of places I have missed.

 

The key we found with the party poppers was to remove one of the existing labels, and measure it to start so that you know what size labels you need to print.

 

Minecraft inspired party

 

 

I bought green straws, disposable plates, and bowls to add to the theme, and this is how the table looked…

 

Party Table

 

I could not find a [amazon_textlink asin=’B0742C569W’ text=’Minecraft birthday cake’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’acomu-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’b170ff05-f5f3-11e7-a95a-e369c0e4f28d’] anywhere and was panicking a little, considering my own lack of baking skills, but then I had an idea. I bought a Galaxy chocolate tray-bake cake and added some mini Minecraft people that I had already bought Harley for his birthday. With them and some candles, voila a ‘Minecraft’ cake! He was absolutely thrilled with it luckily!

 

Minecraft Inspired Cake

 

Even though it was only a small ‘party’ and sleepover, I still did party ‘bags’. Except that to keep with the Minecraft party theme, I chose to do boxes, since everything in Minecraft tends to be square.

 

I bought the boxes on eBay and ordered some official [amazon_textlink asin=’B00GR4YKTU’ text=’Minecraft stickers’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’acomu-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’d448d3ce-f5f3-11e7-b06b-6b5ab5e5b11c’] at the same time. You can buy the boxes with a sticker already online, but it worked out a lot cheaper for me to put in the HUGE effort of putting the stickers on myself.

 

I didn’t stick with the Minecraft party theme for inside the party boxes, as it would have cost a fortune, but I chose some suitably boyish bits instead.

 

Minecraft birthday

 

 

They all had a lovely time at the party tea and sleepover, although I’m not sure where ‘sleep’ actually came into it, and we have just about recovered ourselves!

 

Stevie x

 




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26 Comments

  1. 24 February 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Harley is very lucky to have such a clever mum! If I didn’t work with six year olds I wouldn’t have a clue what Minecraft was, but the boys keep me in the loop, just as the girls do with anything Frozen related! The party table looks fab and I love the party bags, oops..I mean boxes, look brilliant! x

    • 24 February 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you Brigitte! All boys seem to be Minecraft mad these days, but at least they’re learning something with it. My sons keep telling me what type of trees they see when we’re out now, and explain to me how to make diamonds and other things that they would never think to pick up a book on and learn about!
      Stevie :) x

  2. 24 February 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Looks great, happy birthday to your son! Mine had a Minecraft one for his 9th last year – I didn’t do too much decoration but managed a block cake with lots of different shades of green. An struggling with this years choice – it’s his 10th in a couple of weeks and he wants a Hunger Games cake!

    • 24 February 2015 / 7:33 pm

      That cake sounds fab! I decided not to add the stress of baking my own to the preparations, as I’m certainly not a natural! As for Hunger Games eek other than a Mockingjay bird I have no idea what a hunger games cake could look like without being gruesome! Send me a link to a picture if you do make one, as I’d love to see that!

      Stevie x

    • 24 February 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Julie! I always enjoy making stuff for their birthdays, and my boyfriend was a big help! He had a fab day, and that’s whats most important at the end of the day :)

      Stevie x

  3. Amelia Appletree
    25 February 2015 / 10:05 am

    Such good ideas! I think designing your own themed bits and pieces is great – it’s unique and costs so much less.

    • 25 February 2015 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks Amelia, I enjoyed doing it!

      Stevie :)

  4. 26 February 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I think half the population of under 10’s would love this! You should stop blogging and start a min craft party business! $$$$

    • 27 February 2015 / 11:27 am

      Ha Al, I’m not sure I could handle the paper cuts! It was fun to do though, and loved the look on his face when he saw it all.

      Stevie :)

    • 27 February 2015 / 11:58 am

      Thank you Christine! That was their favourite as well, especially the mess they made with the party poppers!

      Stevie :)

  5. 26 February 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Ah, these are great! Our boys (7 and 5) have only discovered Minecraft in the last 2-3 months but they are both hooked on it. I suspect we may be doing something similar when their next birthdays roll around.

    • 27 February 2015 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks Tim! They do all seem to love it, I have yet to meet a child who says they don’t! It is like a whole other language sometimes though!
      Stevie :)

  6. Fiona @ OakBlog
    27 February 2015 / 8:56 am

    I’m still yet to discover Minecraft, but it looks like you did a fantastically creative job for your son’s birthday! I really like the pixelated place-mats. Very impressed indeed!

    #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • 27 February 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you Fiona! My boyfriend was a big help as he’s a little bit addicted to Publisher at the moment!
      Stevie :)

  7. Sian
    27 February 2015 / 9:20 am

    Wow just wow! This is amazing! Well done you, I’m not surprised the boys loved it. Some great ideas, if my 2 get into Minecraft then I know where to look! Happy birthday Harley!

    #brilliantblogposts

    • 27 February 2015 / 1:13 pm

      Thanks Sian! I really enjoyed doing it, and the looks on their faces was well worth the paper cuts and getting behind on everything else whilst I did it bits lol.
      Stevie :)

    • 27 February 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Both of my boys loved it, although I had to talk my eldest out of cutting down a tree to put in the dining room to make it more ‘minecrafty’!
      Stevie :)

  8. 8 March 2015 / 4:26 pm

    It all looks brilliant. Well done you!

    • 8 March 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks! I had fun doing it with help from my boyfriend, discovered I have a crafty side that’s been hiding itself…slightly concerned this may mean I’m turning into my craft mad Mum! ;)

      Stevie :)

  9. 8 March 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Wow. The party looks like it was amazing. Your son is a very lucky boy. Some great ideas here.

    • 8 March 2015 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks lovely, he loved it!

      Stevie x

  10. Mud Cakes and Wine
    8 March 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Wow well done, just shows some thought and creativity you can have some fantastic results x

    • 8 March 2015 / 11:06 pm

      His face when he saw it was well worth the paper cuts ;)

      Stevie x

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