Minecraft always makes for a great party as kids absolutely love Minecraft. We celebrated my son’s birthday this week bringing to mind this fun party we created for him last year (stay tuned for this year’s party ). With some simple planning and some wonderful inspiration, this party was easy to create. Green and black were our main theme colors which is perfect for the boys. Girls can easily have this party too by simply changing the theme colors to pink and black. My son always has some great ideas to make his parties super fun to create.
How we set up our Minecraft birthday party
- Inspiration via Pinterest
- Print off printables are from here from the fabulous Catch my Party
- Make a list of the desired Minecraft food items
- Make a list of the necessary party supplies
- Check cupboards for what I have already, and make a list of what to purchase
- Go shopping
- Spend a fun evening cutting, taping and gluing all the labels. Cut out the swords (the swords were a good idea to keep the kids busy for a while but took way more work to precut than we had planned for lol)
- Day of; assemble everything
- Brace yourself for all the kids coming and party!
Our “Steve” head was created a couple of years earlier for a crazy hat day at school. We used cut up paint samples and a leftover cardboard snack box. He makes a great addition doesn’t he?
We strategically found food that would work with the theme and labels provided
Our list of food
- Green colored pop bottles (they are prettier than cans)
- Pretzel sticks
- Red berry candies
- Red and black licorice
- Mini chocolate chip cookies
- Mint Patties
- Gold wrapped chocolate bars or candy
- Green and red Jello cut into blocks
You can really get creative here. I did add some fruit and veggies on the side to keep the sugar rush at bay. I used some of this candy to create a goodie bag candy bar, so each kid got to load up their goodie bag to take home with them instead of overindulging at the party. Heehee, they could take the sugar home with them:)
We cut out cardboard swords for the kids to color and decorate to keep them busy for a bit. They spent some time playing with them and could take them home after the party.
Our cake was to be made by a friend, but her kiddos got sick last min, so my middle daughter volunteered to make us the classic Minecraft cake. It wasn’t perfect, and my daughter and the kitchen were absolutely covered in flour after she was done… but she did it and what a great job she did! It tasted super yummy too. We enjoy making our own cakes for our parties. It usually costs a lot less and tastes even better.
I have to work hard to be detailed oriented. Because of this, I like to keep my parties simple, inexpensive and not too much work. I love getting my kids involved as it usually becomes a special memory setting up the party together. Here is the list of supplies I used for this party. Shopping at the dollar store really goes a long way.
My list of party supplies
- Green tablecloth
- Black and green balloons marked to be creepers
- Print and cut out cardboard swords
- Print off printable labels and creepers
- Construction paper for the labels
- Green paper cups
- Black napkins
- Streamers for Portal doorway (we put a portal doorway into our rec room where the kids enjoyed playing Minecraft together for a bit)
- Colored paper goodie bags. We drew on them with a black marker to look like a creeper
- Glue sticks, tape, and scissors
My son told me today that his party this year was good, but this Minecraft party was his fav of all times. What is the best party theme you have planned? Sign up below for more fun updates!