Sunday, March 20, 2016

MINECRAFT BIRTHDAY PARTY

Today is my oldest's 10th Birthday (wah) and I'm still in denial about the 9th birthday. It's going to take me a bit to realize I have a double digit-er in our house. Looking back on previous years (thanks fb), I was reminded how much fun I had planning his 9th birthday. A Minecraft Video Game Truck Party! Birthday parties have come a LONG way from the days of roller skating parties and sleepovers. I actually thought (for a second) about having a sleepover party this year and then I realized that sleepover parties are much different for a bunch of girls. A bunch of 10 year old boys and I may be asking to have a sleepover at one of my friends houses. Hosting a bunch of boys for pizza and cake followed by sword fights in the backyard is about as much as I can handle. But what mattered most is that my son said this was one of his favorite birthday parties. I hope it will be a memory that he'll remember for years to come. 



If you're looking to plan a minecraft party you'll quickly find that there aren't a lot of options for party decor. I couldn't believe this at the time and now writing this a year later I still don't recall seeing much minecraft party decor. So I had to channel my inner Martha and get a little creative. 

We definitely had plenty of Minecraft toys laying around the house. They served as the main decor for the party. 



I created personalized all access passes for the boys from etsy. Printed them out and placed them in lanyards they could wear around their necks. 




Water bottle labels personalized with my sons name purchased on etsy


 I found this idea on pinterest and added green gatorade.  Big hit with the boys! 


Using square glass vases I had, I wrapped these TNT bands around them and added red licorice for treats. 

 

 

While I was searching under Minecraft party I stumbled upon this cake idea. Everything in Minecraft is a pixel/square so I figured how hard could it be to create a cake like this. Surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as I thought. Using regular cake box mix or you could do brownies as well, I created the earth. With green frosting I piped the top to make it look like grass. The beach part is made of rice krispy treats and the water is blue jello. Finished off with little Minecraft figures from my sons collection I think it turned out pretty cute. 

 

Goodie bags from Target (another cute option) were adorned with personalized thank you tags from etsy. I punched holes in the bags and attached with a little white ribbon. 





The expression on his face when this pulled up in front of our house was priceless. Genius whoever came up with this idea. 



Navy and green striped runner was created with fabric from my stash. (Similar)  My sons creeper head from his Halloween costume was the centerpiece for the table along with minecraft figures. I filled little silver buckets with pretzels and gold fish for the kids to snack on. 







 
 Party success!! 


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