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Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas to Build Something Awesome!
Gather blocks of ideas and supplies to build an awesome Minecraft birthday party! Without a doubt,I know lots of moms will be getting requests from their kids to have their birthdays themed around minecraft (their favorite game), but with not much available officially in terms of Minecraft party supplies how can you pull it off?
This page will show you how as I've featured everything from free minecraft invitation templates, videos on how to make your own minecraft cake, fun party favor ideas, decorating supplies ideal for creating a party room that resembles the minecraft world and much more..
You'll also find tons of inspiration from other party planners as I've included amazing ideas and examples from other people who have successfully thrown this themed party.
Minecraft Birthday Invitations
If your on a budget or you just want to save a little in the invitation department you could use the free Minecraft invitation templates here. Download, print off, add details and send out to your guests.
You could also make your own creeper Minecraft invites by using green cardstock paper and using construction tape or a black marker to draw on the creeper face. Your wording could be something like " (insert childs name) party is creeping up and you are invited!", or something simple that relates to the theme.
If you are handy with photoshop or any photo editting software you could design some digital invites yourself from using a few minecraft character images and adding some text...
Minecraft Party Decoration Ideas
DIY Ideas for Decorating Party Table and Room
Let's start off with your main celebration room.
*Green balloons (either helium or plain) are easy to accent with the creeper face - use black electrical tape or magic marker... You can also use the free creeper face balloon templates available from the party animal blog.
*TNT sticks can be made with a red pool noodle cut up and bundled together. Cut and wrap a narrow piece of paper around the "dynamite," then print out "TNT" on your computer and glue onto all four sides.
*Use your recycled boxes to make Minecraft Steve heads that you can use to build up the back of the table or have them stacked up beside it. Beforeandaftertv has a video tutorial showing how to make these fun Minecraft character heads.
*Make a Creeper face backdrop using square lime green, dark green and black plates as seen here. Square paper plates are little more pricey than round ones so you could buy the typical round ones in the colors needed and then cut them into square shapes as Domestic Femme did before piecing them together to make your creeper face on the wall.
*Print of a free minecraft birthday banner template made available by the party animal to create a minecraft inspired banner which reads the message "happy birthday". Hang this over your party table so it catches the eye of your little miner when they set foot in the room.
*Your windows don't have to go bare either as you can incorporate bagnitsch's idea of using white electric tape to give windows the minecraft glass look.
These are just some ideas to get your party started. Let your imagination think "square" and see where it takes you.
Free Printable Minecraft Party Pack
Printabelle has kindly made a collection of free Minecraft party templates..I'm sure it will be a real help for you as you plan your Minecraft birthday theme. It includes; cupcake toppers, food labels, favor toppers, invitations and water bottle labels. Quite a pack right? Just click through on the pic and you'll be taken to the page where you can download it straight to your computer. The pack also has an option to be personalized with your child's name and customizations are available too.
Minecraft Inspired Wall Décor
To create a scene similar to that of the minecraft buildings you could use these stone wall decals. Stick them behind the party table as a backdrop. You can also use them to decorate a bedroom after the party.
Minecraft Party Plates,Cups and Table Setup
Ideas for Setting up an awesome Party Table
If you have a square or rectangular table, you already have a great base. Use a green or brown tablecloth to cover it with, then build your accents.
*Make creeper cups; by using black foamy or black tape to create the creeper on green plastic cups. My sugar coated life has some great creeper face templates that can be used to trace the face onto the cups
*For a fun placemat use fake turf. This can be found at the Dollar store, but I've also featured it below. They are already cut into squares so just need you to put them into place.
*Make creeper face party bags by picking up some green paper party bags (Walmart) and by using foamy, construction paper, black tape, magic marker or simply using the templates used for the cups to make the face. Steve party bags can be created with brown lunch bags. Print of an image of his face online and then glue these onto bags to create favor bags. Scatter around on table top.
*Take square glass drinking glasses and fill them with chocolate rocks or gold nuggets (featured below).
*Square glass tumblers can also make great TNT. Fill them with red candy and use a black licorice whip for the fuse. You can also wrap a thin strip of TNT paper around each glass (pool noodle style as above).
*Make minecraft creeper plates by sticking the creeper face templates that you used for cups, onto green plates and then gluing a clear plate on top of it to protect the face when you serve food on it but allow it to be still visible.
Solid colored Square Plates
Square paper plates are the perfect way to serve food for this theme. These inexpensive green paper square plates are not only good for dinnertime but can be used for decorations (check decoration ideas). With a few other colors you can use these plates to make pixelated pictures on walls. Brown, black and darker tones of green square plates can also be ordered in the same place if you want to have a mix of minecraft colors.
Minecraft Inspired Tablecover
Spread this over your party table to create that Minecraft game world feel before gathering the rest of your materials to setup the table. Grass tablecover has a shiny plastic design which makes it easy to clean of any spills or stains.
Grass Mat Placemats
As mentioned above these grass turf mats can be put in each persons space as placemats. They're made from tissue paper and have a nice feel to them adding to the realism of a grassy landscape.
Printable Minecraft Paper Model Templates - Make your own Minecraft Paper Models to Decorate Your party Table
Make minecraft paper models with these free printable paper templates. Use them to decorate your party table or print them off as sheets and have it as a fun activity at the party, where each person can make their very own paper figure of their favorite characters to take home with them. These can also be used as cake toppers by attaching lollipop sticks or tooth picks to them once their built.
There are templates to make steve, creepers, zombies, animals, spiders and more. I would recommend printing these off on cardstock paper as it makes the figure a little bit more sturdy and you'll need some glue to stick the parts that are marked to be folded together. Also check out this great video tutorial about How to make Minecraft paper models, it will make it easy to follow along and make these figures.
Party Accessories - Add some of the resources from the game into your decorations too
Use these to decorate your party table - sprinkle across table or put them in a bowl and use to display. They would also be great for a scavengers hunt. Just hide them around the house and have kids find them.
Minecraft Party Food Ideas - Restore their Health with these Minecraft themed Snacks and Foods
Now that you have your main table set, let's move into the realm of party food.For finger foods the Minecraft game gives you a lot of options. Again this is where the square thinking comes into play.
*Make PB&J (or any filling), cut the crust off and cut the sandwich into bite-sized squares
*Tint Rice Krispie Treats with green food coloring, cut into squares and make the creeper face with black gel
*Take some green food coloring and mix it into spreadable cream cheese. Once you have our infamous creeper color, spread it over graham crackers.
*Chex Mix also makes a great snackable food and it's square!
*Green Jello cut up into squares and served on a brown serving tray or just stacked up in a clear bowl looks cool (check out the pic)
The game has a lot of food involved in the gameplay as its how the player powers up. Plus, most of the options you have in the game are simple and healthy. For example other (than the raw meats) this game also offers apples, melon, carrots and cookies. These can all be put in square bowls or containers for nibbling on. For an added touch use the food labels in the printable party pack featured above and if the food is not available as a label print out the individual food pictures from the Wiki.
In addition, the game also has more fun food like poisonous potato and spider eye. These can easily be done with making a potato salad and using large black gumballs for spider eyes.
Kids love food and it is even more fun when it's themed, so look around for super-cool ways to make ordinary foods Minecraft worthy.
Photo Credit: justjenn
Minecraft Inspired Party Favors
DIY Minecraft Party Favor Ideas
After all the party fun you'll want to send the miners home with some minecraft party favors that will remind them of the great time they had. Here's your chance to have a little fun and create some keepsake favors that guests can use well after the party is over.
Make your own minecraft creeper keychains. By using perler beads in the colors needed to make the faces, you can construct the face with the help of a creeper image and then cover with wax paper and apply a hot iron to allow the pieces to stick together. You will have to iron the other side too and then simply attach a keyring chain to the edge of the bead image.
Have you heard the Minecraft parody songs, well guess who loves to sing along to it?... yep minecraft fans, and a minecraft mixtape can be easily made by downloading a few minecraft parody songs and burning them onto a cd... You can decorate the cd cases with creeper face images.
Also follow the steps provided by Jeremy Shafer to make flip up origami creeper heads. They look really cool and would be awesome as simple party favors that kids can display in their rooms or play around with when their bored.
Party Favor Box
The stone castle empty party favor boxes have a similar pattern to the stoneblocks in minecraft so would blend in well with the theme.
Minecraft Sticker Party Favors
These minecraft sticker packs will be lots of fun for guests.and can be used as part of the party favors or sent with invitations.
Minecraft Button Pins
Another great party favor that will have its purpose long after the party. The officially licensed minecraft button pins come as four in a pack and include button pins of steve,creeper, pig and dirtblock. Kids can use them to decorate their backpacks or wear them on clothes.
Pixelated Glasses Party Favors - If the Characters had glasses this is what they would look like!
These pixelated sunglasses are guranteed to be a hit with guests and will continue to be for some time after the party. Your guests will be the coolest miners in the neighbourhood, plus they'll be one step closer to wearing the kind of glasses that Steve would be wearing in the game.
Gold Candy Favor Boxes - Perfect for holding small candies like Smarties
Use these gold bar candy favor boxes as Minecraft golden bars... Great for holding small candies like m&m's, jelly beans and skittles,
Minecraft Candy Favor Ideas
After the party is over it's always nice to give the kids a little something to remember the day by. Try these sweet treats they won't soon forget.
*Use chocolate gravel, gold nuggets, watermelon gummy slices or spider eyes (black gumballs), put them in clear cello bags (Walmart party section) tape them up, then add a topper. The topper can be simple like a folded piece of construction paper with a, thanks for coming or hope you had a blast on the front.
*Use red licorice sticks, cut them into short sections and bundle together with a twist tie - this will resemble dynamite. Make narrow TNT paper (as above) and wrap it over top of the twist tie and secure with a small piece of tape. Put two or three of these in your cello bags and either use a topper or tie with a black ribbon
*Take square tumblers or containers and use the creepers design or add the child's name with paper. Fill these with the above candy bags.
*Green gift bags with a creeper face added, can be filled with fun treats either commercial bought or homemade - perfect place for creeper rice krispie treats
*If you have any left over green Easter basket filler, this can be used to top off the bags or to place in the cello bags for a cool effect.
Photo Credit: justjenn
Chocolate Rock Candy
Chocolate rock candies would be a hit at any Minecraft party. There are silver, golden nuggets and coal rock candies that look like they have been dug striaght out of the ground. The only difference is that they have a pleasant taste when bitten into. Put a cello bag of these into each favor bag or use these as rewards for party games.
Minecraft Birthday Cake Ideas
SSssss Creeper Cake Decorating Ideas
Whether you decide on a cake or individual cupcakes, the creeper is an easy bake. Here are a few options;
* You can bake a double layer cake in two 8'x8' pans and layer them up. Use a buttercream icing and tint it with green food coloring to ice the entire creeper-cake-cube, then decorate the face on with black gel icing.
*Use a rectangular cake pan decorate as it is and serve into squares. Or slice it up in squares beforehand, icing all around with green icing and add creeper face with black baking gel on each piece
*Frost cake after it has been baked and use a Minecraft edible cake topper (featured below) to decorate, once the image has been applied you could add a buttercream border around cake to give it a frame. (like the cake in pic)
*Cupcakes are probably the easiest - just add the green icing and creeper face on after they cool
Photo credit: wonderwebby
How to Make Minecraft Cake and Cupcakes - Video tutorials for baking all sorts of Minecraft cake from scratch
Here are some video tutorials showing how to make Minecraft themed cakes ranging from Minecraft game world cake, Minecraft dirtblock cake, Minecraft game cake, Minecraft TNT cakes, Creeper cupcakes and much more. I've also featured some other tasty snacks you can make... Check it out!
Minecraft Party Games and Activities
Make Your own Minecraft Mask
A big part of this videogame is to build your character. Let your birthday party guests make their own character head or creeper head. It's a perfect way to have a fun activity and take home gift combined into one. You will need;
*large paper bags (big enough to fit a child's head)
*construction paper cut in squares - assorted colors like, blue, yellow, white, black, brown, pink, green etc
Put the prepared paper squares in an individual bins so the kids can choose their colors. Then let them loose to make their own Minecraft character.
Creeper Toss Game
An idea found on surprising Joy blog. Paint a large piece of cardboard green and cut the Creeper facial expression out. Stand it up in a corner of your room and have kids throw a bean bag through the gaps.. They can get prizes depending on how many points they manage to rack up.
Minecraft Scavenger Hunt
Dad Geek Gamer had the awesome idea of making a scavengers hunt with a minecraft twist to it. Kids were able to trade in items they found to create tools which with the help of clues would allow them to further search around the house to "mine" or collect resources that had been hidden. They could then trade these in for treats, prizes and better tools.
Minecraft coloring pages
Kids love to color things in so if they're at the age where coloring in is still fun, you could print of these free Minecraft coloring pages and have them color in their favorite characters.
Make Your Own minecraft Creeper or Ghast Pinata.
As part of the party games you could make your own Minecraft pinata for the birthday boy or girl to beat up. Once again Domestic Femme had the idea to make a minecraft Ghast pinata and it turned out brilliantly. She used a 12x12 box, Ghast face template, tissue paper and a few bits and bobs like glue to create a very impressive pinata.
The same process can be used to make a Creeper pinata. In fact you can decorate the cardboxes slightly differently due to the Creepers multicolored pixelated look. Try scrunching black and different shades of green tissue paper and gluing them on to your pinata (there's a vid below with an example of how this will look). Simply painting your creeper design on the cardboard box can work well too.
Minecraft Costume Ideas and Party Attire
Letting the birthday boy or girl match the theme by dressing up only makes the day even more special. After all it's their big day and they've got to look the part!
There are lots of cool minecraft t-shirts you can buy online but a cheaper way would be to make your own creeper t-shirt using Mad Mommy's technique. All you would need is a plain green tee shirt, freezer paper, a creeper face template to mark off the creeper face on the freezer paper and some black paint to dab in the creeper face. You could make one for each guest to take home or create one specially for your birthday miner.
Also remember the Steve and creeper heads we mentioned you could make and use for decorations these would make perfect costume heads - All you would need to do is cut holes where the eyes are supposed to be for each character so your child can see out of them.
Minecraft Gift Ideas
Top Minecraft gifts all fans will love!
Although you've found some Minecraft party ideas you might still be in need of some good minecraft gift ideas too. What exactly does a minecraft fan want? Instead of more time to build things in the game of course. Here's a few gift recommendations to ensure that you totally surprised them with a something that they will absolutely love.
*Minecraft Lego Set
Lego is awesome and matches perfectly with the building aspect of minecraft. Just like in the game they will be able to build whatever their imagination allows them to. The Lego minecraft set allows them to put together their own minecraft world and there are even mini lego figures of characters. Even if they do not have all the figures (as they are a little pricey) they could use youtube tutorials to build their own steve, creeper, Enderman, etc from scratch if they have the right pieces.
*Minecraft foam sword, pick axe and other props and items
The pick axe, sword, torch and other items fimilar in the game can be purchased as foam weapons and props for real life reenactment of the game and characters - that means a lot of ssssing like creepers and trying to dig through everything. Be warned however as opting for this kind of gift will mean that they will bring the game from off the screen into your living room. If the props are little expensive for your tastes you can make some yourself with foam sheets and printable templates (video featured below in party ideas section), I'm sure your little miner will be equally as excited that they have their own pickaxe to wield around just like Steve.
Amazon.com and Thinkgeek.com have lots of Minecraft merchandise and you'll find things like minecraft mugs for older fans, unique t-shirts, backpacks, accessories and much more, so definitely stop by there to see what's in store that will suit your little miner.
Minecraft Wrapping Paper - Use for Gifts, Games or Decorations
Wrap up their gifts in licensed Minecraft wrapping paper, wrap up a gift for a game of pass the parcel, use as pinata decoration or as part of your party decorations.
Minecraft Party Ideas - Gather some more Ideas from these Vids
Hosting a Minecraft party doesn't have to be expensive or mind boggling. Ask your child what aspects of the game he/she really likes and go from there. Let your birthday child be a part of the process and get them to pitch in where they can. You will find it's not only mindblowingly easy, but fun.