This epic Minecraft birthday party is full of ideas for a party for any Minecraft fan! Activities from BINGO to “battling” are shared, plus decor and food ideas galore!
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I am SO EXCITED to share my son’s Minecraft birthday party with you today! He LOVED it, and that’s what matters the most. Huge success with his buddies as well, which always makes Mama feel good after all of that work!
Let’s take a look, shall we?
I want to start with decor. First of all, the big creeper face. I mean, it’s freaking AWESOME, right?!
Paper plates, my friends. Paper plates taped to poster board and hung by yarn and thumbtacks. It definitely made the table look much more exciting! I can’t claim the idea, though. I spotted a few place on good old Pinterest.
Next let’s talk about that spider. I also spotted that bad boy on Pinterest. So simple that my non-crafty hubby was the one to put him up there/create him. Balloon, red duct tape, and crepe paper made wavy with masking tape.
On to the FOOD TABLE. Everyone loves a good party food table, and this one was a huge hit with the boys. HUGE. I let them take whatever they wanted and they were PUMPED. Frankly, I was surprised to see the apples and carrots being eaten, but they totally were!
A bit of info for you on where I got the things to create the table. The free food type label printables were found on the website Catch My Party HERE. The “Potion of Healing” water bottle wrap printables were found on the website A Few Shortcuts HERE. The awesome grass tablecloth was found on Amazon HERE. The square plates are from the dollar store. The Minecraft-looking plates are from Party City.
The cake was the main focus of the table. I saw something similar on Pinterest, and I adapted it by using brownies and changing the sizing a bit. Doing the frosting tip decorating just about did me in – I am NOT a cake decorator! – but I love how it turned out in the end. The boys seemed to think that brownies were a fun surprise when they expected cake.
Now let’s take a look at the other options, or “building materials,” if you will. (Yellow apples, baby carrots, mini Chips Ahoy cookies, red Jolly Ranchers, Hershey’s Nuggets, licorice, and water bottles.)
On to activities!
I always start my parties with something sitting at the table. Kids are kept busy without getting too wound up while other kids trickle in to the party. This time I had three incredible options for them that I found on the website Free Minecraft Printables. (AWESOME, right?!) There was a Minecraft Maze found HERE, a Minecraft Word Search found HERE, and a Minecraft Decoder Puzzle found HERE. The Minecraft birthday party pencils were from Party City. The kids loved them, especially the Decoder Puzzle!
Our next Minecraft birthday party activity was Pin the Tail on the Minecraft Pig. I made the pig out of poster board and construction paper. I am always amazed by how amused kids of all ages are by “Pin the ____ on the ____” games!
Time for Minecraft BINGO!! This free printable game was found on the website Catch My Party HERE.
Here comes the game that was the hit of the party. I expected it to last ten minutes, but they were having so much fun I let them play it for twenty! MINECRAFT WEAPONS BATTLING! I found these incredible huge inflatable weapons on Amazon HERE. The kids LOOOOOOOVED them! PLUS, they each got to keep one and take it home as a party favor! Yay!
I didn’t give them any guidelines. I just told them to have fun battling and then I watched from the porch as they ran wild, formed teams on their own, and battled it out.
Our final activity was “exploding TNT” . . . aka Coke and Mentos. 😉 Always a hit. ALWAYS.
When our happy little Minecraft birthday party guests left the party they left with an inflatable weapon and a “TNT” bag full of a candy bar wrapped in THIS printable wrapper, their Minecraft pencil, and some Minecraft stickers (found HERE).
One last thing. I found these “dynamite” candles that were like sparklers and re-lit. The boys LOVED them! They thought they were HILARIOUS! After my boy had blown them out several times and everyone was screaming and laughing one of the boys yelled out, “Why would someone do this to their OWN SON?!” LOL!!!! I laughed so hard. I love little kids. The awesome candles were from Amazon and can be found HERE.
Thanks for checking out my boy’s Minecraft birthday party! If you enjoyed this party then I know you will love some of his other parties as well!
Gail Berkey says
That’s the most awesome party EVER!!! Your kids are so lucky to have you for their mom!!!’
MIa White says
Love this! The mentos & coke dynamite idea is the best– I wish I’d have known that one when we did a Minecraft LAN party for my daughter a couple years ago. (http://untoadoption.org/a-virtual-birthday/) So cool!
marie Cline says
I am sitting here with my mouth gaping open at these wonderful parties…WOW! You should truly think about becoming a “party organizer” or something to that affect. Amazing!
Sarah Westover McKenna says
Thank you so much! You made my day!
Mother of 3 says
This is awesome! I have thrown a Minecraft themed party myself but wow! You really went over the top. Everything looks so fantastic and the smiles on the kids’ faces just says it all.
My grandson loves Minecraft. The brownie cake is a great idea. I would love to see a post on how you did the icing. The kids look like they’re having a ball. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
So much fun! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!
Jann Olson says
So fun! I have a couple of minecraft loving grandsons that would go crazy over this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Jannis Jopkin says
Looks like a great party. Hopefully I can throw mine one just like this too!