Hello DIY Minecraft Party, all my now 10 year old son talks about is Minecraft. He would watch Minecraft How To Videos on YouTube for hours if we allowed him. I must admit I’ve never played the game and until I decided to make it the theme for his 10th birthday party, I didn’t know much about the game. It’s like the digital version of Lego’s but it has more of a Nintendo pixel like design.
Since I was unfamiliar with the game I had research to do in order to pull this off. I also consulted my son on my findings to make sure I was accurately representing. His image is on the line apparently and I’m bucking for Best Mom ever. This is what I came up with. I figured they’d play Minecraft at some point throughout the day, so I looked into how they’re able to play online together with the help of this Minecraft server list, they were building together in their private Minecraft world for longer than I anticipated!
It took me a while coming up with all of these ideas and because I was so focused on the finer details, I didn’t really plan any activities. We had the classic games like pass the parcel and I got an inflatable bounce house too. That went down well! I found that N-Flatables manufactures and sells several bounce house combo types and inflatable combos with slides and I just knew my son and all his friends would love it. They spent half their time running around anyway so I didn’t really need any other games.
I started out with the invitation, I tossed this together quickly. We had so much going on I planned this entire party in two and a half weeks. I wanted it to be like an actual ticket to an event. As it turns out the kids thought this was cool. Cool points for Mommy. I made this in PowerPoint. DIY Minecraft Party has put me in good rankings for at least 3 months.
Each table was set with a plate, napkin, Potion of healing (water) and a Minecraft wrist band. I got the wrist bands from Ebay; they were less than $1.00 for each band. The center pieces represented the different things in the game. They were also carried out in the party favors.
A closer look at each setting, I created the labels, printed them out and then laminated them. They have a lot of “potions” in the Minecraft game but I stuck with this one. Everyone needs some healing right?
These jars (I got them from Michael’s) made up the center pieces on all the tables. The mini versions went in the party bags. It was a lot of fun deciding on which to use. The Diamonds were rock candy here but I actually used jellybeans of the same color for the party bags.
I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the bottle and added the labels to the outside. I also created the labels in PowerPoint. As you can see I went with an Emerald green, lime green and black color scheme.
This was the gift table, it includes party favor bags and then we added birthday gifts to the mix. I purchased the Steve head from Target; apparently it was a popular Halloween costume this year. (I had no idea) I added in a few gold nuggets for decoration.
Close up on the party bags and the tags.
“Thanks for making my birthday party the bomb!” I’m all about finding images online to support the theme and editing them to my liking. I used the Microsoft Office font OCR A Extended, it was perfect for the theme.
This is the dessert table. I went with cupcakes instead of a regular cake.
I ordered the cupcakes from my local bakery. I had them put a lime green spray on the white frosting and I created these cupcake toppers. Again I created the images in PowerPoint, cut them out, laminated them and used a hot glue gun to secure a toothpick to the back. I added in two bottles with polka dot straws and Minecraft bands around the jar. I completed the look with several gold nuggets.
I love my cookie lady, she always gets it right. These Minecraft sugar cookies were a total hit, they look good but they taste amazing. Every year I get phone calls asking if there are more cookies because they are just that good. She is out of NY but ships anywhere in the US.
I took the features of the game and used them as party favors. This is what was inside of the party favor bags.
- Fish: Gummy Swedish fish
- Melon: Gummy sour watermelons
- Gold: Gold wrapped Hershey bars
- Redstone: Jelly beans
- Emeralds: Jelly beans
- Iron: Silver wrapped Hershey bars
- Diamonds: Jelly beans
- Sticks: Pretzel sticks
- Trap Door: Chez Its
- TNT: Wrapped Twizzlers
Nasir’s DIY Minecraft party (Pixel Party) was a total hit. Thanks to all of our family and friends for sharing this special day with us. We will do it again in 3 years.
We didn’t want the fun to end.