Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Minecraft Party

My son is totally obsessed with the Minecraft game!
So, a few months ago I started combing Pinterest and the Internet for any and all ideas. Here is what I came up with for his 11th birthday party.
Hope you enjoy!

The Invite:
I made 40+ of these little buggers! They got mixed up while getting passed out...if I had to do it over again, I'd mail them pre-cut and have the kids put them together themselves!




On-Time Activity: Minecraft Masks
I had some large tagboard squares and a billion cut up pieces of construction paper. The kids all made a Minecraft Skin-a Pixelation of themselves so they could enter the Minecraft Party World!
They did an amazing job, too!



 I ordered the stone wall backdrop from Oriental Trading and made the Birthday banner myself.


Minecraft Tutorial: (For those that weren't familiar with it)

 


Get Wood!
I totally ran out of time and energy! So my games were very basic. We had the party at a large pavillion and the party tables and food were on one side, games and things on the other. We strewed wooden craft sticks on the floor. The kids had to go collect 3 little sticks and 2 big ones (we skipped a few crafting steps, I know!)



After the "wood" was collected, the kids had to CRAFT a pick axe and their chest (inventory bag/goodie bag).

Chests/Goodie Bags

Pick Axe




Next we had to mine for ORE... (crumpled up foil)
and craft an IRON pick axe!







Then we had a great game of Musical Minecraft!



We played Minecraft Parody Songs. The kids had to make sure they were standing on a block when the music stopped and the ones that got "out" got to pick the next song!


Time to Mine!
For this I used several small blocks scattered around the floor of the pavillion. After the kids collected the blocks, they came over to the crafting table and looked at the prizes. They had to see what was needed to craft the prize and use those blocks. It got very complicated and I ended up letting them just grab the prizes they wanted (one of each only!*)






Prizes included: Minecraft Stickers, Printable Foldables, Trading Cards, "Diamonds", Gold Coins, and Twizzlers TNT.



Time for the Food...My Favorite Part!


Here's what we had:














And the cake...



 

 A very happy birthday boy!



After food...presents and then...CREEPER attack!


(you can see the Creeper better in the blog title picture at the top)



Candy packets were inside: Starbursts and Caramels. (Also pictured are the TNT candy prize bags)





Closing Activity: Minecraft Song Videos and Dancing






I hope you liked our party!
 I used a lot of ideas from Megan over at Choose Awesome.
Check out her Minecraft Party here!

*Leave some comments if you enjoyed! ;)
Please credit this site if you share or use ideas from it!


55 comments:

  1. Awesome ideas!! I am going to have to steal them for my daughters 11th birthday in July! Thanks!

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  2. Love it!!!! My son is obsessed with Minecraft and he'll be having a Minecraft party in May. Thanks for all the great ideas! Would you mind sharing how you made those blocks? Thanks!

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    1. I ordered some 8x8x8 boxes from Uline. I searched for the minecraft blocks, then used the crop tool to save just the side I needed. I printed 4-6 sides onto paper, cut out and glued to the boxes. (To save ink, I stacked them so most didn't need the top or bottom.) Good luck!

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    2. Could you send me a link to the Minecraft font???

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    3. @Anthony Gray -- 'Better late than never' but if you wish Minecraft Font; web search dafont.com. They offer at least three different types for FREE. -Brenda-

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  3. Love your party ideas! How did you create the signs that went with the food items?

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  4. I got images from www.minecraftwiki.com and downloaded the Minecraft font. I did the signs in PowerPoint.

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  5. I seriously LOVE your party!! Am having one for my 7 yr old tomorrow and have borrowed some of your ideas, as well as Megan's,... Thank you!!

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  6. Wow so cute!!! You did a great job! There is nothing Minecraft at the stores. Did you print everything yourself?

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  7. This is brilliant -- absolutely inspired! If you ever wanted a job, you could start your own business as a party creator...

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  8. Love your party!! You did a great job! I will be borrowing many of your ideas. How did you print the signs for the food?

    Thanks!
    Madeline

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  9. My son is also begging for a Minecraft party! I loved your ideas!

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  11. Where did you buy those cups? I've looked everywhere, even online, and I can't find the perfect cubed ones like those you have!

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    1. I got the square cups for the jello at Party City...but just saw Wal-Mart is carrying them in their party section!

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  12. Hello,

    Everything looks great. I will be throwing a BD party for my son. I am wondering whether you have the files for print out that used for the cubes? If so, do you mind sharing it with me?
    Thanks (abayyigit@yahoo.com)

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  13. HI! Great party! Do you still have the templates you used for the food?

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  14. love your ideas, what did you use to color the black rice crispies (coal). thanks!

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    1. I used Wilton Black gel coloring (for decorating cake icing)

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  15. Can you please tell me where did you find paper to make the boxes? And what size are they? I want to buy some boxes 9x9x9
    Do you think it will be enough? I can't find the paper anywhere on the website.

    Thank you

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    1. I ordered 8x8x8 and 6x6x6 from Uline so I could print on regular paper.

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    2. Also, I found the boxes online and cropped to get one side, then enlarged to the size I needed to print.

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  16. Where did you get that grass on the table? Great party!

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  17. I purchased it through Oriental Trading. Also, I saw Dollar Tree has some football partyware out and they have a plastic tablecover that has "grass" on it. (not textured of course). I have it pinned on my Pinterest board...Follow me on Smith9456.

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  18. This looks like it was a fabulous party and I love all your pictures and ideas. I'm striking out on following up with leads though. The other blog (Megan's Choose Awesome) link isn't valid and can't find the grass on Oriental Trading. I'm really hoping when I get out to Dollar Tree and Walmart that I can find those other things! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

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    1. Also, I forgot to ask what the green is on top of the cake. I can't figure it out but it looks awesome.

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  19. Awesome! Thank you for sharing! My son would of loved this party.

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  20. These were great ideas! I incorporated them into my own party for my son and it was a great success.

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  21. Where did you get the food print outs? :)

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  22. Would you email me your directions and sign for making the Krispy Blocks Please Please!!! kdkyle83@gmail.com

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  23. Hey – great blog, just looking around some blogs, seems a really nice platform you are using. I’m currently using WordPress for a few of my blogs but looking to change one of them over to a platform similar to yours as a trial run. Anything in particular you would recommend about it? Minecraft

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  24. Thanks for sharing. How do you color the Rice Krispies?

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    1. Same question as Jenn C. Somewhat of a novice chef, so need a little more detail around how to color the krispy treats. Thanks!

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    2. I use Wilton cakes black food coloring (sort of a gel). Takes a LOT of it!

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    3. Do you think I could add chocolate cake mix or cocoa to the Rice Krispy mix to get more of the dirt color? my son doesn't want cake

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  25. Everything looks amazing!! Any chance you'd be willing to share your powerpoint slides for the signs. I'm rather technichally challenged. My email is sarahpearsall12@gmail.com. My son and I would be most grateful!!

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    1. I updated the link to Megan's site - Choose Awesome, where I got lots of my ideas. Although I made a lot of my printables, she has LOTS you can use on her party post!

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  26. I'm in Scotland and am really struggling to source things for my 9yo minecraft party in just over a week. My main hurdle is the food signs. I have the font but can't find the graphics. If you can help in any way, as the site you mentioned no longer exists, please email me parasol15@hotmail.com - you'd make a little boy's day!

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    1. I updated the link to Megan's site - Choose Awesome, where I got lots of my ideas. Although I made a lot of my printables, she really has everything you need available to print out! Let me know how it goes!

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    2. Love this = Thanks for posting such awesome ideas

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  27. I am the party mom QUEEN.. and I stand in AWE OF YOUR GREATNESS! I love it when parents get into the party ideas so much!!! I should blog her pirate party.. (a cake that spun on two levels to complete the treasure map that they then followed to dig for the treasure in an actual treasure box with chains..) just sayin.. Thank you so much for sharing these ideas! I am going to shamelessly borrow some since I know nothing about MINECRAFT except that my daughter is obsesssed.

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  29. Entertainment is the part of life. If you want to enjoy your life, you need must enjoy it. we are provide you to chat in online, join with dance club, music, Hollywood Disco, Party Ideas, TV show, bar and grill.
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  30. where did you get the file for the tree? this looks awesome !

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  31. Hi,
    Where did you find the grass???

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  32. Hi,
    Where did you find the grass???

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  33. Hi,
    Where did you find the grass???

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  36. Great list of ideas for games. I'm definitely going to use few from this post for my son's birthday party. Thank you,

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  37. I want to celebrate the first birthday of my son with great celebration. Please suggest which is the best birthday party nyc venue where i can throw a grand party to my friends? Please suggest with a good advice.

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  38. Hi, my name is Laura and I work with Fox Chapel Publishing, a craft and woodworking book publisher based in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania (www.foxchapelpublishing.com). We are publishing a book on crafts inspired by the game Minecraft and are including an inspiration gallery in the book full of ideas for parties, baking, decoration, and other cool things you can make and do with ideas and images from the game. We’d like to source the gallery from creative people like you! We saw the Minecraft party photos on your site and loved them. We’d like to feature them in the gallery! Please contact me at taylor@foxchapelpublishing.com if you’re interested. This book will be printed very soon, so if you could get back to me as soon as possible, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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