Everyone in our family enjoys Minecraft (okay, maybe Dad doesn't enjoy it as much as the rest of us but he will still play the video game with us if we ask). When we asked our soon-to-be five-year-old what theme he wanted for his birthday party, Minecraft was a top choice.
As our teen had a Minecraft-themed birthday party a few years ago, we wanted to try to serve some different foods this time. Plus – with our 5-year-old's birthday being in June, we were able to grill food outdoors rather than just rely upon indoor cooking like we usually do for our teen's birthday in September.
We prepared hamburgers and hot dogs for the beef and pork of Minecraft. The other foods in the Minecraft world consist of bread (hamburger and hot-dog rolls), fish (Swedish fish), baked potatoes (potato salad), carrots, and melon (gummy melon candy).
We also had lots of different types of snacks and candies to represent the different ores and other items from the Minecraft game.
Ores: Lapis, gold, iron, diamond, redstone, emerald, and coal
Lava and Water: Jello
Sticks: Pretzel sticks
Treats and Sweets
We put together an Enderman Cake and decorated cupcakes like the cake from the game.
|Cupcakes decorated like the cake (It's a lie!) from Minecraft|
As usual, I like to have the children involved with preparing the decorations for the parties. It provides the perfect opportunity to work on arts and crafts, learn new skills, and cooperate to ensure everyone has a fun time.
|Our teen helped with making a Minecraft Birthday Sign|
Our teen drew the templates for the sword, ax, and shovel and I traced them onto cardboard from boxes and cut them out. Then our two younger children and I painted them along with a few torches to decorate the house. Yes, we could have bought the foam ones but it wouldn't have provided as much fun as painting lots of Minecraft objects on the living room floor!
I had been saving old boxes for quite a while in our basement and now was the time to use them! I painted them white and then used both construction paper and plastic tablecloths to create a pig and enderman.
Nether Portal and Photo Background
At the entry way to our kitchen, I created a Nether Portal with purple and black crepe paper.
My husband and I used a blue tablecloth, white construction paper, and green construction paper to create a Minecraft backdrop for photos.
In a previous post, I shared how we created Minecraft Character faces to decorate. We also used Minecraft toys that our sons have gotten as gifts over the years. Our teen and I also created spawn eggs using permanent markers and old plastic eggs.
The kids played Creeper Toss with Creeper Spawn Eggs and this giant Creeper Head I made from a cardboard box.
The party was a great hit with our son, family, and friends. I love being able to help our children celebrate with fun parties.