A couple of weeks ago Mr.Monster celebrated his 6th birthday. Since his leg was still in a cast I wanted to keep it small and not very demanding physically. He requested a Minecraft themed party and these 2 concepts seemed to fit together nicely; videos games and an easy paced party. It’s been a few years since I’ve gone all out with the decorations for him too (we’ve done Chuckie Cheese type things the last few years) so I figured I owed him a good one.
One thing I really like to do is decorate for the kid’s parties the night before while they are in bed. This serve two purposes 1. they aren’t underfoot while I’m trying to get stuff done and 2. it’s an awesome surprise for them when they wake up in the morning to a fully decorated room.
The Minecraft theme is actually so easy to work with. For decorations I had a Creeper plate wall, balloon spiders, Creeper coloured window streamers, and various Minecraft toys around. For food I made a dirt block cake, green juice in creeper cups, game themed goodies and a “blocks” lunch. We also had a Minecraft YouTube playlist, crafts, goodie bags and more! Some of the ideas came off of Pinterest and some are my own, but everything came together nicely and the birthday boy was super happy. And that’s what really matters right?
We started the party with the Minecraft masks craft. I figured I’d better get them all sitting down for the craft before they got all fired up and it was a lost cause. I precut all the squares and glued on popsicle sticks a head of time so all the kids had to do was glue on their creations. Clearly there is some varying skill levels here haha, but it was a quick, easy, and fun craft especially for kids so young.
Then we put on a YouTube playlist that I created of Minecraft parody songs up on the TV for the kids to watch and sing and dance to while I prepared lunch. Here is the playlist if you’d like to check it out (there’s actually some really clever ones! People have too much time on their hands!):
Lunch might have been my favourite part though. I thought I was pretty clever here and it came out really well. Of course I precut all the meat and cheese the night before so all that had to be done at the party was stacking the slices evenly to make squares. Side note: I actually have no idea what slimeballs or red stone are, but I found the printable cards and worked with it. All the kids thought it was pretty funny too!
I got the cake idea from Adventures of Mel. Adding crushed up Oreos to the chocolate icing was genius! Not only does it look more like real dirt, but it tastes AMAZING! I will for sure be doing that again on some cupcakes in the near future. Tip: Make sure the oven is clean before you start and doesn’t start billowing with smoke, setting off your smoke detector, then requiring cooling and cleaning before starting over all while your cake mix goes flat…not that that happened to me….
Each of the goodie bags contained a Minecraft keychain and some black and green candies from Party City then the kids got to add “gold” and “diamonds” to their bags when they picked them up. I got the free printable Minecraft signs from Catch My Party. There are also invitations, banners, etc. posted that I didn’t even use. Check it out!
Super happy with the outcome. This might be my favourite so far! Though the Monsters Inc. one was a close runner up :)