A special someone just turned 7 years old, and his one request was a Minecraft themed birthday party. He’s handled this year of transition like a champ so this was a wish I wanted to honor. However, while I love me a themed party, I just didn’t have the time to go ‘all out’ and have our house look like Pinterest exploded all over it. With a few easy projects and DIY decorations, we whipped up a Minecraft party that everyone enjoyed with minimal effort on my part… which was much appreciated in this rollercoaster of a season!
I was nervous because this was our first party in our new house– the sod hasn’t even rooted outside yet– so I wasn’t sure how the ‘traffic’ would flow or whether they’d play outside the entire time or run up and down the staircases inside instead. My strategy was to keep them occupied with food and games, and for the most part it worked until at one point and saw a group of 7 boys acting like a special ops team and storming the guest room. Ah, well. Couldn’t predict that one. Other than that, they had an amazing time and appreciated the decorations, food and activities!
NOTE: I’ll put all sources for items at the end of this post to make it easy to find what you need!
Minecraft Party Decorations and Treat Bags
The stage was set with a few easy decorations set up around our house. We opted to fill Minecraft balloons with a helium tank from Target and placed those around the house and yard.
Tables were covered in a stone wall tablecloth that looked very Minecraft-ish.
Our Nether Portal was a huge hit. I simply taped streamers to the back of a piece of posterboard and hung it in a doorway. This stayed up for a week afterwards and had to be quietly recycled while he was at school because *someone* didn’t want me to take it down.
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For the treat bags, I purchased a few packs of red bags at The Dollar Store and glued on TNT wrappers I downloaded online. Inside the bags we had Pickax Pencils, Rock Bouncy Balls, and some food goodies I picked up at Costco.
Minecraft Food Table and Cake
What’s a party without food?! I had a local baker make the cake, and it was GORGEOUS. The kids weren’t a fan of the fondant icing (who is?) so in hindsight I should have probably gotten one from the local grocer but seriously it was a stunner and doubled as decor. She did a great job and it was super clever.
I printed food label tents from this website and added a few of our own. There was a good mix of healthy food with the treats to keep it somewhat balanced.
In all honestly, the gold nuggets (chocolate) were a huge mistake. I found a few on our upstairs carpet after the party. Thankfully it came out easily but next time I’m avoiding the situation totally.
Minecraft Activities, Crafts and Games
We had a crafting table (apparently that really is a thing in Minecraft) and filled it with markers and masks, DIY pickaxes, and swords to color. That was a huge hit!
There was also a Minecraft Mob paperfolding kit I ordered from Amazon that was pretty awesome. I spread out the pieces and the kids had a blast folding their own Minecraft blocks and animals.
In one station, I put all our Minecraft toys in a bin in case anyone needed a quiet spot to play. We had Creepers, Steve, Alex, the Stop Motion Animation Set, Minecraft Building Set, and a few other goodies (see links at the end for all our favorite Minecraft toys.)
For an outdoor game, I covered our kids cornhole set with posterboard and added a face for a ‘Creeper Toss’ game. The kids still play with it, I’ve yet to convert it back to regular ol’ cornhole.
While it’s not at all related to Minecraft, we wanted to do something extra special for Ben since he’s been so amazing. We had the Kona Ice truck come to the house so the kids (and adults!) could make their own flavored snow cones. It was a warm day so they loved it.
While I ducked Creepers and Nether Portals, my Minecraft obsessed kiddo had an amazing time and so did his friends with minimal effort on my part. Win-win. 😉 Hope you’ll enjoy these tips and tell me all about your favorite Minecraft party ideas!
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Minecraft DIY Pickaxes (masks are out of stock online)