February 06, 2013

A Fun Minecraft Party!







We survived the Minecraft party!  There was a lot of fun things that we were able to create for my son's birthday.   You can see the invitations here.   The boys had a sleep over that started with tacos for dinner.  Then we opened presents and ate cake and other desserts.  After dinner the boys played the Minecraft game against each other and finished the evening off by building the Minecraft pig and creeper.  After that, they were free to wear the Steve Heads and jump into a bunch of boxes that Dustin painted gray for them to build and destroy.  So today I thought I would catch up on all of the decorations, food, etc.

Here's the party...


 This is where the kids ate and did the crafts later on in the evening.  
My friend and I worked for quite a while on the windows to make them look like the Minecraft glass.  Just some scissors and white electrical tape did the trick for the windows.  I added some blue diamonds on the table and the Steve Heads in the center to finish it off.


I had my husband run to the UPS store and print up the pdf file for the Steve Heads.  He also picked up two 10 x 10 boxes to use for the heads.  You can get the directions for the Steve Head here.

A little black electrical tape and some green balloons and I had some hanging creepers.
 We continued with the white electrical tape on to the sliding glass door.


For the drinks, I went with bottled water and creeper juice in creeper cups. 





The cups were also done with black electrical tape.



I made the water bottle wraps using Photoshop.



The creeper juice was created from a bottle of 7UP, a can of limeade, and a bit of green food coloring.
* Crazy kid behind the creeper juice not included ;-)



Cookie Decorating




Krispy Coal
Since Coal is a big part of Minecraft, I thought creating some Rice Krispy coal for the kids to eat would be fun.  I followed these directions and changed the method of heating.  I always use the microwave where I can.  So I got a microwavable bowl and threw in the butter and marshmallows and warmed them up by using the defrost button.  I just kept checking and stirring every 30 seconds or so until it was all combined.  Then I added the black food coloring and the krispies to finish it off.  It helps if you spray the bowl with Crisco spray so that the marshmallow doesn't stick. 

I loved creating this Minecraft shirt using freezer paper.  It was so fun and easy that I made two of them within 30 minutes.  Check here for directions.  I ended up drawing mine on graph paper like the directions show, since the link to the template did not work.

Supplies
Shirt
Freezer Paper
Fabric Paint
Exacto Knife
Cutting Mat or Cardboard
Paint Dobber or Sponge


Minecraft Creeper Wall Display

This guy took four packs of plates to create.  I found the idea Here.  If you are looking to do a smaller version of it, then you can just use the dessert size plates.  I think that's what they did in the link I found and it was a good size.  I used dinner sized plates to create mine. 


The Dessert Table

I made some signs for the dessert table and created the boxes for the TNT dynamite on Photoshop.   I know I mentioned that I would show a couple hints on how I make cakes, but I had to put it together in a really short amount of time so I will give some hints on an upcoming bridal shower cake I am doing in a few weeks. 


I cut an old small Kool-Aid box in half and wrapped the TNT sign around it.



Really quick and easy Minecraft cake.  Might just be the easiest decorated cake I have made before.  I was pretty excited considering the fact that I was running out of time on the day of the party.


Minecraft Creeper Truffles

I used the same method to make the Creeper Truffles as I did to make my daughter's Lego Truffles.  I finished it off by adding the creeper face and some Minecraft tags I made in Photoshop.



To finish the party up, we made some goody bags and filled them with Minecraft things.

I was originally going to do Green goody bags with Creeper faces, when I came across this design using Steve faces on XL Paper bags.  I thought this was way more inventive.  I found the idea for the bags and the candy bars Here.  I also added some of the blue plastic diamonds to the bags.  The ones that you can see on the dinner table in the picture at the top.  I didn't get a chance to take pics of the last two items that I added to the bags.  One was a lump of krispy coal that I put in an individual clear bag and attached a green and white krispy coal sticker.  The other was another TNT treat.  I put a TNT card in clear treat bags, threw in some twizzlers and tied it off with some twine.  These were actually my favorite, so I wish I had some pics of them :-(

Oh yes and the banner was a free printable that I found online Here.
I printed an additional page of the Creeper face so that I could make two banners out of the one.

All in all the party was a lot of fun and the kids seemed to love it, especially this guy...



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41 comments:

  1. Ummm you should add party planning to your services. You seem to throw the most amazing parties!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Jessica!!! I have so much fun doing them :0)

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  2. Any way you might share the Photoshop water bottle label file? Your party is my main inspiration for my son's upcoming 10th birthday party! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic ideas!

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    1. Sure, I don't mind. I will try to contact you through email.

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    2. I didn't see an email that I could contact you at. If you get this reply, just email me at seasideinteriors01@gmail.com. Thanks :)

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    3. Ah! I just saw that you responded to this. I made my own water bottle labels (weren't as nice as yours, but the boys thought they were "sick"). The party was last Saturday, it was fantastic!! Thanks so much again for the inspiration!!

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  3. Wow!! I LOVE everything! Thank You SO MUCH for sharing. My son's birthday party is next week, I cant wait!!! All of the kids that we are inviting love minecraft. I cant wait to see their faces since I told everyone it was going to be "video games" themed because I wantef to surprise them :) .Thanks again! *big hug* ((-_-))

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    1. Thanks Elvira, I'm sure the party was a wonderful surprise

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  4. This was an AWESOME party you threw! I am working on one of my own. Would you mind sharing the pop rocks TNT wrapper download. I would really appreciate it. I am not particularly computer savvy but am working on some craft ideas for the our party. My e-mail is ericjustine@msn.com. I would love to share my ideas and pics with you. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. I don't mind at all, I will send the tnt file along and I would love to see the after pics from the party :)

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    2. I'd love the poprocks TNT wrapper too please. I found poprocks at Party City and we're having a Minecraft themed party.

      celese.berkompas@gmail.com


      Celese

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  5. Hi there, I'm jumping on the bandwagon with everyone else here. I LOVE your inspiration! You are quite creative. Any chance I could get your printable designs? Thank you. So excited to do this for my son's party ;-)

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    1. Thanks Jodi!
      I just need your email address and then I can send them.

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  6. Awesome inspiration. Could I please also have your TnT wrapper and water bottle wrapper designs? Thank you so much!

    Kerri

    glynnkerri@gmail.com

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  7. Awesome inspiration! Could I also get your TNT and water bottle wrapper designs? Thanks so much!

    Kerri

    glynnkerri@gmail.com

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  8. Wow! This looks fantastic! How did you make the TNT wrap for the gift bags?

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  9. So awesome!!! My son turns 11 on the 29th of June and is wanting a Minecraft party as well. I would love to use some of your images! Would love the goody bag, tnt label and labels for the candy bars. I don't have Photoshop but hopefully I could open it in Microsoft Word. My email address is JaysChelleyPooh@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!! :)

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  10. I would love a copy of your printables: tnt, candybar pop rock labels, water bottle and goody bag labels. My party is tomorrow so if you can't get to it by then..thanks anyway! Your party looked awesome. My son is 11 tomorrow and I'm trying to put it all together today! thank again- catamaranshcool@hotmail.com

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  11. hi
    super super ideas!
    my son will love this!
    could i also get the printables for the party?
    thanks and love the ideas
    from holland
    marjolein

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  12. You are awesome with the creative ideas...my son will be turning 10 in 31 Jul, i would like your idea to threw him a Minecraft party. I would love to use some of your images such as the water bottle wraps, goody bag, tnt labels. I would be much appreciated if you could please email to ncptan@hotmail.com. Thank you. Nancy

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  13. you kicked butt with this party!!! I am a huge party theme person and you rocked this!!!

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  14. What an awesome job you did! May I ask how you hung the plates on the wall without messing up your wall? I thought double sided tape but wondering that will hold it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  15. Love everything! my son having a Minecraft Birthday Party in August which is swiftly approaching and would love if you would share with me your printables. My email gbaptist2000@gmail.com Thanks in advance.

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  16. This is terrific! Love the ideas and templates. Can you share your printables with me too, candy bar ect.... My son will be 10 in August and is crazy for Minecraft. My email is boonetty@msn.com Thank you so much. Your so creative.

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  17. So creative! Would you please share your printables with me as well. My sons birthday party is 7/13. Thanks for the great ideas! pugz99@gmail.com

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  18. So creative! I would love it if you would share your printables with me as well. Thanks for the great ideas! pugz99@gmail.com

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  19. Great party! I was wondering if you could share the printables with me. It would be so helpful!
    Thanks!
    kbgunter@valdosta.edu

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  20. This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for this, gave me some great ideas. You're freaking super mom!

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  21. You might just be the coolest mom in town. Would love to check out the printables Jamie@earthjam.net

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  22. This is really fantastic. I love how it has that lovely hand-made look. I too would love if you could share your printable s with me. My email is cpwhite5@bigpond.com. Thank you from Australia.

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    1. Thanks Sam for ordering the Invites and Printables for the Minecraft Party! Have a great birthday party!

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  23. Thanks for all of the feedback on the Minecraft party! I now have a Package including additional Minecraft Party Printables that is available through Paypal on the right column of the blog.

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  24. Cool ideas! How did the cookies turn out? Is there somewhere that list was is in the Minecraft Party Printables you have for sale?

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  25. I would love a copy of the design for the water bottle labels - I do not have photoshop and having major trouble trying to design

    taniaw@officelogic.com.au

    Your help is much appreciated and so are your ideas :)

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  26. Thanks Tania, If you look on the right hand side of the blog there is a spot where you can purchase the printables packages for the Minecraft Party.

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  27. hi i love your ideas! my son is having a minecraft party in a few weeks and i had no idea where to start until i found your blog,is there any chance you would share the printables with me also please?

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  28. Hi Donna, Thanks for the lovely comments!! I have a printables package you can purchase on the right hand side of the blog.

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  29. Hi Helen, I purchased the minecraft printables from your page today and I was wanting to know when and how I would receive them?
    Love your work! Thanks so much!!
    Beth Starcher
    bethstarcher@yahoo.com

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  30. Thank you so very much for these ideas and the downloads! It went off perfectly! (you can view my facebook perhaps to see the pics)

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  31. You are so welcome and I'm so glad you guys had a great party! I am off to check out the pics ;)

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    1. Debbie, I checked your info on google and couldn't find your facebook page. If you get a chance, can you send me the link. I would love to check it out, thanks!

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