Minecraft Birthday Party
This Minecraft Birthday Party was an intense labor of love! I made SO many huge perler bead crafts. I’ve posted about the 3D perler bead grass blocks, and Minecraft food perlers, Minecraft TNT block, and Minecraft Ghast that were all so essential to the theme and decor of this party.
The main feature of this party was the Minecraft cake table! The kids really loved all the different snack options we had. There are Marshmallows for “snowballs”, Rolo candy for “gold bars”, Sour Cherry Balls for “apples”, Green Gumballs for “slimeballs”, Sour Patch Watermelon candy for “watermelon”, and chips ahoy cookies for “cookies”. Here is where those hours of labor came in making all the 3d grass block perlers. It was a lot of work but I had fun doing it. I ran out of brown perler beads half way through making these so I had some down time in the process while I waited for perler to ship them to me. You can of course, get them from amazon with 2 day shipping (Try Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free Trial)
We also had Twizzlers representing the TNT block (it’s a stretch, work with me here lol).
These chocolate rice crispy treats were a HUGE hit! The kids gobbled these up first. A simple rice crispy recipe topped with buttercream icing piped on with Wilton’s Grass Icing Tip. A really easy treat that even the kids could help with!
The cupcakes and cake! The cupcakes were meant to resemble the minecraft villagers, my kids made these cute cupcake toppers.
The cake was really difficult to make, in all honesty. I have never really made a square cake before and I underestimated how difficult it was going to be to ice. The TNT block cake at the top was the most difficult because I didn’t have a proper pan size for it and so I made the same size as the bottom then cut the layer into 4 and stacked 3. The edges were not smooth and it made a MESS! This one that made it was the second attempt, the first went straight into the garbage as it looked like garbage lol. I had a bit of forethought and made the tiny squares out of fondant days ahead of time but I ended up running out *wah!* so the night before the party there I was cutting out more fondant squares. Definitely cut more than you think you will need! It was a time consuming task. To top it all off I bought a Minecraft Toy Pack to place on and around the cake board.
The background for the cake table was made using a huge poster board. I cut out evenly sized squares of shades of green and pasted them on to the board. Another time consuming task, but worth it in the end.
The cake table displayed our Minecraft Light-Up Wall Torch and Diamond Minecraft Foam Sword. As well as a ton of other perler bead figurines I made: an Alex from Minecraft 3D perler, a diamond armor Steve 3D perler, a 3D minecraft mooshroom perler, and a 3D minecraft cake perler (Instructions on these to be posted soon!). We also had a few Minecraft Papercraft toys adorning the table. The Foil Gold Bar Favor Boxes were found on Amazon. To cover the cake table was a piece of dark brown fabric that I had left over from my baby blanket sewing days (free! essentially) and the awesome and totally versatile Tissue Paper Grass Mat that I have used for more than a few parties!
We drank Kool-aid jammers because they matched the theme, I had two metal buckets so I layered some tissue paper inside to resemble the “lava bucket” and “water bucket” on minecraft. One held cherry, the other blue raspberry.
This Minecraft Ghast 3D perler was also on the kids table, as well as a big redstone block (Instructions to follow).
For fun and games at the party we made perler beads of course!! I printed these simple Minecraft faces out and placed in these very multifunctional frames that I use at almost all my parties. Make sure you have an adult handy to do the ironing! Kids should not handle this part of the craft.
We played several rounds of Bingo. I downloaded the pages from here and printed them off on card stock. If you have a laminator I would suggest laminating them as well. I didn’t have one at the time but I recently purchased this one: AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator (SO cheap) and it’s honestly a game changer! I’m always looking for things to laminate now! We used Starburst candy as our place holders to keep with the square theme of the party.
I made these creeper faces out of a cardboard box cut in half and then eyes and mouth were cut out using an exactoknife. I spray painted it different shades of green and outlined the eyes and mouth with a black sharpie. The kids had to keep score on their own as they threw bean bags through the holes to take down the creepers!
This Minecraft Ghast was made out of a square box and spray painted white. My son and I colored in the faces with sharpies and added paper streamers to the bottom. It turned out so cool and was very cheap to make!
Last, we had a dance party hosted by youtube videos! The kids thought this was really fun, it was a blended birthday with boys and girls, interestingly there were many more boys dancing than girls. There are really cute minecraft parody songs on Youtube, just be careful and prescreen them as some videos can be inappropriate. I found a playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGIaiYd9mR9ECmTxCDbDR4EE_iVxUv9Qg
Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment with any questions or let me know how your own Minecraft birthday party went!
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