Minecraft Party!

Minecraft has really kicked off in our house this year, my two sons are obsessed with the pixelated game (as am I!), so it came as no surprise when my eldest wanted to have a Minecraft Party for his 8th birthday.

In the UK, Minecraft is only really starting to get picked up in the shops and so there was really no ready-made party items I could buy so I’ve had to research and make everything from scratch.  Pinterest was my biggest help in this case, you can search for ideas, see what other people have done and even get free invitation printables, which makes life so much easier.  I did find however that most of the ideas came from the US, so you just need to make sure you are able to buy the same items or similar if living in the UK.

Here’s what I came up with and where I found the ideas from:

Minecraft Cake

Minecraft Cake by The Rustic Caterer

Although I consider myself to be a decent baker, my Aunt (from local catering company The Rustic Caterer ) is an even better one!  So she kindly baked and decorated this awesome cake for us.  I sent her some images through Pinterest and let her decide on which one she’d be able to do.

Minecraft Cake Ideas - The Rustic Caterer

Inside the cake she even did a brickwork effect with the sponge in 3 different flavours, vanilla, milk chocolate and dark chocolate and she iced inside with chocolate buttercream.

Brickwork effect spongecake

Minecraft Decorations

I didn’t go too mad with the decorations as the party was set in our own house, but here’s what I did do.

Creeper Balloons were hung around the areas the children would go.  On the green balloons, I made the Creeper faces with both black electrical and then also black permanent marker pen.  The tape looked slightly better, but the pen was a lot quicker!

Minecraft Creeper Balloons - Party Ideas

I then found an idea to make spiders, for this I had black balloons and black crepe paper strips and stuck red electrical tape on the balloon for the eyes.  The spiders were a big hit!

Minecraft Spider decoration - party ideas

That was pretty much it for the actual decorations, I would have liked to have done some Ghasts and in an ideal world a big Creeper, but that wasn’t to be this time.

Minecraft Food

Minecraft Party Table

I really enjoyed finding foods that I could use to match the Minecraft theme, I could have gone mad doing all the foods, but as we were having a BBQ, I stuck with the basics:

Breadsticks – sticks

Cookies – cookies (obviously!)

Lemon drops – Gold

Carrots – carrots

Tropical Juice (should have been green but was more of a yellow) – Creeper Juice

Strawberry Jelly – Lava ( I wanted to also do ‘water’ with blue jelly but sadly couldn’t find any here)

Minecraft drink ideas

The table layout was mainly Creeper inspired with green paper plates, green paper cups with Creeper faces (electrical tape), green napkins and the juice jug also had a Creeper face on it.

minecraft gold

I found these printable Minecraft food signs to go with each food item which completed the look.

Minecraft Games

I decided to opt for 2 organised games for the party as I knew most of the time they would be spent playing in the garden.  I found these 2 games that looked cool and more importantly doable!

Creeper Toss

Minecraft party game ideas

Pin the tail on the Pig

Minecraft party game ideas

For this game we used a creeper head that I made instead of a blindfold.

Minecraft Party Favours

Lastly for the party bags, I found a few different ideas on what to make…

Minecraft party bag ideas

I bought plain white paper bags and printed off Steve heads to stick on like here and then for inside:

  • We made Minecraft heads from Hama Beads
  • We also made Minecraft bottle tops necklaces.  The images I bought off Etsy which you then print off onto photographic paper, and I found the necklace sets on eBay.
  • TNT – Strawberry twizzlers / laces
  • Coal – I made blocks of rice krispie cakes and dyed them using black food colouring, recipe here.

Minecraft party favour ideas

So that’s it, it was admittedly more work than a normal party in an organised play centre or such like, but for all that I really enjoyed seeing the kids faces and their reactions to the Minecraft goodies I did.

Have you ever put on a themed party before?  What theme was it?

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43 Responses to Minecraft Party!

  1. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought July 15, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Is it bad that I haven’t come across minecraft before? I guess my children are still too young for it! Looks like an amazing party, so many great decoration ideas and the cake looks fantastic. #magicmoments

    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Jess, I only started to hear about it earlier this year with a chance conversation with a friend. It’s a good game to play as it used the childs imagination..there’s no format to the game it’s literally up to you what you do.

    • Ellie30 January 7, 2015 at 12:44 am #

      How did u do the minrcraft head and the necklace pls. My son birthday party is on February.thank you
      U can message me back in my email address. Thank you

      • Carly January 7, 2015 at 9:56 am #

        Hi Ellie,
        Thanks for your message about the necklaces. I found the idea on Pinterest. If you search Etsy for the images (they’re really cheap to buy) and they give you printing instructions so they come out correctly, print on photo paper if possible, here’s a link – https://www.etsy.com/uk/search?q=minecraft%20bottle%20cap%20images&ref=auto3 then the actual necklace sets i just searched on ebay for, again not expensive, look for sets that come with chain, bottle top and a plastic cover… just use super glue when sticking the images on the bottle cap! (i’ll email also)

  2. Hayley July 15, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    This is amazing! You’re so creative, I love how you did the cake.
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    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am #

      Thanks Hayley, I can’t take credit for the cake i’m afraid though :-)

  3. JM Peace July 15, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    My kids are just getting interested in Minecraft – I’ve been on YouTube trying to work out how to play! Love the inside of the cake – what a great idea :)

    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks, it’s a really great game, took me a while to figure the point of it out, but once you get in there and start mining and you find Diamonds! Then it’s great :-)
      My boys live on YouTube, they get a lot of their ideas from watching Stampy and iBallisticSquid.

  4. Helen G July 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    What a brilliant idea!! It must have taken you a while to organise everything, I might have to come to you in the future for tips :-) x

    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Yes! I started planning about 2 months before! Pinterest all the way :-)

  5. Renee Wilson July 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Wow! You seriously went all out. I’m impressed. I can imagine how much all of the kids loved it. You know how to throw a good party.
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    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

      Thanks Renee, it was so much fun!

  6. Toni @ Finding Myself Young July 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    That looks amazing! Minecraft must be seriously popular because I’ve seen heaps of people doing Minecraft parties recently. I’m in the midst of making diy party decorations for my daughters first birthday in less than two weeks. I totally understand the amount of effort it takes!
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    • Carly July 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      Yes lots of effort, but totally worth it…good luck in your final weeks of preparation!

  7. Nikki Thomas July 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    What genius ideas?! My son loves Minecraft so I have pinned this post to give me some inspiration for his party next year. You are very clever
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    • Carly July 16, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks Nikki, it really was a fun party and the boys loved it!

  8. julie July 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    OMG what an amazing themed party! You really pulled out all the stops!!! x
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    • Carly July 16, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks Julie :-)

  9. Paul Wandason July 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Wow – sounds like a lot of preparation is needed beforehand, but it’s well worth it afterwards!
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    • Carly July 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

      Yes, but definitely worth it :-)

  10. EssentiallyJess July 17, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    We just had a mine craft party on the weekend too and it was heaps of fun! I haven’t shared photos yet. I probably should. :)
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    • Carly July 17, 2014 at 9:56 am #

      Oh really, that’s great, would love to see your photos, will keep a look out!

  11. cathy July 17, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Love your blog header, it is so cool! My sweet boy also had a minecraft party and your sons looks like it was a great hit! Love some of the ideas that you created! And the cake, whoa does that look great! :-)

    • Carly July 17, 2014 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks Cathy, Minecraft is becoming more and more popular, especially with the boys! Thanks also for the follow :-)

  12. cathy July 17, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    P.S. I am now following you :-)
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  13. Chloe (Sorry About The Mess) July 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Wow, this is FAB! You went to a lot of effort and it really paid off. Hope everyone enjoyed the party : )
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    • Carly July 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks Chloe :-)

  14. Evette Garside July 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Loving the cake!

    • Carly July 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm #


  15. Kyla July 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I hold my hands up, I have no idea what mine craft is!? However those look like some amazing decorations and the cake looks wonderful!
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    • Carly July 18, 2014 at 9:18 am #

      Thanks Kyla!

  16. Debra July 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    We quite like a little bit of minecraft. I like that the lack of incredible and complicated graphics allows for children to use more of their imaginations. That cake is so good and you did an amazing job with the decorations and party accessories. A homemade party is the best kind of party.
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    • Carly July 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Debra, I agree, they use their imaginations a lot more in this type of game and they really have to think about the design and structure behind their creations. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Tom @Ideas4Dads July 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    These are absolutely brilliant – love the inside of the cake and the party bags especially. Your son must have been made up :-) we have yet to do a fully themed party but this has given me some inspiration :-)
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  18. Siobhan@Everyone Else is Normal July 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    What an incredible cake! And such fantastic ideas for a mine craft party. Although how you find the time to do it all beats me! My son and daughter (7, nearly 8 and 10) are both really into Minecraft, so i think this is a great idea for his birthday that is coming up….I might be paying your blog a visit again come Sept! #pocolo
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  19. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) July 20, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Whoa amazing party decor and party goodies! you stayed true to your theme! Awesome! #pocolo
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  20. Tegan July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Wow this looks amazing. I had a party over the weekend for my little guy and looking at your pictures I am bummed that I didn’t get more photos of everything.
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  21. Honest Mum July 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Wow, well done you, ah-mazing! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts too!
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  22. otilia February 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    oh how nice my girls don’t know minecraft but for a boys party is great!

  23. Aron March 23, 2016 at 7:45 am #

    Yes, it seems with this game all mad and crazy! What you find so interesting

  24. Love Family Holidays March 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    That cake is amazing! My daughter would love it! Great detail with the sponge blocks inside 😀


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