Monday, February 11, 2013

Minecraft Party Recap...

If you're tired of hearing me talk about Minecraft, this is NOT the post for you...sorry!  If, however, you are planning a Minecraft Party, keep on reading.  E recently turned 9 and this year he was all about having a Minecraft Party.  When he told me that was what he wanted, I began my online research.  I found this blog and then I got started.

I purchased some digital papers and banners from Creative Creek Studio on etsy and made some Creeper "Juice" labels for water bottles
as well as some labels for milk chocolate bars, which we used as prizes for the games.
I also made E and Little Miss Creeper shirts using freezer paper....super easy and they came out great.  
I covered a boring pinata to suit the party theme...but, I didn't spend too much time on it since it would be destroyed in less than 5 minutes.
I made a Steve and Creeper head along with various foam tools.  They were easy to make, but somewhat time consuming.

For games we played
Pass the TNT.  The music played and when the music stopped, whomever held the TNT was out.

We had the pinata.
The kids made Creeper Bags for their pinata loot.

And, we also played block games in teams...given a set number of minutes (using a timer), build the tallest, biggest, most creative, etc...

Thankfully, my mom came to help with the cake.  Although I'm a fan of cupcake cakes, E requested a "real" cake this year.  I must admit, the cake baking/decorating thing is not all that fun for me.  I'm excited to see the end result, but I really don't enjoy the process in getting there.

It seemed like I was making paper Minecraft things for weeks and then the party was over so quickly.  Although I wasn't all that familiar with the game, I had fun preparing for our little man's ninth birthday, and it appeared that a good time was had by all.

E got this great Creeper blanket from my cousin...she made it!  I'll have to get a better picture and repost; E loves it, of course.

Other Minecraft posts here and here


TNT boxes here.

Steve head template here.

Foam sword and pickaxe printables here.  Online tutorial here.

Cake here.

Freezer paper stenciling here. Freezer paper purchased here.

"In the end, you know it's all about blocks."


Emily B. said...

Would you be willing to share your water bottle wrapper that you created?

Thanks, Emily
emily beckham g mail com

Linda said...

Hi Emily,

Because I used someone else's digital paper to create the label, I don't feel comfortable sharing it because it isn't completely my own to share. I noticed the link within my post is no longer active, however you can search etsy for Minecraft digital papers and several options will come up. I basically measured the size I needed, cropped the digital paper and added text in an editing program. I hope this helps. Sorry I can't share in good conscience.