Minecraft Birthday

My big guy turned 8 recently and since his party was just a few days after our return from Turks and Caicos Islands, I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. The boys have only been to Chuck E Cheeses once and it was a few years back, but they have never forgotten and often ask to go again. For his birthday we decided it would just be a lot easier to take a couple of boys to Chuck E Cheeses with us than try to plan anything here at home. It was a win-win all around, the boys were ecstatic and other than surviving a drive with 5 boys in the car, it was pretty easy for me too!

minecraft birthday

I still wanted to make the day special for my son though so I scoured the web for some super simple Minecraft ideas that we could incorporate into the party. Even though the party wasn’t technically at our house, the party guests still arrived at our door and spent a few minutes inside before we left. I put together this fun Minecraft Birthday Banner to decorate our fireplace, all three of my boys love minecraft and have all of their birthdays within 2 weeks, so it stayed up until the last boy had his birthday (who am I kidding, it’s still up, I’ve been to lazy to take it down!) Follow the link to grab the free printable to make one of your own! I printed the banner out on white computer paper and glued each piece to black cardstock, punched a hole into each corner and threaded yarn through. You could make one long banner with a creeper face on each end or break it up into pieces like I did below. 

minecraft birthday sign

Chuck E Cheese’s is nice enough to allow you to bring your own cake into the restaurant, so I made Minecraft Cupcakes to take with us. Cupcakes are easy to transport and don’t require plates or cutting, so it was the easiest idea. I found this free cupcake topper and wrap printable, so I could quickly make them myself at home! I used chocolate cupcakes to look like dirt and piped on green icing using the Wilton No.233 Decorating Tip, Multi-Opening, then just assembled the rest using a lollipop stick to hold the creeper face.

minecraft creeper cupcakes

Lastly the party guests needed favours to take home. I decided the quickest and easiest idea would be to buy the boys fun stainless steel water bottles. They will be able to use them for years to come and I filled them up with some wrapped candies from the bulk food store. I printed off some Minecraft Thank You Cards and attached them to the bottles and my son wrote his guests a note thanking them for coming to his party inside.

minecraft thank you cards

Overall the party was a big success, the boys were thrilled, the guests deemed it the best party ever and Mom was happy because she didn’t stress over the special touches thanks to some clever and creative geniuses! If you are planning a Minecraft party for your gamer dude, be sure to pop over and visit the links!

 

Comments

  1. Those are very cute 🙂 I made a VERY simple minecraft cake for dd5’s bday, but none of her friends play, so only she ‘got it’ .

    Yours are much cuter!

    • momvstheboys says:

      yeah that can be hard when they are really into something and their friends aren’t. My son also really loves Harry Potter but I don’t think any of his friends have read the books.

  2. This is great! I’m going to have to bookmark/Pin this for M’s next party!

  3. My girls would love this! They both want a Minecraft birthday party this year.

  4. Florence C says:

    My grandson would love a birthday party like that. Great Idea.

  5. Your cupcakes look fantastic

  6. Darlene Schuller says:

    My 8 year old is a huge minecraft fan! She would’ve loved this for her birthday this past May! Thanks for the fabulous idea I’ll have to try to remember for next year if she’s still as into it!

    • momvstheboys says:

      Do you use pinterest? give it a pin! I can’t believe how much the kids are into this!

      • Darlene Schuller says:

        great idea thank you!!!! My daughter is hooked, we monitor her way of play I don’t want her ‘interacting’… she is only 8.. but for weeks its like all she talks about lol. Thanks girlie!

  7. Love this idea! My son is a huge Minecraft fan, and has a birthday in just a few short weeks. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Heidi C. says:

    My nephew is a huge Minecraft fanatic. I am going to forward this to my SIL as I am sure he would love a Minecraft birthday party!

  9. I love this. My son is always getting on me to install it on one of the computers but I am on mine and one of the girls is usually using their computer. Guess, I’ll have to get him one of his own…

  10. LOVE the water bottle idea! Something useful and fun for the kids

  11. Now this is a cool party theme! So creative I can imagine how excited everyone was

  12. oMG I’m totally like you planned my boys birthday party next year. They are minecraft obsessed. They would die to have a birthday party like this. Thanks for the free printables

  13. I love those cupcakes. They look amazing as well as all the party

  14. This is a really cool way to celebrate an eight year old’s birthday.My grandson would be ecstatic about this!Thanks so much for posting this idea.

  15. Ronald G says:

    I don’t have any children of my own but my brother has 2 daughters aged 6 and 4, and I think I might try and see if his wife would like their children

  16. Susan T. says:

    My friends’ little girl is a huge Minecraft fan so she would love to have a party like this. I’m not even sure I understand what Minecraft is! Lol!

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