We celebrated my son’s 9th Birthday party with, of course, no other than Minecraft theme. There are so many great resources out on the internet to put together a great DIY Minecraft birthday party. I will list what we did and the sources I used.
Materials: extra (cheapest) vinyl tablecloths; black, dark green, lime green.
- Cut 10″x10″ squares from each color. (20 black and 22 of greens each)
- Lay them out to make a creeper face 8 square by 8 square
- Tape the square pieces together with clear packaging tape. I had green masking tape but I used clear packaging tape.
You will find other backdrop ideas made from square paper plates online. Inspiration: Raining Hot Coupons Minecraft Birthday Ideas
I printed out and laminated these Minecraft Character Bookmarks for loot bags. Source: Grunge Zombie’s Printable Minecraft Character Bookmarks
I got 5 (4″x36″) thin balsas from Michael’s for Minecraft Swords. A very handy friend of ours, who always helps us with woodworking projects cut them out with a hacksaw. First, he cut balsas in half (18″ long). Then I drew the pattern on the top one. He nailed all 10 together and cut the edges. I know it wasn’t easy. But he cut all 10 at once. Be careful as the wood is really thin and brittle. I think we lost only one edge of a sword out of 10. Kids cannot play with these other than painting. They break very easily if you hit with it. So it’s safer than a thicker wood.
- I cut little squares from craft paper for pixelated faces. Source: Parties4ever Minecraft Birthday Party
- I printed out and made Minecraft Birthday Party Banner. Source: Free Minecraft Birthday Part Printables from Printabelle;
- I made Steve and Creeper box heads. Source: Papercraft Life size Steve head; Papercraft Life size Creeper head
ON THE DAY OF THE PARTY
I made this Minecraft portal from streamers to direct the guests to the party in our backyard. Source: Pimterest
I got varying colored gems from Discount Party Store. I filled the sand play table with sand and hid the gems before the party started. Inspiration: Keticha’s Chaos Minecraft birthday Party
If you’d like to play Minecraft music in the background, you can stream directly from c418’s -the creator of Minecraft music – website. These are not parody music. They are the songs that play in the game. I like them a lot myself.
MINECRAFT BIRTHDAY MENU
I kept the birthday food simple, healthy and colorful. I got the tissue grass from Discount Party Store.
I labeled the lemonade and punch, “Creeper Juice” and “Potion of healing”. Source:
I printed out these menu labels from and picked whatever food matched. Source: Free Minecraft Birthday Part Printables from Printabelle
- Green Grapes = Slime Balls
- Blackberries = Coal
- Red Grapes: Redstone
- Cheese and Crackers
- Rice Krispy Treats = Diamonds
- Grape Leaves rolls = TNT
- Stick crackers = Sticks
- Brownies = blocks
- Quinoa Salad
- Fillo-dough pastry with potato filling
MINECRAFT BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES, GAMES, CRAFTS
I made these life size Steve and Creeper heads from print outs glued on 1’x1’x1′ boxes I got from Walgreens. Great idea for prop pictures.
Creeper vs Steve face-off.
Kids loved the box heads.
Kids dug for gems out of the sand and kept them as a part of their loot bags.
We had lots of boys to keep busy. They made pixelated version of their faces using the square craft papers I had cut the day before. If you are doing the party outdoors, and decide to include this activity, beware of the windy weather. Source: Parties4ever Minecraft Birthday Party
Here are the kids with pixelated faces. They took their crafts home.
They painted their swords as well. Some took them home to do it.
You can find all the ideas that I have and have not used on my Minecraft Birthday Ideas Board on Pinterest.