gallamore west: 7th Birthday Simple Minecraft Party Ideas!

Monday, June 2, 2014

7th Birthday Simple Minecraft Party Ideas!

Happy Birthday to our sweet Jake!  

He turned seven recently and we celebrated his birthday at the park with a Minecraft theme.  There are SO many Minecraft party ideas out there and one could really go wild with this theme.  We have three out of six of our immediate family members who celebrate their birthday in May though, so our month was busy and expensive.  So I'm here to show you how you can have a super fun Minecraft Party without losing your mind or breaking the bank!

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We hosted the party at our local park.  I did pay a little money to rent out the pavilion area, but it was worth it because I didn't have to worry about bringing a bunch of tables and chairs myself.  We tried to stay pretty much with the Minecraft theme for food.  I shopped at Costco and bought items that were basically prep-free for me.  I think the Minecraft printable food signs really helped make this party a hit.  And they were so affordable at $2.39 for the entire printable file of 22 food labels from Creative Little Stars on Etsy.

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I originally planned on buying astroturf for the grass, but ended up buying a green grass tablecloth from Party City because it was less expensive and didn't make a mess like astroturf would (that stuff sheds like a dog!)

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For the framed artwork in the background, I framed one of our birthday boy's Minecraft drawings.  He LOVED it and was so proud that I was displaying his drawing for everyone to see.  It was so sweet to see his eyes light up when I pulled out the frame, and it was free!

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There was no shortage of sweets on the dessert table.

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  And again, those food labels from Creative Little Stars really helped to pull it all together for a cohesive, "Minecraft-y" look.

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 The water bottle labels were a free download from Printabelle at Catch My Party.  

Minecraft Party Ideas at www.gallamorewest.com

Since Minecraft is all about boxiness and squares, I decided this party would be a great opportunity to make my 1st homemade pinata.  I was so worried that it would take forever, but it was surprisingly quite easy, cost close to nothing, and the kids loved it!  The only real picture I got of it before they started hitting it to pieces was this Instagram picture.


I'll share a quick tutorial on how I made it in a separate post soon.

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For the pinata bags, I used glued black squares of paper onto green bags I bought at Party City.  The basket the bags are in is one of our boy's Easter basket that just happened to match perfectly.

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I decided that the candy on the dessert table and the candy from the pinata was enough, and decided for the 1st time ever not to send home party favors.  And guess what?  Not a single complaint or anyone asking for a party favor.   And this little guy... does he look happy or what?!  

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He LOVED his Minecraft Party!  And honestly, so did I because I felt like we were able to pull off a fun party without stressing out too much or going over budget.  We have ourselves one happy 7 year old boy on our hands.  

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Other items you might want to know about...
Shirt: Kohl's 
Hat: Target
Frames for Food Labels: Ikea, 99 cents each!
Wooden Crates: Harry & David {years ago}
Black photo frame: Hobby Lobby 
Candy tins: Various, mostly from Dollar Spot at Target.

1 comment:

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

I love, love, LOVE all of this! So simple, but it looks incredible when you put it all together! Definitely keeping this post handy for future reference. :)

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