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Mar 25
2013

Minecraft Birthday Party

Posted by: Georgiana Taulbee

Georgiana Taulbee

My 10 year old son Matthew, is crazy about the video game Minecraft. I would say he has a bit of an obsession! So, of course for his 10th birthday he wanted everything Minecraft.

His special day started off like this when he woke up.

                     

When he came down for breakfast the morning of his birthday, I had these waiting for him. I used a black sharpie and made the Creeper faces. I'm not going to lie....that was scarier then opening a can of crescent rolls! One did pop on me, and I almost had a heart attack! 

 

It's a tradition in our house to have "birthday pancakes" for breakfast. The kids get a mini pancake for every year old they are. So he had a little stack of 10. I made green pancakes, cute off the edges so they were in the shape of a square/rectangles. Then with dark chocolate frosting, I drew a Creeper face on the top one. He loved them so much! I love making their day so special for them!

 

 

For his birthday snack at school, I made Creeper brownies.

 

Now, for the birthday party!!!

 

I hadn't made a cake with fondant in over 2 years, so I was super nervous I would mess it up! I bought red fondant and mixed some black in it. Put a white strip around the cake, and free handed the TNT letters. For the top, I just cut out some black squares and made a pattern. Then I took a short piece of black licorice, cut in at the end so it looked more like a wick. I wrapped the bottom in black fondant, and attached a long piece of black licorice to it, and stuck it on the top of the cake.

 

 

 

Here's what the entire table looked like.

 

Licorice TNT's ~ Red licorice with a piece of black licorice for the wick. I typed a whole bunch of TNT's, cut them in strips, then wrapped them around the licorice bunches.

 

Torches ~ Twisted pretzels

 

Gold ~ Rolo's

 

Zombie Boogers ~ Green Grapes

 

Creeper Juice ~ Green Gatorade with the labels removed, then I made a Creeper face on them with a black sharpie.

 

Creeper Marshmallow Pops ~ Marshmallows dipped in green Wilton candy melts. After they dried, I made a Creeper face with melted chocolate. The awesome chevron paper straws are from Sweets and Treats Boutique.

 

Grass Blocks ~ Coco Rice Krispies with green frosting grass

 

Creeper Cupcakes ~ These were the easiest cupcakes ever! I found an awesome free printable at The Party Animal.

I printed them out on card stock paper for the cupcakes, but then I also printed out a bunch for the food labels. It worked out perfect, and I was so happy I found it!

 

 

I found this great site that has EVERY Minecraft character printable. Some of them are a little bit of a pain to make, but a lot of them, like the blocks, are super easy. I actually wanted to have a whole bunch of them made up, but I ran out of time. :) You can find the printable characters at Instructables

 

Creeper Gift Bags ~ Sharpie again! My youngest daughter Macy had a friend over, so I made theirs with eyelashes. :)

 

I decorated the house with green and black streamers, then using the same Creeper print out for the cupcakes, I also used to decorate with.

                                                                      

 

Steve Heads ~ These were the HIT of the party! The kids LOVED them! These buggers are expensive to buy! So I was over the moon happy when I found this AMAZING tutorial on how to make them. I spent a little over $2 each on them! You can find it at STEVELANGE.NET  Make sure you read in the comments. I was kind of lost until I read helpful hints there. We bought our boxes at Kinkos. The box sizes are 11x11x11

 

Birthday boy Matthew and his sister Macy!

 

The boys with their Steve heads. They had so much fun with them, and their Nerf guns! I am still finding the little foam Nerf bullets everywhere!

 

What would a TNT cake be without a sparkler in it? The boys were so excited, and they were convinced the cake was going to explode!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed Matthew's 10th birthday party! We had lots of fun! Everything was very simple to do. I am such a last minute mom, it's always the number one thing on my New Year's resolution list each year! I went shopping on Thursday morning for everything, started making everything Thursday night, and the party was on Saturday. So, if you are a lot more organized, all of this stuff would be very simple to do!  

 

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written by Angela Evans, March 26, 2013
I love it! I love your pancake tradition, how sweet! Can't wait to get started with my sons party :) thanks for sharing!
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written by Terra, April 07, 2013
hi! I LOVE all your ideas! For some reason your last 10 or so pictures won't show up? Dying to see your other ideas. :)

Thanks.
Georgiana Taulbee
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written by Georgiana Taulbee, April 11, 2013
Hi! Thank you for bringing the picture issue to my attention. They use to be there! I'm not sure what happened. I'm looking into it. :) Thanks again!
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written by Tina, April 20, 2013
Really cool ideas!! Thanks for being specific--very helpful!!! :D
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written by Ashley, May 03, 2013
Looks like an amazing party, thanks for the ideas! Did you make the cake stand yourself?
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written by Beth, May 16, 2013
Awesome! Great ideas, my kids are obsessed with mine craft as well.
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written by Cairn, May 21, 2013
Did you use a template when you put the chocolate on the dipped marshmallows?
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written by salima, May 24, 2013
This is amazing. My son is turing 10 this year in August and is also head over heals for Minecraft. All youpictures are very helpful. Great ideas. Thank you so much!
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written by Taylor, May 28, 2013
Thank you SOO much for all the ideas!! My best friend is turning 20 in about a month and when I showed her your display, she went absolutely crazy and started running around the house..no joke haha.. So I have been roped in to making this cake for her!

I do have to ask though, what size cake pan did you use? I was going to layer a square one I already have but I think it will be just too much cake for all of us to finish..
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written by KK, June 01, 2013
What wonderful ideas! Tons of them! Can't wait to use them in August when my son turns 7! He will be thrilled! The TNT licorice is so cute, love the Steve heads and I plan to do Creeper Balloons to surprise him the morning of his birthday! I may even start the mini pancake tradition......what kid wouldn't love that any year! Ill most likely make your green Creeper bags to hold goodies but I may try cutting duct tape into squares to form the facial features? What do you think?
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written by Jaime, June 17, 2013
I have looked all over Pinterest for Minecraft birthday ideas for my 9 and 11 year olds and I got so many great ideas here! Better than anywhere else! Thank you for sharing your creative and fun ideas. My boys will thank you. :-)
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Did you make your cake stand?
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written by Jenn, September 17, 2013
I LOVE all of your birthday Ideas.. My son decided this morning that he wants a minecraft birthday so the planning mode has begun. T-59 days :)
Jenn
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written by Natcat, September 24, 2013
HI! LOVE this minecraft party so much!! I too am wondering where you got the cake stand? It is awesome and goes perfectly with the party theme! I'm planning my son's Minecraft party for Nov. right now and will be incorporating many of your ideas into his party. Thanks for sharing!!
Natalie
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This is just awesome!! Thank you so much for all of the ideas and info! My son is turning 9 this month and loves Minecraft! You have been so amazing helping to put this party together!
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written by Deb Rogers, January 15, 2014
I LOVE your Minecraft birthday!!!! Especially how you DIY'd things without too much complexity, although I can see you put a LOT of work into it. Hope you don't mind I am going to STEAL SHAMELESSLY!! I've done a few Creeper cakes (you can see them in my gallery on my web page) but I can't wait to try your grass block RKTs and cupcakes. Awesome creativity and inspiration, thanks!
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written by Minecraftmom, February 20, 2014
This is wonderful. Thank you for showing all of this. This has given me so many ideas and has alleviated a lot of stress on things I could do for my son's birthday party. Thank you!!!

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