My step son turned 12 years old. He wanted a Minecraft birthday. I knew nothing about Minecraft! I’ve never seen him play or anything! So this required me to have many talks with him, he loved it, I felt confused most of the time. I decided to go with green as the base theme! I downloaded the Minecraft font and then started making signs, like above.
I had a major fail on my step daughters cake so I was a little scared to make another one. I found out freezing the cake makes all the difference in the world! I made a square cake and chocolate frosting, I crushed Oreo’s and added them into the frosting to make it look like mud. I use my Winton grass tip to make all the grass like frosting. We have a very big family so I made some mini cupcake just incase we needed more. I also found these cute cardboard figures on amazon and placed them on top.
My step son tole me about the potions and brewing them. So I found a potion diagram on google and put it on the board. I used Koolaid squirt bottles so the kids could make their own “potions”.
For an activity I decided to do a scavenger hunt with a crafting table. I used a card table, tablecloth, and duct tape to make the “crafting table”. I made crafting templates with my Silhouette Cameo software. I bought a bunch of prized at the dollar store that seemed to fit the theme. I got sword, chest armor, axes, and much more. I also made little tupperware with coal, diamonds, and emeralds. I used my silhouette Cameo and make stickers to put on them. I wish I had pictures of how they turned out.
I made these wooden scavenger hunt pieces for the scavenger hunt. See how I made them here.
They came inside and matched their pieces to get their prizes. This was a little crazy, but they had fun!
I didn’t get a picture of the cute lanyards I made. I loved how they turned out. I again used my Silhouette Cameo.
I made these “dynamite” out of pool noodles. I used duct tape and taped them together. My husband is always thinking about the details, so he got the rope out and tape three pieces together and I hot glued them into the holes.
I started collecting boxes about a month before the party. I just went for it with Steve and the pig. For Steve I cut a narrow long box in half for the arms and spray painted them and the large box and light blue, then I spray painted the other large box dark blue. I used brown packing paper for the head, and I used black duct tape for the hair and painted all the other features. I decided to use a pink tablecloth for the pig and wrapped all the boxes individually. Afterward I think it would have been better to spray paint it.
I really enjoyed this challenge of this party!