Minecraft Birthday Party

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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I made these wooden scavenger hunt pieces for the scavenger hunt.  See how I made them here.

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They came inside and matched their pieces to get their prizes.  This was a little crazy, but they had fun!

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I didn’t get a picture of the cute lanyards I made.  I loved how they turned out.  I again used my Silhouette Cameo.

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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.

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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!

Halloween Cookies

I made royal icing cookies about a year before I made these last halloween, it was a DISASTER.  I think I even recall my redheaded temper coming out and telling my husband “I will never do these again”.

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My first attempt… Not so good!

Well…after a few youtube videos I decided to give it another try!  I don’t have any progress picutres, but I love the way they turned out so I wanted to share.

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My second attempt… Much better!

I made these for my step daughters class, put them in some cute spiderweb bags and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut tags. Her teacher asked me where I bought them. YAY! Success!

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I will make sure to take progress photos and post recipes the next time I make these!