A Minecraft Joint Boy and Girl Birthday Party
If you have children, chances are they love the video game Minecraft. Based on the hugely popular game, this Minecraft joint birthday party by Sunny Duran, of Sunny by Design, will give you many great ideas to build on for your Minecraft party, including a themed dessert table, party favors and activities that both boys and girls will love. Sunny planned this party for her son and daughter and the clever details are amazing.
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To understand how awesome this party is, it helps to understand a little bit about Minecraft. One of the most obvious things about the game is that everything is pixelated and block-like. The ground, the buildings, the characters and monsters are all square and shaped like blocks. The objective of the game is to mine materials to build your house and your town/city as protection against the monsters that come out at night. Sunny did an amazing job of translating the pixelated look to her food and dessert display and also incorporated the organic, rustic feel by sticking to the green and brown tones used throughout the game. In explaining her design process, Sunny said she started with some printable paper Minecraft characters found at PaperMinecraft.com and Minecraft Papercraft.com. She printed them a few months before the party, and they were a huge hit with her kids, so she used them as décor and take-home favors for guests!
Sunny added clever touches reminiscent of the game throughout her party styling. A unique and inexpensive idea she used was adding tape to transform glass windows into pixelated Minecraft glass. In addition, a Minecraft banner with pixelated letters and TNT graphics was hung to establish a gift station.
Lets talk about the impressive food and dessert area. Does the phrase, If you build it, they will come ring a bell? Sunny built an incredible Minecraft themed food display that surely caught everyones attention. The clear focal point was the Creeper head cakea DIY by Sunny. In addition, Sunny replicated Minecraft cakes that are actually made in the game. They are little brown squares of cake with white on top and a sprinkling of red squares. Sunny made these in lieu of traditional cupcakes. Other themed treats included marshmallow mushrooms, red stone chocolate candy (made from pop rocks), chocolate covered pretzel torches and green Jello jiggler slime balls. There was also green caramel corn and Creeper crispies (rice Krispy treats with a chocolate creeper face) and a few impressive savory dishes as well. I love how Sunny used faux bois wood blocks to display and serve the food and treats.
Green Hi Cs were decked out in custom Creeper Juice wrappers to tie in with the theme.
Creative party activities are a must, and Sunny definitely didnt forget to add the craft in Minecraft. Many of the party details were naturally more boyish in nature. Sunny painted her own Minecraft masks and swords from boxes and cardboard for the guys. Their favor bags were canvas totes that had a handmade felt Creeper on the front.
Sunny didnt want the girls to get the short end of the party stick, so she planned some activities just for them. Their crafts included making bracelets and jewelry boxes; small plastic takeout boxes from Oriental Trading Company were embellished with stickers, buttons and ribbons. The girls were also gifted with twisted fabric flower headbands. Adorable ruffles were added to canvas totes and functioned as their take home treat bags.
I think Sunny constructed a pretty amazing Minecraft party!
Photography: Sunny Duran and Laura Scott
Party printable decorations: Sunny by Design
Sunny has also graciously shared her Minecraft playlist:
- Creepers are Terrible (a Minecraft Parody) by Dreamreaver23
- Mine By Minecraft Parody by Dreamreaver23
- Kingdom(a Minecraft parody) by Dreamreaver23
- Skelly Heart (a Minecraft parody) by Dreamreaver23
- Revenge (Minecraft Creeper song) [feat.CaptainSparklez”] by TryHardNinja
- Minecraft World (feat. Brad Knauber) by Pedro Esparaza
- Redstone: A Minecraft Parody by Brad Knauber
- I Found a Diamond(feat. Tyler Clark& Bebop Vox) by Brad Knauber
Planning a Minecraft birthday party? Check out these party sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:
- Beistle 57161 2-Pack Packaged Tissue Grass Mats Party Decoration, 15 by 30-Inch
- Foil Gold Bar Favor Boxes Party Accessory (1 count) (12/Pkg)
- Minecraft Papercraft Animal Mobs Set
- Official Licensed Minecraft Jinx Sticker Party Pack- 5 Sheets/ 17 Stickers
- Stairway, Window & Torch Props Party Accessory (1 count) (9/Pkg)
- Assorted Random Colors Pixelated Glasses Minecraft Computer Novelty Nerd Geek Gamer – One Dozen
- Gold Chocolate Rocks Candy Nuggets 1LB Bag
- Minecraft Diamond Wrapping Paper
- Official Minecraft Exclusive Steve, Creeper & Enderman Head Costume Mask Set
- 2 Green & 2 Black Rolls Streamers and 24 Balloons Decorating Kit
- Minecraft Papercraft Hostile Mobs Set
- Minecraft 11 Piece Birthday Cake Topper Set Featuring 3 RANDOM Minecraft Character Figures and Minecraft Decorative Themed Blocks
- Assorted Pirate Gems set of 12
- Minecraft Think Geek Wall Torch by Think Geek
- Minecraft Foam Sword
- Stone Castle Empty Favor Boxes Party Accessory
- Norpro Non-stick 12 Cavity Cupcake Pan, Square
- 25 Green Plastic Birthday Party Favor Bags, Tags, Ties
- 10 POLKA DOT BALLOONS LIME GREEN BLACK PARTY SUPPLIES
- Mini Popcorn Boxes – Green – Teacher Resources & Birthday Supplies
- Wilton Shamrock Sprinkle Mix
- Dark Green Milk Chocolate M&M’s Candy (1 Pound Bag)
- Red Vines Black Licorice Twists, 4 lb Tub
- Dress My Cupcake Black Striped Paper Straws, 25-Pack
- 9 inch Twist Whirly Lollipops 12 units 1oz Black & White
- Wilton Edible Glitter, Gold Stars
- Sixlets Gold Candy 5lb
- Minecraft Cookie Cutters
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