Are you familiar with Minecraft? It has quite a following... but I figure you either know what it is or have never heard of it.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. It is a game that is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: Survival, which requires players to acquire resources themselves and maintain their health and hunger; and Creative, where the player has an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no concept of health or hunger.
For birthdays, our kids wake up to a house full of birthday decorations.
For the table setting, I made Minecraft plates and cups. I glued a Minecraft face on the cups. For the plates, I glued a Minecraft face on green plates. Then, I glued (hot glued around the edges) a clear plate on top.
Minecraft blocks were part of the table decorations. I also hung some from the ceiling.The kids loved them.
Follow this link to create the Minecraft blocks: The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Paper Products.
They were surprisingly easy to make.
I made my son's creeper shirt using freezer paper stenciling.
For a birthday sign, I printed some Minecraft images and then I used a Minecraft word generator to add the words I wanted to the Creeper signs. You can find that generator here: Minecraft MemeGenerator
I ordered the Minecraft pic ax and then used the packaging to make another decorative sign.
I made the Minecraft Steve heads using paper, glue, and card board boxes.
The Steve heads were a huge hit with the kids. Here's a picture of my boys with them in the morning before school.
You can order Steve heads online but it was much cheaper to make them, especially when I was making four of them.
I found the Steve head template and directions here: SteveLange.net
As an afternoon snack, I made block brownies.
I made a Creeper Birthday Cake using green icing and chocolate bars.
It was a Creeper-filled Minecraft birthday.
I am linking this post up to Works-For-Me-Wednesday.
My son's excitement about his party worked for me. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for ideas. If you have a Minecraft fan in your house, I hope you will benefit from these ideas and links.
Be sure to stop by We are That Family to check out the other Works-For-Me ideas.