Thursday, January 29, 2015

Minecraft TNT Decoration

Minecraft Mania is still going strong here in this vertically challenged mom's house! Today we are making our Minecraft dynamite birthday party decorations! My son loves to cover everything in lava and to blow up anything in site! He may be a demolisher when he grows up! lol But because the dynamite is his favorite, I want to make sure to have them as a strong feature during our Minecraft birthday party! As he keeps reminding, it's his party and he's going to be in charge! lol So we must have dynamite! I have made three of them, adjusting my technique each time for a dynamic dynamite! After creating the video below, I corrected the TNT so that they all align correctly. So when you print your Free Minecraft Dynamite Templates they will be the correct size! Enjoy! Please ask any questions below and I will answer them asap! Have a Blast at your Minecraft Birthday Party!



You can download your Free Minecraft Dynamite Template here. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Minecraft Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

Minecraft Birthday Party Decorations Free Template Download
Minecraft Birthday Party Decorations

Today we are deciding on games for our indoor Minecraft Birthday Party. We are going to do our best keeping these little builders busy! We are planning on the party lasting about two and a half hours with six to eight children attending. The majority of kids are between five and seven. We are looking for games that allows them to have fun without getting to crazy as it is going to be a packed house! So, let the games begin! Here are a few good ideas I have found while scouring the internet! At the bottom of the post, I am including the Free Downloadable Templates for your very own Minecraft TNT Decoration! Enjoy!
http://www.southernrevivals.com/2013/09/diy-minecraft-birthday-party-how-to.html
I stumbled upon Family Shopping Bag and was just amazed by what I saw! It is Printable Heaven! There are all things printable for mine craft including these table tents that I have been wanting to get my hands on! 
http://www.familyshoppingbag.com/img/thumb/jump/2583/Place_Cards#.VMkpFC5BkuE
I promise not to just share The family Shopping Bag's links, but she also has the Minecraft Bookmarks that I have been wanting! I cannot wait to give these out as party favors! 
Free printable Minecraft bookmarks
I just love this Minecraft Glass look that they gave to there sliding glass door. We are going to have a sliding glass doors behind us as well, I wonder if I will have time to get to this, it looks quite accurate!
This is a great tutorial I have found on how to create a Steve Head. I think it may cause a fight or two if we only have one head, so I guess, we might have to make two! 


 Here is our version of our Minecraft TNT decorations. We created them using square boxes and tissue paper and crepe paper and a few printables that I will post soon.
 



Friday, January 23, 2015

Minecraft Party Checklist


Hello everyone! So we are exactly seven day's away from our Minecraft Birthday Party and we are getting very excited around here! We have so many ideas between the four of us, it was becoming hard to keep track of what everyone thought was going to happen! I know we are all busy and it takes so much to throw a birthday party these days, in fact days after I'm still trying to recuperate! But, to save you trips to the store and forgetting the ice cream (that always seems to happen around here!) I created this Minecraft Birthday Party Checklist! Enjoy!



Minecraft Birthday Party Checklist Page 1
  You can print it out and keep it with you while your shopping, or if your like me and bargain hunting online and in stores, you can save the file to your Google Drive and keep up no matter where you are!
Minecraft Birthday Party Checklist Page2
 Click on the images to download your free Minecraft birthday party checklist!
Minecraft Birthday Party Checklist Page3
Well I hope that this checklist will make your fun birthday party just a slight bit easier by being organized and well prepared! You can download the Free Minecraft Birthday Party Checklist here or just click on any of the above images and you will  be able to download and print the checklist!



For more Minecraft Birthday Party supplies, list, invitations, decorations, food, birthday cake and birthday game ideas, check out more of my Minecraft Birthday Post. .

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Minecraft Birthday Party Time!



 DIY
 Minecraft
 Birthday Party! 


     My son is turning five soon! Boy, how time flies when your having fun! This is the first year that Quinn has expressed interest in planning his birthday party. He is taking over the tablet to pin his birthday party ideas on Pinterest! He has decided on a Minecraft Birthday Party! If you don't know what Minecraft is, it is a video game he plays Minecraft - Xbox 360 or Minecraft - PlayStation 3. He has found so many neat printables, templates, downloadable content and so much more!  This Mamma loves a fun, quick and easy craft! We checked out 100's of sites to find exactly what we wanted, or I guess we just wanted to see all the neat ideas! I found tons of great ideas but they are scattered throughout the web so I wanted to create this post so that everyone can find these great ideas in one spot. I am linking to the original site where I found them and hopefully I will post some photos of my own DIY Decorations soon! Good luck on your own Minecraft Birthday Party! I hope its a great! I know we can't wait to have our own! 


Step 1 - Minecraft Invitations

We searched high and low for fun, unique Minecraft birthday party invitations. We quite an array of invites but he was particular about what was on the invites so I ended up creating this printable invitation that had the cake, pig and squid that he was so passionate about being in his invitations! I posted the invitation on my Etsy Store, it's fully customizable!

Minecraft Birthday Invitation Printable Template
Minecraft Birthday Invitations Customizable Printable
We also found these invites over at Colorado Moms that we liked. I am going to be posting our Minecraft Birthday Party Invitation hunt soon, with tons more printable invitation ideas!
ColoradoMom.com
Minecraft Birthday Invitations

Step 2 - Minecraft Decorations

Our own DIY Minecraft Decorations are soon to come! Until then though, here are some great ideas to get you started! This game contains so much, it is easy to decorate everything! We found this really cool Minecraft decorating idea at Luxcat.

http://luxcat.hubpages.com/hub/Minecraft-Party-Ideas
Minecraft Birthday Decorations

This is the Pinata that the birthday boy chose! We plan on making ours this weekend I'll post photos asap! I can't find the original source for this unfortunately, I would love to have the directions!  

Minecraft's Ghast Pinata

 I like this Minecraft Creeper cup idea, we will be doing this also! I'll let you know how ours turned out! I will include the link the the stencil below in the cake section. 

http://catchmyparty.com/photos/1128533
Creeper Cups for Minecraft Birthday Supplies

The axe is definitely going to be a big hit around this party filled with five year old boys! I wish I could figure out how to incorporate this great free printable of the Minecraft Pick Axe and use it for my pinata stick.  Well, its something to think about this week while I'm working on DIY Minecraft decorations!

http://www.fps-x-games.com/2013/03/minecraft-pickaxe-papercraft-template.html
Minecraft Diamond Axe Party Supplies

 Step 3 - Minecraft Party Snacks

During our Minecraft party search, I noticed that there a variety of food choices! In the Minecraft game, there is an inventory that holds all of your build able items. This is such a great way to present your food! We chose to have a healthier lunch plan, not because we are such a healthy family, just because with cake and ice cream and this being an indoor party in the middle of winter, I just want the house to be recognizable after this party! lol

http://www.yourpartysolved.com/store/p57/Minecraft_Birthday_Party_38_Favor_Snack_Topper_Labels_and_34_Food_Sign_Tents.html
Minecraft party snacks
 Great way to incorporate Strawberry's into this parties meal plan as our Minecraft Redstone!
http://www.foodgloriousfriendlyfood.com/blog-and-recipes/a-friendly-food-minecraft-party
Minecraft Slime Balls Snack Food
 Great idea for the lava! I had planned on using jello, but I think that the mixed cheese cubes are a great idea for lava!  Plus, Cheese, Grapes and Strawberry's are all the birthday boy's favorites!
http://parties4ever.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/minecraft-party.html
Minecraft Lava Snack Food
 Raining Hot Coupons has such great party ideas, I loved her food options! She also has great decorations ideas, make sure to check her post out!
http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/minecraft-party-ideas/
Great Snack ideas for Minecraft Birthday Parties.





Step 4 - Minecraft Cake 

There are so many cakes ideas! My husband likes to dig in and work on a cake for a day or two, so the birthday boy took full advantage and requested something similar to the top image.  It was exceptionally hard to choose only one as there are so many great options! 

I love how this is a movie! The birthday boy sat and watched the entire movie! He can't wait to get started! We are going to use our tried and true homemade chocolate cake, but this was a great Minecraft Cake tutorial! Great video! Thanks!


We liked these cakes too! But, the lava and water won out!
This cake is the traditional Minecraft cake from the game. If you are looking for authentic Minecraft this is it! 
http://eatingonadime.com/minecraft-birthday-cake-cake-block/
Minecraft Birthday Cakes
This is what he's hoping his cake looks like when it's all done! I think it's going to be super neat and a great afternoon!
http://catchmyparty.com/photos/1861520
Minecraft Birthday Cake Ideas

Step 5 - Mine Craft Party Games

We have not decided exactly what type of games that we are going to have yet, but here are some fun ideas that we are considering! 

http://mommadanddaboyz.net/2013/04/16/minecraft-party-games/
Minecraft Birthday Party Game Ideas
 This seems fun! I wonder if they would like stickers to cover the spaces instead of bingo markers! (just thinking of my walls again! lol)
http://circlerivercreations.blogspot.com/2013/07/birthday-minecraft-party.html
Minecraft Party Games
This looks like fun! Maybe use it for the pinata mask! This is a free downloadable Steve Mask Template! They also have a free Iron Sword and Diamond Pickaxe PDF DIY Template.


Here is the Creeper Template, you can click directly on the image and it will take you to Craftsy where you can download three free templates!

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/other/minecraft-creeper-applique-template/82342?ext=pin-share
Free Template Minecraft Creeper
I hope that this information has been helpful!  We are so very excited to have our very own Minecraft Birthday Party! This is going to be such fun! I will be posting our very own DIY Minecraft Birthday Photos soon! Check out our Pinterest board for more Minecraft Birthday Party Details!