Hosting a Minecraft birthday party does not need to cost a ton of money. If you are willing to spend some time on preparation and a little elbow grease. Seriously, you could easily have an epic party with these Minecraft party ideas while keeping your budget intact.
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If you are feeling kind of clueless because your children are rattling on about how they love Minecraft and want a Minecraft birthday party but you can’t tell a creeper from an enderman and wouldn’t be able to find the Nether if your life depended on it, have no fear! These Minecraft birthday party ideas helped create an amazing party for my son and I am sharing everything I found and created with you.
Minecraft Birthday Party Decorations
There are three different environments in Minecraft: the Overworld (which is the surface), the Nether, and the End. Steve travels into these different environments through portals. To mimic the Minecraft game, we created three distinct party areas with portals in between.
The main Minecraft party area was considered the Overworld. Since the Overworld is where Steve builds his shelter and gathers food, the majority of our party was in this area including the refreshments.
Nighttime in the Overworld is dangerous for Steve because lots of creatures (called mobs) come out to pillage the local village and try to kill Steve. Among those mobs are giant spiders.
To create a spider, all you need is black crepe streamers and black balloons. If you want to add two red eyes to your spider face you can, but I stuck with the basics and attached it to the wall using clear packing tape.
Portals were made from black crepe streamers cut and taped to purple crepe streamers. I also think a purple shimmer curtain would be an awesome portal but I was trying to save a little money.
Through one portal was the End, the area of the house where I did not want the children to spend a lot of time (in the children’s bedrooms). Since the bathroom was in this part of the house, I made sure to add a few Minecraft plush toys as decoration, such as an Ender Dragon and Enderman near the bathroom sink.
Another portal took the children outside to “the Nether” where we had Minecraft party games.
Minecraft Goody Bags
The party cups and goody bags for our Minecraft party were also a DIY project.
I grabbed a thick piece of cellophane from a package (the kind of clear plastic you find on a box containing a Barbie doll but any thick paper would do) to create a stencil of a creeper face.
By the way, creepers are creatures in the Overworld that contain TNT and will blow up when provoked… just in case you were wondering.
Then, I used a damp sponge and black paint to gently dab a creeper face on green paper bags and green paper cups.
The Minecraft goody bags were used during the party games for collecting gems and candy.
Minecraft Party Games
Creating party games to go with our Minecraft-themed party took some creativity, but the children loved everything, leaving me to feel like “Mom of the Year.”
In Minecraft, Steve is able to toss ender pearls and be transported to where the ender pearl lands. Plus, he is always trying to collect precious materials and gems to create weapons, for trading, and more.
For our first game, I used the rules for bocce and children stand behind a line to toss “ender pearls” at a pile of “gemstones.” Each child took a turn tossing one ender pearl at the pile of gems. The child with the ender pearl closest to the pile won the gems.
The “ender pearls” were simple to make. I purchased green tissue paper and styrofoam balls, covering each ball with the tissue and securing with clear packaging tape.
The gemstones are available in bulk at Amazon.
Abiding in “the Nether” are ghasts, ghost-like creatures that spit fireballs at Steve. He must shoot arrows at the ghasts in order to kill them.
Since real arrows where out of the question, I created a ghast pinata using a packing box, white copy paper, and printable of the ghast face.
To create the ghast pinata, I poked a hole through the top of the box to install a wire coat hanger twisted into a hook. Then, I filled the box with candy: Hershey nuggets to represent gold, wrapped gumballs in various colors to represent the other gems, and miscellaneous other candy.
Instead of using paper mache to cover the Minecraft pinata, I simply taped the copy paper on the box. No need to dry and it work out really well.
Minecraft Party Favors
This was my favorite part! Creating the Minecraft party favors was simple and very easy on the budget.
I used simple, clear favor bags, curly ribbon, and printed a postcard to attach to each bag. Included in each party favor bag was:
- Printable Minecraft Bookmarks
- Jolly Rancher Suckers (because they had spiders on them from Halloween)
- Swedish Fish
- 2 – Hershey’s Nuggets
- Hershey Bar (wrapped in a Creeper printable)
- Glowstick Necklace (to be a torch like Steve carries)
- Party Poppers (decorated to look like Minecraft TNT)
I also printed and laminated different Minecraft character masks. The children attending the Minecraft birthday party loved picking which character they wanted to be. We punched a hole in each side and used an elastic string to tie from side to side, fitting the mask to each child’s face.
The Creeper candy wrapper easily fits around a chocolate bar. You just secure it with a piece of tape. My kids love getting a FULL chocolate bar in their party favors so I have gotten used to doing this for every party.
I might have splurged a little on the party poppers. Walmart had a pack in the party section but you can also purchase party poppers through Amazon. Then, just cut the TNT wrappers and secure with tape.
Be aware that party poppers contain a trace amount of gunpowder and should only be operated with adult supervision.
Minecraft Party Menu
Wondering what food to serve at a Minecraft party? Creating a Minecraft menu is actually easy when you think about all the food options Steve has in the Overworld.
The food was actually the most expensive part of our Minecraft party but it feeds a ton of people (and we had leftovers for days.
Minecraft party food menu
- Creeper Soda – Sprite 2-liter
- Steve Potion – Coke 2-liter
- Lava Floats – orange soda 2-liter and strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt
- Grass Block – chocolate cake mix, chocolate icing, and green sprinkles or jimmies
- Minecraft cake – vanilla cake mix, vanilla icing, and ingredients for marshmallow fondant
- Chicken – frozen chicken nuggets
- Baked Potato – frozen tator tots
- Bread – small rolls
- Carrots – baby carrots
- Pumpkin – candy pumpkins
- Melon – watermelon
- Cookie – chocolate chip cookies
- Redstone – Doritos chips
- Fish – Goldfish crackers
- Sticks – pretzel sticks
- Slimeballs – seedless green grapes
- Water Bucket – blue Jello, clear party cups
- Golden Apple – yellow apples
Lava Floats were a HUGE hit and they are simple. Just place a scoop of strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt in a party cup. Then, pour orange soda over the ice cream.
I was able to get black and green straws on clearance after Halloween.
No, I did not make my cakes from scratch. I totally used cake mixes, but they were still yummy.
The Grass Blocks are simply a chocolate sheet cake, iced in chocolate, and then cut into squares. Add “grass” with green jimmies.
Creating a Minecraft Cake requires a square baking pan or trimming a larger sheet cake into a square shape. I covered vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Then, I topped it with marshmallow fondant.
If I could go back, I would have made the Minecraft Cake a two layer dessert simply because it is so big in the game. But, my son did not notice the scaling problem that nagged at me. He was thrilled as it was.
At the end of the night, our guests went home happy. My children were happy. I was happy.
As I tucked my son into bed, he said, “Mommy, that was the most epic Minecraft party EVER.” His words were an amazing gift.
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More Minecraft Fun
If your children love Minecraft like my kids do, then a Minecraft birthday party is not enough to keep them thrilled for long, but you can keep the fun going with these other ideas.
- Gift ideas for Minecraft lovers
- Free Minecraft inspired printable pages
- More Minecraft birthday party ideas
- How to homeschool Minecraft-style
- Get online homeschool Minecraft-themed lessons using this SAFE Minecraft server.
Kelly widmer says
I have sent the request now twice to receive the link for the Minecraft Party Printable link, however I am yet to receive it.
If you could help me with that, it would be much appreciated!
Thank you for sharing it!
Hi! Great party ideas. Thank you for sharing!
I tried to download the candy wrappers a couple of times but haven’t seen them in my inbox or junk mail. Could you help me out?
Thanks!!! : )
I have enjoyed getting lots of ideas for a minecraft party and was particularly interested in the printables. I got an email to open up a link to print them, but unfortunately the link would not open. Could you please advise. I have got the party this weekend! Thanks heaps
If something was wrong with the link, you can request a new link by just completing the form again. It will not cause any damage. 🙂 Also note that links expire with 2 download clicks and within 48 hours for our protection. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. My son is going to be so excited.
Alejandra Martinez says
I really want the candy wrapper printables I sent my info twice and haven’t received anything could you please help?
Danielle Smedley says
LOVE IT! I downloaded the printables with no problem! Thank you! I see you left some blank ones on the food tent labels…what font did you use so that I can do the same to make a few other labels?
I get this message every time I try to download with a new link. I would actually just love to have the candy bar wrapper please. Thank you.
I can’t seem to download the candy wrappers. Can you help me out?
Hi – is there a link for the candy wrappers? I can’t seem to find it and it wasn’t included with the party pack. thank you!
Can I please request for the Minecraft Party Printable link? Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
I would love to get the printable for the candy wrapper if possible please.
I found it. Thanks!
I’m so glad as I just saw this message. Hope you had a fun Minecraft party!
Where is it?
Can I please get the candy bar creeper wrapper link??? Thank you!
Hi. How could I get the candy wrapper? My grandson’s Minecraft birthday is in a week and this would be great. Thanks!
Hello, is it possible to get the printables still? I’ve tried by email a few times but its not working. I’d love to use these for my sons party 🙂
I’ve tried twice to download as well and check and searched by entire email and did not receive. Is the link still active?
I would like the template for the candy bar wrapper.
I would like the pixel candy bar wrapper please
How can I get the printables?
Shiela Jarvis says
Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas, and talent! Kids everywhere are happy instead of disappointed thanks to you!
I love all of your ideas. May I please have a link to the candy bar wrapper? I would like to use it for my son’s 6th birthday this month. Thank you!
I’d like to get the candy bar wrapper and tnt popper wrappers. I downloaded the Minecraft printables, but they were not in there. Thank you.
Sky Kohman says
I downloaded the Minecraft printable but the Hershey’s party pack were not in there.
Leah Frost says
I would like to print the food labels and candy bar wrappers. Is there a link for those?
Thanks for your creative ideas!
Just wondering if there is a link for printable food tents. Thank you!
I subscribed for the Minecraft bday party printables this morning. How long do they take to get emailed? I have not received yet. Thanks so much for all your hard work! My son will be so excited!
Is there a form for the link for the epic party favors? I subscribed to the epic minecraft pack, but there were only school worksheets included, nothing to do with the party. I would really like the candy wrapper and the food tents and soda pop covers. Thanks!
do you have a link for the creeper Hershey wrapper? thanks so much