Last week, little man celebrated his seventh birthday. Since we were surprising him with a pretty nice gift, we decided that we would celebrate with family and just a few close friends to keep things festive, but easy. We ordered a bounce house and even though he didn’t know that he was having any guests, little man did request having a few Minecraft details for his big day.
Minecraft is ridiculously popular with the kids, but for some reason, it’s pretty hard to find premade party supplies. I had to rely on Etsy, some free printables and Pinterest for ideas. However, it was pretty simple to pull together and it ended up looking great.
Our guests arrived around 2:00, so we offered a variety of heavy appetizer type foods.
We served carrots, slime balls (green grapes), red stone (strawberries), gold (cheddar cheese cubes), lava (buffalo chicken dip), watermelon, red apples, trapdoors (square pretzels), sand (rice krispie treats), dirt (brownies with grass frosting), cookies, hot dogs and chicken nuggets.
I printed out character masks
for photos in front of a paper plate Creeper.
We had a few games – I made a Creeper out of green poster board and packing boxes, with the eyes and mouth cut out for a bean bag toss and this Pin the Tail on the Pig game.
I think my favorite detail of the party were the tissue paper grass mats on top of the table. It was too windy to put out places settings as I originally planned, but the grass was pretty cool anyway.
And last, but not least, I set up a candy bar for the kids to take home little bags of Minecraft themed yummies
In a sudden burst of creativity, I also made these little perler bead keychains. It was actually a pretty fun craft for myself, and little man wants to make some on his own.
Happy 7th Birthday, little man!
And here’s something else to celebrate! We have a winner for our Journal Menu Training Journal!
Heather, email me at runswithpugs @ gmail . com so we can get you started!
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