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Food, games, activities, printables, party favor and more! Check out these epic Minecraft party ideas for a birthday, playdate or gamer get-together.
I love how quickly kids discover their shared interests and become fast friends. I saw it happen last weekend when Jackson invited friends over to check out his new Gameband for the ultimate Minecraft party play date. If you’re looking for Minecraft party ideas, we have you covered.
Don’t miss the shopping links at the end of this post. To make your party planning easier, I’ve included links to many of the items I used in creating these Minecraft party ideas.
Many of the kids had never met each other before, but they all had Minecraft in common. It didn’t take long before they were comparing worlds, sharing mining tricks, raiding the snack table and playing like best friends!
Don’t you wish making friends as an adult was as easy? Maybe we should all be playing Minecraft, too!
Since Jackson and his pals are Minecraft obsessed (like most kids their age), we decided to lay out a spread to match their passions. We had quite the spread, but all these Minecraft party ideas are super easy to recreate.
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Minecraft Party Ideas: Food
We had a table full of Minecraft-inspired food and DIY decorations and games, and it all came together easily and inexpensively. I love using these paper grass mats as tablecloths.
We set out bowls of snacks to represent different items in Minecraft. (You can find lots of Minecraft food label printables on Etsy.
Twizzlers labeled as TNT with homemade wrappers …
…mini apples and homemade chocolate Rice Krispies treats and cubes of cheese…
… York Peppermint Patties as coal…
…brownies iced with green grass…
… green M&Ms slime balls (which I’m told are not edible!) But the M&Ms were.
… and creeper face Rice Krispies treats, colored green and decorated with black icing.
Later, since the play date ran three hours, we served a dinner of creeper pepperoni pizza. To make your own, just cut the pepperoni into squares, arrange on the pizza and bake. If you can’t find a square frozen pizza, trim a round pizza into a square after baking.)
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These Minecraft bento boxes are another menu option for your party. Prep the cheese and cold cuts ahead of time and let kids create their own pixelated food.
Kids love this Minecraft party punch served in cups that look like Creepers.
Minecraft Party Ideas: Crafts & Decor
Most of the decor for this party was DIY. Minecraft crafts are exceedingly easy to make because everything’s a cube, like pixels on a computer screen.
These torches are just cardboard boxes covered with kraft paper and orange and yellow scrapbook paper. The Minecraft experts in attendance at the party promptly removed the tissue paper I had added to the tops of the boxes because it was “not authentic.”
They did, however, approve of our pixelated windows, which we created with squares of white electrical tape.
Such a fun detail, and yet so easy to do. It was a fun family project.
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That’s one of the things I really love about these parties we throw. They’re definitely a family affair. We all pitch in with the conception, crafting, cooking and decorating, so we’re making lots of memories together.
I think I mentioned earlier that the play date ran three hours. I knew it was a success when one little boy, who at first didn’t want his mom to leave, told me at the end that he didn’t want her to pick him up yet!
So, how did we keep the kids entertained for three hours? We started out with a little mining, of course.
Minecraft Party Ideas: Activities
Jackson got to show off an early Christmas gift, his new Gameband Minecraft™, which is the first-ever Minecraft wearable. You can’t have a Minecraft party without a little game time. But the kids definitely weren’t glued to the screen the entire time.
At our play date, we also had some fun Minecraft party crafts. The kids got to create their own Minecraft skins, using 12-inch sheets of scrapbook paper, glue sticks and 1.5-inch squares. (Use this paper punch to make the squares.)
It was a blast to see their pixelated self portraits.
The kids also got plenty of outside time at the party, which they spent running around, just being crazy.
We had relay races and lots of free play. To make things more challenging, the kids raced wearing Minecraft box heads.
This Minecraft bean bag toss game is a great outdoor activity for a Minecraft party.
Learn how to make your own Minecraft bean bag game here. (This is a great project to do with your kids! And you don’t need expert carpentry skills.
After outside time at our party, we headed back inside for more snacks (one boy ate so much Twizzler TNT, I thought he might explode!), more mining and some Minecraft Trivia.
My son wrote all the questions, so this game trivia game is perfect for elementary school kids.
If you’re throwing a party around Christmastime, you can let the kids color these printable Minecraft Christmas cards.
From food to friendships to fun and games, I’d say our Minecraft party play date was a huge success.
Minecraft Party Ideas: Favors
If you’re throwing a Minecraft birthday party, you can send the guests home with some fun DIY favors.
These DIY printable Minecraft pencil cases and notebook covers are another fun project.
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Or how about a Minecraft pumpkin tote bag?
If you use any of these Minecraft party ideas for your own celebration, be sure to share photos with me on Facebook. I love to see how my readers incorporate my ideas in their parties.
Minecraft Party Ideas: Shop the Supplies
Plan your own Minecraft party with these supplies.