A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

Just after his seventh birthday, Master R declared that he was now too old for birthday parties and would be quite happy with a ‘get together’ in the future. Perplexed by this, I asked him what he meant. He informed me that older kids invite a few friends around for a chat and drinks.

As his birthday grew closer and closer, Master R informed me that his get together would be the perfect opportunity for his friends to play Minecraft together. In fact, a Minecraft themed get together would be just what he wanted. I interpreted this as a party without masses of people and fuss. Typical Master R!

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

So I set to work. I began by sourcing invitations. Etsy is my go to place for invitations and I found a great invitation via Penciltrace. Despite the invite allowing for some minor editing, I used photoshop to tweak the titles to reflect a get together rather than a party and printed them at home. Easy peasy! If you would like to be really creative, check out the awesome Minecraft Cube Invitations that you can purchase.

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

With the invitations sorted, my next step was to organise the cake and food. I left lunch in T’s capable hands, and set to work on organising the sweets. I kept to the Minecraft theme and created TNT (red liquorice treats that I bundled together with a label); Gold (chocolate coated baklava in gold foil and gold coin chocolate); and coal (created from my special chocolate brownies with hidden Zumbo caramel Tim Tams hidden inside). A number of other sweets were provided and lots of carrot sticks (Master R’s favourite).

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

 

My last effort was the cake. I’m not a cook and leave that to T every night, but I figured a Creeper cake would be super easy. All I needed to do was bake a large square mud cake, lather it in green icing and whack on some chocolate pieces as his face. Easy peasy, right? T laughed for at least five minutes when I suggested this and organised for our local cake chop to make it for me. Crisis diverted! When presented to Master R he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. Success!

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

Games were something Master R was very hesitant to have at this ‘get together’.  He was adamant that no ‘baby games’ would be on the agenda, but was keen to have a few fun activities just in case their batteries died and they couldn’t continue playing online. I decided to replace the traditional pass the parcel with Enderman Punch Battle (see above). To create this crazy game, I grabbed a paper plate for each kid, stuck a random prize on the surface and then covered it with black tissue paper. I glued on some purple eyes so it looked like Enderman’s face and then arranged each plate on large backing paper. To play I lined the kids up and asked them one by one to choose a plate. They could then battle Enderman to reveal the prize inside. Obviously the game is a little faster than Pass the Parcel but the kids LOVED the game!

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

The piñata has been a game we haven’t had at our parties for a while. I decided our get together was the perfect place to reintroduce the activity. I themed the piñata as a Creeper by simply finding a rectangular box which I filled with treats and then covered in green crepe paper. I added his face by using black card and voila! we had a piñata.

Master R didn’t stop smiling all day. Our highlight was when he was told to make a wish as he blew out the candles and he replied “Why? All my wishes have already come true“. I had to wipe away a tear.

Want more inspiration?  I found a plethora of Minecraft Party ideas from: Craft My Party, Burnt Apple, A Thrify Mom, and Frugal Family Times.

**Like our previous parties, I haven’t shared all of our images as they also have Master T and Miss N’s friends who I haven’t sought permission to show.

5 thoughts on “A Minecraft Party Get Together : Stampy Longnose, Creeper and Enderman Fun & Games

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *