Tuesday, March 3, 2015

When Shabby Chic and Minecraft Meet...

I never imagined our white farmhouse style home would be filled with pixelated swords, creepers and Steve (not to mention TNT!) from the Minecraft video game.

But our just-turned nine-year-old son, Noah, was so excited to have a Minecraft party that I found myself really getting into it. The delighted look in his eyes when he saw the Minecraft decorations, was worth every bit of effort! ;)

We made Minecraft swords for favors using the DIY and printables found here. Noah and I thought this was the BEST idea... until I got to sword number three and realized I had about twelve to go! A little time-consuming, but doable. 

I used our burlap tablecloth for the "dirt" and ordered 
an inexpensive "grass" tablecloth from Amazon.

The Minecraft balloons can be found on Etsy and 
I ordered the Steve box head on Amazon.

Licorice "TNT" bundles were a hit with the kids!

The food we chose was selected from the 
food items featured in the video game.

My Mom baked and decorated this very special 
cake for Noah. Look at all of those fondant tiles!

After a Minecraft scavenger hunt and lots of running outdoors, 
some of the kids enjoyed making their own pearler bead creations.

We have fun memories from the TNT piñata in the barn. Lots of boys + lots of candy = dog pile! Thankfully, no injuries... just lots of laughs...

Creeper Archery (made from green styrofoam blocks from the Dollar Tree)...

And a new twist on an old game - Pin the Tail on the Pig...

We made a "Creeper Ball" court in the barn (our version of ga-ga ball :)

A Dollar Tree basket, turned creeper, with some black felt.

Happy birthday sweet, funny Noah! You bring sunshine to our family every day. 
I'm SO thankful God gave us you...

Thank you for stopping by ... still confused by Minecraft? Me to. :)


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  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! I bet he was excited. I have three girls that love minecraft and play all the time - - they would love a party like this!

    1. Oh thank you Robin! Yes, boys and girls alike seem to love Minecraft! Maybe a Minecraft birthday party for one of your girls??? There are so many great printable and ideas out there! Pinterest was definitely my friend for this one! :)

  2. Well, you are one of those fun Moms! So many cute ideas here.

  3. What a great birthday!! My son is thirteen and loves playing Minecraft video games with his friends!

    1. Thank you Martina. It is so popular with the kids (and apparently some adults too :)! Maybe there's a Minecraft party in your future!

  4. You are over the top great Mom! How fun to do all this crazy boy stuff. Happy Birthday Noah ! Next birthday tell your mom to invite me, you look like you had a great time.


  5. Julie, looks like this is going to be a great party! Everything is so detailed and perfect. I'll bet Noah was crazy about it. He sure has a great Mom! Hugs, Jo

  6. You are so talented and creative! I love how you thought of every detail for this party. I just know that your son will never forget that party. The cake is amazing! Your mom is very talented as well. Thanks for sharing this fun party.

  7. Julie! Great job! I use to to all that for my kids and gran kids! It's a lot of work! But it's worth it! Your kids will cherish those memories! Have lots of fun!

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