Are you looking to have a Minecraft party? Here are some ideas for decorations and foods that we used when throwing a party for my sons 8th birthday.
We had a LAN game of minecraft going, running on 5 desktops where all the kids were busy building some huge works of art, while others were chasing chickens and pushing cows from the tops of the cliffs.
We also had a party table full of different minecraft foods and drinks and a Pinata for the kids to enjoys as well.
Check out the images below and I'll try to list as much as possible of the Idea's
The Party Table
- Gems - Jube lollies
- Chicken - Chicken Nuggets
- Cookies - this one was easy...Cookies
- Potato - Potato Chips
- Carrots - Carrot Sticks
- Apple - Just apples
- Red Mushrooms - Those pink mushroom lollies....amazing
- Wood - We made some Chocolate rice bubble crispy and cut into small squares
- Sticks - Pretzel Sticks
- Red Gemstone - Just red Jube lollies
- Creeper Juice - Using my homemade labels, we fill these cool plastic bottles with Lime Fizzy
- Potion of Healing - Raspberry Fizzy (we were sending all the kids home afterwards so hypo was not our problem :-)
The Computer Table
I recommend IF you are going out to buy computers for this, Check out Refurbished IT companies in your area. You can pickup a monitor + suitable desktop + k/b and Mouse for around $80 or less or maybe check out hire companies?
I got 5x Dell Optiplex 760 + 15" Samsung Monitors and a network switch, All running Windows 7 Pro. Hooked them all up and logged in with my sons Minecraft account and password....only to find out it would only work on 1 unit at a time. No way I was going to spend the $$ and buy 5 accounts for each desktop. So I found a version of Minecraft that would only work offline / internal LAN, can't get online with it which was even better. This copy probably wasn't legal but it did what I required it for, And that made for one pretty happy birthday boy.
Also had an ultra short throw projector, Again brought from work and great price ;-) put in the middle of the table which I had connected to my Laptop running Minecraft You tube videos and music during the party.
And it wasn't hard at all. Luckily I'm a fan of Pizza so using a couple Pizza boxes and taped them up into a square, then paper mache my first layout over the box. By the end I think I done 3 lays of paper mache as I wanted it to at least be able to take a hit.
End up being pretty strong and it took a fair amount of effort from the kids to get it open, but after two or 3 turns each they got there. Prefer it to be too strong so all the kids get a decent turn anyway + They all loved beating up the creeper.
I finished it off with a whole heap of green paper squares, so it still had a pixel look to it, put on the creepers face and it was done. Saved alot more money than if I had brought one, even tho all the $$ saving went on extra candy inside!