Ultimate Minecraft party ideas

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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


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So we found these really cool wooden basket/plate/tray things which I then created some labels for you just glued them onto the trays trying to get with stuff found in Minecraft. I'll try and find all the images I used and make them available for download, Just need to find them on my computer somewhere :-) The food we had was:
  • 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

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Ultimate Minecraft party food - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party food - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party food - www.mixedstew.com


Drinks:

  • 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 :-)

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Ultimate Minecraft party drinks - www.mixedstew.com



		

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The Computer Table

This is what the hardest part for alot of people would be. Trying to find 5 or so Desktops computers / Notebooks to setup in a LAN and have minecraft running so they all be in the same game. LUCKILY for myself, I work in sales at a Computer recycle selling refurbished computers, So getting basic desktops at an extremely good price was easy. (If you ever need an PC's let me know ;-))
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.

Ultimate Minecraft party LANsetup - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party LANsetup - www.mixedstew.com


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.

Ultimate Minecraft party LANsetup - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party LANsetup - www.mixedstew.com



		

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Pinata

After looking around at pinatas in the shops etc, I again realised I didn't want to pay the money on this when I could make one at home...after all it was just a square right? Can't be too hard.
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!

Ultimate Minecraft party Pinata - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party Pinata - www.mixedstew.com


Ultimate Minecraft party Pinata - www.mixedstew.com


The Cake

For the cake we went with the Minecraft sword, Pretty much cutting a square cake into littler square cakes and shaping them to the sword, Most the cake was done by my wife tho so all credit to her on this one.

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Ultimate Minecraft party - www.mixedstew.com



The Invitations

CLICK HERE to view my Minecraft invites I created (download available)

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