My baby is now 6! I can’t quite believe I’m writing it but he is. And as I write this I feel like I’ve aged that in one afternoon. Take it from me – 22 kids (predominantly boys) in a very small room is WILD! We decided to throw him a DIY Minecraft birthday party on the cheap.
But Charlie loved it and that really should be all that matters. Yes it is (I now have wine as I write this too!)
He has become rather obsessed with Minecraft. I don’t know if it’s just me but here in the UK we seem to be a tad behind on this craze that’s ripping through young kids like anything!
When he said he wanted a Minecraft theme party – I panicked. And it wasn’t just because I’m not going to pretend to understand any single part of this Minecraft malarkey but this was the theme he wanted as his party so that’s what we did! There is NOTHING available here that you can go into a shop and buy. It was a nightmare! Anything I did find was crazily overpriced.
Here’s my quick guide to a DIY Minecraft party on the cheap:
1) Green & black balloons
These two colours seem to be the main ones yho will need to set the theme off a treat. Dead easy and sold almost everywhere. If you’re feeling crafty you could draw on the creeper face – I, wasn’t!
I have to say this was my absolute favourite part of the theme. We got simple green paper bags from Amazon and some black square stickers. These are incredibly easy to stick centrally on the bag thus creating a minecraft theme party bag on the super cheap!!
Again from Amazon – I’m told that the game has a lot of grass and hills so this green grass cloth looks like it’s from the game
4) Green and black napkins
You can get these in all cheap stores. I got mine from our local market. Think I paid £3 for about 60 napkins in these colours to match the theme
But I had seen pictures of a square cake with just line green icing and a few black squares of icing to make the simple creeper face
Charlie had a bowling party at a local skittle alley so as a different treat – I put medals in the party bags. It was about £3 for them all and suited the theme.
All in all with party bag treats from Aldi and the medals it cost around £15 for all the party stuff – what a bargain!!
So there you go. A few very simple very cheap ideas to create a Minecraft theme party for your kids!