Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Block by Block

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love to throw a birthday party!  I spend a ton of time looking into ideas or craft projects or food.  Hubby's birthday was no different.  After spending a ton of time brainstorming we settled on a Minecraft themed party.  I mentioned I'm a nerd right?  Do you really need that disclaimer?  So, you know how much I love my themes right?

Here piggie!  I also decorated the glass in the house to look like the glass in the game.

The glass was done with white electrical tape.  All I had to do was snip it into squares.  The piggie was constructed out boxes and wrapped with pink wrapping paper.  It was fairly easy to construct since I had duct tape.  I also let Clover color her own boxes green and we made a creeper with them.  Speaking of creepers...   
I made para-chord bracelets for Survival mode. 

I made the dangles out of Shrinky Dink plastic.  

I don't have a jig rigged up for bracelets so the paperclip worked great. 

I've made para-chord bracelets before.  This time I was able to find most of the supplies that I needed at the local craft store which made things a lot easier.  I did order the green off of amazon.  I thought it fit with the theme.  I made several different kinds.  I used this tutorial for the hearts one. 

There were so many ideas that I bookmarked but I just wasn't able to squeeze into the time frame.  Also I do like to keep to a budget.  So I do have to pick and choose what I am doing.  The candy and the bracelets where a big hit!  

I also found a free printable site which helped with the budget.  Free decoration?  Yes please.  I also used Pixel Papercraft for the grass blocks.  I wish I had taken a picture of the food table.  

I also whipped up a wreath so it was the first thing that the guests saw when they walked in.  It's still on the door so maybe when I get around to taking it down I will put up how I made it.  This Summer has been crazy busy I haven't even gotten around to taking the tape off the glass.  No one seems to mind.  We also have to fix the screen door because it just isn't a party around here until someone walks into and destroys the sliding screen door!     

1 comment:

  1. This is great. My son loves Minecraft, I am going to incorporate some of this for his bday party, I believe! Thank you for posting...hope hubby loved the party!