Minecraft Birthday Party

My 10 year old son Matthew, is crazy about the video game Minecraft. I would say he has a bit of an obsession! So, of course for his 10th birthday he wanted everything Minecraft. His special day started off like this when he woke up. rsz_img_8039   When he came down for breakfast the morning of his birthday, I had these waiting for him. I used a black sharpie and made the Creeper faces. I’m not going to lie….that was scarier then opening a can of crescent rolls! One did pop on me, and I almost had a heart attack!   It’s a tradition in our house to have “birthday pancakes” for breakfast. The kids get a mini pancake for every year old they are. So he had a little stack of 10. I made green pancakes, cute off the edges so they were in the shape of a square/rectangles. Then with dark chocolate frosting, I drew a Creeper face on the top one. He loved them so much! I love making their day so special for them!
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For his birthday snack at school, I made Creeper brownies.
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Now, for the birthday party!!!

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I hadn’t made a cake with fondant in over 2 years, so I was super nervous I would mess it up! I bought red fondant and mixed some black in it. Put a white strip around the cake, and free handed the TNT letters. For the top, I just cut out some black squares and made a pattern. Then I took a short piece of black licorice, cut in at the end so it looked more like a wick. I wrapped the bottom in black fondant, and attached a long piece of black licorice to it, and stuck it on the top of the cake.
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Here’s what the entire table looked like.
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Licorice TNT’s ~ Red licorice with a piece of black licorice for the wick. I typed a whole bunch of TNT’s, cut them in strips, then wrapped them around the licorice bunches.
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Torches ~ Twisted pretzels
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Gold ~ Rolo’s
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  Zombie Boogers ~ Green Grapes
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Creeper Juice ~ Green Gatorade with the labels removed, then I made a Creeper face on them with a black sharpie.
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Creeper Marshmallow Pops ~ Marshmallows dipped in green Wilton candy melts. After they dried, I made a Creeper face with melted chocolate. The awesome chevron paper straws are from Sweets and Treats Boutique. 
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Grass Blocks ~ Coco Rice Krispies with green frosting grass
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Creeper Cupcakes ~ These were the easiest cupcakes ever! I found an awesome free printable at The Party Animal. I printed them out on card stock paper for the cupcakes, but then I also printed out a bunch for the food labels. It worked out perfect, and I was so happy I found it!
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I found this great site that has EVERY Minecraft character printable. Some of them are a little bit of a pain to make, but a lot of them, like the blocks, are super easy. I actually wanted to have a whole bunch of them made up, but I ran out of time. :) You can find the printable characters at Instructables
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Creeper Gift Bags ~ Sharpie again! My youngest daughter Macy had a friend over, so I made theirs with eyelashes. :)
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I decorated the house with green and black streamers, then using the same Creeper print out for the cupcakes, I also used to decorate with.
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Steve Heads ~ These were the HIT of the party! The kids LOVED them! These buggers are expensive to buy! So I was over the moon happy when I found this AMAZING tutorial on how to make them. I spent a little over $2 each on them! You can find it at STEVELANGE.NET  Make sure you read in the comments. I was kind of lost until I read helpful hints there. We bought our boxes at Kinkos. The box sizes are 11x11x11
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Birthday boy Matthew and his sister Macy!
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The boys with their Steve heads. They had so much fun with them, and their Nerf guns! I am still finding the little foam Nerf bullets everywhere!
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What would a TNT cake be without a sparkler in it? The boys were so excited, and they were convinced the cake was going to explode!
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I hope you enjoyed Matthew’s 10th birthday party! We had lots of fun! Everything was very simple to do. I am such a last minute mom, it’s always the number one thing on my New Year’s resolution list each year! I went shopping on Thursday morning for everything, started making everything Thursday night, and the party was on Saturday. So, if you are a lot more organized, all of this stuff would be very simple to do!

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