We have been lucky this season by being able to do some fun new boys' parties. We had a lot of fun with this Minecraft theme. It was nice to be able to work with a different colour pallet from what we usually get to work with.
Working out what to label the food so that it fitted in with the Minecraft theme kept us entertained for a while. The birthday boy also came up with some ideas for us. We always love it when we can incorporate some of the celebrant's ideas into the party.
Each guest got a 'lunch box' with their dinner inside - melon, bread (pizza rolls) and coal (oat & coconut chocolate macaroon). We have found that giving the children a lunch box or a meal is the best way to feed everyone (and with the least amount of waste).
We kept the cake very simple so that it could be a chocolate mousse cake as per the birthday boy's request. The custom cake topper helped bring everything together and added a bit of pizzazz to the cake (we can make custom cake toppers for any theme - its an easy way to jazz up a cake and tie it into the theme).
The children started off with some Minecraft paper craft. Paper craft is a good activity to keep the kids busy while all the guests arrive. Once everyone had arrived the fun & games activity started which kept everyone on the go for an hour. After that they ate and blew the candles out. We also have our great new airbrush face painting activity - more on that soon. We closed the party with the fabulous TNT piñata.
Take home treats were Minecraft t-shirts. We love it when we can give the children something useful as a take home treat.