A Minecraft Inspired Sleepover Party!

My kids love Minecraft, and I mean LOVE Minecraft. It’s a regular gaming staple in their lives and I’d be lying if I hadn’t been lured into the mining world myself {in fact I’m rather proud of my Mountain home with lava fall!}.

If you’ve been in a cave underground for the passed few years and unaware of what Minecraft actually is, it’s a…video game where you can dig for different elements such as iron, copper, coal and build pretty much anything your imagination can come up with. It’s a 3D game and it has loads of different terrains to explore and make your own. It also encourages you to survive {this is where the digging and crafting comes in handy, err, hello….weapons!} once the sun sets and you fight against zombie creepers, Skeleton bow man and more. It’s pretty awesome!

Anyways, when talking to my {at the time} soon-to-be ten year old about what plans she’d like to make over her birthday, having a minecraft themed sleepover was at the top of her list. She’d been pestering me for a birthday sleepover for a while so I guess it was about time I caved! So I took to Pinterest for inspiration {I made a Minecraft Sleepover board if you fancy a nosy} and got to work.
minecraftBut…life has a tendency to sweep you up and make a few months swoosh by and before you know it, it’s the day before said party & you have nothing, literally nothing, prepared! Oops.

However I did what I could in the time I had {as well as a toddler to ‘help out’ if you can call it that, haha!}.
And here’s how it turned out {I’ll let the photos do the talking}….
minecraft1 Minecraftminecraft3minecraft14minecraft4minecraft6minecraft7minecraft15minecraft11minecraft10minecraft13minecraft9minecraft8minecraft12minecraft16minecraft17minecraft18I so wish I got to record the faces of the kids as they walked into the house. There wasn’t many decorations {as we just didn’t have the time!} but there was enough to make them go “WOW!” and “Whoa…check him out!” and more. It made the entire day of cleaning, baking and decorating worth it for those reactions, those smiles and the wide eyes of wonder.

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  1. 29/06/2015 / 9:17 AM

    Looks like it was really successful! Some really clever ideas and I love the cake. Your hard work shows as the photos are amazing. I am sure your daughter and her friends had a fab time. Thanks for sharing #ShareTheJoy

    • 29/06/2015 / 10:42 AM

      Hi Sara, thanks so much for your kind words. It was a lot of hard work crammed into a little pouch of time! I really should start preparing sooner, lol!

    • 29/06/2015 / 10:43 AM

      Thanks Kim! Who isn’t a Minecraft fan eh!? I’m one too! lol x

  2. 29/06/2015 / 1:59 PM

    My z is a little too young for mine craft but I definitely want to come to that party!! 🙂

  3. 30/06/2015 / 8:41 PM

    This looks brilliant – well done you! I had heard of minecraft but now I finally know what it actually is thanks to your explanation! I knew it was a computer game – I just had no idea what actually happened in it haha! How are you going to top this party now hey?! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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  4. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    01/07/2015 / 12:51 PM

    Wow your decorations look amazing! Love the cups – what a simple technique but SO effective. I’m not suprised they were impressed. Good work mama and thanks for linking this up at #sharethejoy x
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  5. 03/07/2015 / 9:25 AM

    Wow, well done! I have heard of Minecraft, but that is as far as I got. I know it’s a video game, but know nothing else about it. Food looks awesome for the party! #momsterslink
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    • 03/07/2015 / 9:26 AM

      Thanks so much and you are missing out on the whole minecraft thing. It’s pretty fun for everyone! 😉

  6. Emma's Mamma
    03/07/2015 / 10:00 AM

    I’ve never heard of minecraft but the spread and decorations look amazing! I’m not surprised the kids loved it! #momsterslink
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  7. 03/07/2015 / 11:55 AM

    You did a fabulous job it all looks great. We are Minecraft fans here too and I’m planning a themed party for my Little Man in August 🙂
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  8. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    03/07/2015 / 12:28 PM

    Wow, looks fantastic! Well done you. Did you manage to do everything yourself too? I love budget parties. And Minecraft, but shhh, don’t tell anyone.

    #momsterslinky
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  9. 03/07/2015 / 6:11 PM

    Great job mama! You deserve a pat on the back and a tall glass of wine! I showed my son the pictures and he instantly knew exactly what it was…he’s 5 and him and his 4 year old sister are #MineCraft fanatics! We will see what kind of party he wants for his next birthday. It’s not until January so I have some time to plan 🙂 Thanks for linking up with me at #momsterslink.
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  10. 04/07/2015 / 4:55 PM

    My nephew turned 13 this week and he is obsessed with minecraft! He would have loved this. You did an amazing job lovely – I bet she enjoyed every minute. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x (pinning your board x)
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    • 05/07/2015 / 8:20 AM

      The kid has taste Vic! haha! Its such a fun game, even I love it! Thanks so much and she had a blast which is why we go to such lengths, right!! x

    • 05/07/2015 / 8:21 AM

      Haha, you’re one of the few who know nothing about Minecraft! Great wee game, and thanks she had a fab time. Thanks for hosting! x

  11. 05/07/2015 / 9:35 PM

    What an amazing sleepover, it looks incredible. We’ve missed the Minecraft stage, but there are some great ideas that I’m sharing with the girl at work with Minecraft obsessed children. #sharethejoy
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  12. HonestMum
    06/07/2015 / 7:58 PM

    Wow, how cool is this party! Thanks for linking up x

  13. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    08/07/2015 / 2:01 PM

    Oh wow! SO very awesome and well done! You paid so much attention to all the details. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo
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