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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
Teacher educator and author of many teacher reference books. Amused by random ideas and loves random acts of kindness. Enjoys writing humour...seriously!Please see my Instagram: wilsonjeni
Published November 2nd 2013
A Party Your Kids Will Talk About For Years
Ask any kid what they love and they are likely to say Minecraft. It's a rage that's hit children everywhere and put the designers in the top ten most influential list in the world.

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Kids will love their take home Minecraft kits


So if you want to be the coolest parent ever try conducting a Minecraft party. Here are some hints to make your party easy and impress all the kids and their families. To get started with your Minecraft party, Google Royalty free image to make your invitations.

It's not cheating, but recently I found some cheap kits on eBay that once sold for $30. You can now get five for $50. Search MINERAL Raw Mining Craft Kits.

In the kit there are tiny little labeled bags containing real and imitation gems – just like in the Minecraft game. The kits include an emerald, lapis lazuli, diamond glow stone dust, obsidian, a piece of leather, gold nugget, clay, feather, redstone dust, a piece of string and a map rolled up into a delicate scroll. For the novices each represents a finding in the popular children's electronic game. Minecraft stickers are also included in this kit in a little plastic box (doubles as a sturdy little party bag).

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Lots of special gems


The kits provide enough materials for a game, party prizes and a take-home Kit. I have to say I am over the traditional bag of lollies.

Here's what my friend did: First she labeled each plastic box so that every child would recognize their own box. Then she bundled the 'like' gems bags together (example, all emeralds) and used them for a treasure hunt prizes.

party bags, Minecraft kits
Everyone has their own special kit


She created a map for finding the treasures in the backyard. When the children found the right point they found their treasure (for example, a gold nugget), which they added to their own little kits. By the time they finished the game they had all the items from the Minecraft game.

I don't know why but for the last few years all my kids have wanted at their parties is a piñata. You could make a really simple square creeper Minecraft piñata. If you don't know why the creeper is significant, ask your kids they will know. They will beat the creeper. You could hide lollies or more gems inside.

To fit in with the theme a simple Minecraft cake could be made. All you need is a square tin and 4 litres of cheap vanilla ice cream. Colour about one third green food; add some peppermint flavour and coconut throughout to make it look like grass. With the rest of your ice cream add some chocolate drinking powder and rough chocolate pieces, which will be like the Minecraft dirt inclusions and create a fabulous Minecraft cake.

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Simple minecraft cake


You can see from the photos the way to cut the cake so that it resembles the Minecraft cubes in the Minecraft game. You could also add gummy worms to look like snakes wiggling on top. Add some Minecraft Lego figurines or Google some pictures, laminate and stick to a toothpick and stick those into the cake. This is a very cheap cake and kids will love it.

My friend made lava cups, which were just red lemonade and then added frozen yellow fruit juice blocks.

So for the price about $10 per child plus food you have enough to create a party that your kids will talk about for two years. Trouble is you'll have to be very inventive next year if you are going to top this.
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Why? Host a Minecraft party - a kid's dream
Cost: Very reasonable
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Great Idea. I especially love the piñata creeper idea! I'd love to whack some lollies out of a creeper! I've been trying to turn myself from a minecraft noob to pro playing and reading and watching you tubes non stop for the last 48 hrs and I am dreaming Minecraft all night!

If your after the Ultimate Minecraft Party and your in Melbourne please check out my new Party Arcade. We're just about to release out Virtual Reality Minecraft Party package and I'm really excited! www.VirtualRealityInsanity.com

It really is an amazing fun and creative (and addictive) game. I'm trying to get my wife on it now :)
by matt (score: 1|10) 1191 days ago
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