My oldest son turned 8 last month and thank goodness he picked an easy party theme...seriously, if you have a square punch, you can put together a Minecraft Party, no problem!
For his school classroom party favors, I had to come up with something that didn't involve sweets or treats, so found a very simple creeper online that I printed out and turned into bookmarks that the kids could color. Glow Sticks are always fun and you can snag them very inexpensively at your nearest Dollar Store. I added a wearable paper mustache, just for fun, that I cut out using a Sizzix Die and my Big Shot.
Then onto the decorations for his actual Birthday and Birthday Party...
A fun banner, using brown and green. The green tops of the triangle pennants were dry embossed with a grass embossing folder and a Texture Boutique Machine, specifically for dry embossing.
The Creepers were made just like the invitations, using green cardstock and black squares.
A roll of green wrapping paper turned his packages into a fun little Creeper, which he posed with in the morning...I used a larger square punch and my paper cutter to make larger square pieces for the face. Some green and black balloons and streamers added a bit more pizzaz to his Creeper.
A package of green paper lunch bags and a square punch turned these into fun Creeper Party Bags...but what do you put in them, don't worry, we've got ya covered!
One square punch can make all the pieces you need, you don't need to buy multiple square punches. Just flip your punch over so you can see the cardstock, punch out the pieces needed and adhere to your party bags!
We filled the party bags with TNT (individually wrapped red licorice) and mini gold wrapped Twix bars for Gold Ingots. Added a bookmark and glow stick bracelet but the bags seemed a bit empty...so...out to the garage, where I cut scraps of wood into 4X4 squares.
A quick sandjob by the almost 8 year old and then I put him to work painting them all green.
I made a paper template (which I used twice) using a smaller square punch and removeable adhesive, before tossing that in the trash and free hand painting the rest of the faces on the blocks.
I'd love to see your Minecraft Party posts too, feel free to link them in the comment section below! Happy Creeping...