Minecraft Party Decoration Ideas and Downloadable Printables

The Summer is birthday party season for us.  All three girls have birthdays in June or July.  Since Olivia was four, the girls have had a joint party.  They have all of the same friends, so it makes sense to just invite everyone to one party.  We let the girls do something special with them on their actual birthday, but then have the big party together.  I know at some point this will change, but I plan to take advantage of it for as long as they let me.

This year the girls both wanted a Minecraft themed party, so there wasn’t any drama on that front.  The only problem is that you can’t buy any Minecraft decorations because the two guys who started and own Minecraft have never merchandised party supplies.  They are total computer geeks (I can say that because I’m married to one), and the game started out as a personal project, so there was never any commercialization planned.  But, everything in the game is copywrited, so other companies can’t produce Minecraft themed decorations either.  Well, that leaves you with creating the decorations yourself.  If you’ll remember, I am craft deficient.  In fact, that doesn’t even come close to adequately describing the depths of that truth.  I have a mom who can decorate and design like a professional.  She however, is a squiggle.  I am a square – the exact opposite.  I don’t have an artsy bone in my body (or cell in my brain).  I actually think that I potentially only have half a brain – the left side.

Here’s where Pinterest comes in.  My girls are not the first kiddos to want a Minecraft birthday party.  I found multiple pictures and posts of brave parents who have gone before me.  From interior designer moms to self-proclaimed “geek dads,” numerous parents have taken on the feat.  So, here is my attempt to recreate some of the ideas.

Well, there you have it.  I had a whole lot more ideas than I had energy or time, but the girls were happy, so I feel like my mission was accomplished.

While Pinterest was a HUGE help, I didn’t find a site that spelled everything out for me, so I thought I would be so kind to do that here for you, just in case you ever find yourself throwing a Minecraft party of your own.

I purchased pretty much everything from Party City, but they are all also available on Amazon – large square dark green and light green dinner plates, small square black, dark greenlight green dessert plates, dark green forks and the light green plastic tablecloth.

Creeper Face – You will need 4 packages (of 20) of square dessert plates from Party City in the following colors: 1 Package of Black, 1 Package of Dark Green, 2 Packages of Light Green

Rock Candy – I used blue rock candy for Diamonds and red rock candy for Redstone, and then gave them out as party favors at the end of the party.  Toys R’ Us had multiple colors of FAO Swartz rock candy on sale that I purchased, but I’m not sure if they always carry it.  If they don’t have it, you can purchase it on Amazon through the links listed above.

Cake – I ordered a cake from a local grocery store and requested they use chocolate butter cream icing on the sides and green icing on the top with a grass tip.  Initially, they were going to charge me $75 because to make a square cake they were going to have to use “special” square pans that are used for wedding cakes.  I finally figured out a work around with the help of another store clerk to avoid the excessive price.  We made a cube cake by using two quarter sheet cakes, trimming the side edge on each to make them into squares, and then putting the two trimmed pieces together on top to make the third layer.  Voila!  A “wedding cake” for the price of two quarter sheet cakes.  I’ll need to remember this when we have three weddings to pay for.  Someone remind me, okay?

Character Cake Toppers – These were the most work of all!  I downloaded printables from www.minecraftpapercraft.com, printed them on card stock, cut them out and then folded and taped them together.  Okay.  My husband actually did all of the painstakingly difficult cutting and folding.  Thanks, babe!

I had a hard time printing the blocks off in the correct size, so I put them in Word documents to make printing more manageable.  Below are the files for your convenience, because let’s face it, moms have more important things to do than search the Internet for days on end.  At least not for Minecraft printables.

Dropbox Folder with entire collection of Minecraft printables.

Just right click on the file you want and select Download.  Pretty easy!

Below are links to the individual printables.

Minecraft Creeper Printable

Minecraft Steve Printable

Minecraft Pig Printable

Minecraft Ghast Printable

Minecraft Grass Block Printable

Food Signs – I created my Minecraft food signs in Gimp (the free graphics software I prefer) by using graphics from www.minecraftwiki.net.  This took me a LONG time, so I thought I would save you the time and agony by making them available here.  You’re welcome.

Minecraft Food Signs in PDF

Water Bottle Labels in PDF

Any links to printables should be linked through to this page on the Five In Six Blog and not directly to the shared files. Thank you!

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To give credit where credit is due, I took a lot of ideas from this Seaside Interiors blog post.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00962716854405469205 mitzi

    YOU ARE MY HERO!!! My son wants a bday party next month and wanted minecraft and I was not sure where to start. You gave me amazing material and some great ideas. THANK YOU

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, especially, for posting the food templates!

  • Wendy Hill

    Love the food labels. I was looking for chicken and apples, anyone know where i can find them?

  • Heather

    do you have a food sign for emeralds? thanks Heather

  • mom

    Thank you so much for the food labels. YOU ROCK!
    I actually converted them to a picture and had them printed out. It was cheaper than using my ink and better quality. I have a laminator, so I laminated them and put them on square photo clips.

  • mom

    I am going to try to edit and create a "stick" and "emerald" also "chicken" and "apples"

  • Wendy Hill

    That would be awesome! Those are the three I need for my party next week!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hey! I can do those tomorrow, if you can wait until then. :-)

  • Wendy Hill

    That would be perfect! Thanks so much!

  • Wendy Hill

    OK, so I looked over my menu and It looks like I need Chicken, fish, sticks and apples. I already printed the ones you have here and my son loved them. Do you by chance have labels for the water bottles?

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Okay, so I made signs for chicken, sticks, emerald, fish and apples. I also created water bottle labels. I can't think of anything else anyone might want, so hopefully this helps everyone. ;-)

    Beware – Shameless Plug: I would so appreciate if you would like my Facebook page and maybe even share it. :-)

    Also I would LOVE it if y'all would share pics

  • Katrina

    Thank goodness I found this. By you allowing us to print, is saving us so much of $$ we don't have right now.
    You did a great job. <3

  • Angela

    YOU ARE MY HERO! Thank you a million times! I was stressing out about food labels!

  • Gloria H

    Hi, love everything you did for this party. I am on a budget right now and was wondering if there is a way to only print the white portion of the food signs, since my printer is not cost effective with the ink. Even putting several signs on one sheet of paper. Thank you and I really really appreciate any response you have for me.

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Ok, Gloria. I just made all of the food sings with just the name of the food (in the Minecraft font) and the image of the food. I removed the grass background.

    To download the file, click on the link in the original post that says "Dropbox Folder with Entire Collection of Printables." In that folder there is both a PDF and a Word doc titled "

  • Lacy

    These are absolutely perfect, just what I was looking for but I didn't want to pay 25 dollars for printables off etsy! Thanks so much! You wouldn't be able to make one for the red mushrooms and torches would you :)

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hi, Lacy! When is your party?

  • Lacy

    Its this sat at 2……very soon I know :(

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Ok. I will work to get them done. All I charge is a "Like" on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/fiveinsix :-)

  • Lacy

    You are WONDERFUL. I will like and share away!

  • Michelle

    how do you suggest I make "look and find" labels for gift bags? I have all the candy for things like " tnt, melon, slime ball, ect."So I want to have a little picture of the item and the name of it so the kids can find whats in their bags… i am not good at this stuff!!

  • Michelle

    Nevermind… I copied and pasted pics from google to a word doc. Guess I can be crafty afterall :) Thanks for this though!

  • Lacy

    They are awesome, I just love them! Thanks so much for doing that so quickly, its very kind of you! So excited for the party now!

  • Laura

    OMG you are totally my hero! I've crafty challenged and my 8 year olds minecraft party is this coming sunday. Using your food signs and most of your ideas. Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Rena Hearn

    THANK YOU for the food labels!!!

  • Amber Misener Raeder

    This has helped me immensely to give my son an awesome Minecraft party. THANK YOU!!!!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You are so welcome! :-)

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You're welcome! Hope you're party goes well!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You are very welcome! My daughter is 8 also. Must be a popular party in that age group. :-)

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Glad you worked it out. Sometimes you surprise yourself when you're in a bind. Hope the party is great!

  • kathy

    Those downloads are awesome! Thanks!

  • LL

    This is so great of you to share,as I had no idea where to begin when my son requested a Minecraft party…Thank you :)

  • kat1044

    thank you so much for making planning and decorating a mine craft party so much easier!

  • Lori

    This is fantastic! I was looking for ideas for this year's Trunk or Treat and I am now going to do Minecraft and use your great resources! Thanks so much!

  • Sabrina

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!
    I have 3 days before my sons birthday party an have been looking for minecraft supplies in stores but no luck, now I'm rushing to try an do it myself an you lituraly just saved me… Thank you, Thank You, thank you…. Your an Angel….

  • April

    thanks so much for linking your drop box files! My sons Party is tomorrow and you just made life a whole lot easier :)

  • sophiam46

    This is Awesome! I really needed the food labels and your help is SO appreciated!!! :)

  • Deb

    Thank you for being so kind as to share your printables. It will make many little boys smile today!

  • Nic

    Thank you this is wonderful. Your food signs have just saved me hours of work. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this.

  • Rabs

    Hey Jessica,

    I have been trying to figuring out ways to customize labels but thought I was dumb until I came across Christy's post. You think it would be possible for you to make 2 signs for me too. My sons birthday is on Thursday (24th) and I was having Pizza and popcorn along with other things but needed labels for just those 2 and couldnt figure out what name should I call them

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hey, Jennifer! I created these and added them to the Dropbox folder. If you follow the link of the Food Signs No Grass, they are included in the doc now.

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hmm….well, Minecraft doesn't have Pizza or Popcorn, so I don't have any images for those. All of the food signs that I created have pics of items that are actually in the Minecraft game, so I just took the pictures from online.

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hey! I added those signs to the document in Dropbox that is linked in the post. :-)

  • RO’D

    I am throwing a minecraft party for my son's 8th birthday next month. Where did you find your minecraft font with the creeper face in the As?
    My son asked me to serve pumpkin marshmallows (found them at Aldi's this month). Can you add pumpkins to your food sign printables? Thanks!!
    ps. I found your blog in my search for minecraft party printables and was inspired by your

  • RO’D

    Found another idea for food – colby jack cheese cubes – a/k/a Lava. If you have a chance to add pumpkin to your food sign, can you add lava too? Thank you!!

  • melc

    you are awesome! Ive been searching for hours and I finally found you! Is there any way to make a cow sighn for the food labels?

  • Heather

    You are a saint! I thought that I saw a pork food label when I looked yesterday, but now I can't seem to find it anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Mel

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much for taking some of the "work" out of this : )) It is the night before the party when I came across your blog. From one mom to another- thank you : )

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You are very welcome! Hope the party turned out great!

  • gatorjuls

    Thank you for the great party ideas! Totally stole your food tents. Love them!! :) Just FYI for others wanting to edit them… I cut and pasted your picture in power point and was able to change the items by covering the item I didn't want with a white block (be sure to change your outline to white too) and then inserting a picture of whatever I needed over the top. And I found the

  • tiffany

    Thank you so much!!! You just saved me so much time!

  • elizabeth

    THANK YOU!!! The food sign printables saved me. can't wait for the party now!!

  • Melras

    I dont know whats up with the drop box but their are not any images, just blank? The food file has images, but that is all. Thank you!

  • Lisa F.

    WOW! Thank you so much for the printables! My son wants a Minecraft party for his 6th birthday and you've saved me a ton of time! Great job!

  • Melanie Steiner

    Amazing!! Thank you thank you for sharing! SO generous!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You are very welcome! I hope your party goes well!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    I'm so glad to have saved you time. It's a precious commodity as a mom!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    Hmm…I checked the link after your message and didn't have any problem accessing them. Which file are you wanting?

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You are so welcome! Hope the party is great!

  • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

    You're welcome! Thanks for sharing the font link. I've been meaning to do and keep forgetting.

  • Miriam

    I started a new full time teaching job (and just became a single mom) and am now realizing I need to get on the ball (yeah, procrastinating!) for my son's Minecraft birthday party on Sunday – yes 4 days! I thought I had seen that you or someone mentioned a "pork chop" sign. Am I missing seeing it or does it not exist? Just want to make sure I am not going crazy! LOL, which is a

  • Sara

    Thank you so much for the printables! Know that my 8 year old nephew in NY will have a huge smile on his face this weekend!

    • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

      You’re welcome! Hope it’s a great party!

  • Leslie Jones

    AMAZINGLY sweet of you to share your printables…not only do I not really have the time to figure it out, I guarantee you that I wouldn’t have had the knowledge to get them made…..this is much appreciated… <3

  • Banam!01

    Help! I need food signs for silver and magma. Any tips on how I can use your “grass” template to create these?

  • pamelita

    thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! I am doing my son’s bday party and this would have taken me FOREVER. For the gift of time I am so thankful that you shared! Bless you! :) <3 Pamela

  • Katie Jacques

    this is so helpful – thank you so much for sharing!

  • batesh

    Thank you for the printable food labels! They were exactly what I was looking to use.

    • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

      You are very welcome! Hope y’all have a great party!

  • Liz

    You are saving my minecraft birthday party life right now. Thank you for all of the help!

    • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

      I am so glad to hear it! :-) Hope y’all have a great party! It’s going to be 100 here this weekend, so I expect that we will be submerged in some sort of water. Hopefully, it will be cooler for y’all!

  • Yolanda

    Thank you soo much for these printables!!!!! I’ve been on the hunt!!!

  • jess

    thank you sooo much for the printables!!!

  • Rebecca

    Thank you for the printables! They are great!!!

  • Mamacheeta

    THANK YOU most sincerely for the printables. Life saver.

  • Stacy

    Wow, thank you sooooo much for the post and printables! You rock!!

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  • Allison

    Thank you for the printables. You are AWESOME!!!

  • amyham5

    I posted your page on my fb page under ‘public’
    your generosity is larger than life and we all are grateful for you.

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  • Brianna

    Thank you so much

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  • llhart27

    Thank you so much for your spirit of sharing! You’ve saved a crazy busy Mom the heartache of an ill planned party!

    • http://www.fiveinsix.com/ Jessica @FiveInSix

      You are very welcome! I’m so glad to have helped! That was absolutely my goal. Have a great party!

  • Deanna

    I’m so glad I found your page. Thank you so much. Do you have a blank food label? I want to add ghast tears to the menu.

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  • Alice

    Thanks for the printables and great party ideas! It’s 10:30 PM night and this allows me to get some sleep before the party!

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  • B. Nicole

    There’s a special place in heaven for you! Thank you so much! You just saved me Sooooooooo much time! I hope my party turns out as great as yours!!