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Ah, the Minecraft birthday party. What every little boy or girl is wanting this year, mine included.  When presented with the idea of a Minecraft birthday party I was a little overwhelmed, truth be told, since I don’t pay attention to the games that Mr K plays, that job falls upon his Dad. Being the brilliant tech-minded guy that he is, Mike vetoes every game or website that the kids play and when I looked at Minecraft I was a little unimpressed, to say the least. I don’t really “get it”.

While the appeal of the game may escape me, the building aspect enthralled my little engineer-to-be boy. This kid thrives on science, math and building, to the point where I’m incredibly glad that we ended up choosing an arts core school for the kids. He’s so intently focused on the sciences that he needs the balance that arts programming gives him.

So a Minecraft birthday party it was for my little boy who was turning 9.

close up of cupcake with green icing in Minecraft theme

I really wanted to keep it simple because simple birthday parties are my true love. Simple allows you to do a few things, really well. That’s my kinda style.

The first thing was making Creeper  pins for our treat bags. While you might immediately think “Are you crazy? That’s too much work!“,  let me change your mind about it.

Minecraft inspired creeper pins with

If you have one of these cuties below, you have someone to make your Creeper pins.

The design is incredibly easy, you can follow what you see above. My son was able to figure it out all on his own and complete 10 pins for his friends over 2 days.

young boy working on creeper pins

Michaels sells bags of individual colors of the Perler beads, so you buy one black, one green and you are set. The pin backs are glued on with Gorilla glue and the clips can be found at Michaels as well.

things needed in making creepers pin

The treats for the goodie bags were incredibly easy thanks to my friendly neighborhood Bulk Barn.

There are Wiki’s of all the food in Minecraft and with their help I managed to figure out that there are “fish” and “melons” that Bulk Barn almost regularly carries. I also came across the chocolate rocks and was so darn excited.

Most of what they do in Minecraft is mine ore, rocks, minerals and more. So to find rocks and minerals in a chocolate form for the treat bags was the ultimate!

close up of rocks and minerals in a chocolate form

Speaking of treat bags, these beauties were a piece of cake! Simply buy green treat bags (Michaels as well) and cut out black construction paper to make Creepers. This took all of 10 minutes.

green treat bags designed with black creepers

Now on to the main event! Cupcakes!

Wow. Do I ever feel like I phoned these in.

So unbelievable easy to make they shouldn’t look this good.

All you need to do is bake up the cupcakes, ice them with my buttercream icing then use Wilton black gel to draw on creeper faces.

cupcakes with green buttercream icing and drawing of creeper faces on middle, number 9 candle in one of the cupcakes

Whip up a batch of my Best Buttercream Icing Ever and then simply ice up some plain cupcakes for the adults or kids to enjoy.

 How To Throw a Simple Minecraft Birthday Party from @kitchenmagpie

I also made snacks that matched the theme, all of them easy.

Blue finger jello cut into squares for water.

 How To Throw a Simple Minecraft Birthday Party from @kitchenmagpie

Helloooo 5 minutes of work that equalled a lot of squeals of delight from little Minecraft crazy kids.

Square sandwiches. You get where I am going with this? Everything in Minecraft is square. Serve square food.

Slice cheese into cubes.

Slice up watermelon into cubes.

Slice…anything you want into cubes.

minecraftbirthday6 How To Throw a Simple Minecraft Birthday Party from @kitchenmagpie

Oh so easy.

That my friends, covers it. No muss, no fuss, simply a great Minecraft party that had just the right amount of themed items that impressed the kids yet won’t stress you out while making it.

The kids played Minecraft on our Xbox taking turns, came down to eat, played Minecraft some more, opened presents, ate cupcakes and left.It was simply one of the best parties I’ve done yet. Fun, exciting and easy to do.

Hope this gives everyone some ideas!


The I Still Don’t Really Get Minecraft Magpie

Minecraft Birthday Party Cake

The best buttercream icing recipe ever for your minecraft cake, sweet and salty perfect icing.
5 from 4 votes
close up of cupcake with green icing in Minecraft theme
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup of salted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of coffee cream 18% and up


  • Trust me on this one and use salted butter in this icing.
  • Whip that butter, with a paddle beater if you have it, if not, don’t worry.Add in the icing sugar* make sure it’s fresh!*Add in the cream. Not milk, cream. I used 4 tablespoons for my preference, you adjust to what you want.Stiffer icing = less cream.
  • Whippier icing = more cream.
  • Add in the vanilla,
  • Then keep mixing it until fluffy and thoroughly combined

Nutrition Information

Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 4mg, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Calcium: 5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Agastina Alongi says

    This is one of the best ideas for making the birthday by Minecraft theme. Your decorations are too good. You can prepare the food items are looking marvelous.

  2. Crazy Birthdays says

    Never heard of this, but it’s an excellent theme! I am absolutely going to look into this for our little one’s birthday party! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  3. TommyGibbons says

    If you have a child that’s serious about Minecraft, I would recommend Piper . Great way to redirect some of that Minecraft energy into building with hardware.  Also makes for a good birthday gift at a Minecraft birthday party.


  4. Mikalsmommy says

    You just took me from how to make square hamburgers to using sandwiches. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This party just got 10 times easier. And my son can pick his favorite kinds. We are having a blast putting it together. The whole family is getting involved. So again thank you 🙂

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Mikalsmommy OH my word I am glad that you found me! Square hamburgers sound amazing but they sound like a LOT of work!! Happy birthday to your little man! Hope you have a great party! 

  5. Robyn says

    Hello, I am planning my soon to be 9 year old’s party and this is fabulous.  Did you use your old fashion chocolate cake recipe to do the cupcakes?  I was wondering if you have ever used that cake recipe for cupcakes?  It sounds delicious.  Thanks, Robyn

    • percisionlaser says

      @Matt Thanks for the link, also found and “Instant DIY Minecraft Birthday Party Download, Birthday Banner, Invite, Cupcake Toppers, Favors boxes, Party Favor Tags, Water Bottle Wraps” for super cheap.

  6. Spartyman says

    Did everything you suggested with one exception…With the creeper cupcakes we served Klondike bars with mint chocolate chip ice cream inside (block shaped of course) and called those creeper eggs

  7. Kids Creative Chaos says

    Love those Creeper Pins and the Jello. Though, if I tried to make jello square they wouldn’t look that uniform.

  8. Annette Drew says

    Thanks for the brilliant mine craft ideas. My son has been having so much fun making those creeper badges for his party! 


    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Annette Drew Isn’t is a great way to trick them into doing to the work? LOL! You are very welcome! Hope the party is a hit!

  9. ahumphrey42 says

    Thank you for this!!!! 

    I have been wondering what in the world to do for my son’s party that is in a few weeks. 

    All of these ideas are great!

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