May is a busy month of birthdays for our family. It starts with mine on the 17th, then Luca on the 23rd, and Mike wraps it up on the 31st. That's a lot of cake! We then had Luca's party for family and friends on June 7.
Luca chose the theme Minecraft this year. I don't usually go to crazy with decorations but Pinterest had me going this year.
Here are some of the things we did.
|Nico, my 11 year old created and decorated the cake. All I did was bake the square cakes and make the icing.|
I got the idea here.
I used a large square cake pan that Nico cut up for the body and legs and a small one for the head. I made my own buttercream icing. It was delicious!
|Nico helped me come up with ideas for some of the rest of the items used in Minecraft.|
The only other edible items (besides the coal and TNT) are the gold (Rolo candy) and
the Iron (chocolate wrapped in aluminum foil)
|I love the Minecraft birthday sign. You can download and print it for free here. There is also a free Minecraft font |
which you can get here.
|Since coal and TNT are a big part of Minecraft we created some of our own.|
I got the idea here
|The kids used square blocks to paint their treasure boxes. Although they ended up not having squares but just using them to paint the whole box. No worries, they had a great time. I also had little pails I purchased from Wal-mart that were given as 'goodie bags'. I purchased rubber coal and blow up torches for cheap from Discount Party Supplies.|
I had one very happy little boy by the end of the evening. He was most happy to have a friend attend his party. He is used to big brother having friends over. I don't just invite the friend, I invite the whole family. We love being with friends and family and just sharing the special times. Luca couldn't give me enough hugs and Thank-you's that night. I went to bed with a full, happy heart that I could give my little boy this special day.