Minecraft is uber popular in our house. For those of you not familiar with minecraft, it is basically a virtual lego game that you can play on the computer (or smart phone). It is primarily a building game with virtual "blocks", and it is one this mom can actually feel pretty good about. All six of our children play it, and they have created some pretty elaborate minecraft worlds. Three of the boys are currently working on a minecraft re-creation of Middle Earth. Anyhoo.... this was Little Man's year for a friend party, and he wanted it to be minecraft. So minecraft themed it was!
This turned out to be LOTS of fun. I mean, serious fun. For all of us. Every single person helped decorate, come up with game ideas, etc, and so it was very much a family affair! Here Little Man is helping to create "creeper juice" for our party drinks (small bottles of 7up with the wrapper peeled off and creeper faces drawn on with sharpie). He is wearing the party favor that we made to give to each of the guests.... a creeper t-shirt! I bought green shirts at Hobby Lobby for less than $3 each, cut out black squares from iron on fabric, and Little Man and I ironed away. They turned out great and all the guests loved them.
One of our games was shooting TNT with nerf guns. The guests got a point for each balloon they could hit. And the TV was on because we had minecraft parodies playing through our TV speakers all afternoon. There are some really funny ones! (notice the "ghast" hanging from the ceiling fan ~ in minecraft a ghast is a white ghost-like creature that shoots fire at you when you are in the nether. In other words, it's a bad guy).
It was exhausting, but totally worth it. Little Man declared it his BEST. PARTY. EVER! After the party, this is what I very happily rewarded myself with....