Minecraft Gathering

I am all about celebrations. I love getting my little family together and making a fuss. There are 7 of us, and I reckon anything over 5 people in a room is a party – so technically its always party time here at the Clevs. We celebrated both Luis and Maxi’s birthday this year with extended family, Luis’ in January and Maxi’s in March. We didn’t have a big friends party this year because both my lads have been a bit unsettled in school and Maxi has been poorly. I didn’t want to go blowing upwards of €200 for something that had the potential to not be that enjoyable for either son.

Instead, we waited for better weather and better health and celebrated with a very simple, very small Minecraft gathering this weekend. The whole Minecraft/Stampylonghead thing eludes me a little bit but the kids are all into it, so I followed their lead on the plan for this. Luckily the sun was shining on the day so there was minimal minecraft and maximum outside football time!!



We tried to use the game itself for some food ideas, Luis helped with all of this and actually enjoyed getting creative in the kitchen with me. I was happy to follow his lead (it seems years of watching mummy plan celebrations have rubbed off on him) and help out however he needed.


Red jelly (no vodka obviously!) in left over shot glasses became ‘Lava’ and bread-sticks dipped in coloured milk chocolate became ‘Torches’ (a real yummy mummy would have pre prepared and dipped them in orange candy melts, but we made do with red food dye and a milky bar).


Crisps, Pretzel sticks and gummy sweets were great snacks, then later on in the day we served a takeaway pizza. I am all for take away at parties. We did this first for Luis’ second birthday as we lived in a flat with a tiny kitchen, its just so easy, especially when feeding lots of kids, plus if like us you don’t get takeaways all the time its a real treat. I also always use paper plates and cups – environmentally bad but sanity saving.

Minecraft Gathering


Our large drinks jars were filled with Club Orange and Sprite and became ‘potion of swiftness/mess’ (I’m not sure which it is supposed to be but I sense there is a strong chance there is a spelling error here). Drinks jars are so good, if you have multiple small children, like me, then these are so handy to have. I have an 8 litre Costco version and a 5 litre Kilner one from Lakeland in the UK (although Ive seen them in Woodies DIY too), I highly recommend either.

3 great ideas for drinks jars
1) fill it with water/squash and ice on a hot day, leave in a reachable place with a stack of cups and let the kids help themselves.
2) fill up with bubble mixture, leave with a pot of bubble blowers and cups and leave the kids to hours of enjoyments.
3) fill up with cold water, leave with a stack of water balloons and leave the kids until everyone is soaked and suitably annoyed with each other. Only intervene when you hear cries of ‘muuuummmmmm he/she hit me’. 

Minecraft Gathering


Creeper cakes. See pinterest for really polished versions of these. I think we did ok though with some green frosting and melted chocolate.

That was that, food, x-box, football and boy stuff. It was a good little celebration and both boys had a great day. It is so easy to get wound up in party politics and school dramas so Im happy that we went with this over a bigger affair that could have been more stressful. I love celebrating my family, with my family, cheesy as it is there really is no better feeling than a belly full of cake and 5 smiling, happy children.

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