Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minecraft Birthday Party - Kill the creeper beanbag toss game.

This weekend we threw a Minecraft themed party for Rae's 11th birthday, so I will be sharing different elements of the party on my blog this week!

Thanks to Pinterest I had a ton of great ideas saved for this party.

One of the biggest hits from the party was our homemade beanbag toss game. 

My husband had a piece of mfd laying around from another project, so he cut out a piece that was 21 inches wide and 40 inches tall he used a 1x12 board for the feet and he cut it at a diagonal from end to end.

Next, he cut a hole near the top of the board. The hole size is 6 1/2 inches. 

He suggested that I paint it green (for the creeper face), but I decided just to cover it in poster board so we can reuse it later.

I used lime green poster board for the background. I just cut it to size and used packing tape to hold it in place. Next, I used black card stock to cut out four squares. (4 inches each)

I glued three down to form the eyes and the nose. I cut the last one in half to make the creeper frown. 

 I also made some bean bags to use for the toss. I bought a $1 bandana from Hobby Lobby and cut out three rectangles, about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. I folded the rectangles in half to make a square and sewed two of the open sides closed on each bean bag.

I got some cheap dry beans at Dollar Tree to use for filling. 

After filling each bean bag I sewed the remaining open sides shut. These weren't my best sewing work ever obviously, (I didn't even tuck in the open sides when I sewed them shut?) but for $2 and 10 minutes of my time the bean bags were up and ready to go! 

The girls had a blast playing the game. They got a prize for hitting the hole with all three bags... (I may have helped a couple of them out) and they all won silly string, that we used to have a silly string fight in the backyard. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Minecaft birthday party invites!

This year Rae decided that she wants to have a Minecraft birthday party. Luckily, I found a ton of ideas  listed on Pinterest. This made me very happy for two reasons.
1. I had a ton of ideas to use for inspiration.
2. It assured me that my daughter is not the only kid in the world obsessed with that game.

Anyway,  decided to make some creeper invitations. These were pretty easy and didn't take long at all.

I started with some green card stock paper. I folded each piece in half and then cut each sheet in half to make cards. I only ended up making about six because she doesn't have a ton of people she is wanting to invite. And I just made these for her friends, we invited family on Facebook 

Next I cut up some black card stock into squares and skinny rectangles. 

Next I used a glue stick to form the creeper faces. I used 2 squares for the eyes, one for the nose(?) and two rectangles for the mouth.

I was going to print something up for the inside, but I was in a time crunch so I decided writing inside would probably be sufficient. 

Now I just have I get to work games, food, and decorations! And it's a week from tomorrow! I'm sure ill get it all pulled together in time! I will be sure to share pics once it is done.