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MineCraft Party Planning and Free Printables

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Minecraft Party Ideas and Free Printable Party Decor by MKKM Designs

I'll be 100% honest. I know ZERO about Minecraft, but when your best friend's son requests a theme, you google it and get down to business. Scroll down for fun food ideas, party planning tips, and LOTS of  free printables, to help plan your own Minecraft party.

Minecraft Party Decor by MKKM Designs
Birthdays Are Sweet Minecraft Sign by MKKM Designs. Creep Over for the Free Printable

Minecraft party food is beyond easy to put together. The birthday boys mama, got pretty creative serving homemade Beef Brisket, for the "Beef" cards. Other than that, the rest was relatively simple. Perfect for mom's like me, that can't stand slaving away over party food all day. Grab some party food ideas below and the free printable cards here.

Food Ideas

  • Raw Fish (Goldfish, Swedish Fish)

  • Sticks (Pretzels)

  • TNT (Twizzlers)

  • Slime Balls (Grapes)

  • Lava (Jello)

  • Iron (Hershey Kisses)

  • Dirt Blocks (Brownies)

  • Creeper Juice

Minecraft Food Cards by MKKM Designs, Click for the free printables!
Happy birthday banner from a Minecraft birthday

Grab our 4x6" party sign's PDF by clicking here or the photo below. Includes "Thanks for Creeping By", "Birthday are Sweet, Blast Through for a Treat", "Creeper Juice", and not pictured, a "Nether Portal, Do Not Enter" sign.

DIY Minecraft Masks

These custom made Minecraft masks MADE the party. With the help of a friend, the Birthday boys mom spent hours making each one. Each kiddo got to go home a mask and bracelet and they looked adorable running around all day as "creepers". There were even bows on some for the girls, (Surprise apparence by me below LOL). 

The spider balloons that hung over the party table are a super simple DIY. A black balloon, black streamers, and red construction paper. Boom, done.

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Custom Item Requests

  • The custom 8x10" "Level Reached" sign is available in our shop!

  • The invitation is now available in our shop! Grab it <here>.

  • If you'd like any other party signs in a Minecraft theme, or any other customized printables, you can always reach out to us on Etsy to see if we are taking custom requests!

Free Printable Decor

Free Minecraft TNT tags by MKKM Designs

These TNT tags are perfect for any minecraft themed event. Use them as favors tags, cupcake toppers, or even stickers. How awesome are these Perler bead (af. link) favors!?! I didn't even know that something like this existed until this party. People thought I was crazy. There is a super easy tutorial with pattern's, for making your own Minecraft related perler bead favors, over at

Special thanks to Natalie over at Little Miss Party Planner, for sharing some of her party photos using our free printables. Her events are amazing! You can check out more of her work on Facebook, Instagram and Catch My Party.

If you liked this party, check out our Super Mario party for other video game themed printables!

We LOVE seeing how you used our printables! Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @Mkkmdesigns.

Minecraft birthday party planning ideas. Check out the blog for free minecraft printables and lots of party ideas to make your party a blast!

** This post was originally created in November 2017. New content was added in April 2018.

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Hike on Over! Camping Party Planning and Free Printable

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Camping party ideas by MKKM Designs

With the cooler temps heading our way, we're sharing a Camping party theme, perfect for Fall birthdays. From the wood decorations, to the plaid details, this party encompasses all things rustic. Scroll down for some food ideas, party planning tips, and a free printable favor tag to help plan your own Camping party.

Food Ideas

  • Kids In A Blanket (Pigs in a blanket)
  • Campfire Flames (Cheetos)
  • Grizzly Bears
  • Bear Poop (The kids personal favorite)
  • Twigs, Logs, Sticks, Matches, etc.
  • Hot Chocolate Station
  • Dirt n' Worms
  • Bug Juice
  • Lake Water, River Water
  • Campfire Chili
  • Trail Mix Station
  • Flapjacks
  • Trees & Ranch (Veggie Plate)
Campfire Chili food card at a camping birthday.

The kids and adults had a blast at a doughnut eating contest. Supplies to create your own:  glazed donuts, twine, and a small piece of PVC piping (or a curtain rod) to hang donuts off of.

Stuck On You created these adorable personalized camping mugs using mugs found at Daiso ( The Japanese version of a dollar store). Each kid got to go home with their own mug, flashlight and S'mores pack. You can get the favor tag for your own party by clicking here, or the photo above.

Camping Birthday Printables


Cake by Giovanna of Stuck On You

Printables by Melissa at MKKM Designs

Wood Place Cards Wood Slices Straws | (af.links)

Cake stands, Trees, frames and other party items all purchased here locally on Okinawa.

Get the Printable favor tags here!

If you liked this party, check out our Lumberjack theme for other rustic birthday printables!

Camping party ideas and free printable favor tags over on the blog

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Our Favorite Gender Neutral Shower Ideas

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Lately it seems like most of the people that I know having babies, are keeping babies gender a surprise. I don't know how they can do it. I couldn't find out soon enough with my boys. In honor of all you Mom-to-be's that are keeping your little secret, I'm sharing my favorite Gender Neutral party ideas from the shop. My personal favorite is our "Baby Is Brewing" theme, which I used for a friends shower this past summer.

Click on your favorite theme above to see matching printables, games, and more.

For even more planning ideas, check out our Gender Neutral planning board on Pinterest.

Party Like A Pineapple

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Party Like A Pineapple with party ideas and a free printable favor sign from the girls of MKKM Designs

Today we're sharing a party from this past summer, that we just LOVED creating. Nolan's Pineapple Beach Bash. This event was so bright and fun. The food was all Pineapple and Ocean themed, as the event was held at the Beach. The kids went home with Pineapple Party Cups and fun sunglasses.

It was a HOT day. April in Okinawa is the beginning of brutal summer. The "Beat The Heat" drink station was a must! I just love this drink holder that the birthday boy's mama had stashed away.

How cute are these customer review photos! Those pineapple sunglasses are awesome! Thanks to Darrah and Andrea for sharing how they styled this party theme.

Our Party Essentials

The birthday boy's mama also custom created the favor bags. She decorated plain yellow goody bag to look like pineapples. They were perfect! #allthehearteyes. You can get our printable favor sign FOR FREE (!!!) here, or by clicking the picture above. The download includes a 4x6" and 5x7" version. If you need a custom sign, you can always message us on Etsy and we can create a custom listing for you.

►Favor Sign  Zip folder

►Straw Flags PDF

*Please see zip folder notice at bottom of this post if you are having trouble downloading.*

Food Ideas!

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Seaweed Dip (We used Spinach)

  • Pineapple Salsa

  • Pool Water

  • Poolside Punch

  • Take A Dip station with various chips and dips

  • Lifesaver "Pool Floaties"

  • Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs or Sliders. This recipe from Cooking Classy is delicious!

  • Glazed Donuts with construction paper leaves to look like a Pineapple.

Take A Dip Station
Pineapple party themed food ideas.
Birthdays are sweet pineapple birthday sign

If you want to plan your own Pineapple party, all of these featured printables are available in our Etsy shop at

*We included the JPEG files in zip folder format for you to use. Zip folders can only be opened from a computer. You must download, copy/paste the files into a new folder on your computer to print*

As these are free files, to be used for personal use only, we do not individually email the JPEG's out as it is time consuming and takes away from our business work. If you're having trouble downloading the zip folders, a quick google tutorial will usually help you out. Thanks for your understanding!

Pineapple party ideas and free printable favor sign from

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Lumberjack Birthday and Free Printable Favor Tags

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Somehow my little guy's first birthday was already 2 months ago! How the time flies by! I'm finally getting around to sharing the pictures from it. I've got some fun decor ideas and free printable favor tags for you.

For those of you that don't know, being stationed in Okinawa it's usually warm and tropical all year round. This year has been COLD! This little lumberjack party was perfect for the cooler weather. Check out all the photos below and get the free printable "Smores" favor tags! All of the printables can be found in our etsy shop

The party was woodsy as it could get here. We served a full on array of breakfast food complete with flapjacks, sausage and biscuits and gravy (I only managed to burn the gravy once. I am as un-southern as it gets guys).

There was a watering hole set up with these perfect little camping cups ( found at the local 100 yen shop). We also had a coffee and cocoa station, which was perfect for the rainy gloomy day that ensued.

The banner below was a DIY with photos from each month birth to 1. It was such an easy project that turned out so cute. The banner is now up in Gryff's room.

Naming party food is always fun for me. I loved coming up with the food for this one. Guests ate moose munch (chex mix), twigs (pretzel sticks), logs (swiss rolls), and bear poop (milk duds). Grab these printable cards here.

Get The Look from our Lumberjack party -
  1. Tablecloth | 2. Wooden Platter | 3. Sign Holder | 4. Backdrop | 5. Straws |

    6. 18” Pine Trees | 7. Wood Place Cards

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Cake by Giovanna of Stuck On You

Printables by Melissa at MKKM Designs

Wood Place CardsWood SlicesStraws | (af.links)

Cake stands, Trees, frames and other party items all purchased here locally on Okinawa.

Get the Printable favor tags here!

We LOVE to see how you party! Join us on social media #mkkmdesigns with any of your parties using our printables.

*This post was updated with new graphics in September of 2019.