I can’t believe another year has passed.  It seems like my buddy just turned six.  Funny story:  at his party, I only put six candles on the cake.  You know, because he is six.  Jack turned to me and said, “uh, Mom, I’m turning seven.”  Oops!  I had to laugh.  I guess I’m just not ready for him to grow up so fast.

Because it’s all the rage with the kids right now, Jackson wanted to have a Minecraft themed party.  We ordered these awesome invitations from Etsy:

Minecraft Invitation

For the goody bags, I found some food tent cards and made them into mini favor bags.  The “gold” are rolos candies.  The “diamonds” are turquoise flavored hard candy I found on Etsy.  And the “coal” is this neat chocolate rock candy I found on Amazon.  I had ideas for several more Minecraft item bags, but these suckers are time-consuming, so I went with just three.

Minecraft Goodybags

The hit of the party (pun intended) was the Steve piñata.  Once again, I found it on Etsy.  The kids loved it!  He held about five pounds of candy, so…yeah, I apologize to the parents who have to deal with all the subsequent sugar rushes.

Minecraft Steve piñata Minecraft Party

A local baker put together this awesome looking (and tasting) cake.  I am no Minecraft expert, but I think it features a Creeper, Steve, and a pig.  I’m sure your kids can tell you all about who they are.  I, on the other hand, cannot!

Minecraft Birthday Cake

After the festivities, the kids played games, danced, and jumped in bouncy houses.  Oh, to have the energy of a seven-year-old again!


Finally, we ordered some neat thank you cards from, you guessed it, Etsy.

Minecraft Thank You Card

Happy 7th birthday to my baby boy!