Never dig straight down at this Minecraft party full of free Minecraft party printables, menu ideas, and Minecraft party decoration ideas. 

My son started playing Minecraft last year, well actually he mostly plays Block Craft, which is similar to Minecraft and “less scary,” but that’s beside the point.

When we started thinking about party ideas, Minecraft came up. And it came up again, and again, and again. 

When it didn’t go away, I relented. Alas we had a theme picked out for Ethan’s 6th birthday. Hooray!

Minecraft Birthday

I will be honest, this theme had me sweating as I knew nothing about the game. 

So I did what any Mom in this situation would do. I headed off to Google and Pinterest and started searching away for Minecraft party ideas.

I really loved putting all of the details together for this party. I learned a ton about the game and my son and I got to connect and plan things together. It really is the best to get my kiddos involved in planning their birthday parties.

Minecraft party balloons

Minecraft Party Ideas

I hope you love all of the epically awesome details from this Minecraft birthday party, including:

  • TNT explosive cake and creeper cupcakes
  • Minecraft food menu ideas
  • Minecraft party backdrop and balloon arch
  • a full Minecraft party printable set that’s FREE!

Yes, you read that last bullet right, I’m sharing all of the free printables you see here.

Read on for all of the fun Minecraft birthday party details and grab your free Minecraft printables at the bottom of this post.

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Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table

Minecraft dessert table

My son’s birthday is in August so we like to host the birthday party outside in the backyard whenever we can.

I used my potting table to set up the dessert table and decorated it with a DIY balloon garland. 

For this balloon garland, I used the string method where you tie each balloon on, though many times I will use a balloon strip. 

Grab some black, dark green, lime green, and these fun creeper balloons. Pick your length and arrange them until you get the look you want. 

Minecraft balloon arch dessert table

On the table I placed a large 16×20″ sign that I DIY’d using a pixelated design that I printed out on card stock and added a letter sized sign that says “Level Six Reached.” 

Minecraft dessert table with party sign

DIY Minecraft Birthday Cake

The cake was a Target bakery cake that I had them use different color green frosting along the side.

On top I placed a bundle of TNT that is made out of card stock and placed a little sign with Ethan’s name on top. I love inexpensive but totally awesome cakes.

Minecraft birthday party cake

We also had the bakery make chocolate cupcakes with green frosting and printed out some creeper faces for cupcake toppers. 

Minecraft Creeper Cupcakes

Minecraft Birthday Party Table Setting

Minecraft party table

I kept the party table pretty simple, but you could place party favors or add more Minecraft decor to it if you wanted.

I used a little mini version of the “Level Six Reached” party sign as a centerpiece. 

Using simple black dinner plates, I found these Minecraft dessert plates from Oriental trading, along with Creeper napkins. Oriental Trading has a slew of Minecraft party decorations.

I also picked up some lime dessert plates to make a coordinating look. On these I placed the Creeper napkin on top of the plates. 

Take red cups and print out the TNT label that is used for the TNT bundles and your table is set. 

Minecraft party table setting

Minecraft Birthday Food Table

Inside we kept the food and boy was it a fun spread!

Minecraft party room decor

These party balloons were so fun on the door and really pulled the decor from inside to out.

TNT Minecraft party balloon
Minecraft food table

I was inspired by Simply Sprout’s Minecraft party over on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 to create a fun Minecraft party backdrop.

I started with the stone table cover roll and hung it on my photography backdrop that works great for party backdrops. 

I followed the tutorial to create this Minecraft TNT party banner.

Instead of using the pixelated green bandanas like in the tutorial, I simply took a plastic table cloth roll and made my own green tassels. On top of these I attached strips of printed out green pixelated paper. 

DIY Minecraft party banner

Underneath the tissue tassel banner, I hung a printable banner that said the birthday boy’s name.

You’ll be able to create your own name banner with the free printable set. All letters in the alphabet are included! 

Minecraft party banner

Cover the table with a green table cover and brown table skirt or use this Minecraft table cover.

Add a couple of signs and your party table is ready for the food. 

Never Dig Straight Down Minecraft Sign

Minecraft Menu Ideas

The Minecraft party menu was so much fun to put together, and also included a lot of healthy options. Look at all this fruit! 

Minecraft fruit
Minecraft sticks and fish menu ideas
minecraft cookie label
Minecraft party sign and food ideas

Simply give your food a fun label and it goes from plain to fabulous in minutes.

Here’s the full Minecraft menu that we served:

We served Creeper Juice, Sparking Ice (potion of healing), and water (water) to wash everything down. This green punch recipe was pretty good! 

If you want even more menu ideas be sure to hop over to this list of Minecraft menu ideas.

Minecraft Creeper Juice
Minecraft Water Label

Free Minecraft Party Printables

These Minecraft party printables are completely free and many are editable to get a personalized party.

Free Minecraft party printables

Here’s what is included in this Minecraft party printable set:

  • Invitation – to edit the invite with the Minecraft font, you’ll need to download this free Minecraft font.
  • Minecraft 8×10″ Signs: “Never Dig Straight Down” and “Creep on in the party is here”
  • 4×6″ Brewing Station Sign
  • 4×6″ Editable Birthday Sign (not shown)
  • Alphabet banner
  • Minecraft cupcake toppers
  • Minecraft food tags (all the menu choices above)
  • Food Tent Cards
  • Straw flags
  • Bottle labels
  • TNT Wrappers
  • Green pixel paper

Simply fill out the form below and you’ll receive the printables right in your inbox. You’ll also receive the password to the free printable library, which provides you access to all of the free printables on 



Free Minecraft birthday party printables

I hope you enjoyed this party and found some inspiring Minecraft birthday party ideas!

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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! Sign up for my email list to enjoy all the free printables.


  1. I downloaded the printables and it says that the file can’t be opened.

    • Sorry you are having trouble! I just tested both from the email form and the printable library and was able to open it. You may need to unzip the file – there are free ones online. You can find a free zip file extractor online such as Hope that helps!

  2. THANK YOU. My son is into Minecraft…. I know nothing. I literally copied your first line about not knowing anything about Minecraft and texted it to some friends with an “IT’S ME” comment. haha Love the printables + ideas.

  3. Thanks so much. My son is also named Ethan and he’s turning 6 as well! I know nothing about Minecraft and I’m excited and happy i found this. Thanks so much!

  4. I’ve looked up and down to try to find the form to get the free pintables….Help me please lol

    • It’s right under the spot that says “FILL OUT THIS FORM BELOW AND THE PRINTABLES WILL BE SENT TO YOUR INBOX!” But you can fill out any form (including the one in the sidebar or on the Free Printable Login page to get the password to the library. The files are there.

  5. Melissa Brown Reply

    Wow – thank you for making these available for free! They are great and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into creating these and then so graciously offering them to the public. Thank you so much!

    Kind Regards,


  6. Hello – where do you get the level six reached sign from? I tried to edit the Never Dig Straight Down sign in PDF but it’s not letting me. Thanks so much! Rav

    • You can get it in the free printable library. The login details were included in the email with the Minecraft printables.

  7. Thanks so much dear this was helpful ! I’ll use the printable free posters .. my boy birthday is on august 15 close to your boy’s birthday

    • Thank You so much! Having a Minecraft birthday party this weekend. I am not sure if you have it posted or I can’t find it…. what is your creeper juice made of??

  8. Organising party for son and grandson who have the same birthday. They both love Minecraft so your free printables will be very welcome. Thank you in advance.

  9. My Son’s 9th Birthday is in 2 weeks exactly yikes! Could you please email me the free minecraft printables to make his birthday memorible in these hard times.

    • Please fill out the form on the post and they will be sent right to your inbox – but make sure you are not on the amp version (amp should not appear in the URL). You can also fill out any form to receive the password to the free printable library. Enjoy!

  10. Dawn Christine Ulvi Reply

    Could you send me the Minecraft printable, please. Thank you!

  11. Hi Meghan

    Could you please email me the free minecraft printables as I intend to use them for my daughter turning 10 soon?

    Thanks in advance.

  12. Liz Wilton-Patrick Reply

    I’d really like the free Minecraft printable, they look fab!

    • There is a form on the page you can fill out and they will come directly to your inbox, but please make sure you are not on the AMP version of the page or the form will not show.

  13. Lisa Marie Reply

    Hi there I have been looking everywhere for a printable “Level 8 reached poster (Minecraft) for sons birthday next Saturday how and where can I get one like yours xx

    • Hi Lisa, I have been meaning to add some of these ages to the library. Let me see if I can get the Level 8 in there before the weekend.

      • Lisa Marie Reply

        Oh that would be great thanks… let me know if you do
        Kind regards

      • I downloaded the free printables but didn’t get the level reached printable. Do you have one for 4? If so, could you send to my email. Thanks!

        • Sorry I don’t have the Level Reached printables available for all ages yet. Hope you can enjoy the rest!

      • Hello,
        Thanks so much for sharing the printables along with the details of your son’s great party! Were you able to add the Level 8 reached signs in. I got the download and searched the library, but didn’t see it. My son’s birthday is in a week and I would love to add this in. Thanks!

  14. Rebecca Stark-Gendrano Reply

    These free printables are great! They’ll make my son’s birthday feel much more special while we are in quarantine.

    • If you fill out the form on the post they will be sent right to you. Otherwise fill out the form in my sidebar and the password to the free printable library will be sent your way — the printables are there!

  15. There is no form to complete to get the printables. Maybe it doesn’t show up on mobile? I’d like to get them before Friday. Can you sign me up or send a link? Thank you!

  16. Mrs Collette Trimmer Reply

    I’d love these for my sons 9th birthday tomorrow please xx

    • All you have to do is sign up for my email list. There is a form in this post that will send the printables right to your inbox. Otherwise sign up using the form in my sidebar and you will be sent the password to unlock the printables library — the files are there and ready to be printed. Enjoy!

  17. Collette Trimmer Reply

    It’s my sons 9th birthday tomorrow and he loves minecraft,, with being in lockdown we are hand making everything at home so would be an amazing help for us to use xx

      • Rosh Franco Reply

        Thanks so much for the share.I am currently planning my son’s 8th birthday. He loves Minecraft. This is perfect especially this pandemic situation of ours.

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