How to Throw a Dynamite Minecraft Party on a Dollar Store Budget

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No stranger to birthday parties, with four kids aged 12 and under, Erica offers some tips, tricks and how-tos for hosting budget-friendly bashes. She'll even show you her cakes and share her cake pop (mis)adventures.
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4. TNT Block

Bristol board or poster board, white duct tape, scissors, printed letters and double-sided tape or hot glue. By the way, ALL of these things are available at Dollarama.

We covered the framed family collage (that I deemed too heavy to take down) with a red plastic tablecloth and then attached the TNT board to it with tape. This provided a colourful backdrop to the goodie table, which was covered in a white plastic tablecloth.

Fun, don’t you think?

Find out how to make this easy DIY Minecraft TNT block; a colourful backdrop to the goodie table. Hint: you'll need duct tape and bristol board. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com
Isn’t this TNT block just dynamite?

5. Minecraft Pig

I asked Hannah to make me a pig and she delivered. Initially I thought we’d play ‘Pin the Tail on the Pig’ (genius, I know) but then we just decided he looked cute on the goodie table.

Speaking of goodie table…we’ll get to that soon.

And the tent cards — so cute…we’ll get to those,too.

6. Birthday Banner

When Laura asked if there was anything she could do to help with the party my only request was a banner. Bet you didn’t know Minecraft Steve had a birthday skin, did you? This is why Laura rocks. In all my research I never once saw Steve wearing a party hat, yet, here he is, in all his birthday glory.

In true “go big or go home” style, she got busy mounting perfect squares on contact paper, which was a genius way to hold the banner together, and we hung it on the curtain rod with plastic ties.

Amazeballs. (Yes, I did so just say that.)

Having creative friends means you get an awesome Minecraft birthday banner. Who knew Steve had a party hat? http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com
Who knew Steve had a birthday skin and wore a party hat?

7. Spider (no, not a squid)

Why my kids, who all are notorious Minecraft fans, kept asking if this is a squid, is beyond me.

There’s a squid in Minecraft?

Apparently so.

Hannah made this guy from a black balloon, streamers and, yes, duct tape.

*shudder*

Making this Minecraft spider was so simple. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com
I’m not usually a fan of spiders but my daughter made this guy so it’s ok.

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Erica kicked off her party-planning adventures when her eldest turned one and even had a home cake business for a short time. Now, four kiddos later, she shares the cakes she has made over the past 12 years as well as ideas and tutorials for hosting budget-friendly birthday parties. And if you're looking for the ins and outs of how to make (or break) cake pops, you've come to the right place!

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