Our First Minecraft Party was a pretty big deal. In the cyberworld, over a quarter million folks have checked it out - and dozens of people have been kind enough to leave comments about how well their party turned out with our ideas. #bestpartofblogging
More importantly, in the real world, our son loved it. For months leading up to his birthday this year, he was been telling us "I want a Minecraft Night Party this time." We smiled and nodded and said, "Wouldn't you rather do another type of birthday?". Nope.
So, as it became clear that we were committed to a second coming of Steve and friends, we needed some clarification. Chiefly, a Minecraft Night Party isn't a sleepover or a party at night. What he wanted was a bigger kid version of Minecraft, with more of the creepy monsters (or MOBs, in Minecraft-speak) that come out at night. Once we established this, ideas began to percolate.
Read on, check them out and enjoy laughing at our scheduling genius that saw us plan a 4 hour party for 8 kids. Yup, you read that right. Four. Hour. Party.