Every year my little trailblazer wants a birthday theme that is not readily available at Party City. Long before you could find anything at the store, even the Turner Store, Walsh wanted a Ben 10 Party. Then it was Moshi Monsters. Last year it was Skylanders.
This year, he wants Minecraft. Luckly we now have Pinterest where I can gather ideas for a makeshift Minecraft party.
He basically wants everyone to bring their laptops and play on a server together, but I want it to be more festive and active than that.
I have three activities in mind. One lady showed a painting craft on nylon bags. She let the kids paint a creeper face using a plastic stencil. I think you could do T-shirts or bags if you found the right color.
Another mom used Jello and Rice Krispies Treats and icing to make Minecraft party food, but I think it would be fun to give them those tools and see what kind of real Minecraft world they could make. You could add different color gumballs for the elements such as gold or diamonds.
I also liked a Minecraft piñata that I think you could paint pretty easily.
(My fall back activity is always swimming if they need to burn some sugar. )
Also what birthday party themes did you have to make up out of thin air? Are your little people ahead of trends like Walsh?