Whoever said allergy-friendly birthday parties don’t have good food…
hasn’t attended one of OUR birthday parties!
Let’s talk about my son’s Minecraft Pool Party one summer.
It was a blast!
And the kids ate like kings. Just look at those happy faces.
As you know, swimming kids make for HUNGRY kids.
So this birthday party was full of snacks, both healthy and not-so-much healthy.
But all the snacks were dairy-free and nut-free for my son who has food allergies.
With the pool water keeping the kids’ hands clean, we didn’t even have to worry about hand wipes, either.
Mom win right there!
MINECRAFT BIRTHDAY THEME
During this particular summer, my son was just getting into the computer game Minecraft.
And he requested it to be his birthday theme.
On a side note, is Minecraft ever going away?
My brother played it decades ago,
and my son is still playing it two years after this party. It’s a classic!
I didn’t do much for décor besides ordering some Minecraft plates and napkins. (affiliate link).
Otherwise, the FOOD made great décor and the whole party theme!
We simply set up a snack table inside the pool area outside, draped over a green table cloth (affiliate link).
You know, grass.
The white just makes the fun food POP!
The hardest part was creating the little signs for the snacks,
but the kiddos LOVED knowing what Minecraft loot they were chowing down.
So it was worth it. I printed them in a pixel font, of course. lol
FREE MINECRAFT SNACK SIGNS
Here’s a free printable sheet I made for the snack signs.
If you love it, please pin and share this post so others can use it, too. Thanks!
Now onto the snacks!
MINECRAFT SNACK FOODS
Always double-check labels because ingredients can change.
Also call companies for manufacturing information if your allergist requires it. Ours does not.
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stacy’s Pita Chips
Crushed Rock Candy
Mini Water Bottles
MINECRAFT RICE TREATS
Green and brown for grass and dirt.
We cut them into “blocks” and stacked them onto a decorative cake plate.
And sang happy birthday with candles, of course!
I’d say this was one unforgettable 10th birthday for our boy.
A big thank-you to my friend at Delia Creates for this fab idea.
If you get a chance to host a Minecraft birthday party, allergy-friendly or not, we’d love to hear about it!
And if you’d like more fun, frugal, allergy-friendly birthday party ideas, see more below.