When I agreed to a Minecraft themed birthday party I thought it would easy. Minecraft is huge right now, so I’ll be able find supplies pretty much anywhere, right? Naturally, I left it to the last minute. Two days before his class birthday party at school I decided to run out and pick up some cupcake and favor bag supplies. And that was when I realized that absolutely no one sells any Minecraft themed party goods. At all. After visiting every store that I thought might have a remote chance of selling some Minecraft goodies, and even a few that I knew wouldn’t (uh, hey BJ’s, I would totally buy Minecraft toys in bulk!), I trudged home with a tub of vanilla frosting, green food coloring, some green paper favor bags and absolutely no idea how I was going to salvage this party.
After sitting at home staring at these green party bags, I started to consider hand drawing Creeper faces on to them. Actually I started drawing Creeper faces on them, but after the first one took me five minutes to finish (the artistic gene skipped me entirely) I knew there was no way I was going to get 23 more done in time. But that bag looked so cool. After fooling around a little bit more with it I decided I would make an image and try to print it onto the bag, saving myself tons of time, and it worked!
Here are step by step instructions for downloading the printable and printing on your bags!
- First you need the bags. I used these : Lime Green Paper Party Favor Bags.
- Next, download my free Free Printable Minecraft Creeper Favor Bag Template.
- Open it and click “PRINT“.
- When the printer dialog opens, first make sure that “fit to page” is NOT checked.
- Next, you need to set up the printer for the size of the bag. Click “Printer Options” and on the first dialog select “envelope” from the media type list.
- Then, click on “Page Setup” and choose “custom” on the Page Size list. Enter the dimensions of your bag (double check the packaging for exact dimensions).
- Click OK and begin printing!
In order to keep your printer from jamming you will need to feed the bags into the printer one at a time. It is important to feed the paper correctly so that the bag doesn’t jam the printer and the image prints in the right direction:
Now repeat printing for as many bags as you need. We filled the bags with Minecraft toys, play dough and mini lego sets to keep with the theme of building and creating, and they were a big success!
Looking for more Minecraft ideas? Check out my Minecraft Marshmallow Pops tutorial!