National Video Game Day: 40 Crafts Parties and Gift Ideas!


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National Video Game Day: 40 Crafts, Parties and Gift Ideas! National Video Game Day: Crafts Parties and Gift Ideas! July 8th is National Video Game Day! I'm sharing all my favorite Video Game inspired crafts, DIY's, Parties and Gift ideas, so you can celebrate National Video Game day with more than just video games. In fact, I'm sharing 40 different video game inspired crafts.   Did I miss your favorite video game?

National Video Game Day: Crafts Parties and Gift Ideas!

July 8th is National Video Game Day! I'm sharing all my favorite Video Game inspired crafts, DIY's, Parties and Gift ideas, so you can celebrate National Video Game day with more than just video games. In fact, I'm sharing 40 different video game inspired crafts. 

Did I miss your favorite video game?

National Video Game Day: Crafts Parties and Gift Ideas! July 8th is National Video Game Day! I'm sharing all my favorite Video Game inspired crafts, DIY's, Parties and Gift ideas, so you can celebrate National Video Game day with more than just video games. In fact, I'm sharing 40 different video game inspired crafts.   Did I miss your favorite video game?

How will you celebrate National Video Game Day!? Will you have an epic Smash Brother's tournament or will you start a new character on your favorite RPG? Are you planning a WoW raid with friends? Maybe you have a cool farm to build in Minecraft!

Did you ever play old school Tetris? My dad was the champ at this game...but guess what? He holds the controller upside down and sideways. I think he likes to be weird and different, but it worked for him!

How will you celebrate National Video Game Day!? Will you have an epic Smash Brother's tournament or will you start a new character on your favorite RPG? Are you planning a WoW raid with friends? Maybe you have a cool farm to build in Minecraft!  Did you ever play old school Tetris? My dad was the champ at this game...but guess what? He holds the controller upside down and sideways. I think he likes to be weird and different, but it worked for him!

What is your favorite video game?

Does someone you love play video games?
What's your preferred video game console?

I love Nintendo. We play most games on PC's now, but still have a broad Nintendo collection and can't wait for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to come out on Switch this month!

What is your favorite video game? Does someone you love play video games? What's your preferred video game console?  I love Nintendo. We play most games on PC's now, but still have a broad Nintendo collection and can't wait for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to come out on Switch this month!

Video Game Nerds Unite!

I am a video game nerd for sure. I don't love every game, and I am careful to read the reviews/ESRB ratings, but I have spent many of my days playing games...so many hours. I love/hate that games keep track of your actual "in game" playing hours. But this is my entertainment. 

We don't go to movies, out to eat rarely and our date nights are playing video games. They are a great way to wind down at the end of a long day. Who doesn't love all the matching 3 game, looking at you Candy Crush!

Why do people shun video games? If my siblings wanted to play Monopoly or another board game, everyone is cool with it, even if it ends in a catastrophic fight...but if you play a video game, suddenly that's a bad thing? No. It's awesome! 

Video Game Nerds Unite! I am a video game nerd for sure. I don't love every game, and I am careful to read the reviews/ESRB ratings, but I have spent many of my days playing games...so many hours. I love/hate that games keep track of your actual "in game" playing hours. But this is my entertainment.   We don't go to movies, out to eat rarely and our date nights are playing video games. They are a great way to wind down at the end of a long day. Who doesn't love all the matching 3 game, looking at you Candy Crush!  Why do people shun video games? If my siblings wanted to play Monopoly or another board game, everyone is cool with it, even if it ends in a catastrophic fight...but if you play a video game, suddenly that's a bad thing? No. It's awesome!

I Grew up on Video Games!

We love video games at our house. I was raised on good old school games. I played hours on the Atari at my grandpa's house. I loved Jungle Hunt, Mr. Robot, Dig Dug, and Frogger!

My family got the original Nintendo for Christmas when I was 8, the perfect age for some Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt! I would sit right up next to the tv and shoot those ducks! 

I fell in love with The Legend of Zelda and every subsequent game related to Zelda and Link! Plus my kids love them all too! I hardly ever played Legend of Zelda because it was so hard, but I would sit and watch my older brother play. 

I still remember where all the secret stashes, prizes and trap doors are. A few years ago I made my oldest son play the game on the Wii and I told him where to go. 

I loved playing Contra with my friends, doing the Konami code to get 30 lives instead of just 3!  Remember blowing on the old school Nintendo cartridges? I love that trick. 

P.S. That old school Nintendo pictured below still works. Yep!

I Grew up on Video Games! We love video games at our house. I was raised on good old school games. I played hours on the Atari at my grandpa's house. I loved Jungle Hunt, Mr. Robot, Dig Dug, and Frogger!  My family got the original Nintendo for Christmas when I was 8, the perfect age for some Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt! I would sit right up next to the tv and shoot those ducks!   I fell in love with The Legend of Zelda and every subsequent game related to Zelda and Link! Plus my kids love them all too! I hardly ever played Legend of Zelda because it was so hard, but I would sit and watch my older brother play.   I still remember where all the secret stashes, prizes and trap doors are. A few years ago I made my oldest son play the game on the Wii and I told him where to go.   I loved playing Contra with my friends, doing the Konami code to get 30 lives instead of just 3!  Remember blowing on the old school Nintendo cartridges? I love that trick.   P.S. That old school Nintendo pictured below still works. Yep!

My youngest son struggled to read. He had no desire to read books...until he was 8 years old and started playing the video game: Oblivion. Then he wanted to be able to read the NPC conversations. 

It took him no time at all to reach adequate reading comprehension level to beat the game, which may be an adult game...don't judge, he's my youngest!

My youngest son struggled to read. He had no desire to read books...until he was 8 years old and started playing the video game: Oblivion. Then he wanted to be able to read the NPC conversations.   It took him no time at all to reach adequate reading comprehension level to beat the game, which may be an adult game...don't judge, he's my youngest!

Bonding Through Video Gaming!

When my husband and I got married, 21 years ago, we got Diablo 2 for Christmas from my brothers. It's a phenomenal game that should be remastered and re-released this year. If you haven't played it, it's a good one, arguably the best game ever.

In January of this year, I started playing Fallout 4, which inspired me to throw an epic party for my family when I beat the game. 

Currently I am playing Fallout 76 with my husband and 2 boys. It's been a fun way to bond and play a game together.

Bonding Through Video Gaming! When my husband and I got married, 21 years ago, we got Diablo 2 for Christmas from my brothers. It's a phenomenal game that should be remastered and re-released this year. If you haven't played it, it's a good one, arguably the best game ever.  In January of this year, I started playing Fallout 4, which inspired me to throw an epic party for my family when I beat the game.   Currently I am playing Fallout 76 with my husband and 2 boys. It's been a fun way to bond and play a game together.

40 Video Game Day Crafts!

Let's Get on to the Video Game Inspired Crafts!


If your love for Video Games is as strong (or close to) as mine, you'll love this round up of 40 different Video Game inspired crafts, parties and gift ideas! 

Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite! 


Attention all Vault Dwellers: This is the party you'll want to get out of cryosleep for! Plan the perfect, totally geeked out Fallout themed party! If you've played the game, you know. It's a post-apocalyptic environment set in the year 2077, but everything has an old school 1950's vibe.   It's an open world game, so you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. I take days off of doing quests just to build up and decorate my settlements. I really ended up loving the game so much, I had to do a themed party to celebrate my completion of the game.

Need a handmade gift for a video gamer? Get old school with these fun crafts made using the Cricut. Make an 8-bit 1-up Mushroom mug using Infusible Ink Transfers and an old school controller insert card.

The Cake is a lie! Throw an epic Portal themed video game Birthday Party with these fun DIY's!


Make a Knights of the Old Republic Video Game inspired shirt from Dantooine Khoonda Plains Crystal Cave using the Cricut and iridescent iron on vinyl.


Make the perfect Halloween Fortnite Cosplay. The Enforcer Skin Costume DIY is easy to make with items found in the closet, upcycled items like cardboard, foam and brads and a boogie bomb.

Nintendo video game controller clay pendant necklace diy


Make an Overwatch inspired shirt or tote bag using cricut, freezer paper and fabric paints.


Learn how to make your own vinyl magnets using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. This fun DIY is quick and makes a fun gift. Plus, these can stick on cars, metal water bottles, car bumper stickers, lockers and much more! Design any image you want, even something you drew yourself and turn it into the perfect magnet.



Throw a Diablo 3 themed party for a birthday with little whimsyshire clouds, lots of fun food and of course, diablo.


Make an overwatch inspired tote bag with iron on vinyl, Cricut Maker, EasyPress 2 and blue zipper bag from Totebag factory.

Let's Play Video Game Controller old school Nintendo Iron on vinyl shirt using the Cricut Maker!




Make a Legend of Zelda Link's Master sword and shield for the perfect cosplay or costume!


Whimsyshire Diablo 3 bonus land tee shirt diy with smiling cloud.


Make a handmade card with this free printable featuring Nintendo controller and the Konami code, perfect for your mentor, father or friend.


The Cake is a Lie! Portal video game party with chocolate layered cake with cherries on top diy


How to make a foam Minecraft sword DIY


Make a combustible lemon grenade from the Portal 1 and 2 video games, perfect for a Portal themed Birthday Party. You monster.


Minecraft necklaces made with perler beads, hama beads, melty beads, etc.


How to make a minecraft creeper shirt with iron on vinyl.


How to make a Portal gun using supplies from the Dollar Tree, dollar store crafts. Portal gun for costume or cosplay.


How to throw a Mario Brothers themed birthday party in the Summer time. Slip n slide, water games, pinatas and more!


Play "pin the sword on Minecraft Steve" for the perfect Minecraft party game!


Make plushie Luma pillows from the video game Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Brothers star buddy.


I love it when my wife lets me play video games easy shirt diy


8 bit Link shirt from the Legend of Zelda nintendo video game using layers of iron-on vinyl


Minecraft birthday party ideas, themed food, treats, games and decorations!


The evolution of the Nintendo controller video game inspired shirt diy.


Make a minecraft block toothbrush holder, perfect summer craft for kids


Minecraft birthday party decoration and game ideas!


Diablo 2 Rune Necklace
Make a Diablo 2 rune necklace with a wood burner.


Make Aperature Science from Portal Video Game inspired shirts for ultimate geek fashion.


Mario Brothers Shrinky Dink Necklace
Shrinky dink necklace of Mario Brothers!


Perler, hama, melty Bead patterns inspired by Minecraft


pixel style perler bead Legend of Zelda minecraft geekery wreath


Exclusive Nintendo event for bloggers and their families


Make a 1-up Mushroom from Mario Brother shirt using the Cricut and iron-on vinyl.


Use Freezer Paper as a stencil for a Legend of Zelda Link Hylian Shield shirt diy

That's it!

Hope you found a few Video Game inspired crafts, parties or gift ideas that you can make for National Video Game day! I love the Video Games/Crafting mash-up!

Which craft is your favorite?

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National Video Game Day: Crafts Parties and Gift Ideas! July 8th is National Video Game Day! I'm sharing all my favorite Video Game inspired crafts, DIY's, Parties and Gift ideas, so you can celebrate National Video Game day with more than just video games. In fact, I'm sharing 40 different video game inspired crafts.






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