This year for my nephew's ninth birthday he was very specific about what kind of party he wanted. He was dying to have a Minecraft party. He wanted a fondant covered Minecraft cake. I went to work, dying to get it right.
The whole inspiration for the party was around a Minecraft cake.
I kept it modern. His main concern was that he didn't want it to look girlie or too childish.
For the favors, we had set up a candy bar on the cake table. The kids had such a great time helping themselves.
My favorite item had to be the Minecraft cake. My nephew was beyond impressed. He also loved all the signs for the food.
Draw out a design plan. I never go into any event & wing it.