Are your kids wrapped up in the Fortnite craze too? Wondering how to make this craze into an unforgettable Fortnite Birthday Party? Well I got you covered with all my Fortnite Birthday Party ideas! My son loves the game and wanted a Fortnite theme party too. I admit I panicked a little at first but then came up with some fun DIY ideas that will be easy for any parent to throw together. Get ready to have an amazing birthday party with my list of DIY ideas including Fortnite party supplies, cake, supply drops, slurp juice, games, Fortnite dances, free printables, and more.
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Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas – All the Supplies and Ideas You Need
Fortnite Bases/ Obstacles
The first step is to figure out how to make the kids feel like they are in the live version of a Fortnite game. To do this, I created Bases and Obstacles for them to hide behind and use their nerf guns to feel like real Fortnite players.
I used cardboard boxes I gathered to build two bases for the kids. We used spray paint to cover the boxes and make them look like camouflage so that they would blend in with our backyard. At your local hardware store, you can find spray paint in brown, orange, camouflage, and green to put on your boxes.
Lay the boxes out in your yard on an old sheet and let the kids help spray paint them. When the bases dry, just tape them together and put a rock or brick inside as an anchor on the bottom so it does not blow away.
Here are some images of the boxes in the process of being created and completed.
Don’t have time to paint boxes? No problem, here is an even easier trick! Use the saw horses in your garage and borrow a few from some neighbors. Then purchase a camouflage mesh netting to place over the saw horses. The netting I used is listed in the supply list below and comes in a roll so you can cut it to the length you need. If you don’t have saw horses, you can put the mesh netting over anything. I even used one of my kids’ small climbers. Super quick and easy set up on the day of the party.
Fortnite Party Idea: Capture the Flag Game
Previously we had done a nerf gun party and all the kids loved it. So, I adapted a game I used for that party. We played capture the flag with each team needing to locate the flag that the other team hid. Separate the kids into two teams and have them all start at their base. When you say start, the kids will need to search for the flags while at the same time shooting their opponent. If they get hit by a nerf bullet, they need to go back to their base and restart. First team to find the hidden flag wins. Part of the fun is having each team come up with a strategy to find the flags. For the flags, I bought bandanas in several colors and cut them into strips (find this in supply section).
Related Article: How to Throw an Awesome Nerf Birthday Party
How to make it a Fortnite Party Game
Each child starts out with 10 bullets that I put in a nail belt for them to wear (find in Party Favor section). I hid extra bullets around the yard for the kids to find, just like how they would find supplies in the actual game. I also would randomly yell supply drop and throw a bag with bullets into the field. The kids LOVED this part!! The bag is one I made for goody bags so I just made a few extra for the supply drop (find in Party Favor section). While the kids play, I gathered up bullets on the ground and would add them to my next supply drop bag. These ideas added a super fun twist to capture the flag and made it feel more like a Fortnite Game.
One more Fortnite Party Idea is to do a Fortnite Dance off. You can download Fortnite dance music from YouTube and let the kids show off their moves. Who doesn’t love to Floss!
Fortnite Supply Drop and Party Favors
So, what are you going to give the kids for party favors? First, a practical give away is the cloth nail belt you can find at Home Depot or Menards for $1. They look like this:
Inside the nail belt, add a pair of safety glasses and 10 bullets for each kid. I bought about 500 bullets total for 12 kids. That might sound like a lot but you will go through a ton during the game. In the Supply Section, you will find the items I used and liked for this party.
Next the big question is…. Do you want to give each child a nerf gun for the party? This depends on who you have coming and if the kids own their own nerf gun. The first Nerf Gun party I threw, I bought all the kids the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster to use and this also was their party favor. Since then, we have done two more of these types of parties and I have found as the kids got older, most have their own nerf guns that they would rather use. Here is the Nerf Gun we gave out at the first party.
Related Article: 10 Most Popular Birthday Party Ideas for Boys
Fortnite Supply Drop Goody Bags
In keeping with the Fortnite theme, I bought small blue gift bags and glued on a Supply Drop sign.
Download free printable supply drop sign here.
I added into the bags Pop Rocks (for explosion), Sugar sticks (for gun powder), small water gun, and blow pops. Plus, they also took home their nail belt, glasses and some bullets. Find the ones I purchased in the Supply Section or in my Best Fortnite Party Supply Blog.
Want to make the bag a little more authentic? Add a yellow helium balloon to each drop bag.
Here is a picture of my set up when the kids come into the party.
Fortnite Birthday Cake and VBucks Cookies
Fortnite Birthday Cake
Alright, so I am not a baker and I try to use short cuts where I can. So, for the cake, I bought a Costco cake with the balloons to mimic a supply drop and added on top some of my kid’s small army men. It was super easy, feeds a lot of kids, and it’s cheap.
Fortnite VBucks Cookies
Well, because I cut corners on the cake, I wanted to add something a little more fun from the game so I made VBucks Cookies. Sounds like a pain but it’s actually pretty easy.
Here is how I made these fairly quickly: I bought the already made Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, sliced it into round cookies, and baked it according to the package. Then I bought blue frosting which I was so excited to find! If you can’t find blue, just get white frosting and add some blue food dye. Then buy some white frosting you can write with, I used the decorative icing which I found easy to write on the cookies. To my relief, the kids all knew right away that they were VBucks and were so excited to eat them.
Fortnite Slurp Juice
One more fun addition is to add Slurp Juice to the menu. I did this by buying blue Gatorade bottles and putting a Slurp Juice sign on the cooler. Super easy and a fun touch.
Download free printable Slurp Juice sign here.
Birthday Party Checklist
Get organized with my birthday party checklist. Everything you need to remember to do before the party. Free Printable Birthday Party Checklist.
Birthday Gift Ideas
So now that you have a pretty good party plan what are you going to get as a birthday present for your child? I find it more difficult to buy gifts for tweens than little kids. They are at an age where they don’t want little kid toys but also not quite a teenager. If your struggling too check out my list of 17 Cool Gift Ideas for Boys age 10-12 or look at my Gift for Kids Pinterest page where I save tons of gift ideas for all ages.
Fortnite Party Supplies
Here is a summary of all the Supplies you will need for this awesome birthday party. Don’t forget anything when you shop with this free printable Fortnite Party Supply Checklist. Need more Fortnite Supplies? Check out my blog on the Best Fortnite Party Supplies
Download free printable supply list here.
- Boxes for the Bases
- Spray Paint to paint the boxes
- Saw horses
- Camouflage Mesh Netting
- Cloth Nail Belt from Home Depot or Menards
- Safety Googles
- Nerf Gun Bullets
- Bandannas for Capture the Flag
- Blue Goody Bags
- Pop Rocks
- Pixy Sticks
- Blow Pops
- Small Water Guns
- Cookie Dough and Frosting for the VBucks Cookies
- Army Men for top of cake (also check out the Dollar Store)
- Nerf Gun
Download free printable Fortnite Party Supply checklist here.
Fortnite Birthday Parties can be a really fun and easy parties to throw for your kids. I tried to make the prep work as easy as possible because, hey, we are all busy. This is a party your kids are gonna love and their friends will remember!
Need more boy birthday party ideas? I have a great article for you with the 10 Most Popular Birthday Ideas and Themes for Boys. and How to Throw an Awesome Nerf Gun Birthday Party Both will help you come up with the best birthday party for your kids!
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Hope you enjoy your Fortnite Birthday Party and get to use all these great ideas!!