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-themed party. I admit I panicked a little at first but then came up with some fun DIY Fornite party ideas and games that will be easy for any parent to throw together.
Get ready to throw an amazing birthday party with all my Fortnite party supplies, games, food, cake ideas, supply drops, slurp juice, Fortnite dances, free printables, and more. The ultimate list of Fortnite Party Ideas to help you easily host your own Fortnite party at home. Plus cool Fortnite gift ideas for kids.
Need a Virtual Fortnite Birthday party with friends who live far away? We’ve added some fun ideas for this too! Just scroll to the bottom to find out how easy it is to do or read our virtual party idea post.
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Best Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas, Games & Supplies
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Kids are obsessed right now with Fortnite the online game from Epic Games. Which is why it’s a great time to host a Fortnite birthday party that all the kids will be begging to come to!
Learn how easy it is to host a Fortnite Birthday at home with these simple steps.
How to Make Fortnite Bases
Start getting ready for your awesome Fortnite party by creating DIY bases that party guests can hide behind while reenacting the online video game.
DIY Cardboard Bases
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 you can create bases and obstacles for kids to hide behind and use their Nerf guns to feel like real Fortnite players.
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.
Don’t have time to paint boxes? No problem here is an even easier trick! Use the sawhorses in your garage and borrow a few from some neighbors. Then, purchase a camouflage mesh netting to place over the sawhorses.
The netting will also work as a super easy backdrop on a wall or fence for more atmosphere.
The mesh netting I used comes in a roll so you can cut it to the length you need. You can put the mesh netting over anything if you don’t have sawhorses. Just be creative with what you have such as a ladder, chairs, or tables.
I even used one of my kids’ small climbers. Super quick and easy to set up on the day of the party.
Fortnite Party Game Ideas
Capture the Flag Game
This is one of our favorite Fortnite party games. We had previously played it at 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 opponents.
If they get hit by a Nerf bullet, they need to go back to their base and restart. The 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.
Related Article: How to Throw an Awesome Nerf Birthday Party
Turn it into a Fortnite Birthday Party Game
Here’s how to adapt the Capture the Flag game to be a Fortnite-inspired game. So, you can host the ultimate Fortnite birthday party.
Each child starts out with 10 bullets that I put in a nail belt for them to wear (pictured below). I hide 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 Supply Drop bag is one I made for goody bags so I just made a few extra for the supply drop (find below in the Party Favor section). While the kids played, I gathered up bullets on the ground and added 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.
Fortnite Llama Piñata & Drop Box
Kids love to hit a pinata at parties and get all the goodies. Add this cool Fortnite Llama Pinata to go with your party theme.
This Fortnite Drop Pinata is also a big hit with the kids.
Hold your pinata candy and favors in this cool Fortnite party favor drop box or use it for a party favor at the end of the party.
One more Fortnite Party Game Idea is to do a Fortnite Dance Off. You can download Fortnite dance music from YouTube and let the kids show off their dance moves. Who doesn’t love to Floss!
More Fortnite Game Ideas & Targets
Want more game ideas and targets to use? Check out the Kids’ Favorite Nerf Gun Games & DIY Target. These can be outdoor games or indoor games depending on your party location.
The targets are a fun addition to the beginning of the party while you’re waiting for all the kids to come. Or at the end while waiting for parents to pick up the kids.
Fortnite Supply Drop and Party Favors
So, what are you going to give the kids for party favors or goodie bags? First, a practical giveaway is the cloth nail belt you can find at Home Depot or Menards. 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 in total for 12 kids. That might sound like a lot but you will go through a ton during the game.
Make sure to add the safety glasses to protect the kid’s eyes during the game too.
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 have their own Nerf gun.
At the first Fortnite 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 Fortnite birthday parties and I have found as the kids got older, most have their own Nerf guns they would prefer to use.
Below is the one we used at a party as a gift to the kids. It’s reliable and cheaper than most other Nerf Guns.
Fortnite Supply Drop Goody Bags
These are great for picking up items from the Pinata and using them during the Fortnite Game too.
Download your free printable supply drop sign here.
If you don’t have time to make your own printable goody bags you can also find pre-printed Supply Drop Goody Bags on Amazon.
Get more supply ideas in my Best Fortnite Party Supply Blog.
Save some money by shopping at Dollar Tree for party supplies and goody bags. Find out the best Dollar Tree Party Supplies & Decorations.
Tip: Want to make the bag a little more authentic? Add a yellow helium balloon to each drop bag.
Below is a fun way to set up your Fortnite Goody Bags and Supplies.
Fortnite Party Food Ideas
Alright, so I am not a baker and I try to use shortcuts 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.
Since then I have found these Battle Royale Fortnite cake toppers to use instead.
Making this cake was super easy, feeds a lot of kids, and it’s cheap. You could also visit your local bakery and see if they can make you a Fortnite Cake.
Fortnite V-Bucks Cookies
Well, because I cut corners on the cake, I wanted to add something a little more fun from the game so I made V-Bucks Cookies. It sounds like a pain but it’s actually pretty easy.
Here is how I made these easy V-Bucks Cookies
1. I bought the already-made Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, sliced it into round cookies, and baked the sugar cookies according to the package.
2. 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.
3. 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 V-Bucks and were so excited to eat them.
Fortnite Slurp Juice
One more fun addition is to add Slurp Juice to the menu. I bought blue Gatorade bottles and put a Slurp Juice sign on the cooler. It’s a super easy and fun touch.
Fortnite Party Decoration Ideas
The best colors for party decorations are camouflage, green, yellow, or blue for a Fortnite party. Yellow balloons on the table or around the yard are an easy way to decorate. The drop bag with a yellow balloon tied to it would make a great centerpiece.
Decorate the tables with blue or green tablecloths or use this Fortnite package with Fortnite signs, paper plates, and napkins.
Fortnite Sleepover Party
Turn your Fortnite party into a cool Sleepover. I know it can sound overwhelming but you are already halfway there planning a Fortnite party.
Plan the rest of the party with these fun things to do at a Sleepover for Kids. Easy slumber party games, ideas, and activities.
Virtual Fortnite Party
When you can’t gather together for a party you can still celebrate with a Virtual Fortnite Birthday party the kids will love.
Start the party by delivering Fortnite goody bags and V Bucks cookies to your child’s friends. Then at a specific time arrange for up to 16 kids to all join Fortnite together in Creative mode. This will let the kids all play together as a group.
Afterward, have them hop on Zoom to play a few fun Zoom Games and sing Happy Birthday to your child. This is a great way to celebrate when we can’t be together with friends and family.
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.
Fortnite 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? Check out our Gift Ideas Page and these ideas below.
Keep going with the Fortnite theme by giving Fortnite gifts this year. Use this list of the 40 Best Gifts for Fortnite Players to find the perfect gift. Use this when friends ask what to give your child too.
I find it more difficult to buy gifts for tweens than for little kids. They are at an age where they don’t want little kid toys but are also not quite a teenager.
Find some fun gift ideas for this age group in 70 Cool Gift Ideas for Boys Aged 9-12.
Another great birthday option is a new Nerf gun for the birthday kid. We did a complete review of the Best Nerf Guns for Kids to help you narrow down which one to order.
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
- Camouflage Netting
- Cloth Nail Belt from Home Depot or Menards
- Safety Goggles
- Cookie Dough and Frosting for the VBucks Cookies
- Army Men for the top of the cake (also check out the Dollar Store)
Download a free printable Fortnite Party Supply checklist here.
I hope this guide to the best Fortnite birthday party ideas has helped you! A Fortnite Birthday Party can be a really fun and easy party to throw for your kids.
I tried to make the prep work as simple as possible because, hey, we are all busy. I think this will be a party your kids are gonna love and their friends will remember!
More Birthday Party Ideas
Need more boy birthday party ideas? Visit our Birthday party page or check out these articles below.
I have a great article for you with the 11 Most Popular Birthday Ideas and Themes for Boys filled with tons of themes boys will have a blast doing.
Make hosting a Nerf Wars party easy with How to Throw an Awesome Nerf Gun Birthday Party. Easy tips and tricks I used to throw my kid’s cool Nerf Party.
Both of these ideas will help you come up with the best birthday party for your kids!
Birthday Party Ideas by Age Group
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