(Updated 2020) 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, food, cake, supply drops, slurp juice, games, Fortnite dances, free printables, and more.
Need a Virtual Fortnite Birthday party so you can social distance? We’ve added some fun ideas for this too! Just scroll to the bottom to find out how easy it is to do.
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Best Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas, Games & Supplies
How to Make Fortnite 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, I created bases and obstacles for them 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.
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 sawhorses in your garage and borrow a few from some neighbors. Then purchase a camouflage mesh netting to place over the sawhorses.
The mesh netting I used comes in a roll so you can cut it to the length you need. If you don’t have sawhorses, 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 Game Ideas
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 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
Make it a Fortnite Party Game
Now adapt the Capture the flag game to be a Fornite Theme.
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 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.
Kids love to hit a pinata at parties and get all the goodies. Add this cool Illama Pinata to go with your party theme.
Fill the Pinata with cool Fortnite party favors instead of candy. Or do a little of both. Kids can gather what drops out with the Supply Drop Bags you’ll see below.
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 moves. Who doesn’t love to Floss!
More Game Ideas & Targets
Want more game ideas and targets to use? Check out the Kids’ Favorite Nerf Gun Games & DIY Target. The targets are a fun addition to the beginning of the party while you’re waiting for all the kids to come.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
I have a full review of the Best Nerf Guns for Kids you can check out to get more ideas and to see which is best for your child. Below is the one we used at a party as a gift to the kids.
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.
These are great for picking up items from the Pinata and using during the Fortnite Game too.
Download 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.
I added into the bags Pop Rocks (for explosion), Sugar Sticks (for gun powder), small water guns, and blow pops. Plus, they also took home their nail belt, glasses, and some bullets. Get more supplies ideas in my Best Fortnite Party Supply Blog.
You can also save some money shopping at Dollar Tree for party Supplies and goody bags. Find out the best Dollar Tree Party Supplies & Decorations.
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 Party Food
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 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 it 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 did this by buying blue Gatorade bottles and putting a Slurp Juice sign on the cooler. Super easy and fun touch.
Download free printable Slurp Juice sign here.
The best colors to decorate with 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 table clothes or use this Fortnite package with Fortnite signs, plates, and napkins.
Virtual Fortnite Birthday 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.
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 you’re struggling to check out my list of 17 Cool Gift Ideas for Boys age 10-12.
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
- Cloth Nail Belt from Home Depot or Menards
- Safety Goggles
- 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 the top of the cake (also check out the Dollar Store)
- Nerf Gun
Download free printable Fortnite Party Supply checklist here.
I hope this guide of the best Fortnite birthday party ideas has helped you. Fortnite Birthday Parties can be a really fun and easy party 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!
More Birthday Party Ideas
If you are under stay at home orders consider throwing a virtual party with fun Zoom Games for Kids.
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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