Here are some great ideas on how to plan a super-easy and dare I say it the best Fortnite birthday party ever (according to the party guests). Fortnite parties are extremely popular at the moment due to the popularity of the video game. I’ve compiled some super fun Fortnite party decoration DIY ideas for you to replicate for your own Fortnite themed party.
Easy Fortnite Party Ideas to DIY
As we recently had a Fortnite birthday party in our household, there are a few photos of how easy it can be to theme this party. You can make it work for any budget it doesn’t have to be expensive to be awesome. If you’re looking for some fun and easy Fortnite birthday party ideas, then read on.
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Fortnite Birthday Ideas
We held this Fortnite party outside in the backyard. It became a bit of a Fortnite Nerf gun party as we tried to keep the kids off the electronics for as long as possible. So it is possible to have Fortnite parties without actually playing the game on a device and the party guests loved it.
These Fortnite party ideas DIY mainly – so you can easily create them at home without too much time or effort. The main areas that we focused on for our Fortnite birthday ideas were the decorations, party games, party favors and of course the cake. Read on to see lots of pictures of the Fortnite themed party.
Fortnite Birthday Party
There are so many ideas for DIY Fortnite party decorations out there that you can make at home. You can go all out or keep it simple. For this party I choose to keep things relatively simple and not go too crazy with too much Fortnite stuff. I figured at the party the boys would just want to run around and as long as they have heaps of Nerf bullets and Nerf guns it will all be okay.
However, even if you are not going all out with the Fortnite party theme, it’s good to have a couple of centerpieces to get in the Fortnite mood. (Not that any of the boys needed help with that! haha).
Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata
The main decoration I decided to create was a Loot Llama pinata. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to easily find this in a shop, so I made it myself. It’s made from a donkey pinata and covered it with some colored crepe paper streamers. All you need is little bit of craft glue and some sticky tape, a bit of patience and you’re away! If you don’t have time to make it yourself, I’ve got you covered. You can find already done for you pinatas below.
This Loot Llama Pinata below definitely looks the part.
Easy Fortnite Birthday Cake Ideas
The second Fortnite party decoration I wanted to focus on was the birthday cake. I searched for hours to find something I could make that wasn’t too hard and looked the part. Some of the Fortnite cakes on the internet are super hard to make. I found one to copy and whilst mine wasn’t as good as the original, I definitely don’t think it was a cake fail. I wanted to make an easy Fortnite birthday cake and so the Fortnite supply drop cake was not too hard.
All you need to do is to bake a large square cake or two square flat cakes (which is what I did and stacked them together). I wanted to bake three of the flat cakes but I ran out of time so mine wasn’t so much a box…but I think it worked anyway. Next you need to cover it with blue fondant. I’m not great at handling fondant but I did my best! As it’s meant to be a supply drop crate, I figured a few panels stuck together would give it more of an authentic look. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!).
If you’re good at cutting out letters freehand from fondant, then you’re way better than me. I cheated and found some alphabet letter cutters (for play dough or cookies) and used those to create the DROP lettering on the side of the cake. You’ll also need some desiccated coconut for the grass. Just color it with a few drops of green food coloring.
Finally, tie some ribbon around your cake and you’re ready to add the helium balloon. If you possibly can it’s best to buy the balloon on the morning of the party so that it still has some good buoyancy and doesn’t flop like an ordinary balloon.
For some totally amazing ideas definitely check out this great collection of the BEST EVER Fortnite Birthday cakes.
Fortnite Birthday Party Supplies
Ok so if you go a little light on decorations you can make up for it in Fortnite gear for your party. This was very much a Fortnite Nerf Party. Nerf guns and bullets featured a lot in this party from the games down to the themed party bags. I ended up giving away a lot of these bullets as take home gifts. Read on to see the things that really made a difference to the fun level at our Fortnite Party.
Here’s some awesome Fortnite party bag ideas below:
What to put in the Fortnite Party Bags?
Apart from lollies and candy, there are a lot of fun ideas for Fortnite party bags. Check out some of these awesome Fortnite party favors.
Last but not least, add some left over Nerf bullets!!! Trust me, you’ll want to get rid of some of these once the party is over.
What Fortnite Party Supplies Will You Need?
My best tip is to buy Nerf bullets by the truckload. I’m serious you’ll need HEAPS. Don’t buy the small packs from the store as it will cost you heaps. Instead, you can find bulk lots of Nerf bullets here. Get hundreds! They’ll be all over your backyard, but the more the better. I gave some away in party bags too for the guests to take home.
Nerf guns are obviously important for this party theme. Most people will have their own but it’s a good idea to have a few spares just in case. This Loot Llama Nerf Gun was a novelty hit!
Or there’s some other Fortnite Nerf guns like this. But honestly, any Nerf gun will do.
I wrote on the invitation to BYO Nerf guns but I had a couple of extras just in case that came in handy. Honestly, I found the best ones were the single load pistols. They seemed to have more power and didn’t get jammed as often as the bigger multi-bullet guns. Lot of Nerf Guns to choose from here. Take your pick!
NERF SAFETY GLASSES
If you’re over the top about safety like me, you might or might not have nightmares about a party guest losing an eyeball from a close-range Nerf bullet. Whilst I let the boys run wild with the Nerf guns outside, I did have a rule that they must have Nerf safety glasses on at all times. Some of them had sunglasses on which worked too.
These were AWESOME! The vests could store bullets and really looked the part. These Nerf Vests can be used as a party favor for the guests or keep them for dress-ups if you need 10 of them.
There’s a hack where you can make your own Nerf bullet belt. Simply put packing tape around your waist with the sticky side facing outwards and stick Nerf bullets on there. We tried this, but it just wasn’t as fun or effective as the vest. The boys really looked the part with the vests, glasses, and Nerf guns.
Fortnite Party Decorations
Check out this awesome set of printable party decorations that you can download and print at home (or a local print shop). You don’t even need to wait for postage. What could be easier!
The Fortnite decorations party pack can be found here.
If you’re looking for more awesome party decorations check out our awesome Fortnite printables guide here.
Fortnite Party Games
This is where your kids will take over, depending on their age. If they’re aged 10 plus they’ll come up with their own shooting games that mimic Fortnite, apparently? To me it looked chaotic, but they all seemed to know what they were doing and had heaps of fun.
BACKYARD NERF GAMES
Great to play in either your yard or at the park. Just warn the neighbours that they may have a few bullets flying over the fence. They also played ‘Catch the Flag’ with a red and blue team. As long as you have large boxes or tables or anything to use as barricades they’ll be happy. Or if you wanted to level up, there are some amazing Nerf Barricades.
Another simple game idea: If you have a surplus of Nerf bullets you could create a ‘Guess the Amount of Nerf Bullets’ game. Just simply cram as many as you can in jar (count them first). Whoever guesses correctly, or the closest guess wins. Guess what the prize is? Yes it’s all the Nerf bullets in the jar to take home!
FORTNITE DANCE OFF
The last game to play was a Fortnite Dance Off. I wasn’t sure if they would all go for that, but they loved it and were all awesome. They selected one person to judge, and they all did the Fortnite dances. The winner who scored the highest points on all the moves won more Nerf bullets to take home.
Don’t forget to check out this page if you’re looking for great Fortnite themed gifts for the birthday boy (or girl)!
I sincerely hope these Fortnite party ideas will help you to quickly and easily plan your party.