32 Clutch Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas

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Fortnite is one of the most popular games played by kids, so it’s probably not surprising that your child has requested a Fortnite theme for their upcoming birthday party.

Luckily, because Fortnite is so popular, there are a plethora of Fortnite decorations, themed gifts, and party game ideas that you can use to throw the ultimate Fortnite birthday party.

If you’re thinking about heading down the Fortnite theme route for your little one’s party, you’ve come to the right place. This article will cover a range of Fortnite birthday party ideas, including premade and DIY decorations, invitations and thank you cards, and food and drink ideas that will perfectly match your Fortnite theme.

Things To Keep In Mind When Planning A Fortnite Birthday Party

Fortnite, if you didn’t already know, is an online game where players enter a map, collect weapons, and fight to see who is the last man standing. It sounds like any other shooting game, right?

Well, what really makes the game unique is that players can also build structures, such as forts, that can shield them from opposing players.  

If you’re lucky enough to host the birthday party during summer, I highly suggest an outdoor venue to help the kids feel like they’re actually part of the game. Alternatively, you can still accomplish the same feel indoors, but you may need to be slightly more creative with your Fortnite decorations.


The first thing you need to organize for any birthday party is party invitations. I find that premade invitations, like these Party Royale Fortnite Invites, are the easiest form of invites for children’s birthday parties as your child can simply take the invitations to school and hand them out to their friends.

A cheaper alternative to premade invitations is downloadable invites that you can edit, download, and email to your chosen party guests. You can print these invites out and hand them out the traditional way if you don’t have your guest’s emails or phone numbers. 

Fortnite Themed Supplies And Decorations

Supplies and decorations will really bring the party to life, and if you’re creative enough, you may even be able to create all the decorations yourself. 


The primary colors of Fortnite are black, purple, and blue, so you’ll want your balloons to match these colors as best you can. Balloon arches like this Metallic Blue, Purple, and Black Arch Kit are fantastic for birthday parties as they decorate the venue and work as a cool backdrop for photo opportunities.

And don’t worry, I know what you’re thinking; putting together a balloon arch seems like a complicated task that you will never be able to accomplish. Well, I used to think that too, but with the help of an electric balloon pump, balloon arches are far easier to put together than you’d think. 

To finish off your balloon display, you can also purchase these Fortnite Foil Balloons in the shape of stars, alpacas, and circles, which feature the well-known Fortnite characters!

Table Settings

Whether you’re having the kids sit down for a meal or pick away at finger foods at a grazing table, you will need a tablecloth, paper plates, and napkins. 

To create the perfect Fortnite table setting, opt for this Iridescent Plastic Tablecloth and place Fortnite Themed Centerpieces down the middle. Finish the table off by placing Fortnite Paper Plates and Napkins on either side of the table, or stack them at one end so the kids can pick them up when they come over for food.

Fortnite Battle Field

Now that you’ve got your standard party decorations, it’s time to get creative and form a Fortnite Battle Field. You will need to get all your supplies ready a few weeks before the party as you’ll need to gather together a large variety of cardboard boxes. 

Once you’ve acquired your cardboard boxes, you can leave them plain, paint them in different earth shades, or cover them with army netting.

While setting up the party, you will need to place the cardboard boxes throughout the venue as they will act as forts for a nerf gun/water gun game your guests will play during the party. 

Fortnite Themed Activities And Games

Games are an important part of any kids’ party, and if you want the title of coolest parent on the block, you’ll want to play the following games.

Nerf Gun/Water Gun

That nerf gun/water gun game I mentioned earlier will require you to ask your guests to bring either a nerf gun or a water gun to the party.

If your guests bring their own nerf guns, be sure to write down how many foam bullets they bring so everyone is leaving with all they came with.

To play this game, your guests will run around your makeshift arena, shooting nerf bullets or water at one another. Once someone gets hit with a nerf bullet or water, they will be out of the game, and the game will continue until only one child is standing.

Capture the Flag

Once your guests have played the original Fortnite nerf gun/water gun war, split them into teams and have them play capture the flag. 

One member of each team needs to hide a flag somewhere in the arena. Then give both teams a base and have all players start the game at the base.

The aim of the game is for the kids to search for the opposing flag while shooting at their opponents at the same time. If someone gets hit by a bullet, they will need to return to their base and start again. 

The winning team is the team who finds the opposing flag first. 


Everyone loves a pinata at a party, and there is no better fitting pinata for a Fortnite birthday party than this Fortnite Llama Pinata

Fill the pinata up with an assortment of candy, hang it on a sturdy tree branch or beam, and let the kids go wild, smacking it with a stick. 

Fortnite Dance Battle

It’s safe to say that the Fortnite characters have done some crazy dancing in their time (check out this Youtube video to familiarise yourself with their unique moves) and to see who is the ultimate Fortnite fan, have your guests recreate these dance moves. 

You can play this game as a dance battle or as a musical statue. Remember, though, that only Fortnite dance moves are allowed. 

Shoot at Cups

As a large part of Fortnite is shooting at other players, you can create an extremely simple shooting game with plastic drinking cups, and a nerf gun.

Stack the drinking cups up to form a triangle, with four cups at the base. Then have each guest try to shoot all the cups down. The winner will be the person who shot all the cups over using the least amount of bullets.

Fortnite Themed Food and Drinks

The time of day you host your Fortnite party will determine the food you’ll need to serve your guests. For example, if you plan the party to start at 1 o’clock, many of your guests would have already eaten lunch and would only need finger foods and snacks throughout the party’s duration. 

If you want to keep food costs to a minimum, I recommend hosting your party just after breakfast or lunch. 

Fortnite Birthday Cake

Whether you’re handy in the kitchen or if you’re outsourcing help from a local bakery, there are a huge variety of Fortnite cake designs you can choose from. 

Plain cupcakes that you’ve made or bought with Fortnite Cupcake Toppers are a simple, affordable, and effective cake option that your child is guaranteed to love, or you can go all out and have a cake decorator create a magnificent Fortnite Cake.

Alternatively, Walmart has a fantastic selection of affordable cakes, all of which have edible Fortnite images that you can personalize to include your child’s name. 

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Fortnite V-Bucks Cookies

V-bucks are an in-game currency that players use while playing Fortnite, and as they’re round grey coins with a V in the middle, they’re very easy to replicate in cookie form. 

Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, or purchase a premade cookie dough from the store and form small circular cookies. Once the cookies have cooled, you’ll need to cover them with grey royal icing. To decorate, create a V in the center with white icing, and finish the edges off with three blue icing lines to make the cookie look exactly like a V-buck. If you prefer to purchase the cookies, you can do so from Sugar Coated Parlor.

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Fortnite Chug Jug

A Chug Jug in Fortnite is a blue liquid drink that restores a player’s health back to 100%. 

To create your own Chug Jugs, get some plastic bottles and fill them with water, adding a drop or two of food coloring to make the blue drink color. You can also purchase blue Gatorade, but it’s best to ask your guest’s parents first if they’re allowed to drink those types of drinks. 

Once you’ve got your blue drinks, wrap these Chug Jug Labels around the bottles, and you’re good to go!

Other Food

As mentioned previously, the food you serve at your party is entirely up to you. I like to make finger foods like sandwiches, cookies, vegetable sticks, and chips as the kids can pick at them as and when they please.

Some other great options are bbq foods like burgers and hot dogs or pizza, which you can purchase at the grocery store or order from a local pizza place. 

Themed Gift Ideas

Sometimes finding gifts can be difficult, but if you want to continue with the Fortnite theme, here are a few Fortnite-inspired gift ideas. 

  1. Fortnite V-Bucks Gift Card
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  11. Fortnite 7" Llama Loot Plush
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Shirt For The Birthday Child

A Fortnite shirt for the birthday child can also act as a birthday present they can wear throughout their party. This simple black Fortnite Shirt is a great option. However, if you live in a slightly colder climate, then a Fortnite Hoodie may be more practical.  

Party Favors

While playing Fortnite, supply boxes filled get dropped into the battlefield to give players the necessary supplies they need to succeed in the game. And in my opinion, there is no better party favor to send your guests home with than their own supply box. 

You can fill these Supply Boxes with standard party favors and a piece of cake, or you can stick with the Fortnite theme and purchase Fortnite Curly Straws, Fortnite Keychains, and Fortnite Temporary Tattoos

Thank You Cards

Once the party has ended, you’ll need to send out thank you cards to all of your guests who attended. You can opt for Fortnite Thank You Cards thank you can personalize, or opt for a more generic Gaming Thank You Card.

Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas Conclusion

I hope this Fortnite birthday party ideas article has helped you throw the ultimate Fortnite birthday party for your little one.

And remember that parties don’t need to break the bank. If you’re creative enough, you can still create an incredible Fortnite birthday party, even on the tightest of budgets.