If you haven’t heard of Fortnite yet, you’ve either been living under a rock or don’t have any children! For many of us, we know far too much about the survival game series but if you don’t, consider this your lowdown on Fortnite and Fortnite party ideas.
Inspired by the definitely-not-child-friendly Japanese film Battle Royale, Fortnite’s most popular game mode includes skydiving from a flying school bus onto a variety of islands, where 100 players duke it out to be the last person standing.
Popular with kids and adults alike, here’s how we put together a totally epic Fortnite party with some fun printables – read to the end for some awesome party game ideas!
As you can see, we went all out with our party display, thanks to our own range of Battle Royal goodies – they may not be officially licensed, but with the same colour scheme we’re sure they’ll do just fine!
First off we decked our party table with a Battle Royal paper table cover to help make cleanup super simple – all those crumbs and stains can just be crumpled up and thrown away! If by some miracle it survives intact, just fold it up for another party.
Next we made sure we had the essentials for food and drink – that means large plates and small dessert plates, napkins, plastic cups and cutlery. We prepared themed party bags for all the kids which included our fabulous V-Buck coins (printable below) and used the table decorating kit for its fabulous centrepieces and confetti.
Although our party table looked like lots of fun, we knew we needed something to give it a little more flair, which is why we created this incredible balloon garland. Using our 18” round foil balloon as the centrepiece, we built a garland around it in the Fortnite colours using 5” mini yellow and purple latex balloons as accents among the turquoise and blue chrome 11” balloons. We also added in one of our llama piñata balloons for good measure!
If making a balloon garland looks impossible to you, check out our How To Make An Arch with Balloons blog – it’s easier than you might think!
Printable V-Buck Chocolate Coins
Of course, we couldn’t help but make some special extras to really immerse the kids in the spirit of the game!
V-Bucks are in the in-game currency which are used to buy new skins (costumes) for your characters, new dances and new weapons. However, they’re expensive and not so much fun in real life, so we created a version the kids can really enjoy!
Download our free V-Bucks printable here and carefully cut out the discs, which should be the perfect size to fit on our white chocolate silver coins. Fix them on with a glue pen and tada, you’ve got an edible treat for use in games!
Printable Drop Box Party Favours
Loot crates rain down on the island during play, usually hanging on a weather balloon with a flare to indicate where it’ll land. Once the player breaks into them, they’ll find weapons, ammo, consumables and other bits that’ll help them defeat their enemies.
We thought these would make for the perfect party favour bag – so we went ahead and made this easy loot crate printable. All you’ll need to do is print and cut out the squares, then use that trusty glue pen to put a square on each side of our blue square favour boxes. Attach a small yellow balloon to the top of each one to make it look like it’s fallen from the skies!
If you want to step up your party game a notch, why not include some costumes?
Although characters aren’t generally customisable, the game offers “skins” for players which change their appearance to something specific – often something limited edition. One of the rarest and most sought after is the Black Knight, which we just so happen to have in ages 9-14. The costume comes as a full jumpsuit with tie-on arm band, an overhead snood with mask, and authentic chug jug drink can holder on the hip (those are the in-game energy drinks).
We also have the Brite Bomber costume, another rare one in-game that comes as a comfy jumpsuit with thumbholes and a design featuring the iconic Fortnite llama. The snood which wraps around the neck gives the appearance of pink hair with sunglasses, and it also comes with a chug jug can holder!
And finally, the Skull Trooper! An Epic level costume that appears throughout the game, we’ve got the full jumpsuit complete with chug jug can holder, all you’ll need to add is some black and white face paint to get the creepy skull face!
If you’ve been holding onto a stack of cardboard boxes, this is their time to shine! Better played in the garden, split the party into two teams and give each a selection of cardboard boxes. They get 10 minutes to build their fort, then have to defend it with Nerf guns.
Get yourself this Nerf Target game and an officially licensed Fortnite Nerf gun (or some smaller soft dart guns if you’re on a budget). Reward the winner with their very own trophy (maybe even fill it with sweets!)
Alternatively, you could reuse some of those plastic favour cups as more of a tin can shoot. Put coloured stickers on the cups to mark different point values and give everyone a set number of shots from the same position. These stickers would make a lovely prize for the highest scorer.
Treasure Hunt For V-Bucks
Set up a simple treasure hunt around the house to find the white chocolate V-Bucks. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could offer to transform those chocolate coins into real in-game coins!
Shrinking Island Musical Chairs
In Fortnite Battle Royale, a huge storm gradually shrinks the playable size of the island, forcing players to meet in increasingly smaller areas. Take inspiration from this with a game of musical chairs – each time the storm comes it takes away another chair. The victor is the last man sitting!
Finally, our favourite party game ever – it’s a piñata! This one is really accurate, as llama piñatas are used in-game to get new goodies. Fill it with the usual mixes of sweets, or some more of those cool V-Bucks!
Amp it up for a special selection of friends with a themed sleepover party! Once all the madness of the day has faded, a select few can settle down for a Fortnite themed sleepover with our awesome sleepover tents. We’ve got a special kit just for Fortnite parties which includes a huge Happy Birthday banner, tassels, balloons and blue net.
If you have the space, why not set up a screen and projector so the kids can play Fortnite as long as they want on a huge screen? It’d make the perfect wind-down to a day of physical activity!
If your little ones aren’t obsessed with Fortnite, fear not! We’ve got tons of ideas and inspirations for kids’ parties, from Star Wars to Paw Patrol and across their other favourite games like Minecraft, Pokémon and Angry Birds.