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This post is all about Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations.


What is Fortnite?

Fortnite is an apocalyptic survival video game that pits players against 99 others in a fight for survival. 

Today, I’m giving you some of the Best Fortnite Birthday Party inspiration on the Internet.

Below, I have listed all the Fortnite Party Supplies you will need for YOUR Fortnite-themed party!



  that you can start using today!


NOTICE:  These FORTS are Back in Stock and On Sale! These will go quickly!


 Reusable Fold-A-Fort Foldable Play Forts for Fortnite Wars, Nerf Wars, Outdoor Hunts, etc.

The FORTS also come with Free One-Day Prime if you have Amazon Prime!




Fortnite Party Supplies (Click On Images)

Fortnite/Nerf War Packs for Parties


1.  Face Masks, Kids Darts, & Tactical Glasses for Two Teams



FOR TWO TEAMS: birthday party supplies for 16 kids Includes gear for 2 teams of 8 kids each. Each kid gets 1 goggles, 20 darts that work well with N Strike series and 1 camo print bandana, which can be worn in many ways. The gear is in two colors- blue for one team and red for the other. Price comes out to about $3.00 per kid, and this can be their “guest gift.”



2. Inflatable Battlezone Bunker

Battle anywhere Indoor/Outdoor with the Inflatable Battlezone Bunker and Transform your surroundings into a real-life inflatable battlefield. Build a fort or base and enjoy a safe blaster gun game with family and friends.



3. Tactical Vest Kit for 8



FOR TWO TEAMS: Tactical Vest Kit Sets for 8 kids Includes gear for 2 teams of 4 kids each. Each kid gets 1 Tactical Vest, 1 Protective Glasses and 1 Camo Print Bandana, which can be worn in many ways.



Fortnite Party Supplies Pack (click image below)


1. Fortress/Battle Gamer Party Supplies


This is a very cool looking Fortress/Battle Gamer Birthday Party Supplies Set of Plates, Napkins, Cups, and Tableware Kit for 16. I like the brown, green, and blue combo.



2. Military Army Camouflage


This is the set I used for Sam and Eli’s party.  It’s the Military Army Camo Camouflage Happy Birthday Party Supplies Bundle Pack for 16 kids, plus one Dog Tag.



3. Video Game Party Supplies



This Video Game Party Supplies set serves 16 with 16pcs Plates, Round 7 and 9 inch Dessert Paper Appetizer Plates,16 Cups, 16 Napkins and 16 Forks, Knives, Spoons.



4. Game On Party Supplies


This set serves 20 people! 83-Piece Game On Video Gaming Party Set includes Banner, Plates, Cups, Napkins, Tablecloth, and X-Large Joy Stick Controller Balloon.




Fortnite Backdrop Supplies (click image below)


1. Camouflage Netting, Blinds

We bought several different sizes of this IUNIO Camouflage Netting, Camo Net Blinds, and it worked GREAT for our backdrop, tables, and outside on the fort!



2. Camouflage Netting Fort with Bag



Build a Camouflage Netting fort: big 60″ x 108″ durable Polyester with drawstring storage bag. Realistic: die-cut leaf pattern makes for wilderness fun



3. Wood Panel for Backdrop



This RoomMates Distressed Wood Peel and Stick Wallpaper looks like the real thing!  They have tons of colors to choose from if you want something a little different.



Fortnite/video game Gift Bags (click image below)


1. Fortnite Gaming Gift Bags


Good looking 12-Pack of Fortnite Gift Bags to hold all the party loot!



2. Paper Gift Bags with Balloons


Love these Gamer Themed Birthday Party Paper Gift Bags with Latex Balloons Set – comes with 12 Sets.



3. Game On Drawstring Bags 

These Video Gaming “Game On” Drawstring Bags would be perfect for your party guests! 10 Pack.



4.  Battle Gamer Wrapping Paper

I adore this Fortress/Battle Gamer Wrapping Paper Gift Wrap – Premium Quality Paper.



Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata & Candy (click image below)


1.  Loot Llama Pinata

Check out this adorable LYTIO Loot Llama Pinata. Perfect for Gaming Themed Parties, Photo Prop, Piñata Game and Décor.


2.  Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata


This Spirit Halloween Fortnite Loot Llama Piñata looks almost identical to the one I made!



3.  Filler Candy Party Mix


This will be Your Favorite Party Mix Of Brand Name Candy! Comes in 3.5 lb, 5 lb, and 7.5 lb bags!



4.  Party Candy Mix Assortment


Try this big bag of Party Candy Mix, Bulk Assortment Bag of Jolly Ranchers, Strawberry Filled, Brachs, and Werther’s.



Fortnite/Video Gamer Balloon Packs (click image below)


1.  Fortnite Party Balloons and Supplies


Holy Cow! Check out these balloons! Video Game Party Supplies for Gaming. 52pcs with 8 Foil Balloons, 36 Latex Balloons,12 Cupcake Toppers Kids. 


2.  Gaming Party Supplies Set


Love the colors in this Gaming Party Supplies Set: 16 Latex Party Balloons, 3 Foil Balloons, 1 birthday cake flag, 2 banners, and Cake Topper.


3.  134 Pack Gaming Party Supplies


This is a giant assortment of Gamer Party Pack Supplies: 134 Pack, 15 Pack Button Pins, Set of 104 Stickers for Kids, 15 Pack Glow Bracelet.



Fortnite/Video Gamer Invitations(click image below)


1.  Fortnite/Gaming Party Invitations


I LOVE the colors on these Fortnite/Gamer invitations! 20 Invitations + 20 Envelopes – Double Sided – Video Game Invitations.



2.  Battle Gamer Party Invitations



These are super cool Fortress/Battle Gamer Birthday Party Invitations & Envelopes Value Pack (20 Count) 



Favorite Party Favors for Gift Bags (click image below)


1.  Fortnite/Gaming T-shirt

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This is one of the Fortnite shirts we bought and gave to our party guests as they were coming in the door.



2.  Dog Tags


Another Fortnite favorite – these cool metal, camouflage dog tags were such a hit!



3.  Fortnite Battle Pass Holder with Lanyard, 12 pack



Fortnite Battle Pass Holders: 12 count Game Pass Cards, 12 count ID Lanyards and 12 count Pass Holders.



4.  Fortnite Pickaxe


Kids love swinging and hitting things, so this Fortnite Pickaxe will be loved!



5.  Gamer T-shirt


Another Fortnite/Video Gamer shirt we bought and handed out at the party.  The kids Loved it!



6.  Fortnite bracelets


The kids loved these glow in the dark Fortnite bracelets in different colors.



7.  12-Count Grenades Candy



Kids love candy and these Kidsmania Sour Blast Candy Spray Grenades, 12 Count



8.  Chug Jug Sleeves



Buy packs of Sprite and add these 12 Pack Chug Jug Can Cooler Sleeves to make your own chug jugs!



Budget-friendly and Affordable Birthday Gifts

Planning to attend a kid’s birthday party soon? 

I’ve listed several affordable gift options that all kids are sure to love!









Fortnite V-Bucks – Fortnite birthday party favors ideas 


Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations


Materials to Make Fortnite V-Bucks:





Be sure to refrigerate the chocolate coins as soon as they are delivered.  If not, they will melt.

Design your V-bucks coins and plastic bag graphics in Picmonkey or other, or buy the download. 

Print the V-bucks and bag labels on white cardstock and cut out.  Attach circles to the front and back of the gold coins with glue or double-sided tape. 

Place as many “V-bucks” as you want into the ziplock bags, zip them closed, and staple a V-Bucks bag label to the top of each bag. 

If you have extra coins left over, you can always include them in the Loot Llama pinata.



Fortnite Chug Jug Labels – Fortnite Party Supplies




Materials to Make Chug Jugs:




After making and printing out a “chug jug” label on white cardstock, cut out the label and attach to a Sprite can with double-sided tape.




Fortnite Photo and Party Backdrop – Fortnite Party Supplies




Materials to Make a Fortnite Photo Backdrop:

  • Faux Distressed Wood wallpaper or stone-look wallpaper (They have different colors & styles to choose from)

  • tape or tiny nails

  • Camouflage Netting

  • props like your bandages, pickaxe, guns, etc.

  • **Cost:  Nothing — I had all this at home. (Tip:  Borrow camouflage netting or clothing from your family and friends that hunt.)






Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata DIY – Fortnite Birthday Party DIY Ideas





It took 45 hits to destroy the Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata!


Materials to Make a DIY Loot Llama Pinata:

  • cardboard boxes

  • sharpie marker

  • scissors

  • double-sided tape

  • duct tape or shipping tape

  • mod podge, glue, and glue stick

  • black electrical tape

  • tissue paper (white, purple, blue, turquoise, etc.)

  • purple curly bows (set of two)

  • home printer (to print-out the eyes, harness, and pouch that I made)

  • cardstock (for printer)

  • brown or gray construction paper

  • large bags of candy for filling

  • paperclip and thick string or twine for hanging pinata

  • **COST:  $2.00 to make the Loot Llama – minus the candy.



Okay, guys here is the quick, hand-drawn Fortnite Loot Llama Template for you.

Print out all 6 pages, tape them together, and use that as a template to draw the image on your large flat cardboard box.


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Fortnite Loot Llama Template (pdf)

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Fortunately, I had most all of these materials on hand.  I did pick-up some purple tissue paper and purple bows at the Dollar Store.





Fortnite Birthday Party Loot Llama Pinata


Holly (our sassy cat), picked out this Amazon box for me to use.  But, any cardboard box that you have should be fine. 

First, I pulled up a few Fortnite Loot Llama images on Google search.  Then, I used a pencil to rough-draft a sketch of the Llama, then went back over it with a sharpie. 

Next, I cut-out the drawing, placed it on another flat piece of cardboard and traced the image.   

After cutting out the second image, I cut long, thin strips of cardboard to use as my edges to join the two llamas together. 

You can attach all the pieces with either duct tape, shipping tape, or masking tape.







Fortnite Loot Llama continued (Fortnite Party Supplies)


Next, I paper mached the entire outside of the llama.  For this, you can use Mod Podge or Elmer’s school glue mixed with a little bit of water, a paintbrush, white tissue paper, and scissors to cut the strips.

Once you have covered the llama in white tissue paper, let it dry overnight.  I made the llama’s legs using rolled up cardboard and attached them to the bottom with duct tape. 

I covered the outside of the legs with dark blue tissue paper.  As you can see from the photos, you will be taking various colors of tissue paper, cutting short strips, and attaching each layer to the llama. You will continue alternating the colors until you get up near the neck. 

I used purple tissue paper as far up as I could go.  Then, I painted the face and head with some old purple paint.



Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations



Below are the PDF files you can print, cut out, and add to your llama pinata:

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Finally, apply the arrow page to the brown colored paper.  I used my sharpie to add the little mark on the lock (see third photo). 

I didn’t actually attach the saddle to my llama, as that is where I will be putting in all the candy.  I’m going to use my Loot Llama as table decor during the party. 

But, near the end of the party, I will attach a paperclip and twine to the llama and hang from the outdoor balcony.



Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations




Fortnite Pickaxe Harvesting Tool DIY (Fortnite Birthday Party Favors)

This was a Party Favorite!





Materials to Make a DIY Pickaxe:

  • plastic ninja nunchucks from The Dollar Store

  • sharpie marker

  • cutting blade or scissors

  • foam board

  • cardboard

  • duct tape

  • Elmer’s glue (or homemade paste)

  • toilet paper

  • paint brush

  • gray and black acrylic paint

  • twine

  • **COST: $7.00 for 14 plastic “handles” from The Dollar Store



Template for Fortnite DIY Pickaxe:


Below is the template to use to make the Fortnite Pickaxe.  Print this out on 8 1/2 x 11 white paper.  Cut it out, place onto a piece of large, white foam board or cardboard and trace as many times as you will need. 

You will need 2 traced pickaxe heads per pickaxe. Then, you can layer one piece of the pickaxe foamboard, your ninja handle, extra pieces of foam board and cardboard, and then the second pickaxe head. 

So you are making a pickaxe “sandwich” of sorts.  Layer them as thick as you want, then wrap it all with lots of duct tape so it will be secure on your handle.  Then, continue with the instructions below.


(PDF’s not working — just draw a similar image to the one below on a piece of paper)


Fortnite DIY Birthday Party Ideas and Decorations












First, I picked up 7 of these plastic ninja nunchucks, to use as pickaxe handles.  Then, using foam board and cardboard boxes, I traced a pickaxe head image onto both and cut out. 

Next, I layered several pieces of foam board and cardboard together and taped to the plastic handle using duct tape.  After that, I used toilet paper strips and glue paste to paper mache over the pickaxe. 

About two hours later, and once the paper had dried, I used gray paint for the front, back, and side of the pickaxe head to make it look like metal or stone. 

In the same way, let the gray paint dry overnight (see how I used the dog crate to hold up and separate the pickaxes for drying?).





The next morning, I put black paint on a paper plate and dipped a paper towel into it.  I used this to go around the edges of each pickaxe head and around the base where the head and handle connect. 

Next, use some twine to tie around the pickaxe head, so it looks like the twine is holding the pickaxe together.   As you can see, the point is to try and make some slightly sturdy, but soft, real-ish looking pickaxes so the kids can go crazy outside with them. 

I think we have accomplished this. : )



Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs – Outdoor Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas


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For this project, I used my Silhouette Cameo 3, with white vinyl for the letters. 




Materials to Make Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs:

  • black foam board

  • cutting blade or scissors

  • white, vinyl letters (printed on Cameo 3); You could also paint white letters or buy white sticky letters

  • skewers or thin sticks of some kind

  • duct tape

  • **COST:  Nothing.  I had all of these supplies on-hand.


To begin, cut a standard size piece of black foam board into four, even pieces.  And, make one of the ends into an arrow. 

Next, ask your kids to name some of their favorite Battle Royale Locations.  There are up to 20 locations. 

Once you have your list, go ahead and enter these into your Cameo software (using various fonts for each name), and print out on white vinyl. 

Then, place the white letters onto the black foam board.  The stickers will peel off easily onto the foam board.  You want to turn about half of your location names in one direction and half going in the other direction. 

After that, position a wood skewer on the back of your sign and tape into place with duct tape.  I placed my Fortnite location signs all around a tree we have in the backyard, near the kids’ fort.





Fortnite Bandages DIY – Fortnite Birthday Party Decorations


Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations


Bandages are a common consumable healing item in Fortnite Battle Royale.


Materials to Make Fortnite Bandages:

  • several rolls of white paper towels

  • double-sided tape

  • red construction paper and white copy paper

  • I was in a rush, so I downloaded this printable:  paper towel label

  • **Cost: $2.00 for paper towels, $2.95 download pdf


Print-out these labels, or make your own out of red and white paper.  Attach to a paper towel with double-sided tape.  Done!



These are going to look great as party props!


Fortnite Photo Booth Props DIY – Fortnite Birthday Party Favors and Decorations


Everyone loved using the Fortnite Props & Backdrop!







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Fortnite Battle Royale – The FORT – Outdoor Birthday Party Decorations


Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations Season 6


Materials to Make the Fort:


Find areas on your fort, treehouse, or building to place your camouflage netting for the best coverage from your opponents.



We also bought and used some recyclable Cardboard Box Forts that you can buy on (see below).



You could also cut open any large cardboard boxes you have and spray paint them to look camouflaged (black, brown, green) and get the same effect. 

We kept these forts upright by using wooden stakes and a heavy duty stapler.  You could also use duct tape and attach to the wooden stakes. 

Be sure to keep the forts dry and put them away after using for the party so they can be reused again for any nerf wars. 

Since they are cardboard they are lightweight and foldable, but if they get wet from being left out overnight it will ruin them. 

Remember to Reuse, Recycle, and Re-Love!


This was such a fun birthday party project to put together!  Stay tuned for more photos, parties, and tutorials!



Other Related Posts on Derby Lane Dreams:

Best Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget – with Party Planner & Checklist

Fortnite Gift Ideas and Toys for the Fortnite Lover

RoundUp Post of DIY Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas








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Lindsay Hawkins

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

I would love to know where you got the drop bags from four of the favors. Your post was so awesome!!

Jen | Derby Lane Dreams

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Hi Lindsay - and Thank You! So, I bought the plain blue gift bags at the Dollar Tree (2-pack). Then I went on to a vendor named Sarah Marie Kays Print Shop and downloaded the digital file for the drop bags. I was just looking at her shop and I don't think she has them listed anymore. But, I did see lots of other Etsy sellers with digital downloads like hers that are extremely similar. So, I would recommend you go on, in the search bar type in "Fortnite gift bags, or Fortnite favor bags" and there will be lots of vendors that will pop up and you can choose which one you like the best. The other thing you could do, if you are handy with either PicMonkey or Canva, is to create the rectangular crate image and put the words DROP across the front of it. Then print it out and attach to your bags with double-sided tape or glue. Good Luck with everything! Let me know how it goes! : ) Jennifer @derbylanedreams.

Cheyenne Morris

Sunday 30th of December 2018

Ur ideas and printables are awesome! I am having a Fortnite birthday party for my 12 year old on January 12th and I can’t wait to try out some of ur ideas! Thanks so much! And I will share pics after the party!

Jen | Derby Lane Dreams

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Hi Cheyenne, Thank you so much! Oh, that would be great -- I can't wait to see your photos! All the kids are going to love your party! It's going to be "EPIC!" : ) Thank you, Jennifer @derbylanedreams.


Thursday 13th of December 2018

I am almost ready for my Son’s Fortnite Battle Royale Birthday party with a Nerf war included! I made the Piñata and it came out adorable!!! I found another link that used a washer and small zip strips to form a hook to hang my piñata. I am going to be so sad to see the kids destroy the Loot Llama - well if they can! I made this thing probably a little to solid! Thanks for the great post. One thing I am struggling with is finding a place to make a cake. Where did you get yours?

Jen | Derby Lane Dreams

Friday 14th of December 2018

Hi Beth! Your party is going to be AWESOME! I ordered the Fortnite cake topper on I got a sheet cake from Publix and asked them to put grass (green icing) all over the top and sides. Then, you just place the cake topper right in the middle. It will fit best on a half sheet cake. I got 1/4 sheet cake and I had to trim down the cake topper.

Type in this text at the search bar and it should take you right to the cake topper I used:

Have a Blast!!! Jennifer @derbylanedreams


Thursday 8th of November 2018

What an awesome party you created for your son. Very talented lady indeed! On your party table there is a metal bucket with mini llama heads popping out from the candy..I absolutely love this idea! Just wondering if there is a link for printable mini llama?

Jen | Derby Lane Dreams

Friday 9th of November 2018

Hi Tracy! Thank you so much! Yes, those mini llama heads were so cute! They are actually cupcake toppers, but I used double-sided tape and stuck them onto flat suckers so they would stay up in the olive bucket. Any printables that I purchased for the Fortnite party were from here: . All of her printable downloads are very reasonably priced and she does excellent illustrations. I believe I went to her etsy store and purchased the Fortnite cupcake toppers. Hopefully she still has the same ones. If you don't see them, you can always message her and ask if it is still available.

I hope this helps! : ) Jennifer@derbylanedreams


Friday 26th of October 2018

Last night, I decided to do fortnite for trunk or treat at our church (as one of my sons was playing fortnite and it got me thinking), and then I started looking up ideas and found your blog. I printed out the templates and have 2 days to put something together, but most of it seems doable. I’m not crafty at all, but you made it easy! I’m excited to work on this over the next couple of days. Thanks for the Etsy links to get some of the labels. Big time saver to do that as opposed to making the jars and everything like I initially thought I’d have to do. And thank you for keeping it simple, cheap, and fun!

Jen | Derby Lane Dreams

Friday 26th of October 2018

Hi Mandy! Thanks for your kind comments! And, you are welcome! Yes, everything is definitely doable -- cheap, simple, and so fun to use! You will have no problem making any of these DIY items. We have some of the fortnite pickaxes left over from our fortnite party and my kids and their friends love to chase each other with them! (Okay, I may do that too, on occasion : ) I am excited for you! I had the best time making all this stuff, and the kids' reactions were priceless! So worth it! Have a great "Trunk or Treat" weekend! Jennifer @derbylanedreams