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If you are here, I’m guessing you know a little something about Fortnite.  In a nutshell, Fortnite is an apocalyptic survival video game that pits players against 99 others in a fight for survival.  No wonder our kids love it!  I’m going to give you some fun and easy Fortnite Birthday Party ideas and show you how to make Fortnite party decorations yourself using items you have at home or that you can buy at The Dollar Store.

 

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My Boys will definitely want this!

 

My sons spend hours each week, fighting to the finish in Fortnite Battle Royale.  When I asked about what to do for their upcoming birthday party, there was no hesitation.  Fortnite Battle Royale.  Where can I find all the supplies for a Fortnite Birthday Party?  There’s not much available yet for this specific theme.  Oh well, good thing I planned early this year.

 

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I’ve done lots of digging on Pinterest and come up with some pretty cool DIY projects that won’t break the bank.

I am Happy to help you get ready for your Fortnite Party!  I have had lots of emails, asking specific questions about how to make some of the Fortnite party items.  So, please comment below or send me an email and I will do my best to help you and your kids have an Amazing Fortnite Birthday Party!

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You can also find lots of cheap camouflage items, dog tags, foam pickaxes, and army-type products at Party City Birthday Supplies.

 

Fortnite V-Bucks (short for Vindertech Bucks or Vinderbucks)

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.  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.

If you are new to the game of Fortnite, click here for Basic Tips and Best Landing Spots.


Fortnite Chug Jug Labels

Materials to Make Chug Jugs:

  • Sprite Cans
  • printer
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape
  • Chug Jug Labels:  Etsy Seller Printables
  • **Cost:  approx $5.00

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.

Here is a great article and video about the Fortnite Battle Royale Rocket Launch!

Fortnite Photo and Party Backdrop

 

Materials to Make a Fortnite Photo Backdrop:

  • Fortnite Letters on Green background (PDF file)
  • 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 from your family and friends that hunt.)

 

 

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Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata DIY

First, the boys requested the Fortnite Loot Llama Pinata.  But, there were not many affordable choices on Amazon or Etsy so I decided to make one.

**Update:  It took about 40-45 Hard Hits before the Loot Llama was destroyed!  So, everyone got several hits!

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)
  • 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 quickly, 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.

Fortnite Loot Llama Template (pdf)

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.

Getting Started – Fortnite Birthday Party Loot Llama Decor and 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.

I’ve Gotcha Covered

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, and add to your llama pinata:

 

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

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Fortnite Pickaxe Harvesting Tool DIY

**This was the FAVORITE at the party — AND was Super Cheap to make!

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

 

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. : )

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Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs

Fortnite Battle Royale Location Signs

Note:  For this project, I used my Silhouette Cameo 3, with white vinyl for the letters.  This is probably one of my favorite projects to make.  : )

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 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

**UPDATE:  The kids AND adults LOVED using the props and backdrop!

Materials to Make Photo Booth Props:

  • white foam board
  • scissors
  • tape or duct tape
  • wood skewers
  • white cardstock
  • printer
  • buy download here:  photo booth printables
  • **COST:  $6.95 for pdf download 

Print out on white cardstock, cut out a small piece of white foam board, and attach a wood skewer to both with some strong tape.  You are now ready for group photos!

Fortnight Battle Royale Photo booth props

 

Fortnite Battle Royale – The FORT

Materials to Make the Fort:

  • lots of Camouflage Netting
  • twine or thick string
  • black foamboard and white letters for the signs
  • duct tape

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 Amazon.com (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:  Reuse, Recycle, Re-Love!

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

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11 Comments on Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas and DIY Decorations

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    Great blog post by the way – congrats! Just wanted to share another idea my husband found online a couple of months or so ago while shopping for gift ideas for my 14-year old Fortnite addict son – it turned out unbelievable! It was a Fortnite inspired personalized Bobblehead from MyCustomBobblehead.com You could find them here: MyCustomBobblehead.com/search?q=fortnite They customized the Fortnite bobblehead with my son’s face based on a picture I sent them. The resemblance is so realistic that my husband and I couldn’t believe it. Just thought it’d be cool to share the joy – Cheers! – Susie

  2. I do not have a creative bone in my body so when I came across your website, I felt like I hit the lottery jackpot! I had 2 weeks to put together a Fortnite birthday party for my son and did not know where and how to start. You had EVERYTHING already laid out with links to Amazon and you made it extremely easy for a fail-proof EPIC birthday celebration. Hands down, if anyone follows your very detailed step by step creative fortnite projects, everyone will have an EPIC, memorable birthday party. Thank you so much for your quick responses to all my questions and thank you so much for your support the last 2 weeks. You are amazing and I look forward to see what other birthday ideas you have in the future. All the work my husband I put in for the fortnite birthday party was well worth it with all the little details to make it EPIC. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

    • Hi Dee – Thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled that you liked my post and I’m really happy that you could use the info to make your son’s Fortnite birthday party such an exciting and memorable event! I am sure he and all the kids at the party appreciated your hard work and attention to the EPIC details! : ) Way to go!!!

  3. About how big was the Llama piñata?? Id like to make it and used your printables, but couldn’t find any measurements in regards to llama size. Help!
    Thanks
    Tiffany M

    • Hi Tiffany — I added the Loot Llama template. Just print out, tape them together, and place them on a flat piece of cardboard to trace, then cut out.

      Hope you have a fantastic party!!!

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