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How To Throw A Fortnite Birthday Party

Posted on February 23, 2022


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How To Throw A Fortnite Birthday Party (At Home)

Are you planning a birthday Battle Royale in 2022? Need fortnite party ideas? This is a birthday party that is sure to be a hit.

Made famous by Fortnite, "Battle Royale" is one of the hottest video game format right now. This game format has been made famous by Fortnite and PUBG.

Now many other video gaming franchises like Call of Duty and even Battlefield V are getting in on the act.

And why not?

The appeal of being the last gamer standing is addictive! Now you can rent some laser tag gear from Laser Tag in a Box to bring the hugely popular survival game, into the real world, and right into your backyard.

Get Early Access: Throw A "Fortnite Party" At Home

If you are a parent or teacher of a tween then you’ll know that Fortnite is a third-person shooter video game that has taken the youth of the world by storm.  

The hearts and minds and any spare time of most adolescents across Australia are now dedicated to playing the Battle Royale game to find out who will be the last gamer standing. 

A home Battle Royale Party will keep your little sharp-shooters entertained, And you as the organiser won't need to re-mortgage the house just to throw a fabulous party. 

Fortnite Theme & Fortnite Party Ideas DIY 

Create memories that last forever and a party that will really hit the mark with a Fortnite-themed party.

And you can do it yourself, at home.

Here are some terrific Fortnite party ideas you need to throw an epic party – from Battle Royale games / Fortnite Party Ideas to DIY decor and supply drop goodie bags! 

Mums and Dads can theme the games, decor, party favours, and rations! 

With a fun Fortnite theme you can throw a party they'll never forget, without breaking the budget. If you prepare the snacks and bake the cake at home, and run some do-it-yourself laser tag games then no excessive V-bucks will be needed. 

 It's a party that is right on target!

Where to Begin?

Book the package in our "Royale Tagger" series and your gamers can play over and over to see who is the last gamer standing!  

To get the true "Fortnite for Real" experience add in a "supply crate" to your rental.  


What is a Battle Royale?

General mayhem. Period. Battle Royale is a game of survival. It is a free-for-all fight. The royale in Battle Royale refers to the game’s intensity. Rather than to a regal connection.   The video game Battle Royale Fortnite launched late last year as a follow on from PUBG. It has quickly surged in popularity and nowadays dominates the world of teen gamers.

The game mechanics of the live version are inspired by the video game. In the video game the scenario starts with 100 players and the challenge is to survive long enough to emerge as the last gamer standing.

Gamers fly over a map in a bus. Yes a party bus! And then choose when to eject, hopefully landing away from other players. The at-home live action version might not have 100 players but the basic idea is the same.

All the gamers start in the middle and they have 30 seconds to get to a good start point. Because the batteries are long lasting you can play the Battle Royale mission over and over.


What a day, that was SPECTACULAR! The kids (and adults) had a ball. It was so convenient to have at home, the kids could jump in the pool between games and the rest of us could sit in the air con.


Count-Down To A Fantastic Fortnite Party

T-minus 4 weeks. Board The Battle Bus

The first step to a fun-filled Battle Royale inspired party is to send out party invites so your child and their buddies can “hop on the battle bus”. Choose a location and time and invite your child's friends to join the fun on the “island” also known as your backyard. 

Specify the time and date for the party-goers to “skydive” and glide into your rendezvous. 

If you choose your house or a nearby park to have the party this can be relatively inexpensive compared to family entertainment centres or theme parks. The other bonus is that your children just play with the kids they know. 

You can order customised invites from companies like Etsy, Amazon, or eBay, which often offer instant downloads that you then simply print yourself. You can also get loads of ideas from Pinterest. Or you can download a party invite template from us.



Brilliant! Best Party Ever! Everything was so organised and efficient. The kids (and adults) had so much fun, it was the easiest party to organise and the kids seriously didn't come near us. - Michelle, QLD


T-minus 3 weeks. Watch Out For The Encroaching Storm Let the Games Begin! 

Banish boring parties and book a laser tag rental so your little gamers can save the world, or at least your backyard. Plan to play fun games like “Battle Royale”. The kids can play in squads or solo. Just like in the video game the live version gradually forces the combatants into an ever-shrinking playing field.  

Because you rent for Saturday and get Sunday free, the fun can last as long as you like.  Invite the family over for Saturday for a BBQ, then host the birthday party on Sunday to have fun all weekend long. Or have the gamers go into the evening with a sleepover party!



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T-minus 2 weeks. Get Building! Create Your Own Spawn Island

Prepare your battlefield and decorate your party area with forts or boxes and ramps. Think Minecraft meets DIY battlefield. Okay, so while you might not really be able to build wooden ramps and buildings in the garden, you can deck it out with camo nets or camo bunting or inflatables

shop props

Laser Tag is high-tech "hide and seek" so the players will need some items to hide behind.

A good rule of thumb is that if you have 12 gamers playing at once then you need at least 12 things to hide behind.

Build a Battlefield in your Backyard

In preparing for the Battle Royale party your crew can “build a battlefield in your backyard”.

Okay, so while you might not really be able to build wooden ramps and buildings in the garden, but you can deck it out with camo nets or inflatables.

If you are printing out your own decorations or signs then use an army-style stencil font for the text, I've found that "Burbank Condensed" or "Luckiest Guy" (a Google font) work well.

Using signage that fits in with the Fortnite theme is effective at setting out the different areas of the house and backyard for eating, playing, etc. 

HINT: You might also want to add in a party pinata, such as a Llama Pinata. 

You might consider also making inviting the kids to wear costumes, just like their favourite skins in the video game. But be prepared, you might end up seeing a lot of Tomato Heads and Galactic Ninjas.


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T-minus 1 week. Get Early Access

No party is complete without party food and with a Fortnite theme, the options are endless. While professional catering can be expensive if you have a party at home you can save a lot. Be on the lookout for bargain buys for napkins, disposable cups, and plates. At Laser Tag in a Box, we also sell Camo Plate Sets. It makes the day of your event less stressful if you can prepare many items beforehand. Consider making, or buying, battle cupcakes a week before and freezing them until party day. Say you are inviting 16 kids, make 16 cupcakes and place them out in the shape of the birthday boy or girl's age. Then just simply get some cupcakes stickers for decorations, such as silhouettes or forts or troopers.

A two-tier made-to-order birthday cake can cost upwards of $200. So making your own can certainly save you. There is no harm in buying a cake mix or sponge slab cake from a store then decorating it. Llama Cakes are in. Voila! You have Fortnite fort cake. For your beverages, consider getting small and large potions, oh I mean "boost juices"!

Party Launch! Emote!

With the final arrangements in place, your little gamers will have a party to remember. 

This is your little munchkin’s big day. With their friends, being ninjas or outlanders, everyone will enjoy the sweet treats and fun laser games making it will be a birthday party they will never forget. 

During the party as well as playing the laser tag games you might want to consider running a dance challenge competition!

Floss like a boss! 

Get each gamer to strut their stuff – their best emote – whether it is the default Fortnite dance or flossing or even the “ride the pony” dance!  

At the end of the party consider also handing out themed loot bags. 

You can buy some gold chocolate coins for V-bucks. For a fun take-home memento how about some dog tags.  This is a great way to finish up your Fortnite-themed birthday party.

Supply Drops

Hungry gamers are going to what to get a supply drop of goodies like lollies, loot bags and birthday cake. 

Be sure to have lots of supplies on hand when planning out your Battle Royale Birthday Party.

To book your at-home Battle Royale Birthday Party give us a call or book online.

This free-for-all game is played using rental equipment from Laser Tag in a Box. The laser tag equipment is manufactured by Battlefield Sports. Here is their run-down on the Free For All Game. 

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Summing Up: Fortnite Party Ideas

We've run through some great do-it-yourself Fortnite birthday party ideas for boys and girls.

Get early access, call us today! 

A Fortnite Party is all about the gamers playing the awesome "Battle Royale" game. It's about avoiding getting deactivated, rather than trying to maximise your kill count. Just like in the video game make sure you have good cover when you are trying to take out your buddies! 

You can rent a laser tagger set that's inspired by Fortnite. Rental packs start at sets of 4 (2 vs 2) and go up from there. 

Research shows that Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular party themes for tweens & tweens. 

(Or if you have a teen or want an adult party, then visit our sister "Battlefield LIVE rentals" website.) 

With Laser Tag in a Box, you can run your own Fortnite party at home!

Don't forget to have fun and have your smartphone close by. That way you can capture all your #instawow moments! 

What other DIY Fortnite party ideas do you have?

Leave a comment in our Laser Tag in a Box Game-Runners Facebook Group and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Top Notch Fun for All

I was dreading the birthday party for our 9 year old. What to do with a group of boys for three hours? Laser Tag in a Box was easy, quick to set up, and top-notch fun for all. The kids dressed up in camo gear and just ran and ran. They all loved it and now our 10 year old can't wait to have a birthday party so that we can do it all again.
Alison, Bourke NSW


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