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Ready, Aim... Fun! How To Throw a Fortnite Themed Birthday Party

Here's a birthday party that is sure to be a hit. If you a parent or teacher of a tween or teen or even a college student then you’ll know that Fortnite is a third-person shooter video game that has taken the youth of the western 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 LIVE party will keep your little sharp shooters entertained and ensure that parents don't need to re-mortgage the house just to throw a fabulous party.

Create memories that last forever and a party that will really hit the mark with a Fortnite themed party.
Mums and Dads can theme the games, decor, party favours, and rations!
With a fun Fortnite theme, and if you prepare the snacks and bake the cake yourself, and run do-it-yourself laser games then you can throw a party they’ll never forget without breaking the budget.

Right on Target!

Count-Down To A Fantastic Fortnite Themed 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 “sky dive” and glide into your rendezvous. If you choose your house or a near-by 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.

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 LIVE”. 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.

Book the “Battle Royale” rental pack and your gamers can play over and over to see who is the last gamer standing! Say if you have 20 kids invited but have rented a 10 pack you can play in a round-robin format, just like an Alpha Tournament in the video game.
Add a "game box" and a couple of “medic boxes” to your rental and use it play the game “Capture & Hold”. Laser tag games are suitable for boys and girls aged 5 years and up. The most popular age is 10. They say invite the same number of kids as the child's age, so renting a 10 pack is perfect. So you get 5 on the red team and 5 on the blue team. Mind you because you rent for Saturday and get Sunday free, the fun can last as long as you like. Of course you can invite more than 10 kids and just play a round-robin, so everyone gets a turn.  The good news is that the force is strong with all your party-goers!

T-minus 2 weeks. Enlist Your Gamers Into Spawn Island

Prepare your battlefield and decorate your party area with forts or boxes and ramps. Think Mindcraft 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 inflatables.
Basically, what they are doing 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 10 gamers playing at once then you need at least 10 things to hide behind.

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 Tomatoed Heads and Galactic Ninjas.

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 the party at home you can save a lot. Be on the look-out 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.

A two-tier made-to-order birthday cakes 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. Voila! You have Fortnite fort cake.  Consider getting small and large potions, oh I mean juice!


Party Launch! Emote!

With the final arrangements in place your little gamers will have a party to remember. Don’t forget to have fun on the big day. 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! Get each gamer 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. This is a great way to finish up your Fortnite themed birthday party.


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