Oscar turned 10 back in February. Every year since he was three he has had a big party with 20-30 friends but as he is getting older now he chose to do something smaller with a few friends. He toyed between Putt Shack, going to see a show at the theatre and go karting but finally asked if he could have a muddy boots sleepover instead. We had never had a sleepover here before for him and his friends and I wasn’t sure as I knew there would be little sleep involved!
We finally agreed and Oscar chose that he wanted a Fortnite themed party and birthday cake. I looked online for some ideas, Instagram and Pinterest were great for this! I found printables for water bottles and went on Amazon.com rather than .uk which had a much larger range of Fortnite party accessories and I had them shipped here. I managed to find a cardboard drop box and then added a giant yellow balloon to it, mini pinata llamas and squishy boogie bombs.
When Oscar decided he wanted a sleepover I contacted Dee at Muddy Boots Sleepovers who has a variety of different themed sleepover packages. They come and set up luxury teepees for each child and decorate too. You can purchase party bags from them and balloon clouds as well at an extra cost. For the four teepees with the Fortnite theme for one night was £198. Extra teepees are £44 each. Set up and the tidy up the next day was really quick and professional and we will using them again 100%!
Etsy was also great for picking up bits and pieces. I ordered each of the boys a Fortnite personalised water bottle and a bag for all their bits and pieces.
I got them each a Fortnite Llama cuddly toy from Smyths and Playstation pyjamas from Next.
One of my friends Cathy makes the most wonderful biscuits and made some lovely V-Bucks in individual bags for the boys, for their midnight feast. You can find her on instagram HERE.
Nonna Mariangela made Oscar an amazing Fortnite cake with hand crafted decorations on top. She is just amazing, if you send her a photo of a cake to make she will make it and make it better than the original! You can find her on instagram HERE.
When the boys arrived they loved the set up and we ordered Domino’s for them for dinner and then they got into their pyjamas to watch a film complete with pic ‘n’ mix and popcorn, played snooker and then chatted well into the early hours before crashing out. Everyone had a lovely time and Oscar was so pleased with his party. Needless to say I was shattered the following day as was a very moody Oscar but nothing an early night didn’t sort.