11 year old birthday party ideas for girls and boys

Margaret - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 163 moms have responded )

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My daughter's 11th birthday is coming up and I am having her party at home. Any ideas or suggestions, for games/themes to keep this age group occupied and happy at the party?

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Deana - posted on 01/13/2014

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Well my daughter is 11 so I will have her take over from here
Hi I am 11 and I can help with part ideas
If it is in summer and u have a pool have a pool party
Slumber parties are mainly what we do if u didn't know we don't show much interest in mom all up in it business it's ok to b around just b chill and normal a lot of times where I'm from a lot of my friends rent a gym for 2 hours and have a huge party it's a little expensive but really fun if ur up for it. At our age most of us like a lot of people so try not to number ur guests unless u r on a budget

Megan - posted on 12/23/2013

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HOme parties are the best! I am a big fan of inexpensive home parties with lots of silly games, relay races, scavenger hunts... these are the celebrations kids remember for years. Let them decorate cupcakes, have each child make paper airplane and color decorate it, then have an airplane flying contest.. whose flies farthest, nicest design, or put out a laundry basket and see if they can land their airplane in the basket.
My niece has this incrediball toy that every single kid at their party LOVED http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OLZ... but if you get it get a pump to blow it up too.

Ava - posted on 11/19/2013

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well i had a spa birthday last year it was great! you can go to lush and get like five people come or something like that it was so cool

Molly - posted on 11/18/2013

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PLEASE!!! I am sharing a birthday with my twin bro and we need a good theme for our BIG birthday... got any ideas?

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2013

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Or just go to a restaurant like a buffet place that's what I did last year

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2013

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Hi I'm having my 11th birthday party in 5 days and I still have not got any ideas help me PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2013

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Well you could have a slumber party were they do face mask nails and all that type of stuff and watch a movie with some pizza

Kylie - posted on 11/02/2013

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Set up an ice cream buffet where they decorate their ice cream scoop with different sweet.

Agnes - posted on 10/13/2013

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Wow, my daughter's birthday is on november 20th, and I'm looking for some ideas..... She's turning 10. Any ideas anyone??

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2013

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Beach ball volley ball, More than acquantances who knows the birthday girl the best - with questions prearranged and the kids stand in the line if you get the answer right then you move the end of the line you get it wrong your out. Last one standing wins!
Make your own pizzas, decorate cookies/ candy table ;)
Scavenger hunt around the house/ yard with things you've hidden they will want to find, like nail polish, glitter/ nail files, squeezy balls/ braclets,
Have fun!!

Zombie - posted on 09/30/2013

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Hi Margaret,

My daughter's 10th bday is in 2 weeks (mid-Oct) and we are having her party at home as well. We also have more boys coming than girls (all aged 7-14). Here are some of the ideas we're going with (we're on a super limited budget). Maybe some will work for your party, too.

Costume party - our party is 2 weeks before Halloween so it's a great time to 'test drive' costumes. A costume party in January could be a great way to reuse Halloween's costumes and have a break from the winter 'blahs'. One idea is a 'Create your Own Superhero' theme where the kids can get creative and make up a superhero of their own design, with powers, weaknesses, and their 'nemesis'.
Because our funds are limited, in lieu of a cake, we're doing a 'decorate your own' cupcake table, where the kids can choose their icing, and sprinkles (like chopped up gummies, mini m&ms, etc). One cupcake will have a candle for her to blow out, and the rest will be 'free-for-all', so to speak.
Our place is small, so for entertainment, we'll have a playlist going on the family computer for music. My daughter and I will create her playlist ahead of time and have it playing during the party.
For party favors, I bought foam skull shapes at Michael's and peel and stick magnets. The kids can design and decorate their own sugar skull fridge magnet to take home (the sugar skull works at this time of year).

Plan early - If your daughter likes motifs that are related to Halloween (like Monster High, pirates, etc), shop the clearance sales at Michaels and store it for Jan.

Gaming - NOT video games, but twister, board games, charades, Pictionary, etc.

Hope this helps, and have a great party!

Mari - posted on 09/30/2013

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Thanks Mindy but my daughter's birthday's in January I leave in New Mersey. It's cold at the time for a trampoline!! Any one else with ideas I'm open to suggestions thank you everyone!!.. best regards..

Mindy - posted on 09/30/2013

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you could have a trampoline party... people almost all ages love to bounce

Mari - posted on 09/28/2013

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My daughter's turning 11 years old and I don't have an idea of what type of party please help

Tara - posted on 09/21/2013

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We had a dress up fashion show for my daughter's b-day. I found a bunch of dresses & shoes.( mostly my old ones or thrift stores have tons.) Cheap gaudy accessories. We did hair & make-up. Then they all got and show off like runway models. They loved it.

Morgen - posted on 09/20/2013

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Hi I'm having my 11th b'day party in a month or 2 and I don't know what to do can you please help me.

Birthday - posted on 09/12/2013

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Is here bday close to Halloween? How about a sort of spooky themed party with bats, pumpkin lanterns and stuff like that. Here's a party I liked http://birthdayplanet.net/parties/show/3...

Or you can throw a monkey themed party. Get a monkey pinata for boys and girls can make their own jungle jewelry. And banana peel chellenge (my younger loved it!) - it's messy, but so fun. Ask kids to peel a banana without using hands. There are a few more ideas here: http://birthdayplanet.net/parties/show/3...

Brooke - posted on 09/09/2013

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My daughter is turning 11 what are some fun games to play for all ages i don't want anyone to sit out any ideas?

Bev - posted on 08/11/2013

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Does she like gardening or nature? My kid and her friends flipped over growing pet TickleMe Plants at her party. The TickleMe Plant acts like it is being Tickled when you Tickle It! The leaves fold together like magic when Tickled!
See video. It is a winner and easy to grow in the TickleMe Plant Greenhouse or party favor.
http://www.ticklemeplant.com

Kiah - posted on 08/10/2013

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I'm turning 11 on the 27 but my party is the 24 of august. But I don't have a theme yet i need it soon! PLEASE HELP!!!

Alexandrian - posted on 08/06/2013

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My daughter is turning 11 this year she acts like a teenager I don't know what themes to get for her ,any suggestions?

Lani - posted on 07/20/2013

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What do they love to do? Make that the theme. Help them plan it and have a ball!

Brooke - posted on 07/20/2013

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Well, my daughter is having zebra stripes and mustaches, because that's what is in now. Also we are tie dying tee-shirts or pillow cases! Since its summer, we decided outside activities; Water Balloon Fight, Water Slide or anything wet.


Well I hope that gave some idea.

Samantha - posted on 07/12/2013

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11 year olds would prefer lots of chit chatting and very few structures activities. So, plan fewer games and more of a tea time where the girls and sit down, have some snacks and tea, and gossip till they want. For 11 year olds, a hit and smash piñata is an awesome activity. Also, have some dance sessions, makeup sessions, tattoo making, cupcake decoration, tote bag designing, etc.

Kathren - posted on 06/16/2013

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Try a camping or Carnivale party. Or a Top 11 birthday where the birthday girl/boy
get to choose their favorite 11 things to do and eat.

Cathrine - posted on 05/25/2013

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its my 11 bday party in a few months and I'm thinking:
pool party with a sleepover for close friends
80's themed party
funky hat party
fancy dress party
so you got lots of ideas have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and don't forget include your daughter/son!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bev - posted on 05/19/2013

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Have you ever seen a plant move and you Tickle It?
See the TickleMe Plant in action. Best bet is the TickleMe Plant Party Favors

http://www.ticklemeplant.com The packaging is not gender based like many other products and nature rules!

Leigh - posted on 05/14/2013

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i just had my daughters and her friends and her loved the theme murder mystery dinner party. if their more like a ruff dirty kinda gal they might like the ideas of laser tag or paintball.

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The best way to keep your guests busy is to plan some fun activities and games but they must be relevant to your party theme. However, there are some conventional party games that kids love playing and could be easily twisted to match the theme of your celebrations. Some of them are pin the tail on the donkey, a hit and smash piñata, pass the hot potato, etc. For girls above 11, you may have a dress up activity, a face painting, tattoo, hairdo, cupcake decoration, and many other age-specific crafts.

Alyna - posted on 05/05/2013

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My eleventh bday party is coming up and I have some ideas for example: a cupcake bar (to design ur own cupcakes)
a pool party
a spa party
a sleepover party
a glow in the dark party
a rocker girl party
a 80s or 90s party

Joanne - posted on 04/21/2013

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my b day is in a few days and i have no idea what to do because i have nothing to do have any ideas?

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2013

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Well every one could go there and maybe do like karaoke and beading and some chips and pop and if in the summer you can have a fire in ur back yard or at the river and then you can buy face masks and get some movies and they can just "chill"

Molly - posted on 02/10/2013

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Well my 11nth b-day is next month. And I have quite a lot of ideas:

PARTY IDEAS:

For a couple people:
-Chocolate tea
-Hotel
-Nice dinner, benehanas?
-Go to the beach for a day

For some more people:
-Funarium
-Swenson’s
-Baking party, make mini cakes; smores; cupcakes; etc.
-Bouncy house
-Small pool party, the hamster ball?
-Scavenger hunt. Put clues around places
-Bowling
-Water fight
-Some one kidnapped

For lots of people:
-Pool party, the hamster ball?
-Copy a reality TV show like, Survivor,
-Copy a TV show like, minute to win it, etc.
-Water fight
-A mystery party
-Space themed
-Art themed
-Where’s Waldo themed
-Book themed
-Disney channel themed; with different TV show on it

Marcy - posted on 01/29/2010

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My daughter also turns 11 this weekend... and bowling party for us as well! :D Although getting to the bowling idea was quite difficult. We searched for months filtering different 11 year old birthday party ideas for girls... from spa to hawaiian luau to skating etc. My older daughter is turning 13 in April and her first party with boys. She had decided to do a 70's disco party. Everyone will dress up in 70's attire and we will mix in 70's music along with today's current hits, for an activity my daughter wants to make disco balls for everyone to take home. Then after the boys go home the girls are all sleeping over. We have Abba Sing Star and will be watching Staying Alive. :D Good Luck and remember to just have fun!

Shirone - posted on 01/23/2010

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I was just going to ask kinda the same thing about 11 year old birthday party ideas for girls. Glory and Sandy gave me a couple of good ideas. my daughter's party is this weekend n I still wasn't sure what they were going to actually do...but like Sandy said "just let them hang out" ... with a few ideas of course is good. I got the main idea from my sisters...which is to have it at a hotel. Though they can't swim cause the place doesn't have an indoor pool. they can do the dancing/karaoke thing, let the do each others nails hair n make up, buy some pizza, watch movies n eat popcorn, n of course CAKE!! I think they will have a great time! U should do it too...^_^//





sorry...forgot to add. my daughter will be turning 11.

and I am in ♥ with priceline.com I got a $85 (per night not including taxes etc) 4 star hotel for that night for $57 incl. taxes n everything.

Margaret - posted on 01/22/2010

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My 11 year old's birthday party is for both Girls and Boys, we did the spa party last year because we only invited girls. We were thinking of a mystery party, Clue has a new "Murder Mystery" series of games we were thinking of picking up. Not sure what other things to add to the theme though.

Sandy - posted on 01/21/2010

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For my younger daughter, we did a Karaoke party one year. It was a hit! I bought poster board and cut them into mini signs and put out a bunch of markers. That way, the kids who aren't comfortable doing karaoke can make signs for the singers (for instance, "You're the next American Idol!). That kept them occupied for a while. I also made them all cds with all of the current popular songs and let them decorate the cd cases as an activity.



For my 11 year old girl's birthday party, I took her and 3-4 friends to the mall, gave them each a little cash and let them walk around by themselves (in a specified area and they weren't allowed to separate). They thought this was great and I was at the mall, just not following them around. We got our nails done, went to a movie and then went home for a sleepover. If you don't want to pay for the movie and nails, you could do make-overs at the house and do mani/pedi's for the girls. Are there going to be boys there? That part confused me a little...



I've found that girls this age mostly want to shop and just hang out, as opposed to having everything planned. Hope this helps with 11 year old birthday party ideas for girls!

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