Birthday Ideas for 11-Year-old Daughter

Updated on October 30, 2009
D.Y. asks from Dallas, TX
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My daughter wants her party to be at home. There will be approximately 15 children, both boys and girls. Please give suggestions for entertainment, games, anything you have. I have no idea.

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When my son was about that age, we let them make their own ice cream sundaes. We set out about 6 flavors of Bluebell, whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, ice cream scoopers etc. They lOVED it! We didn't have that many kids, though -- just about 8.

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A mystery party! We did this when our daughter turned 10 and everyone loved it. It was the talk of 4th grade for weeks after. They would still walk around calling each other by their character. I was surprised how well they took to their character also.
Here is the website that we used. If you search the web, there are some others.

Have fun!!!

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My daughter turned 11 last weekend and we did a mystery party for her. They divided into teams, and tried to solve a mystery - where one clue led to the next. Some of the clues involved doing some detective work and suspects (other parents) such as an unsigned letter (they had to figure out whose handwriting it was. I had some handwriting samples for them to use to compare.)

Scavenger Hunts and Backwards Parties are also fun. There are lots of ideas online for those sorts of parties. Good luck!

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My husband owns 1st Class DJ Service. He has done several birthday parties this year for ages 7 to 60 for mamasource members. He is $175 per hour for mamasource members and that comes with a customized approved songlist, lights, goody bags, and of course 1st class service. You can contact him at ###-###-#### to check his availability and schedule a meeting.

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Sno-Man Mania!

Preteens love our sno-balls fights! Nothing better than running around in Texas and hitting your friends with snow!

Parties start at just $75 and they get a shaved ice at the end. Too fun!

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When my daughter was 11 we did a limo party. She did not have boys at that party though.

We had a limo pick everyone up at their home, drive around town, some back to our house for pizza, cake, crafts, movies, sleepover.

At 12 we did the same thing except with a smaller group of girls and the limo took them to the Marriott at the Shops of Legacy. I had a suite rented, the girls had 1 room, I had the living area. We walked around Shops of Legacy, had dinner at Nicola's, came back to hotel, did some swimming, back to room and movies with a late night snack from room service. The next morning I had juice, milk, donuts for breakfast before they left by 10.

Enjoy! They grow up TOO fast. My daughter turns 15 this year!

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Good morning, D.,
You've had some excellent suggestions so far. At 11, I'm sure your daughter has some ideas of what she likes.
Games of any kind are great for kids of this age, anything that gets them involved, even old fashioned charades is good, even musical chairs can be fun. Be sure to have some small prizes for the winners. You don't say when her birthday is, but if it's soon, you could have a costume party. Most kids love to dress up.
Whatever you do, be sure to include your daughter in the planning and ask a few other parents to help you during the party, so you don't get overloaded.
Good luck and have fun with the party.
B. G. (mother of 8, grandmother of 4)



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My husband and I are professional clowns living in Anna. We offer facepainting, balloon sculptures, comedy magic shows,Glitter Art Tattoos,friendship bracelets, along with fun interaction and games. We've entertained at birthday parties and large events like the Plano Balloon Festival.

I know that some children may feel that they are too old for a clown, but we can also entertain as "Happy Humans". Children also love the Glitter Art Tattoos. Some feel they are too old for facepainting so the Tattoos are a great alternative, especially since they last 5-7 days.

Our prices are very reasonable (we have four great kids of our own so we know how expensive things can get)and we do our best to work within a person's budget.

Please feel free to take a look at our website at for samples of our work.

Give us a call at ###-###-#### if you have any questions at all.

Hope you have a great party whatever you decide to do.

Hope to hear from you,
K. Schmidt
Bubbles the Clown
Bubbles and Wowza, LLC



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I am a great balloon artist and face painter ,the kids would love both of those also we could do some fun games with the kids .I also have a cotton candy machine and a snow -cone machine .contact T. or Razzle Dazzle the Clown at

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