Fun ideas, themes, party games and activities for eleven year old birthday parties. Includes our 11 top picks for birthday party themes that kids love. Also see our tween party ideas page for preteen party ideas for 10, 11 and 12 year olds. Unique ideas that will make the eleventh birthday party extra special.
Our top 11 birthday party theme picks are:
1. Art Party
2. Spa Party
3. Beach Party
4. Neon Party
8. Animal Shelter (charity party)
10. Dance Party
11. Fear Factor
Each theme has fun ideas for invitations, decorations, games, activities, icebreakers, party favors and goody bags.
Tween / Preteen Party Games
11 year old Party Games - the best party games for eleven year olds! Fun group games that will have everyone having fun and participating. Great for team work and getting to know new friends. A little more grown up then the typical birthday party games. Choose one or print out all of them to have for the party.
Mystery Dinner Game
The Mystery Dinner Game is a fun way to serve dinner or snacks for the party. All food is kept secret and guests are given a cryptic menu that lists the dinner items as puzzles. Guests don't know what they have ordered until it arrives. They get to order 3 times and by the third time all the kids have figured out what the items are and can order knowing what they will receive.
This is a fun way for kids to get to know each other and talk with the kids sitting next to them as they try and figure out what to order. The game includes a sample menu, but any food items can be substituted depending on what food will be served.
You'll need waiters / waitresses for this game that will take the orders, collect the menus and serve the food. Get help from older children or adults that aren't a guest of the party.
Complete set up, directions and free menu to print out are on the Mystery Dinner Game page.
Mall Scavenger Hunts
Mall Scavenger Hunts Lots of fun and a great party activity for 11 year old boy or girl! There are 8 different Mall Scavenger Hunts and all include a free printable item list for the ones that require a list. Print out the free list and divide the group into 2 or more teams. Most of the Mall Scavenger Hunts listed will not use any money to play. They can be easily played by taking pictures of the items that the teams find in the mall.
The Freebie Shopping Spree has a great list of over 40 items that can be collected free at any mall. This is a fun mall scavenger hunt and will create great memories for the birthday group! Under the Mall Scavenger Hunt page you will find complete directions, set up and instructions on how to play all 8 of them! Give the teams an hour to find their items and then set up a meeting spot at a restaurant inside the mall to meet and compare item lists and choose a winning team!
Mall Scavenger Hunts include:
Shopping Spree - over 40 items to find free in the mall!
a 2 z - A fun list of items from each letter of the alphabet.
Informational - players search for questions about the mall (how many stairs to the top floor? How many elevators? How many shoe stores?) This requires a little pre planning before the party so you can gather questions (and the answers!) about your local mall.
One Color - Choose a color for each team or choose one color for all the teams! Players try to find as many items as they can in that 1 color (one item per store!)
Ultimate Mall Hunt
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun for eleven year old boys and girls . The Scavenger Hunt page contains many different ways to play a scavenger hunt. Free lists are available to print out also. Scavenger hunt ideas and free lists to print out!
15 of the BEST Minute to Win It Games!
Easy to play and all use household inexpensive items. Perfect for large or small parties.
Tween Minute to Win It Games Fast paced games that only take a minute to play! Set up stations and rotate teams between the stations or for smaller groups play the games together as a group and take the best times from each round.
Tween Party Ideas for 11 year old boys and girls
Tween Party Ideas - 10, 11 and 12 year olds - more fun party ideas for 11 year old tweens! Preteen ideas that will make a great party where everyone will have fun!
Outdoor and Backyard Games
Over 120 of our favorite outdoor / backyard games including:
Squirt Gun Games
Pool Noodle Games (no pool required!)
Beach Ball Games
Hula Hoop Games
and many more!
If your party will be outside in the backyard or park these games are perfect! Pick up some inexpensive hula hoops, beach balls, pool noodles and water baloons at the dollar store and use them in all of the outdoor games. Let the kids take home the pool noodles and beach balls for party favors!
Sleepover and Slumber Party
If the 11th birthday party includes a sleepover check out our Sleepover and Slumber Party guide! Full of great games, activities and fun ideas to make a sleepover really special! Also includes free truth or dares (rated G) and great spa recipes that you can make at home!
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