party games for 11 year olds

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5moreminutes Fri 17-Feb-17 10:07:39

dwdoodles a cinema / bowling with pizza or similar trip sounds much safer for your situation just in case not many turn up or the atmosphere is a bit awkward if she doesn't really know anyone well.

5moreminutes Fri 17-Feb-17 10:05:20

shock maximum ! Why did no zombie thread alert pop up I wonder? I didn't notice blush

5moreminutes Fri 17-Feb-17 10:03:47

Wink murder?

Who/what am I? (Sticker/ post it on forehead with name of celebrity / historical figure / animal born whatever, nobody sees their own and everyone asks yes/ no questions to work out who/ what they are)

Long complex treasure hunt with clues and riddles around your neighbourhood. These were very popular for girls' nineth and tenth birthdays around us, and one ended in a graveyard where the mum and older sisters had dressed as ghosts of long ago (19th century, nobody anyone was still mourning) relatives of the family whose grave the treasure hunt ended at shock

DD planned her own 10th birthday party, including writing out clues for various complex games.

Maximummonkey Fri 17-Feb-17 09:55:54

Just realised this thread was started seven years ago! The child in question will be 18 now!

Maximummonkey Fri 17-Feb-17 09:54:33

Take a look on you tube for 'minute to win it' games. We have played many of these games with all ages. Some are great fun.

TeenAndTween Fri 17-Feb-17 09:46:43

dwdoodles I'd be tempted to do an activity such as ten pin bowling or cinema or ice-skating. She only needs to invite 2-5 others, and you can do activity followed by food. If only 1 person accepts you still have a celebration. The shared activity helps focus conversation too.

dwdoodles Tue 10-Jan-17 13:14:51

looking for ideas for a 12 yr old girls birthday. She is in our foster care for a short time only and does not have many friends at school as only a short term placement.


AnnaTomical Mon 29-Mar-10 20:31:29

something from left field, my dd did a children's theatre party play for her 9th.
her and her mates acted out a play called Princess and the Pea Soup which they rehearsed, built a set (sort of) and performed in front of the parents.
it was a real blast...and less than a tenner!

tassisssss Sat 20-Mar-10 15:00:11

cereal box game

kids sit in a circle and take turns to pick up box with their teeth without puting hands/knees on ground

then tear box down so it's smaller and repeat

keep reducing the size of the box until it's little more than a rectangle of card.

greenfanta Wed 17-Mar-10 22:22:37

wow! good suggestions!
what is cereal box game?
further suggestions welcome!
there have been suggestions from the girls already of toilet roll dress designing, eating a hanging do-nut, watery sack race and something with a bowl of "sick" which the bush tucker trial may solve.

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PandaG Wed 17-Mar-10 21:58:03

up and down game

2 teams, 2 balls of string with a key or similar attached

race to get string up and down clothes - so start passing string up under top layer of clothes from ankle to neck, next team player from neck to ankle, and so on

fastest team wins

QOD Wed 17-Mar-10 21:36:24

I;m a celebrity bush tucker trial - shot glasses with cold veg soup with a jelly bug in it, they can shout out or go for it

that was one of the courses at my dd's 11th birthday party!

snice Wed 17-Mar-10 21:33:24

We play the afte eight game with ritz crackers!

There's the game where you have to move smarties from one plate to another by sucking them up with a straw-winner does the most in a minute

tassisssss Wed 17-Mar-10 21:26:13

if you do Panda's after 8 game you need to get them to try and turn the after 8 wrapper inside out without it ripping

if it's warm enough to go outside, we've had success with team games involving water outside with kids this age - obstacle course type thing involoving trasfering water from one end of the garden to the other.

or could you borrow a parachute? I do a weekly school kids club with mostly 11 year olds and they LOVE parachute games

PandaG Wed 17-Mar-10 21:21:00

after 8 race

split into 2 teams

one of each team sit on a chair, with head tilted back

put after 8 on forehead - idea is to wriggle and tip the choc from the forehead to the mouth down the face, without using your hands

once first person in the team has done it, next person in team sits down and carries on

adult helper can replace choc if it falls off

we did this at my 10 yos birthday and it went down very well!

tassisssss Wed 17-Mar-10 21:19:17

do you know the cereal box game?

the roll a six and eat mars bars with cutlery game?

design a b'day cake in groups using only newspaper/spaghetti and sellotape?

was going to suggest the newspaper game

wink murder

liliputlady Wed 17-Mar-10 21:16:19

Would your daughter enjoy researching and planning the games herself?

Off hand there's pass the parcel with silly forfeits, apple bobbing, bingo, the chocolate game (kids in circle taking in turns to throw a dice. Person who gets a 6 has to dress up in silly hat, glasses whatever and cut a piece of choc from a big bar in the middle before next person to throw a 6 takes over) A treasure/scavenger hunt for in the garden? A quiz with rounds -music/tv/food/celebs etc.

I'd have a lucky dip with prizes from Claires.

Idontknowhowtohelpher Wed 17-Mar-10 00:29:16

The mummy game? Put them in pairs with lots of cheap loo rolls and watch them wrap one of each couple up. Or give them a pile of newspaper and some cheap masking tape and get them to design "fashion outfits" - you can do a catwalk at the end which can be very funny.

greenfanta Tue 16-Mar-10 23:00:31

eldest d wants fun party with lots of silly games to keep them busy. any ideas suitable for indoors or out. for mid april? approx 10 girls.

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