What are some things a girl can do on her 11th birthday?

Updated July 19, 2017

Celebrating birthdays are an important part of childhood. Transitioning from one age to another is an occasion that should be marked with a special celebration. For an 11-year-old girl, her birthday means a slow transition from childhood to her teen years. Addressing both her childhood interests and the new world of being a teenager is important for a girl this age.


An 11-year-old girl can celebrate her birthday with a party. The birthday girl can choose to plan her own party or can entreat a parent or guardian to plan the party in her honour. A party for family and friends is a fun way to mark the transition from one year of life to the next. Choose a theme that is appropriate for an 11-year-old girl. Preteens enjoy shopping, music and movies. Decorate the party venue in theme appropriate decorations, and serve the birthday girl's favourite food.


Travelling is always a fun way to celebrate any birthday. An 11-year-old girl can have fun choosing an exotic, or not-so-exotic, location to celebrate her big day. A trip to an amusement park in another state, or a water park an hour away are both fun destinations for a birthday celebration. Let the birthday girl dictate the destination (from preselected choices), or surprise her by packing her bag and whisking her away to an exciting location.

Family Outing

A simple family outing is a low-key and easy way to celebrate an 11th birthday. Allow the birthday girl to choose the restaurant as well as the movie to go to. Or, perhaps the birthday girl enjoys a particular sport's team and wants to attend a game for her birthday. Trips to the park, a visit to a video arcade or a trip to the mall to buy a new outfit are all fun things a girl can do on her 11th birthday. No matter what activities a family does to celebrate, include special surprises, like a birthday cake with her name on it that is waiting for her when she gets home or a small gift presented to her at her favourite restaurant.

Other Ideas

Surprise the birthday girl by arranging a visit by a best friend who has moved away. Plan a fun weekend for the birthday girl and her guest. Other fun 11th birthdays include a day at a spa, a limousine ride and a mini-shopping spree. This type of celebration will help the birthday girl feel special. A concert or performance is a fun way for an 11-year-old to celebrate her birthday if she has a particular interest in music or theatre.

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About the Author

Stephanie Kelley has been writing articles and columns online for SGM Radio and SGN Scoops Digital since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art history/anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. and writes on a number of topics including art, frugal living, children and travel.