I'm Scarlet and I'm celebrating my 11th birthday. I need some ideas for it for decorations that are simple and made with stuff laying around the house because we don't have much money. This birthday is special. This is the first birthday I've got to have friends over, and the birthday before I go to 6th grade, I just finished 5th.
Happy 11th Birthday. I have boys, but have a few ideas for decorations. You can always string up your Christmas lights in the room you will be having the actual party. If you do a water fun theme, you can blow up beach balls, stack up towels, put beach toys on the table, etc. It is fun, summery, and is stuff you probably already have laying around. You could also have a pampering party, paint each others nails, give facials, etc. Then you could decorate with mirrors, nail polish, girlie stuff that you probably have in your room. I hope these have helped or at least got you thinking. Have fun. (07/21/2004)
By Dawn from Florida
Have a "Christmas in July" party and use your Christmas decorations. Or do a "Calendar Confusion" party and use decorations from all of the holidays that you have decorations for and then take an old calendar and tear each month off and tape them around the edge of your table or around the room. Now a lot of calendars are going on sale because the year is almost up or someone you know may have extras they do not use or need or some businesses hand them out throughout the year and may be willing to donate a few to you. You could also tape one to each chair and make your friends draw "names" and make that their name for the day (January, February, etc.) and whoever forgets and calls that person by their real name has to mark a day off their calendar. The one with the most days left wins a prize. The prize being a 2005 calendar.
Your cake could be made at home and you could buy a tube of icing gel or spray icing and draw the calendar of your birthday month on there and on the date of your birthday put a decoration, all the candles, or write your name.
Invitations could be made by either printing a calendar page of your birthday month or Xeroxing one with your party date circled and the information written in red. Hand those out or mail them.
Maybe you could write on there for them to bring a calendar with them (without telling them why) and make up a game of who can find which holiday the fastest and keep score of who gets the most right. You may want to have one or two extra calendars on hand for them to borrow in case someone forgets. Or you could pair them up to avoid embarrassment and have them share a treat as the prize like a bag of microwave popcorn, etc.
Happy birthday. What kinds of things are you interested in? If you like horses, you can use that as your theme. If you collect a certain kind of object (like dolls), that would make a good theme, too. And you can use your collection as decorations.
If you live in the United Sates you could go to the Dollar Store and get the hulla-hups or little key chains for the gift bags there for only $1. Good luck and Happy Birthday. (06/01/2005)
Go to birthdayexpress.com they have the best stuff you well love it. For ideas you can have a red carpet movie theater party or a pool party. (07/20/2006)
My idea for your 11th birthday party is to have a group scavenger hunt, make 2 teams and give each team $10.00. Take them to the mall and give them a list of things to buy with that amount of money. Once you get one item you have to return to a certain spot where the parent is and you have to give them your stuff, whichever team comes first get's a prize. Give them bandannas, hats, or shirts as prizes.
Here's an idea: invite all your close friends and have a sleepover,
get pizza, and watch movies. You can also have a lock-in, eat candy all night. (01/16/2007)
Picture scavenger hunts are so fun. Make a list of random things (ex. banana, funny hat, or bathtub. You split into teams and have to get as any things in one picture as possible. Your guests will love it. You can take as many pictures as you want. (02/11/2007)
We are having a "murder mystery" dinner party for my daughters 11th. She's very excited and we ordered the game online. Acting, clue finding, and yummy food. Good luck. (02/12/2007)
Think small decorations. Balloons do not cost a lot of money and they make great decorations by themselves. You can also have fun games with them. Blow the balloons up ahead of your friends' arrival. Divide the balloons in two separate trash bags. Divide your friends into two teams and line up beside each other. Mark a place to stop at several yards in front of you. The first person in line on each team places a balloon in between their knees. They have to hold it between their knees and walk to the stopping point. Then they must turn around and walk back. This is done until one team pops all of their balloons. The one with the remaining balloons is the winner.
Serving Kool-aid in clear plastic or glass cups is a great way to add color to your party. Serve ice cream or freezer pops, make sandwiches and cut them into triangles. The important thing is to have fun with your friends. Watch a movie together. (06/25/2007)
My daughter had her 10th party at a bowling alley. Unbelievably, it was fantastic. It was inexpensive, they provided all of the decorations if needed. We chose to bring our own rock-n roll themed decorations though. She has boy and girl friends so it made it a great party.
Good luck. (07/01/2008)
By Terra K.
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