Sunday 28 May 2023

Girls 11th and 12th Birthday Party ideas for Tweens

Girls 11th and 12th Birthday Party ideas for Tweens

Wondering what to do for your 11th birthday party or 12th birthday party? Here are tons of the best 11th and 12th birthday party ideas to inspire you when planning your special day! Here are some great creative birthday party ideas for girls to mark their ascent in to tweenhood and celebrate their preteen years, the perfect coming of age birthday party ideas, decor and party games for tween girls!

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1. Gift her a birthday wish bracelet 

11th birthday wish charm bracelet πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

12th birthday wish charm bracelet πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is the perfect special gift to give on her birthday and she is sure to always treasure it!

2. Crystals for your birthday set 

Crystals for your 11th birthday set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Crystals for your 12th birthday set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

One of the cutest gifts ever for an 11th or 12th birthday is this adorable set of crystals for someone turning 11 or 12! It's the perfect gift for their special day and is bound to make their ascent in to tweenhood feel incredibly special!

What to do for an 11th or 12th birthday party

1. Make some amazing pretty drinks!

These will be sure to impress your guests and steal all the attention at your party. Why not...

2. Top them with candyfloss

These 'candyfloss mocktails' are so much fun and are perfect for your party. They look so glamorous and are sure to steal the show and look incredibly cool! Once the liquid is poured atop the candyfloss, it dissolves in to the drink. Add some edible glitter and voila!

3. Add some edible shimmer to drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To make drinks look extremely pretty, why not add some edible shimmer!

4. Add some special heart ice cubes to drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Create some cute heart shaped ice cubes for the occasion! These will be sure to wow your guests and impress them no end!

5. Add some fruit such as strawberries

You could also use some fruit to make your guests drinks look extra pretty!

6. Use some stripey straws

These are so cute and bring an adorable retro feel to the party decor!

7. Send some beautiful invitations 

Gold and baby pink 11th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Pink watercolour 11th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Pink rose gold glitter 11th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Dark pink and gold 11th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Pastel rainbow gold 11th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Gold confetti 12th birthday party invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Baby pink and gold 12th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Dark pink and gold 12th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Pink watercolour 12th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Yellow floral 12th birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

8. Decorate a cowboy hat each

If you are looking for 11th birthday games for girls and 12th birthday party activities for girls, look no further! This is such a cool party activity and will be sure to keep your guests busy for ages, plus your guests can wear them in photos and take them home as party favours. This activity is perfect for a sleepover party too, you could even supply them with a blank pillowcase to decorate instead!

9. Arrange cupcakes to spell the number '11' or '12'

This will make a wonderful table centrepiece for the party! You could even make a number shaped cupcake pullapart, where the cupcakes are arranged in a '11' or '12' formation, but are all iced together as one.

10. Create a photo taking area

Rose gold photo frame birthday party decor πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Mini pink and lilac pastel eco friendly balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Metallic pink eco friendly balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This will definitely appeal to preteen girls and is so much fun to set up, create and to use too! You could use streamers, hanging paper lanterns, create a flower wall or a rustic wall made from pallet boards and decorated. You could even have a black card backdrop for your guests to decorate and write messages on, like a chalkboard!

11. Throw a stargazing sleepover night

This is free and something you can do from your backyard, plus you could even set up a campfire and have a safe camping night.

12. Visit a cat cafe

This is a great birthday party alternative for preteen girls, especially if they love animals! A petting zoo or animal petting place would be an amazing option too.

13. A karaoke night

There is nothing like a karaoke night and your guests will be sure to love it! 

14. Throw a mini afternoon tea

Make it an elegant occasion with pretty finger foods, napkins or even Parisian inspired treats like croissants, pain au chocolat and macarons!

15. A music video making contest

This can be such a funny activity and game for your 11th birthday party or 12th birthday party! If you have many guests, you could even split them up in to teams, in to pairs for this activity and they could compete against each other for the best music video! This will be sure to keep your guests amused for hours and is so much fun!

16. Offer to pup-sit a puppy

To give a new puppy owner a break and to delight your guests, why not offer to pet sit a puppy for a night? Just be sure to follow any rules the owner gives you, and make sure you can accommodate a 

17. Make some pink popcorn

There's nothing sweeter than pink popcorn on your special day! You could even add some edible glitter and even mini marshmallows and serve up in these girly popcorn boxes.

Baby pink popcorn boxes πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Baby pink striped popcorn cases πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

18. Opt for eco balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool and such an amazing way to celebrate your child's birthday, leaving behind no waste, and look and feel like regular balloons! You can get so many varieties too!

19. Create some girly quizzes for your guests to complete

These make a perfect game or activity for your 11th or 12th birthday party! You could create these yourself or there are also some great printables available; your guests will have so much fun filling them in!

20. Make some quirky sugar cookies

Custom photo portrait cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could even make some personalised sugar cookies of your recipient/the birthday girl as a special and amazing birthday surprise, with these genius personalised cookie cutters, based on a photo of your recipient! These are so cool and would make for the best surprise cookies ever.

21. Serve macarons with edible glitter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

There is nothing fancier than macarons, they make for the perfect birthday treat! Why not sprinkle with some edible glitter to make the whole experience even more magical, they will look too good to eat!

22. Create flower infused balloon displays

Entwine your balloons displays with pretty flowers for the most beautiful look! You could even opt for some gorgeous pearlescent eco friendly balloons or eco friendly confetti balloons to make a gorgeous statement!

23. Use some gorgeous personalised number table confetti

To make the party table a work of art! These are so pretty and perfect for the occasion.

Personalised glitter birthday table confetti πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

24. Have a gorgeous glittery birthday cake topper 

Gold glitter 11th birthday party cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Golden glitter 12th birthday party cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To steal the show and provide the perfect table centerpiece, this will take your birthday cake to the next level!

25. Dress up your pets for the occasion

Dressing up your pup to join in the fun is such a wonderful idea! You could even make them their own little dog friendly cake or treats, so they can join in the party too - or even share the occasion with your recipient! This is an amazing idea if they have a close bond, as they will love sharing their birthday with their furry best friend!

26. A gorgeous birthday sash for the birthday girl!

You're only a tween once so why not commemorate the occasion with a gorgeous girly sash and even crown!

Rose gold glitter birthday girl sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Gold glitter birthday girl sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Baby pink and gold birthday girl sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

27. Personalised love hearts sweets for party favours πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so special, affordable and make for the perfect girly party favours for your sweet 11th or 12th birthday party!

If you liked these ideas definitely also check out these Creative DIY Sweet 16 Birthday Party ideas for Girls, Best Sleepover ideas for Girls and DIY Teenage Boy Birthday Party ideas!

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