My daughter is turning 11 in June. She has decided she wants a luau themed party. We live in a town close to the river and there is a "beach" that actually has sand and stuff, so it will be easy to do location. I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas for games, favors, things like that. Are 11 year olds too old for goody bags? I do have an idea for the cake. Rather than having to slice cake I am going to do cupcakes. She (oddly) requested that I make them rather than buy them. I will attach a pic of the design I want to try.
If we are at the beach with the sand and water for the kids to play in, then do we really need to plan games? I want this to be a good party for her and fun, but I don't want it to seem like a little kid party or to try to do too much.