"Her First Ball" is a short story by English writer Katherine Mansfield. It was first published in The Sphere in 1921, and later included in Mansfield's collection The Garden Party and Other Stories. In the story, an eighteen-year-old girl named Leila comes from the country to attend her first dance with her cousins from the city. Leila is in awe of the spectacle until an older man dances with her and makes her think about the future. The story explores themes such as gender, family, and youth.