Slumber Party Ideas
Slumber Parties are always fun and with these great ideas and things to do at a sleepover the slumber party is sure to be a success!
It’s easy to send out great sleepover invitations to all of your friends. You can either buy great looking invitations with pictures of sleeping bags, flashlights, pajamas, fuzzy slippers, etc. or make them yourself.
Get creative with the sleepover invitation. For e.g. Buy plain pillowcases and write the slumber party information on the pillowcase (not too large – in a corner of the pillowcase or attach party information separately) and ask that they decorate one side of the pillowcase with their name and bring it to the party. During the party have everyone sign each other’s pillowcases on the back.
What to Write on the Invitation
- Date and Day of the Sleepover: June 6, 2008 – Friday night
- What to bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, bathing suit, towel, anything special that they will need for the party.
- When the sleepover begins and ends: Example – 7:00 PM – 10:00 AM
- Place of the Sleepover: Make sure to write in your address. Friends might know where you live, but parents will want to have this information
- Telephone number and/or Email for RSVP: Make sure to write in your telephone number.
- If you will be serving dinner, pizza or snacks (so your friends will know whether to eat or wait until they get to the party to have dinner). Example – We will be having pizza! As a courtesy you might want to ask on the invitation if the invitee has a food allergy – ask the parent to contact you so you can plan accordingly.
- Pigs in a Blanket
In a crescent roll wrap up a hot dog with cheese and/or cooked bacon then bake in oven.
Have children make their own pizza’s. Set up bowls full of sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, ham, pineapple – anything that kids love! Some kids like alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. Give out aprons or chefs hats to add to the fun.
- Party Sundaes
Have a couple of ice-cream flavours with lots of toppings they can make to order.
- Also veggies and dip, fresh fruit, pretzels, popcorn and other light, nut-free foods and snacks are wise choices.
- Decorating cupcakes or making sundaes
- Movies -Watching age-appropriate, non-scary movies Karaoke – Let everyone have a turn at singing.
- Playing board games
- Candy Hunt Sleep over Game – Ask everyone to bring a flashlight to the slumber party. Before everyone arrives at the party hide candy all over an area or yard. When it gets dark, have everyone take their flashlights outside and hunt for the candy.
- Play Charades
- Decorate picture frames – with paints, foam stickers, jewels, pieces of feather boas, glitter, etc. Take pictures of you and your friends at the sleepover and place them in the frames.
- Dance, dance …. dance – Then play freeze dance. Have someone turn down the volume and everyone must freeze and not laugh until the music starts again. Whoever laughs has to turn down the volume next.
- Pillow fight!!!
In the Morning after the Slumber Party
- Make pancakes/ waffles and top them with strawberries, chocolate chips, sprinkles etc.
- Eat Breakfast parfaits – alternate layers of cereals and yogurts in a tall glass or parfait
- Buy extra toothbrushes and keep them unopened in a drawer in case someone forgets to bring one to the party.
- Don’t invite too many guests to the Slumber Party at one time – too many personalities increases drama! Up to 5 is usually fine, more if they all know each other and get along.
- Serve healthy snacks along with the junk food for a balanced sleepover. Do not serve sugary treats an hour before bedtime. Give them early evening allowing time to burn them off.