Sleepovers have always been a thing, but did you know there is such a thing as a planned, RSVP required Sleepover party? Forget about throwing your pajamas in a bag and heading next door these Sleepover slumber parties have been taken up a notch (or two).
Let us start out by saying that Sleepover parties are great for girls and boys. Even teenagers are getting in on these “Sleepover” Parties. I mean really who needs an excuse to have a bunch of friends come over and you play, chat and eat. Always way past your bedtime and Mom and Dad say that it’s okay.
I let my kids plan the night, trying not to interject my opinions too much but making sure the peace is kept and that the kids do not get so bored that become naughty. Especially when the MOB mentality kicks in and they all copy one another.
You can hire a birthday party sleepover companies who bring all the tents and bedding etc, and you are probably looking at around $200-$600 depending on what package you get. Look up your local area as there seems to be new Sleepover companies who Hire out teepees and bedding popping up every day.
Or you can of course DIY and set it all up yourself. Head to a discount store and stock up on the things you will need. Most Sleepover parties require beds, so you can either throw 1000 cushions on the floor and have a bohemian style, with different patterns all over or you can coordinate and having matching beds (to go with those matching pajamas)
Hold the sleepover in a large area of the house like your family room or a closed in (and secure) Garage if the weather permits. If you can use a room with a door that closes it might be good for the noise levels, but be sure to check in on them every once and a while.
It is also a good idea for young sleepover parties to make sure you have the parents’ contact list handy. That way if someone becomes unsettled at 3am, you’re not trying to fumble around whilst trying to call someone’s Mom to come and get their child.
Some fun suggestions for your Sleepover party is to send out a pair or Pajamas with the invitation, or you can have them all laid out on their beds when they arrive.
Some fun sleepover invitations can be found here
Some other cool Sleepover birthday party decorations and ideas can be found here on our Pinterest page,
Sleepover or Slumber Party Food Ideas. Pizza is one of the most popular go-to foods for a sleepover, but you can serve up pretty much anything you want and these hungry chatty kids are going to eat it, Just make sure you follow it up with sugary goodness. If your area is carpeted you may want to think about food that doesn’t stain so you are not stressing too much. Don’t forget those sleepover girls are going to need breakfast too.
Get activities going with a balloon schedule which “pops” on the hour revealing what’s on the agenda.
Of course, we wouldn’t be a craft site if we didn’t suggest some DIY Slumber party crafts for your Sleepover party.
If Unicorns are your thing then check out these DIY Dreamcatchers
Many Day spa activities are good for girls and teen sleepover parties. DIY Face masks , nail polish, eye maks are things you can hand out in a party goodie bag or favor bag. Hand these out at the beginning of the party so it can be used during the evening.
How about these fun and easy Sleepover party Activities and ideas.
- Spin the Nail Polish Bottle
- Painting Pillow Cases with paints or sharpies
- Painting hot chocolate mugs
- Dreamcatchers (as mentioned above)
- Making Jewelry
- Facial treatments
- Makeup lesson
- Hairstyling by a stylist or MOM
- Glitter hair dyes
- Spotlighting for wildlife
- Hide and seek
- Sleepover Scavenger hunts (lots of free printables online)
- Baking Cookies
- Cooking Smores
- Movie night
- Dance off
- Make your own scented perfumes with oils
- Make your own Soap with melt and pour soap
- Make your own candles
- Decorating slippers with craft glue and embellishments
- Truth or Dare Games (lots of free printables online)
- Board Games
- Minute to win it games
- Twister game
- Campfire sing songs
- Painting on canvases
- Tye-dying t-shirts
- Making No sew fleece cushions, pillows etc
- Make suncatchers with crystals and beads
- Nerf War (yes even the girls love this)
- Pass the Parcel with a giant ball as the last prize.(you will need lots of paper)
- Best Dressed Onsie competition
- Talent show
- Spooky story readings (dependant on age)
- Pizza making
- Make a scary imovie and everyone gets to star in it
- Masterchef cookoff
- Mocktail making
- Cupcake decorating
- Making Macrame Wall Hangers
- Teddy bear making
- In-home photography session
- Find someone empowering in your local area to give a chat to teens
Looking for more ideas for your Slumber Sleepover party? Check out these Sleepover party decorations we found.
Tee pee tents
We love our Unicorn parties around here so much that we decided to create our own DIY Unicorn Party Pinterest board. Which means we have literally 100’s of our favorite Unicorn ideas, party decorations, Unicorn cakes and other Unicorn tutorials and crafts all in one spot. You can check them all out here DIY Party Ideas – Unicorn.