Remember the time when you spent all your school nights planning the perfect slumber parties for your girlfriends? It won’t be surprising if you feel that those were undoubtedly the best evenings you ever spent together with your friends.
And now that your little girls are requesting you to host a sleepover for their friends, it has to be the best one they’ve ever been to. That’s pressurizing! But hey, you get to use all your teenage ideas your mom disapproved of and throw an entertaining slumber party your daughter’s friends would think about for days.
You already know that sleepovers are all about midnight snacks, gossip sessions, and games. So, let’s get down and draft a game plan for you. Here are some DIY ideas that can help you plan a perfect sleepover for your daughters and their friends.
- DIY pizzas and cupcakes for the foodies
This is not only fun for the sleepover guests but also a relief for you. There is a huge chance that you might run out of snacks and food. In that case, you can always encourage your girls and their friends to make their own food for the night. For this, you just need a lot of handmade dough and colorful toppings.
Let them work with their imagination and use everything they have as they see fit. Try to make the whole “pizza making” session fun and engaging with some music and take it a notch higher by giving away the “best pizza of the night” award. Try doing the same for the cupcakes with lots of M & Ms and treats, and Voila! Everyone has a desert for themselves.
- Salon-style makeover for all the fashionistas
Young girls who are obsessed with princesses would give anything to look like one. So, you can use the slumber party to fulfill your girls’ style fantasies. For this, you need some organic makeup stuff so that chemicals don’t harm the participants’ skin. You can also teach them how to make braids of different shapes, sizes, and styles. You can also rent out some cute princess outfits for the girls to pair up with their makeover.
Caution: This could be a bit risky as it would need adult supervision so that the girls don’t do something wrong with someone’s skin or hair.
- Arts and crafts projects for the artists
It is a well-known fact that kids are blessed with curiosity and imagination. You can use all those things to make some DIY crafts projects during their sleepover. Give each participant basic art supplies. The list may include stuff like crayons, colorful chart papers, stickers, ribbons, or self adhesive vinyl so that everyone gets the opportunity to make something pretty right from scratch. Ask them to take hints from YouTube tutorials and come up with something cool and innovative.
You can also encourage everyone to make their own cool t-shirts by using heat transfer vinyl. Ask them to take some selfies in their newly made t-shirts to commemorate the fun they had on the sleepover. The best part of working with art and crafts is that the girls would have the opportunity to tap into their creativity, and you’ll be surprised to look at their unique creations.
- DIY camps for adventurists
Who doesn’t love to sing songs with their friends while camping? Well, you can do that for your girls and their friends at a slumber party by teaching them how to make indoor forts and tents in their rooms. Yes, that’s possible. If you don’t have space for it inside the house, you can always use your backyard for it and give it an authentic look. Ask them to use fairy lights to create a welcoming and magical ambiance in their camps. And don’t forget to use mosquito repellent to steer clear of any insects.
You can also use a fire pit and gather all the girls around those camps. Encourage them to tell their favorite stories or sing or dance or play games together.
- Themed movie marathon for Netflix enthusiasts
Go back to your school days and think about the time you enjoyed the most with your friends. For many, the answer would be binge-watching their favorite sitcoms and movies together. You can have that for your girls by organizing a movie marathon for their friends.
You can also create an element of surprise by making chits with movie names in them. You can also include the ones from all genres such as rom-com, horror, thriller, and animation.
- DIY photo booths for the future models
Taking selfies and pictures with friends is one of the best ways to spend a slumber party. And your girls and little guests can have exactly that by building a cool and chic photo booth for themselves. You can even combine it with the arts and crafts projects mentioned above.
Let them use their imagination to create an impressive backdrop for their pictures. Give them different props and costumes and let them take some dramatic pictures and selfies in front of a newly built photo booth all night long. And if they are overly excited about it, they can also get together and shoot a short movie scene. You’ll definitely be amazed to see what script they come up with.
- At-home karaoke for the singers
Again, this is also one of the fun ways to spend a sleepover with friends. All you need is some song tracks with lyrics and mike, and you’ll be good to go. Not to mention that all the girls at a slumber party would get to live up to their rockstar fantasies and sing some trendy songs along with their besties.
Encourage everyone in the party to sing and bring out their singing talents. Don’t forget to shoot all the solos and duets for your girls to enjoy later.
Helping your girls plan an unforgettable sleepover for their friends is no piece of cake. But with proper planning and some cool DIY stuff to do at the slumber party, you won’t have to worry about hosting a boring one.