Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. I was going to say that she’s way too old for the slumber parties that once marked the day, but she’s actually visiting her best friend who serves in the Air Force in Arizona, so a sleepover is exactly what’s going on. The difference is, it’s probably not the pre-teen, pink and purple, jellybean-fueled rollercoaster ride I’m remembering. I hope.
If you’re going to throw a slumber party you need guests, right? Make these crazy-cute Mini Pillow and Pillowcase Invitations from The Vintage Sheet Blog and those kids won’t be able to wait to see what’s in store at the party.
If you have a little time leading up the party and you’d like to make something special for each kid, check out my Hot and Cold Pillowcase tutorial. It’s a quick and easy sewing project, and a perfect way to transition from the hot weather into the cooler.
Everyone doesn’t necessarily arrive at the same time, so it’s nice to have an activity started that kids can just jump into. These Sharpie T-Shirts from Living Well Spending Less are perfect for that, and the party goers can wear them for the rest of the evening.
The best way to tame preteens is to keep them busy. Truth. Start off the conversation with this Toss and Talk Ball from Things We’ve Handed Down.
What’s a slumber party without Truth or Dare? Mom of 6 shares 100 printable questions so they don’t have to come up with their own. And you don’t have to clean toilet paper off the neighbor’s trees the next day.
Here’s what I remember the most from my daughter’s parties – girls can eat. Make the snacks another party activity with this Popcorn Bar from Everyday Dishes.
After that sugar kicks in, it’s time for Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag from Let’s Get Together. Run like the wind, girls.
After they’ve calmed down enough to easily find their fingernails with a tiny paint-filled brush, try this Spin the Nail Polish Game from One Creative Mommy.
After they’ve slept, assuming they stick to the slumber part, they’ll be hungry again. Logic might say to feed them something healthy and not sweet. However, I’m pretty sure slumber party etiquette dictates that they be loaded up on sugar one more time before sending them home. I say go with these Cake Mix Waffles from The Black Peppercorn. They’ll go home and sleep it off anyway.
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