Girl’s slumber party ideas are excellent for celebrating teens or preteen girls’ birthday or any other types of occasions. Some important aspects to consider when organizing this kind of party include the party invitations, decorations, favours, food and drinks, as well as the party games and activities.
Slumber parties are a great time for girls to get together and enjoy acting silly. When planning your party activities, choose games that incorporate things most girls love, such as makeup, jewellery and princesses. Play some of these fun and girlie slumber party games, which are sure to get the giggles in gear.
You may purchase theme-related invitations or make the invitations at home with the help of the hosting party girl. Simple slumber party invitation ideas include cardstock cut into the shape of the moon, stars, a sleeping mask or miniature stuffed animal with the invitation details written on a piece of cardstock and attached with a ribbon. Parents can also make fabric invitations in the shape of a pillow. To make the pillow invitations, cut two rectangular pieces of fabric and print the party details on one of the pieces with a fabric marker. Sew together three sides of the two pieces of fabric with the right sides together. Turn the fabric right side out, stuff with cotton batting and sew up the final seam.
While for the decoration, you can start by dividing the party room into two areas, one area for the evening’s activities and one area for the girls to set up their sleeping bags or air mattresses. Decorate the entire party area with balloons in the girls’ favourite colours and hang glow-in-the-dark stars from the ceiling. Surround the ceiling with strings of twinkling lights. Hang a large piece of pink gossamer, silk or tulle fabric from the ceiling to cover a section of the wall for the girls to host a fashion show.
As each guest arrives, surprise them with a fun, slumber-party related party favour that doubles as a craft project. Buy inexpensive flip flops or slippers for the girls to customize using glue, buttons, feathers, ribbons, and other craft supplies. During the party, guests can wear their projects around the house. The same type of project can be done with pillowcases or canvas bags.
For dinner, parents can have the party group assemble their own personal-size pizzas from a variety of toppings, such as pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, green olives, onion, pineapple and bacon. For a party group of older children, preteens and teenagers, turn the evening’s dessert into a make-your-own project as well. Have the group work together to make a batch of cupcakes to decorate with icing, sprinkles, candies and chocolate. For a younger party group, have the cupcakes made ahead of time for them to decorate under adult supervision. For breakfast, serve a stack of pancakes and let the girls choose from toppings, such as maple syrup, chocolate and butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and fruit.
Preteen girls are usually too young for “grown-up” makeup, but they will jump at the chance for makeovers. Find a large selection of makeup, and consider bringing in one or two of your friends to do makeup and hair for each girl. If you check with the guests’ parents ahead of time, you can also do manicures and pedicures. To complete the activity, put out a large selection of dress clothes and have a fashion show for each girl to present her new look. Take pictures to send home with each child as a party favour.