Getting slumber party invitations is so exciting! Late nights filled with junk food, gossip, and movies. It’s the perfect gathering for tweens and teens. There are a few things to keep in mind when hosting a slumber party. We’ve put together a list of things to think about to help you create the best slumber party ever.

  • Make sure to have each child’s parent contact info. If someone gets sick or just needs to go home, you’ll want to make sure you have the right number to reach the parents.
  • Clear out the room where they’ll be sleeping so everyone fits in the same area. No one wants to get stuck in the corner and feel left out!
  • Have each child bring their own pillow and sleeping bag. Particularly for first timers, having a little something from home might be comforting. Have the kids set them up right away and announce that no one can sleep on beds or sofas – to avoid fighting!
  • For younger children, make sure you check to see if their are any severe food allergies. You don’t want to server nuts to someone by mistake! Older kids should be able to monitor their own allergies.
  • Plan to have lots to eat and drink. The kids will be up until the wee hours of the night and will definitely want to snack. Things like trail mix, cheese sticks, pizza, popcorn, licorice, veggies and hummus/dip are easy to grab and require little prep! Stock up on soda and juice too! Set up a concession stand area where they can grab the snacks easily.
  • If you have other children that may cause a little trouble during the party, try to arrange a special night for them as well. A night at their best friend’s house, a camping trip, a night out with mom or dad (one parent has to stay home for the party!) or a night and grandma and grandpa’s. This way they won’t feel left out but won’t tempted to cause trouble either!
  • If you’ll be watching movies, make sure they are age appropriate for all the kids. Some parents may be a little more particular about what their child watches. You may even want to let parents know what you’ll be watching in the invitation. Check out our party expert slumber party movie picks.
  • Be sure to have food for breakfast; bagels and cream cheese, fruit and whipped cream, instant oatmeal, doughnuts, juice, etc.
  • Set a specific pick up time so that everyone leaves around the same time.
  • Have a theme slumber party. For tweens, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, or Wii game night themes would be good. For older girls Wii game night, spa makeover, Award Show Night are fun ideas.