Keeping kids entertained at a sleepover can initially seem like a very daunting prospect. However, it can be the most fun and worthwhile experience for everyone involved. Our blog 'Help! my Kid Wants a Sleepover!' has some great tips on how to organise your sleepover but you also want to make sure that its lots of fun too. Here are 4 fun activities that are perfect for sleepovers
1. A PhotoBooth
All children love to play games, so providing them at a sleepover party is a must. Younger children love traditional games like pass the parcel, musical statues, pin the tail on the donkey. But what do you do with the older children? We have found that games such as 'Bingo', 'Would You Rather' and 'This or That' are great inexpensive games. These games can be found as free-printables on the internet, as downloads that cost on a small fee or you could make them yourself. At Dreamee Teepees we provide some of these games with a variety of our Slumber party packages, we also personalise them too. It all adds to the fun of a sleepover
3. A Blindfolded Makeover
This activity is exactly as its name suggests. A blind folded makeover. The children work in pairs. One person is blindfolded and applies makeup, in a given time limit, to their partner! Lots of picture opportunities with this one.
The most obvious activity for a sleepover is to watch movies. This really is a great activity for getting the kids to relax and calm down. Arm your guests with a variety of movies both recent and old classics. Make sure you pre-check with parents to ensure they are happy with the movies you have selected. Some of the most popular movies watched at our sleepovers during 2018 have been The Greatest Showman, Sing, Coco and Beauty and the Beast. We also have been told that old favourites such as Dirty Dancing, Hocus Pocus and Hook have made appearances too. What would be your go to movie list for a sleepover?
All of these activities are easy to organise yourself. We also have lots of inspiration on our Pinterest Page However, you can always hire us to do the hard work for you. Our parties are available within Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Click on the link below to find out more.
The time has come when your child is asking for their friends to come and stay over. Panic stations are setting in! I mean how do you even find enough space for them to sleep, and what are you going to do to keep them entertained so that they don’t wreck your house?
Here are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect stress free sleepover.
1. PLAN! PLAN! PLAN!
This really is important. You need to make sure you plan where the children are going to sleep? What time will you feed them? What time will they be arriving? Emergency numbers, just in case, How many children can you fit in your home?
Go through every scenario you can think of, within reason, to make sure that you’re prepared.
There are lots of fantastic ways to entertain children these days. From computer systems, hand held gaming consoles, sports parties and musical entertainment. The world is really your oyster.
We have collated lots of amazing entertainment ideas from Pinterest users around the globe and saved them onto our Pinterest board. The button below will take you to our Pinterest page for you to take a look.
The one thing that terrifies me is giving children something they are allergic to, by accident of course, having to call an ambulance or rush a child to hospital and then ring their parents to explain. I think Ive had this fear ever since I watched the scene in Nutty professor where he looks like he's having an anaphylactic reaction.
To avoid this, I always think of 1 or 2 simple meals (or takeaways depending on your preference). I then check with parents to ensure that the children are allowed to eat those meals. For sleepovers popular ideas are things that are quick and easy like pizzas, burgers, and hotdogs. However if you're wanting to give the children something a little more impressive and healthy then you could offer an afternoon tea, or buffet style tea where they can choose from a selection of items. Again, ALWAYS, check the menu with the parents to be safe.
I think the most important thing to hosting your very first sleepover is to invite a friend for yourself! Yes you heard me right! We may be adults, but we too need someone to hold our hand when we are doing something new. Also it is true that when we are around our friends we are much more relaxed. Also, if your friends are like mine, they will also tell you if you're being too lenient or too harsh with any rules, rule breaking.
Of course you can plan all of the above yourself, but we can also do some of that for you too, giving you more time to enjoy the party.
It would be great to hear your top tips on surviving a kids sleepover, feel free to comment on this post.