How to Throw a Slumber Party

Slumber parties can either be really cool or really lame. Make sure yours is the fun kind.

You will need

  • A parent's help
  • A guest list
  • Invitations
  • Extra pillows
  • blankets
  • and toothbrushes
  • Food and beverages
  • DVDs
  • Beauty and hair products
  • Jewelry-making kits
  • Music

Step 1 Plan the guest list Sit down with a parent several weeks in advance and discuss the guest list. Four to six girls is usually a good number.

Step 2 Spread the word Invite people—by written invitation, email, or word-of-mouth—at least four weeks in advance.

Step 3 Make a list With your parent’s help, figure out everything you’ll need for the party, from snacks and beverages (pizza is always popular and easy) to paper goods and decorations to breakfast items for the next morning.

Step 4 Plan some activities Think about fun things to do. Make jewelry? Experiment with makeup? Do each other’s hair? Play dress-up? Have a karaoke contest? Make prank calls? Hypnotize each other?

Step 5 Prepare for guests The day of the slumber party, clear and decorate a large area where you and your friends can party/sleep.

Step 6 Welcome guests as they arrive Now it’s time to see who can stay up the latest!