You have the snacks ready: the peanut butter sandwiches, with the crusts cut off, the grapes, the strawberries, and the juice boxes are ready to go on the table, and the blankets are on the sofa. This party sleepover is off to a great start, but you know that a girls' sleepover needs a lot more than snacks, warm blankets, and nail polish. As a matter of fact, why not go ahead and host some more unconventional sleepover games that will most likely make your gathering unique?
Girls love art, and the girls who are about to convene in your living room are no exception. For this girls' sleepover time, why not combine sleeping with art? If the girls are at your house early enough, go ahead and supply each of them with an inexpensive white pillow case. Then hand out some quick drying fabric paints, and allow each one to create a masterpiece on their pillow case. Suggest that they put the date on the pillow case, perhaps have each girl initial or sign it, and then collect the cases to allow the paints to dry and set. If you used the kinds of paint that require ironing, perhaps one or more of the girls' parents could help out taking turns with the iron. If you start this activity early enough in the day, the girls will be able to rest their heads on these very pillow cases that night, and then leave your party sleepover with a wonderful memento!
Another thing that will make your party sleepover and unforgettable occasion are the sleepover games that are played when the sun is still up. Perhaps a game of "sardines" will get the kids to giggle and burn off some energy so they will be good and tired that night. "Sardines" is a very simple game that is basically the reverse of the old fashioned game of hide-and-go-seek with a twist. Instead of a number of kids hiding, and one child trying to find them, only one child hides and the other ones try to find her. If one of the other girls finds her, she will hide in the same hiding spot until someone else stumbles on the duo. The latest girl, too, will now join them in hiding in this spot. The game continues until the last child left find the whole group! If the girls are a bit older, and if you have access to a karaoke machine, your party sleepover may include some fun tunes the girls can take turns in singing. Of course, they may also enjoy a little bit of make up fun. Keep it simple, for example, eye makeup should be avoided since sharing of eyeliner is not sanitary and may actually spread disease. Rather than doing real make-up, you might dig up the unused Halloween make-up and let the girls go at it. If you have some hairspray, they can even do some outlandish hairstyles to go with it!
Of course, no party sleepover would be complete without the classic pajama party movie! Make sure that the movie's rating is age appropriate and that the subject is of interest to the majority of girls in your care that evening. Then make some big bowls of popcorn, dim the lights, and let the girls have a movie evening as prelude to getting settled down for the night. Any or all of these suggestions will ensure that your sleepover party will be the talk of the neighborhood, and your little girl will probably soon be asked how much longer it will take until she is allowed to host another party!