Sunday, April 3, 2011

Can You Say Slumber Party?

In February, my oldest daughter had her first "official" sleepover party.  She is a second grader and 7 years old.  While she had slept over at Grandma and Grandpa's house, she had not slept over at a friends.  She was a bit nervous, as was I, but we talked in advance about finding out where the bathroom was if she had to get up and go in the night, and to let the mom know if you needed anything.  It was a neighbor's house, so she did know that if she couldn't make it, we were literally around the corner from her.  She ended up doing just fine, and actually slept in longer than any of the other girls!   

I am curious to know when your children had their first sleepover, and did it go well?

Slumber parties are a girls' rite of passage.  At some time or another, your tween will ask to host a sleepover for a party.  Here are some ideas for you (And if you don't want to deal with it, know that Princess Prettys and Parties hosts a "Night Owl Pajama Party" package)!  Here are some of the crafts that we offer at our pajama parties.


1.  Decorate a Pillowcase - This is a great activity that doubles as a take-home favor.  Buy white or light-colored pillowcases and lots of fabric markers.  Yes, you could use paint, or iron-on transfers, but this is time consuming and messy.  Plus, the girls could not use them that night, and where is the fun in that?  After the girls are done, just throw the cases in the dryer on medium heat for 20 minutes to set the markers.  Then the girls can use them that night if they wish!  Princess Prettys uses blank pillowcases, but I have even seen pillowcases that have designs on them, ready to color in and decorate.  (Source) 

2. Create Your Own Journal - Girls this age are just starting to get into the journal thing.  Whether it is used as a diary, a place to doodle, or write stories or poetry, girls will get a kick out of decorating there own journal.  Buy blank journals, and then offer a variety of craft accents to decorate the front and back.  This can be as simple as markers only.  Princess Prettys offers everything from ribbons, flowers, markers, glitter pens, and more.  It is fun to see the girls get creative!

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These craft activities are only a few of the options for our Night Owl Pajama Party.  If you would like to learn more, please visit or contact Corey at

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