Not into pillow fights? Don’t worry, that’s not really one of the fun things to do at sleepovers. But there are some other ways to have a wild night.
Sleepovers can be filled with laughter and eating junk food, or it can result in everyone falling asleep to a rerun of Friends. You don’t want the latter. In fact, I can only remember a couple of sleepovers where they hit that level of wow. Mine were never exciting, because I didn’t prepare for these fun things to do at sleepovers prior to having them!
So, if you want to have a sleepover that your friends are going to remember, you’re going to have to plan ahead. Now, you don’t have to have a set list of things you’re going to do by the hour, but having a couple ideas up your sleeve is always a smart move.
14 really fun things to do at sleepovers
You can only watch so many chick flicks. And sure, if you really want to have those silly pillow fights, then go right ahead. But if you want to really take it to the next level, then here are some tips that include super fun things to do at sleepovers.
#1 Prep your sleepover room. If your room is dull and cold, well, you’ll want to warm it up. You can really have fun with this and design your room to look like an enchanted fort. Drape blankets from the ceiling, fill the floor with soft blankets and cushy pillows, and hang lights from the windows. You want to make your space warm and cozy… it’s a sleepover! [Read: 8 fun, flirty games for your naughty house party]
#2 Set up a photo booth. Let’s not lie to ourselves – we love taking selfies. So, for fun, you can step up a photo booth and have some fun props like oversized glasses, feather boas, crazy hats and masks. I mean, you can always take a regular selfie, however, it’s a sleepover. So why not have fun with it? Plus, it’s just one of the super fun things to do at sleepovers.
#3 Have a playlist. I cannot stress this enough. You can’t just be hanging out, eating popcorn in silence. Make a fun and light playlist that you and your friends can dance and sing along to. I mean, haven’t you seen any chick flicks? You need a dance party at least at some point during the night.
#4 Set up a mini spa. Set up a manicure and pedicure station that your girls can use. Make sure you have all the tools necessary and a variety of nail polishes to choose from. You guys can do each other’s nails, because we all know what our left-hand looks in comparison to our right. [Read: 15 ridiculously fun conversation games you can have at a sleepover]
#5 Make homemade facials. Just because you girls won’t be sleeping all night doesn’t mean you can’t have glowing skin the next morning. Homemade facials are so much fun. You can have a couple stations so your guests can choose what type of facial they want. Have the ingredients ready and let them make their own mask.
#6 Snacks are key. Everyone loves food. And sleepovers are designed for you to pig out on whatever you don’t normally eat: pizza, chips, cookies, candy, and pop. Just remember, these high sugar foods will have you crashing fast. But you can still eat these foods if you just make them with a healthier twist. You want your girls feeling good the next morning, not regretting the two pounds they put on.
#7 Hot chocolate bar? Or a wine bar. Whichever you guys want. The point is, you can set up a bar where you get to make your own hot chocolate with whipped cream and all the fixings. Everyone loves hot chocolate, regardless of how old you are. Plus, with your sleepover room all warm and cozy, hot chocolate just hits the spot.
#8 Karaoke. You may have one friend who can kind of sing, but really, it’s not a competition. Put that karaoke machine on and pick that Mariah Carey song. Just make sure your neighbors don’t wake up to you guys screaming at the top of your lungs to We Belong Together. Plus, everyone loves singing along to karaoke. [Read: 8 more amazing girls’ night ideas for a really fun night]
#9 A morning waffle/pancake bar. In the morning, if you even wake up, you’ll want to make sure you and your girls get a full breakfast to start their sleep-deprived day. Make a waffle/pancake bar that’s complete with maple syrup, fruit salad, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. There won’t be any leftovers.
#10 Girl talk. Yeah, I don’t know what boys think we do, but I know that in between our facials and makeovers, we’re talking about boys. That’s just a fact. Why do they take up all of our time? Who knows? But, have fun with these moments when you get to chit chat with your girls. [Read: 30 truth or dare questions for a really naughty night]
#11 Have some good chick flicks lined up. Doesn’t matter what time it is, at some point during the night, a chick flick will pop on the screen. So, if you’re planning on watching movies, pick out some good ones, like maybe a classic that you guys haven’t seen in a while. May I suggest a Drew Barrymore chick flick? Yes, yes, I can. I love them.
#12 Record a video. You know how the Kardashians always make “home” videos? Well, you can do it too! Have fun with it, and make a video of you and your friends during your sleepover. You guys can come up with a story to film, or just joke around on camera. It’s a sleepover, not your directorial debut! [Read: 13 really fun girls’ night ideas to have a memorable night]
#13 Do makeovers. Makeovers are fun, especially if you have a friend who knows how to apply makeup. I mean, it’s still fun if you guys all end up looking like clowns too. You can go either down a serious or playful route – whatever you want. You can braid each other’s hair, test out fake eyelashes, and you know, have fun with it. [Read: How to plan a perfect sex toy party with your friends]
#14 Play games. It doesn’t matter what your age is, playing games are fun. You can play the classic truth or dare, so get some fun games like Apples to Apples or Card of Humanity. These games are always a sure thing when it comes to laughing until you’re crying. Laughter is the key when you’re looking for fun things to do at sleepovers.