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32 Awesome Sleepover Ideas for a Fun Night with Friends

Slumber parties are a fun way to bond with your friends. Plan the best night with your friends with these 32 sleepover ideas.

Sleepover Ideas

Get the girls together for a fun slumber party! A sleepover is a great way for you to spend quality time together, get to know each other better, have girly time, pamper and indulge, share secrets, and, most importantly, talk about guys! If you are thinking of hosting a slumber party, then having some great sleepover ideas up your sleeve will make it a really special evening. One you all will remember forever.

Ingredients for a good slumber party

So, what are the main ingredients that make for a good slumber party? There are several things to consider. Let’s break it down into helpful categories. By the time you finish reading, you’ll have all the ingredients you need to create a super fun slumber party!

#1 Invitations to your slumber party. Okay, so you could just simply ask your friends to come around for a slumber party. However, if you want to give the evening an air of formality and excitement, why not send out invitations to each friend you want to invite?

Sweet ideas for invitations include a picture of their face on it or a cute photo of the two of you together. Pictures of sleeping bags, pajamas, or fluffy slippers also work well.

Make sure you send your invitations out in good time and be sure to include crucial details such as the time and date, your address, what to wear, and what to bring. Also include the time when it will finish the next day. If that’s something important to you *or your parents!*.

Get as creative as you like with your invitations. Use colorful cards, or create little ‘pillows’ using foam and felt.

If you don’t want to go to too much trouble, a fun text to everyone, or setting up a WhatsApp group so you can all discuss it and get excited about it works just as well. [Read: 19 ways to genuinely connect with others and have fun doing it]

#2 Activities for your slumber party. It’s a good idea to have loads of great activities lined up for your slumber party. You will no doubt want plenty of time to chat and relax, but having a list of fun activities ensures all the ladies are entertained throughout the evening.

#3 Board games. Kick back with some silly, classic board games that all your friends can enjoy.

#4 Movies. Rent some movies you’ve all been dying to see, get your pajamas on, duvets out, then simply relax. [Read: 20 movies that will make you cry]

#5 Story time. Everyone likes a good bedtime story. Why not take it in turns to read chapters from a book you all love? Or, if you are feeling creative you could all take it in turns to make up a story and tell it to the rest of your group.

If you want your slumber party to be more of a sophisticated soiree, add a touch of class and elegance by arranging a ‘spa zone’ where girls can really pamper and indulge.

#6 Face masks. Everyone can together wear a face mask. Buy a variety of types for different skin types.

#7 Array of nail polishes. Different, dramatic, and classic polish colors for you to experiment with.

#8 Have a makeup station. Practice different makeup techniques on each other.

Of course, it’s not all about rest and relaxation, if you want to ramp up the energy *and the fun* here are some other classic slumber party ideas. [Read: Girls night in – Amazing ideas for a fun night together]

#9 Karaoke. Break out the karaoke machine and have a go singing your heart out to your favorite tunes.

#10 Dance party. Turn your bedroom into a mini disco and dance the night away.

#11 Get crafting. There are loads of fun things you could all make and keep as memories of a great night. Decorate your own pillow cases, make matching t-shirts, decorate picture frames then take a fun group photo which you can all have as a keepsake of the night together.

#12 Clothing swap. Get everyone to bring their unwanted clothes, pour them all into a big pile, and then it’s like having your very own shop in your home!

#13 Have a scavenger hunt. Get into teams or simply go it alone, a fun scavenger hunt *with prizes!* gets everyone in the party mood! [Read: 32 crazy things to do with friends: Life is short, so live it up!]

#14 Food ideas for your slumber party. Despite all the fun you will be having, everyone gets hungry and having the perfect slumber party food on hand is imperative. There are plenty of great foods that work well at a slumber party, why not try some of these.

#15 Pizza. Who can say no to pizza? This is quick and easy and keeps everyone fueled for a night of fun ahead.

#16 Popcorn. The ideal accompaniment to a great movie night!

#17 Party food. Chips, little sandwiches, dips, sweets, pretzels. Party finger food always goes down well with your guests. [Read: College bucket list – 30 must-have items on your list]

#18 Hot chocolate. There is nothing more warming and comforting than hot chocolate. Bonus points for whipped cream and marshmallows too.

#19 Fondue. If you want to go for something a little more sophisticated, fondue is always a winner.

#20 Baking. As a fun activity, why not all bake something together?

#21 Slumber party games. A slumber party wouldn’t be complete without fun games to make you laugh and grow closer. [Read: 8 fun, flirty games for a naughty house party]

#22 Guess the food. This is a fun and easy game to play with your friends. Blindfold one person and the rest get a certain food from the kitchen. The blindfolded one eats it and guesses what it is! You could have knockout rounds and the friend with the best taste buds will be the victor!

#23 Truth or dare. Another classic slumber party game is truth or dare. This is where each guest takes a turn to choose to answer a truth or do a dare! Make sure you’ve got some good dares up your sleeve too! [Read: Game time! 40 truth or dare ideas for a really fun night]

#24 Make outfits. Out of tin foil or a toilet roll! Be creative and see who comes up with that designer dress look by only using tin foil or kitchen roll! Remember to take some pictures of the end results!

#25 Blind makeover. Blindfold one friend who then must do a makeover for another friend. These always end up hilarious!

#26 Chocolate game. Place a chocolate bar in the middle of the circle with a knife and fork. Also place gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Everyone takes turns to roll dice. If the number six comes up they must put on the hat, gloves, and scarf and then begin eating the chocolate. However, if another person rolls a six then they have to immediately stop, hand everything over to them and let them try!

#27 Other slumber party tips. To make the overnight party the best fun for all, mix up all the games and activities often so no one’s getting bored with any particular activity.

#28 Have spare toothbrushes. Just in case someone forgets theirs. It happens.

#29 Have a morning plan. You don’t want people just sitting around when they wake up. [Read: 18 ways to build lasting relationships]

#30 Have trash bags on hand. It is easier to keep on top of rubbish and makes cleanup loads easier!

#31 Serve some healthy food as well as junk. Just in case one of your friends *or all of them!* prefer it!

#32 Remember to have fun yourself. Don’t be too stressed out as host—the slumber party should be fun for you too.

[Read: Best friend bucket list: 15 adventures for you and your BFF]

There you have it. With these awesome sleepover ideas, you are sure to host a brilliant slumber party—one that your friends will just love!

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Bethany Locke
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. She works as a f...
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