Sleepovers are always a fun time for young girls. Nothing is cooler when you are young than getting together with all of your friends, eating junk food and staying up late to “party.” However, some sleepovers can be quite boring because no planning went into them. It is important that if you are going to host a sleepover for young girls that you do everything you can to make sure they have a good time.
Begin planning at least a week ahead of time. Start by inviting the girls. You will want to be sure you are very clear on the date and time of the sleepover. Be sure that you talk to the parents of the girls to be sure that they have permission to come and to arrange transportation to and from your house.
Go shopping for all of the things that you will need! Girls love to eat so get lots of delicious snacks. The junkier, the better! Parties are supposed to have junk food. You can’t have a proper sleepover without lots of chips, dip, and chocolate! It would be fun for the girls to actually make something at their sleepover. Buy supplies for them to make their own personal pizzas for dinner and then have them make brownies for dessert.
Young girls love to put makeup on! They may be too young to actually wear makeup outside of the house, but a sleepover is a fun time where they can practice with makeup and dress up. Dollar stores usually have lots of makeup for very little cost. You could spend ten dollars there and get all of the makeup the girls could ever need for the night. Help them put it on or let them do it on their own. Don’t forget the nail polish!
As far as entertainment goes, there are lots of things you could do. Movies are always a very safe choice. You want to make sure that the movies are age appropriate, and if they are rated above PG, then you should get the permission from the parents of the girls. You do not want to let them watch a movie that their parents wouldn’t approve of.
You could also have a karaoke party! Get one of those portable karaoke machines and let the girls have their own “American Idol!” You can be the judge. If you can’t get a karaoke machine, there is lots of karaoke available online, and many websites such as www.singsnap.com and www.myspace.com have karaoke available for free!
Let the girls stay up as late as they want. You are only young once. Sleepovers are a very special time in a young girl’s life, and it if it is planned correctly will be one of the greatest memories that she has!