This weekend was a blast. It was relaxing and entertaining. My husband is away for a few days, deer camp. Actually, he has been gone for about a week now and will be returning tomorrow. As the last weekend with him away, I decided to have a girl’s weekend and invited some friends and my sister over for an old school slumber party. Just like, I had when I was a kid. It was a nice throwback to easier times. In addition, I think everyone else enjoyed herself.
There are some many things to do when organizing a party or get together for friends. When I host my Winter Slumber Blast Weekend, there are a few things that are staples. Without them, it would not be a slumber party. No, I do not mean extra pillows for a pillow fight. I honestly I have never participated in a pillow fight in any slumber party I attended. Not now as an adult or when I was a child.
Anyway, here are my sure fire tips to planning a great slumber party. However, be forewarned your guest my not want to leave your house, please keep this in mind when deciding.
I love boards games, I always have. Whenever I have a party at my house I like to make sure, I have a few board games that are very interactive like Pictionary or Scattegories. Both are great at breaking the ice and loosening people up. More importantly it creates a lifetime of memories that will be carry one for years. This is also necessary if you have guests that may not know each other or do not know each other well. Wonderful icebreakers.
Plan an easy menu with lots of snacks
Food is crucial to any party no matter what it is. Plan you menu to be fun and easy to eat. Try a bake potatoes bar or sliders. Something that is easy to carry and not sloppy to eat. Make sure you have lot of snacks of the savory and the sweet kind. Of course, it is good to have a little vegetables and fruits to help break down all that food. I like to make a fruit bowl and vegetable tray. Then I lay it out buffet style, making sure to replenish as the night goes on. It has a given, everyone expects to leave a slumber party full and bloated.
Have to have movies
Movies are necessary in any slumber party it does not matter if you are seven, thirteen, or thirty. Fun, comedic romances are what every slumber party must have. With the advent of streaming shows and movies. This is easy. Just turn on Netflix or Hulu and you are in business. You can watch movies and television shows as much as your heart desires. On the other hand, your guests heart’s desire.
The next you are looking to host a fun and festive slumber for you and your girls use these sure fire tips for a great time for all. Trust me I have been having slumbers parties since I was eight years old. Each one, which off without a hitch and to this day folks still mention my slumbers, parties with a smile on their face. In addition, a longing to return.
Coincidently, I use the same formula for office parties. No matter what type of social gathering these tips will go over like butter on a hot piece of toast! I guarantee it!