Kids’ sleepovers are always a blast. They provide the opportunity to do fun things with friends and family, without having to worry about what time it is! If you are looking for an easy way to plan one, keep reading for some simple tips that will help make your slumber party easier than ever before. You can also read our post about the best ideas for hosting a painting party for kids here.
Start with a clean and organized room
One of the first things that you need to do to be able to easily organize a kids’ sleepover is to clean and organize the room. Make sure the bed is made, the clothes are put away, and any toys that need to be played with are in one place.
You also want to make sure that you have all the right bedding in the room. This means seeing to it that every kid will have a mattress to sleep on. There are different mattress sizes suitable for a sleepover, but the most appropriate one will prove to be making do with what you have. For instance, you can put a couple of twin mattresses together to accommodate more people.
You should also have a few extra pillows, a couple of spare blankets in case one gets dirty or wet, and some sheets to fit your beds. Make sure that there are enough sleeping bags for everyone involved, or that you have extra sleeping bags in case the weather is colder than expected.
Kids are very accommodating when it comes to sharing their toys, but there may be some exceptions where certain items will need to be put away before they start playing with them. Make sure these items are easy to store so you can easily set everything up once everyone arrives.
Themed snacks and drinks for everyone
Kids’ slumber parties are all about fun, but that doesn’t mean they should be able to eat junk food. This is why you need to come up with themed snacks and drinks that everyone can enjoy. For example, if it’s a movie night, make sure you have a wide variety of healthy treats available. Nevertheless, snacks can also include things like chips with dip, pretzels with peanut butter on them, fruits such as bananas, apples, and oranges, as well as crackers or cheese sticks with some type of meat, and so on.
When it comes to drinks, prepare a couple of juices for everyone who will be attending the sleepover. This can include things like water, which should be in the fridge, juice boxes, lemonade mixes if it’s hot outside, and so on. There should be enough drinks to last throughout the night. However, this doesn’t mean that they have to all come from the same juice brand or pack. You can also opt for making your drinks if you know how to make them well enough!
Let them know what time dinner will be served
Another thing for you to do when planning your kids’ sleepover is let everyone involved know what time dinner will be served. You can have them arrive at around five o’clock or so, and then serve dinner around six-thirty. For dinner, you could provide things like grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni, and cheese, hot dogs for the kids who are not picky, chips with dip, or pretzels with peanut butter on them among others.
Make a list of all the things you’ll need for your sleepover
To easily organize a kids’ sleepover, another item that you need to accomplish is to come up with a list of all the things that you will be needing. Apart from snacks and drinks (water or juice), as well as blankets and pillows, you should also prepare music to listen to while sleeping over, games to play during the slumber party, and so much more. If you can’t think of anything else immediately, make sure that there are enough diapers and wipes around should any accidents happen. This way everyone’s time will be well spent!
The next step is to pick out the activities for your sleepover
Once you have come up with a list of all the things that you will be needing, it’s time to pick out some activities for your kids’ sleepover. This can include watching movies together, playing video games, board games (and yes, they still exist!), arts and crafts, playing with toys together, having a pillow fight (and yes, this can be safely done during the day), watching television shows or movies that you all like to watch.
Make sure there are plenty of bathrooms available
When planning your kids’ slumber party, you also want to make sure that there will be plenty of bathrooms for everyone involved. You don’t want to have any accidents happen because no one wants to miss out on fun activities during the party. This can include things like putting a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, making sure there are plenty of towels available for everyone involved, and so on.
Have each person bring something from their home
It is also a good idea to have each of the kids bring something from their home so there’s no fighting about who gets what toy or game. In this case, the kids will be able to sleep with something familiar. Some helpful items that they can bring include their favorite stuffed animal, pillow, blanket, or teddy bear.
Invite a few friends and their parents to help you plan the sleepover
There is also the option for you to invite a few friends and their parents to help you plan the sleepover. This can make things easier if everyone is on board with what activities will be taking place, as well as when they should happen.
Sleepovers are a great way to give kids the chance to have their own space for a night and let them be in charge. Having fun at your kids’ slumber party does not have to be complicated! All it takes is some preparation on your part for you to easily organize it. If you want the party to go as smoothly as possible, make sure you plan by getting everything ready before everyone arrives. If you follow the tips we have given above, then not only can all your guests enjoy themselves while they’re at your place for their sleepover, but so will you!