Sleepovers are a staple food. Sure, ordering a pizza and renting a movie are classics, but you can enhance your game with these three themed parties, which only require a little extra effort.
Have a Backyard Tent Party
To throw a tent party is a great way to entertain older children and still give them some freedom. Bring the group together and have them help set up a tent in the backyard to "camp" overnight. Setting up is a fun activity that's always a hit, but even better, the party mess and noise is included outside, which is great if you have a baby in the house who needs rest.
If you do not have a backyard, set up a tent in the living room or family room. Tent parties are my child's favorite, and my youngster has this kind of pajama party at least once a year.
Add a little innovation to the party by projecting movies for nocturnal entertainment on the tent walls. If you do not have a projector yet, I recommend the Cinemood projector. It has preinstalled Disney movies and you can stream Netflix movies and shows so that kids do not go out to see things. In addition, it is easy to use.
Make sure you have time for smores prepared over a fire pit or grill, and ghost stories to complete the camping theme.
Pro Tip: If the walls of your tent do not work as a projection screen, pin a white sheet to the tent to make a screen in an instant.
Make it a Cinema Night
If your child absolutely likes movies, then maybe a movie night would be a good place to stay. Go to your Netflix account and create a new profile by clicking Manage Profiles> Add Profile . Under Permitted TV Shows and Movies select the appropriate age group for the group to protect the children from creeping broadcasts they should not see. Then click Save .
Have your child load my list with movies. The sleepover friends can vote which movie will be shown first in the list. Add candies and popcorn to complete the night.
Another fun idea for a sleepover is a star party where kids can dress up and feel fabulous. Grab a laundry basket filled with funny clothes such as feather boas, top hats, sunglasses, funny outfits and props from the second-hand or party specialty store. Then complete the night with a photo booth. Do not worry, my version is super easy to set up.
Hang a sheet or colorful tapestry with thumbtacks on the walls in one corner of the room. Make sure that you hang the frame so high that the edges are not visible in the photos. Then safety pin balloons, streamers, glittering stars or other decorations to the leaves.
Finally, you need a camera. You can play the photographer all night with your DSLR or even smartphone, but you can also give the reins to the kids. If you do not want them to play with your expensive camera, you can buy disposable cameras or invest in a children's camera that can be used over and over again. A cost-effective, durable and easy-to-use option is the BiBene Kids digital camera. For older children, the Pellor Waterproof Sport Action Camera is a good choice. It is waterproof and also records videos.
The great thing about choosing a digital camera instead of a one-way camera is that you can remove the SD card, put it in your laptop, and print the photos so everyone can take home a gift.