For my daughter’s birthday, she started planning months before turning 9. (the joys of having a mom as a party planner) She wanted to have her first slumber party with some of her closest friends. For decorating her bedroom, I went to the Thrift Shop and found pink sheets to use as drape, I found some really cute plush stars and hung up Christmas lights. We laid blankets and pillows under her loft-style bunk bed. And played Pandora’s Kids Bop playlist all night long.
We had a guest list of 9 girls, who ranged from 7-9 years old. Each guest was given a eye mask (for their beauty sleep) and glow sticks (to play with after ‘lights out’). For dinner we had pizza and afterwards had a cupcake race off! And for dessert, the girls had to eat their cupcakes with no hands. We started out the evening by allowing the girls to arrive and start decorating their cups.
After more guests arrived, we decorated pillowcases with fabric paint and markers. (Wished I had thought of setting up an area for them to dry…sigh) What slumber party doesn’t have dress up time?? So while at the Thrift Shop, I found some really cute prom/homecoming dresses for all of the guests to choose from (under $50). After mani’s and pedi’s were done, the girls did a fashion shoot and had a blast swapping out dresses to take more pictures. After dinner, we pulled out the karaoke machine and sang for hours. After breakfast, the girls went home with their personalized cups, pillowcases, cute socks and DVD full of the photos and videos from their party.