Plan an unforgettable and memorable sleepover party for your tween to teenage child. Kids age 12, 13 and 14 might be "too old" for classic birthday parties; however, they are not "too old" to have a full night of fun. From the invitations to the party games, a few supplies and some creativity are all you need to get started planning the ultimate sleepover.
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Help your child make the sleepover invitations with card stock, construction paper and markers. She also needs a picture of each one of her friends she invites to the party. Use the construction paper and card stock to make bed. Cut small squares of card stock to make the pillows and tape them on the bed. Tape a picture of each one of the girls' faces you having coming to the party to the pillows. Write the party details on the bed and hand deliver the invitations to the party guests.
Clear out a large room where the guests will spend most of their time and fill it will pillows, blankets, large comforters and sleeping bags. Place a CD player or karaoke machine in the rooms so party guests can lip synch and dance. Add white twinkle lights around the border of the ceiling to resemble stars. For added fun, hang pajamas, fuzzy slippers, funny boxers and nightgowns on the walls in the party area.
Make homemade s'mores using the microwave for a late-night snack. Allow the party guests to layer half of a graham cracker, a small chocolate bar, a large marshmallow and another half of a graham cracker on top. Place the s'mores on a plate and put in the microwave for 30 seconds. Another fun activity for party guests is friendships books. Give the guests several sheets of paper, glue, markers and stickers. Have them create a book and include a page about each guest at the party. This activity gives any unfamiliar faces a chance to meet and make new friends.
Name that Tune Game
Play a game of name that tune by downloading several popular songs on a CD or MP3 player before the party. Have the tweens and teens sit in the floor and play small sections of each song. Award a small prize to each guest who guesses a song correctly. You can also award extra prizes to guests who guess the artist and a large prize to the guest who guesses the most songs correctly.