Thursday, December 1, 2022

Planning The Perfect Sleepover For Your Teen

 A sleepover is the perfect way for a teenager to celebrate a special event at home, but how do you go about planning the best sleepover for their special day? Thankfully, this guide contains some of the best steps that you can follow to ensure your teen can enjoy an amazing sleepover with their best friends. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more!

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Think About Who To Invite

Teenagers can be difficult to keep up with to say the least, and it’s hard to know whether someone they were best pals with last week is now their worst enemy. So, don’t take over the responsibility of inviting people to your teens sleepover without their guidance, as they need to tell you exactly who they want at their party to have a good time with no arguments or attitude. It’s best to keep the numbers even (including your teen in the total), as this way it’s easy to pair up rather than having a third wheel who feels left out. Consider inviting any family members you have who are around the same age as your teen - it’s probable that your teen has a cousin or other close relative of a similar age, and this is an ideal opportunity for them to bond! 

Prepare A Den Or Sleeping Space 

If your teenager is having more than one guest over for their sleepover, then you need to spend some time creating a den or other similar sleep space in which they can all hang out together. Sleeping in totally different areas or rooms will not be a fun experience for your teen or their friends, as this could make people feel left out and stop the conversation from flowing well. Instead, try to take over an entire room, moving furniture to the sides and using extra mattresses or pillows to create a shared space that promotes socialization. You can also add some fairy lights, blankets and other cute finishing touches to make it more comfortable and inviting. Make sure you double check with your teen about the den you’ve prepared, as they may have a few suggestions to make it more cozy!

Plan Some Fun Activities 

Planning some fun activities should be your next priority, as you need to give your teen something to do to keep them occupied throughout the afternoon and evening. It will no doubt depend on your child’s unique likes and preferences, but here are some great tried and tested ideas: 

  • Horror night - give party guests their own torch to tell spooky stories when it gets dark, and provide some scary films (age appropriate, of course) that they can watch together!

  • Spa evening - buy some face masks and other fun spa-inspired self care products that they can use on themselves and each other. 

  • Arts and crafts - get some paints, paintbrushes, paper and pencils and encourage them to get creative making their own art!

  • Games night - prepare a host of games that they can play, from basic board games to computer games and more. 

Think about your teens' usual hobbies and passions, and it will make it much easier for you to decide on some suitable activities to plan out for them. If you’re stuck on what to choose, then take some time to have a look online for inspiration. 

Cook Up A Feast

Last but by no means least, cooking up a feast for your teen and their guests to enjoy will be a brilliant addition to their sleepover. Skipping dinner and making your guests eat at home is a real missed opportunity, as you could instead cook up something like a themed meal or even put on a buffet spread of fun finger foods for them to snack on! Make sure you check for any intolerances or allergies before you start to cook, as you don’t want to end up calling quits on the sleepover before it’s had a chance to get into full swing after having to take a guest to the hospital! It’s so easy to cater for any diet preferences without alienating a guest, as you can make something like an eggless and nut free brooklyn Blackout Cake that everyone will love no matter whether they eat eggs and nuts or not! 

Final Thoughts 

Planning a great teens sleepover has never been such a simple task when you can utilize some of these brilliant recommendations. With any luck, your teen will be appreciative of all the time and hard work that you put in! 

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