What is the most popular animal of the night for kids? The owl, of course. If you’re looking for new and fresh ideas for your kid’s next slumber party, here’s how to host an awesome fun night owl party.Send Out The Invites
Send out your invites to your child’s friends about a week in advance. Make sure you check with their parents about 2 weeks in advance to make sure they’ve got nothing major going on. Invitations are your first opportunity to be creative.
Make a Saturday of it: get some construction paper if you like the whole DIY thing. Otherwise, pick up some postcards or cheap cards from the dollar store and get to work. Remember, these are invitations for other children, so they don’t have to be fancy. In fact, fancy invites are probably going to be real snoozers with young ones.
This is one of the few times you can get crazy with glitter and markers and not be recommended to the psychiatric ward of your local hospital for treatment. So, go for it.
Make Your Own Pillow Cases
On the night of, have some activities lined up. One of the best “night owl” activities you can do that will keep the kids busy is designing a pillowcase that they will sleep on later. Non-toxic permanent markers and decorations are perfect.
It’s something they will have fun making, have fun sleeping on, and something to take home with them. You’ll be the hit of the town and other moms will be so jealous.
Get The Right Pajamas
If you’re looking for ideas for sleep-ware, look no further than matching pajamas. Websites, like www.sleepyheads.com, sell mom and child P.J.s. They fun, inexpensive, and a cool way to connect with your child.
You could suggest that everyone gear up with themed pajamas but that might get expensive – especially if it’s just a one-night sleepover.
Make Party Favors
Party favors are things that kids can take home with them – baskets of treats, crafts, and home-baked cookies or other treats. All of these things are activities in and of themselves and will leave an impression not only on your child’s friends but also on their parents.
Hooking Everyone Up With a Great Movie
At the end of the night, everyone is going to be a little tired, and one of the best ways to wind them down into bed is will a “soft” or “passive” activity – a movie. Movies can be great, but they can also be a train wreck if you choose the wrong one.
Choose something that’s not too action-packed but also not so dull that everyone gets bored before they fall asleep.
Something like Frozen has a good rhythm to it. Older titles also work well, like Cinderella, Fantasia (if you can find it), and the Little Mermaid. Basically, the older Disney flicks. Straight-up action movies might end up riling up everyone when you want them to settle down and that’s not going to be good for anybody.