How to Throw a Slumber Party. Slumber parties can either be really cool
or really lame. Make sure yours is the fun kind. You will need A parent’s help A guest list
Invitations Extra pillows, blankets, and toothbrushes Food and beverages DVDs Beauty and hair products
Jewelry-making kits and music. Step 1. Sit down with a parent several weeks in advance
and discuss the guest list. Four to six girls is usually a good number. Generally speaking, it’s more fun to have
a few good friends spend the night than a lot of guests who may not get along. Step 2. Invite people—by written invitation, email,
or word-of-mouth—at least four weeks in advance. Include in your invitation what the guests
need to bring—their own pillow, a sleeping bag, a blanket, etc. Step 3. With your parent’s help, figure out everything
you’ll need for the party, from snacks and beverages (pizza is always popular and easy)
to paper goods and decorations to breakfast items for the next morning. Buy a few inexpensive pillows and some extra
toothbrushes to have on hand. Step 4. Think about fun things to do. Make jewelry? Experiment with makeup? Do each other’s hair? Play dress-up? Have a karaoke contest? Make prank calls? Hypnotize each other? Consider having a theme for your slumber party,
like a scary movie marathon, an indoor campout, or spa night. Step 5. The day of the slumber party, clear and decorate
a large area where you and your friends can party/sleep. Put some nightlights around for middle-of-the-night
bathroom visits. Step 6. Now it’s time to see who can stay up the
latest! Did you know Ninety-six percent of preteen
and teenage girls have attended at least one slumber party.