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How To Plan A Slumber Party
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How to Plan A Slumber Party

Nothing says fun, fun, fun like a well-organized slumber party for your little one and his/ her friends. However, planning a sleepover is rather a tedious job that includes being prepared for a number of emergency situations. To ensure that everyone has good time and you don't have to make a run for the nearest store or pharmacy in the middle of the night, simply follow the steps in this slumber party checklist:

1. Get the names and numbers of each child's parents

Depending on the age of your little guests, you might be forced to call their parents to pick them up earlier, provided that they become agitated, anxious or scared. Therefore, it is better to be prepared with a detailed list of each child's parents and emergency numbers. If you want to be everyone's favourite host it is also a great idea to inquire about allergies, sleeping habits and etc. a few days prior to the date of the slumber party.

2. Prepare the beddings

Ideally, each kid will come with its own sleeping bag, pillow, a bottle of water, toiletries and an overnight bag. However, there is always at least one that will have forgotten his/ her stuff, so you need to be ready for all scenarios. Additionally, you would want to decorate the room to create a festive atmosphere to make the children feel welcome.

3. Assemble a crafts area

When you organise a slumber party, you need to be aware that its success relies heavily on the entertainment you provide. You shouldn't expect that the kids will fill their time together with chatter and entertain themselves the entire time. Keep in mind that bored children are the ones that come up with the best pranks, and you don't want that!

Depending on what you have at hand and your creativity, you can come up with variety of board games, charades, puzzles to keep everyone busy. Assembling a crafts table, for instance, is a great solution. The children can make something to take home and show to their parents. Take pebble pets, for example – they are cute and easy to make, so everyone's efforts will be rewarded with success.

4. Plan for healthy snacks

A good host will have various snacks and healthy dishes for the little overnight gusts. A slumber party is no excuse for the kids to consume junk food, no matter how much they love it. Instead plan for a healthy meal and check for any allergy threats. Additionally, you can turn making the dinner into a fin activity by allowing your guests to make their own pizza or home-made popcorn or even mini quiches.

5. Set the rules

With so many kids at one place, you need to be more than firm and strict when establishing the boundaries. If you don't want to face damages that rival these of a hurricane, you need to outline your domestic rules. Make sure that they include everything from the exact time of lights out to no eating on the carpet, warn professionals. To prevent stains and crumbs damaging your favourite living room carpet, be adamant and supervise the consumption of food and drinks.

As far as the lights out is concerned, you should be aware that some late-night giggles and whispering are to be expected. Therefore, you ought to make sure you are well rested prior to the arrival of the little guests. To help everyone feel secure and at ease, install a few night lights or leave a soft light on.

6. Include breakfast in your plans

With all the excitement and commotion of the slumber party, many parents forget to plan for the next-day breakfast. This could turn out to be very problematic, especially if your fridge hasn't been properly stocked. Ideally, you will manage to provide a healthy meal for the beginning of the day. For a quick fix up, you can always go with fruit and yoghurt. In case you have more time on your hands, you can kick start everyone's day by making pancakes or these fabulous rainbow waffles.

Last but not least, make sure to establish a firm pick up time with all the parents. It will allow you to plan the rest of the day. Bare in mind that a well-planned sleepover will not be stressful and you will have plenty of time to react in any situation.


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