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5 Ways to Have the Best Girl’s Sleepover of the Year

That milestone moment in your daughter’s life has arrived: she’s ready to have her first sleepover party. Whether you are celebrating her birthday or simply having a fun weekend with her friends, these girls sleepover ideas will help you plan the night that none of the guests will soon forget.

5 Ways to Have the Best Girls Sleepover of the Year

Prepare your daughter ahead of time by telling her all about sleepovers and the types of activities you will plan for the night. Present her with a special gift for this milestone occasion, such as a personalized sleeping bag for her to use when her friends come over.

Start the party later in the evening, so that there is enough time for fun before bed but not too much time to get into trouble. Starting about 6:00 p.m. is a good idea, but don’t forget to serve the guests some dinner when they first arrive.


Plan an activity for the party. Girls love to be creative and express themselves! Some of our favorite ideas:

  • Make up a Dance
  • Put on a Fashion Show
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Makeovers with fun glitter and lipstick
  • Creating Jewelry
  • Cookie Decoration
  • Karoke

Dessert Ideas

Make dessert an unforgettable moment! Create a cupcake decorating station, design a milk and cookies bar or opt for the classic make your own sundae center.

Winding Down before Sleep

Help the girls wind down from all their fun by showing a movie. Perhaps pick a classic that girls have loved for generations, or choose a new blockbuster that everyone wants to see. Some family friendly movies could include:

  • Frozen
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story

Breakfast is Served

Plan an easy, but deicious breakfast for the next morning. Grab a fruit platter and make a few cans of cinimon rolls or opt for a make your own breakfast burrito line.

Throwing that first sleepover party may seem intimidating, but when you create a plan and stick to it you will find that it’s not that hard at all. Your daughter will never forget the party that you threw, and her friends will be talking about it for weeks to come. For more sleepover party ideas, check out Lillian Vernon today.

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