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Slumber Party Success

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Sep 20, 2013 9:32:00 AM


A house full of rambunctious kids for an entire night can seem a little overwhelming. Potential homesickness, planning every last detail, and coordinating schedules could discourage any parent from wanting to host a sleepover. But don’t worry! These party planning tips will assure your child’s next slumber party is a successful one.

Set a Date
Depending on how elaborate you want the sleep over to be, you may need a little extra time for planning purposes. Decide on an exact date and give yourself up to four weeks. With Anchorage schools starting back up, Friday is a great day to schedule your party because all the guests will be tired from school and are less likely to stay up all night.

Choose Wisely
The key to having a stress-free slumber party is to choose the number of children you feel comfortable with and stick to it. A few too many kids can easily spiral out of control for the host and be very overwhelming.

Depending on who you are hosting, girls or boys, make sure there are plenty of activities. Girls will love putting make-up on each other and doing their hair while the boys would have fun playing outside. Movies and popcorn are a must at the end of an evening.

Hosting a slumber party can be a lot of fun if done the right way. The key to success is early preparation and keeping things simple.

Topics: alaska sleep clinic, school, children

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