Slumber parties are great fun with the tween set, but you will need to plan some activities to keep boredom at bay. Crafts can be a great way to do that. Choose crafts that tie in with common slumber party activities or ones where the girls will be able to make something useful to take home.
A piece of jewelry that the tweens can wear every day can help the girls remember the slumber party. You can offer a simple craft, such as stringing beads on an elastic, or you can offer something more complex, like macrame or friendship bracelets made from embroidery floss. Teach the girls how to tie the knots and make the designs, and they’ll get addicted.
Doing make overs is a popular activity for tween girls at a slumber party. To go along with this, you can also make your own makeup. For example, you could mix petroleum jelly with a red-colored powdered drink for a fruity tinted lip gloss. You can also mix powdered food coloring with baby powder to use as eye shadow. This allows the girls to create wild colors.
Slippers and Flip Flops
Buy a cheap pair of flip flops for each of the guests. Ask about sizes before hand so that every girl has her size. You can then have them cut out a piece of fur exactly the size of the flip flop and glue it to the top to create a sort of fuzzy slipper. Alternatively, have them decorate the straps with flowers, beads or other items for fashionable shoes.
Since you are having a sleepover, a decorated pillow case could be a natural choice. Offer fabric markers that the girls can use to decorate plain white pillow cases. You could also purchase printable iron on transfers that the girls can use. Each girl chooses an image from online and prints it onto the transfer, then you help them iron it on.
The girls can decorate a T-shirt and then wear it while sleeping. Each girl can use a marker or puffy paint to design the shirt she likes. If you want, you could ask each girl to sign every shirt so that it really is a good reminder of the party.
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