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TickledOnion Fri 13-Oct-17 14:53:29

DD1 is having 5 friends over for a sleepover party for her 8th birthday. DD2 (5yo) will also be there. What do I need to do?

I am doing pizza, veg, chips for tea soon after they arrive.

We’ve got bean boozled to play though I doubt they’ll be brave enough.
I’ve also got pie face.
Do I need to plan a craft activity?

I’ll download a film to watch later with birthday cake, popcorn, pretzels, sweets and maybe cut up fruit. Any ideas what film would be good?

I’ve got a blow up double bed, a single camp bed mattress, 2 sofas. Should I drag a mattress or 2 down from the DDs bedrooms? I’ve got spare pillows and duvets if someone forgets a sleeping bag.

I have cereal, toast and jam for breakfast.

I’ve got water and squash for drinks.

I have contact phone numbers for all the parents.

What else do I need to do? I’m a single parent so will be doing this alone.

2014newme Fri 13-Oct-17 14:54:38

All sounds perfect

metalmum15 Fri 13-Oct-17 15:00:33

Sounds like you've got it all sorted. Have you got wine (or something stronger) for you for next day? 😆

2014newme Fri 13-Oct-17 15:02:21

Home alone or home alone 2 are good films

PinkFluffiUnicorn Fri 13-Oct-17 15:05:12

Sounds good, maybe plan a crafty activity or 2 just in case you need them, good luck x

TickledOnion Fri 13-Oct-17 16:51:17

Thanks everyone. My 2 have seen home alone. But something like that would be good.
I’ll try to find a not too messy craft as well just in case.

Notamum125 Sat 14-Oct-17 10:10:35

You could think of a theme that could make it more fun
Baking a great activity for young girls
You could all make pancakes in the morning or all make a birthday cake
Although you obviously want something to keep them busy also try and give them done time to chat or play truth or dare etc
That all sounds great though

AnneOfCleavage Sat 14-Oct-17 10:30:45

Is anyone else bringing a mattress as with 5 friends and two DDs you don't seem to have enough beds! You'll definitely need to bring your DDs mattresses down.

Don't be afraid to tell them to be quiet or "it's time to sleep now" as tired children make for fractious children. I had 6 teenagers over all sleeping in our lounge and by midnight I went down and said "right, come on now it's time to sleep" as our room was above lounge and they all settled down and slept (fitbit said 7 hours+) so they don't mind guidance at all.

Have some water bottles in the lounge as kids get thirsty at night and possibly a night light in hall or behind a sofa so it's not pitch dark. Remind them to all go to the loo!

I try and do easy breakfast stuff as they will be up early as once one wakes they all do: pain au chocolate, croissants etc in oven and cut up fruit platter. That way they can eat where they like if you don't have a big enough table. Individual fruit drink cartons are ideal to minimise spillage - Aldi do them v reasonable.

Is it tonight? If so have fun 😀🎂🎉🍷

Aftershock15 Sat 14-Oct-17 10:46:24

What about making friendship bracelets as a craft. Not messy and they can do it while chatting.

whiteroseredrose Sat 14-Oct-17 11:52:02

DD has always had sleepovers for birthdays. Still wants them now at 14!

I've found that even at 8 they tend to occupy themselves. At that age they all brought their own sleeping bags and pillows and we put sofa cushions and mattresses on the floor. (They'd done it themselves a previous year!).

What went down well was plain white T shirts and fabric pens. They made their own designs, I ironed them on then they slept in them.

Lots of choices of DVD to play plus popcorn and a tub of Heroes. And I second the cartons/plastic bottles of drink (the only time we have them). Good luck.

TickledOnion Sat 14-Oct-17 15:20:10

All good ideas. Thank you. I like the idea of T-shirt and pens.
Good point about mattresses. I’ll bring them down or ask if anyone has spares. One of the sofas is probably long enough for 2 to top and tail.
I’ll definitely get water bottles and drinks cartons. I hadn’t thought of that.

TickledOnion Sat 14-Oct-17 15:20:44

It’s next week so I’ve got a bit of time to plan.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 15-Oct-17 16:10:26

How about making their own pizzas?
Don't forget popcorn for the film!

Ricekrispie22 Sun 15-Oct-17 16:11:16

And painting each other's nails?

Eringray Tue 17-Oct-17 19:02:17

I think you've got everything under control. IT would be a good film to watch since girls specially like a bit of horror.

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