Sleepover for Girls Party Ideas

Sleepover Party Ideas for Girls

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Hosting a sleepover is always a fun idea for a birthday party. Whether it's a campout in the backyard or a pajama party in the living room, you can host a memorable night with our Sleepover Party ideas!

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Sleepover Food
Sleepover Party Favors
Sleepover Games & Activities

Planning & Invitations

What Do I Need For the Party?

In addition to basic Sleepover Party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins, and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Sleepover Party:

You can stick with the basics, or add other items to fit your theme. For example, for a Sleepover Party, you may also want to consider renting a movie. Here are our picks for perfect movies to watch at a sleepover:
  • High School Musical (Rated G)
  • Enchanted (Rated PG)
  • The Love Bug (Rated G)
  • The Princess Diaries (Rated G)
  • Parent Trap (Rated G)
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Rated PG)
  • Over the Hedge (Rated PG)

Sleepover Party Tips
  • Make sure to set a few ground rules up before the party and discuss them with your child.
  • In case there is an emergency, collect contact information from all of the guests.
  • Check with parents to make sure you are aware of guests' allergies or medications.
  • Provide plenty of downtime for the girls to talk and hang out.

Sleepover Party Invitation Ideas

If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few sleepover party ideas to consider:
  • Print your party details in large block letters on clean, white pillowcases. Fold them and send them in manila envelopes.
  • Mail your invitations along with a small teddy bear or stuffed animal for your guests to bring to the party.
  • Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation and attach it to a new toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. Your guests can bring these items with them to the party! Mail your invites in padded envelopes.
  • Send your invitation as a message in a bottle! Write your party details on a sheet of construction paper. Clean out old soda pop bottles, roll the paper into a tube, and slip it inside. Hand-deliver these to your guests.
  • Include creative wording for your party details, such as:

    Are you ready for some giggles and gossip?
    Maybe some pizza, and some chips and dip?
    Then come to Ella's party and bring your pj's,
    'Cause it's going to be fun in so many ways!
If you would rather not make your own invitations, but would still like a personalized touch, consider our Personalized Sleepover Invitations, which include all the party details for you!

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Decorating & Food Ideas

Sleepover Party Decoration Ideas

Most slumber parties require minimal decorations. However, if you would like to add a little extra flare, consider these ideas:
  • Twist together streamers and drape them along the walls of the party area. Hang long strips of streamers in a row across each entryway into the main party area, creating curtains for your guests to pass through as they come and go.
  • Hang a banner near the entrance to the party. Check out our personalized sleepover banner and let us do the work for you.
  • Decorate the ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stars. Your guests will love seeing the shapes appear when the lights go out.
  • Scatter plenty of extra pillows, sleeping bags and blankets around the sleeping area. Your guests can use them to lounge on before it's time to sleep.
  • Have a selection of music sitting next to a CD player that your guests can dance and lip synch to.
  • For an extra-special touch, hang white twinkle lights around the perimeter of the ceiling.

Sleepover Party Food Ideas

Sleepover parties usually include traditional party food - pizza, chips and dip, veggies and dip, soda, and candy. However, if you would like to serve some more creative treats, consider these ideas:
  • Funny Face Bagels - Cut bagels in half and toast them, if desired. Spread cream cheese on the bagels and then provide the children jelly in a squeeze tube. Instruct the children to make funny faces on their bagels with the jelly!
  • Relaxing Refreshments - Serve soda, strawberry milk, and juice with silly straws.
  • Cute Cut-Outs - Use cookie cutters in the shape of daisies, stars, and butterflies to cut out peanut butter sandwiches, cheese, and deli meats.
  • Popcorn Pizazz - Serve popcorn in traditional popcorn bags and let your guests add toppings of cinnamon, powdered cheese, salt & pepper, or chocolate sprinkles.
You will most likely be serving breakfast to your guests as well. Here are a few ideas for early-morning treats:
  • Smiley Face Pancakes - Make a batch of pancakes, and set them out along with canned whipped cream, chocolate chips, maraschino cherry halves, chocolate syrup, finely chopped nuts, blueberries, or any other sweet treat that can be used to make eyes, a nose, a mouth, hair, etc., on each pancake. Let your guests decorate their pancakes the way they like.
  • Waffle Bar - Set up a waffle bar with a selection of syrups and toppings such as cherries, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate chips, and nuts. Let each child make his or her ultimate waffle.
  • Fruit Pops - Slide sections of fruit, such as pineapple, banana, strawberries, and grapes onto a wooden skewer and serve.

Party Favor Ideas

Sleepover Party Favor Ideas

Put a smile on your guests' faces by sending them home with party favors that fit your theme. You could give one large favor, such as a CD or DVD, or combine smaller favors such as:
  • A pillowcase
  • Lotion, lip gloss and nail polish
  • Candy
  • Stickers
  • Costume jewelry

Also check out our complete favor sets and personalized products such as zipper pulls, placemats, and stickers.

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Party Planning Toolbox

Use the links below to quickly find related theme party supplies, planning tips, printable checklists, and advice from our party planning experts.
  • Sleepover Party Supplies: Includes paperware, invitations, personalized items, favors, and decorations for your party theme.
  • Sleepover Personalized Items: Check out our exclusive personalized items including invitations, bookmarks, stickers, and more!
  • Birthday Party Decorating Ideas: This guide will tell you how to decorate for your party theme, what to do with balloons and streamers, how to decorate with food, how to set the table, and how to make your own party decorations.
  • Parties Under $100: Use this guide to celebrate in style without breaking the bank!
  • Party Budget Estimator: Download this guide to help budget your expenses.
  • More Birthday Theme Ideas: Browse our list of over 130 themed party guides to find tips for your child's next birthday! Each guide includes ideas for invitations, decorations, food, favors, games and more.

Games and Activities

Sleepover Memories

Create a sleepover memory album and get autographs from your friends!

Friendship Pins

This craft activity is fun, fast and just for friends!

Root Beer Floats

Make yummy root beer floats easily with this recipe!

I'm Grateful Chairs Game

Try this fun variation of "musical" chairs that's perfect for older kids.

Tent Card & Placemat Craft

A fun craft that will make great keepsakes for your guests.

Ghost in the Graveyard

Your guests will love running around during this late-night game of tag.


Everyone will get a good laugh during this goofy game of changing phrases.

Sleepover Word Search

A great activity to keep guests busy until everyone arrives at the party.

Name That Tune

Young children and preteens alike will love this fun, musical game.

Capture the Flag

Capture the opposing team's flag and carry it back to home territory.

Flashlight Tag

Have your guests play this classic game to use up some excess energy!

Scavenger Hunt

Create a custom scavenger hunt that all of your guests will enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake these chocolate chip cookies to impress your guests and your friends!

Slumber Party Coloring Page

Your guests will love decorating our printable Sleepover coloring page.

Beauty Stations

Set up beauty stations around the party area and pamper your guests at them.

Sleeping Beauty

Make your guest Sleeping Beauty, and see how long she can go without laughing!