Tips For Planning an Adult Slumber Party
Grown-Up Sleepover Ideas that Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
Sleepovers aren’t just for kids. If you’ve ever been to a sleepover with friends as an adult, you know how much fun can be had. Chances are, you’re waking up with a 6-pack of abs from laughing so hard all night long.
In this guide, we’ll help you plan the best adult sleepover to ensure your night is chalked full of laughs, boozy fun, and memories.
The Slumber Party, Reinvented
If you want to start off on the right foot, get creative with your invites. You don’t want to let on all of the fun plans you have, but you want your guests to come prepared for a night of debauchery. Set the time and the dress code and give specific instructions on what each guest should bring. A well-crafted invite with clear direction will eliminate any unexpected kinks in your plans, setting you up for a successful night.
Make sure you have plenty of time to prepare your home for such a party. Depending on which activities you choose, you’ll need to ensure you have sleeping arrangements for everyone (you may want to pick names out of a hat to determine where everyone will sleep to eliminate competition for the best bed). Gather lots of blankets, shop for the food and booze you need, decorate, queue the music, and let the good times roll.
Plan brunch beforehand, because chances are, you’ll all be waking up with a headache. Have a bottle of pain killers and your best hangover cure handy. You’re going to need it, because let’s face it, a hangover well into adulthood is way worse than a hangover in your early 20’s.
If you want to kick things up a notch, plan some breakfast mimosas. It might just help with that hangover – gotta love the hair of the dog! Just be sure to keep things light and make sure that everyone has plenty of time to sober up before they head home.
Now for the fun stuff. The epic activities that will transform your night into the greatest shenanigans of your life and make memories that will last for a lifetime.
If you’ve got a twin mattress handy and a wide staircase, hop on and get sliding. As adults, we shouldn’t need to tell you that safety comes first, but let’s throw that warning out there anyway.
This activity is always laugh-inducing and sometimes wow-inspiring, but why not kick things up a notch and make the most hilariously memorable videos while you’re at it. Set yourself up for some car karaoke and get filming!
Set up a scavenger hunt across your home. No teams, just individual silliness, competition, laughs, and hunting for treasures. Make it personal and relatable to your years of friendship together.
Sleep Under the Stars
If you want to blow your guests away, how about a sleepover under the stars? If it’s too cold to sleep outside, why not bring the stars indoors? Use glow in the dark star decals or project a starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling.
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Send everyone home with a goodie bag that they can treasure for life or years to come, commemorating the epic night you’ve just experienced together. Painted wine glasses, a USB containing the music of the playlist you created for the party and the car karaoke video, perfectly preserved roses that will last for years, and whatever else you can think of.
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No one said that just because you’re an adult, you have to act like one all the time. Bringing out the kid in you will do wonders for your soul. Laughter is healing, and spending a night with your best friends is just what we will all need once this pandemic lets up.
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