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17 Creative Slumber Party Ideas

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Sleepover Party Invitation
  2. 2. Slumber Party Tents
  3. 3. DIY Slumber Party Tent Tutorial
  4. 4. Minute to Win It Sleepover Fun
  5. 5. Hour by Hour Slumber Party Activity Balloons
  6. 6. Midnight Snack Popcorn Bags
  7. 7. Toothbrush Slumber Party Favors
  8. 8. Slumber Party Cereal Bar
  9. 9. Slumber Party Pancake Bar
  10. 10. Slumber Party Cinnamon Rolls
  11. 11. Boys Sleepover Party Games
  12. 12. Tie-Dye Pillow Cases
  13. 13. Personalized Flashlight Craft
  14. 14. VIP Sleepover Pass/Slumber Party Invitation
  15. 15. Slumber Party Movie Night Favor
  16. 16. Slumber Party Pajama Favors
  17. 17. Midnight Milk & Cookies
  18. Plan your own fabulous sleepover slumber party with these party supplies:
  19. Check out more great ideas for your slumber party.
  20. Plus, you wont want to miss this Pajama Time Boy's 1st Birthday...

Getting a house full of boys together for a party can be challenging in and of itself, but hosting a slumber party for them is a whole other experience.

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We’ve rounded up 17 creative slumber party ideas to help you tackle the party planning.

You’ll find inspiring ideas to get you started like VIP Pass invitations and ideas for hour by hour slumber party activities to keep the boys entertained.

How about incorporating a midnight snack? We’ve got ideas for that too! And don’t let the next morning’s breakfast stress you out. Check out the ideas for a pancake or cereal bar.

There are even ideas for slumber party favors like toothbrushes, flashlights, and pajamas.

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A close up of food on a table, with Party and Sleepover

1. Sleepover Party Invitation

From Party Printables Plus

Save yourself time and hassle by ordering an editable and printable boy’s sleepover party invitation. Easy to edit, and quick to print, plus affordable? Sounds like a winning combination to us. Save your energy for the late night—you’re going to need it.

Party and Tent

2. Slumber Party Tents

From The Ginger Spree

Transform your playroom, family room, or bonus room into an indoor campsite! Set up child-sized tents or teepees (see idea #3 below for a tutorial on creating your own) for each party guest. String lights overhead to act as “stars” when it is time for lights out. Guests will love sleeping under the stars.

A person sitting on a bed

3. DIY Slumber Party Tent Tutorial

From Pink Toes and Power Tools

If you are considering DIYing your own children-size party tents/teepees, this tutorial is for you! The instructions include a materials list, tips on cutting out the fabric, and a step-by-step guide for constructing the teepee! Your children will enjoy endless hours of playtime in this tent, making it well worth the investment in materials and time. It’s perfect for sleeping in for slumber parties and sleepovers.

A group of people sitting at a table with a birthday cake

4. Minute to Win It Sleepover Fun

From Craftibilities

Are you trying to figure out how to fill the seemingly endless hours of your slumber party? Check out this post filled with Minute to Win It games that are sure to result in sleepover fun! Some of the game titles are: “Junk in the Trunk”, “Noodling Around”, “Hanky Panky”, and “Full of Hot Air”. The supplies needed to execute the games are basic, every-day materials—most of which you probably already have at home.

A clock on a table

5. Hour by Hour Slumber Party Activity Balloons

From Real Life, Real Estate, Real Dana

Keep slumber party guests entertained all night long with an hour-by-hour countdown! Use helium balloons and record the time of the next activity using a permanent marker. You can attach the balloons to gift bags or baskets with the materials and instructions needed for the next activity. Or, you can record each activity idea on slips of paper that you insert into each balloon! Guests would have fun popping the balloons to reveal their next activity. Either way, fun and excitement is sure to ensue!

A close up of food, with Party and Sleep

6. Midnight Snack Popcorn Bags

From MJC Favors, as seen on Etsy

One of the most fun aspects of a slumber party is getting to stay up past regular bedtime hours. Later hours often mean kids get a late night snack attack and need to refuel to keep energy levels going and going and going… Surprise your party guests with a creative midnight snack! You can order these midnight snack popcorn bags for guests to fill with their favorite popcorn from a popcorn bar! Or you can have them pre-filled to pass out at midnight!

A stack of flyers on a table

7. Toothbrush Slumber Party Favors

From ‘A Casarella

Slumber parties call for loads of snacks and plenty of junk food. Before sending party guests to bed for the night (do they ever really sleep at a slumber party?), gift each party goer a new toothbrush! Now there are no excuses for not brushing, and you can say “no” to morning breath come breakfast time.

A group of glass bottles on a table, with Cereal and Milk

8. Slumber Party Cereal Bar

From Mindy Weiss, as seen on Inspired By This

Even though your slumber party guests will have been up late snacking, a good host should serve up breakfast before sending tired guests home to their families. Chances are good that your “good night sleep” won’t have been so good, so consider setting up a slumber party cereal bar before heading to bed. Pour a variety of kid-favorite cereals into glass containers with cereal names labeled. Have a stack of disposable bowls, spoons, napkins, and cups on hand. When morning comes, simply pull out the milk and you are ready for breakfast!

Food on a table, with Party and Pancake

9. Slumber Party Pancake Bar

From Chelsea’s Messy Apron

If you’re feeling extra generous, let your slumber party guests sleep in and treat them to a pancake bar once they awake. You can have the majority of items prepped the night before. You’ll need pancake mixes, plenty of fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.), spray whipping cream, sprinkles, butter, and plenty of syrup!

A close up of food, with Birthday and Cinnamon

10. Slumber Party Cinnamon Rolls

From Biblical Homemaking

Are you ready for a genius slumber party breakfast idea? Grab your favorite canned cinnamon roll dough from the store for starters! Layout the dough to form the age of your birthday guest of honor prior to baking. Watch party guests go wild over cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

Party and Sleepover

11. Boys Sleepover Party Games


Keeping a bunch of boys entertained at a sleepover can be stressful! Alleviate that stress by checking out this great list of boys’ sleepover party games including a ninja course, Nerf war, glow bowling, cheese ball toss and more. There are even great game ideas like, “Would You Rather”, that don’t require materials because they are more of a thinking/mental game.

A close up of a cake

12. Tie-Dye Pillow Cases

From Plain Vanilla Mom

Get ready for some tie-dye fun with this great slumber party activity idea! Invite your party guests to bring their own white pillow case to tie-dye. Guests will have a colorful new pillowcase to take home with them as a remembrance of their slumber party fun!

A colorful toy on a table

13. Personalized Flashlight Craft

From Kids Parties 1-2-3, as seen on ParentMap

If you’re looking for a slumber party craft that can then be used for an awesome game, consider setting up a personalized flashlight craft station. Once the slumber party guests personalize their flashlights using foam stickers and beads, they can use them for night games like Flashlight Tag! Bonus—the kids can keep the flashlights as a party favor!

A group of flyers on a table

14. VIP Sleepover Pass/Slumber Party Invitation

From LyonsPrints

Since you’ll be giving slumber party guests all out access to an evening of fun, why not send them a VIP sleepover pass with the party details. These awesome invitations make for a creative invitation and can also be worn to the party by guests! Roll out the red carpet and get ready for a house full of energetic VIPs!

Party and Sleepover

15. Slumber Party Movie Night Favor

From Urban Daisies

Does part of your slumber party plan involve showing a movie or two to help kids wind down before bedtime? Why not put together a movie night favor for each guest? You can source popcorn containers at your local dollar store and fill them with each child’s favorite movie treat, some popcorn, and a drink! The kids can eat their snacks during the movie and take home the leftovers as a party favor.

A group of people that are standing in the grass

16. Slumber Party Pajama Favors

From Great Stitch, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas

Kids need pajamas when attending a slumber party, making them a great favor idea! Watch for sales on pajamas if you intend to purchase them. Or, if you or someone you know likes to sew, get out your sewing machine and get ready to whip up some pajama pants for each party guest!

A cup of coffee on a table, with Party and Sleepover

17. Midnight Milk & Cookies

From Karen R., as seen on Catch My Party

Is there a better way to end the night than with milk and cookies? Serve up a midnight snack of milk and cookies to really treat your slumber party guests. You can have individual bottles of milk ready to go and cookies prepackaged for easy distribution.

Plan your own fabulous sleepover slumber party with these party supplies:

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  • Sleepover Party Game
  • Sleeping Cover Eye Mask
  • Glowstick Party Pack
  • Floor Lounger Seat Cover and Pillow
  • Pajama Party Pillow Case
  • Flashlight Party Favors
  • Slumber Party Invitations
  • Indoor Campfire
  • Pajama Party Banner
  • Pajama Party Favor Stickers
  • Kids Sleeping Bag
  • Kids Toothbrushes

Check out more great ideas for your slumber party.

Plus, you wont want to miss this Pajama Time Boy’s 1st Birthday

A bunch of lit candles on a cake


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