My fondest childhood memories are those where I had or went to sleepovers. Secrets are told, friendships are strengthened, and a lot of fun is had by all. Sleepovers are a rite of passage for children, as evidenced by my 7 year old who asks almost every day if she can have a sleepover, or the too-many-to-count sleepovers that she gets invited to.
Sleepovers can be fun, but there is a little preparation required first. The key to a successful sleepover is keeping your sanity, having a strategy, and making sure that the kids enjoy themselves.
Straighten up the house
Be bathroom ready!
Manage the Sleeping arrangements
Plan your Snacks and drinks with the kids in mind
Establish where the no-go zones are located
Designate Drop off times and be firm
Have back up Stuffed animals
Plan lots of kid friendly Activities
Pick a fun Theme
Plan a Fun farewell breakfast
FOR MORE SLEEPOVER TIPS READ: Tips for Successful Sleepovers
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