When you think of a slumber party there are a number of images that pop into your head, mostly images of staying up late in pajamas, midnight feasts, gossiping, playing truth or dare etc. This is what happens at a classic slumber party. While a party invitation for teens does not require you to arrange for any entertainment, when it comes to arranging one for kids, it is best for the parents to come up with ideas to keep them occupied. Thinking of slumber party ideas for 10 year olds is not very difficult. All you need is something creative and fun to keep them occupied!
While thinking of things to do at a slumber party, make sure you do not choose games that are too educational because they'll just end up seeming like a chore rather than something fun. This will not only keep the children entertained, but will also explore their creativity and imagination. But don't fret, for theme parties do not mean that they have to burn a hole in your pocket.
Slumber Party Ideas
One of the classic ideas for slumber party is a movie night. This is a great idea for both boys and girls. You can select a movie they will all enjoy, like High School Musical or a Harry Potter movie, as these are evergreen favorites of all 10-year-olds. Make sure you have a lot of popcorn and candies at hand. If you want to make it a little more creative, then you can ask each child to dress up as their favorite character from the movie.
One of the coolest party ideas for girls is a makeover party. After all, girls just want to have fun, and what better way than a makeover party? Girls of all ages love make-up. Get light eye shadows, lip glosses, nail polishes etc. to make it more fun. Make all the girls write their names on chits and put them in a bowl. Then make each one draw a chit from the bowl. Whichever name they pick, they have to give a makeover to that person, and vice versa. Take 'before' and 'after' photographs with a Polaroid camera so that the girls can take them home in the morning.
This is a fun idea, especially for boys. You can build a small bonfire in your backyard, and maybe even tents for the kids to spend the night in. Let them roast marshmallows and make s'mores for creating the complete effect of a camp. And what better way to end the night, than by letting the kids tell scary stories to each other or even play pranks for sleepovers.
If you want something simple, then another option is a game night. You can choose board games, card games, or even games like truth or dare to make it fun. Besides these, you can also have dance sessions. All you need is good music, and all the kids can show their smooth moves to each other.
No matter which idea you choose, make sure your child likes it. Taking suggestions from children is another way to make it a sure shot success. Also, slumber parties do not get over at night, so make sure that when the children get up the next day, you continue the theme or keep them entertained by letting them help in making breakfast, or take them for a delicious brunch before dropping them off. So now that you have all the ideas for a great party, go ahead and plan one for your child!