Whether you freak at the thought of creepy crawlies or its
simply to cold to curl up under the stars, with this camp-in sleepover, you can
bring the best that camping has to offer indoors…except for the great outdoors,
Gather your girls with a campfire invitation. On squares of
cardstock, draw the criss-crossed logs of a campfire with yellow, orange and
red flames leaping into the air. Sketch in some sticks toasting marshmallows
over the flames, and in the smoke, write out your sleepover’s who, what, where
Nothin’ says roasty toasty like a fireplace, right? If
you’ve got access to one, start a fire in the grate with your parents’
supervision. If you don’t—or it’s a little too warm—put some pillar candles in
the hearth or on the table. Extra points for pine or other outdoorsy scents.
Next on your to-do list? Pitch a tent. It might be fun to
wait until your buds have arrived before you assemble your temporary abode.
Grab some sheets, blankets and pillows and go to town, girl.
If Mom says its OK, surround your setup with potted plants.
When you peek out of your hiding place, it’ll be almost as if your peering into
To get your fill of Mother Nature, head on over to a local
park or a patch of woods and go for a hike during the day. Be sure to take your
phones in case you get separated and a flashlight, just in case. Know how to
read a compass? Grab that, too.
When you return home, you’ll be starvin’, so be prepared
with classic cook-out foods, like hotdogs and hamburgers. Do ‘em up proper on
the grill or cook ‘em inside. Talk about easy!
When you’re ready for something sweet, snag some s’mores
fixings: graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. You can make ‘em
super quick in the microwave. On a paper or microwave-safe plate, stack your
bottom graham cracker, a chocolate square, and your marshmallow. Keep yours
eyes peeled while you microwave it. Once the marshmallow starts to expand, open
up the door, remove the plate and smush the sucker down with a graham cracker
Once your cuddled down in your sleeping bags, turn out the
lights and tell ghost stories. Don’t forget the flashlight!
Not quite ready for bed? Pop in some flicks like The
Parent Trap, Camp Nowhere and Camp Rock.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/14/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sleepover