Girls’ night out? Try girls’ night in! No need to have an
expensive night out on the town when you can plan the perfect night in for your
and your BFF’s. From invites to activities, this is your how-to for that girly
sleepover you’re in the mood for.
Step 1: Invite the
It’s not a party if no one’s there! Send out an invitation
at least one week ahead of time so you know your friends are reserving their
night for you. If you want, you can head to the store and pick up a pack of
pretty and pink invites, or even send out an adorbs e-vite to all your gal
pals. If you want to get a little more personal, try a DIY invitation on the
computer that you can print out and decorate with stickers, pics of you and
your friends, or of course, glitter. If you really want to do it the old
fashioned way, make the whole thing from scratch. Scribble down a short list of
girls you love to hang with and stick those invites in the mail ASAP!
Step 2: Dreamy Décor
Spruce up your bedroom or basement with some festive
decorations to make your BFF’s excited as soon as they walk in. Pick a theme,
and don’t be afraid to go all out. Remember, these are your besties, they’re
not gonna judge ya! You don’t have to go too over the top, try just getting a
bunch of pink decorations, balloons, plastic ware, blankets, and whatever else
you want to give the room an automatic girly vibe. You could also go for a
“Night Under the Stars” and hang a bunch of starry night decorations from your
ceiling and walls. Don’t forget to move around your furniture so there’s room
for everyone to sleep.
Step 3: Sleepover
Remember, these girls are coming for the whole night, and
you guys are bound to get hungry! Be prepared with tons of sleepover snacks,
and maybe even plan out some DIY snacks to do throughout the night. Making
popcorn for the movies or just baking some treats for fun are great activities
to throw in throughout the night. Check out these sweet treats for some super
yummy ideas: almond rocky
road bites and choco-covered
Step 4: Must-Have Music
Don’t forget to make your slumber party play list to keep up
with the mood of the night. Make sure you choose upbeat songs for some dance
parties and warn your mom to prepare herself for some major singing coming from
the basement! Songs like “22” by Taylor Swift, “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato
and “Kiss You” by One Direction are perfect to dance around to as you and your
besties gossip about the cutest boys and best dressed gals in school. What are you
waiting for? Go get that iPod ready!
Step 5: The Best of
the Chick Flicks
It’s not a girly sleepover without some classic girly
movies. The Princess Diaries, A Cinderella Story and The Notebook are all movies you def
can’t get your BGF’s to watch, so now’s the perfect time! You can even pop in 17 Again and giggle with your girlies
about how dreamy Zac Efron is. We also recommend The Last Song, Sisterhood of
the Traveling Pants or the Bring It
On serious for some feminine movie fun.
Step 6: Now What?
Preparing activities and games before your sleepover is an
absolute must. You don’t wanna get caught with nothing to do – and of course it
would just be awful if your party guests got bored! So what are you going to do
the whole night? For starters, tryout some DIY projects, and decorate something
sleepover-esque, like your pillowcases! What better way to remember your
slumber party than a brand new, customized, pillowcase? Next, it’s spa time!
Hair makeovers, mani-pedis, and DIY facials are such an awesome way to kick
back with your girlies and relax after a long school week. When that’s done,
put that play list you made to the test with some kick-butt karaoke
competitions! As the night begins to wind down, tryout those classics like
Truth or Dare and trivia games are a great way to keep your girls entertained ‘til
they close their eyes.
BY LINDSAY HURWITZ ON 7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN weekend fun, party ideas, sleepover