Sleepovers are stuffed with possibilities for bonding with besties and having a blast. But before overnight get-togethers, you tend to fear the potential failures instead. To stop you from stressing, here’s our slumber party survival list. Read on to learn how to last through the potential problems you’re most afraid of.
What if… the guests have arrived! But now what?
Solution: Boredom is always a possibility. But luckily, it’s easy to fix. When chick flicks and secrets go stale, get creative. If you’re tired of chips and popcorn, head to the kitchen to dream up a new dish. And if you’re sick of the same old games, make your own! Hit up Pinterest for DIY tips to pump up the party. With your imagination and crafty skills, you’ll never go bored again.
What if… the convo goes from dishing sesh to awkward fest.
Solution: One minute you’re giggling over the latest gossip, and the next thing ya know, the topic’s turned to hook-ups and bra cups. The best thing to do is be honest: let your gals know that you’re feeling uncomfortable. But if you’d rather avoid the upfront route, try changing the subject to something so irresistible, they’ll just have to hear the deets. Something like, “Have you heard the latest on Lindsay Lohan?!” is guaranteed to switch up the subject.
What if… two of your buds start bickering, and you’re left solo on the sidelines.
Solution: Uh oh! It’s a BFF battle and you feel forced to a pick a side. This disaster is never simple to deal with, and it can be even worse during a three-gal overnight. Do your best to downplay the drama without getting super involved. Distract your friends with a movie that the three of you love, or bust out that old photobook of you guys in your Jonas Brothers tees- before you know it, they’ll remember their friendship and forget why they were fighting in the first place.
What if…your daredevil bestie wants to have some “fun.”
Solution: So your slumber party pal wants to get a little risky. John’s parents are out of town, and your mom will never notice if you two sneak out for a bit. But before you hop on board with this wild-child, think: “is it worth lying to my parents and the risk of getting caught?” The answer is probably no. Any outing that you’ve gotta hide from the ‘rents is usually a bad idea.
BY JULIE HARANS ON 6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN weekend fun, party ideas, sleepover