Sleepover Tips for the Ultimate Kid Experience

Event planner and mom Ryan Abney, of Ryan Abney Event Design, shares her tips sleepover tips. 

A successful sleepover has three main elements: decorations, food and activities.

As we all know, not very much sleeping happens at a sleepover, so here are some ways to make the non-sleep a success. The variety of these elements are what make the night an epic celebration.

1. Sweet Mitten Dreams

A great addition to any sleepover, the company provides the cutest tents and tent accessories for a safe and stress-free sleepover experience. The variety of themes is refreshing and inclusive.

2. Food is important!

Think DIY pizza, hot chocolate bar, fancy smoothies, gummies from Candy Overboard and of course, the staple: s’mores. The indoor s’mores kit is something we have used and it is a winner. Also, don’t forget about breakfast the next morning before sending everyone home.

3. Detroit Social: Box Collective

Pick up its curated slumber party box. The box is fully customizable based on the age of the participants, the sleepover theme or whatever you may want as the focus. These boxes can include favors for each guest to take home, items for use during the sleepover and even snacks to enjoy during the night.

4. Games

Some suggestions are Celebrity (charades with a twist), a neighborhood scavenger hunt, traditional board games and Name That Tune with a specific sleepover playlist.

5. A movie marathon

To update this sleepover staple, I suggest Netflix Awards with Bingo. This is such a fun one, as the Bingo cards can be specifically designed to reflect the list of movies being watched. Movie watching requires popcorn and drinks so check out Detroit Water Ice Factory’s Brown Bag Popcorn, which provides a great product and a philanthropic opportunity.


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