Getting a house full of boys together for a party can be challenging in and of itself, but hosting a slumber party for them is a whole other experience.
We’ve rounded up 17 creative slumber party ideas to help you tackle the party planning.
You’ll find inspiring ideas to get you started like VIP Pass invitations and ideas for hour by hour slumber party activities to keep the boys entertained.
How about incorporating a midnight snack? We’ve got ideas for that too! And don’t let the next morning’s breakfast stress you out. Check out the ideas for a pancake or cereal bar.
There are even ideas for slumber party favors like toothbrushes, flashlights, and pajamas.
1. Sleepover Party Invitation
Save yourself time and hassle by ordering an editable and printable boy’s sleepover party invitation. Easy to edit, and quick to print, plus affordable? Sounds like a winning combination to us. Save your energy for the late night–you’re going to need it.
2. Slumber Party Tents
From The Ginger Spree
Transform your playroom, family room, or bonus room into an indoor campsite! Set up child-sized tents or teepees (see idea #3 below for a tutorial on creating your own) for each party guest. String lights overhead to act as “stars” when it is time for lights out. Guests will love sleeping under the stars.
3. DIY Slumber Party Tent Tutorial
If you are considering DIYing your own children-size party tents/teepees, this tutorial is for you! The instructions include a materials list, tips on cutting out the fabric, and a step-by-step guide for constructing the teepee! Your children will enjoy endless hours of playtime in this tent, making it well worth the investment in materials and time. It’s perfect for sleeping in for slumber parties and sleepovers.
4. Minute to Win It Sleepover Fun
Are you trying to figure out how to fill the seemingly endless hours of your slumber party? Check out this post filled with Minute to Win It games that are sure to result in sleepover fun! Some of the game titles are: “Junk in the Trunk”, “Noodling Around”, “Hanky Panky”, and “Full of Hot Air”. The supplies needed to execute the games are basic, every-day materials–most of which you probably already have at home.
5. Hour by Hour Slumber Party Activity Balloons
Keep slumber party guests entertained all night long with an hour-by-hour countdown! Use helium balloons and record the time of the next activity using a permanent marker. You can attach the balloons to gift bags or baskets with the materials and instructions needed for the next activity. Or, you can record each activity idea on slips of paper that you insert into each balloon! Guests would have fun popping the balloons to reveal their next activity. Either way, fun and excitement is sure to ensue!
6. Midnight Snack Popcorn Bags
One of the most fun aspects of a slumber party is getting to stay up past regular bedtime hours. Later hours often mean kids get a late night snack attack and need to refuel to keep energy levels going and going and going… Surprise your party guests with a creative midnight snack! You can order these midnight snack popcorn bags for guests to fill with their favorite popcorn from a popcorn bar! Or you can have them pre-filled to pass out at midnight!
7. Toothbrush Slumber Party Favors
From ‘A Casarella
Slumber parties call for loads of snacks and plenty of junk food. Before sending party guests to bed for the night (do they ever really sleep at a slumber party?), gift each party goer a new toothbrush! Now there are no excuses for not brushing, and you can say “no” to morning breath come breakfast time.
8. Slumber Party Cereal Bar
From Mindy Weiss, as seen on Inspired By This
Even though your slumber party guests will have been up late snacking, a good host should serve up breakfast before sending tired guests home to their families. Chances are good that your “good night sleep” won’t have been so good, so consider setting up a slumber party cereal bar before heading to bed. Pour a variety of kid-favorite cereals into glass containers with cereal names labeled. Have a stack of disposable bowls, spoons, napkins, and cups on hand. When morning comes, simply pull out the milk and you are ready for breakfast!
9. Slumber Party Pancake Bar
If you’re feeling extra generous, let your slumber party guests sleep in and treat them to a pancake bar once they awake. You can have the majority of items prepped the night before. You’ll need pancake mixes, plenty of fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.), spray whipping cream, sprinkles, butter, and plenty of syrup!
10. Slumber Party Cinnamon Rolls
From Biblical Homemaking
Are you ready for a genius slumber party breakfast idea? Grab your favorite canned cinnamon roll dough from the store for starters! Layout the dough to form the age of your birthday guest of honor prior to baking. Watch party guests go wild over cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
11. Boys Sleepover Party Games
Keeping a bunch of boys entertained at a sleepover can be stressful! Alleviate that stress by checking out this great list of boys’ sleepover party games including a ninja course, Nerf war, glow bowling, cheese ball toss and more. There are even great game ideas like, “Would You Rather”, that don’t require materials because they are more of a thinking/mental game.
12. Tie-Dye Pillow Cases
From Plain Vanilla Mom
Get ready for some tie-dye fun with this great slumber party activity idea! Invite your party guests to bring their own white pillow case to tie-dye. Guests will have a colorful new pillowcase to take home with them as a remembrance of their slumber party fun!
13. Personalized Flashlight Craft
From Kids Parties 1-2-3, as seen on ParentMap
If you’re looking for a slumber party craft that can then be used for an awesome game, consider setting up a personalized flashlight craft station. Once the slumber party guests personalize their flashlights using foam stickers and beads, they can use them for night games like Flashlight Tag! Bonus–the kids can keep the flashlights as a party favor!
14. VIP Sleepover Pass/Slumber Party Invitation
Since you’ll be giving slumber party guests all out access to an evening of fun, why not send them a VIP sleepover pass with the party details. These awesome invitations make for a creative invitation and can also be worn to the party by guests! Roll out the red carpet and get ready for a house full of energetic VIPs!
15. Slumber Party Movie Night Favor
From Urban Daisies
Does part of your slumber party plan involve showing a movie or two to help kids wind down before bedtime? Why not put together a movie night favor for each guest? You can source popcorn containers at your local dollar store and fill them with each child’s favorite movie treat, some popcorn, and a drink! The kids can eat their snacks during the movie and take home the leftovers as a party favor.
16. Slumber Party Pajama Favors
From Great Stitch, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas
Kids need pajamas when attending a slumber party, making them a great favor idea! Watch for sales on pajamas if you intend to purchase them. Or, if you or someone you know likes to sew, get out your sewing machine and get ready to whip up some pajama pants for each party guest!
17. Midnight Milk & Cookies
From Karen R., as seen on Catch My Party
Is there a better way to end the night than with milk and cookies? Serve up a midnight snack of milk and cookies to really treat your slumber party guests. You can have individual bottles of milk ready to go and cookies prepackaged for easy distribution.
Plan your own fabulous sleepover slumber party with these party supplies:
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- Sleepover Party Game
- Sleeping Cover Eye Mask
- Glowstick Party Pack
- Floor Lounger Seat Cover and Pillow
- Pajama Party Pillow Case
- Flashlight Party Favors
- Slumber Party Invitations
- Indoor Campfire
- Pajama Party Banner
- Pajama Party Favor Stickers
- Kids Sleeping Bag
- Kids Toothbrushes