How to Have a Fun Sleepover with Just One Friend (For Preteens)

Having a friend over for a sleepover? Worried that with only one guest the sleepover will be boring? Here's how to have fun!

Steps

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    Start getting ready the day before. Clean your room, bathroom, and any places your friend will see. Hide anything you don't want your friend to know about, like your secret diary or something that makes you embarrassed. Then make sure you have a place for them to sleep.
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    Plan some activities. Activities like makeovers, running around in the dark with glowsticks, eating a late night snack, or playing with pets. Don't stick to these activities, just make sure you have a backup plan if you and your friend get bored.
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    When your friend arrives, bring their bags up to your room and put it in a corner for later. Ask what they brought.
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    Do something. Play games, go on Facebook, do each other's make-up, bake something, make a video and post it on YouTube, or anything that sounds fun. Don't do anything too inappropriate without a trusted adult's permission.
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    Half an hour to an hour before you go to bed, make sure your friend didn't forget anything, like a pillow, or toothbrush. If she did, find her one to use for the night.
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    Don't stay up too late. Unless you want to sleep the whole next day or your parents don't mind two cranky preteen girls to deal with the next day.
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    In the morning, clean up your room. Make your bed, put your friend's bed away, and pick up anything you left on the floor.
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    Eat something fun for breakfast. Make cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, or just have cereal. Make sure you have plenty of choice.
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    Do something fun.
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    Half an hour to an hour before your friend leaves, make sure she doesn't forget anything at your house, and clean up any messes you made. Otherwise, you'll have to clean it up yourself, and that's no fun.
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    If she forgets anything, bring it to her as soon as possible. Especially if it's something important, like her cellphone.

Tips

  • Don't plan everything. It's fun to think of things as you go along.
  • Some girls don't like to be girly so if they aren't, just play a board game or watch a movie.
  • Be understanding if she wants to go to sleep. She may have been kept up late the night before, may have an appointment the next day, or maybe her parents will be angry if she goes to bed late.
  • Watch what she wants to watch. You can watch that movie you want after her movie
  • Lower the volume of your TV if your parents ask you to, or if they go to bed.
  • If you both have iPods, download a fun game to play together like Minecraft.
  • If she wants to watch a different movie or play a different game ect, play hers first and play yours after. This will keep your guest happy and you too!
  • If it's summer and you own a pool, go night swimming.

Warnings

  • Make sure she's comfortable.
  • Try not to text too much, or stay up too late after she goes to bed, if you're not tired.
  • Keep the noise down after your parents go to bed, or else they'll be angry.
  • Don't be bossy, or your friend might go home.
  • Try, if you can, to go to bed before any present adults.
  • Pillow fights are always fun, but don't hit too hard. You don't want people to get hurt!

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Categories: Sleep Overs