How to Have Your Last Sleepover Before Middle School

So, its summertime, and in just a couple of months you will be a middle schooler. You might not get to see your friends that much next year, so why not have a sleepover? Here's how!

Steps

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    Ask your parents. Tell them you can handle all the fights, and keep everyone calm. Also promise that you won't be too noisy.
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    Make the invites list. Invite all of your close friends. Remember, you might not see anyone (not even your enemies) that you know next year, so invite everyone that you will miss.
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    Choose what room you will have your sleepover in. Think about your whole house. There may be a perfect room for a sleepover, but it's near your parents or sibling's room. Make sure its not around their rooms. The room should be fairly big, with lots of space.
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    Make a list of food you will eat. Think about your friends favorite foods. Also make sure your friends don't have any allergies to food or anything.
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    Make or buy invitations. If you are making them, you could make it with your elementary school's colors and symbols. Maybe put textbooks, or notebook paper pictures on the invitations. Be creative! If you're buying them, buy something that you think is cool, pretty, and your friends would think was cool. Remember to put when it is (date and time), where it is (your address), what your friends should bring (i.e. toothbrush, pajamas, sleeping bag, etc), what it's for, and your phone number.
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    Write down a list of things that you will be doing at your sleepover. Think of things you and your friends like doing together. You might not get the chance to do those things again. Good ideas are:
    • Video Games
    • Pillow fight
    • Makeovers
    • Truth or dare
    • Manicures
    • Spotlight
    • Telephone
    • Board games
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    Prepare. Buy everything you will need a week or so before the sleepover. Things like food, games, etc. Also remember that your friends may forget some things. So buy some cheap toothbrushes and toothpaste. Maybe some hairbrushes. Also stock up on small flashlights just in case your friend have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Make sure you have enough blankets at your house. If not, buy more. A blow up mattress is also a good idea.
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    Send out invitations a week before your sleepover. Send it in the mail, take it to their house, or give it to them at school. Either way, invitations are important!
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    Get your friend's phone numbers, address, and email. The phone number and email is for reminders. The address is just in case you need to take one of your friends home if they get home sick. Also, get their parent's phone numbers.
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    Two or three days before the sleepover, email your friends just as a reminder. Get your parents to call your friend's parents reminding them also and telling them your address, phone number, and everything they will need to bring.
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    The day before the sleepover, clean the room that it will be held in. Take out anything that could be easily broken, or you don't want to be touched or seen. Vacuum, dust, and maybe spray some air freshener.
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    After you've cleaned, put everything in there other than food. Like CDs, CD player, iPod and iHome, blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, makeup, nail polish, magazines, games, etc.
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    The morning of the sleepover, put snacks in the room.
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    Stay at the door at least 30 minutes before the sleepover begins, because some people might be early. When the guests arrive, show them where to put there stuff, and tell them to unpack.
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    When everyone is there, show them around your house, just in case they haven't been before. Tell them the off-limits rooms, like sibling's or parent's bedrooms. Also show them where the bathrooms are.
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    Once the guests are settled, turn on the music, and start the party. Ask your friends what they would like to do first, since you might not see them again in a while.
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    When your friends start getting tired of the snacks and are getting really hungry, ask your parents to start fixing dinner.
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    Eat up! Either eat in your dining room or in the room of the sleepover.
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    Do some more activities and remember to just have fun. Be happy that you get to be with your friends who you may not be seeing for a whole year and cherish the moment.
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    When you have finished doing a couple of things, tell your friends to stay in the room and relax, and you'll be right back. This is the fun part. Grab as much yearbooks you can find, and haul them upstairs. Looking through all your old year books together is a great thing to do before middle school.
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    Don't forget to capture every funny, special, or any moment! Take lots of pics, and make funny videos. Maybe even post it on YouTube or Facebook! You don't want to forget that special sleepover!
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    If your friends start getting sleepy, try to convince them to have an all-nighter, because you want to spend as much time with your friends as you can! If some people don't want to, they don't have to. But the people that want to stay up with you will have to be quiet.
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    In the morning, eat a good breakfast. Probably the best sleepover breakfasts are muffins, pancakes, or doughnuts.
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    Don't have your friends leave right after breakfast. Still do some things in the morning.
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    Good times for your friends to leave is 2:00pm-5:00pm
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    When your friends leave, hug them and say goodbye. Also wish them good luck for their first year at middle school.

Tips

  • Buy extra of everything. Extra blankets, food, toothbrushes, pajamas, etc.
  • Some good food ideas are potato chips, pretzels, pizza, candy, and more. Also, have some sugary drinks to stay up all night.
  • If there are some girls that don't get along very well, keep them separated so there isn't a fight.
  • Try not to let the sleepover leak out to anyone not invited until after the sleepover where you share all the fun. That way, people not invited won't somehow just show up to your house!
  • Find out if your friends are allergic to anything. This is very helpful. If they are allergic to a pet that you have, clean and vacuum the whole house, and lock up the pet. If it's a food, don't serve the food at the sleepover.

Warnings

  • If there is a fight, don't get involved, and most importantly, don't pick a side. Just try to calm everyone down, and keep the enemies away from each other.
  • If someone figures out about the sleepover that's not invited, they may become very jealous, and very mad at you.

Things You'll Need

  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Blankets
  • Blow-Up Mattress
  • Hairbrush
  • Makeup
  • Nail Polish
  • Video Games
  • Magazines
  • Toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • Yearbooks
  • Card games
  • Camera
  • Music

Article Info

Categories: Sleep Overs