How to Host a 10 Year Old Sleepover

If you want to have a night to remember, and are 10 years old, try having a sleepover. It's a great way to have fabulous fun with your friends and to socialize. Plus, if you know how to do it properly, next time some 10 year old people want a sleepover they'll be begging to have it at your house!


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    Decide who you're going to invite. Aim for 2-6 guests so there are enough people to have fun with but not too many so it gets out of hand. Plus, you need enough room to sleep and less people to please. Remember, don't be disappointed if someone can't make it. Have a backup list planned in case you end up with hardly any guests. Some people may be able to stay for a while but not for the night.
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    Remember to include the time, date and venue on your invitations, plus an RSVP date. Be sure to give your guests plenty of time to reply, you don't want to spring on them with only two days to reply.
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    Decide which room you'll sleep in. If your bedroom is quite large, it would be great, but a living room is a popular venue for your sleeping area. Decorations are a great idea but not compulsory- if there is a theme to your party, think about what sorts of decorations you want. If you are looking at themes, you should get decorations early so that you can plan it out.
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    It's fun to camp on the ground on mattresses and blow-up beds. Make sure there is enough room for everyone to space out, and have enough blankets and pillows for everyone. If it is Summer time, you could perhaps camp in the back yard! If your guests have long legs, put them on the end so there's less chance of them kicking you accidentally!!! Also, If you are very crowded, you can just ask them to bring a sleeping bag of their own.
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    If you don't have a television in your sleeping venue it's a good idea to have one, even if it's just a small portable one. Even if you're interested in the programme, it can make you drowsy and it's good to help you drop off to sleep eventually.
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    You'll need lots of snacks and drinks, like popcorn (make sure everyone likes your chosen flavour otherwise it's not fair on them) and sweets (e g jelly laces, Haribos, chocolate bars etc) for snacks and for drinks Coca-Cola, Fanta, Lemonade, Dr Pepper etc and for those that don't like fizzy drinks have an array of fruit juices such as apple, orange or blackcurrant. Also it's a good idea to have some fresh water.
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    Make sure you get a really early night before the night of the sleepover so you're not tired the next day- you'll find yourself dropping off before your head hits the pillow!
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    On the day, greet your guests politely and nicely and show them round your house if they are unfamiliar. Be sure they know where they're sleeping, where the bathroom is and where your parents are sleeping.
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    Watch films and have loads of fun. If you want, telling scary stories adds a spooky atmosphere, but if anyone starts to get really scared snap on the lights and play a fun game to cheer them up.
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    At around midnight, if people are getting tired, let them sleep. You should be thinking about sleeping at 2:00 am at the latest. After all, although it's a fun sleepover, you don't want to be awake ALL night!
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    For food, You don't have to be fancy. you could order pizza and eat popcorn! They are both popular for sleepovers.
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    When you settle down, make sure all the popcorn bowls and sweet bowls and cups are off the beds so you don't roll on them in the night. It really hurts!
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    In the morning, if you wake up at 7:00 am or earlier, go back to sleep or quietly do something else. Your guests might be tired and won't want to be disturbed after going to sleep too late. Don't make fun of anyone who goes to sleep early.Discuss with your parents what time they can expect you to settle down, if they are checking upon you every so often.
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    At around 11:30, if some of your guests are still sleeping, this is a good time to wake them because you'll have no time left together! They won't mind when they see the time- they'll most likely laugh!
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    If it's a sunny day, it's a good idea to play in the garden to wake you up. Even better, the park is a fun place to hang out. Don't go straight away, you might still be dopey with sleep and hurt yourselves.
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    If you do go to the park, make sure you get back home in time for your guests to leave. Greet their parents politely and perhaps ask them in for a cup of tea.
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    When your guests leave, be sure to thank them for coming and if it was a birthday, for your presents. Wave them off good-naturedly - it gives a good last impression before they leave.
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    Once the final guest has left, you need to clean up. It was your sleepover, so why should your parents have to clean up? Take all the bowls and plates and cups to the kitchen and wash them up/put them in the dishwasher. Put all the bedding in the wash basket and deflate the airbeds and put those away. Lean the mattresses against the walls so they are out of the way for anyone that wants to use the living room next. If you clean up, your parents will be more likely to let you have sleepovers more often!


  • Make sure you stay out of trouble so you don't get embarrassed in front of your friends.
  • Make sure everyone has fun, because they won't tell you if they aren't. If they are looking bored or not amused, try to take these tiny hints and start up a new game for everyone.
  • Learn everyone's food likes and dislikes. If 1 of your guests likes olives and no-one else does, there's not much point putting them out. If everyone except one likes Cheese and Onion crisps, put them out. It's very simple.
  • Put out some snacks so you won't be hungry.
  • Make sure your guests have fun because a lot of people won't like it and they won't go any more.
  • Invite nice people otherwise mean people will ruin your party.
  • Make sure you don't wet the bed! That can be very embarrassing, and you will likely not get invited again.
  • Have some sleep at some point! it is always fun to do each others hair if they one of the guests does not know how just let them try. You could always play blind makeup and hairdressing, as long as nothing dangerous is involved.
  • Have pillow fights.
  • If you are having a dress up party, you will have to inform the guests as soon as possible to get costumes.


  • If any of your guests needs an inhaler or Epi-Pen, make sure they have it with them.
  • If anyone has any food allergies, make sure they don't accidentally get any of that food. For example if they are allergic to nuts, keep the nut bowl away from other foods so they don't get mixed up in the bowls, for example a nut in the popcorn bowl may be mistaken for a popcorn kernel.
  • Do not follow these steps if you are not ten years old! This article is specifically for ten year olds and the steps are not applicable to any other ages.

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