How to Host a Sleepover (Teen Girls)

Four Parts:Preparing for the SleepoverHosting the SleepoverIn the Morning of a Multi-day Sleepover, and the DayIn the Morning the Guests Leave

Are you a teen girl who wants to have some fun with friends? Try hosting a sleepover. Sleepovers are great for girls. They can relax, hang out, mess around, and have fun. However, no girl has fun at a sleepover when they have a bad hostess. Learning how to host a sleepover correctly can guarantee everybody has a great time. Follow these steps to find out how you can host the ultimate sleepover.

Part 1
Preparing for the Sleepover

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    Let your friend(s) know ahead of time preferably before you plan to. Also, don't invite someone if they cause drama. At a sleepover you don't want to have a person who is always bragging and causing situations especially if it's a good friend.
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    Clean your house before the sleepover starts. That way, you don't need to be embarrassed by how untidy your house is. Clean houses make a better environment for sleepovers, and will make your guests more comfortable. Get your house ready for your guests. Make sure the bathrooms are clean, as your guest will be using them. You can ask your parents or siblings to help you out with this step.If you want maybe list the names of rooms the guests have to stay out of (Ex. Parents room, Sibling Room, Basement).Prepare your room for the sleepover too.
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    Get your activities and supplies ready.Make sure you have everything you need for activities. Recommended items include nail polish, makeup, an iPod, a TV with a DVD player, teenage movies, and phone chargers. Be sure to have lots of food and drinks that fit into your meal plans for dinner and breakfast. Also note any allergies or diets your guests may have,some foods may also be against their religious beliefs.
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    If desired, decorate your house. If your slumber party is themed, consider decorating the space you'll be sleeping in. It's always fun when decorated. Make sure to play music teens like, or your friends. Most are in the new music. Make sure the music is appropriate if your parents won't allow certain songs.
    • Cover the windows with black butcher paper. Hang twinkling light strands all around the party area. Scatter inflated balloons that are your favorite colors all over the floor. Its also good when its dark because that means PARTY TIME!
    • If available, color changing LED lights would also make for a good mood in the room. Use playful colors such as blue, green, and pink. Dancing water speakers also can create this effect and will keep the party exciting.

Part 2
Hosting the Sleepover

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    Invite your guest(s) in once they arrive. Show her/them where to hang coats (if she/they has one), and stash her/their belongings. If you have a rule about shoes, now is the time to tell her/them. Also inform them about any pets you have. Make them feel welcome, and offer her/them a drink. Find something she can do until the other guests arrive. Most girls talk with guests that are already there. Wait until everybody expected to come shows up before moving on.
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    Choose an activity to do. There are countless things you can do at a sleepover. Here are some things you can do. Be flexible when choosing what to do, and try to choose something everybody wants to do.
    • Manicures. Play some of your favorite music, get out the nail polish, and paint each others nails.
    • Make up a special day. If you want to maximize the fun, and you want a theme for your party, just make up a special day. Ex. Music Video Day! You can dress up and have a fun time on maybe Youtube, Instagram, or even Facebook.
    • Makeovers. Get out all your makeup, and see who wants a makeover. Take pictures of all the different makeup styles you use. At the end, choose the one that looks the best. Or even do blind makeovers. A good game to do that with is " Blind Fold Makeovers
    • Play Master Chef. Get some food items and make a mini mystery box challenge with your friends. Judge them and then enjoy a yummy meal. You can even film it to see all the fun memories.
    • Talk about boys. A sleepover is one of the only times girls can talk about the boys they like. Remember to keep secrets. Nobody wants one of their secrets out!
    • Do a prank competition. After 10pm. Tell everyone to stop eating food which will keep you up like caffeinated drinks and sugary food. The first person who sleeps, gets a prank from the other guests. Make sure your guests are even like, two light sleepers and two heavy sleepers. Also make sure everyone is fine with this competition.
    • Stock up on junk food, and goodies. Caffeinated drinks and sugary foods are good for staying up all night. Good snack foods include popcorn, pretzels, cookies, crisps, gummy bears, chocolate, etc. Ask your friends beforehand if they have any food allergies. If your parents are having difficulties (money wise), ask your friends to bring a little something such as a few chocolate bars or cookies so that your parents don't have to spend all their money on junk food. if this is something around two months away do extra chores around the house or (if old enough) get a job.
    • Watch movies. You can rent them or you can pick some from your home collection. What's a sleepover without a movie or two? "Easy A", "Mean Girls", or "Bridesmaids" are always good. Just make sure that everyone there is comfortable watching whatever movie you pick and no one gets too scared! If you want, ask around before the sleepover to see if anyone wants to watch a certain movie. Try to stick with PG-13 movies, as most parents don't like it when their kids watch R rated movies due to inappropriate content. You could also ask your guest to bring movies; that way, everyone will have at least one movie that they want to watch.
    • Plan some fun slumber party games and activities:
      • "Pick a Question": Everyone writes down a few questions, such as "Who will be the first to get married?". Then everyone answers them on a note pad.
      • Play "Would You Rather": Ask questions to each other, like, "" So childish but funny at the same time because you have to answer.
      • Play truth or dare.
      • Play Charades or Sardines or Play Man Hunt, which are great group games.
      • Play Murder in the Dark or Ghost in the Graveyard.
      • Board games and card games are another option. Ask people to bring their favorites.
      • Game counsel games. This includes Wii, PlayStation, and Xbox games. If you don't have enough remotes, take turns. Remember, nobody should feel left out.
    • Tell secrets. Make up ghost stories or read them from a book.
    • Buy a plain pillowcase and some permanent markers and have you and your friends sign it and doodle on it.
    • Have your computer ready! You obviously have a computer if you're reading this article, so be sure that your friends are going to want to go on it to update their Facebook status, look at pictures of hot celebrities, or anything else.
    • Dance to music, provided your guests want to. If you have an iPod or MP3 player, make a slumber party play-list with all of your favorite songs. If you have a stereo, ask everyone to bring in their favorite music so you can play them during the sleepover. Another option is to simply turn on a radio station that you all love.
    • Prank calls. Prank calls are fun, just make sure you don't prank call people after 10pm. Don't prank call strangers or businesses. Friends are usually okay to prank call. Never prank call someone who can't take a joke. Also make the prank calls Funny NOT Threatening.
    • Read the latest teen magazines. For teen girls, this usually means gossip magazines. Go buy some or have the ones you already have out and ready to be read by your friends. Don't bring out ones that are more than a year old, because then the news in them will be old.
    • Take Selfies. If you girls have social networking sites like Facebook or Instagram, you can post and share the pictures afterwards.You can also have fun with snapchat filters.
    • Have a fashion show in all your cutest trends. If someone isn't very trendy/doesn't have nice clothes, have some on hand.
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    Take a break of doing activities, and eat dinner. Pizza is a popular dinner for teen sleepovers, but any food will do.
    • Make sure you have a proper dinner so no-one gets the grumps later, this could really be a shame if it took a lot of time to organize it.
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    Chopped is always fun to do at a sleepover. Have your parent buy 2-4 ingredients that you and your friends have to use while cooking. I suggest doing this with four friends, and break into teams of two. If you have an odd number of people, have someone be the judge. If you have an even number, have a family member judge(MAKE SURE NO ONE PLAYS FAVORITES!). You can play with one team as well. After you make the food, serve food too the judge/s then eat the other teams recipe. After you eat, find out who won. Making the good will be a blast. Ask whoever bought the ingredients to get something with a theme, or make sure it's disgusting! But make sure the host doesn't have any advantages. Meme sure everyone knows where things are, and the host doesn't know ingredients beforehand.
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    Be prepared for bedtime. Generally, girls will stay up until around 3- 4 A.M. Make sure all your guests have a place to sleep. Avoid keeping sleepy girls awake. Don't prank them in their sleep, unless they have approved you can do so.

Part 3
In the Morning of a Multi-day Sleepover, and the Day

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    Make sure everybody gets breakfast. Pancakes are popular, but if you don't know how to make them or your parent isn't there to do it, stick with cereal.
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    Continue with fun activities. Watching movies in the morning isn't recommended, but you still can. Watch movies mainly in the afternoon, evening and night.
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    Prepare the dinner for the guests. Order or prepare with your parents.

Part 4
In the Morning the Guests Leave

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    Make sure everybody gets breakfast.
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    Continue with more fun activities, or hang out, socialize, and talk.
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    Thank the guests for coming when they are leaving, as you appreciate that and hanging out with them.


  • Get yourself in a good mood before people start arriving. Don't let small things upset you and ruin your mood and your night.
  • If you are trying to pull an all-nighter, don't look at the time, as it will seem to make time move slower. Try watching movies or playing games. Catch up on the gossip.
  • Make sure that you always invite friends that like or at least respect each other; never invite friends that hate each other--that would mean chaos.
  • Enjoy your wonderful sleepover!
  • Make sure no little brothers or sisters intrude on you!
  • Be prepared for a midnight fridge/pantry raid! Therefore, go buy food from the grocery the day before the sleepover in order to stock up on food, preferably, chips and cookies.
  • Always make sure to invite the people your parents approve of and you know will respect your house and personal belongings.
  • It is better to have a sleepover at the weekends or on school holidays, so you don't have to rush for school the day after.
  • If the bedroom is quite small, and your parents don't want you in the living room, buy or rent a tent and camp out in your backyard (as long as the weather is nice). It's more private anyway, and you can stay up later without bothering your parents.
  • Turn out the lights when people start trying to go to sleep. People will start drifting off to sleep when the lights are out anyway.
  • Make sure everyone at the sleepover is included in everything; avoid odd numbers of people.
  • Be quiet late at night. Chances are, your parents won't let you have another sleepover when they couldn't get to sleep during the last one. But don't tell guests to be quiet too many times or in a mean way causing them to might want to go home. (You might want to tell the girls that your parents have to work in the morning)
  • Make sure to have kids around the same age level. You don't want a 13 year old and an 18 year old!
  • Make sure everyone has enough to eat and drink.
  • Before arrival, turn on music and decorate the house
  • Make sure that everyone has a sleeping bag and everything that they need.
  • Avoid talking about a sleepover at school in front of other girls because they might get their feelings hurt.
  • Avoid drama or cat fights. It can ruin someone's night!
  • If people get homesick try to reassure them they will be okay!
  • Wait until after dinner to set out the sleeping plan.
  • If you're worried that your brothers will keep bothering you, lock the door and turn the music on very loud so just in case they knock, you won't hear. Have them go to another boy's party or sleepover, so they won't be there; or simply just bribe them into being your butlers or bribe them into leaving.
  • If some people are tired let them go to sleep because if you prank them they will not want to sleep again because they will not have a good night sleep!
  • Have fun!
  • if you get pizza for dinner make sure it has everyone's favorite toppings on or none at all. The pizza place will also do the pizza toppings separated in half or in fourths.
  • Only do stuff that you and your parents have agreed on.
  • Take lots of photos so you can look back at the memories you had at the sleepover!
  • Always be nice.
  • Never invite people who have been rude to you!
  • Make sure you don't invite people who have big mouths or gossip a lot--sleepovers can sometimes involve secret telling.
  • Always invite friends that you like and if a friend can't come then don't talk about the sleepover near her.
  • Make sure you have a clean home or apartment so you have something to enjoy yourself in!
  • Don't talk too much about the sleepover at school; some people get their feelings hurt at being left out.
  • Have plenty of sleep the night before so you can stay awake longer.
  • Always chose a spot to sleep furthest from your parents and closest to the kitchen and bathroom for midnight feasts or when good makeovers turn bad.
  • Ask people what they want to do before the sleepover, and keep it in mind.
  • Let your guests pick the first game or movie. Be patient with your friends and don't fight about stupid things.


  • All secrets told at the sleepover should stay at the sleepover.
  • Don't be too bossy as the host! Yes, it's your house, but let people have a bit of fun without your permission; sleepovers are supposed to be fun and free.
  • Make sure the activity is something everyone will want to do and ask your guests what they feel like doing so you don't look like a bad host.
  • Make sure that all the girls you invite get along because you don't want any arguments or tears through your sleepover.
  • If you invite people that don't really talk make sure that you invite someone else that is comfortable as a friend with that person.
  • Activities should include everybody. Girls will be upset if they are left out and fights might happen.
  • If you're playing truth or dare, don't force someone to do something they really don't want to do. Respect their privacy and don't force them to tell secrets if it's something really private.
  • Make sure to tell your parents if you might have a loud person or two that is coming, just so they know what they're in for!
  • Make sure everyone knows where the bathroom is and set out a flashlight if necessary.
  • Some people you invite might not be allowed to sleep over so just let them stay at your house for a long time (just check in with yours/their parents about how long they could stay)
  • Never, ever insult your guest. Even if your parents made you invite a guest, it is never okay to make them feel bad.
  • When there are more people, it's usually more fun but don't go over a specific amount your parents want.
  • Avoid telling ghost stories or watching horror movies right before you go to sleep (unless you all really love being scared). If you want to lessen the fear of the movie, watch a comedy afterwards. Also, respect the fact that some girls just don't like horror movies and ghost stories.
  • Don't make too much of a mess. It'll be a hassle when it comes to cleaning up after your friends leave.
  • Keep a camera on hand.
  • Make sure to have Pads or Tampons incase a friend forgets to bring one.
  • If your friend/s have a period, make them comfortable, and to make it fair, don't go swimming. Otherwise, the person will feel left out.
  • Don't be too loud. It'll annoy parents and neighbors if you're rowdy.
  • If you have invited a slightly younger guest don't laugh at them if something bad happens like they wet or soil the bed. It's very common to do so. Just give them some of your spare clothes and let them sleep with you and they will feel a lot better about themselves..
  • Be sure not to talk about the sleepover around anyone who isn't invited, so they won't feel left out.
  • Don't stay up too late or you won't wake up in time to do anything before everyone has to go home.
  • If you do end up talking about boys, keep in mind that your friend may not be straight, and may like girls instead. Try not to burn down on her feelings.
  • If you actually want to go to sleep at some point, it might be a good idea to avoid caffeinated drinks.

Things You'll Need

  • Movies
  • Music
  • Food and drinks
  • Nail polish and remover (for spa sleepovers and if necessary)
  • Makeup
  • Computers/laptops
  • TV
  • Extra blankets and pillows
  • Friends to hang out with
  • Your PJ's and a change of clothes, including underwear
  • Games and game consoles
  • Face masks and other spa items
  • Unused toothbrushes (in case one forgets)
  • Crafts and anything else you need to create a sleepover worth remembering.
  • Magazines for you to read
  • Pads or Tampons
  • Hairbrush
  • Your phone (if anything happens)

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