How to Host a Sleepover With No Adults Present (Preteens & Teens)

a quick guide on how to host a sleepover with your friends without your parents/older siblings being in.

Steps

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    Make sure any pre-sleepover arrangements have been made!
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    Everyone needs to know where it is, what time they are to come round, how much money they should bring etc!
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    (On the day) Meet up with one friend who is willing to help you organise everything.
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    Tidy the house! Hoover, clean the kitchen, make up any beds, get everything ready for your guests arriving. (obviously wait until your parents are out as this will look quite suspicious.. unless of course you have permission!)
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    Go food shopping. You and your friend must go to the local supermarket and stock up on food and drink, you wont want your parents returning to find all the food is gone.
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    Put away all the shopping away and take a few plastic bags which will be used as the rubbish bins for the night.
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    Prepare any music or films that will be used.
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    Get everything ready! Blow up any airbeds, anything that needs cooked for a long time should go in the oven now etc.
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    When your guests arrive, show them a place to keep their belongings and pour them all drinks to start off the night.
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    Call your parents! (if you do not have permission for this sleepover then tell them that you are at your friends house, having a sleepover, assure them that you are safe and well (this will keep them off your case during the night).
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    Assign 2-3 people to cook the dinner. Its not ideal if one person is stuck in the kitchen all the time, if there's not too many of you then you could all cook your own. On the other hand its not ideal if there's lots of you crowding the kitchen trying to cook.
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    Put some music on! It will make everyone happier and lighten the mood!
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    Don't worry! Your parents wont find out if you follow these steps. Do not run around after your friends all night shouting at them to not make a mess, they are at a sleepover, they cant help it plus they are the guests. Put all the dishes beside the sink and the rubbish in the bin to clear up in the morning.
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    Have fun!
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    (Morning) Have breakfast together and discuss how the night went and if it would be a good idea to do it again.
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    Get ready. Get dressed, brush your teeth, wash your face and put your makeup on.
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    TIDY UP!!! Everyone pull together and tidy the house! Your parents will flip if it's a bombsite when they get back. Give everyone a job: someone to hoover, someone on dishes, someone on rubbish etc. Put some upbeat music on to motivate everyone with their chores.
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    Make sure the house is exactly how it was when you arrived.
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    if you have spare food you bought at the shop, either bin it or give it to one of your friends, your mum will be confused if she finds food that wasn't there before!
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    Say goodbye to your friends and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tips

  • Make everyone take their shoes off (less cleaning)
  • Assure your parents 2 days earlier that your staying at a friends house.
  • Get everyone to put in money for the food the day before, so you and your helper have everyone's money when you go to buy it.
  • If a girl is having a sleepover, only INVITE GIRLS NO BOYS! Same thing with boys.

Warnings

  • Make sure drinks are drunk at the table! Nothings worse than a big brown cola stain on your mums white carpet.
  • If you ask your parents if you can have a sleepover while they're away and they say no, don't do it! They will get highly suspicious and may even drop in to check there's no one there but you and they will get a horrible surprise! it's a better idea if you think they will say no to go ahead without their permission, as if you clean up well they will have no idea.

Things You'll Need

  • (FOOD)
  • Pizzas
  • Chips
  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Fruit Juice
  • Chocolate
  • Cheesy Pasta (always a hit)
  • Sweets
  • Crisps, Pringles go down well!
  • Cake
  • Bread
  • Chocolate spread
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • A multipack of cereal, incredibly useful for breakfast
  • (OTHER)
  • Beds for everyone, or couches!
  • Music
  • TV (people get bored without it)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • A cover plan to tell your parents

Article Info

Categories: Sleep Overs