How to Host a Sleepover With One Guest

Ever thought sleepovers with only one guest are boring? Think again! These steps will guide you through exactly how to host a sleepover with just one guest, whatever your age, gender or personal situation.

Steps

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    Ask your parents. You need to get permission to invite someone over to spend the night. If you don't get permission, all your planning could be made useless.
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    Make sure the person you invite is pretty nice and someone you know reasonably well. You can ask a causal acquaintance or your best friend, as long as they are pretty nice and you know them reasonably well, it's fine. It's considered socially acceptable to invite people close to your own age and of the same gender as you. Technically, you can ask a 17 year old boy who is pretty nice that you know reasonably well to a sleep over if you are a 15 year old girl, but, chances are your parents won't give you permission.
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    Think and plan ahead before you have your sleepover. You don't want to have to ask your parents to go shopping at the very last minute for decorations, food, etc.
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    Make sure your guest knows the way around your house and how to get to your house. Give them a tour.
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    Plan out activities and games to play like board games, video games, truth or dare, or any other classic sleepover game. Or you could just have a good conversation. A sleepover without anything to do is never fun.
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    Make sure your sleepover time or place isn't in conflict with anything else that needs to be happening then. You don't want your sleepover to be interrupted by an obligation or your brothers or sisters. If you have chores to do around the house, make sure they are done before your friend arrives.
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    Have a snack table in your room so you can snack throughout the party for two, or also for if your guest wakes up in the middle of the night.
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    If you're feeling really adventurous, attempt an all-nighter. But not if you have something important you need to do the next day!
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    If you wake up before your guest do not wake them up as they might get cranky.
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    Get them some breakfast like pancakes, eggs, toast etc.
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    If you two make a big mess, clean it up together.
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    Say goodbye and give them a hug.
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    Don't be sad about them going home, you need a break before the party continues.

Tips

  • Make sure your friend knows your parents, siblings and pets so they feel comfortable in your house.
  • Be in a good mood before your guest arrives
  • Avoid fights with your friend
  • Stock up on cookies, chips, pop etc
  • Inviting a vegetarian friend? Make sure to have many vegetables and fruits to satisfy your friend. If you don't, your vegetarian friend will be hungry and uncomfortable.
  • Be quiet at night so you don't wake your parents
  • Make sure your friend has been to your house at least once before you ask them to spend the night. Their parents may say no if they don't even know what your house is like and who your parents are and you just randomly ask them to spend the night.
  • Have turns when playing games.
  • Turn on music and decorate the room you will be sleeping in before your guest arrives
  • Having a theme for your sleep over could be a fun idea, you and your guest could even come dressed to match the theme!
  • Make sure both of you eat and drink enough healthy food.

Warnings

  • Don't do anything to bore, upset or leave out your guest. It would be embarrassing for you. Also, do things your guest would like to do too! But remember to have fun yourself

Things You'll Need

  • Food, drinks and sweets in your cupboards or room
  • Pillow, blankets, sleeping bag or blow-up mattress
  • Movies, TV and DVD player
  • Music
  • Nail polish, nail polish remover, make up and lotions. Also clothes and jewelry
  • Magazines
  • flashlight

Article Info

Categories: Sleep Overs