Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aloha Friday...sleep overs

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
What advice do you have for our first "sleep over" tonight?

I don't really have any advice on this topic because my girls just finished 1st grade and even though they have slept at family members houses...they have never had their own "official" sleep over. 
So tonight (Friday night) they are each having a friend spend the night.  Do you remember your first sleep over with your kids and if so do you have any advice on how to make this a fun, argument free (lol), evening?

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  1. lol, i just remember my first spend the night party... it was BAD! LOL, we were having a bit too much fun and the curtains came off the wall...
    lol, guess that is what happens with a group of 10 girls!
    good luck!

  2. Maybe start with some craft, makeovers (playing at hair stylist), movie with popcorn.

    For the morning, prepare a menu for breakfast and each girl choose their favorite meal. Then, have some fun at the backyard playing at the pool.

    Hope it helps.

  3. It depends on if they like being crafty or if they like getting dirty. If they like getting dirty, then let them have a whipped cream fight (way before bedtime) and then hose off and into the pool. If they are into being artistic, then have them decorate cupcakes with their own candy or designs, or make their own individual pizzas and then, have a game of Bingo with prizes for the winners. You know, they will basically let you know what it is that they want to do. It's going to be so much fun!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  4. Gosh I'm clueless! I've never done these as a child, so I have no idea what to give advice on or encourage.

    I hope it's fun! I think most of what to be done will come naturally.

  5. projects are always good... have them design their own food... either tacos, pizza or ...? Or decorate cookies, cupcakes or sundays. Anything to have fun & keep them occupied. Also have a few movie choices and a good breakfast for the morning.

  6. ha ha 1st grade sleepovers.. i don't remember that.. prolly lots of ice cream, pizza, cupcakes, and tons of glitter, makeup and *good*(there's no such things) Hanna Montana movies:P Sorry i can't be of more help:)
    Happy Friday and here's my Aloha!

  7. i dont have much advice but i agree with everyone above me. activities and snacks are great ideas. make sure they have plenty to do to keep them occupied!
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  8. oh yikes my son is only 4 so I haven't had to do that yet, wish I had advice

  9. One word......activities! Busy kids can't get in to trouble! I make sure we have a lot of crafts available and a good movie for down time. Oh, and when in doubts SNACKS! Haha, these have worked for all my kids and their love of sleepovers!

    Good luck!

  10. Lots of activities....cookie baking, movies, bubble baths whatever.

    Have a great Friday!

  11. I remember going to my friends house and we had fun snacks to make, crafts to do and movies to watch. My son is finishing 1st grade and has no interest, guess that is the difference with boys and girls. Good luck!

  12. Good luck with that! I hope they have alot of fun! I really don't remember my first sleep over! Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi there! I'm a new follower and I have a set of twins myself! Have a great weekend!

  14. either a craft or a movie and pizza! breakfast would be great too!! sounds like a lot of fun!!enjoy yourself!Aloha

  15. Princess Nagger just finished first grade, so she hasn't had her first sleep over yet - but I asked her and she said pizza and a movie are a definite, and maybe making something would be cool, too. ;) Good luck! I look forward to reading all about it! :)

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  16. Plan games and fun food. have the kids ice their own cup cakes, You can have them make it a Dirt top with Crush Oreo's and jelly bugs.
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  17. I guess I'm too late, but I would make sure to have lots of snacks and things planned for the kids. Make them help prepare the snacks!

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  18. Our girls are a few years away hosting sleepovers, but I remember the first big slumber party I went to, as a 7- or 8-year old. We stayed up ALL NIGHT and had so much fun! And I remember my mom being pretty mad that I hadn't slept. :)

    Hope your girls had a great'll have to post about it!