Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party
Dealing with homesickness
A child is much less likely to become homesick if she is distracted by lots of games and activities, so make sure you have plenty planned on the night of your child's sleepover. If homesickness is a genuine concern, make sure every child attending knows she can come to you if she is feeling anxious about being away from home. It's important for your guests to know they can wake you up at any time during the night if they are sick, lonely, scared, or homesick. Be sure to leave a light on so they can safely find their way to your bedroom. Establish emergency, middle-of-the-night pickup plans with each child's parent beforehand. That way, if a child is insistent about going home at 3 a.m., you know it is acceptable to call her parents to have one come pick her up.
With all the basics covered, it's time to start planning the specifics of your child's sleepover party. Use this sleepover guide for great arts and crafts ideas, kids' movies, games and activities, and yummy, kid-friendly recipes to make your slumber party a smashing success!