Cosy Sleepovers Made Extra Special
Once the nights start drawing in, it’s the perfect time to think about making fun memories for the littlest people in your house. With all the right cosy, tasty and comfortable touches, and a wealth of themes to choose from, sleepovers at yours can become legendary, with all ages from tots to teens wanting to join in the fun!
Maybe your kids could invite their friends over for a Friday night movie night or a couple of besties for Saturday night PJ and pamper party? Encourage them to do their own hand drawn invitations for that personal touch. How about banning tech for a refreshing change and lay out your traditional board games in the living room on low level coffee tables, with big floor cushions and snuggle blankets - a fun take on creating different kind of play stations! Seriously though, board games and dramatic stuff like charades can be great for social skills, conversation and lots of laughter.
If your lot are the outdoorsy active kind, how about a scavenger hunt? Perfect if you have plenty of space to explore with lots of clues to solve along the way. If you’re feeling brave maybe plant a few clues in the garden but do pop plenty of lanterns around to light the way. Don’t forget a washable door mat for muddy feet when the wellies get discarded and they run indoors to divvy up the treasure!
Don't Forget These Game Changers
Let’s checklist what you need to make sure your sleepovers are a big success.
First up, we’d recommend you serve a healthy supper of homemade pasta, a slow cooker stew or similar and then you (and the other parents) won’t mind letting them have a few sweet treats. A chocolate fountain is a wonderful reward to tempt fussy eaters into trying exotic fruit for afters. You could make it colourful with a rainbow of Vitamin C-rich options like strawberries, banana, pineapple, kiwi, mango and blueberries, just delicious dipped in chocolate!
If your sleepover includes a film screening then popcorn is an absolute must. Let them make their own flavours with salted caramel sauce, mix in a handful of M&M or Haribos, maybe peanut butter or a little bowl plundered from the chocolate fountain for dipping.
And when the movie is over and it is finally time for lights out and snuggling up in duvet dens on guest beds, don’t forget to our plushies and heatables. Cute, cuddly characters that you can pop in the microwave to give a warm bedtime hug, ideal for soothing homesick little ones off to sleep.