Need budget friendly sleepover ideas

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by aunt lissa, May 26, 2008.

  1. aunt lissa

    aunt lissa <font color=darkcoral>To post the dirt or not to p

    Sep 22, 2003
    My dd13 is having a small sleepover w/ 3 girls for her bday. I'm lost as to what to do to entertain them for the evening that stays budget friendly. We are of course going to do movies and popcorn, but she is lost as to what else to do.
    Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. mountdew1

    mountdew1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2007
    Not a girl, but don't they still like doing makeovers at that age? Maybe pick up some cheap makeup at a dollar store and let then go wild? Or maybe find a Mary Kay/Avon rep willing to come over and do that for a small fee? My sister had that done once.
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  4. clarabelle

    clarabelle <font color=green>Pandas don't seem to have much o

    Apr 12, 2003
    Ditto what PP suggested -you can buy some really cheap nail polishes
    Silly string
    Bake cookies
    If you have a video camera you don't mind them using you could let them
    "make a movie"
    water balloons
    water color paints and plain paper
    make your own sundaes
  5. TealHearts70

    TealHearts70 Earning My Ears

    Jul 19, 2005
    My daughter will be turning 15 on June 4th. She's having a sleep over too. One of the things she and her friends like to do is play board games. Outburst,Apples to Apples, Trivial Persuit etc. I know they will be giggling into the wee hours of the night. If you don't have any games then have the girls each bring their favorite.

  6. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

    Aug 3, 2005
    i have to agree w/ the pp's who said makeovers-my DD 10 and her friends had a BLAST doing each other's hair & makeup, lol. i also bought these bears they could stuff and dress from, which they loved-i have to admit though, getting the stuffing in the bears was really difficult. this year we're doing movies, pizza & popcorn, along w/ board games, makeovers and whatever else we can come up with.
  7. marypoppinswannabe

    marypoppinswannabe Mouseketeer

    Mar 29, 2008
    My 17 year old niece loves to invite her friends over (usually three or four girls) and all of them climb in the bed with her mom (my sister) and they all watch movies together and hang out until about midnight or when ever her dad kicks them out of the bedroom.

    My sister has said more than once, that she takes advantage of this and covertly takes these opportunities to discuss relationships, school, college and career choices with the girls.

    Another thought, was to buy minimarshmellows and toothpicks and let them roast marshmellows over candles.
  8. Goofy22

    Goofy22 DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2001
    How about Music & dancing in your yard or basement or a SPECIFIC ROOM in ur house! And you can make non alcoholic shirley temples or pina colodas! My dd is 13 and I don't know one of her friends that dont like to dance and sing!They also like to play the game truth or dare! Toast marshmallows over a grill !
  9. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

    Dec 26, 2002
    Honestly I wouldnt plan TOO much they will likely just hang out and talk/gossip. At least that is what my kids do.

    I would have snacks & drinks available for them. And a few things that they can do on their own. Mom is just going to be embarassing & in the way.
  10. mavslab

    mavslab Mouseketeer

    Aug 21, 2007
    {{thread hijack}} I'm Aunt Lissa too! How cool is that {end}

    Games like twister and taboo are fun too!

    Do you have any scrapbook supplies? They could each bring some pictures and make paper bag albums. You just need 4 or 5 paper lunch bags, some scrapbook paper, adhesive, and some ribbon. Just search on how to make paper bag scrapbooks.
  11. Scambone

    Scambone Mouseketeer

    Jan 11, 2007
    Scavenger hunt is always fun and safe if you do it around your house.

    I loved the game chubby bunny! Get a bag of marshmallows and see how many girls can stuff them in there mouth while saying chubby bunny!

    I also like the make up idea but a camera is a must have for all the great pictures!

    Also simple games that don’t need any supplies are always fun. No one can pass up a good game of hide and seek or celebrity tag.
  12. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2001
    We've had tons of sleep-overs and tons of activities planned which usually don't get done. They love to talk, talk and talk! Get some snacks and put them out on the table, a few movies to watch when they get ready to wind down and they're set. Karaoke is a good choice and the nail polish, facials are fun. You could have the girls make the facial stuff out of oatmeal, etc and then do the facials. At the last slumber party, they spent 2 hours doing japanese writing (one of the girls taught them and brought all the supplies) they loved that.
  13. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

    Jun 8, 2007
    Make some basic cupcakes, get a bunch of diff types of frostings & sprinkles & let them have a frosting/decorating contest. If they come out ugly, they still taste good.

    Then they can double as the snack when the kids raid the fridge in the middle of the night.

    We used to also do makeovers, hairdos green mask & nails.

    Make sure you have a camera! :) green mask pics make for good bribery later.....
  14. Grumpy'sWife4Ever

    Grumpy'sWife4Ever DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2008
    Make your own personal pizzas are pretty fun, I did that at a sleepover as a kid and still remember it.

    Ice cream sundaes are fun too, and can be pretty inexpensive if you stick to store brands for goodies.

    I never was one for wearing make-up until I was much older (but of course I was a geek :banana: ) but I did enjoy having my hair done. All you would need is some hairspray, a curling iron, some clips and scrunchies....let them go nuts! And take pics, of course.

    I think girls are a lot more sophisticated now than when I was a young teen, but I would have also loved a night of board games, charades, Twister.... And I really enjoyed dancing and playing music. Oh, and don't forget flashlights or glowsticks for telling ghost stories before bed.....:hmghost:
  15. dyna

    dyna DIS Veteran

    Jun 30, 2005
    balloon bombs if it good an warm outside, my girls liked seein who could pop the balloons fastest by puttin balloon between legs an squeezing good excersise too that one. They liked pushing tater across floor or patio with nose.

    OHHHHHHHHHH an we used to use games like mario cart an have races an went all the way down to the grand champion winner who had beat everyone at party..
  16. eduk8r26

    eduk8r26 DIS Veteran

    Sep 23, 2005
    I'd be really careful with the chubby bunny thing. Kids have died from that because they literally choked to death on the marshmallows.
  17. nicknack

    nicknack Earning My Ears

    May 26, 2008
    Cooking or baking is fun. Something they can each do themselves is good, like the personal pizzas. My daughter is turning 13 soon and is having a couple friends over to spend the night but not a full blown sleepover. They will probably just stay up talking and giggling all night - no entertainment required.
  18. twanner

    twanner Need more Totoro!

    Mar 7, 2007
    If you're looking for a craft idea, you could have the girls each make their own sleep mask and decorate them. I found a pattern and instructions on the Family Fun website. Also, it's fun to decorate a plain white pillowcase with sharpies or fabric markers. It could be an "autograph pillowcase" for future sleep-overs. :)
  19. Shagley

    Shagley If you don't move when I say "beep beep", I will r

    Mar 11, 2005
    I agree that I wouldn't attempt this game because a couple of people have died while playing this...

    What about doing karaoke?
  20. aunt lissa

    aunt lissa <font color=darkcoral>To post the dirt or not to p

    Sep 22, 2003
    Excellent ideas everyone...thanks so much! :thumbsup2
    Right now we are planning the makeover since we have everything but the makeup. Going to the dollar store tomorrow to get some. I'm gonna look up the paperbag scrapbook that sounds like fun for them. DD is getting a digital camera for her bday so she'll be able to capture all the fun moments. I think I'll also let my daughter decide on something for them to make together whether it's pillow cases or food.
    And yes Mom will do her best to stay out of the way and let the girls have fun talking about all the little girl things they talk about. :( My baby is growing up!
  21. gk90

    gk90 Mom to Sorcerer Mickey fan and Donald's #1 fan!

    Apr 24, 2007

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