Pajama Party! 16 Super-Sweet Sleepover Ideas

Make your little girl's pajama party extra-special with these creative ideas for food, decor and games

Is your daughter getting ready for a sleepover party? Here, some creative ways to make the birthday bash a night (and morning) she and her friends will love!

Create a Bed-Themed Table Top

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Ideas in Blume

This adorable table setting, which uses an actual bed, keeps the pajama theme alive. To recreate a simpler version, lay a flat sheet on a table as a table cloth and place a colored sheet or thin blanket over it, folding it over the way you'd make a bed. Push the table against a wall and prop up pillows at one end. 

String Up DIY Lights

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Club Chica Circle

Decorate the room with DIY string lights. To make them, poke a dime-sized hole at the bottom of a small treat cup or Dixie cup. Then, thread holiday lights through the cups and drape them on the top of the window and doors around the room. As a safety precaution, be careful and don't leave the lights on overnight.

Set the Schedule

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Real Life, Real Estate, Real Dana

Here's a fun way to let the kids know what's on the schedule for the night -- put little notes in a bunch of balloons that say what to do each hour. Then write the time on each blown-up balloon with a Sharpie and pop it when the clock strikes that particular hour.

Include Evening Essentials

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A Little Sussy

The best thing about these sweet (and practical!) purse favors? You can give them at the start of the party to  kick off the festivities. Include sleepover must-haves like a toothbrush, flashlight and lip balm.

Hire a Teen to Give Manicures

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The Brooks Family Blog

Enlist a babysitter and her friend or a neighbor to give manicures to the party guests. Don't forget fun colors and nail decals. (Bonus points for suggesting any of these cute age-appropriate DIY nail ideas)

Make a Mask

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Dina Roth Port

After manis, it's facial time! Choose a sensitive mask -- or make your own. Don't forget cool cucumber slices for their eyelids.

Predict the Future

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Seven Thirty Three

If you have a daughter, you certainly know MASH: the game that lets you predict everything from where you'll live to who you'll marry. These DIY MASH notepadswill keep them busy for hours.

Get Creative

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Seven Thirty Three

Another fun activity: Fold plain white pillowcases and a Sharpie into printed bags from the craft store. Then, let the girls go to town decorating their individual cases with fabric markers and sparkles. Party guests can sign the back of the all the cases so the kids will have a keepsake from the party. 

Belt It Out

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A Little Sussy

No sleepover party would be complete without a little karaoke. Stock up on songs by kid faves such as One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift

Make a Dreamcatcher

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Nectar and Light

Before all the girls drift off, let them make a dreamcatcher which, according to Native American Indian lore, has a web that catches the bad dreams and only allows the good ones to slip through.

Keep Toes Warm

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My Paper Lily

These cozy animal-themed slippers make adorable party favors.

Personalized Pillow Cases

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Another great party favor idea: Order these personalized pillowcases for guests.

Wake Up to Waffles

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Even if they don't get a ton of sleep, they'll wake up for a waffle bar -- complete with syrup, Nutella, peanut butter and toppings.

Cinnamon Buns on a Stick

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Ice Cream Before Dinner

Proving that everything tastes better in pop form, make these tasty cinnamon rolls and slide them on sticks while they're still hot.

Perfect Parfaits

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Hostess with the Mostess

Balance the sugar with a good-for-you yogurt bar complete with toppings like granola, peanuts, coconut and berries.

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