I pulled off a 9 girl sleepover, where’s my medal?!

I lost the cheese to my cracker this year, I allowed my almost 7 year old to have a sleepover for her birthday. In my house.

11 girls came for the party, only 9 stayed, only.. I had to make sure I thoroughly planned it and they had lots to do. Invites were handed out in July, with her birthday being nearer the end of October.

I am organised when it comes to things like this, and I do go overboard, I am very surprised nobody ended up in a sugar coma; (plenty of sweets put aside for Halloween though).

I started off by buying all the bits I needed and would need, that went along with the games I had planned.

I set the decorations up the night before, just to save me time on the day. Also means I can leave it up ready for Annabelles birthday!

I had aload of these banners made on eBay, really good quality and cheap.

Pin the tail on the unicorn can go anywhere.

And I finished off with lots of these banners on the doors, and the pink triangle banners went above doors.

The girls did:

Apple bobbing

Musical statues

Pin the tale on the unicorn

The jam donut game (who could eat their donut without licking their lips first).

The games were a massive hit, what’s a party without games! The donut game was just hilarious. Be sure to do it outside, it makes a mess!

Prizes are always important.

The only thing I am annoyed at myself for is being so engrossed in being the judge for the games, I got no photos!!

You can never ever do too much food! Let me tell you kids eat you out of house and home!! Don’t get me wrong some does get wasted, but it’s always best to have more than not enough.

I think I cooked around 5 pizzas

Chicken dippers

Halloween shapes

Chips

Cocktail sausages

Different crisps

And lots of sweets, chocolate and cake… Ontop of More sweets, chocolate and cake.

Me and Annabelle made our own sweet cones to take home, they are so easy and simple to do and fill with sweets. You can buy the sets from home bargains, 10 pre cut bags and ties, you just fill with sweets of your choice.

I also made little sleepover gift bags for the girls that stayed, just some random but sleepover themed bits for an extra touch of excitement.

I had the stickers made again from a company on eBay, and were so little in cost. You can have what you like written on the stickers too!

Inside the gift bags

Inside the gift bags.

Let’s talk mocktails. Me and Annabelle decided to make Halloween themed mocktails, I was slightly worried about these; some kids are so fussy, but they went down a treat. I googled around and found a couple that looked yummy.

I did alter these a little in regards to ingredients, I kind of just poured what I thought, no measurements etc.. some things I had to use a similar alternative.

Our blue potion involved;

Sour Haribo

Blue food colouring

And sprite

Our pink potion included the ingredients pictured above, I followed the recipe as best as I could, I didn’t need it with the sorbet but I added pink food colouring. Also eyeball sweets for a spooky effect. (This one was the favourite).

Lastly these were the ingredients used for our green potion. Again using eyeball sweets for a spooky effect.

They were so simple and fun to make, I like adding unusual and different twists to things.

The bouncy castle was a must let me tell you, along with the games.. it kept them outside happy and playing. I only hired it for 2 hours as I had a pamper session planned for the evening.

The pamper/glitter session was brilliant for later on, they loved being glamed up. I had planned the time for them to settle down, but I won’t lie they didn’t do much settling.

They had their faces, hair and nails done.

Be prepared for the little specs of devil.. despite a thorough Hoover it is everywhere, I mean how does it get in the babies nappy for Christ Sake?

Around 7.30pm they started to get the pyjamas on, brush teeth etc.. so we blew up the beds and set the room out for them.

Little did I know the “joy” the night would bring.

I’ve lost count the amount of times someone came to wake me up, I had get up and tell the girls to go to sleep or be quiet. Beds were moved, everyone ended upstairs, and I think it was around 2am we finally had silence.. but a 6am wake up call!

These were one of the best ideas I had.. £1 a packet, you put the milk into the packet, the box acts as a bowl, 9 hungry children- I got you!

Despite the lack of sleep and the wakeups it honestly was so nice for them, it was just an evening full of laughing and happiness, 9 best friends having the time of their lives. Such a wonderful bunch of best friends!

I hope this is of somewhat help to anyone considering this kind of madness in their home, I didn’t start the party until 3pm.. I had to mentally prepare for the sleepover of the year!

The birthday girl had the time of her life!

Author: Sian’sways

Hello, my name is Sian. I started this blog in 2017 after the death of our baby Betsy. I am the sort of person that finds writing things down and expressing myself helpful. But I want to express myself in so many different ways and talk about so many things including; Mental Health, Baby Loss, Fashion, Motherhood, Hauls, DIY, Beauty, Reviews and so many other things

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