No matter the age or composition of a group, a slumber party is guaranteed to provide fun for those involved. In this article, we have provided you with some of the best slumber party game ideas to make your time together memorable. We have games for every age as well as some special adult slumber party games. Additionally, our article contains some hints and suggestions for having the best adult slumber party ever.
- Slumber Party Games for Kids
- Slumber Party Games for Girls
- Slumber Party Games for Boys
- Adult Slumber Party Games
- Adult Slumber Party Games for Women
- Adult Slumber Party Games for Men
- 16 Essential Steps To Having The Ultimate Adult Slumber Party, Because F*ck Going Out, Seriously
- Obviously buy a bunch of booze
- Rent/stream a bunch of movies with a theme
- Stop wearing any kind of pants that are socially acceptable
- Eat exclusively unhealthy things
- Establish a drinking game
- Accept that perhaps none of your movies will be properly watched
- Accost your one friend who owns a “Cards Against Humanity” deck and guilt them into bringing it
- Download a dating app and troll a bunch of people
- Talk about ~sex~, bay-bee
- Reminisce/cringe about your social media past
- Reminisce/cringe about your exes
- Continue eating until you’re blacked out
- Pretend to go to sleep
- #RealTalk time
- Actually sleep, I guess
- Bacon, pancakes, eggs, repeat
- GIRL SLUMBER PARTY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
- Best Slumber Party Games
- Have A Great Slumber Party Game?
- What Other Visitors Have Said
- More Fun Slumber Party Ideas
- Planning An Adult Slumber Party
- Adult Themes
- General Decorations
- Food Options
- Activities for Adults
- Favor Ideas
- Plan a Pajama Party With Ease
Slumber Party Games for Kids
Slumber parties provide a time for kids to get to know each other and create memories. Make them the most fun possible with our selection of games designed especially for keeping everyone awake and active. Offer small prizes for the winners, if you wish.
Play this early in the evening so that the sugar will wear off and the kids will get some rest. Empty a large ball of skittles into a big bowl. Give each kid a cup and a straw. The goal is to suck up the skittles through the straw and put them into the cup, without touching them. The player with the most skittle at the end of a certain time, or when the bowl is empty, wins.
Have the kids sit in a circle. Start the game by having an adult call out commands, then you can let the kids take turns doing so. As the commands are called out, the kids do what is said, often putting two or more kids in one seat. Hide some slips of paper as winners’ tickets under a few seats. When the game ends, the kids on the seats with the winners’ tickets get a prize. Try some of these commands and then create your own:
- If you had a birthday last month, move two seats to the right.
- If you have a younger brother, move one seat to your right.
- If you have an “E” in your first name, move to any seat you want.
- If you have brown eyes, move two seats to your left.
- If you like yogurt, move one seat to your left.
- If your favorite color is red or pink, move one chair to your left.
- If you are on the bottom of a stack of people, move three seats to the right.
Hide and Go Seek
This classic game is great for slumber parties. Set the area for play and make some areas off limits, maybe the kitchen, as well as the master bedroom and bath. Play works best if you give the kids a chance to walk around the house before playing to scout out possible hiding places. Choose a starting place and have the one player being “It” count to fifty while the other players hide. The goal is to return to base without being found or tagged by “It.” The first player to do so is “It” for the next round.
Slumber Party Games for Girls
Fill a bag large trash bag with all kinds of silly clothes and accessories, such as an oversized jacket, a funny hat, clip-on earrings, sunglasses, lipstick, clunky jewelry, etc. Start some music and each time it stops, the girl holding the bag must reach in and put on whatever item she pulls out. This continues until everything is out of the bag. Don’t forget to take pictures of the girls to share later.
The girls take turns pretending they are sleeping for one minute. The other girls try to get her to open her eyes, smile, or laugh. However, they are not allowed to touch her. If the sleeping girl last the entire minute without any reaction, she gets a small prize. If not, she picks the next girl to play Sleeping Beauty.
Pair the girls up and have them take turns putting make-up on each other. However, the one doing the make-up is blindfolded, so she is not sure what she is using and how well she is doing. Provide plenty of washcloths or make-up remover pads for clean-up. Pull out the camera for this game.
Princess and the Pea
Have all of the girls put their pillows in a circle on the floor and send them out of the room. Hide the “pea” – a green golf ball – under one of the pillows. Then place other small items under the others, such as small toys, an inverted kitchen spoon, an apple or orange, etc. The girls come back into the room and sit on different pillows until they think they are on the one with the pea. Only one girl is allowed on each of the pillows at a time. The girl who guessed correctly is the next to hide the objects.
Slumber Party Games for Boys
Bubble Gum Balloon Relay Race
Before the slumber party, put a piece of wrapped bubble gum in balloons, one for each boy, and blow the balloons up. Divide the boys into two teams and have them line up on one side of the room with the pile of balloons across from them. Each boy must run to the pile, grab a balloon, pop it, and then unwrap the gum, chew, and blow a bubble. Then the boys run back, tagged the next team member, who repeats the task. The team that finishes first, with each team member blowing a bubble, wins.
Everyone loves Hershey kisses and this game provides a treat, that is if you can unwrap it. For a small group, time the participants with the fastest boy to unwrap their candy declared the winner. If your group is larger, this game works well as a team relay race. Provide the players with mittens. They must unwrap a Hershey kiss with mittens on – a nearly impossible feat. Frustration can be fun sometimes!
Flashlight tag can be played either inside or outside. One person is It and has possession of the flashlight. While It counts to fifty, the other players find places to hide. Then It sets out with the flashlight. Anyone caught in the flashlight’s beam must go to Jail. The last person found becomes It for the next round. Make sure everyone knows the rules of the game before you begin playing.
- The flashlight must be kept on all the time and not covered.
- Hiders must remain in the area designated for play.
- Whoever is It must call out the name of the person they spotlight.
Tug of War
A classic game of Tug of War is always fun. To create a slumber party version, have the participants use a thin blanket and tug away. Place lines on the floor with masking tape an equal distance behind where each team begins pulling. The first team to get all their members past the line wins the game.
Adult Slumber Party Games
Slumber parties are not just for kids. You may want to renew old friendships or get to know new friends better. An adult slumber party may be planned or be the result of being snowed in unexpectedly or a house full of relatives at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Whatever the occasion or reason, there are a few things to consider when hosting an adult slumber party.
- Carefully prepare the guest list making sure everyone you invite gets along and the group as a whole will work.
- Decide where everyone will sleep before the party, i.e. where will men, women, and couples sleep.
- Prepare the bathrooms for guests with soaps, towels, and other necessities. Also, try to create a schedule so everyone can bathe, do make-up, etc.
- Pick a place for your slumber party – your home, a hotel or condo, cabin or campground.
- Create a menu and make sure you have plenty of snacks.
Our selection of fun slumber party games for adults include some for just women, some for just guys, and some that work well no matter what the composition of your group.
Gather some everyday items and place them in a bag where players are unable to see them. Have each partygoer take turns reaching into the bag and pulling out an item without looking. The goal is to make a commercial with a completely new use for the item. You will be surprised at how funny and creative your friends can be. Some items you might include are:
- A knife, fork, and/or spoon
- A bandana
- A hair clip
- A small mirror
- A paper clip
- One sock
- An empty pill bottle
- A pair of glasses
You might wish to video some or all the commercials to watch or post on-line.
Toss an Animal
Have the adults stand in a circle. Toss a stuffed animal from one person to another as fast as possible. Anyone who misses or drops the stuffed animal is out of the game and sits down. The winner is the last guest standing.
A variation on a potato sack race, this team game uses two old pillowcases. Divide your group into teams. The first person on each team hops with their legs in the pillowcase to the other end of the room and back. Then they pass the pillowcase to the next person on their team who repeats the course. The first team to finish the race wins a prize. A good prize is an extra special dessert or ice cream on their pie.
Pass the Orange
Another game played in a circle, this one involves passing an orange around the circle without using the hands. Whoever drops the orange is out of the game. Your guests will get very creative with some hilarious results as they attempt to pass the orange to the next person.
Use an inexpensive kitchen timer for this silly but fun game. One person remains in the room while everyone else leaves. The person in the room sets the timer and hides it. The other players return to the room and attempt to find the timer before it goes off. Whoever finds it gets to hide it the next time. This game is fun if you start with a fairly long time and keep decreasing it, thus making the game more challenging.
Adult Slumber Party Games for Women
Purse Scavenger Hunt
Provide each player with a list of items one might have in their purse. Have each person check off the items on the list as they search through their own purse. The person with the most listed items wins the game. Following is a suggested list, although you may wish to modify it based upon the season of the year and where participants live. For example, in the winter, you might wish to add mittens or gloves and in the summer, sunscreen. A ticket to a local amusement park or other attraction also works well.
- Bobby Pin/Hair Clip/Hair Ribbon
- Breath Mint/Anti-Acid
- Broken Jewelry
- Calorie Counter
- Candy Bar
- Cell Phone/Flashlight
- Cloth Handkerchief
- Clothe to Clean Eye Glasses
- Coin Purse
- Contact Lens Case/Eyeglasses
- Cough Drop
- Dental Floss/Toothpaste/Toothbrush
- Diaper/Diaper Wipes
- Ear Plugs
- Empty Gum or Candy Wrapper
- Eye Drops
- Eye Glasses
- Fingernail File/Buffer
- Fingernail Polish
- Foreign Currency
- Fruit Snacks
- Grocery/Fuel/Fast Food Receipt
- Lipstick/Lip Gloss
- Lotion/Hand Sanitizer
- Magnifying Glass
- Measuring Tape
- Membership Card
- Needle and Thread
- Pair of Earrings
- Paperback Book
- Paperclip/Safety Pin
- Permanent Marker/Ink Pen
- Photo of Husband/Grandchild/Children
- Pocket Knife
- Postage Stamp
- Prescription Drug
- Shopping List
- Socks/Panty Hose
- Someone Else’s Business Card
- Something Blue (Green, Red, Etc.)
- Store Coupon
- Straight Pin/Safety Pin
- Theater/Movie Stub
- USB Flash Drive
- Visitors Badge (School or Business)
- Your Business Card
Variation: Only give a player a point if no one else has an item. Again, the player with the most points wins the game.
Three Purse Items
Have the players sit in a circle. Provide each player with a brown paper lunch sack and a pen and paper. Each player chooses three items from their purse without showing the other players and puts them in the paper bag. The tops of the bags are rolled tight. Pile the bags in the center of the circle. One person randomly chooses a paper bag, writes a number on it, and opens it revealing the contents. The players write down the number of the bag and the name of the person they think the items belong to. When all the numbered bags have been opened, the player with the most correct answers wins the game.
Adult Slumber Party Games for Men
Although guys do not generally look at a “slumber party” as a fun way to pass the time, they may, out of necessity, end up in a sleep over. Perhaps the occasion is an out-of-town wedding, or inclement weather makes it necessary to spend the night with other guys. Whatever the reason, an all-guy sleepover can end up being fun and memorable with a few games. Try the following,
A good, old-fashioned pillow fight is always fun. Add an element of surprise by wearing blindfolds. You can also set some special parameters, such as one must stay on beds (or sleeping bags/mats) while fighting. Another idea is to divide into two teams and if someone drops their pillow or violates a pre-determined condition, they are out. After a set period of time, the team with the most members remaining wins.
Pass It On
A variation of Hot Potato, the game is played in the dark with a pillow. Have the guys sit in a circle, play some music, and start passing the pillow. When the music stops, the person with the pillow is out. The last person remaining wins this game. A variation is to have the person with the pillow sing a song, tell a joke, or perform some other fun task.
Whatever the composition of your group or the reason for the sleepover, turn the experience into one to remember with one of the games listed in this article. Doing so will create fun photo ops, build relationships, and help you learn more about those with whom you play. Have fun!
Last Updated on Apr 20, 2019
16 Essential Steps To Having The Ultimate Adult Slumber Party, Because F*ck Going Out, Seriously
We have let adulthood rob us of so many privileges. Twenty-something years ago, it was totally acceptable for me to run around the backyard without any pants on, and although my memories of it are vague, they are nonetheless so, so sweet. Now my legs are imprisoned by pants, I’m expected to magically know how to file taxes, and people get super judgey when I drink from an apple juice box. Who let adulthood hold such dominion over us?! Why aren’t more people placing priority on figuring out how to retain the best parts of our childhood and integrating them into a well-lived adult life? It seems like something that should matter a great deal to all of us. Because growing up is great, but there’s absolutely nothing to be gained from leaving behind literally every part of being kids. Some of it was too correct to let fall away forever.
I have to draw the line somewhere, and so I am drawing it at sleepovers. Sleepovers are too sacred to fall victim to the clutches of the grown-up world, and now they need to be more fiercely protected than ever. Let’s be real, guys: Nobody likes going out. What people actually like is the relief of getting back home after they go out. LIFE HACK: Don’t go out in the first place, and hole into your apartment with all your friends instead.
I’m not just saying this because I am the self-appointed Fairy Godmother of Never Going Out Again, but because the ancient art of sleepovers deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated in the highest of not-pants-wearing honors. Of course, the script for an adult sleepover deviates from the one you had as a kid, but it’s still fulfills the same purpose at its core: celebrating friendship, and eating as much as you possibly can before 2AM. In case it’s been awhile and you need a little guidance, here are all the steps you must take to achieve sleepover nirvana:
Obviously buy a bunch of booze
In fact, some of the best sleepovers I’ve ever had have started at the liquor store. As a person who once had a job where I had to make monthly trips to buy giant bottles of Kahlua, I can attest to how awkward it is to venture into a liquor store by yourself, even if you’re just buying a six pack. But when all your pals are there with you, it’s like the FUN FIELD TRIP you obviously never took as kids. Plus, that way everybody gets the alcohol they enjoy consuming and you can make more of an effort to split the costs. (This just in: wine costs money.)
Rent/stream a bunch of movies with a theme
I’m a HUGE proponent of theme nights, both because I’m a theater kid and I live for themes, but because it saves you at least thirty minutes of, “I dunno, what do you wanna watch?” while you all passive-aggressively fantasize about smacking each other with the Netflix remote. Themes of mine you may borrow: movies featuring Channing Tatum’s butt, or all Amanda Bynes movies. (Just kidding, I just want you to watch She’s The Man. I see now that this wasn’t helpful at all.)
If someone walks in wearing a pair of jeans it is an immediately Emergency Situation that can only be corrected with an elastic waistband, or not wearing pants at all. It is the host’s responsibility—nay, civic duty as an American—to make sure there are several extra pairs of sweatpants available for emergency use at all times. You really have no business hosting a slumber party if you don’t have back-up sweatpants (or funny-ugly pajama pants) for all your friends. Although, to be fair, you have no business showing up to a slumber party wearing anything else, so.
Eat exclusively unhealthy things
I’m pretty sure the food I’ve consumed at each adult sleepover has taken at least a day off of my life, and it was worth every lost second. In college it was considered an enormous offense if my roommate and I didn’t have a giant Tollhouse cookie dough roll in the fridge at all times. I can’t imagine ever being unprepared for a sleepover in the snack department.
Establish a drinking game
Before anyone even THINKS about putting a movie on, the rules to this game need to be established. This is why I cannot stress enough how helpful setting a movie theme is, because the inspiration for your drinking game rules will flow freely and easily.
Accept that perhaps none of your movies will be properly watched
Between people shouting lines at the television, potential party fouls, and obviously the need to get up and hoard more snacks every twenty minutes, you might vaguely see some of the important plot points. There’s no point in shushing humans, though. It’s gonna happen like it happens and you’ll all be better off for it.
Accost your one friend who owns a “Cards Against Humanity” deck and guilt them into bringing it
It’s not really a party until somebody has pulled “pooping back and forth forever and ever” out of the deck, TBH.
Download a dating app and troll a bunch of people
I was technically doing this for work when I downloaded Tinder and talked exclusively in Drake lyrics with one of my BFFs by my side, but now I am so addicted to screwing with strangers that I feel the need to tell everyone that this is a Mandatory Sleepover Activity. (Future version of myself: if you are reading this in twenty years, this right here is why you are #foreveralone.)
Talk about ~sex~, bay-bee
I feel like getting to that threshold when you can just say whatever you want about the misadventures of your genitals with your friends might actually be better than the sex itself.
I can’t tell you at what exactly point in the night this should happen, but I can tell you that there is no escaping it. You’ll likely be scrolling through each other’s old feeds for twenty minutes gaping at each other’s brace-faced #tbts before you even realize what’s happening.
Reminisce/cringe about your exes
Sleepovers are the ultimate Safe Space for all the whining and having of feelings that you don’t vocalize in the light of day. Plus, at this point, everyone is just emboldened enough by their wine intake to trash talk each other’s less-than-lovely exes. Every now and then, you just gotta air this stuff out to get it off your chest, like changing the oil in a car or singlehandedly eating an entire jar of Nutella.
Continue eating until you’re blacked out
I’ve never gotten close to blackout drunk at a sleepover. I have, however, gotten blackout full on just about every occasion. My theory as to why I never get fully drunk at sleepovers is because I have like ninety cookies worth of cookie dough absorbing the alcohol inside me, and also because I reach a level of full where my body just shuts down in an attempt to save itself.
Pretend to go to sleep
Somebody will yawn and put their heads down on a semi-comfortable surface, and everyone else will follow suit until one very pathetic person (usually the person that I am) says, “WELLLL I’m tired, let’s hit the sack.” You’ll all close your eyes for like a second and then it will be…
With all the lights off and everyone laying on the floor, it’s like you finally have reached a place that transcends any judgment or weirdness, and anything and everything is fair game. This is when you talk about where you’re gonna go after you die, or confess the most embarrassing things you’ve ever done, or quietly continue eating Pocky sticks even though you swore upside down and backwards that you were done for the night (dammit).
Actually sleep, I guess
Ugh, biological mechanisms in the body keeping us alive. If we must.
Bacon, pancakes, eggs, repeat
The sleepover isn’t a real sleepover until you’ve woken up and continued to pulverize your digestive system by testing its utmost capacity. THIS IS ITS DESTINY. Do not deny it the buttery, fat-tastic, grease fest it deserves.
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GIRL SLUMBER PARTY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
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I have collected a huge list of girl slumber party games and activities for your next sleepover!
Best Slumber Party Games
These games also work great as teen party games or tween party games.
Blind Van Gogh – Divide players into pairs, and have one of the players in each pair blindfolded. Set a timer for two minutes and show the partner (who can see) an object. The seeing partner then describes the object without saying what it is while the blindfolded player tries to draw it with a pencil on a piece of paper. To make it fair, each team should have the same object. When time is up, take the blindfolds off and let the “artists” see how well their drawing looks like what they were supposed to draw.
Board Games – Have some board games handy that everyone can play as a group…such as bingo, Twister, Cranium, etc. Check our our list of great board games to play as slumber party games.
Bunco! – A great game that is easy to play if you have enough guests and the space to play it!
Cahootie – The classic cootie catcher gets a new twist.
Circle Laugh – Lie down in a circle with heads on each other’s stomachs and see who can keep from laughing!
Drawing Game – Fun slumber party games for players to play in pairs.
Find the Leader – The Find the Leader Game is a wacky version of Follow the Leader, where the person who is “it” tries to figure out exactly who is the leader! This party game can leave you scratching your head!
Flashlight Hunts – These slumber party games best as an outside game to be played in the dark with flashlights…
Fortune Teller Game – This is one of our favorite slumber party games at my house. You’ll need four paper sacks. You’ll also need a pencil and 4 slips of paper per guest. On the 1st paper sack, write “Job”. On the 2nd paper sack, write “husband”. On the 3rd paper sack, write “city”. On the 4th paper sack, write “Number of children”. Then have each guest write something on a slip of paper for each sack and place the slip in the matching sack. Then, one at a time, draw a slip from each bag to read the fortune. One fortune might be “Lisa will have a job as a zookeeper, marry Rob, live in Paris, and have 9 children!” (The crazier the answers, the better! This can be played over and over)
Game Show – Create your own game show with games of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are you Smarter than a 5th grader, Wheel of Fortune, etc.
Favorite Girl Games – Games that can be used as slumber party games that are favorites just for girls!
Glow Olympics – If you are thinking of having a black light party then consider turning it in to an olympic event!
Hula Hoop Contest – Who can go the longest?
Karaoke – always fun! If you don’t have a Karaoke machine, then just do it the old-fashioned way! Simply sing-a-long with your favorite song. Use a pretend microphone. Still fun!
Keep Talking – You’ll need a bowl full of words written on slips of paper. Words should be things…such as tree, table, traffic light, broccoli, etc., and a timer. To play, have a player pull out a slip of paper, which will be their “topic”. Have them talk about their “topic” for two minutes, without getting off-topic! After their two minutes is up, have the next person take a turn!
Left Foot Art – Sit on the floor with no shoes and draw using your left foot.
Light as a Feather- Are you light as a feather or stiff as a board? A classic!!
Limbo – How low can you go? If you don’t have a limbo stick, use a boa or a flashlight beam!
Mad-Libs – Always a hit.
M&M Hunt Game – Everyone loves M&Ms and everyone loves scavenger-type treasure hunts for slumber party games! One of our favorites!
Makeup Artist – You’ll need makeup: lipstick, loose powder and blush. Stay away from things that could injure an eye, such as eye shadow (unless applying with a cotton ball) and no mascara (too scary to try to do!). Divide players into teams. One player is the model, and their teammate is the make up artist. The makeup artist has 2 minutes to put makeup on their model. But must do it blindfolded! The other players who aren’t taking their turn can give out directions on what to do such as “higher, lower, over to the left,” etc.!
Mosquito Game – This is great to play at a camping themed slumber party, but is so much fun we thought we’d include it on our master list. Give each player a sheet of dot stickers (preferably red!) that will represent mosquito bites. Throughout the evening, try to get rid of your stickers by giving the others players & mosquito bites! Do this by secretly placing stickers on other players. Be careful…if you are caught you have to keep your mosquito bite sticker. The first player to get rid of their stickers is the winner!
Murder Mystery – Before the party, cut a slip of paper for each guest. On one place an X, and on another write Detective. All other slips of paper should be blank. Have everyone draw a slip of paper, with only the player who draws the detective slip telling the others that he is the detective. Whoever draws the “X” will be the murderer. The detective will leave the room. Turn out the lights. The players move about the room, and the murderer will give someone a big hug to “murder” them. The victim counts to 10, and then screams, falling down on the floor “dead”. (Counting to 10 gives the murderer a chance to get away). The detective comes back in the room and can question all the “living” players until they find the murderer!
Observation -You’ll need: one different small item per person (a paper clip, safety pin, sticker, bandaid, or anything that can stick or be fastened on). Secretly give each player an item. Have them hide it somewhere on themselves, but in plain sight. Give everyone a list of the items that you handed out. Then, have everyone go around and try to locate the items. Whoever has found all the items first wins!
Old Maid – Think of this one as a real-life version of the popular card game.
Once Upon a Time – Sit in a circle and let the host tell a story. They’ll start with a sentence to get the story rolling. Then the next person in the circle will tell what happened next in one sentence. Go around the circle 3 times to complete the story! (with a small group you may want to go around the circle more times than that)!
Pass the Hat – Play the old Pass the Orange game, but with a hat. Pass the hat from head to head without using your hands! You can pass all sorts of sleepover related objects as slumber party games, such as a teddy bear.
Photo Fun – Divide players into teams, with each team using a digital camera. Give each team a list of photos to take. Some ideas are…the team pretending to sleep, of the team dancing, of the team doing yoga, etc. Whatever you can think of that will make a crazy photo! Make sure the different players take turns being the photographer so everyone gets a turn to be photographer and models!
Pick Up Sticks – This is a fun game to play, and if you don’t have enough sticks (or want several sets…) you can use colored drinking straws.
Pillowcase Hop – Have a sack race but use pillowcases for fun slumber party games!
Pillow Tag – To play tag as one of your slumber party games, you tag someone by hitting them with a pillow.
Printable Games – Fun games to print out and fill in at your party in holiday themes or birthday themes.
Scavenger Hunt – Here are some tips to planning a great hunt in include as part of your slumber party games!
Shadows – Use your flashlight to make shadows on the wall with your hands in the shapes of animals, faces, etc.
Silly String Fights – Anytime you get silly string involved, it is fun. Get a can (or two) for everyone, send them outside and have at it!
Sleeping Bag Hunt – Before the party, gather objects (such as a magazine, stuffed animals, a shoe). Have one object assigned to each player. Have players leave the room while you hide one thing inside each sleeping bag. When players return have them try to figure out which sleeping bag has their item. No peeking, but OK to touch. Perfect for slumber party games and sleepovers.
Sleeping Bag Race – Line up the sleeping bags, have each person climb inside one, and race across the room by wiggling inside the bags.
Slumber Party Box of Questions – just one of many slumber party games you can purchase that are made specifically for slumber parties.
Sock Bounce – You’ll need a different pair of colored socks per player (hey…this could be a party favor!). Roll the socks up into a ball. You’ll also need a bed sheet. Have everyone hold an edge of the bed sheet, with the rolls of socks sitting on top. Everyone lifts up the sheet together, shaking and waving the sheet (like a parachute game). The object is for each player to try to bounce the other socks off the sheet, and avoid letting the socks get bounced off! This is great played as slumber party games because then the socks can be worn afterwards and be part of your party favors.
Sock Hunt – You’ll need a pair of socks for each player. Before the party, take one sock from each pair and hide it. Then, at the party, give the mate to a guest and have them find the hidden sock that matches. You can even hide a little prize in the sock that you have hidden such as nail polish and gloss.
Suitcase Relay – There are many variations of this played as slumber party games, and you can use your imagination to make it as crazy as possible for your friends.
Talent Show – Let everyone (who wants to) participate in a talent show! Be sure to video this one and replay later during the slumber party.
Teen Party Games – Our full, giant list of teen party games and teenage birthday party games.
Ticking Clock Game – Have players leave the room (or hide their eyes) while you hide an alarm clock in one sleeping bag. At some point in the evening, have the clock set to go off. Tell your guests that the alarm will go off, but don’t tell them when it will go off – that will be a surprise). When the alarm rings, whoever can find the clock first wins!
Tongue Twisters – That’s right. Tongue Twisters. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. That sort of thing. Find a list of tongue twisters and try saying them. Can be really funny!
Toothpaste Test – Anyone really going to bed? If so, have a toothpaste taste test. Furnish two to four toothpastes for everyone to get to try and then let everyone vote for the best one.
Treasure Hunt – Find a treasure hunt that will challenge you and your friends!
Truth or Dare Isn’t this what you immediately think of when someone says “slumber party games”? It is played at many slumber parties at some point. To keep it tame (and fair), write up a group of “truths” and “dares” ahead of time and people can pick from their fate from bowl. We have a list of clean truth or dare questions, as well as some dare ideas!
More Truth or Dare – You can purchase truth or dare games with all the supplies, dares and truth questions you need.
Truth is Stranger than Fiction Game – Are those celebrity stories too crazy to be true? Maybe…maybe not. Can you tell the difference? This is how those rumors get started!! Can be played as slumber party games or for any party.
TV Voices Game – Before the party, make recordings of the voices of TV characters. At the party, listen to the recordings and have everyone try to guess who they are hearing.
Twister – Another one of the classic slumber party games!
Who Am I? Game – A fun game for large or small groups.
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Flash Light Tag
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Each girl sits in a line, or a circle. The girl in the front will start with a sentence. Like,”I have a crush on Jacob”. She tells the person next to her, …
Duck Duck Splash
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Silent Hide N Seek
Silent Hide and Seek: Everyone determines who is “it” and that person will go to a part of the house and tell everyone that it is base. The “it” person …
You take pillows and throw at each other. It’s a fun game but make sure all things breakable are put away!
Nail Polish Spin Game
You and your friends sit in a circle on the ground with 5-6 different colored nail polishes in front of you for this game. One person spins 1 of the nail …
Get one of your friends to put a blindfold over their eyes and do some make up. Scare your mom or dad at the end!
Baby If You Love Me Smile
Put all your guests in a circle, then 1 of them starts. He picks a person and goes in front of them, and romantically says; Baby if u love me smile, the …
Hide And Go Seek SCARE
To play Hide And Go Seek Scare the unlucky person that is “it” will count to 50 and look for the other players in the dark. The hider’s job is to scare …
Would you Rather!
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Do you think you & your friends can be the best and fastest Doctor/Nurse? Find out at your NEXT slumber party! Example is for 6 girls/boys and needs …
Things to do at Sleepovers
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One of the best party games I like to play at a sleepover is the old classic “Monopoly”. It is always fun buying and selling the properties, and making …
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This is a game that is almost like hide and go seek. Someone is “It” Whoever is it picks a place to hide without the other players seeing. Then turn off …
The Chocolate Game
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You lay sleeping bags out on the floor and some one is it and they go out of the room and the people in the room get in the sleeping bags(not your own). …
You’ll need a lot of balloons for this game. Well enough for your company. Make them (if they want to) put their balloon on their belly against someone …
Guess the Flavour
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We always like to play card games during sleepovers. Poker is always especially popular. We play different variations of poker. It is always the dealer’s …
Four on a Couch Not rated yet
Write every players name down on a note card and fold it so it is not visible. Everybody gets a chair and puts it in the circle. Add an extra chair to …
Costume Party Not rated yet
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Scavenger Hunt around Town Not rated yet
In this game you will split your guests into two or more different teams and give them a list in which to make it fair that nobody has seen. Then you assign …
Slumber Party Activities Not rated yet
If you’re having a slumber party with all your jr. high friends one thing I think is important is how MEMORABLE YOUR PARTY IS. So it is important to find …
Laugh Or Die Commecials Game Not rated yet
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Lava Rocks Game Not rated yet
This game is for the adventerous, daring and energetic type. Set up a trail of pillows leading to a prize, destination or an EASY BUTTON. Set a timer …
Would You Rather Not rated yet
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Act it out Not rated yet
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Slumber Party Dark Room Game Not rated yet
This game is called dark room. A denner has to be there. The denner will go out of the room and the other’s will hide in the room with the light’s off………then …
Drawing Charades Not rated yet
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Name That Food Game Not rated yet
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Fun Scavenger Hunt Not rated yet
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Pick a Name Not rated yet
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Movie Night Not rated yet
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Lipstick Face Not rated yet
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Tell Your Future Not rated yet
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Name that Tune Game Not rated yet
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Dare Or Double Dare Not rated yet
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Musical Dress Up Not rated yet
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Spoons Not rated yet
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Drawing in the Dark Not rated yet
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SPA NIGHT!! Not rated yet
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Ball Questions Not rated yet
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Face Masks Not rated yet
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Hearts Not rated yet
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A Twist on Classic Truth or Dare Not rated yet
This twist on a classic sleepover game works great with any number of girls. Before you play you need to write different truths and dares on small pieces …
Unscary Stories Not rated yet
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Prizes or Dare Not rated yet
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Makeover Pop Not rated yet
At your next slumber party try makeover pop: Turn on some music get blind folds and as the beat is going put on makeup.
Find out Who Not rated yet
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Make T-Shirts Not rated yet
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Toy Hunt Not rated yet
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Scavenger Hunt Game Not rated yet
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Bunny Game Not rated yet
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Teamwork Game Not rated yet
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Magic 8 Ball Not rated yet
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Adult Slumber Parties – Big girls want to have fun too!
Slumber parties aren’t just for squealing teenage girls. Adults can host a slumber party, too. Sleep overs are a great way to reenact wonderful memories of youth or to just relieve some stress from an overbooked life.
Planning An Adult Slumber Party
An adult slumber party host or hostess has some unique challenges that don’t have to be considered while planning your average get-together.
- Guest list – If you are going to invite guests of both genders, you will have to address a few issues such as offering two separate sleeping areas, providing extra dressing room space and an extra mirror, too, for a less stressful morning. You should also ask guests to wear appropriate sleepwear. If you are inviting someone who is in a long-term relationship, you should be sure to invite their significant other if you are having a co-ed party.
- Date – When choosing a date, keep your guests’ work schedules, as well as your housemates’ in mind. Consider having the party on Friday or Saturday night so those with traditional school and work schedules will have the next day off. Also, remember that guests who have children will need plenty of advance notice to arrange for over-night childcare.
- Location – Having the party at home is an obvious choice, but for those who have a small house or housemates who might not want to have a party, this could be a challenge. Consider holding your party at a local hotel, campground or your own backyard. If you are feeling adventurous, find a nice mountain cabin or a condo on a beach to hold your party.
- Invitations – There are a variety of options for slumber party invitations, including a simple email and store-bought invitations. You might also want to hand-make some invitations or simply just call your circle of friends with a verbal invitation.
Choosing a theme for a party can be fun, and can help the host or hostess make other decisions such as the color scheme and what types of snacks to serve. In fact, you could even borrow theme ideas from children’s slumber party themes and put an adult spin on them, such as a spa or game night theme; other party themes can easily be adapted for a slumber party, too.
Everyone likes to be treated as if they were rich and famous, even if it is for one night. Rent a projector, screen, and a stack of favorite or classic movies for an evening of fun.
Roll-out the red carpet, or at the least, a roll of large red paper for guests to walk on when they enter the party venue. This is also a great idea if you want to host a fancy party – ask everyone to show up in their finest Hollywood styles – and don’t forget the photo booth! Be sure to provide popcorn, candy, sodas, slushies, and various other snacks for guests to enjoy.
Provide guests with glow sticks which can be purchased at the local dollar store. Set-up black lights and give each guest a plain white T-shirt and some neon or glow-in-the-dark fabric paint that they can use to decorate it. Crank-up the music and a few low lights for safety reasons and let the glow-in-the-dark dance party begin.
Turn your fun event into a meaningful experience. Buy supplies for various different craft projects and ask guests to create useful or decorative items that can be sold to raise money for charity or that can be donated to those in need. Crafts that could be sold to raise money include beaded jewelry and painted pottery items. Knitted scarves, mittens, and blankets can be donated to homeless shelters or organizations who help the needy.
Tired of social media and the electronics leash? Invite your well-connected friends to unplug for the night. Collect all phones, laptops and tablets at the beginning of the night and ask guests to refrain from taking them back throughout the night. Have plenty of “old-fashioned” fun available so they won’t even miss their night without their phones.
Board games and drinking or party games will help take their minds off all the social media opportunities they are missing. Have digital cameras available to capture the fun (without having to grab a phone) and some alarm clocks too, so guests won’t rely on their phones to wake them. Provide a land-line number so guests can give it to their families or roommates in case of emergency. Be sure to email or send photos via Facebook after the party to help guests remember the fun.
Blind Date Party
Invite single friends of both genders to your mixer party. Provide a lot of quiet corners for guests to talk, music and a place to dance and some fun “get to know you” games. As the night grows late, provide separate sleeping quarters for male and female guests. You might just be responsible for introducing your best friend to her new boyfriend. Provide a few organized activities for the next day in case couples want to spend the day together. Activities might include taking a group to an art museum, ball game, or a local tourist attraction.
British Invasion Party
Cheerio, Ole Chap!! Celebrate all things British with all your favorite mates. Decorate your party area with British flags, double decker bus images and lots of red and blue balloons. Serve tea, fish and chips, and Yorkshire pudding.
Play your favorite British comedies throughout the night. Be sure to teach your guests how to wave and act like royalty and award a prize to the person with the best British accent (or the one who remembers to use their accent the longest).
Set a clock to Great Britain’s time zone (either Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time) and eat dinner and go to bed based on their time zone. So what if you’re eating dinner when all your American friends are in bed?
The Social Media Challenge Party
The internet is full of interesting (and sometimes weird) challenges, fads and trends. Gather a group of friends together and spend the night attempting one of these challenges after another. Take photos of each other planking or a video of pulling a safe prank on someone. Some safe challenges include Try Not to Laugh, Whisper, or Mannequin Challenge. Of course, you will want to avoid any of the many challenges that could put you, your guests, or property in danger. Some challenges need ingredients or supplies, so be sure to pick a few of your favorites and be prepared.
Have some typical party foods, but also include some popular “Eat It or Wear It” Challenge goods. This popular challenge asks players if they want to eat or wear such foods as Jello, spaghetti or fish. For decorations, put the popular social media logos on large poster boards and hang them around the venue and use fun emoji decorations.
Netflix and Chill Party
Oh, doesn’t everyone love their “Netflix and Chill” nights? Share a night of your favorite Netflix shows and some good eats with your best friends. Ask everyone to come in their pajamas or lounge clothes. Provide popular snack foods like theater candy, pizza, and popcorn. Get ahold of the largest television you can and make sure you have enough lounging areas around the television.
When you’re choosing the films to watch, ask guests to vote amongst your favorites or have a playlist already figured out. Have a few games available if guests get bored with watching movies. The main activity for the night is just hanging out with friends in a nice, relaxed atmosphere.
If you choose not to have any particular theme for your party, consider decorating with slumber and sleep-related items.
- Buy or make large pillows and provide warm blankets and throws for guests to get cozy on sofas or lounge chairs.
- Put out fluffy plush rugs for friends to lounge on with their pillows and blankets.
- Select a color scheme such as gold, pastels, or black and white. Use this color scheme to guide you as your purchase basic party supplies.
- Use fresh flowers, balloons, and streamers to help liven up the party area.
- Light the entire party space with nightlights; put them along the floor and in higher outlets along the walls and countertops. If you’re outdoors, hang up paper lanterns with LED candles.
- Essential oil diffusers often come in sophisticated designs; some even have mood lighting. Set a few up throughout your party space with some calming and relaxing oils in them.
Depending on the start and end times for your party, you could potentially have to provide for three different meals, plus snacks for the guests. Before creating the menu, consider any dietary restrictions for guests. Some guests may be diabetic, gluten-intolerant or have an allergy to peanuts or another type of food. It is best to ask guests about these restrictions before the party to avoid any trouble on party day. Theme-appropriate foods can help tie the party together, as well, so keep that in mind if you’ve chosen a specific theme.
Hire a Food Truck
If you have it in your budget, think about hiring a food truck to arrive around dinner time. You can find ones that specialize in burgers or have Mexican or Greek foods. In fact, you could even hire one to arrive with donuts and cookies around midnight for a late-night snack for everyone to enjoy at the party! Just ask your favorite one if they are available to hire.
Easy Dinner Ideas
If guests arrive around dinner time, you’ll have to provide a meal for them. Pizza is always a good choice, as most people enjoy it, it is inexpensive, and can be delivered. You may also want to have a barbecue or picnic outdoors, or ask guests to contribute to a potluck.
Snack and Finger Foods
Whether you’re planning on watching a movie, playing games, or just sitting around talking, snacks are important for any party. Consider a mix of healthy snacks and delicious treats:
- Fruit and veggie trays
- Meat and cheese trays
- Potato chips
- Chocolate candies
There are a variety of different ways to serve breakfast to slumber party guests.
- A continental breakfast is an easy option and might include something simple like donuts, yogurt, and fruit. You can get this ready before guests arrive. Put everything in colorful bowls and store in the fridge or pantry until it’s time to pull them out.
- A breakfast buffet with scrambled or hard boiled eggs, pastries, potatoes, and sausage or bacon is another option. Use a few slow cookers to keep things warm for guests.
- An omelet bar is also a fun way to provide breakfast. This works well if you have an open kitchen with an island cooktop – guests can watch you flip the omelets as you make them!
- Cereal is also an easy breakfast that most people will enjoy. Have a couple of different milk options (2% and skim) and a variety of individual serving sized boxes of cereals for guests to choose from. Use plastic spoons and disposable plates for easy clean-up.
Have plenty of bottled water on hand to help keep guests hydrated throughout the evening. Also have some cans of various types of pop. Alcoholic beverages, like a wine and vodka punch, might make the evening more enjoyable for folks, but be sure to verify that all guests are of legal drinking age.
Coffee and orange juice will help complete the breakfast menu. Be sure to have milk on hand too. Someone might want warm milk to put them to sleep or a glass of milk with late night cookies. You will also need milk if you are planning on serving cereal in the morning.
Activities for Adults
Keep guests busy and entertained with a variety of activities. There are plenty of things to do at a slumber party, from setting up a fun photo booth to dancing. Sleep over games are also a great choice, and they can range from classics like Truth or Dare to board games. If you want to make your party even more memorable, engage in a few harmless pranks. Just be sure you aren’t causing anyone stress or harm.
If you have a theme for your party, use it as inspiration for party activities too. For instance, if you are hosting a Hollywood party, consider hiring a limousine for a quick tour around town.
A few other fun ideas for adults include:
- Retro video game tournament for those interested
- Donut or cookie bake off with teams; eat the results during the party
- Canvas or wooden board painting
It’s nice to provide guests with small gifts which help them to feel special and give them something to take home to help them remember the party.
- Slumber party related items such as slippers, pillow cases, or nightcaps are appropriate favors for any slumber party. Soft socks and sleep masks are also appropriate.
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and any other personal hygiene item can also be used.
- A small container full of snacks for guests will also help to ward-off midnight munchies. Be sure to include a bottle of water.
- Favors can also be theme-related items, like a movie rental ticket for Hollywood night.
Plan a Pajama Party With Ease
Planning an adult slumber party can be a lot of fun, but can also require a lot of planning and consideration. With some strategic organization, it can be stress-free.