Just Heather
T Minus 2

This year for her birthday, Stacia wanted to have a slumber party. And, since I sometimes smoke crack with Mir, I (stupidly) agreed. Since then, common sense has prevailed and I have manged to convince the birthday girl that a Fake Slumber Party would be just as cool without the issue of me staying up all night.

What is a Fake Slumber Party, you ask? Well, I have no idea but eleventy-hundred* little girls are coming to our house on Saturday for one so I guess I better figure it out. I’m making this up as I go along. Sort of like last year’s birthday. The child wanted a tea party. Oh, but then she wanted a Care Bear party. No. Wait. A tea party. Lather, rinse, repeat.

So what do I decide to do? Host a Care Bear Tea Party for 20 kids. Yes, that’s right. 20. This year I was so proud of my genius. We’re having a slumber party, right? That means no boys. So we’ve cut the guest list in half. To 20. You do the math.

The girls are all coming in their favorite jammies, with teddy in tow. We’re starting the evening with pizza because what is a slumber party without pizza? Then we’ll do our nails and other girly things you do at slumber parties. I want to find a mad lib birthday story to finish the night. I thought it would be fun for the girls to write their own “bedtime” story, but what do I know? I’m not 7.

Then comes bedtime—when they all go home! In between? Yeah, I’m still working on that because it so does not sound like 2 hours worth of activities. The key to large gatherings is over-planning. The kids really do not get wild until there is lag time. I learned this the hard way when I hosted 15 kindergartners in my kitchen for Holiday Baking. (Yes, as a matter of fact, I am insane!)

Any other slumber party-y suggestions?

*Shamelessly stolen from The Mommy Blog.

4 Responses to “T Minus 2”

  1. I know you are doing nails but don’t forget make-up and hair! You could get the kid make-up that washes off pretty easily – or not. And you could get lots of clips and that glitter hair stuff.

    Oh! and you could make a ‘fort’ with pillows and blankets!

    And don’t forget to have a video ready to go, just in case you run out of things to do!! (Remeber you ALWAYS watch movies at sleep overs!)

    Did you say !20! 7-year olds? You are crazy!

  2. I think you can, I think you can, I think you can . . . . wrangle 20 7 yr olds.

  3. I did that,,except I was dumb cause I didn’t do the “go home” part. Billy had 9 nine-year-olds for his birthday one year. No sleep was had..by anyone. I remember threatening them at 3:00 am that I was going to call their parents to pick them up. I NEEDED crack.. I sadly had none…

  4. Where’s the part where you toss a Hillary Duff movie in the player and have “quiet time?”