Slumber parties aren't just for little kids. This entertaining event can also work well for an adult group of girlfriends, and it will be a welcome change from the normal get-togethers everyone has become accustomed to. Throw one for adults by adding a grown-up twist to classic kid-oriented slumber party activities.
Such games as 20 questions, musical chairs, Chutes and Ladders and hide and seek will work for a little girls' slumber party, but for adults, try more age-appropriate amusements. Play trivia with a favorite or random subject, or play several rounds of truth or dare. Get out the Ouija board for some otherworldly fun. Invite everyone to wear her silliest pajamas and see whose look funniest. Play a few drinking games, or make a craft while chatting and sipping wine. Provide cord and all colors and styles of cheap plastic beads from a craft store and see who can make the prettiest bracelet.
Let all the ladies have a turn at karaoke. Pick music everyone enjoys. For example, get nostalgic and play '80s hip hop: "Paid in Full" by Eric B. & Rakim, "Freaks Come Out at Night" by Whodini, "Straight Outta Compton" by NWA and "Don't Believe the Hype" by Public Enemy. Or, pick music that fits the slumber party theme: "Sleep Tonight" by the Rolling Stones, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "Talking in Your Sleep" by the Romantics and "I'm Only Sleeping" by the Beatles.
Instead of kid-friendly pizza and soda, serve more sophisticated, upscale fare for your adult slumber party. One fun and hands-on idea is to provide all the ingredients for letting everyone try making their own sushi rolls. Or, cook meatballs and stir-fried veggies and bake a batch of cupcakes. If you're not very skilled in the kitchen, pick up a catered meal and a cake from the bakery. And because no one is driving home, don't forget the cocktails.
Play a movie for everyone to watch as they eat and drink. Select an age-appropriate favorite: a delightfully scary horror flick, a favorite hilarious romantic comedy or a tearjerker of a love story such as "An Affair to Remember," "The Notebook" or "Message in a Bottle." Or, try a new movie no one has yet seen: an obscure foreign film or a movie adaptation of a favorite novel or short story. Another option is playing an absurdly bad movie for everyone to laugh at.
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