Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Another Works for Me Wednesday Question!

Ok, I forgot that I had another really important thing I can use help with, so here is my second post for today's WFMW Backward's Edition.
I'm hosting a slumber party for 8-10 middle school/high school girls this Friday and need some fun ideas of things to do with them. I've got a few ideas, but I want to make it really fun. The purpose of the party is to get our girls from our homeschool group to bond a little bit and get to know each other better, so things oriented towards that would be especially appreciated.

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Christa @ No End in Site said...

A friend of mine is super creative. When her daughter turned 12, they did a 12 hour overnight party. For each hour, they did activities that coordinated with that age (ate baby food during hour 1, fingerpainted at hour 3, etc.) The girls loved it!

Mommy Cracked said...

I remember going to a few slumber parties in middle school. At one the mom bought a ton of shaving cream, silly string, and water balloons and just let us go nuts! That was fun. At the other, we had a fashion show, which was a huge hit at the time. Maybe buy them some cheap spa products and let them "spa" each other...facial masks, hair-do's, nails, etc.

Kathy in WA said...

Game night - pick ones that encourage talking and getting to know each other.

Scavenger hunt - this could be done inside the home or involve driving around.

Progressive dinner - again you could do this in the house (have one part of the meal in the kitchen, the next in the living room, etc) or you could get some other people to help you and go from house to house.

Can't wait to hear what other ideas people suggest.

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Marcia said...

I was going to suggest the spa idea. Get some cheap white t-shirts and cut right down the middle and tie with a belt (this is their spa gowns). They can decorate the back as one of their activities and then do hair, paint nails, have face masques, etc. Lots of fun!

Jen said...

Ask one of your neighbors (a cool one ) if they can tee pee go with them...and promise to clean it up in the morning...they will love it.

HopewellMomSchool said...

Scarpbooking! Get out the digital cameras and download some digital scrapbook kits [or get traditional paper supplies] and encourage them to make some creative pages or altered cds or tag books! If you're not a scrapbooker go to sites like to get ideas! My daughter's Scout group LOVED this!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Here is a link that has lots of great ideas.

Tracy said...

We just did a sleep over for Lucas' 11th birthday with five friends. It was crazy but fun I bought a flash light for each boy and they went outside for almost three hours and played flash light tag. They had a ball despite it being freezing cold they burned a ton of energy and worked up a huge appetite.

queenoftheclick said...

If you don't mind the makeup - then manicures, eye shadow and glitter makeup (makes a good party favor too).

Dress up - divide into 2 teams and have them dress up from a box of clothes. Most creative wins.

My nieces like to do a craft at their party so we have decorated hats and flip flops. We've also made keychains.


Dance off.

Give them a digital camera or video camera and let them take pictures/video. They love that.

Charity said...

Balloon Hats! We have been doing this for New Years Eve for a couple of years now and it is SO much fun. You use the long skinny balloons (like to make balloon animals with) and make hats. Step daughters and her friends LOVE it! Be sure to get the pump to blow up the balloons with. Leave me a comment on my blog and I will send you some pics.

jen said...

So many good ideas. I think the only one I had that hasn't already been mentioned is to let them make something together: decorate cupcakes, decorate cookies, bake cookies, make individual pizzas, etc. Family fun always has cool ideas for fun & simple things to make with food.

Have fun!


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