Hosting a sleepover is a fun way to let your kids have friends over and enjoy childhood. Sleepovers can be super fun at any age, but for parents, they can be quite overwhelming. Having a bunch of kids in your house for a sleepover can be quite stressful. You have to figure out what to feed them, if there are any allergies, and where everyone is going to sleep. There are many parts that go into hosting a sleepover, and today I’m going to show you how to do so without stressing out.
Tips for Hosting a Sleepover without Stressing Out
Make a Cap on Guests
You may have certain space and budget restrictions when it comes to hosting a sleepover in your home. Before anything else happens, talk to your kids about the number of friends they want to invite over. Be sure to make a cap on guests so that you have enough space, food, and supplies for all of the guests. Putting a cap on how many friends can sleepover will help keep you from stressing out trying to watch too many kids.
Figure out what activities, food, and snacks you’ll serve for the sleepover. The key is to make sure the kids are kept busy because any downtime will surely stress you out. Ask your kids for some ideas of what their friends enjoy watching for movies, eating for snacks and meals as well as anything else to ensure you’re fully prepared for hosting a sleepover without stressing out.
Create a Designated Space
Next, you’ll want to make sure you have a designated space for the sleepover. This will be an area that your kids can help set up before their friends arrive, and be the main area where kids are allowed during the sleepover. Creating a designated space for the sleepover event will keep the kids from going into your bedroom or other areas of the home you don’t want the kids venturing into.
Plan Meals and Snacks
Call all of the parents before the sleepover event to find out what allergies or food restrictions any of the kids attending the sleepover may have. Plan your meals and snacks around any restrictions and be certain to have your home free of any items that the sleepover kids aren’t allowed to have by locking them up in higher cabinets and informing your family of the kids’ restrictions and allergies.
There you have, tips for hosting a sleepover without stressing out. Following these tips will ensure that you have a successful sleepover and your kids are able to bond over movies, food, and activities with their friends in the safety of your own home.