As your child starts getting older, he or she is going to start asking about sleepovers. What was once a source of tears and late-night pickups is now an anticipated and begged-for rite of passage. It's almost inevitable that your little one will soon be asking throwing a birthday slumber party! Here are some tips to help the children while away the night.
Birthday party favors like flashlights and small teddy bears can follow the theme. More personalized gifts, such as a child-sized nightcap, is sure to be adored by all. These are surprisingly affordable, between three and six dollars a pop.
If the weather is nice, take the kids to the backyard for a game of flashlight tag! For safety, you can turn on some outdoor lights, but make sure they can still play. A campfire will capture little imaginations in a jiffy, and who doesn't love s'mores?
It might be tempting, but you'll want to avoid scary stories, especially if you've got a younger crowd. Kids have a great time getting spooked out but there's always one who can't sleep, meaning you'll have to make an apologetic phone call in the middle of the night if you aren't careful.