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Posted 1/20/2011 by Wicked Queen in NSBR Board
 

Wicked Queen
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Posted: 1/20/2011 3:57:59 PM
I've got six girls coming for my DD's 12th birthday and I was hoping the Peas might have some BTDT ideas for keeping them busy and having fun?

I've thought of makeover/hair/nails but the girls she's inviting aren't really into all that so any suggestions would be more than welcome!

What fun things have your girls done at sleepovers??


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Posted: 1/20/2011 4:48:48 PM
My DD is going to be 12 in May & she this is what she has done at some of hers & her friend's parties.
Make-overs
Dance party
Pizza party (I use frozen bread dough for the crust, and make each girl their own crust & have bowls of toppings for them to make their own)
Movies with lots of snacks
Scrapbooking (I put out all of the stuff that I can part with along with glue sticks & let them do their own thing) I have also taken pictures & printed them so they can use those too.
Guitar Hero contest

Usually they end up in the basement - squealing & giggling so I usually don't have tons of stuff planned

girlscrapsalot
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Posted: 1/20/2011 4:56:17 PM
Crafts and games! The crafts can or don't have to be organized. Like the previous poster said, leave out SB stuff and let them go to it. Or you can show them how to make a beaded bracelet and then let them go for it (jewelry seems to be a big hit these days).

Games are fun. I did a scavenger hunt type thing around the neighborhood where I had the girls pair up in teams of two and made sure each had a camera (either on one of their phones or a digital that they brought with them). Then I had a list of things they had to take pictures of. Like a tree with leaves changing, a house with the number 4 on it, a dog, etc. We live in a very friendly, smaller neighborhood, so I felt comfortable with this project. It also helped get some of their energy out!

We also had them make their own pizzas. I made dough and gave each girl a ball to make into their crust. Then I had tons of various toppings and cheeses for them to add. It was fun!

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Posted: 1/20/2011 4:57:32 PM
I don't do sleepovers, but as my DD is an only child, I have kids at my house most days for the whole day

If I did sleepovers, I would get DVDs and pizza and have them amuse themselves.

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Posted: 1/20/2011 4:59:17 PM
For Emma's birthday last year (when she turned 11) we did a cooking themed sleep-over party ... it kind of took a lot of prep work on my part but everyone said they had a lot of fun

- made pizzas (I had various toppings in bowls for them to choose from)

- baked cookies ... I got out my KitchenAid mixer and let them choose the chocolate chips etc. that they wanted to put in "their" batch of cookies ... I baked them while they played Wii and watched movies ...

- decorated cupcakes ... I let them choose the food colouring to add to icing and mix in a bowl ... had various sprinkles etc. for them to add ...

* the "goodie bags" were silicone cake pans, a set of plastic measuring spoons, some wooden spoons, and a baggie of their homemade cookies

Leanne



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Posted: 1/20/2011 5:03:41 PM
A little spin on makeovers is blindfold makeovers. My dd and a friend did this recently and it was quite funny. The person applying the make-up is blindfolded.


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Posted: 1/20/2011 5:07:07 PM
I agree with Kiwipolz, throw DVDs and pizza at them and stay as far away as possible.


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Posted: 1/20/2011 5:09:29 PM
tye dye t-shirts that is always fun!

decorate pillow cases

paint plates

make no-sew blankets (we had a great time with this, did this at our last party, can be costly if you don't buy sale though)

just a few ideas of the top of my head real quick


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Wicked Queen
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Posted: 1/20/2011 7:14:44 PM
You guys rock! Thanks so much!

We did the scrapbooks last year and that was a hit...what a mess! LOL

Each one of you gave me great ideas and things to springboard off from...I really appreciate your help!


*Kelli* (The Pea formerly known as Antelo-pea)







Words to live by ----> But I'm a lot older than you are, and I don't settle for scraps from a man anymore. I've been there, done that, and I'm finished with it. Either I'm a priority, or I'm gone. --Lexica


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Posted: 1/20/2011 7:18:53 PM
We just had a sleep over last weekend for my dd's 11 bday. She had 4 friends come over, we went to Laser Tag, came home and did dinner, presents, cake and ice cream. Around 8:30 we piled them all into the car and went sledding. We took hot chocolate and glow sticks and stayed for a little over an hour. My dd said it was the best birthday ever. The best part for me was they were all asleep by midnight because they were so tired. I was exhausted the next day, but they had a great time and really, so did the grown ups!
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