Sleepover ideas for 15-year-olds

Updated April 17, 2017

Sleepover parties are a common part of being a teenager. At sleepovers, teens can watch movies, play games, hang out and enjoy each other's company. Whether it's for a birthday or just a fun way to spend a weekend night, there are many ways to make a sleepover a great experience for 15-year-olds.


A theme for a sleepover party gives the planning for the entire event a specific direction. While 15-year-olds are generally too old for themes that will please younger children, loose themes help give the sleepover a cohesive feel. For instance, a luau, with leis, beach music, tropical-themed food and swimming in the pool, is a good theme for the summer time. A red-carpet party, where guests can wear fancy gowns, snack on hors d'oeuvres and watch "film screenings," is another theme idea for 15-year-olds.


Even teenagers enjoy playing games during a sleepover. Break out some interactive board games, such as Cranium or Catchphrase, which will encourage the guests to participate, use their creativity and be active. Other board games, such as Twister or Trivial Pursuit, are also a good way to engage everyone in play. Card games can be fun for parties. The teens can learn how to play poker then play a game with candy rather than money.


Along with games, teenagers will have a blast keeping busy with other activities. Make it a movie night by popping some popcorn and throwing a few movies into the DVD player. Teens who are anxious to burn off some energy and listen to music will be thrilled to have a dance party: clear off some space for a dance floor, blast some music with a good beat and let them dance.


A sleepover party isn't complete without delicious food. Pizza is a classic food for slumber parties that is easy to serve to a group. Order delivery or let the guests make their own by rolling out some dough and having the teens throw on some toppings. Other snack foods, such as chips with salsa or dip, fondue and fruits, let the guests snack throughout the night. For a special treat, provide sweet snacks, such as cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats or cookies.

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Lauren Griffin began writing professionally in 2010. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in academics, food and other lifestyle topics. Griffin attended Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.