Cool sleepover ideas for girls

Updated April 17, 2017

Girls of all ages love sleepovers. However, it can be difficult to keep a group of girls entertained for a whole evening. Plan a number of fun games and cool party classics to keep guests busy and prevent the arguments and drama that can often accompany any group of girls.

Kitchen Fun

Give party guests access to a fully stocked kitchen. Offer pre-made pizza crusts, sauce, cheese and a variety of toppings, and let the girls make their own pizzas. Buy a selection of packaged cookie, cake and brownie mixes so they can bake their favourite sweet treats. If you don't want them to use the oven, stock the freezer with ice cream, and provide the makings of an ice cream sundae or banana split, including whipped cream, fudge sauce, sprinkles, small candies, nuts and cherries.

Spa Makeovers

Girls of all ages love a little pampering. A few bottles of nail polish, hair accessories and make-up can keep a group of girls occupied for hours. Variation on this classic sleepover activity include blindfolding the "makeup artist" or trying to recreate famous celebrity looks for interesting and often humorous results.

Karaoke Performances

Even if you don't have a karaoke machine, guests can still party like rock stars. Play favourite tunes on the stereo, and have guests take turns performing for the crowd. Let three girls be the judges, and create your own version of "American Idol." Videotape the performances, and make a souvenir DVD for each guest.

Movie Madness

Choose a selection of movies to keep girls occupied through the night. Classic horror flicks are popular, as are romantic comedies and tear-jerking dramas. Make sure the movies are age-appropriate for your guests, and don't forget to keep lots of popcorn, drinks and candy nearby for late-night munchies.

Game Time

Pass the time with a classic game like Truth or Dare or charades. To learn more about your guests, write questions all over a large inflatable beach ball. Guests sit in a circle and toss the ball. When a guest catches the ball, she must answer whatever question her right thumb is touching. Questions may include questions such as: "What are you most scared of?" "What are three adjectives that describe you?" "What secret power would you want, and what would you do with it?" "Who is your favourite singer?" "If you were an animal what would you be?" and "Who's your secret crush?"

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