This past Friday we hosted Ava Blu’s first ever sleep over!! It’s been something she’s been asking me for over a year now. And, well Halloween seemed like the perfect excuse to host this little party. So, we had 3 of her closest friend spend the night + 2 of the neighbor boys came over to join in on some of the festivities. It was the perfect number of kiddos, small enough to be manageable but big enough to be fun! And my goodness the excitement and anticipation leading up to the night was infectious. I was getting just as excited as they were.
When I first agreed to take this on, I was a bit nervous. I mean four 6 year olds spending the night is a lot of work!! But I called in some help and had Ava Blu’s babysitter and BFF come over to help out and I jam packed the night with games and activities.
We decorated pumpkins with buttons, markers, yarn and do-dads (I opted for no carving, ‘cause well, 6 kiddos with knifes just didn’t seem like a good idea). We played a round of 4 of Halloween Freeze Dancing to the Spooky Spotify Playlist that Ava Blu and I made the week before. Each kiddo got a turn to be wrapped like a mummy in toilet paper. We played pass the apple (no bobbing, too many loose teeth and the gross factor was a bit too high). They dropped little parachute men off my entry way landing. And finally had two stories read to them while they snuggled down in their sleeping bags.
I had hopes that all the activity would tucker the girls out enough so that they would fall fast asleep once their heads hit the pillow. HA! What was I thinking with all that candy! The last of them didn’t actually fall asleep until midnight, but I guess that’s what sleepovers are all about.
It was a ton of FUN and we created some awesome memories! We’ll definitely be hosting another over-nighter!