ideas for a 10th birthday party sleepover

Karyn - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I have about seven girls sleeping over including my two and all i have come up with so far is doing makeovers and nails and maybe ice cream floats. I am not the most crafty person, but want to make this party memorable since she is now ten. We had to re book the party once already so i want it to be terrific and i was hoping for a few ideas.

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Barbara - posted on 02/05/2009

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Games-



Wrap the mummy- in pairs of twos, one person is the mummy and the other has to wrap her with a roll of toilet paper. Whoever finishes first wins.



Hot potato to music they like. Instead of a potato, have them pass around a small wrapped gift. At the end, the last person in gets the gift.



Freeze dance



Guess how many- when the girls came in for the party, we had a table by the door with a jar of bubblegum. Each girls guessed how many pieces and the closest won the gum.



We also had two movies on the table and the girls got to vote for one to watch that night.



Activities-



Depending on the weather, s'mores are always fun. We did that and read a "ghost" story that was not too scary and had a funny ending.



Beading necklaces and jewelery.



Pinata- we did it in the morning after the girls packed everything up and were ready to leave. It was a good incentive to get them to clean up.



Pillow Case-Take a plain pillow case and have the girls decorated it with fabirc markers for your daughter. They can sign their names, draw pictures and write things to her.



I took pictures all night and made sure I got several of each girl. I made a collage on Walmart photo sight with pictures from the night and sent them out with the thank you cards.



 

Monique - posted on 02/05/2009

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Ok, I did this a couple years ago, my daughter is now 11. Rent a movie "first kiss" is what we choose. The girls ate it up because the actress is "not cool" but tries to be and they really identified with the show and cheered when she got her first kiss. I purchased plastic wine glasses and had some wire and pretty beads and they made wine glass decorations. You make a pig tail out of the wire and put beads on and then wrap it around the stem of the glass. They love making things and that way they didn't loose their glass as they could identify it at a glance ( dollar store for cheap beads). I had cut up fruit (stawberries, candied cheries, grapes, pineapple, orange circles) and let them scewer their own to put into their drink glass with pink flamingo toothpicks. I had orange juice, apple juice and several colourful types of pop ( sprite, lime, grape, cream soda) and then let them mix up their own drinks. Coloured sugar sprinkels in a bowl and a separate saucer of lemon juice so they could dip the edge of their glass in lemon and then the colored sugar . It's all very sticky messy, but they loved it and still talk about it today. I found tattoos that you apply with water (the wash off kind) and they loved the bracelet style tattoos. Then I went on line and found some appropriate truth or dare questions and played "pass the present". Each layer of wrapping paper reveals a nail kit and a truth or dare question. You play music and when the music stops the person holding the passed gift is to remove the top layer of wrapping to find their nail treat ( a dollar store pkg with foam toe separators, nail file and nail polish) and then answer the truth or dare question taped to the back of the nail kit. Once you've opened a layer you back out of the circle so only those who haven't opened a layer continue. I gathered, borrowed hats in all shapes and sizes and at the end of a long hall had the girls put on hats and "cat walk" like a model down the length of the hall and took their pictures with my digital camera. My daughter choose the music ahead of time for the girls to walk too. They love to "play act" and being a model getting their picture taken was a great hit. Then I replayed the images for them all to watch and they laughed. When the party was over, my daughter sent thank you e-mails with an image of the guest in one of the hats from the fashion show. Have fun!

Joye - posted on 05/07/2012

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Get each child a solid colored tees and lots of fabric paint and let them decorate them. You can get plain tees pretty cheap at walmart or a craft store like hobby lobby.
Also do you have a wii or xbox? Set up teams and have them compete in different games. And the old board games are always fun, so is twister...
We did a slumber party for my daughter's 9th birthday last year and all of these things were a hit. We also did manicures.
And for breakfast before everyone left I did pancakes and served them with whipped cream and sprinkles. It was a festive way to end the party.

Tiffany - posted on 02/05/2009

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I think the "jewelry" crafts the other ladies suggested is a great idea. I remember doing that at one of my sleepovers when I was a kid. We all made anklets & vowed to be best friends forever. :) Some of us still are. Craft supply stores or even the craft department at Walmart have a great selection of beads, threads, jewelry wire, etc. for cheap.



I make candles with my cousins who are around your daughters age when they come over & they love it. (Of course they know it's for decoration purposes only). They also like to do the foam craft kits...door hangers, keepsake boxes,etc. You can buy kits & foam stickers to decorate it with. I also liked the idea about buying them plastic wine glasses or any cup for that matter & letting them personalize it.

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Jacqueline - posted on 02/06/2009

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you should try your local video rental store and see if you can rent one or what kind of girl oriented games are available for the ps2 and the game cube

Jacqueline - posted on 02/05/2009

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Do you have a nintendo wii? It's so much fun and you can get girl games, like polly pocket and stuff.

Karyn - posted on 02/05/2009

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wow thanks for all of the helpful replies. I now have some terrific 10th birthday ideas.

Dena - posted on 02/05/2009

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When my daughter was about that age I had each kid bring a couple of their favorite pictures. I order mini-picture books from my local creative memories rep. And we did some scrapbooking. If you have a digital camera and good printer you could take pictures of them at the party and they can scrap those.



Another great 10th birthday idea is having a spa night, get some tubs (like the ones they give you in the hospital), have them soak their feet in warm water and some kind of foot soak. Cover their eyes with a warm rag and do that along with the pedi/mani.

Just have fun!!

Nancy - posted on 02/05/2009

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I had a sleepover for my daughter and to be honest!! Just let them do as they please!! All they want to do is jump around dance, chat and stay up alll night!! They want to do everything they're not allowed to do a on a daily basis.. Just be there to supervise and not let things get out of hand...Karaoke and fashion show was a hit and for a favor, we did design your own pillow cases. Sleepovers are great ideas for 10th birthday parties.

Vicki - posted on 02/05/2009

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I like letting the kids make their own pizza's.  it can be done using english muffins or having them make the dough and large size pizzas as well. 



I would go to a St. Vinncient de Pauls or a goodwill and get a bunch of old clothes and let them put on a fashion show as well after their makeovers.



 



another idea is to get some fabric paints and let each child decorate their own pillowcase.  I have done this as Christmas gifts in the past and was a huge it.

Monique - posted on 02/05/2009

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Oh, I almost forgot! I found a great deal on white baseball caps at the end of the summer .80cents each and had permanent coloured felts and each girl wrote or drew something on each others hats. A keep sake from the hat fashion show! The next day at school they all wore their hats and went around the school getting more signatures.

Maria - posted on 02/05/2009

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Our daughter went to a hotel party last year and had a ball! The hit of that party? Breakfast buffet the next day!

Laura - posted on 02/05/2009

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I just celebrated my daughters 10th birthday with 5 other girls at a nearby hotel. We stayed over night and the girls spent the whole evening and next morning going from the indoor water slide and the outdoor heated pool. It just so happened that Saturday afternoon we had quite a winter storm with LOTS of snow ( white -out conditions) but that just made the outdoor pool all the more exciting! We ordered pizza and had an ice cream cake for dessert. The girls made jewellery out of beading packages that I picked up at the local Dollarama. They brought their own music to play in the room and had a real "grown-up" party. It was a complete success!

Maria - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter wanted a sleepover so some ideas for her 10th birthday were:



We set up a pretend campsite with a CD of "nature" sounds and made S'Mores and told silly ghost stories..The craft was having the girls decorate backpacks and canvas bags. You can get them at Michael's fairly inexpensively and pick up some fabric paint and puffy paint there as well..Anything goes and the girls can sign each others bags. It makes a nice take home for them and the "goody" bag stuff can go inside. Don't care how old they get, everyone likes the treat bag!!



We also did movies very early in the morning and the girls had bagel pizzas for breakfast! All in all a lot of fun and not terrible expensive to put together! Have fun!!

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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Beaded jewelry and friendship bracelets are good ideas for a 10th birthday party because that's something the girls can pretty much handle on their own.

Tamara - posted on 02/05/2009

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familyfun.go.com has great party ideas as well as craft ideas. My daughter and I made barbie couches from kleenex boxes for her 7th b-day (an idea from there) that was a huge hit and they were much nicer than I anticipated. I'm not crafty or creative, but I can usually follow someone else's ideas. Another thing we did for her 9th b-day was bake a cake and let her and her friends decorate it themselves. i got several different colors of canned icing, sprinkles and candies. It looked funky but they loved it.

~Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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how about a karaokee machine loaded with some of their favorite music?   You could even break out the video camera and let them coreograph  / make a music video.

Karyn - posted on 02/05/2009

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wow thanks for all of the helpful replies. I now have some terrific 10th birthday ideas.

Dena - posted on 02/05/2009

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When my daughter was about that age I had each kid bring a couple of their favorite pictures. I order mini-picture books from my local creative memories rep. And we did some scrapbooking. If you have a digital camera and good printer you could take pictures of them at the party and they can scrap those.



Another great 10th birthday idea is having a spa night, get some tubs (like the ones they give you in the hospital), have them soak their feet in warm water and some kind of foot soak. Cover their eyes with a warm rag and do that along with the pedi/mani.

Just have fun!!

Nancy - posted on 02/05/2009

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I had a sleepover for my daughter and to be honest!! Just let them do as they please!! All they want to do is jump around dance, chat and stay up alll night!! They want to do everything they're not allowed to do a on a daily basis.. Just be there to supervise and not let things get out of hand...Karaoke and fashion show was a hit and for a favor, we did design your own pillow cases. Sleepovers are great ideas for 10th birthday parties.

Maria - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter wanted a sleepover so some ideas for her 10th birthday were:



We set up a pretend campsite with a CD of "nature" sounds and made S'Mores and told silly ghost stories..The craft was having the girls decorate backpacks and canvas bags. You can get them at Michael's fairly inexpensively and pick up some fabric paint and puffy paint there as well..Anything goes and the girls can sign each others bags. It makes a nice take home for them and the "goody" bag stuff can go inside. Don't care how old they get, everyone likes the treat bag!!



We also did movies very early in the morning and the girls had bagel pizzas for breakfast! All in all a lot of fun and not terrible expensive to put together! Have fun!!

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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Beaded jewelry and friendship bracelets are good ideas for a 10th birthday party because that's something the girls can pretty much handle on their own.

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