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Seeking Ideas for 8 Year Old Sleep over Birthday Party

Moms, I am in need of some fun crafts/ideas for my daughters 8th birhtday. She is having 5 girls come to our house for a sleep over. I want them to have fun!

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I think it is fun to have them paint t-shirts and then wear them home teh next day. You can find all the supplies at Michaels craft store.
You will also find that they will not need to many planned activities. They will have enough fun being together with a movie playing.

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I have an 8-year-old daughter, and she and her friends really like making beaded jewelry. All they need is a bag and something to thread them on, and they have a blast.

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My daughter is about to have her first slumber party birthday at 10 years old. She has chosen the theme "A Day at the Spa". We are planning a nail polish bottle shaped pinata and cake. We will have a nice sit down meal w/ chicken, carrots and salad (my daughter planned the menu with her favorites). There will be plenty of snacks (fruit, veggies, popcorn). I have asked a few of my friends to come help with the facial mask, nail polish (with foot baths), and hair styling (braids). We will then have a fashion show and the rest of the night is the girls. They will be in our play room (next to the kitchen) with 2 blow up beds, dvd player and WII. My daughter is asking her 3 friends to bring their favorite movie and WII game. Then we will be having a pancake breakfast with sausage, eggs and fruit (if there is any left over). Hope this helps.

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Do a Manicure and Pedicure Party I did one for my 10 year old and they all had a great time

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You could buy some plain pillowcases and fabric markers (usually about $10 for a pack of 6) and the girls could decorate their own pillowcases! It would be a fun craft and a special remembrance of the party, plus it would be a take-home thing so one less goody bag to buy!

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we just had our sleepover in june. They had so much fun. We had pizza to start and I made cupcakes decorated like popcorn- super cute (let me know if you want info on those) Then we made ice cream sundaes- we bought ice cream, syrups, nuts, sprinkles and whip cream and let the girls go at it- they loved that. My neice went to sallys and bought a simple mudd mask and did facials for each girl and painted their nails. Then they went upstairs and put on fashion shows. We ended the night with movies and a big mess in the house. Have fun and try not to stress- they will find something to have fun with.

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Some great ideas you have gotten! I also really like the idea of the pillow cases. They are a craft and a party favor all in one. Write each girl's name on hers really large and really neatly with permanent marker. Then let them all autograph each other's with different color permanent markers, and decorate. (I guess you might want to do this at the kitchen table so the marker doesn't get on anthing else.) -- My son still has a pillow slip from a 1st grade sleepover and he is in 7th grade. He takes that cover to camp, other sleepovers, etc. A fun momento.

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I bought some plain white pillow cases and each of the girls put their hand prints on in differant colors then they wrote their name under their hand print. That way any time they slep over with each other they would bring their own special pillow.
Anther thing would be to make their own banna split or icecream sunday.

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We just did this for my 8yr old and it was great. We had 10 girls. What we did was first we didnt start the party till 6. I ordered pizza and had a movie ready. I put them in the floor let them eat and watch a movie. Lasted about 45min.

I went to the dollar store and bought bonnets and all sorts of decorations. I put them at the table and had them all make hats. This lasted about 30 min. I then took a big group picture. Sent my husband to CVS to print one for each girl. While he was gone we then made photo frames, also came from the dollar store. We then had cake and opened presents. At this pint it was around 9:00. Then I let them run around and play till 10. Then we pulled out the sleeping bags and put the rest of the movie back on. Made popcorn and they were mostly asleep by midnight. It was great. Then I took the picture and put in the frames for them to take home.

I was great and was so smooth, not but one fight the whole night. Good luck.

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Craft ideas could be decorating pillow cases with fabric paint, or decorating flip-flops (look for ideas on the internet for that).

When my daughter turned 8, she had a diva/rock star slumber party. We had everyone come dressed as a rock star or diva then I had a friend come over who did their hair and make up. Then they walked on the "red carpet" (red plastic table cloths that I cut in half and taped to the floor) while I took photos. Afterwards they sang karaoke - I bought a cheap $25 karaoke player at Walmart which was part of my daughter's birthday present. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

HTH. Have fun!

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do tie-dye shirts! a little messy but just do it in your garage! would be fun!
you can paint their nails...
do water balloon games in the backyard
learn how to make hair bows...and have each girl make their own hair bow. heard its easy to do.
have then decorate a pillow case for the bday girl.
movies...popcorn...and some surgary breakfast so they go home hyper and happy :-)
good luck!

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A pedicure party is always fun!

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Kid sushi: green fruit roll-ups, rice crispy treats, twizzlers

search kid sushi on my blog for directions. Www.rowyngracesommer.blogspot.com

paint w koolaide and water!
Make salt dough...google it!

Make pizzas for dinner...buy the box set at store

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I think it is fun to have them paint t-shirts and then wear them home teh next day. You can find all the supplies at Michaels craft store.
You will also find that they will not need to many planned activities. They will have enough fun being together with a movie playing.

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It is always fun to take a group picture and have the girls decorate acrylic frames for them. We have also decorated pillow cases and then had the girls autograph them. You can always set up a fingernqail painting area too.

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Have a small spa party. Paint nails apply facial masks,decorate pillow case with fabric markers for your daughter to keep.So many game ideas to list. google it.

We offer spa rental if you need anything.We deliver and pick up. Hope this helps.
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I have an 8-year-old daughter, and she and her friends really like making beaded jewelry. All they need is a bag and something to thread them on, and they have a blast.

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They can paint their own t-shirts or tye dye them.They can weave or make beaded jewlery.They could make picture frames and you could use a polaroid camera to take pictures of them .Those are all things they will keep and they will remember your daughter ,her birthday and the fun they had together .Also having them make and decorate cookies would be a hit with them.I also do alot of sleepovers parties,I could face paint them and make them balloon hats and animals as well.T. or Razzle Dazzle the Clown ,____@____.com razzledazzletheclown.com

At one of my daughters sleepovers I bought plain white pillow cases, fabric paint and pens with some cute stencils and let all the girls decorate their own pillowcase. It was a huge hit! The girls also then signed each others cases.

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We had a sleep over for my little girl with the theme of a 'Spa Night'. First I bought oversized white t-shirts and a bunch of fabric pens. I let each girl decorate thier own shirt then used the shirts to cover their clothes as we proceeded with the spa treatment. I laid out blankets on the floor lined with pillow. Each girl layed down next to each other. I put warm wash cloths on their faces then sliced cucumbers on their eyes. It was so much fun taking video and pictures of giggling little girls. They loved the cucumber part. I also had a nail station where they got a manicure and pedicure and a make-up station. I had gone to the dollar store and bought brushes, hair stuff, little nail polishes, lip gloss and eye make-up. Each girl got to pick her own personal stuff to use that night and all these items where part of their goodie bags at the end of the night.

The girls had a great time and had fun with fixing their hair and make-up.

Have fun.

For my daughter's sleepover last year, I bought plain canvas bags from Michael's and iron on picture paper. I took a group picture of the girls at the beginning of the night. Then while they all ate pizza, I ironed the pictures onto the bags. Then they got to decorate all around the pictures. So the next day, the bags were dry and they had a great momento with their picture on it! You could probably do this with the pillow case idea as well! Good luck!

We made little fabric covered memory boards at my daughters sleepover. I got some wood and had my husband cut it into 12x12 squares. I got fun fabric like zebra and cheetah, and different ribbons, buttons and Rhoinestones. Theuy picked the fabric and trim and we hot glued everything, so you will need a few extra adult hands to help if they do it all at the same time. We had 16 girls so they went in groups of 4. Then take a group pic and download it to CVS or somwhere close and print them out. That way you start them with thier first picture for their board. The girls loved it! Have fun!!

Hi D.,

My daughters also 8 and is having her first sleep over (at our house) with a friend from school. She's SO excited and can't stop talking about fun things to do.

A few we've come up with is a popcorn & pizza party. (Pizza first & popcorn for snack)
Renting a fun movie to watch at bedtime.
Sing karaoke (the little girl staying over LOVES to sing).
Make necklaces & bracelets with beads.

I hope you get some good responses because I need some ideas too!!

Good luck and hope you all have fun!

I went to Michael's and bought foam picture frames. They used markers, glues and paper cut outs to decorate them. Then i had my girls make funny poses or faces and printed them from my computer. when their friends went home, they took the frames and pics to their parents. they loved it, and it kept them busy for 3 hours!!!

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