Sleepovers are memory-makers for our kids; these are the parties where BFFs are made and the best kind of secrets are told. What makes a memorable sleepover party for one youngster, may not work for another. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there is an art to creating a great experience that kids will remember for years to come. RACHEL ALI from expert party planners The Tepee Tribe shares her recipe for a great get-together.
Choosing the right theme
Super slumber parties are perfect for kids of all shapes and sizes. Little partygoers love staying up past bedtime, munching on midnights snacks and telling stories until all hours. The trick to really standing out is to choose a theme that shows off the birthday boy or girl’s special interest.
With sleepovers covering themes from dinosaurs to unicorns, The Tepee Tribe can help create a fun space that will wow kids of all ages! “Our parties are super cool; we aim to create lasting memories and a happy experience” says Rachel.
Rachel’s Tips For Kids Party Success
#1 Keep it small
Restrictions or otherwise, it’s best to keep the numbers of guests at a comfortable level; especially for sleepovers, sometimes less is more!
#2 Include a theme
A themed party is a great way to set the scene and help create an atmosphere of something special and memorable.
#3 Let them help
We suggest you get your child involved as a mini party planner, making choices around food, activities and more.
#4 Be flexible
Plan some games but also try to go with the flow. Tepee Tribe parties are aimed at allowing children to be children and to enjoy their own special tepee space.
Rachel says: “Our Denim Dreams party has rapidly become our most popular theme, along with Football Crazy. We’ve also launched a space-themed party that has been very popular with boys and girls alike!”
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