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19 November 2019

Planning the perfect sleepover for your kids

We all remember back to the days when we used to have sleepovers as kids. It was one of the most exciting times of the year and was incredibly important for us to develop relationships with other people our age. For all the fun that kids have, for parents it can be very stressful. We’ve put together a post with some hints and tips you can put in place to make sure that your kid’s sleepover runs as smoothly and as stress free as possible.

Planning the perfect sleepover for your kids

Start at the end. Although the kids will be full of energy they’ll still need to sleep. You’ll need to make sure that their bedroom is prepared for more than just your child. There’s a great range of kids and guest beds from Bed Guru that have multiple functions, including a spare bed underneath! You might need somewhere that has additional storage so you can keep the bedroom clutter free so take a look at cabin beds, they’ll help to keep the floor clean and the clutter well out of the way.

Play Time
To the kids, this is the most important time of the sleepover. Whether you have a group that wants to play Fortnite until the sun comes up or have a tea party, the fun (for them) never ends! Make sure you have an activity lined up that will burn their energy out so when it comes to bedtime, they’re ready to crash out. Sit them down in front of the tele with a healthy snack to let them wind down.

Time to eat
You’ll need to plan in time for them to have some food. There’s loads of great food ideas, you need to try and make sure things are kept healthy so you don’t end up with angry parents on your phone line! You’ll also need to consider breakfast in the morning. There’s often little cereal selection packs that gives them the choice of what they want, or you can always stick to trusty toast!

Other activities
There’s loads of other activities you can do with the kids, especially if it’s at the weekend and you have them for a whole day. Getting them outside, running around is a great way for them to burn some of that energy. You can always do some baking as this gives them something they can take home and show off to their parents. Try and encourage them to take pictures of the evening so they’ve got something to look back on in years to come!

Make sure you stand out and have a stress free and enjoyable sleepover. The last thing you want is for the kids to be having the best time ever and you’re stressed and running around the house. Give yourself time to prepare, especially their bedroom so it runs as smoothly as possible! If you have any top tips that you can recommend to other parents then feel free to drop them in the comments below, I’d love to hear more from you!

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