15 Fun Sleepover Games to Play at a Slumber Party
Are you planning an epic slumber party with your friends but need some iconic party games to make it a night to remember? Good news: you've come to the right place!
Whether your sleepover is an epic girl's night, a night for the boys, or an eclectic mix of besties, these 15 awesome sleepover games are sure to liven up your party:
This is a giggle-worthy sleepover game that is an absolute hoot. Invite each guest to write down a word or phrase on a tiny piece of paper or use a printable list of charade suggestions.
Each person takes a turn acting out words or phrases while everyone else tries to guess what they're doing. Charades can be made even more interesting by giving each person a category (like animals, movies, songs, or books) and having them act out words within that category.
2. Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare is another classic sleepover game that can be extra exciting at a get-together because of its inherently risky nature. It works by asking someone a question and giving them two options.
Either answer truthfully or complete a dare. Asking embarrassing questions, drawing funny pictures, or singing in front of everyone might be just enough of an adrenaline rush for a slumber party.
3. Hide and Seek
This age-old game is perfect for those who love adventure. Everyone takes turns counting while one person hides; when the countdown ends, all players must search for the hidden person until they're found.
Or, switch up who's hiding every round so that everyone gets a chance to hide and look for their friends during each round of play.
4. A Spin on Spin the Bottle
This old-school kissing game has been adapted over time (without any physical contact — aka no smooching) so that it works well for slumber parties, too.
Each player takes turns spinning a bottle in the center of the room. Whichever direction it points when it stops spinning determines which player will answer their own self-created question or perform a silly task like singing or dancing.
For a sleepover (or a birthday party idea), play Spin the Nail Polish. Set up a handful of nail polish bottles on the floor, and the spinner determines who gets which color randomly!
5. Pillow Fight
Who doesn't love an epic pillow fight? Gather all your best friends in one spot and start flinging pillows at each other. No matter how old you are, this is endlessly entertaining.
For an extra twist on this classic party idea, have each player decorate a pillowcase earlier that night. Then, let the battle commence!
6. Balloon Stomp
Looking for a fun game that'll leave everyone in stitches? Fill balloons with confetti, paper scraps, or tiny toys.
Have the players stand in a circle and try to stomp on each other's balloons without getting their own balloon burst. The last player standing wins.
7. Scavenger Hunt
This is a great way to keep guests entertained and get them up and active.
Divide your group into teams, then race against the clock to complete challenges across your home or the local neighborhood. To up the ante, make it into a treasure hunt with sleepover-themed items the guests can take home with them — candy (M&M's and Skittles), nail polish bottles, and more.
8. Movie Night Marathon
What could be better than curling up with lots of snacks and watching your favorite movie? Gather together all your friends' favorite films and kick off an unforgettable movie marathon night. Remember the popcorn and pajamas for a perfect combo.
9. Blindfolded Makeup
For this silly game, put a dab of makeup (eyeshadow, blush, lipstick) on each cheek of one of the other participants. All the rest of the sleepover guests must then attempt to replicate the look, but here's the catch — the artists have to apply their friend’s makeup while wearing a blindfold. The closest recreation wins.
For a twist on this game idea, use nail polish for blind manicures rather than makeovers. This sleepover activity works amazingly well as a birthday party game. Tweens and teens, in particular, will enjoy this one.
10. Board Games
Break out Monopoly or checkers (or both) and get ready for some competitive board gaming action with friends on your slumber party night. Board games provide hours of entertainment while allowing you to challenge each other's skills in problem-solving and strategy. Plus, you might even learn something along the way too.
11. Video Games
Whether it's “Dance Dance Revolution” on the good old Playstation or “Super Mario Bros” on Nintendo 64, video games always bring added excitement into any party atmosphere — just remember not to spend too much time staring at those screens.
12. Talent Show
Time for some serious showboating from your guests. Whether it's singing karaoke classics or showing off standup comedy impressions, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating unique performances for one another.
13. DIY Photo Booth
This is a great way to capture all the fun memories of your slumber party night with friends. Set up some props, create a backdrop, and you're ready to start snapping away.
If you don't have access to any physical props, why not challenge each other by selecting random items from around the house for your guests to pose with? A few creative poses later, and you'll have plenty of photos to look back on and laugh about in years to come.
14. Card Games
Bring out those beloved decks of cards and get ready for some intense card-playing action. Whether it's Go Fish, Crazy Eights, or even solitaire, there's sure to be something for everyone in your group — all you need is patience and luck.
15. Memory Lane
If you're looking for a more low-key activity, why not take a stroll down memory lane and share stories from years gone by?
Have each guest bring old photos or make a playlist full of classic tunes everyone can reminisce over. A few laughs later, you'll have made some new golden memories with your friends.
Slumber Party Tips
Sleepovers are always a blast, but if you want your slumber party to be the best one yet, consider these tips:
Tip #1: Get Creative With Decorations
Spice up the sleeping space by using some festive decorations and supplies like colorful streamers and balloons. You can even make a DIY movie screen for your film night or create a special welcome sign for each guest.
Tip #2: Get Crafty
Have your friends bring along supplies to make something cool. Think t-shirt tie-dyeing, friendship bracelets, or even rock painting — the possibilities are endless!
Crafting is a blast, but take it to a zany point with this slumber party activity: Toilet paper fashion show. A common feature of bridal showers, design a dress made of toilet paper and let everyone show off their creations. Perhaps a prize for the winner?
Tip #3: Plan a Snack Attack
Make sure you have plenty of snacks to munch on throughout the night — popcorn, chips, candy… the list goes on! And don't forget the drinks: from fruity teas to root beer floats, there's something for everyone.
Tip #4: Don't Forget the Tunes
Setting the mood with music is a great way to get your pals in the sleepover spirit. From throwback classics to upbeat pop hits, create a playlist that will keep everyone jammin' until sunrise. Add in some glow sticks for the best sleepover dance party ever.
Tip #5: Comfort Is Key
When it comes to sleepover parties, comfort is key. Fill the room with lots of soft blankets and fluffy pillows to create a warm, cozy environment.
However, if you want to really level up the slumber party, we recommend ditching the traditional sleeping bags for our top-of-the-line Sleepover Beds. These unbelievably cozy air mattresses are like a sweet dream. They’re incredibly easy to inflate and make bedtime a breeze! The flocked material is as soft as your favorite pair of PJs, and with an easy-to-carry bag, every home on the block can be a five-star sleepover hotel.
Tip #6: Have Fun
Most importantly, have fun: Slumber parties are all about creating lasting memories with your friends. So don't be afraid to let loose and enjoy every moment of it.
The Final Word on Slumber Party Games
Whether it's playing charades, stomping on balloons, or watching movies together — these fantastic sleepover games are sure to take your next slumber party up a notch. Just don't forget the essentials like yummy snacks, refreshing drinks, and all the best tunes.
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