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Winter birthday, slumber party ideas??

We surprised my son with a go kart this summer, since he had been asking for one for over a year (and we couldn't say no to the deal on this one), so we said that was his (very) early birthday present. So for his birthday in December, im thinking something small... like a slumber party. Invite 3 or 4 friends over, they'll bring sleeping bags, maybe make a tent for them to sleep in. But what should we do before bedtime? I saw an idea on Pinterest where I can make a pillowcase printed with his name in giant letters, then have the other kids sign their names, draw pictures or whatever they want. That will last about 5 minutes though, so what else can we do? Yeah they can play with toys, but I want it to at least somewhat feel like a birthday party. My son is turning 7 btw. Any suggestions??

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Asked by exxOHjackie at 11:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Movies, crafts (sometimes you can find easy to build bird houses or wooden trucks/car kits at Home Depot or lowe's), do you have a game system?, campfire in the backyard and make s'mores.

    Answer by missanc at 6:31 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Watch a movie with popcorn and snacks, board games, he will have opened his gifts from his friends-depending on what he gets, exploring the new items will kill some time as well. Slumber parties for the most part take care of themselves. I would let them just play and then when you are ready for them to settle down have the pick up really fast for a movie or two before lights out.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:57 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • movie, hide and seek or some kind of treasure hunt thing and they all get a flashlight at the end or glow sticks?
    hot chocolate

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:37 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • Crumple up some pages of paper and have a fake snowball fight.

    Cocoa with marshmallow and peppermint sticks (or candy cane).

    Snowflake building / making contest.

    Popcorn and watching Polar Express.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:37 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

  • I would take them out to a fun place like Dave & Busters for dinner & games then home to a movie on TV.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:50 AM on Nov. 6, 2013

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