Top 20 Sleepover Party Activities

The lights may have gone out, but that means the party is just getting started! Keep your all-night bash going on and on with our top 20 sleepover party activities!

What’s more fun than a sleepover party? For a kid, it’s the ultimate – friends, food and fun all night long. The average slumber party lasts far longer than most other kinds of parties (even if the kids actually sleep after lights out), so it’s up to the host to be ready with plenty of fun activities, from fun food to crafts to games.

I've rounded up 20 of the most fun-filled sleepover party ideas I could find. They're guaranteed to ensure entertainment all night long, but will also keep things pretty easy on the party host.


  • The primary sleepover party activity is to enjoy each other’s company – not Facebook and texting. Put a basket near the door to hold every guest’s phone for the duration of the party, allowing calls to and from parents only.

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  • Sleeping on the floor is fun – sleeping outdoors in awesome teepees you make yourselves is even better! Gwynne Wasson has step-by-step instructions for the ultimate warm weather sleepover party setup.

  • Keep the Boogeyman away with these cute and comforting Boogeyman Cupcakes , topped with shredded coconut and chocolate drops.

  • Looking for a unique, party-pleasing food craft? Have each guest create her own Oreo-peanut butter mini pie – a sweet treat that’s cute as pie!

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  • Guests can sleep with these soft no-sew pillows they make themselves at the party, and take them home to enjoy for long after. With no sewing required, they’re simple enough for kids to make.

    Image via Katrina Simeck, Fiskars

  • Transform your living room into a glorious girlie retreat made of fabric and pillows, for an unforgettable sleepover experience.

    Image via Hostess with the Mostess

  • You can’t have a party without ice cream! The ice cream soda bar is a fun twist on the sundae bar – stock flavored sodas, vanilla ice cream, and toppings.

  • A favorite movie is a must at any sleepover – and nothing goes better with a fun flick than some yummy, simple-to-make homemade popcorn !

  • Learning to tie-dye is a great craft for sleepovers – it’s easier than you might think! Create the shirts early on, so you can wash and dry them (see Chris’s instructions) for wearing home the next day.

  • Fun and funky pipe cleaner rings are the perfect affordable sleepover activity. With just one material, you can get enough for each guest to make two – one to keep, and one to trade!

    Image via The Whispering Creek House

  • Make the sleepover the theme of your party’s snack, with these adorable (and healthy!) apple and tortilla wraps they can customize as they please.

    Image via Hungry Happenings

  • These adorable slumber party cupcakes are sure to be a hit! Don’t stress yourself trying to decorate them in advance – part of the fun is letting each girl decorate her own.

    Image via This is Me Inspired

  • When your young guests are still bouncing off the walls after dark, set up a soothing hot chocolate bar, complete with mix-ins and special toppings .

  • This isn't the Spin the Bottle you might remember – in this sleepover party version, the bottles are nail polish, and the reward is colored nails, not kisses. A game and a manicure in one!

    Image via The Frugal Girls

  • A personalized pillowcase craft makes a great memento of the party, especially for birthday sleepovers. Have each guest sign it with fabric markers and present it to the birthday girl, or have each guest make one for herself.

    Image via Michaels

  • How cute are these fuzzy slipper cookies? They’re clever, too, made of deconstructed Nutter Butter cookies as the base, with the peanut butter filling made into edible clay used to shape the slipper.

    Image via Hungry Happenings

  • Designed for sleepover parties, the Box of Questions is the perfect game for winding down after a long night of crafting, snacking and playing.

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  • Decorate flip-flops with tulle and fabric for a fun – and economical – sleepover craft girls will love.

    Image via The Frugal Girls

  • Cold cereal for breakfast? Make it fun by setting up a cereal bar in the morning with a variety of breakfast cereals – you can add fresh fruit toppings, too!

    Image via The Purple Pug

  • Don’t forget breakfast! Sleepover guests will love waking up to make-your-own personal breakfast pizzas!

    Image via Taste of Home

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