Slumber Party Themes for All Ages

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Slumber parties are often called sleepovers, but everyone knows this party has little to do with actually sleeping. If you want your slumber party to have a little something extra special, consider planning the night around a theme. From toddlers to teens, this collection of slumber party themes has ideas that would suit kids of all ages.

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    Movie Night

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    It’s a ritual countless slumber parties have practiced: the late-night movie marathon. As long as the kids will be watching some of their favorite flicks, why not give the slumber party a movie night theme? Popcorn, 3D glasses and admission ticket invitations are just a few ways to incorporate the theater theme into your slumber party activities. If the party takes place in the summer, you can even show a movie in the backyard!

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    Camping Party

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    These camping party ideas are perfect for the backyard sleepover, or when taken indoors for a mock campout. Pitch a tent and enjoy camping games, campfire cupcakes, smores and more.

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    Stargazing Party

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    This shining star party theme for a birthday or graduation can easily be adapted for a slumber party that includes a telescope and some star gazing. Star-themed decorations, food, crafts, games and party favors are all ideas that can be used for a stargazing slumber party.

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    Photo Shoot Party

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    Slumber parties almost always include dressing up and making each other over. Commit those looks to digital memory with a photo shoot party theme. You don’t need to rent an actual photo booth to create a photo session at your slumber party. All you really need is to hang a sheet for a backdrop and arm the kids with a digital camera. They can take turns posing as models and playing photographer. Some other ideas from the photo booth party that will work at your sleepover are the camera cake, scrapbooking craft, and mini photo album favors.

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    Karaoke Party

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    If they’re going to be up all night making noise anyway, you might as well encourage some fun noise. Buying a karaoke machine or sing along game for your home gaming system turns your family room into a concert arena. Gather some accessories such as sunglasses, scarves, boas, and wigs to accessorize their sleepwear, rock-star style! More ideas for the karaoke-themed slumber party include backstage pass invitations, a cake shaped like a microphone and the streaming of a concert featuring their favorite pop star.