Some of the best childhood memories are born from favorite games or parties that come with being a kid. For a child, a simple birthday party can make or break a happy memory. Parents should strive to help to obtain those memories by letting their little ones party with their friends. Since every child loves staying in their P.J.'s all day, one of the more popular choices is a pajama party.
Create with the Kids
A great way to get the kids excited about their pajama party is to let them help plan it. Talk about what kind of games they should play, snacks they should have or decorations that will look best in the living room. Make the sky the limit and help the kids come up with their own ideas in order to help them get excited about throwing their own party. This can also encourage independent and creative thinking.
Set It Up
Pajama parties are simple to decorate for. Have the kids stick glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of the living room, spread out some sleeping bags or create a giant fort for all the kids to play with. It can be fun for the kids to have all their pillows, blankets and stuffed animals piled up in the living room ready to watch a movie with their friends. The main thing parents should strive for is decorations that look and feel comfy as well as fun.
P.J. Party Games
Some fun toddler games are a must for every pajama party. One idea is to purchase some cheap slippers for every party guest. A parent can hide one slipper from each guest and they have to search the house until they find the slipper that matches the one left on their foot. As prizes, they can all take their new slippers home. Kids can also create star chandeliers to hang on the roof of their fort, parents can put a sheet over a large fan in order to create a giant bubble that the kids can play in, the kids can wear glow necklaces and play hide-and-seek in the dark or they can have a pajama contest with prizes for the most popular P.J.'s.
Great ideas for nighttime snacks during a pajama party are popcorn, hot chocolate, cheese with crackers, fruit with peanut butter or s'mores. Snacks can also become games. Let the kids string the popcorn together, make s'mores over the stove (with adult supervision) or have a fondue feast.
If the kids are old enough the pajama party can turn into a sleepover. All the kids can snuggle up in sleeping bags under a homemade fort or gather around a pile of stuffed animals and pillows for a movie before bed. Parents can end the party by making the kids a special breakfast in the morning before getting dressed with tops, bottoms, hook-and-loop toddler belts, socks and shoes.
Create parties that dreams are made of with the best pajama party that any kid could ever imagine.