- Know the number of people/kids you are hosting.
- Have a list of activities that will be done.
Hosting a sleepover can be great if you plan ahead.
It can be overwhelming as an adult if you have not planned for it, whether it is a sleepover for your kids and you are the host, or it is a sleep over you planned with your girl friends and you are the host.
The following can help you host a successful sleep over.
Know the number of people/kids you are hosting.
If possible, keep the kids number on the lower side.
Have a list of activities that will be done.
Be sure to have a list that favours the majority.
If it is a kid's sleepover, ensure your child and you are on the same page regarding the activities and when they will sleep.
For homesick kids especially, ensure you have a plan B.
Plan with their parent that you will call them if they get homesick or if you will drop them off when it happens.
For the adults, be sure to communicate if you will be sleeping over or leaving for home when you are not comfortable.
Share your house rules with your guests.
This can be off-limits areas among other rules.
Make sure your child is ready
Before hosting or sending your child to their first sleepover, make sure they are ready and have a conversation with them.
From their response, you can decide if it is a no, or they can go for a half sleepover.