Eventually your child will probably ask if they can have a few friends over for an overnight sleepover. For someone who has never sponsored an overnight it can be frightening. You are responsible for some other people’s kids and you need to care for them. You need to make sure that no one gets hurt and that the kids behave.
The best way to keep the kids behaved is to keep them entertained so you may need to plan some activities.
The activities can be as simple as watching movies and eating popcorn. Many times the kids will entertain themselves. If this happens then the overnight will be easy since you will not need to do anything but feed them and make sure they stay safe. The older the kids are the more they can entertain themselves.
If the party starts to drag then it is time to throw out an activity like a movie. Rent some from the library and let the kids vote on what one to watch. A movie can keep them occupied for about two hours. You can have a movie marathon to keep the kids happy.
Feeding the kids is also a popular activity. Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and chips are good examples of what kids like to eat at a sleepover. Cake is also fun but if you let them have sugar they may start to bounce off of the walls.
If the weather is nice you can always have the kids go out and play a sport or outdoor game. If the weather is bad then maybe you can pull out an inside game to play. Even a television game can keep them occupied for awhile. It depends on the age of the kids as to what games to offer. Hopefully they will not pull you into the fun.
If this is the first sleepover you have ever had you may want to limit the amount of kids allowed to come. The less kids there are the more control you will have. It is also good to have more then one adult at the sleepover to help with the kids.
Having a sleepover can be a lot of fun and a good experience for your child. They learn how to get along with others and how to entertain company. A sleepover will help your child to grow socially. The best way to keep the kids well behaved is to keepthem busy with something that they want to do.