There is also an opportunity to get some help from friends by asking them to bring part of the food items, like a 2-liter of soda, candy or a large bag of chips.
If your teen and her friends enjoy having a sleepover often, this is a good way to even out the expense for all of the families.
Give it in the beginning of the party so it doubles for activities.
Follow all of the rules that you would set for any type of teen party.
For instance, you would not allow any alcohol or drugs to be brought into your home, nor would you allow someone who has been drinking or who is high to attend the sleepover party.
Submit a request for a Proclamation to your local elected officials.
See our sample proclamation (printer-friendly/pdf). Portions of it can be read aloud on the PA system or during the morning program. School officials can also use it as a template to issue their own proclamation.
We live pretty far out of town so when my daughters wanted to have friends over to watch a movie or hang out, they tended to sleepover.
Here is how you can help your teen have a sleepover party that rocks with her friends.
Be sure to put clean up items in the room with the girls and let them know where it is if they need it. You will also want to make a deal with your teen that the responsibility of cleaning up is theirs to do and you expect that it will be done about an hour after the party is over.
For another teenage sleepover idea, suggest that her friends help with some of the clean up before they leave the party. Allow the girls to talk all night if they want, but set your quiet hour so that the rest of the house can get some rest.
You may also want to have more lunch stuff prepared if the girls don't get out of bed before noon.
It's autumn, it's romantic, and then, at the end, you get to use knives in a fun way!
While some teen girls enjoy really scary and horror type flicks, be sure to mention to your teen that not all people do.