Slumber party – Sassy Snaps Perth
Slumber parties have become such a huge trend in the recent year due to the number of fun teepees and tents available for hire along with partyware to suit! Also due to the pandemic and the need for smaller parties – a slumber party is the perfect idea for a smaller size party for the tween / teen age whether they are boys or girls!
Whether you go for a pretty pastel setup….a boys camping theme…or a boho outdoor theme…our Celebrate society members have lots of finds for you! Remember to CLICK on the image to be taken to their business!
Teepee party – Kids Prints
Here is a round up of supplies and ideas from our Celebrate society members
SLUMBER PARTY INVITATIONS
Glaming party printables – Kids Prints
Invitation – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
SLUMBER PARTY DECORATIONS, TABLEWARE AND TEEPEES!
Set up a cosy feel in your home to *hopefully* get the kids in a sleeping mood using these decorations, tableware and teepee setups!
Sleepy eye wall decor – Ruby Rabbit
Sleepy Eyes Balloons – Ruby Rabbit
Tassel decoration – Little Shindig Shop
Slumber party plates – Favor Lane
Slumber party napkins – Favor Lane
Now of course for slumber parties – we need somewhere for the kids to sleep! Thankfully we have some amazing members around Australia who provide teepees – both individual and large scale tents – to make it so much easier for mums to plan a slumber party for their child!
Here are some of our members who provide this slumber party service:
Slumber Club Sydney
Slumber Club Sydney
Moon and Star Events Perth
Moon and Star Events Perth
Jam Packed Parties – Newcastle NSW
Stage My Event Sydney
Stage My Event Sydney
Wild Confetti Melbourne
Wild Confetti Melbourne
Projector hire – Memorable Parties Perth
SLUMBER PARTY FAVOURS:
Gift each of the guests a mini teepee cookie as part of their favour bag!
Teepee cookies – Petite Cookies Melbourne
These slumber party favour ideas are just too cute!
Slumber party bags – Ruby Rabbit
Marshmallow hot choc mix – Sweet Health
Slumber party bags – Oh Goodie
I hope this round up will help get your planning started for your child’s slumber party!
Slumber parties have become so popular for the tween and early teen age group and Slumber Tribe in Melbourne was inspired to put together this gorgeous shoot for our magazine to inspire everyone as to how it could be themed.
There were many unique aspects to this shoot such as the Boho Luxe canopy and picnic table which provided the perfect setting for the girls to enjoy the grazing boxes by Sweet Sensations with the pastel flower shaped partywear, delicate hats and gold cups from The Party Parlour.
The cake cart made for a beautiful sweets display, surrounded by peachy floral décor and the teepees where they played, talked and slept. All the beautiful desserts were also by Sweet Sensations
As you will see, the desserts were incredible!
The robes offered another unique touch to the party and brought the theming into play and made for beautiful photos and portraits. The balloon and wall décor was all DIY so don’t be afraid to get creative, a balloon stylist would be highly recommended if you are time poor.
To ensure the girls were entertained there were live illustrations of the girls by Party Portraits by Danni along with hair braiding and glitter facepaint by Little Party Faces. This shows that there are definitely entertainment options even for the tween age group!
Besides the illustrations the girls also were able to take home beautiful personalised gold bag tags by Serendipity Design corner.
As you can see – even for 12 year olds there is a LOT that you can do for a slumber party to make it an unforgettable experience! Thanks to all the vendors involved in this collaboration shoot for our magazine:
Styling and coordination
Photography: Nicole Pas Photography
Teepees,Boho luxe canopy, picnic table, cake cart
Balloons, decor and partyware
The Party Parlour
All desserts- cookie cake, cupcakes, dessert cups, donuts, cakesicles
Business name: Sweet and Savoury Sensations Melbourne
Live Illustrations + Party Portraits
Party Portraits by Danni
Hair Braiding & Glitter Gems pamper host by Little Party Faces.
Little Party Faces
Gold personalised bag tag
Business name: Serendipity Design Corner
Slumber parties have become a huge trend lately which makes “glamping” the way to go for a fun outdoor slumber party as seen here styled by Party Mamma Parties & Events for Issue 8 of our Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine in collaboration with other Celebrate Society Members!
Concept, Styling & Props: Party Mamma Parties & Events
Photographer: My Eye Photography
Caravan & Props: Rustic Love Birds Hire
Cake: Little Cake Co
Balloons: Poppette Studios
Desserts: Mrs Ks Baked Delicacies
S’mores Mix Bottles: Sweet Health
Graphic Design. Printables, Labels: Kids Prints
Kids Furniture & Cake Stands: Little Luxe Events
Partyware: The Party Parlour
Acrylics, Lip stirrers and Cake Topper: Communicake It
Pamper Corner: Le Petite Kids Tea and Spa
Tepee’s: Angel’s Teepees
Neon: Kings of Neon
It seems the childhood favourite of slumber parties have become revamped and now there is a new trend of fun slumber party setups with cute individual tents (or even one jumbo giant tent!) and lots of details to make each little guest feel extra special!
If the thought of a slumber party complete with mid night snacks, movies and late night giggles…causes you stress…perhaps it’s time to embrace the crazy and give it a go. There’s plenty of ideas for mums to style up a storm for a sleep over party from our Life’s Little Celebration members! Simply CLICK on any image below to be taken to the relevant business:
Styling by Illume Partyware
Slumber Party Invitations
Sleep overs (in my book anyway) do mean smaller guest numbers, so why not splurge a little and send an invite which is personalised and customised to suit your child – particularly if it’s a first sleep over.
Sleep Over Party Invitations, Pink Pom Pom Kids
Sleep Over Party Invites, Emma Smith Stationery
Slumber Party Decorations
Sleep over parties are actually a thing – with or without the sleep over part! Decorate a room complete with pillows, rugs and sleepy themed accessories for the ultimate retreat. We found some great supplies from our LLC Vendors. You could incorporate stars, moons and clouds for a sweet sleepover feel:
star garland – Little Boo-teek
Cloud and star garland, Favorlane Party Boutique
Aqua cloud balloons, Little Bookteek
Stars and moon hanging decorations, Favorlane Party Boutique
Pink shimmer streamer backdrop, Party! She Said
Rose gold giant moon balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant cloud balloon kit, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Star and moon pinatas, Party Pony Pinatas
Sleepy eyes balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink sleepy eyes balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Slumber Party Tableware
One of the most exciting parts of a sleep over has to be the midnight feast, right? Endless bowls of popcorn, movie snacks and DIY triple decker burgers. Whether you decide on a table set up or individual table trays, pretty it up with coordinated pastel tableware and sleepy themed accessories.
Gold confetti plates, The Party Parlour
Unicorn marble plates, The Little Event Company
Pink and gold hex plates, Party! She Said
Blushing hearts plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cloud party cups, Little Booteek
Cloud napkins, The Party Parlour
Slumber Party Hire Items
Gone are the days of guests sleeping on couches and the lounge room floor! Make it a special occasion with the addition of individual tee pee beds and trays, or set up a tent in the backyard (my personal favourite from a noise point of view!) with a styled interior they won’t want to leave! You can either hire teepees or use some wonderful vendors who specialise in setting up kids slumber parties:
Tee Pee hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Slumber party tee pee hire, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Perth and Melbourne
Tee Pee sleep over – tent hire, The Slumber Boutique, Brisbane
Tee Pee hire, Kings Party Hire, Melbourne
Slumber parties – The Sleepover Club (Sydney)
Slumber Party Cakes & Desserts
With so many movies to get through and late night chats, snacks are a must at any slumber party. So why not theme them with clouds, stars and tee pees too.
Glitter star cupcake toppers, The Party Parlour
Polka dot cupcake cases, Party! She Said
Star cake topper, Kiki Sprinkles
Cloud cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Gold star cookies, Sweetly Bakes, Perth
Sleeping cloud cookies, Sweet Eve, Melbourne
Tee pee cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Slumber party cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Star themed cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Moon and stars chocolate moulds, Confectionately Yours
Slumber Party Favours
Slumber parties with friends make great memories, so send the kids home with a themed special gift they’ll treasure for years to come (after catching up on sleep!).
Tee Pee themed favours, Glitter and Glue Designs
Pink pillow box, Party! She Said
Favour bags with stars – Little Boo-teek
These personalised sleeping masks make a wonderful gift idea:
Customised eye mask, Red Pebble Design
This could be a fun party activity or a craft kit to take home:
Dream catcher kits, Free Range Living
A slumber party really is such a fun childhood memory – it’s only one night of broken sleep! Enjoy it whilst you can make it extra special for a birthday.
“Mum? Can I have a slumber party for my birthday?”
At some point, your child is going to ask for a slumber party. This CAN be a source of stress for many mums but today we’re sharing some must know tips from a sleepover specialist to ensure yours is a roaring (or snoring) success.
If anyone knows how to throw a great slumber party, it’s Mel Jacobs. Her business, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, is putting a new spin on a birthday favourite and bringing delight to parents and kids alike. Whilst Mel is offering something new to the kids’ party scenes in Perth and Melbourne in terms of setup, here are her old style hints to ensure your party doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
We don’t mean stock the Tim Tams and the popcorn (although these are pre-requisites for any successful sleepover). Before the party starts, it’s important that you, as the parent in charge, have some basic details for each child in your care. You can either ask for this information before the party, or grab a notepad and speak to the person dropping them off. As a minimum, you should have the following:
- Contact number of someone in case of emergency
- Any allergies the child might have
- Any medication they may need during their stay
- Any other relevant details (sleep walkers, fear of the dark etc.)
Set the Ground Rules
No need to go all Sergeant-Major on the kids. Ease them into the rules of the house with a quick tour to point out all the necessary areas – toilet, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom.
Show them where you will be throughout the night, so you can be found if needed.
Throughout the walk-around, make it clear what is and isn’t allowed, so boundaries are set early and everyone can have a great time.
Leave a Light On
Remember you are going to have kids sleeping in a house that is strange to them.
To a lot of little humans, being in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings is scary and a small nightlight can make it seem just that little bit safer.
Where possible, try to leave a light on that can direct the way to the bathroom/toilet. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, in the dark, having to stumble and feel your way to the loo!
Keep an Ear Out
No need to helicopter parent, but stay close by so you can keep an ear and eye on what’s happening.
Sometimes unfortunate situations can occur (homesickness, bedwetting or even bullying). It’s good for the kids to know that you are close by if needed.
Gain agreement about social media
Finally, and this isn’t an old hint, but certainly one that should be discussed in this day and age – gain consent to post pictures of the party-goers. While you may be happy to have pictures of your children on your social media feed, not every parent feels the same. As a matter of courtesy, check first with the parents/guardian of each child attending to see how they feel before posting pictures containing their image.
A little planning goes a long way
Sleepovers are almost a rite of passage in childhood – staying up all night, sharing secrets and tucking into a midnight feast (don’t forget those Tim Tams). Sure you may not get any sleep until the wee small hours, continually telling them to “Turn it down!”. Yep, you’ll probably have tired and grumpy little people for the rest of the day. But with a few easy steps, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll help to make memories they won’t forget in a hurry.
Now of course slumber parties don’t have to always be kept for the young ones! Relive the fun from your childhood with a gorgeous slumber party setup to celebrate a special girls weekend away or hens party setup before heading out to town! The gorgeous teepees from Sweet Dreams and Goodnight can tailor for all sorts of celebrations!:
If you’re interested in having Sweet Dream and Goodnight help you with your next slumber party, contact Mel on0402 463 812 or visit www.sweetdreamsandgoodnight.com.au. Franchises are now available.
Mel Jacobs is the founder of Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Australia’s original and best slumber party specialist. Originating in Perth and with franchises now available, visit the website to see why this great company is being nationally recognised as a leader in kids’ party entertainment.