Having a New Year's Eve Slumber Party? Read These Tips

Having a New Year's Eve Slumber Party? Read These Tips

[Editor's Note: With New Year's Eve festivities looming just around the corner, I thought it might be a good idea to spotlight this post by Tracy at Sellabit Mum. If you're having other kids sleepover on the big day, you might want to check out her tips and follow her advice. And buy earplugs. -Jenna]

Slumber Party Survival Tips:

slumber party2. Set clear expectations with your party girl. Eloise and I discussed the party ahead of time and set the bedtime. I know some slumber parties don’t have a bedtime so you need to decide what works for you. Eloise(who typically goes to bed between 8-8:30) thought that midnight was more than generous. And the girls were more than ready for bed. They were all asleep within minutes.

 

Photo Credit: jeffjbell.

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