Slumber parties were the highlight of our weeks as children, but why should the fun stop? Adult slumber parties can be just as fun (probably even more!) nowadays.
You can use your house or apartment or rent a house for the weekend. Have fun decorating and creating the perfect girls night in with these totally incredible adult slumber party ideas!
What to Wear to a Slumber Party
A slumber party is an extra excuse to wear your favorite PJs! Or, if you’re looking to be on theme, here’s a few ideas to help everyone coordinate.
Matching Pjs is such an easy and special way to have fun at an adult slumber party.
If you don’t want to match, try coordinating similar outfits based on a particular theme or color scheme.
Matching Slippers or Socks
Don’t want to invest in new matching PJs? Try grabbing matching socks, slippers or sleep masks for everyone. These make a great party favor, too.
How to Decorate For Your Slumber Party
The decorations are really where it’s at if you want to turn your slumber party into a birthday or bachelorette event!
No matter your theme, balloons are a must-have at any slumber party because they make a big impact with relatively little work if you have them blown up elsewhere! Here’s a few ideas for how to use them:
Balloons on the ceiling
If you’re doing a vacation rental for a slumber party or bachelorette, the easiest way to make an IMPACT is to fill the ceiling with balloons! You can buy a portable helium tank at most Targets or have balloons filled at a party or grocery store. Tie each with an iridescent ribbon and it seriously is ALL you need.
If the budget doesn’t allow for helium, snag a balloon pump and fill the floor instead!
Balloon Photo Backdrop
Now let’s talk about this script balloon party wall!
If you don’t want to fill the ceilings with balloons, this balloon wall with script or letter balloons is another great way to decorate for your slumber party. They can be used to create a bold statement wall or photo booth.
Now, if you’re doing this at your house, you can tape them on with command strips or painters tape, or if you’re in a rental, you can tape them to fishing line and then just secure the fishing line to the wall. We just inflated each one with air and then laid them out on the ground in the pattern we wanted. Then strung them up!
No Helium Latex Balloon Idea
Want a simple balloon idea that requires no helium and only latex balloons you can find at your local grocery store? Just inflate a bunch with air and cover the floor with them! Instant party, and fun to toss around too.
Disco balls just scream fun and are definitely something I want at any slumber party that I throw! We placed plenty of silver disco balls all around the house to give the ultimate party effect!
They also create cool light effects for photo opps!
Why should piñatas only be for kids? This hilarious boy tears piñata is the perfect fit for this girls night-themed adult slumber party. Follow my tutorial here to find out just how to make it for your next party!
Or, purchase one at your local party store in the same colors as your PJs or other decor! Here’s a few piñata filler ideas for adults:
- Fancy chocolate
- Hair ties
- Small gift cards, to Target or Starbucks for example
- Wine or champagne gummies
- Nail stickers
Metallic Fringe Curtains
Fringe curtains go a long way for covering up anything you may need to! Or, if you just like ’em as decor, you can secure them around a curtain rod to add a little more fun to a window!
You can even make your own metallic fringe decor!
Adult Slumber Party Food & Drink Ideas
The food is one of the best parts of a slumber party, check out these easy and delicious ideas.
If you ask me, you can’t have a sleepover slumber party without popcorn! My easy tutorial shows you how to make the best popcorn that everyone will actually eat and love. This pretty pastel candied popcorn is so on-brand for a girls’ night in!
After all that popcorn, you need something to wash it down, this frosé is perfect! Since this is an adult slumber party, have fun mixing your own drinks, or check out my easy frosé tutorial. It’s like your childhood favorite juice pouch but filled with frosé! So fun!
Puppy chow is another great party treat! It’s a delicious slumber-party-themed snack that we all love and my tutorial shows you how to make it pink!
Rice Krispie Treats
I don’t think there is a snack better than homemade rice krispie treats! They can be made ahead of time and this DIY recipe shows you how to make them extra fun with crushed Oreos, and rainbow sprinkles.
Brookies are basically brownies and cookies put together. We made them even better by adding Oreos(double stuffed of course), Circus animal cookies, and rainbow sprinkles! Check out this super easy recipe here!
Edible Cookie Dough
I don’t know about you, but eating the cookie dough *might* be one the best parts about baking cookies. If your friends are the same way, why not serve some edible cookie dough? It’s egg-free and filled with rainbow sprinkles to make it funfetti-flavored!
Slumber Party Activities
These adult slumber party activities include something for everyone.
Ok, ok. You know we couldn’t have this list without the always classic pillow fight! If for nothing else than some really hilarious photo opps, give it a whirl!
You can’t go wrong with a movie marathon to pass the time! Watch your favorites or check out my movie playlist for more inspiration!
Dance like nobody’s watching to this girl’s weekend playlist!
Board games are universally great for any party, especially a slumber party. Check out my post on the best board games. There are some games where you need a strategy, others perfect for competitive crowds, or simple ones that are relaxing and fun but still entertaining.
Want a childhood throwback? Play MASH instead with our free printable!
Create a spa-like experience by giving each other cool and unique manicures or pedicures.
Temporary tattoos are a fun adult slumber party activity. I have an easy tutorial on how to create fun Girl Power ones, but you can grab any ones you want, depending on the time of year or theme of your slumber party.
Of course, just hanging around and chatting is perhaps the best part of a slumber party. But these activities are great additions, too!
I hope this post gave you some ideas and inspiration on how to throw your own adult slumber party in style! Above all, have fun, sleep in, and enjoy your time with your best girl friends!
Photos by Jeff Mindell
Creative Direction: Kelly Mindell | Art Direction & Styling: Cyn Moreno
Food Styling: Theresa Rountree | Production Manager: Samantha Martin
Models: Jenna | Cortney | Tisha | Leslie
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