July 24, 2008

grownups just want to have fu-un

mmm pop, ba duba dop
 da du bop, ba duba dop

Eviter Miya asks, “I want to throw a slumber party for my closest girlfriends (keep in mind we are not teenagers; we are all in our late 20s). I could really use some suggestions for themes, favors, games, food, etc. The only thing I have that is concrete so far is a signature drink! ‘Slumberpartini.’ Help!!!”

Oh, my slumber party days of yore! I’ve long wanted to throw a slumber party for my adult girlfriends. Here’s how I’d do it.

  • While I’m a big fan of unusual themes, here I think it’s best to go with the obvious: Re-create a super-girlie slumber party of your youth.
  • For food, childhood favorite are easy, cheap and retro-tastic: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts cut off, Twinkies, baby carrots with ranch dip, and popcorn. And while these magic grapes may not have been a staple at your past slumber parties, they seem fitting. Check out even more slumber party snack food here. Also, there’s no shame in taking the easy way out and simply ordering pizzas.
  • Decorate your place with posters of teen heartthrobs, current or past. If you can find vintage posters of Jason Bateman circa Teen Wolf Too and Ricky Schroder from his Silver Spoons days, all the better. If not, I’m sure a poster of Zac Efron is easy enough to find.
  • Ask everyone to bring their makeup kits and have glamour hour with everyone applying each other's makeup. Or just go for manis and pedis instead. And be sure to have a stack of magazines like Glamour and Tiger Beat for everyone to flip through. (So sad Sassy is no longer around….)
  • Play a favorite film from your teen or pre-teen years. I’ll always have a soft spot for Girls Just Want to Have Fun, The Goonies, Grease and Dirty Dancing, but I’d also be down for a film forbidden in my youth, like Nightmare on Elm Street and Gremlins, which spawned the PG-13 rating.
  • For favors, Lipsmacker lip gloss and/or Wet n Wild nail polish are sure to be a hit.
  • As for games, there’s only one way to go: the Ouija Board. And if that creeps you out too much, just pick up the phone and prank call some boys.

Posted by Christine on July 24, 2008 in Food and Drink , Parties

Permalink | Comments (6)

6 responses to "grownups just want to have fu-un"

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I love this idea. I am doing his for my friend before she gets married. I'm stilling of ideas.

oh my god,thanks so much for your great ideas,so helpful,i havent had a slumber party in almost ten yrs.,so this helped me refresh and gave me great new ideas.

Awesome!! I love it Christine. Double thumbs up to you.

Cheers!

I am having a 40th slumber party and my theme is "I love bags, shoes and boys" I have a personal cake shaped like a handbag and a pair of shoes and I ordered trinkets/charms of handbags,shoes etc for party gifts. We are singing karaoke, and even having a sripper. Surprised that some have never been to a slumber party before and the excitement is building. Party November 2008.

I love the ideas I and my mom are throwing a slumber party for my grandmother that has past away on her b-day for all my aunts and cousins and ladies in the family at a hotel with a retro theme karaoke all her fav songs start mid day and go all night make games in her honer and send everyone off with gift bags about her.

Blogs are good for every one where we get lots of information for any topics nice job keep it up !!!

.