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Having a pretend sleepover or pretend slumber party is a lot of fun, and just perfect for little ones who aren't quite ready for the real thing.
This type of party makes them feel like they've done a sleepover, but without spending the night.
Instead of calling it "pretend", we like to call it a half sleepover or half slumber party.
If you're unfamiliar with the idea - basically the little girls get together for about 2 to 3 hours (long enough for some party activities and perhaps a movie), wear their PJ's but go back home in plenty of time for bed!
Use these cute ideas for slumber party invitations as you would for any slumber party.
You can use some balloons and streamers for instant (and cheap!) party fun.
Pick something that has to do with your party - perhaps spa activities, perhaps Barbie (especially if watching a Barbie movie or having a doll cake. If you are watching a Disney princess movie, you could decorate with that and have a castle cake...)
Pick something to go with your theme, just like you did with the decorations. If you are doing a "spa night", some nail polish and lip gloss would be fun. If you are doing Disney princess, then some princess party favors would be perfect!
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Share your own great ideas from parties you've planned or attended!
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