Anonymous

Best age for 1st Sleepover

What age did your child attend/host 1st sleepover? Daughter is turning 8 years old and she would really like one. I'm wracking my brain and nerves trying to plan/prepare/make definitive decision on yes or no. I don't feel our house is big enough. Her room is upstairs. Mine is downstairs...do I sleep upstairs???? Go up and down15 times checking on girls? Does my hubby and 2 year old stay at home? At in-laws? Sooooo many questions! Help!

  • Anonymous
    Oct 04

    Sleepovers at 8 are the best. Everybody stays at the house. I do t see why your husband and two year old would need to leave. You sleep in your own room. The girls sleep in your daughters. You can check on them once before they go to bed. After that you should be fine.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 04

    I think it would be so much fun! I feel like this is a sweet innocent age.... now a sleep over at 13/14 when they’re calling boys and trying to sneak out.... that’s what you gotta worry about 😂

  • Vicki
    Oct 04

    I remember everyone camping out in the living room when there was multiple girls.

  • Destin
    Oct 04

    I used to have sleepovers at my grandmas when I was a kid and we would make pallets and setup in the living room...watch movies and do all the girlie sleepover things! The living room would be a perfect spot to set up camp for the night! Sleeping bags on the floor and close to the kitchen!! 🥳🤪

  • Cathy
    Oct 05

    Yes. I would rather have the sleepover at my own house then send my kid to someone else’s. There’s so many things to worry about and you never know if people have guns, drugs, etc.

  • Serrina F.
    Oct 09

    I have a 9 year old son and he has had several sleepovers and gone to a couple. We haven't had more than 3 boys at a time though but they were fine in his room, if we past 3 I would make them set up in the livingroom. All they did was snack, play video games and be on the laptop. I had to force them to watch a movie and eat dinner. They were up pretty late playing them dang video games but you just have to set rules, check on them every now and then but once it gets late enough according to your schedule then just say "lights out" and pray all will be well which it should be. It's fun overall just remember when you were a kid, sleepovers were exciting, and girls are easier cause once all the activities are over they're pretty much ready to go to sleep anyway. Just let them be kids, but if you're really worried about the upstairs downstairs distance just set up a cozy atmosphere in the livingroom like the other mom said they'll love that to either way they'll have a good time!!