Things to Do at a Sleepover: 50 Fun and Outstanding Ideas

Written By Sarah Y

There’s no better way to bond with your besties than by having a sleepover! Whether it’s some giggles, junk food, and a movie, or a full-blown pajama party with wild activities, sleepovers are always a great time. But if you’ve had one too many sleepovers that have just turned into watching reruns of Friends and scrolling through Instagram, then it’s time to mix things up. You’re in the right place if you’re looking for things to do at a sleepover!

We’ve gathered some fun and crazy ideas to make your next sleepover a wild and unforgettable night!

  1. Create a Time Capsule
    Gather items or memories from the night, to place into the time capsule to remember when you open it a few years in the future.
  2. Play “Never Have I Ever,” with a Twist
    This game is typically played to learn more about each other, but the twist involves writing embarrassing secrets that the group needs to guess who they belong to!
  3. Have a Terrarium-Making Party
    Purchase materials at your local nursery and make your own stunning terrariums.
  4. Have a Pottery Painting Party
    Choose pottery items to paint, follow guides or create your own designs, and bake to take-home.
  5. Build Your Own Toy Racetrack
    Use cardboard, markers or paint, and other items to create your own racetrack and compete with a toy car race.
  6. DIY Face Masks
    Who doesn’t love a good face mask? Grab some ingredients from your kitchen, such as honey, lemon, oatmeal, and avocado, and mix them up to make your very own DIY face masks. Plus, it’s a great way to pamper yourselves and rejuvenate your skin!
  7. Nail Art
    Break out your nail polishes and create some crazy nail art designs on each other’s nails. You can even have a contest to see who can come up with the most creative and intricate designs.
  8. Make a Fort
    Why not create a cozy fort to watch movies in? Use blankets and pillows to make the ultimate fort. Make it extra special by decorating it with fairy lights and other fun decor.
  9. Have a Lip Sync Battle
    Make some playlists and challenge each other to a lip sync battle. Choose some of your favorite tunes and choreograph the funniest or most outrageous routines. Remember, it’s all about having fun and being silly!
  10. Do a Scavenger Hunt
    Make a list of fun scavenger hunt items, such as a banana, a pair of socks, or a skittle, and challenge your friends to find them around the house. The first one to find all the items on the list wins a prize!
  11. Make Friendship Bracelets
    What better way to show your friends that you care than by making them a friendship bracelet? It’s a great way to bond and create something together. Plus, you’ll all have something to remember the night by.
  12. Have a Karaoke Session
    Set up a karaoke machine, or use YouTube videos to do an at-home karaoke session. Sing your hearts out to your favorite songs, and maybe even try some hilarious duets!
  13. Decorate Cupcakes
    Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Buy some plain cupcakes and have a decorating competition. Get creative with different frostings, sprinkles, and toppings. And, of course, don’t forget to sample the final products!
  14. Play Truth or Dare
    An oldie but a goodie. Get to know each other better by playing truth or dare. It’s the perfect game to break the ice and get everyone laughing.
  15. Have a Dance Party
    Put on some fun music and have a dance party! You can even make it a competition and vote for the best dancer. It’s a great way to get your energy levels up and have fun.
  16. Watch a Movie Outside
    If the weather is nice, set up a projector outside and have a movie under the stars. Create a cozy atmosphere with some blankets and pillows, and don’t forget the popcorn!
  17. Play MASH
    This classic game is always a fun time. Create a MASH sheet and predict each other’s future careers, spouses, and number of children. It’s always hilarious to see what the future holds!
  18. Have a Talent Show
    Showcase your talents and put on a talent show. Whether it’s singing, dancing, or telling jokes, it’s a great way to see all the amazing things your friends can do.
  19. Play Board Games
    Board games are a great way to bring everyone together and have some friendly competition. Choose your favorite board games and settle in for a night of fun.
  20. DIY Tie-Dye
    Grab some plain white t-shirts and create some fun tie-dye designs. It’s a great way to get creative and make something cool to wear.
  21. Make Flower Crowns
    Create some DIY flower crowns with fresh flowers or fake ones. It’s a great way to channel your inner bohemian and add a fun accessory to your sleepover outfit.
  22. Have a Photo Shoot
    Set up a fun background and have a photo shoot with your friends. Pose, laugh, and capture all the fun memories of the night. You can even use your photos to create a scrapbook or photo album.
  23. Play Charades
    Charades is always a fun time, especially when you have a group of your best friends to act out hilarious scenarios. Choose some fun categories, such as movies, TV shows, or celebrities, and get ready to laugh.
  24. Create a Spa Night
    Have a relaxing and rejuvenating spa night with your friends. Set up face masks, foot baths, and have some relaxing music. It’s the perfect way to unwind and de-stress.
  25. Make Slime
    Try making some slime! You can follow some simple recipes using borax, glue, and other ingredients, to make the perfect slime creation. Plus, it’s a messy and fun activity that will keep you entertained for hours.
  26. Create a Playlist Battle
    Challenge your friends to create the ultimate playlist for your sleepover. Everyone creates their own playlist, and then you vote on the best one.
  27. Canvas Art Party
    Get creative and spend the night making fun DIY canvas art. You can provide the canvases, paints, and all the necessary materials.
  28. Have a Secret Ingredient Cooking Contest
    Pick a secret ingredient and challenge your friends to create a delicious dish with it. A panel of judges then rates each dish, and the winner gets bragging rights!
  29. Create a Stop-Motion Movie
    Use your phone or camera to create your own stop-motion movie. You can use toys, food, or other objects as characters.
  30. Create a Friendship Memory Jar
    Write down all your favorite memories from the night, and store them in a jar. You can add to the jar during future sleepovers too.
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Here’s another 20 creative ideas

  1. Play “Who’s Most Likely To…”
    This game involves identifying the person in the group who’s either done the most, could be most likely to something, or least expected to do something.
  2. Write a Story Together
    Using prompts, write a story as a group. Everyone takes turns writing a sentence and passing it on, adding to the storyline!
  3. Try Your Hand at Calligraphy
    Follow Youtube tutorials or purchase a calligraphy starter kit, and try your hand at creating stunningly artistic letters and designs.
  4. Create Bath Bombs
    Mix together household ingredients to make your own bath bombs.
  5. Play an Intense Game of Truth or Dare
    Use less embarrassing but intense acrobatic type dares!
  6. Create a Dreams Board
    Discuss and create a board for each other’s dreams, aspirations, and future goals.
  7. Have a Build-Off Challenge
    Use household items to create the most fun, innovative, or functional item. The winner gets bragging rights!
  8. Put on a Play
    Create your own play and act it out for your friends. You can use household items as props, and create your own costumes.
  9. Have a Virtual Museum Tour
    Explore museums around the world from the comfort of your own home.
  10. Host a “Make Your Own Ice Cream” Party
    Follow recipe guides to create your own ice cream concoctions or use an ice cream machine in a fun competition style.
  11. Create Your Own Comic Strip
    Use whiteboard, markers or paper, and create a comic strip. You can create your own characters, and storylines.
  12. Host a Jewelry-Making Party
    Round up materials to make your own bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. You can create your own designs, and exchange your creations.
  13. Set Up a Video Game Tournament
    Choose your favorite video games, create teams and compete in a tournament style.
  14. Have a Movie-Making Challenge
    Create your own movie using household items, costumes, and props.
  15. Create a Memory Board
    Use paper, glue, and pictures, to create collages or memory boards to hang on your walls.
  16. Play a Board Game You Haven’t Played Before
    Choose board games from the game store that you haven’t played before, and give them a try!
  17. Play “Two Truths and a Lie”
    In this game, players take turns telling three statements, two truths and one lie, and the other players need to guess which statement is the lie.
  18. Play a Laser Maze Game
    Use string, tape, or ribbon to make your own laser maze game. You can create different challenge levels.
  19. Host a DIY Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
    Choose a challenging puzzle and set up a challenge to see which team or individual can complete it in the quickest time.
  20. Do a Caricature Drawing Challenge
    Draw caricatures of each other, and see whose came out the most hilarious!

50 Creative and Fun Things to Do at a Sleepover with Friends

These things to do at a sleepover are sure to keep you and your friends entertained and having fun throughout the entire sleepover!

Whether you’re looking for DIY crafts, exciting games, or just fun activities to do with your friends, this list has got you covered. From creating your own tie-dye shirts, to hosting cooking competitions or fun sleepover games, there’s something for everyone on this list.

No matter what you choose to do, just remember that sleepovers are all about having fun and spending time with your closest friends. So gather your blankets, snacks, and comfortable clothes, and get ready to have the best sleepover ever!

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