Sleepovers are fun and exciting times that will allow you to get closer to your friends and make great memories with them. However, if the party is organized at the last minute, you might not know what to bring! Packing your bag for a slumber party may seem complicated, but you just need to follow a few simple steps to seal it. Make sure you pack everything you need!
Step 1. Choose a bag
You can take your school bag or even a duffel bag, as long as it is big enough to contain everything you will need. Before putting your things in, make sure the bag isn't too damaged or it could tear even more and drop all your stuff.
Step 2. Prepare your clothes
Once you've picked out a bag, pack a change of clothes and some underwear for the next day. Remember to check the weather before choosing your outfit … If it's cold, take a cardigan or sweater, in case you need it.
Step 3. Bring your pajamas
You can choose to bring your favorite pajamas or just old clothes that you feel good in. However, make sure that your nightwear is appropriate and that the top is not too cleavage or too loose because you will be with other people. Choose pajamas that you won't be embarrassed to show your friends. If you're uncomfortable bringing this outfit, choose another pajama set or just pack an old t-shirt and comfortable pants.
Step 4. If necessary, take an extra pair of socks
If you plan to wear sneakers, you will probably need clean socks for the next day, as your pair of the day might not smell very good … You could also bring a pair of flip flops to make yourself comfortable or if something got to your shoes. You should also consider the weather and the activities you will have: this will help you determine what type of shoes you should pack or wear.
Step 5. Pack personal hygiene products
You should bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, brush or comb, makeup for the day, makeup remover wipes, and deodorant. You can also take your facial cleanser with you. Consider mentally going over your morning and evening routine to determine which items to pack. If that helps, make a list and check it to make sure you haven't forgotten anything important.
Step 6. Take your electronics
Make sure you take your phone (with charger) with you in case you need to contact your parents or in an emergency. You can also take your MP3 player with you if you wish. However, by charging all your electronic devices before you go, you will save space in your bag. If you want to take pictures with your friends, you can also take your camera or just use your phone's.
Step 7. See if a bed will be provided for you
It is essential that you know the situation in which you will be sleeping. This will help you know what you will need for the night. If you are going to sleep in a bed, you won't have to bring anything, although you can bring a pillow or a blanket if you want.
Step 8. Take a sleeping bag
If you won't be sleeping in a bed, you should pack everything you need to be comfortable on the floor. In addition to your sleeping bag, consider bringing a pillow and a blanket or two to keep you warm and comfortable.
Step 9. Take a soft toy
If this is your first time sleeping away from home or if it just makes you feel more secure, consider bringing a soft toy. Indeed, cuddling one of your toys will help you allay your fears and worries. If you're embarrassed to bring your stuffed animal, remember that it's okay to do whatever you want, as long as it makes you happy and doesn't hurt anyone. If your friends are really your friends, they will understand and not laugh at you. However, if they still tease you, firmly tell them to stop and ask them to respect your decision.
Step 10. Take your favorite board game
If no fun activities are planned, sleepovers can get boring quickly. Consider bringing a game that everyone can play and have a great time together. You can also play games on your phone if you want, but be sure to keep enough battery power in case you need to make an important call or an emergency arises.
- Don't pack too many things. By taking only the minimum, it will be easier to collect your things the next morning.
- At the party, be nice and listen to the other guests talk.
- When packing your bag, make sure you have a list to cross off what you put in your bag.
- If you have any health problems or suffer from a particular allergy, don't forget to let your host know.
- Call the host and ask if she needs anything special from you.
- Always ask your friend if you need anything in particular, in case you forgot something or don't think you need to bring a certain item.