The first sleepover is a cherished childhood milestone, and a successful first sleepover is marked by loads of fun and even getting some sleep. Whether boy or girl, the tools are the same: friends, food, fun, and some freedom from the usual routine.
Coordinating a weekend night is a challenge for most modern parents, but once scheduled, not much can stop the excitement. So turn the baseball cap backwards, pile the couch cushions and pillows on the floor, and take a flying leap that makes mom squeal.
Snacks, awesome snacks, are critical. Pizza, favorite beverages, popcorn or chips, and ice cream are essential. Having pizza delivered is fun, but picking it up provides a brief road trip that can be a treat. Better yet, makes personal pizzas from scratch. Just a little yeast, warm water, touch of honey, and flour, and the children can knead their own dinner. Read the rest of this entry »