Thanks to my friend Krista, I have another fantastic party plan to share: The Pajama Party. Sure, you’ve heard of this idea before, but I am positive there are some details in here that you may not have thought of.
While you could certainly do a traditional sleepover, and go with more of a nighttime theme, Krista’s daughter had a morning birthday party, complete with a Scooby Doo/morning cartoons emphasis. Here’s how she did it:
- instruct the guests to come in their p.j.’s and bring their favourite pillow and blanket
(Family Fun gives neat directions for making a pillowcase invitation)
- pancake breakfast, complete with toppings; milk, juice
- musical pillows (just like musical chairs, with Mr. Sandman, the Lion Sleeps Tonight and the Scooby Doo theme as the music)
- circle time with a Scooby Doo story
- hot Scooby Doo (i.e. hot potato with a Scooby Doo toy)
- Scooby Doo mystery taken from the internet, which involved realizing that the cake was “missing”, and having the kids go around the house in a group to find clues (each stop had a treat, and all kids got one by the end), with Scooby Doo music playing in the background
I think this idea is so fantastic! She took a photo of her daughter’s bed:
- a pillowcase fillied with Scooby Doo fruit snacks, an individual cereal box, juice box, addition/subtraction cards, a bedtime story, and a hairbrush
Congratulations on another creative masterpiece, Krista!
Other p.j. party ideas I found online include:
- pillowcase hop (like sack race)
- relay – put on robe, slippers, grab teddy, run back lie down and snore three times
- freeze dance (lie down and snore when the music stops)
- pillow or pillowcase decorating
Loot bags (these items could also be game prizes):
- glow-in-the-dark items (e.g. bracelet)
- mini teddy bears (candy or toy)
If you’ve seen or used other pajama party ideas, please leave a comment below!