When our friend Jen told her mom she was going to a pajama party, her mom asked whether at 50-something, she might be a bit too old for a pajama party. Um, no. There is no age limit for pajama parties. In fact, the older we get, the more we love a good old-fashioned sleepover. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate getting our Covid-19 vaccines than to grab some gal pals and have a pajama jam.
Here are our tips on a successful Girls Night Out sleepover.
Keep it simple
We decided there would be no cooking and virtually no preparations. We ordered food from a locally owned Mexican restaurant, who offered delivery. We made margaritas, and everyone brought a favorite store-bought snack and drink.
Sure, sitting around and chatting is fun, but introduce some fun activities to keep the laughter going. There are lots of party games to pick from, we played Off Topic and Cards Against Humanity. Other games to consider:
- Loaded Questions
- Catch Phrase
Music is a must
It's really not a party until someone breaks out into song, or better yet, dance. We did plenty of both. Make it easy on yourselves and find a good party play list on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favorite station. Here's a portion of our playlist: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "I Wanna Dance with Someone," "Party in the USA," "Single Lady," "Time of My Life," "Blister in the Sun." You get the idea. Upbeat, and fun, so you can't help but get off the couch and dance.
What you wear, sets the tone
When an owner of a PJ company hosts a party, you can bet everyone showed up in their CoolRevolution PJs. We also handed out CoolRevolution headbands to complete the look. Invite your guests to come dressed in PJs, then you don't have to worry about what to wear or when you change. Plus, you'll be comfortable all night long.
Have other ideas for a Pajama Jam? We'd love to hear them, and see your photos! Of course, if you need PJs for an upcoming jam, you'll find those right here!