My Daughter just turned a feisty and fun number seven and this year it was all about the sleepovers. In today’s post, I am sharing my tips on How to host an indoor glamping party for kids. Whilst you are here, if you love camping and are thinking of spending time outdoors this summer, then please check out my camping blog
Camping set up
So up first was planning somewhere to sleep and a good clear space for a manageable number of friends. We chose to host indoors as the girls are still young and we have a new addition to our household. This postpartum Mumma ain’t slaying a tent for anyone just yet! I found the perfect glamping company to pop along to my dining room and set up the decor for me. Attention to detail was absolutely amazing and you can see from the photos that the camps were cute, comfortable and really girly. Everything was included, lights, beds and cushions so all I had to do was provide some fun.
I wanted to add a touch of personalisation to the party without taking the limelight away from the main set up so we had some personalised stickers printed. My Daughter took control of designing these and it felt really good to have her involved in the planning for this years Birthday celebration. We stuck the stickers on partywear and glass jars filled with goodies. The glassware and snacks were all purchased from home bargains. Buying everything from one shop was a godsend for me as it meant I could fill the trolley and be done. We also used the stickers for our homemade sleepover kits. Keep reading for ideas of what to add to sleepover bags.
When shopping, I let my eyes be drawn to any snacks that were bright and colourful to enhance my sweetie display. In-home bargains I found LOL themed popcorn, strawberry winders and colourful rainbow pops. There was even candy floss in plain tubs leaving us a chance to add our own decor.
we decided to incorporate the sleepover theme into the party bags which meant the girls received them as they settled into bed. Inside the items I used were: Toothbrushes. four toothbrushes with animal badges on them cost me just one pound from Home Bargains. LOL print tissues. The girls love LOL dolls so I thought the tissues were a nice touch. Luckily there were no tears and the tissues came in a pack of six too. Sleepover socks. The socks were two pounds for a pack of two. One pair had unicorns on and the other pair were rainbow prints. They were thick socks so the girls used them to wear after they had a foot spa. I bought three eye masks as my Daughter already has her own and these were from Primark. Finally, I added some my little pony flannels which also came in a pack of four. Everything in their sleep kits was ready to use. The glamping company also left them small friendship bracelets in a little bag.
Over the course of the afternoon, I made sure to put on plenty of activities for the girls. The Birthday girl had a gift of a new mermaid swim bikini and the water toys were set in the garden ready for some water fun. I provided sprinklers, water guns and inflatables and let them run free. Rowntree’s fruit lollies are vegan as this is the menu my Daughter decided to provide so that’s what they had as a cooling-off treat and five minutes respite in the shade.
Next up was a slime station set up on the garden patio. Less mess and so easy to wash away afterwards. I popped glitter and sprinkles amongst the slime ingredients. Slime making kept the girls busy for hours and they went back to it over and over again. I have a cool slime recipe here
We then had a foot spa in the bath! It was so fun and inexpensive to fill the tub with colourful bath bombs and foot salts. The girls did this before bed and all sat in a row on the ridge of the tub. They really enjoyed soaking their feet after a long day and sat there chatting about all things girly forever. My original idea was to grab them a round washing up bowl and towel each from Poundland. They did not have four that matched and what a waste of plastic anyway.