Boys Sleepover Ideas
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Sleepover and Slumber party ideas and guide for
These are our favorite ideas for boys sleepovers.
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ideas for games, activities, food, invitations, tips and other
great slumber party ideas ... just for boys!
Boys Sleepover and Slumber Party Invitation Ideas
If you will be having a theme to your sleepover then the invitation can
be made using that theme so the boys will know what to expect during the
sleepover. Send out invitations that are bought or make your
own at home.
For a simple invitation print out party
information onto 2" x 3" cardstock and punch a hole at one corner.
Then tie a piece of twine to the card and the the other end to a
flashlight. Ask the boys to bring their flashlights to the party
(see flashlight games under the sleepover games section).
Make the invitations look like a campfire, tents
or anything to do with camping if they will be sleeping outside.
What to Write On the Boys Sleepover Invitation
Date and Day of the Sleepover:
July 27, 2012 - Friday night
What to bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, flashlight, bathing
suit, towel, include anything special that they will need for the
When the sleepover begins and ends: Example - 7:00 PM
- 10:00 AM
Sleepover Address: Make
sure to include the actual address - parents will want this
Telephone number for RSVP: Your parents home phone # ... this is
good for your guests parents to have just in case.
On the invitation include if you will be serving dinner,
pizza or snacks so that the guests will know if they should eat at the
party or at home before the party. Example - We will be
cooking out burgers!
If you are unfamiliar with the child you might want to ask
on the invitation for a parent to call you and let you know
of any food allergies. You may have to tweak the
menu a little bit, but it is better to know a few days
Boys Sleepover /
Slumber Party Activities
Camping (Indoors or Outdoors)
Set up one large tent or several small tents and let the boys
camp outside for the night. Set up a fire pit for when an adult is
present and let them make smores (marshmallows, graham crackers and
squares of chocolate), roast hotdogs and tell campfire stories. If
the weather is bad they can still pretend to camp indoors by using a
lantern flashlight for their fire and making smores in the fireplace.
Give each boy a tin cup with his name on it to use during the night for
Flashlight Treasure Hunt
The object of this activity is to let the boys find "treasure"
in the dark by using their flashlights. Before the party hide
wrapped candy, glow in the dark stars, glow in the dark insects, and/or
other small items around the backyard. Or if the weather is bad
hide the items around the house and party area. Provide each of
the boys with a flashlight (or pair them up and use one flashlight per
team) and tell them to search for the hidden items. Let them keep
what they find (provide small paper sacks with their names on them) or
trade in the items for bigger prizes such as silly string, cards, etc.
Test Your Taste Buds
Before the party set out several different edible items from
the kitchen and number them 1 to 6 ... or if you want to have a larger
assortment 2 to 12. The object of the game is for the boys to roll
one or two dice - twice and they have to eat a spoonful of the
combination of the two numbers they roll. Have a mix of good
and yucky foods. Here is an example using 2 dice:
2. Cottage Cheese
6. Pickle juice
8. Ice cream
11. Soy Sauce
If on the first roll a boy gets a 4 and the second roll he gets a 10 he
has to mix a small spoonful of sugar and mustard together and eat it.
You can also add rules such as what happens when someone rolls doubles
(they could skip their turn, choose someone to eat their foods or have
to go twice). *Make sure before hand that no one is allergic
to any of the foods and give them a way out if they just can't eat the
mixture such as having a "dare" jar with dares written down that they
have to perform.
See our Dare ideas
page for ideas.
Let everyone at the
sleepover have a turn at
singing. Play American Idol and set up judges to vote
on the best performance.
their best (or worst) talent. Have judges and award
Squirt bottle tye
Before the party buy each boy a white t-shirt and wash and dry it.
Place tye dye colors into plastic spray bottles. Hang up the
t-shirts outside on a fence or clothesline with clothespins. Let
the boys spray their shirt with different colors of tye dye using the
spray or stream setting on the bottles. After they are done wash
them out and hang to dry so they can take them home in the morning.
Boys play this sleepover game using colored candies like
skittles or M&M's. The candy is put into a large bowl (or a paper
sack that they cant see in to) and without looking they pick out 2
candies and put them in thier mouth. They open their mouth and show the
other boys the colors of the candy. If the candies are the same
color then the boy gets to chew and swallow them, if they are different
colors then he must hold them in his mouth until his next turn and then
he tries again to get a match.
Before the party choose several good movies
for the boys to choose from when it's time to settle down for the
evening. Pop popcorn and serve with fun toppings such as cheese,
cinnamon and sugar, ranch or extra butter.
Boys Sleepover /Slumber Party Games
There is much
more to do at a boys slumber party then play video games! Try
several of these fun games that boys love at your next sleepover.
Guaranteed to get them worn out and ready to sleep at a decent hour!
If your boy has a basketball goal outside teach them different games to
play such as HORSE or set up basketball challenges such as:
1. Who can make the most free throws from a certain spot on the court.
2. Who can make the farthest free throw.
3. Who can make the farthest granny shot.
4. Who can spin the basketball on their finger the longest.
5. Who can dribble the fastest.
6. Set up an obstacle course using orange cones and using a stop watch
see who can dribble the ball the quickest through the cones.
Set up a game of flag football or different football challenges such as:
1. Who can throw the farthest.
2. Who can kick the farthest.
3. Who can catch the farthest pass.
4. Who is most accurate when throwing the football through hula hoops
suspended from trees or into laundry baskets.
Skateboard, Bicycle or Scooter Course
Set up an obstacle course using orange cones for the boys to maneuver
through using their skateboards, bicycles or scooters. Be prepared
to keep making it harder and harder once they have mastered the course.
Take the boys to a nearby lake or pond and teach them how to fish.
Keep them busy by showing them where to dig for worms, catching frogs or
spotting birds and fish. Take along a Frisbee or football in case
some of the boys need to run out some energy.
This game is played in the dark and is a little like hide and seek with
a "tag" twist. Choose one boy to be "it" and give them a
flashlight. They have to count to 100 while everyone hides.
The boy with the flashlight then goes searching for the other boys and
when he finds one he quickly flashes the light on them. Then
silently they switch places and the boy who was found takes the
flashlight and tries to find another boy. The boys should keep
moving and changing hiding places in case someone saw the light flash on
their hiding place.
Silly String War
Divide the boys into 2 teams and give them 30 minutes to build a fort.
Give them supplies such as old cardboard boxes, sheets and a roll of
duct tape. Then give each team several bottles of silly string and
let the war begin. The team that is the least covered in string
when it is over wins!
Nerf Gun War
Played just like the Silly String war above only using Nerf guns.
Set up targets for the boys to protect on each team and let the boys
battle back and forth to see whose target is the last to fall.
Water Balloon Wars
Also played like the Silly String war above only using water balloons as
ammunition. Last fort standing wins!
For more fun water
see our water balloon
games and activities page.
You can find more boys only games
Boys party games page!
Fun outdoor boys games for sleepovers:
Fun Games Kids Play website for set up and directions to all these
Capture the Flag
Tag - lots of fun variations
Kick the Can
Boys Slumber Party Foods
Make a dirt cake (or cupcakes) by crumbling up chocolate
cake and then layering it with chocolate pudding or
frosting. Crumble Oreo cookies and sprinkle on the top
and place gummy worms half way into the "dirt" so they are
Buy take out or let the boys
make their own from scratch. Set out different
toppings so they can create their own masterpiece.
Hot Dogs - grill out over a campfire
or in the fireplace.
Chips and dip
Veggie tray with dip
Fruit tray with dip
Bake cupcakes before the party and let the boys decorate
them with icings, sprinkles and candy.
Coke and Root beer floats
In the Morning after the Boys Sleepover / Slumber Party
Make pancakes and top them with strawberries, chocolate
chips, sprinkles etc.
Have a chef challenge - give everyone a "mystery" ingredient
they must use in their breakfast dish.
Breakfast parfaits - alternate layers of cereals and
yogurts in a tall glass or parfait. Let the boys
choose which cereal and yogurts make up their parfait.
Eat left over pizza
Get up and watch cartoons
Sleep until time to go ...
Tips and Ideas
toothbrushes and keep them unopened in a drawer in
case someone forgets to bring one to the sleepover.
Don't invite too many guests to sleepover at one time - up to 5 is usually fine, more if they all know each
other and get along.
Serve healthy snacks along with
the junk food for a balanced sleepover.
Limit the sugar and caffeine (chocolate and sodas) a
few hours before bedtime.
Set up a "lights out" time and let the boys all know
what it is during the beginning of the party.
When the boys arrive write down a parents phone
number for them. It's great to have in case
you need to get a hold of the parent and even better
for the boy to know that you have it and will use it
if they get out of hand. :)
Party games for boys 7, 8 and 9 years old
Games for boys ages 5 and 6
Games for 10, 11, 12 year olds
Theme ideas for boys