Boys Slumber Party

First, plan a menu that allows for the boys to help you in the food preparation process or order Pizza.

For desert, let the boys make root beer floats. You will need large disposable cups, rootbeer, and vanilla ice cream. Let the boys scoop their own ice cream into their cups. Pour in the root beer and let them enjoy.

If it's summertime and a nice night, here's a game they can play outdoors.

Ghosts In The Graveyard:
A little like hide and seek, only played at night. In the summer when it gets dark early, it is fun to play this spooky game. One person is ‘It’ and must count like this:

One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock ROCK, four o’clock, five o’clock, six o’clock ROCK, seven o’clock, eight o’clock, nine o’clock, ROCK, ten o’clock, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, MIDNIGHT!

After yelling MIDNIGHT, It must find the ghosts who are hiding. The ghosts try to jump out and scare the person who is It and run to the base before they are tagged. Everyone should be armed with flashlights for safety!

After that:
Quiet the boys down for a while by showing a rented video. Be sure to choose one that is age appropriate. Try to get a new release that none of your guests have seen, yet.

Make sure you have a variety of board games for those who don't want to see the movie. Give the boys a choice of Monopoly, Risk, Yahtzee, and other favorite games. Let them play in one large group or in small groups, depending on interests.

Have them change into their pajamas. Make popcorn and juice for them. Invite them to tell scary stories around the kitchen table. Turn off the lights and give them a few flash lights. If you plan to stay right with them, instead of flash lights, you can light a few candles to set the spooky mood.

It's time for bed, even if they aren't going to sleep. Let them play one more game and then it is time to sit down and calm down. Set a prearranged time limit. When that time is up, they must get out the sleeping bags.

Pillow Fight:
Pick the room you will hold your pillow fight in (preferably the one with the least amount of breakables). Move the breakables out of the room and arm your kids with throw pillows. Lay down the ground rules. No hitting in the face or head, no smothering, and if someone yells "Mercy!" That gives them immediate immunity from being hit. Close the door and walk away until the time limit is up.

Go to bed. Just because they are going to be up all night giggling and talking, doesn't mean you have to be up all night. Besides, you'll want to get some rest so you can make them all breakfast in the morning.



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