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Old 03-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Those that have 12-18 year old girls. Questions!

How old is your child?
Could you give me a few examples on how your female child acts at a slumber party?
What kind of activities do you plan or do for them?
How many girls do you invite?

Thanks. I am trying to plan a slumber party for my niece at my house and I do not want to get in over my head with how many girls I let her invite. She is 12. Thank you.

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I have a 14 year old. I don't plan their activities. Beforehand, I rent a couple of movies that my daughter asks for, buy a bunch of junk food (sour patch kids, popcorn, cookies, chips) and let them do what they want. We have a big TV downstairs so the girls prefer to camp out in the living room with sleeping bags.

At some point, they do gather in her room and do things like paint nails and I'm sure text boys. The most we have over at once is around 8 girls.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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I just buy lots of food, and rent some movies, and make sure they have their own spaces. Then, I go into my room and read or watch tv.

If they decide to walk to the park, she'd come in my room and tell me. Under age 14 or 15, I'd go with them if it was very late at night. But, over 15, I'd either say "no..stay here" or I'd let them go by themselves depending on how late it is. (they always wait til about 11:00 pm to want to walk to the park.)
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Lol - I read it as 12-18months and then I was like slumber party - what?!

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I have a 14 year old. I don't plan their activities. Beforehand, I rent a couple of movies that my daughter asks for, buy a bunch of junk food (sour patch kids, popcorn, cookies, chips) and let them do what they want. We have a big TV downstairs so the girls prefer to camp out in the living room with sleeping bags.

At some point, they do gather in her room and do things like paint nails and I'm sure text boys. The most we have over at once is around 8 girls.
I agree. My older 2 are 11 and 13. This is all i would do. They don't need(and often don't want ) activities planned for them.
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Re: Those that have 12-18 year old girls. Questions!

I ask my daghter what they want to do. Granted, my daughter is only 11, but I think it would be the same for the next couple of years. Most of the time they just want to watch movies and play games and just hang out, so aside from making sure we have the movies they are wanting and some junk food they all like, I don't do anything, unless asked. For instance, at her last sleep over, ODD asked if they could do tie dye, so I did somewhat supervise that, but that was it.
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Same as everyone else. Movies, snacks, and let them be. They mostly just end up talking and laughing (and really not even watching much of the movies).
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Re: Those that have 12-18 year old girls. Questions!

Ysah, slumber parties for that age group are more like a "girls night out" sans alcohol. Lol. Just getting together and gossiping and being teenagers. Ask your niece what she would like and go from there. You could ask if she wants to do a tie dye party or something, but most likely its going to be watching movies and hanging out. (i dont have kids this age, but i have 2 nieces and a little sister who are in that age group..plus i remember being in that age group...lol.)
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Lol - I read it as 12-18months and then I was like slumber party - what?!

LOL I keep reading it the same way! No way am I going to hold a toddler slumber party, haha.
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LOL I keep reading it the same way! No way am I going to hold a toddler slumber party, haha.
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