Looking for sleepover party ideas for 6 year olds? You’re in the right place. We know how hard it can be to plan the perfect sleepover party for your child, but we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we’re going to give you some of our top tips when it comes to hosting a sleepover your birthday child won’t forget in a hurry!
How To Make Your Sleepover Special
It’s understandable that you’ll want to throw a party that will be remembered, both by your child and all of their friends. You want their sleepover to be the talk of the playground for weeks, months and even years to come. But it isn’t easy to plan the perfect sleepover party for your six year old.
There are lots of things you’ll need to consider, from the theme of the sleepover to the food you’ll be serving. You’ll also need to think of games to keep the children entertained throughout the sleepover. But don’t worry – we’re here to help.
Read on for the ultimate six year old’s sleepover inspiration!
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When you’re planning a sleepover party for your child, the first thing you’ll need to consider is the theme. Whilst it’s perfectly possible to plan a sleepover without a theme, having a theme in mind will help you to bring all of the elements of the sleepover together, from the invitations to the party décor.
The theme that you choose will depend on your child’s interests, as well as those of their friends. Think about their favourite TV shows or movies, as well as their favourite toys. You’ll also need to consider their individual personality: do they love to curl up with a good book or do they enjoy the great outdoors?
If you need some inspiration, here are our top five sleepover themes for six year olds:
1. Movie Mania
If your child loves to watch a good film, they’ll love a movie theme for their sleepover. Set up plenty of cushions in front of your TV and line up some of your child’s favourite films for them to watch with their best friends.
Serve popcorn, nachos, hotdogs and ice cream and watch as your child relaxes with their friends in front of the movie. If you want to go the extra mile to give them a night they’ll really remember, save old jars and create your own pick and mix table for your child and their friends to help themselves to throughout the party.
2. Disney Deluxe
Who doesn’t love a bit of Disney! Whether your child is a Frozen fan or a Lion King lover, a Disney themed sleepover party is the perfect solution.
Before the party begins, be sure to put together the perfect Disney playlist featuring your child’s favourite Disney tunes. If you’re feeling crafty, allow the children to decorate their own mouse ears on a headband, and watch on as your child has the best time with their friends.
For added fun, why not encourage your child’s friends to wear their favourite Disney pyjamas to the party?
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3. Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol is one of the most popular TV shows amongst six year olds, so there’s no wonder that so many children would love a Paw Patrol sleepover with their friends. After all, they’re only six once!
Ask your child’s friends to come along wearing their favourite Paw Patrol pyjamas and bring their dancing shoes, ready for an awesome Pup Pup Boogie dance contest. Allow them to take it in turns to show off their moves and find out who will win the prized trophy!
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4. Animal Kingdom
Every child loves animals, so an animal-themed sleepover is the perfect solution for your six year old’s birthday party. Whether they love cute koalas or fierce tigers, an animal-themed birthday party is sure to be a winner.
Be sure to send out animal-themed invites ahead of time so that your guests know what to expect, and then wow them with your amazing décor. Think about the type of animals that your child likes best and base the theme around these. Whether it’s under the sea or jungle, your child is bound to be over-joyed when they see their animal sleepover.
Ask the children to design and create their very own animal mask based on their favourite creature, and then have fun creating an animal show that they’ll remember for years to come.
5. Pyjama Party
Finally, we can’t miss out the good old-fashioned slumber party. It might be traditional, but it’ll never go out of style.
Ask your child’s friends to arrive in their pyjamas and dressing gown and enjoy playing party games, watching movies, starting a pillow fight and having a midnight feast. It’s the little things that they’ll remember, so make them count!
There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to the perfect sleepover food for six year olds. The most important thing is to choose a style of food that your child is sure to enjoy.
The most popular option is a buffet of finger food, such as sandwiches, cocktail sausages, crisps and cakes. This is always a winner with every child, and even the fussiest of eaters will find something that they enjoy on a buffet.
For ultimate convenience, take the effort out of the party organising and order takeaway pizza from your local restaurant. Be sure to choose both meat and vegetarian options to cater for all dietary requirements, and check with parents for any allergies before ordering.
Décor is everything when it comes to organising a sleepover to remember. Six year olds don’t do understated, so nothing will ever be too much when it comes to decoration!
Think balloons, bunting, banners and streamers, all in your child’s favourite colours. You can also source a tablecloth, paper plates and cups in your chosen theme, whether you decide to opt for Disney, jungle or dinosaurs – there is something out there to suit all tastes.
No sleepover is complete without a few party games, so it’s important to plan out your games in advance to ensure that you’re organised ahead of time. Planning plenty of games will also help to keep your house a little bit tidier, as the children will be occupied. After all, no one wants a group of bored six year olds tearing up their house!
Some of the most popular party games for six year olds include:
- Pass the parcel
- Pin the tail on the donkey
- Musical bumps
- Musical statues
- What’s the time Mr Wolf
- Pass the balloon
- Duck duck goose
- Scavenger hunt
- And our personal favourite… sleeping lions!
No sleepover would be complete without the perfect sleepover. After all, when you go to a sleepover, your pyjamas are also your party outfit. So, it’s important that your child’s sleepwear matches the theme of their party, as well as their interests and personality.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect pyjamas for your child to wow their friends at their sleepover party, or you’re going all out and buying matching pyjamas for all of your child’s friends, we have the perfect selection available for you to choose from.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular sleepwear choices for sleepover parties.
If your sleepover party is planned for summer, your child will want to keep cool in short pyjamas. Not only will this keep them comfortable all night long, but it’ll also allow them to take part in party games without worrying that long sleeves will get in the way.
We have a wide range of short pyjamas, featuring popular characters such as Fireman Sam, Ryan’s World, Spiderman, unicorns and Frozen. This means that there are styles and designs to suit all tastes and personalities.
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As the cold nights roll in, there’s nothing better than snuggling up with friends for a cosy sleepover. In the winter months, you’ll need to opt for long pyjamas to ensure that your child remains warm and cosy all night long, leaving them free to enjoy the party.
For ultimate warmth at your winter sleepover, why not make luxury hot chocolates and have fun decorating your warm drink with whipped cream, sprinkles and marshmallows.
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If you’re looking for a fun sleepwear option for your child’s birthday sleepover, a onesie is the perfect choice. Available in a wide range of designs featuring some of the most popular characters from TV and film, you’re bound to find something that your child will love. Not only that, but every time they wear their onesie in the future, they’ll be reminded of their happy sleepover memories with their friends.
From Angry Birds to Octonauts and Peppa Pig to Disney Princess, there really are options to suit every style and personality.
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Whatever your choice of sleepwear, it won’t be complete without a snuggly dressing gown. This will complete your child’s sleepover outfit and enable them to keep warm if they start to feel a chill.
At Pyjamas.com, we have a wide selection of dressing gowns in a broad range of colours, styles and designs. Whether your child loves animals, Disney or gaming, we have the perfect choice for every six year old.
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What Age Is Appropriate For A Sleepover?
There is no right or wrong age when it comes to holding a sleepover birthday party. Whilst sleepovers may not be appropriate for younger children who still need their parents to be able to get to sleep from the age of around 5 most children will be happy to attend a sleepover party. You can gauge interest by talking to your child’s friend’s parents to find out whether they’d be happy to attend.
What Do 6 Year Old Boys Do For Birthday Parties?
There are a wide range of different options when it comes to hosting a birthday party for your six year old boy. From laser quest to swimming, the options are endless. One of the most popular birthday party choices for a six year old boy is a sleepover party. There’s nothing more exciting for children than inviting all of their friends to sleep over at their house, where they can play party games, watch movies and eat a midnight feast!
It can be difficult to plan the perfect party for your six year old. After all, it’s an awkward age. They’re beginning to want to be more grown up yet they’re still a child at heart. A sleepover is the perfect choice of birthday party, allowing them to feel grown up whilst still enjoying childish games with their friends.
We hope we’ve given you inspiration with our sleepover party ideas for 6 year olds. Don’t forget to pick out the perfect sleepover pyjamas for your child before the big day to ensure that they feel their best when their friends arrive!