When I grew up, a sleepover meant a couple of silly games and a sleeping bag, but my kids first sleepover was way more exciting!
On the day of our sleepover I moved my sons furniture around in his bedroom while he was at school and the lovely Teeparty ladies arrived to set up the most amazing tropical themed teepees, beds, duvets, fairy lights and decorations.
Little Lucy sat by the bedroom door the whole time not saying a word but even though I said a hundred times not to tell her brother she still managed to spit out the odd clue when we picked him up and I desperately didn’t want her to ruin his surprise.
I wished I’d filmed him opening his bedroom door because he gasped and then screamed before running in with his sister. I explained to him that the 3 of us were going to have a sleepover in his bedroom with twinkly lights all around us. I thought the pair of them would play for 10 minutes or so but they ended up being in there for nearly 2 hours inspecting every single thing. We had really good fun with the fancy dress prop basket with us all taking it in turns to try and get music out of the blow up instruments.
They’d already found the polaroid camera and although I did let them have a go I kept their butter fingers away and got some great snaps of us which I’ll treasure.
Possibly the most exciting find for them was the midnight snack box and although the Mum in me wanted to hide the goodies I knew one night of no rules wouldn’t hurt and so we agreed one item before dinner and a couple after. I had planned for us to make homemade pizza and brownies together but they were just having too much fun so I put a frozen pizza in the oven and we eventually settled down to watch Trolls together.
The children were given cool camping style mugs and hot chocolate stirrers with marshmallows and while they were getting their jammies on I made them a delicious hot chocolate. Rookie mistake before bed, but I figured they’d crash out, eventually haha.
By 7pm both kids were shattered and I honestly thought they'd just settle in their beds and go to sleep. Silly me! Little miss is only just 3 and she was up and down, here and there, in and out of the teepees and quite literally bouncing off the walls! After an hour or so of reading stories, giggles and tired tears she ended up crashing in her own bed and I spent the night sleeping next to her big brother.
When Sam woke up in the morning he looked at me and said it was the best night of his life and I agree, it really was a good laugh and so great for me to switch off from the boring stuff and spend some quality time with them both.
About Teeparty Sleepover Planners………..
Michelle and Victoria are 2 local Mums with a huge amount of imagination and passion. They can provide a magical sleepover for a group of friends or just a family get together like ours.
For full party package details and bookable extras, please visit Teeparty Events and watch this space for info on their new garden sleepover where friends can spend the night under the stars in a bell tent fully furnished with their own mattresses and bedding, fairy lights, decorations and much more!
Dorsetmums was invited to try Teeparty Sleepover Planners for the purpose of a review however all words are my own.