Summer Sleepover Game Ideas

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Nothing makes a slumber party a hit more than great summer sleepover games. As you send out your slumber party invitations consider some fresh ideas are needed to take your party to the next level. Summer is the perfect time to gather up friends for a night of fun. Here are some pointers and great summer sleepover game ideas for your next slumber party bash.

Boys Night Sports Snacks Sleepover Party Invitation by PurpleTrail.com
Boys Night Sports Snacks Sleepover Party Invitation by PurpleTrail.com

Summer Sleepover Games

Things to Remember

  • Be Prepared: Have all the games set up and ready to go before the party. Make sure you have clearly understood the game instructions/directions. It is better if you play the game once to help find any loop holes or missing steps.
  • Be Flexible: If you sense that a game is not going well, move on to the next activity or make a quick adaptation to the existing game. Also be prepared to take the party indoors if the weather disturbs your outdoor party.
  • Everyone is a Winner: Parties are a time to have fun. Consider playing most, if not all games without prizes, but everyone gets a candy or sticker. This is especially important when younger children are involved.
Pink Sleeping Bag Slumber Party Invitation by PurpleTrail.com
Pink Sleeping Bag Slumber Party Invitation by PurpleTrail.com

Summer Sleepover Games

  • Burglar Alarm – Set a little timer and have everyone go out of the room. One person stays in and hides the timer. Then the other children come back in and try to find the timer before it goes off. Whoever finds it gets some kind of prize and also a chance to hide it the second time around. In case the timer goes off before anyone has a chance to find it, the person hiding it gets a prize. For an added effect this could be played in a dark room using flashlights.
  • Musical sleeping bags – Clear a space and lay out the kids’ sleeping bags in a circle or row on the floor. Use one less sleeping bag than the number of players. Start some music – and have the kids walk around the sleeping bags. When it stops each child has to get inside a sleeping bag. Whoever is left without a sleeping bag is out of the game.
  • Shadow Buff This is a guessing game where a shadow is the only clue. One person who is “it” sits in the middle of the floor facing a blank wall or a sheet serving as a screen. Turn off all the lights, with only a single light (from a flashlight) behind, the person who is “it”. One by one, the other players pass behind “it” and in front of the light. Looking straight ahead at the shadow on the wall “it” tries to call out the identity of the player crossing behind. Players may disguise their shadows in any way to confuse the guesser. The player whose identity is guessed correctly becomes “it”. Here is a good tip: don’t let your height give you away. Moving closer or farther away from the light will make you appear taller or shorter.

Enjoy these fun summer sleepover game ideas! Be sure to check out all of our sleepover games and shop our slumber party invitations.

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