Plan a pajama party with your friends to celebrate the wonderful gift that friendship is.
If planning a party seems intimidating, then worry not. The best thing about a pajama party is that it can be planned easily and leisurely.
You just need to follow some basic steps, and voila, you will have arranged yourself the best pajama party of your life. Okay, let us not get competitive here – it suffices to say that the party with be freakin’ awesome!!
So what are the steps? And how long will each take? What if some people don’t turn up? What if the activities are boring and people hate it?
Hold the gun right there. There is nothing to get anxious about. We will help you with everything.
Planning an unforgettable pajama party
- The guest list
This is the first step and obviously the most important one.
Who to invite and who to skip is crucial. Also, you need to see that all the folks you are calling over are comfortable with each other. That’s something you will have to know and decide. You don’t want to call a duo that always ends up fighting or people who haven’t been talking to each other.
The other important part about this step is the number: how many people are you inviting? This is a pajama party, people are going to stay back, they are going to sleep here. So, you need to make sure that you have the necessary number of rooms, beds, and bed supplies. If you need new ones, here‘s where you will find the best ones. 😉
- Create the invites
Can’t I just send them a WhatsApp message? Well, that’s an invite too, and since you are making one, why not get creative. Here’s what we believe: Never miss any chance that you get of letting your creativity flow through you and out into the world.
So take out those calligraphy pens (if you are fancy) or sketch pens (if you are fun), and create a beautiful invite. Take a picture of it, and send it to the friends you want to invite.
If there is a theme that you have decided for your party, then mention that in the invitation.
- Decide where you want to host this
Obviously, at home, yes, but which room? You don’t want to end up dirtying the whole house.
Restricting a party to one or maximum two rooms, we have learnt, helps you later when you are doing the tidying up.
So decide, will it be in the sitting room with sleeping bags, or do you want to take it to the next level and do it outdoors in your backyard?
Also, additional tip: use mattress protectors on your mattresses. You don’t want to be telling people not to drop food or wine on the mattress. You will expect them to do that by themselves, since they are adults. But in case they don’t, they you will have the protectors to fall back on, and won’t be sorry!
- Plan games
Will it be a board game night or a video game night? How about a drinking game or one of truth and dare? There are a number to choose from.
However, if you decide to choose on the night itself, then know that you and your friends will end up getting tired by the choices and not doing anything in the end.
- Plan activities too
You don’t want to make this a rigid thing like parties at Monica’s. But planning a few things out in advance can be a backup plan when winging it doesn’t work.
Now what are some things you could do? A homemade spa treatment? We’d love to be invited to something like that! Think manicure, pedicure, the whole deal.
You could do karaoke. You could do a movie marathon. You could play Jenga. The possibilities are endless!
If you are thinking movies, select a theme. It could be rom coms, thrillers, or best – horror!
- Get readymade snacks
You don’t want to get completely exhausted before the guests even arrive, right? The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen, is to get readymade snacks from outside.
Not just that, get disposable cups, plates, and napkins, so that you can just dispose them off once the party is over.
These steps should help you plan a fun and relaxed pajama party for you and your friends.
If you want to do something fancier and not leisurely, consider decorating the room with fairy lights, cutouts, and balloons.