Sleepover Party Ideas; Girl’s 10th Birthday Party; Almost Sleepover

Host an Almost Sleepover Party for a Girl’s 10th Birthday!

Sleepover Cake

Ten years old is a funny age for girls.  They are past the princess stage, but still not quite teenagers!  One fun idea for a 10 year old girl’s birthday celebration is to have an almost sleepover party!

Almost Sleepover Party Plan

This party idea is a dream come true for me, since I am NOT a fan of sleepover parties!  Here’s a general timeframe for the party:

  • Dress in PJs – Invite the guests to come to the party in their PJs around dinner time.  Plan for the party to last 3 to 4 hours based on your own personal preference!  Most likely you will want to end the party by 10 p.m.
  • Dinner and Activities – Serve dinner and birthday cake, then have some fun activities like decorate plain white pillow cases with fabric markers, make dream bugs (see below), have a teenage helper polish the girls’ fingernails and toenails, play musical sleeping bags or mad libs.
  • More Activities – If there’s time, let the girls play games like Apples to Apples, Magic 8 Ball, 20 Questions, Dance, Dance, Revolution, Mall Madness, Go Shop, Dream Star, Cadoo or other Cranium games.  If you’re interested in one or more of these games, consider giving them to your daughter as a birthday present or suggesting them to other parents inquiring about your daughter’s birthday wishes.
  • Back Up Fun – Just to be safe, have a movie or two on hand for back-up.
  • Serve Breakfast – As the party is coming to an end, set out breakfast!  Serve orange juice, mini bagels and creamcheese, mini boxes of cereal and mini donuts.  Also offer these items to parents as they come to pick up their daughters.


  • DIY – Send your invitation rolled up in a “sleeping bag,” a piece of colorful patterned fleece rolled and tied with a coordinating ribbon.  Simply print or write your invitation on a piece of colored paper.  Cut it out with shaped scissors and glue it to a rectangular piece of fleece.  Roll and tie!

Dinner Ideas

  • Chicken Fingers – Chicken fingers with a tater tot  bar.  Serve sauces on the side like spaghetti sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, ketchup and mustard.
  • Pasta – Ziti casserole (my kids’ favorite recipe!), caesar salad, and garlic bread.
  • Pizza – Pizza (Another fun party theme – A Pizza Themed Party!)

Fun Snack Ideas

  • Popcorn – See Create a Fabulous Popcorn Bar
  • Candy – Candy like Twizzlers or M & Ms
  • Pizza Cookie – Bake sugar cookie dough on a pizza pan.  Then slice into wedges and decorate with icing and candies.  (See Pillsbury’s Pizza Cookie recipe)

Birthday Cake

  • Try making Family Fun’s adorable sleepover cake (pictured at top of page) or have your bakery do it for you!

Party Favors Ideas

  • Slippers – Fuzzy slippers.  Try discount stores like Target or Kohls or Amazon* for the Fuzzy Pink Polka Dot Slippers
  • Electronic Toothbrushes – Colorful or battery operated toothbrushes.
  • PJs – Nightshirts or flannel PJ bottoms.  Stores like Old Navy have a great assortment of PJ bottoms at great prices!
  • Cut Out Cookies – Sugar cookies cut out in the shape of the letter “Z.”  Wrap 5 or 6 z’ssss in a cellophane bag and tie closed with a colorful ribbon.

Dream Bugs Craft

  • Cover an empty match box with colored paper, stickers, and glitter glue.
  • Glue a rectangular piece of felt cut to size into the bottom of the match box.
  • Glue tiny googly eyes onto flattened, decorative glass marbles.  (These are available at craft stores.  They’re the kind of marbles that you would put into a glass vase to hold flowers.)
  • Let dry and put the snug bugs to bed in their boxes.

Have fun and sweet dreams!

Do you have an idea for a 10 year old girl’s birthday party?  I’d love to know!

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45 responses to “Sleepover Party Ideas; Girl’s 10th Birthday Party; Almost Sleepover”

  1. Lori says:

    This is a wonderful idea! My daughter is seven years old, and is begging for a sleepover party! I am not ready for the “Sleepover Party” yet, (may never be ready), but this is an awesome alternative!

  2. Mia says:

    My 10th b-day is going to rock thanks to this site. XOXO Mia

  3. katie says:

    my b-day will be the best I love having slumber partys because it is so fun having my friends over and I love whatching movies and staying up late it is so great to have fun when its your 10th birthday and I want to have the best time in the world because its my double digget year and I want it to be the best party in the world.

  4. sierra says:

    thanks to this site I will have the best 10th sleepover ever .thank you!!!!!

  5. Moyor Bardi says:

    Ok well , i love this site like its the BEST
    i just HOPE i will have the best party for my 10th birthday ! My bitrhday is April 22 and like i cant wait until i celebrate it !:)
    Thnx for you guys helping me out thnx alot and i really means alot to me !

    Once agian thank you ,

  6. Alicia says:

    thanks so much for the sleep over party plan I love it. xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

  7. butterfly says:

    hey thanks sooo much!
    thanks to this fantastic website\idea i will have the greatest party ever!!!!!!!!!!
    i am sooo doin an almost sleepover party!!

  8. georgia says:

    this is a fantastic website.My daughter is about to turn 10yrs old,and she has been begging me to a have a sleepover!!

  9. u r awezome says:

    Heeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy!!!! i <3 The website!!!!! it is so cool!!!!@#$% MOM!!!!!!!

  10. Steph says:

    We are doing this great idea for my daughter’s 10th in about a week! We made the CUTEST invites too with cardstock and designer paper. We cut out and decorated paper dolls to look like the invitee and slipped her into a “bed”. THe paper doll is a keepsake and info is on back! We will decorate pillowcases and a limo takes them all home so late so parents don’t have to come with other youngsters at home! The best idea though is the Zzzzzz party favors!!Thanks for a super great idea.

  11. joy says:

    thank u soo much im having an almost hawwian sleep over 10th and its going to rock all thanks to birthday this website

  12. bonnie says:

    my kid is 10 and she loved the birthday plans i did for her thank you so much for the plans.

  13. Brandy says:

    THANKS!my b-day is Jauary but moma said she got ideas from this website so thanks

  14. Gabriella says:

    My B-day will rock because of this website!

  15. Ella says:

    awsome ideas

  16. rosie says:

    my birth day is soon and its gonna be on fire thanks to this website

  17. meredith says:

    ok i hope my party is fun.i will tell you how my party is later.
    thank alot meredith <3

  18. Margo says:

    Thanks so much

  19. imogen says:

    Thanks for all the ideas for my 10th bday. I might be having an actual sleepover on novmber the 9th and my friends is on october the 23rd so i love this website


  21. Alice says:

    I adore the small girl. It a very fantastic idea.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    Thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!! my parents wont let me have a sleepover so thank u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!

  23. Sarah says:

    Thnxs to this website my 10th SLEEPOVER (not almost sleepover) is going to be awsome!!!!!!!<3

  24. Eva says:

    THANKS SOOOO MUCH THIS IS SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA FOR MY 10TH B-DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT FOR MY PARTY!!!!!!!!!11 (BTW i <3 the idea! again)

  25. Elexis says:

    I LOVE the ideas i ciant waint till Feb.18,2011 it will be my 10th B-Day!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Kayla says:

    I am going to have a great birthday thx to this website!!!!!! My 10th bday is on Feb.28 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Maddy says:

    i love these ideas i’m going to have an awesome sleepover party!!!!!!!!!!! my b-day is Feb. 17,2011

  28. Eva says:

    omg Kayla my b-day is feb. 26!!!

  29. sada says:

    my bithday is march 5 help

  30. stephanie says:

    luv it!!!

  31. charlie says:

    lollipops rule you should add that

  32. charlie says:

    🙂 i luv it

  33. Hannah banana says:

    Hi I’m Hannah I’m 10 years old and my b-day was March 19. Saddly I was in the car driving home from March break but we celebrated it on friday it was AWESOME!!!!! 🙂

  34. Girl says:

    My 11th birthday party is going to rock thanks to this site thank you so much!!!!!

  35. Christal Couturier says:

    My daughters bday partyplanning is happening and this gives all kinds of ideas

  36. miranda says:

    My 10th Bday is coming up and it’s gonna ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. miranda says:

    My 10th Bday is coming up on the 17th! And my slumber party is on the 13th! Thanks to u guys my Bday slumber party will be like it’s 4 days earlier!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. miranda says:

    Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    much! My Bday slumber party is coming up and I was pulling out my hair almost because i couldn’t think of anything!

  40. Julia says:

    My bday is going to be awsome

  41. Dixie says:

    For my daughter’s sleepover I found this site that has free, printable party invitations for boys and girls too – sharing with you all.

  42. heleen says:

    my-b day is going to be4 the best ever sleepover party in the history of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Cathrine HotoFnu says:

    My bay is going to be so awesome thanks to this website

  44. Lexie says:

    OMG. this is awesome my 10 -day is going to rock!!!

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