Take a trip down memory lane with us with our sleepover party memories or even recreate some nostalgia filled fun for your own kids’ slumber party!
If you’re anything like us, it doesn’t seem so long since you were having sleepovers of your own and now you’re hosting them for your own kids. We’ve had some fun looking back at the style, games and activities we used to enjoy and are thinking a girly night in with a 90’s nostalgia sleepover set up would be amazing fun! As our Sleep Stars sleepover kits can fit adults too, it’s definitely on the cards in the next couple of months! Here’s our top 8 sleepover “Blasts from the Pasts”:
- Sleepover Magazines. In the days before tablets and mobile phones, a big pile of magazines was essential for any slumber party. Shout was probably our favourite, closely followed by Mizz and Smash Hits!
2. Sleepover Games. Dream Phone and Girl Talk were where it was at when it came to sleepover board games. Did anyone else used to wish the boys in it were real?! So much easier to date an imaginary dude than one with teenage angst and braces (especially when you had a double set of train tracks yourself!). For computer games, it was the Zelda on the Nintendo and Theme Hospital on the PlayStation. This soon progressed to the Sims…why did we want to play at being grown-ups, looking after kids and a house and cleaning up all the time?!
3. Sleepover Makeovers. A makeover was pretty much guaranteed to happen at any girly 90’s sleepover. This involved stick on earrings, butterfly clips, hair crimpers, roll on body glitter and a hefty dose of impulse body spray – SPICE was our personal favourite but for some reason our mum’s used to open all the windows in the house when we decided to wear it…
4. Sleepover Music. Played on a CD player so loudly that your dad chad to come and complain that he couldn’t hear Coronation Street because of the racket. This varied widely depending on what you were into but in our houses it was Take That and Spice Girls and then a little later, Westlife and Britney Spears. Was pretty convinced that Shane Filan wanted to marry me, he just didn’t know it yet.
5. Sleepover Movies. When it came to snuggling up with a film at sleepovers, our favourite memories are of Never Been Kissed, The Blair Witch Project, Titantic, 10 Things I Hate About You and of course, Clueless!
6. Sleepover gadgets and fads. Everyone usually brought something along to show off to the others – we had electronic secret diaries, Tamagotchi’s, Trolls and Beanie Baby collections!
7. Sleepover Snacks. Every slumber party needs plenty of goodies for a midnight feast. Apart from pizza which has lasted through the decades as the most popular sleepover food, we loved Pop Tarts, Push Pops, Space Raiders and Frosties. To drink it was a Twist and Squeeze or Sunny Delight! Handy Candy website sells lots of retro treats if anyone is looking to recreate their 90’s snack fest!
8. General sleepover mischief and fun. There were some things that seemed to have fallen by the wayside in modern day sleepovers but that seemed to always happen at a slumber party in the 90’s – The top ones being ouija boards/sceances (probably a lot of nonsense but a bit scary too!), calling boys on the landline and running up a huge bill for your mum and dad, playing M.A.S.H. and worrying that it would all come true, pranks (anyone else wake up with an eyeliner moustache…?) and general hijinks that made for the best memories ever!
Thanks so much for reading our memories of sleepovers when we were spring chickens – we would really love you to share anything else you can think of with us! We’d also be delighted to hear if anyone has recreated a 90’s sleepover either for a hen party or children’s sleepover? And what about the boys? What computer games did you play and what music did you listen to?!