Do You Allow Your Kids To Attend Sleepover Birthday Parties Away From Home?


During the 1980s, I almost went to every sleepover party I was invited to while in both elementary and middle school. Now mind you, this was a time before the Internet, background checks and scary stories we hear in the news and online almost everyday. Nothing terrible ever happened, I had fun hanging out with my friends and came home the next morning unscathed, if not a little high on a sugar rush caused by too much candy and cake.

Now that I’m a mother to two young children, I’m not sure that I would be as lax when it comes to birthday party sleepovers as my parents were almost three decades ago. Some people say sleepover parties are exhausting and too much work while others worry about the safety of their children and I’ll admit that I’m a bit in the middle.

But for Blogger Rebecca Woolf, she thinks “sleepunders” a great alternative to a sleepover. Here’s a little more from Yahoo Parenting:

The thing is, I LOVE having parties at night. It’s so fun and cozy for the kids. Life is so much more exciting in the dark. I SO loved night parties as a kid and feeling like I could stay up late, so I TOTALLY understood where Fable was coming from. So, we compromised and decided to have a non-sleepover sleepover. Start time: 5:30 PM, end time: 9:30 PM. All of the fun of a sleepover with none of the sleepover shenanigans.

I didn’t realize that “sleepunder” was a word and that “sleepunders” were common things until several people shared the sleepunder verbiage with me on Instagram. And then I went and looked up several posts about sleepunders and DUDE. YES. YES YES YES.

Honestly, I think a “sleepunder” would be a great idea. Tell us Hot Moms, would you consider an abbreviated “sleepunder” party for your child’s next birthday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Joanna Mazewski

Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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