Thursday, July 29

Perfect Parties Theme Two: The Pajama Party!

Thanks to my friend Krista, I have another fantastic party plan to share: The Pajama Party. Sure, you've heard of this idea before, but I am positive there are some details in here that you may not have thought of.

While you could certainly do a traditional sleepover, and go with more of a nighttime theme, Krista's daughter had a morning birthday party, complete with a Scooby Doo/morning cartoons emphasis. Here's how she did it:

Invitations:
  • instruct the guests to come in their p.j.'s and bring their favourite pillow and blanket
(Family Fun gives neat directions for making a pillowcase invitation)

Food:
  • pancake breakfast, complete with toppings; milk, juice
Activities:
  • musical pillows (just like musical chairs, with Mr. Sandman, the Lion Sleeps Tonight and the Scooby Doo theme as the music)
  • circle time with a Scooby Doo story
  • hot Scooby Doo (i.e. hot potato with a Scooby Doo toy)
  • Scooby Doo mystery taken from the internet, which involved realizing that the cake was "missing", and having the kids go around the house in a group to find clues (each stop had a treat, and all kids got one by the end), with Scooby Doo music playing in the background
The cake:

I think this idea is so fantastic! She took a photo of her daughter's bed:


and replicated it on a cake (which she made and decorated herself, by the way)




Loot bags:

  • a pillowcase fillied with Scooby Doo fruit snacks, an individual cereal box, juice box, addition/subtraction cards, a bedtime story, and a hairbrush
Congratulations on another creative masterpiece, Krista!

Other p.j. party ideas I found online include:

Activities:
  • pillowcase hop (like sack race)
  • relay - put on robe, slippers, grab teddy, run back lie down and snore three times
  • freeze dance (lie down and snore when the music stops)
  • pillow or pillowcase decorating
Loot bags (these items could also be game prizes):
  • glow-in-the-dark items (e.g. bracelet)
  • nightlight
  • flashlights
  • mini teddy bears (candy or toy)
If you've seen or used other pajama party ideas, please leave a comment below!

8 comments:

mapsgirl said...

That's a great idea! I especially love the cake as my daughter has the same bedspread!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

I love creativity and you pulled out the stops on this one, so darn cute!

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Bree said...

I love that cake and the whole concept! Too cute. On Monday I am kicking off a giveaway where you can link to this- it's all about parties and I'll have about $200 in goodies to give away. Cool....but I do love that cake & the pillowcase idea- so clever. www.Breebee.com

Daphne said...

What a cute idea!! Addison is still young to have a party like this but I'm keeping this one filed away for a few years down the road. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

This sounds like a fun idea. I'm very impressed with her cake! I love that idea...although I'm not sure how to replicate an unmade bed in cake. ;)

Tina Peterson said...

Really cute idea. This would be a fun day for a daycare or kindergarten type class to do as a party.

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Kingston girl said...

Thanks for a great idea..... :) I love your blog!

Sue said...

For a pajama party to be unique, why not try to have an outdoor pajama party like we had last time. We had our pajama party outside our home, three blocks away from tent rentals. Bay area is also a perfect place to have an outside pajama party as well.