Just because 2020 and 2021 are strange years doesn’t mean that you have to stop having fun! One thing that many girls have been missing due to COVID is sleepovers, so B, our friend E and I had a super fun virtual sleepover a few weeks ago! We did lots of regular sleepover activities, but just adapted them a bit to make them work on a video call. Here are some tips and tricks for a virtual sleepover!
Plan the Basics
Start by finding a date that works for all of your guests (2-5 guests is ideal). Then, figure out what time you’ll start and stop. My friends and I started our virtual sleepover (we called it a Skypeover, since we used Skype) at 5:00 and went until about 10:00. Then, we resumed the next morning from 8:45-11:00. Also, figure out whether you all will eat dinner and breakfast on the video call together, or before it.
Plan the Fun
Pick lots of activities to do! At our sleepover, we ate dinner, made slime, went on an around-the-house scavenger hunt, made cake in a mug, played mad libs, had a lego building war, played other games and took silly selfies (ok, maybe they were more like screenshots). You could also do crafts, paint your nails or watch a movie together! Try searching ‘virtual games” for more ideas.
You can have a few video calls before the night of the sleepover to coordinate the details. Try splitting up the preparation and planning tasks between girls, so each person plans and leads one or two activities.
Have the Sleepover
Show up, bring giggles and have tons of fun! I hope that you and your besties have an absolutely awesome virtual sleepover. Just because you can’t get together in person doesn’t mean that the fun has to end!