Having friends over for a night at your home is one of the most exciting things in life. Those endless hours of gossiping, binge-watching horror movies, playing pranks and creating a riot in the kitchen are just some of the few things we love to do with our buddies. Sleepovers have been going on since time immemorial and people of all age groups have had exciting sleepovers at their friends' place or hosted one for their friends.
If your friends are coming over to spend the entire day with you or even for a sleepover, there are plenty of things you can do to keep them busy and entertained. This does put a lot of burden on the host because obviously, you do not want your friends to get bored in your home or end up watching TV all the time.
Here are 60 awesome and fun things you can do with your friends at home to give them memories to last a lifetime. Hosting a sleepover is not tough, all you need is plenty of pre-planning, some help with the food and a well-stocked kitchen!
Read on further to pick up what you like best from this list of 60 fun activities:
1. Watch a Movie with Friends at Home
If you and your friends have not watched a particular movie and have been wanting to do so since long, then surprise them all with a movie plan at home. If you have a good home theatre system, then you are all sorted and even if you don't, then not to worry. Just draw the curtains, make sure the print of the movie is good and arrange for some popcorn. Your friends will love your idea. The movie could be a horror or a funny rom-com that you would love to watch with your girlfriends.
2. Have a Cookout Session at Home
Young teenage girls would particularly love to try their hands at baking or cooking a favorite dish. Just don the chef's hat and take your mom's permission. Make sure you have a well-stocked kitchen and your recipe book ready. Cooking with friends can be a lot of fun especially when you are making something for the first time. You can try some variations of cookies or try baking your mother's signature cake.
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3. Play Dress-Up
Teenage girls would love this idea. It is so much fun to play dress up with your girlfriends. You can groom each other, try on different styles of makeup and hair and try on different types of clothes. Online shopping is also a great idea with friends. Take some help from your friends to help you pick a suitable dress online for the upcoming prom night.
And yes, don't forget to take selfies!
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4. Play Board Games with Friends
Challenge your friends with an exciting game of chess or scrabble. A game of monopoly, Life, and Ludo are equally entertaining. Board games with friends are so much fun! The harmless cheating, fighting, winning and losing will help you make memories forever.
5. Listen to your Favorite Music with Friends
Music is one of the most important things to do with friends. Just get grooving to some soulful music and hum along with your favorite singer. Your time together with friends will fly and you will end up having some wonderful memories of the day.
6. Dance with Friends at Home
Dancing with friends can be a lot of fun. Just put on your favorite number and set the floor on fire! You can spend hours together dancing with your friends. Copy each other's moves and teach them some of yours, your dancing session will surely be awesome.
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7. Try your Hands at Something Creative
It will be a good idea to try your hands at something creative. How about making your own handmade cards for the upcoming mother's day or teacher's day? You all can even try decorating a pot or a wall hanging. Creative things with friends is often a lot of fun as you get to exchange wonderful ideas.
Learn some gardening skills at home with friends. It is a great idea to plant some pretty flowers or trim your plants in your home garden. Gardening is a soothing activity and you particularly enjoy doing it with friends.
9. Play Some Sporty Games at Home
Teenage boys would love to play cricket, soccer or basketball with their friends. If you have space in your garden, an evening of cricket or soccer with friends at your home could be a lot of fun. A game of table tennis or badminton is also lots of fun. Arrange for some refreshing drinks to quench your thirst when tired.
10. Play Video Games
A gettogether without a session of video games sounds incomplete. Your friends would love to challenge each other on their favorite PS4 or computer games. Games like GTA and Minecraft are a lot of fun when played with your best buddies.
11. Late Night Gossip with Friends
Don't sleep early when you have your friends at home. Late night gossip with friends is often one of the best things to do. You can spend hours bitching about a common enemy. This is so much fun but just make sure that nothing leaks out!
12. Treasure Hunt at Home
This needs some pre-planning. Before your friends come home, hide an exciting gift for the winner in any corner of your room and make clues leading to the mystery gift. Your friends would love solving the clues to find their exciting gift.
13. Play Some Naughty Pranks on Friends
This is a great idea provided your pranks are harmless. Try playing naughty pranks on each other. How about painting a mustache on your friend's face while she is asleep! Snap a picture and show it to her the next day morning. These harmless pranks make your stay even more memorable, and your friends will never forget this day.
14. Make Films on ipad at Home
Try your skills are film-making. This is a long task which will ensure that your friends don't get bored at your house. Firstly, make them write the script of the movie. You can then decide the characters amongst yourselves and enact the film. You can be the director or the cameraman shooting the film. This will be a creative thing to do with friends at home.
15. Karaoke at Home
Signing your favorite songs with your favorite buddies is a lot of fun. All you need is to set up the karaoke before your friends turn up. Compete with each other and see who gets the maximum points for singing the best.
16. Pillow Fight with Friends
A sleepover is not complete without a pillow fight with your comrades. Grab some pillows and hit each other in a playful way. Lots of laughs, screams, and joys will follow which will give you golden memories forever.
17. Make Jewelry
Your girlfriends will love crafting their own necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Not only is this a lovely creative activity, it is also a great way to kill time productively. Arrange for some beads of varied colors and shapes along with some strong threads and needles. You can look in for some jewelry on the web to get ideas.
18. Play Card Games with Friends
Card games are very challenging and exciting games that can be played in a big group of friends. Your friends will not get bored with cards and it is an entertainment activity that does not require a lot of pre-planning.
19. Truth or Dare
This is a fantastic game to play with friends if you are getting bored. You get to challenge your friends to do something daring and even get to know some intimate secrets of your best buddies. Make sure you do not go over the edge trying to challenge a friend for a task. Keep it light-hearted and fun.
20. Tell Scary Stories
See whose story is the scariest. Have a session of storytelling amongst friends but the only twist is that the stories have to be horror stories. It will be fun to watch who gets scared first!
21. Play Dumb Charades
Make your sleepover even more interesting by playing dumb charades with friends. Your friends would love to enact movie names with tough titles and it will be even more fun to see the other team guessing.
22. Camping in your garden area
Have you thought of putting up your own tents in your garden area? Spending a night under the starry sky with your best buddies is the best idea. The perks of this idea are that you have your house close by for attending natures calls. Your friends will be thrilled with this idea and you can tell all of them in advance to get their camping gear if you do not have extra.
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Well having friends over at home doesn't mean that you guys don't go out at all. Early morning or late evening biking with your comrades can be a lot of fun. Explore the nooks and corners of your town and don't forget to take some selfies.
24. Swimming with friends
You need not have a pool of our own at home to do this. Any nearby swimming pool will do. Just take your friends over to rejuvenate and relax in the cool waters. Splish and splash and play some ball games. This will be a lot of fun.
25. A Trip to the Museum
If your friends love to explore then a trip to the nearby museum will be a lot of fun. Arrange for conveyance and pack some snacks. You will have lots to discuss once you return.
26. Beach Fun
How long has it been since you last visited the beach? A trip to the beach with your friends will be a lovely idea. Ask your friends to pack in some costumes and suntan lotion. Swim in the sea and take some sun! Also, don't forget to carry your beach ball along.
If your friends are coming over for a sleepover, then it would be a good idea to have a small picnic in your nearby garden. If the weather is good, then going for a picnic would be a great idea. Pack some sandwiches, fruits, and cookies in your picnic basket. Take your iPod along.
28. Wardrobe Cleaning
If you have been stuffing your clothes in your wardrobe since months, then now is a great opportunity to take some help from your girlfriends to help you get your clothes sorted. This might be a tad too boring to do it alone and you can always ask your friends if they would be interested in helping you out.
29. A Walk in the Neighborhood
You can take your friends along for a short or long walk in your neighborhood area. They would be interested in knowing that pretty next door girl or guy you keep talking about. You can show them around your stylish neighborhood and any famous celebrity's house nearby.
30. Painting with Friends
Get creative with your friends and spend some time painting. You can all try your skills at painting a large portrait or landscape or you can all paint individually.
31. Browsing the Internet
The World Wide Web has tons of information. It will be a great idea to browse the internet with your friends and explore topics of interest. The internet is buzzing with every detail about the Royal Wedding. Have you read about it all?
If you and your friends are adventure freaks then a trekking expedition would be a great idea to make sure that your friends don't get bored. You can always divide your time with your friends with some activities outside and some at home and trekking is a great idea.
33. Costume designing
This activity is for those who love doing creative stuff. All you need is a bunch of old newspapers or a roll of foil wraps. Let your gang design their own clothes. Later you can walk the ramp with your designed clothes and decide whose is the best.
34. Write your own poems or songs
Get creative and try your skills at poetry or songwriting. This activity is best done with friends and better still when you have your friends over for a night stay.
35. Try your own Spa
Girls love to get pampered. Spend some fun moments giving spa treatments to your girlfriends. Manicure, Pedicure, nail art, hairstyles, the list is endless and so is the fun!
36. Play some outdoor games in the garden
Recall your childhood memories by playing some outdoor fun games in your garden or driveway. Dodgeball, catch-n-catch, chain-chain and blind man out are some examples of games you can play with your best buddies to make sure they don't get bored.
37. Having Fun with Spirits
Everyone must try this once at least in their lifetimes. Calling friendly ghosts or spirits at night with friends is scary yet fun. Google has a number of ideas and tutorials for this activity. Just browse on some easy technique and try it out!
38. Watch Porn together
This is the first thing that teenagers do during sleepovers. There is nothing wrong with watching some porn together, just make sure your room door is locked!
39. Share Personal Stories
Sleepovers are a great time to get to know each other very well. You can share your past experiences with your best friends. These can be your unpleasant experiences as well as fun memories.
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40. Reveal about your Crush
Ahem, your friends are dying to know about your first crush and your current interest. Sleepovers give you ample time and opportunity to reveal your love interests to your friends.
41. Booze together
Boozing often starts in the company of close friends and sleepovers are a great time to unwind with some drinks. You will be in the comfort of your home and it's fun to get drunk and see your friends getting drunk too.
42. Try some Hookah
If you have not tried it yet, hookah is a great experience if you are not averse to smoking. The nicotine is very mild and you get some wonderful flavors like mint, green apple, and lemon in hookahs.
43. Binge watch 'Friends'
None can ever get bored binge-watching 'Friends'. Record all your favorite episodes and get some snacks ready. Have some rib-tickling fun with your best friends watching 'Friends' back to back.
44. Riddle Fun
Challenge your friends to a round of tough riddles. This is a great mental exercise and you will keep your friends occupied and entertained.
45. Try your hands at some mocktails
Concoct your own smoothies and mocktails in the kitchen with friends. Who knows you might come up with an award-winning drink! You can try different variations of lemonade or cold coffee.
46. Photo shoots
Photo shoots have become so easy these days with everyone possessing a smartphone with a good camera. Why not use this technology to have some fun. Girls love to pose in front of the camera. You and your friends can dress up and click each other's snaps.
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47. Have a bonfire in your garden
If the weather is particularly cold and you are having friends over for a sleepover then a bonfire in your garden or backyard is a wonderful idea to make some cozy memories. Play soothing music and enjoy with some drinks.
48. Barbecue Night
Call your friends at home for a sleepover and organize a barbecue in your backyard. Let everyone try their turns cooking some smoky vegetables and grilled meat. You will have a delicious night ahead with home-cooked barbecue delicacies.
49. Make your own YouTube channel with friends
Vlogging is trending and a sleepover is a great time to discuss your new YouTube channel. Your channel can feature fashion related topics, gaming, shopping, animal care or any other topic that interests your gang.
50. Binge watch Netflix
Game of Thrones took the world by storm. A sleepover is a great time to watch the episodes of GOT back to back. You can binge watch any other show on Netflix with friends at home.
51. Stalk your crushes on social media
Friends get naughty during sleepovers. Stalk each other's crushes on Facebook or any other social media and have some fun.
52. Prank Calls
Pranks calls is a great idea when you are getting bored with friends at home. You can try calling each other's boyfriends or girlfriends and have some fun. Harmless flirting with your BFF's special one especially when he or she is right beside you is so much fun!
53. Try a different hair color
To make your sleepover more interesting, try switching each other's hair colors. If you have always been a blonde, try brunette and vice-versa. Surprise everyone with your hair the next day morning.
54. Sit in the Jacuzzi
Spending some relaxing time in the jacuzzi with friends is a lot of fun. Sit in the jacuzzi late in the night and sip some delicious cocktails or mocktails.
55. Play a game of Never Have I Ever
Sit with your friends in a circle and play a game of Never Have I Ever. This game is a lot of fun especially when some of your friends get witty and funny. The game starts with one friend saying 'Never Have I Ever..... lip-kissed a guy'. The game continues with everyone speaking in turns about their Never Have I, Evers.
56. Eat lots of Food
Food is one of the most important things in a friends sleepover. Order lots of pizzas and make lots of popcorns. Take turns in preparing sandwiches for each other and stock your fridge with ice-cream before your friends come over.
57. Play a Confession Game
This is a good idea to let go of some past guilt hunting your mind. It could about some nasty thought you had about your friend or it could be about some past misunderstandings between friends. This is a great opportunity to let go of past ghosts and start afresh.
58. Make your own Ice-Cream Sundaes
Experimenting with crazy flavors of ice-cream sundaes is super fun and super delicious. Grab all the syrups and chocolates kept in your pantry and try out your signature ice-cream sundae.
59. Play Hide-n-Seek in the dark
When the lights are off and everyone else is asleep, you and your gang can have some midnight fun playing hide-n-seek in the backyard or the garden. This game gets pretty scary and lots of fun especially when some of your friends try to scare others.
60. Watch re-runs of popular award shows
Watching the Grammy Awards or the Oscars with friends is a lot of fun. You get to share your opinions of your favorite celebrities dress and listen to your friends' opinion too.
Sleepovers are a lot of fun irrespective of your age. The above list of 60 fun things to do in sleepovers caters to people of any gender and any age group. You can take your pick accordingly. Sleepovers for 16=year-olds and below are best done under adult supervision. You can host differently themed sleepovers to make it more interesting. A camping themed sleepover excites the children to no end. If you inform them prior about the theme of the sleepover, your friends come prepared with all the necessary gear.
While organizing a sleepover, the host must keep a few things in mind. Everyone's personality and preferences are different. You must have prior knowledge about food preferences and whether any friend is a vegan or not. Arranging food if you know about the food choices is much easier. The host should also consult the friend's parents for any important information on health that you should be aware of before inviting your friends over. Take someone's help in organizing the food. You will also need help in cleaning after your friends leave. You can even ask your friends to help you tidy up your place. Always have your friends' parents numbers in case of emergency.