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Is 14 too "old" for a bday slumber party?
Old 08-05-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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My daughter wants to do a slumber party for her bday. She really wants a lap top so i told her to think of something a little less expensive besides a big party. So she wants to have some girl friends
(4)over and hang out watch scary movies etc. She told her cousin who is 15 and told her that was babish and now her feelings are hurt. I dont think she is too old for it do you?
What cool ideas do you have..?? Thanks for your opinions!


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My dd will be 16 in a few months and that's exactly the kind of party she likes to have. A few good friends, a couple of scary movies, nailpolish, and pizza.

It sounds like sour grapes from her cousin. I'd tell her to ignore her and have fun hanging out with her friends.
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Slumber parties are still popular with the teenage crowd around here. We still did that all through high school.
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I had sleepover birthday parties all through high school. One year we snuck into my dad's liquor cabinet. Oh, but that's probably not what you wanted to hear.
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I would love to have a slumber party for my next birthday and I will be 32! The girls and I usually go out and then have a slumber party at the hotel!

Tell her cousin she's not invited if its too 'babyish' for her.


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I'm in my mid-40s and I don't think I'm too old for slumber party!!! Wouldn't it be fun to get together with your gal pals for a slumber party? I think she needs to ignore her cousin and go for it! Maybe she could have a spa theme slumber party with "mocktails"...
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Jeesh... what does the 15 year old want? I think a slumber party is always fun - no matter the age! If that is what she wants, why not? You can work to make it more adult - ask her what she wants.
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The age of 14 is when slumber parties started getting really fun! I was a good girl, no liquor or sneaking out here. Just good old fashioned stuff like putting green goop on our faces, painting our nails, and talking girl talk.

My friends and I liked to make our own pizzas, do the other things I mentioned, watch movies, and stay up late. You don't need a whole lot of entertainment besides that!
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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We did slumber parties through high school! And even in college!

I think the spa/mocktail idea is good.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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I think the cousin is jealous, or maybe just wants to be superior.
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It is the perfect age! I second the spa/mocktail idea. We did that for DD's 24th or 15th and it was a HUGE success!
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Heck, the last bachelorette party I went to was a slumber party--pizza and chips and girl talk and movies! If it's cool enough for a bachelorette party, it's cool enough for a birthday party!
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Not too old at all!!
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No way is she too old for slumber parties!!

I participated in slumber parties all through high school-- and as daffodils mentioned, bachelorette parties are pretty much like slumber parties (just a little more adult oriented, I think!! ).

Tell her not to worry about what her cousin said...invite a few girls over, eat some good food, and watch movies or just hang out. They will have a blast!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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My dd is 12 and that's exactly what we do every year since she's 10. I think it's more grown up actually and I see my dd continuing to do this. We usually go to Applebees first and since your dd is a little older, she can probably go alone with her friends and then come home. Sound great to me!
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My dd is 12 and that's exactly what we do every year since she's 10. I think it's more grown up actually and I see my dd continuing to do this. We usually go to Applebees first and since your dd is a little older, she can probably go alone with her friends and then come home. Sound great to me!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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You're never too old for a slumber party.
I had one for my 50th birthday...even if it was in a B & B it was still a slumber party!
My girls still have them too & they are both over 18.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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14 isn't too old for a slumber party. I was around that age when I had them.
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My DS even at 17 sleep over with a couple of guys for birthdays. They stay up all night (almost) and play video games. Tell her not to listen to her cousin and have fun! We also did it all through high school.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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As the previous poster said --- ds, 16, does that for his birthday every year! He is going to a friend's BD stay-over/slumber party this weekend. They are going out to a movie (he, BD boy and a couple of other boys) and then will hang out and play video games/watch TV all night! I think cousin should be told that if you can't say anything nice -- you shouldn't say anything at all! Ds has even had parties where boys and girls were invited -- but the girls had to leave by 10 pm and the guys stayed the night!
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If DD is into it
Old 08-05-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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If DD is into then its just the right age.

My DD had one when she was 14. They watched scary movies all night and talked about boys.

A group of girlfriends and I get together every September for a girls over nighter at a mountain cabin. We ditch the scary moves but still talk about "boys" of course our boys are old farts (DHs) but still fun to talk all night with grown up beverages.
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A slumber party it is!!
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Thanks for the super cool ideas! Yes we are going to do a slumber party with mocktails and maybe a spa night! Thanks for your positive ideas!
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