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55 Fun Things To Do At A Sleepover For Teens

Sleepovers are a classic way for friends to spend quality time together, bond, and make unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a tween or a teenager, a sleepover is a great way to spend more time with your friends.

But what makes a sleepover truly memorable is the activities you do with your friends. From classic games like Truth or Dare and Charades to movie marathons and DIY spa treatments, there are endless ways to have a blast at a sleepover.

Get ready for the ultimate sleepover experience with your friends! I’ve got a bunch of awesome and super fun activities for both boys and girls that will make your next slumber party the absolute best night of your life! Get excited because you’re in for a wild ride!

Fun Things To Do At A Sleepover For Teens

Things to do at a sleepover for teens

1. Do A Fun Challenge

Challenges are great fun, especially for teens. From the tortilla slap challenge to the hamburger or raw onion challenge, you can find several fun challenges for teens to play with their friends at home. 

2. Try A Cool Experiment

Have you ever wanted to try a cool experiment you saw on the internet but were afraid to do it alone?

Well, then, why not do it with your friends at a sleepover? Whether you need them as your audience or as helpers in completing the experiment, your friends are the best people to do it with.

Here are some that will blow your socks off!


“Ugh, we already know it’s going to blow up or something…” Well, aren’t you curious to see what kind of soda blows up the fastest? Or which one makes the biggest explosion?

Watch the effects of mentos and different kinds of soda in the video below:

Glow In The Dark Slime

There’s something about slime that just makes it so appealing to everyone. Make a glow-in-the-dark version during a sleepover with your friends and see how much more fun it is! You can even use it as a prop for photos! Check out this recipe for instructions on how it’s done.

3. Play Fun Sleepover Games

Who says you need to have a party before you can play party games? As long as you have enough participants, you can play classic party games!

Play them the traditional way or get creative and add a fun new twist to your old favorites. Either way, party games are sure to liven up your sleepovers! Check out this list to help you get started.

4. Musical Chairs

Need a spur-of-the-moment kind of game? Play musical chairs! All you need are chairs and some good music to play musical chairs.

5. Truth or Dare

No sleepover is complete without a game of Truth or Dare. Get to know your friends more and see how far they’ll go to avoid embarrassing themselves with this fun game.

6. Charades

Here’s another classic. Charades is best played with friends who share the same interests as you, though having players with different interests can make the game more interesting too.

7. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Here’s a fun take on the classic Scavenger Hunt game. Instead of looking for hidden items, players will be given a list of photos they need to take. Check out these examples for inspiration:

  1. A wacky photo with the host’s mom/dad/sibling
  2. Someone doing a headstand
  3. A photo of the player holding something pink
  4. A photo of the player dressed as someone else
  5. A photo in the basement with no lights on, except your phone’s flash

You can also divide the group into teams and have each team take team-themed photos like:

Team Photo finger star

  1. A finger star
  2. A group photo with everyone wearing something blue
  3. A jump shot with everyone from the team in it

The photos also make great souvenirs of your slumber party!

8. Finish The Story Game

Here’s something a bit more chill but still super fun that you can play while winding down for the night.

You can make up your own rules to keep it interesting, like banning a particular word from being used or not allowing the same word to be used by two players in a row.

9. Jenga

Who doesn’t love Jenga? This simple puzzle block game can tense up a room quickly and take everyone’s breath away. Literally. 

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10. Board Games

Playing a board game or two is a great way to end a sleepover. Everyone’s got at least one board game at home, so choose a classic game like Monopoly or something new like Pandemic.

11. Card Games

Another option is to play card games to make your sleepover even more fun and exciting. Whether you like the fuss-free classic game Uno or you’re looking for something more exciting like Exploding Kittens there are plenty of card games to keep you entertained.

12. Twister

How far can you twist your body in the name of winning? Twister is a physical game that’s guaranteed to give you hours of laughter and fun.

13. Two Truths and A Lie

Here’s another game that’ll help you get to know more about your friends.

Have each player write or say two truths and a lie and guess which ones are true and which one is the lie.

Anyone whose lie is busted will face a consequence. You can get as creative as you want with the punishment.

14. Get Crafty

Doing arts and crafts during a sleepover is a great way to pass the time and make the night exciting and more memorable.

Try out those trendy crafts you’ve seen on the internet, or make something that you and your friends can take home and keep as a souvenir.

There are so many things that you can make that’ll get your creative juices running.

Here are some ideas for inspiration.

15. Tie-dye Shirt

Tie-dye is so in these days! Instead of buying matching tie-dye shirts for you and your best friends, why not make your own?

Tie-dying is easy, and you can use any old plain white shirt. Start early, so you have some time to throw it in the washer and dryer and use it for the sleepover.

If you’re starting your sleepover at a later time, that’s okay too! You can wear the shirts on your next sleepover instead.

Check out this video to see how it’s done.

16. Friendship Bracelets

What’s a BFF sleepover without a bracelet-making session? Friendship bracelets are always cute, no matter how old you get.

Check out this 4800-piece set that’s perfect for bigger groups or this bangle-making kit if you’re looking for something a little chicer.

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With the same materials, you can also make necklaces, anklets, and even bag charms.

17. Mini Dreamcatchers

Sleep better at your sleepover by making your own mini dreamcatchers!

If you’re up for a challenge, maybe you can draw lots and make dreamcatchers for each other instead.

See how it’s made here:

18. Custom Photo Frames

What better way to immortalize a fun night than with a cute photo? And what better way to make sure that image lasts than to put it in a frame?

Customize photo frames for your group pictures as easy but fun-to-make memorabilia. You can use leftover craft materials from your previous sleepovers or from the other crafts you’ve been doing.

19. Sharpie Sneakers

If you’ve ever wanted to rock those colorful sneakers that you’ve seen all over your Instagram feed but never really dared to do it alone, get your besties to do it with you! Want to customize your own?

A pair of white canvas sneakers (old ones are fine, too) and a few Sharpies are all you need to get this DIY project started.

Watch this for some inspiration:

20. Time Capsule

This one’s exciting and perfect for those sleepovers that make you sentimental (the last sleepover before college, the first sleepover with a new group of friends, etc.).

You can each make your own to keep, have everyone make one for each friend, or create a big one with everyone’s memories in it so you can open it all together after a few years.

Some things you shouldn’t forget to include are:

  1. Photos – individual photos and group pictures are a must! They’re going to give you a nice visual of what has changed physically in the future!
  2. Notes – write a message to yourself or letters to your friends about how you feel at the moment and what you want to say to them. It’ll be interesting to see if the things you write would still make sense in the future, no?
  3. An account of what it’s like in the present time – what’s the weather currently like? Any big news of what happened recently or on this day? Describe what it’s like for you and everyone else and see how different things will be in a few years.
  4. What you think the future will be like – have everyone write down what they think the future will be like when you open the time capsule. See who gets it right or who comes closest to what the future is like when you open it.
  5. Something to remind you of the present time – whether it’s a receipt of the last meal you ate with your friends or a newspaper clipping of a new movie you’re about to watch with them, make sure to include something in your time capsule that will remind you of the present time.
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21. Make Scrunchies

It’s crazy how expensive custom scrunchies can be these days! Make your own scrunchies or customize the ones you already have by sewing on your embellishments of choice.

22. Make Custom Mickey Ears

Speaking of hair accessories and how expensive they tend to get, another one that you can make with your friends at a sleepover is DIY custom Mickey ears.

Like the scrunchies, you can customize the ones you already have, or you can make them from scratch to suit your style.

23. DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Having a sleepover near or during the holidays? A snow globe made from a Mason jar would be such a cute craft to make.

It’s a nice little trinket you bring home and display in your room, too!

Of course, you can opt to make DIY glow in the dark lanterns instead if you’re looking for something different.

24. Make Your Own Wire Name Necklace

These sell like hotcakes on Etsy, and they can be pretty pricey, too! Instead of splurging your savings on one, why not learn how to make one with your friends at a sleepover?

25. Recreate Viral Recipes

Cooking is a life skill everyone needs to learn, and tons of influencers online make it seem fun and easy. These past few months, tons of exciting recipes have gone viral.

Remember to take everyone’s allergies, diet, and food preferences when choosing a recipe to recreate so everyone can enjoy it.

Watch how to make Japanese Soufflé Pancakes in the video below. These make a perfect sleepover breakfast. Soft, jiggly, and sweet, Japanese soufflé pancakes are not just yummy, but they’re brag-worthy on your social media as well.

See how it’s made below:

26. Binge Watch Shows and Movies

Whether it’s a girl sleepover, a boy sleepover, or a mixed sleepover you’re having, one of the best things to do at a sleepover for teens is binge-watching shows and movies.

Wondering what’s the best movie to watch at a sleepover? It depends on your taste and preference. Friendship-themed movies make pretty awesome options, though.

If you have a streaming service like Netflix that you can use, it’s pretty easy to find a good movie to watch.

Feeling brave? Turn the lights off and get ready to watch some scary movies. Murder mysteries and psycho thrillers are great if you’re in for a good jump scare.

Create a comfortable space to watch, grab some yummy movie night snacks, and start binge-watching.

27. Play Video Games

Another gender-neutral fun thing to do at sleepovers is video games. There are tons of online multiplayer games that can keep everyone entertained. Some come in apps that you can download on your phone, and others you might need to use your laptop to play.

28. Mini Spa Night

Who doesn’t love to relax and get pampered? Turn your sleepover with the girls into a mini spa night. Bust out those face masks or make your own.

You could also do hand and foot spa sessions or even a simple hair makeover to make everyone feel more fabulous.

Check out these Cute & Trendy Hairstyles For Teenage Girls

29. Nail Art

Feeling crafty and creative? Gather around the table and see who can make the best nail art designs. Try out chic patterns, or go for wacky designs.

There are tons of cheap nail art tools online that you can buy without going over $20, so if this is an activity that you and your friends enjoy, you might want to consider investing in them.

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30. Girl Talk

Girls can talk up a storm, and girl talk is almost inevitable at any sleepover. Feel free to talk about anything and everything under the sun (or moon) with your BFFs.

Use this time to catch up on what everyone is up to and de-stress from a long week. Sometimes, a good girl talk session is all you need to feel better, refreshed, and re-energized for the coming week.

31. Total Makeover

Take turns in styling each other and trying on different makeup looks. Girls are never too old to play dress up and pretend they’re going somewhere, so enjoy the moment and have fun!

32. Pamper Your Hair

Experiment with various DIY hair mask recipes or get some from the store. Haircare is something that not many girls usually put time and effort into, so it would be nice to pamper your locks while at a sleepover with your friends.

33. Put On Temporary Tattoos

Buy ready-made stick-and-peel tattoos on Amazon or put your creativity and skills to the test by drawing them on freehand using body paint or liquid eyeliner.

34. Nerf Wars

Why should girls get all the fun? Boys like sleepovers, too, and there are tons of fun things to do when you’re spending the night with the guys. While playing softball at night sounds like a ton of fun, it may not be the safest idea. If you’re itching to play softball and you’re confined indoors at a sleepover, why not play Nerf Wars instead?

35. Shooting Games

If you don’t have a big space to play Nerf Wars, you can play other shooting games instead.

Build a tower using solo cups or other light, stackable items and see who can knock out the most within a given amount of time. You could also set up targets and see who has the best aim.

36. DIY Obstacle Course

Got lots of space to play around in? Why not build an obstacle course and see who can go through it the fastest?

37. Bowl In The Dark

Take DIY bowling to the next by doing it in the dark! All you need are water bottles to use as pins, a hamster ball, and some glow sticks. Crack the glowsticks, put them inside the water bottles (keep the water inside), and arrange them like you would regular bowling pins. Turn the lights off and start bowling!

38. Minute to Win It games

Race against the clock and see who can complete these challenges in a minute or less! Check out this list of Minute to Win It games for teens.

39. Sing Your Heart Out

At-home karaoke sessions are always the best! You can sing your heart out without worrying about others judging you because your friends will join in.

Having a karaoke machine at home is great fun, but if you don’t have one, then there are tons of karaoke tracks on YouTube of your favorite songs to sing along to.

Mic or no mic, singing at the top of your lungs while having a good time with friends is a great way to get happy hormones flowing.

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40. Have a Dance Party

Put all that extra energy into something lively and enjoyable — like dancing! Create a Spotify playlist of everyone’s favorite song, put it on shuffle, and start dancing! Bring one of these mini USB disco lights for total dance party vibes, and have a blast!

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Are you worried about keeping everyone else in the house awake with loud music? It’s important to respect the host’s home and everyone else in it when at a sleepover.

Unless you’re sure the house is big enough for you to blast some dance music on and not have everyone else be bothered by it, you should look into doing a silent disco!

Typically, you’d need radio transmitters and a bit of technical know-how to sync the music to everyone’s wireless headphones. However, you can also just play the same songs from a Spotify or YouTube playlist and start bopping! With the mini USB disco lights and a few glow sticks, you’re ready to rave (respectfully and responsibly, of course!).

41. Chill In An Indoor Ball Pit

Relive your younger years and chill out with your friends in an indoor ball pit. You don’t need a big space for it. If your room is big enough to fit an inflatable pool, you’re good to go!

If it’s cool enough for Stormi Jenner and her dad Travis Scott then it’s probably cool enough for a sleepover activity.

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Photo Credit: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

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42. Tell Scary Ghost Stories

Ready to turn your sleepover into a night of terror? There are tons of scary ghost stories and sleepover games you’ll find on the internet. Most of them touch on the paranormal and connecting with beings from the afterlife.

While the realness and authenticity of these “games” are debatable, it’s always better to stay on the safe side and just not risk it.

There’s something about sharing a creepy experience with your friends that make you feel closer together as a group. Perhaps this is what you’re craving.

Luckily, there are scary games out there that will give you the same adrenaline rush minus the involvement in the occult. Here are some that might just scratch the itch for you and your besties.

43. Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board

Can five people lift one person using only their fingers? They say yes, with the help of a few unseen entities. Or is it just physics?

To play, one person lies down on the floor, and 3 to 5 other people gather around with only their index and middle fingers tucked under the person lying down. Everyone starts chanting “light as a feather, stiff as a board” while slowly trying to lift the person who’s lying down.

44. Murder In The Dark

Great for big groups, Murder in the Dark is a game that’s very similar to Among Us that you can play in real life. Like the name suggest, this is best played in the dark, so get ready to run around in a room that’s pitch black with a murderer on the loose! Here are the mechanics of the game.

45. Concentrate

They say this game shows you how you’ll die in the future. If you’re up for it, get ready to start chanting. Two or more people can play this game. Read here to see how it’s played.

On the other hand, if you’re keen on experiencing some sort of paranormal or occult activities without actually making risky contact with the unknown, you can try out the following video games with friends.

46. Granny 3

She’s not your typical, warm-hearted, loving grandma. Watch out for Granny as you try to make it out of her house alive. This game is single-player only, so you’ll have to take turns with your friends.

47. Tsugonohi

Rated as one of the best and scariest Japanese games of all time, Tsugunohi is a heart attack waiting to happen for the faint of heart.

48. Horrorfield

Would you rather team up with friends and fight for your survival or become the psychotic villain hunting down its victims? This multiplayer online game will scare the bejeezus out of you while also entertaining you for hours on end!

49. Do A Mini Swap Meet

Have you got stuff that’s still in perfectly usable condition but you don’t wear anymore? Maybe your friends have some too!

Instead of throwing them out, bring them over to your next sleepover. You can swap stuff with your friends, whether its shoes, clothes, accessories, games, or whatever else you’d like to trade.

50. Build A Fort

No one is too old to build a fort during a sleepover. Gather all your pillows and blankets and start working on your structure. Once it’s made, you can pretty much do whatever you want.

51. Do Some Shadow Play

What shapes can you make with your hands’ shadows? And what stories can you tell using them? Use your blanket fort’s blanket walls as the big screen and have fun trying to discover what you can make out of shadows.

52. Have A Pillow Fight

Pillow fights are always fun. Attack until the fort falls over! Rebuild and repeat until everyone’s exhausted.

53. Backyard Camping

Sleeping outside on a hot Summer night can be another great sleepover activity for teens. You can choose to sleep under the stars or in tents. You can even set up an outdoor movie night for them.

54. Trampoline Sleepover

If sleeping outdoors sounds exciting, then you can take it one step further and create a trampoline sleepover event. Check out these fun trampoline sleepover ideas with a checklist to ensure you do it right. 

55. Outdoor Night Games

Getting the kids outside is always a good idea. Check out these great outdoor night games for teenagers to play at their next sleepover.

When deciding on activities and games to play at a sleepover, remember to stay respectful and responsible to the host’s household.

You might have some crazy ideas of what you want to do at your next sleepover, so always let them know what you’re doing and ask for permission if you need to use an area of the house other than your friend’s room.

Treat their home like your own and do your best not to leave it in such a chaotic state the next morning. 

Are you the one who typically hosts sleepovers at home, or do you prefer going over to your friends’ houses to spend the night?

Which activities are you looking forward to doing on your next sleepover?