Functional Furniture for Slumber Parties

Beth Rice 06/09/2016

Heading back to school reunites your children with friends they’ve missed over the summer and introduces some new ones to their social scene. Soon an afternoon playdate or study session for two turns into a weekend sleepover for several. Before you know it, you’ve got a full blown slumber party on your hands.

Follow our fun timeline for some activities and functional Amish furniture that will help entertain your guests.

2 p.m. – Bring on the Bubbles/Time for Tag

Have them burn off some energy before entering the house. Escort excited guests from the car to your cozy backyard and bring on the bubbles or get a game of tag started. After the initial excitement wears off, seat little ones around the Amish Poly 40” Child’s Picnic Table to entertain with crayons, paints, and Play-Doh and watch them get creative.

Amish Poly Wood 40" Child's Picnic Table

 

3 p.m. – Nothing but Nails or Nine Ball

Move them inside for mani-pedis or games.

Have them pick out their favorite polish colors and play makeover while they take turns seated around the Amish 56” Shaker Vanity Table with Trifold Mirror.

Amish 56" Shaker Vanity Table with Trifold Mirror

Or, keep them entertained with a friendly game of pool at the Amish Handcrafted Regal Billiard Table.

Amish Handcrafted Regal Billiard Table

4 p.m. – Cookies and Crafts or Cards

Cookie time! As they roll out the dough and decorate with sprinkles, set them up at the Boulder Creek Frontier Kitchen Island with Extending Table. If they’re not in the mood to bake, it also makes a great place to set out a variety of snacks.

Boulder Creek Frontier Kitchen Island with Extending Table

Or, if it’s cards or crafts they’re after, set up some decks or all the glue, glitter and googly eyes they’ll need on the Amish Brookline Shaker Leg Table.

Amish Brookline Shaker Leg Table

5:30 p.m. – Movie Time

Once the debate on what to watch has been settled let them cozy up on the Amish McCoy Sofa. For after the movie, supply sheets and clothespins and watch the McCoy become a fort.

Amish McCoy Sofa

Keep the movies and music organized with the Buckingham Entertainment Center. It will also serve as a DJ during the inevitable sleepover dance party.

Buckingham Entertainment Center

7:30 p.m. – Pizza Pizza

Slice up the pies and let them enjoy the fresh air seated for dinner outside at the Berlin Gardens Classic Poly Picnic Table.

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8:30 p.m. – Stories Under the Stars and Marshmallow Mania

After dinner, let them take turns telling tales while seated around the fire pit in the Amish Pine Wood Kennebunkport Adirondack Chairs. Finish off the hopefully not-too-scary stories with marshmallows toasted by the fire.

Amish Pine Wood Kennebunkport Adirondack Chair

10:30ish – Bedtime

There’s a good chance the giggles, whispers, jumping and joy will continue into the night. Tuck them in to a set of bunk beds like the Amish Kids’ VersaLoft Twin Bunk Bed. Made of solid pine wood and available in a variety of colors, the VersaLoft bunk bed can be customized with drawers for extra storage or a trundle bed (perfect for sleepovers).

Amish Kids' VersaLoft Twin Bunk Bed

The Amish Kids Futon Loft Bed is also another good, versatile option.

Amish Kids' Futon Loft Bed

 

9 a.m. – Bring on Breakfast

After they rise and shine, bring on the pancakes and maple syrup at the Amish South Haven Kitchen Dining Nook Set.

Amish South Haven Kitchen Dining Nook Set

Or, with the option of up to 10 extensions, allowing the table to fit up to 20 people, the Amish Metro Extension Gathering Pub Table will comfortably seat your guests until it’s time to go home.

Amish Metro Extension Gathering Pub Table

For Mom and Dad

After hosting (and surviving) a successful sleepover, you’ve earned your stars. Nap on Sunday afternoon curled up under the Star in Common Amish Quilt.

Star in Common Amish Quilt

 

The slumber party years will come and go faster than we realize. These furniture selections support fun times and will help create fond memories.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (110 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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