Today we’re talking about first sleepovers in partnership with DHP Furniture and their midcentury modern futon sleeper sofas. Do you remember when you had your first sleepover? When I was 6 my best friend Mardi moved 30 minutes away and we started having regular sleepovers, except I always got homesick…
Without fail. Every time. My poor parents would have to come pick me up (30 min away!) in the middle of the night. I remember always feeling really embarrassed every time it happened (and it really was every time). It was just so quiet there (where as our house was full of crazy kids). And they lived in the woods. Man, it just always freaked me out! No matter how much fun I was having up until bedtime (we were two peas in a pod), I could never make it through the night without needing to bail. Soooorrryyy guys. When did you have your first sleepover? Were you nervous too?
This DHP Paxson Futon Sleeper Sofa is the perfect sleepover sofa. It’s well made for lots of play and pillow fights, and an amazingly great price (under $400, guys!). The look is mid century and very cool. Modern and sleek, in a variety of colors and styles. That’s not all though! It also folds down to become a bed when it’s time for lights out. Each side folds down separately, and it’s so simple to do. Just pull forward, which releases the lock, and then flatten. There are hidden legs for extra support when it’s down flat.
Here’s how it works:
Plus, DHP also sells a microfiber sheet set that perfectly fits the futon sleeper sofa. They’re so buttery soft (like amazingly!). Who wouldn’t want to cozy up in buttery soft sheets with your friends for a first sleepover?
I’ve been thinking a lot about sleepovers because Edie is 4 1/2 and almost ready for them. We’re lucky to live by a lot of cousins and cousin sleepovers are the.best.nights.ever. Edie is always a little bummed not to go (she loves her cousins) but I just don’t think she’s quite ready.
The other day Edie and I were playing sleepover with her dolls and when I mentioned how one of the dolls was sad and homesick, she grabbed the play phone to call the doctor and order some medicine. I laughed realizing she didn’t know what the term homesick meant, although I know she feels it all the time when she’s at a friend’s house.
My friend Gaby recently had a first sleepover birthday party for her 6 yr old and two of her friends. They made these cute sleepover shirts and decorated the backs. A very cute idea to get them super excited about their first sleepover.
I read an interesting Huffington Post article that had some good suggestions for helping kids warm up to a sleepover. I like what they said about not pressuring your child to do things they aren’t ready yet, “even if they’re things you loved as a child”. A good reminder.
Do you remember your first sleepover? Any tips for a first sleepover?