How to Pack a Suitcase to Sleep at the House of Friends

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How to Pack a Suitcase to Sleep at the House of Friends
How to Pack a Suitcase to Sleep at the House of Friends

Sleepovers are a great way to have fun with friends and create new memories. However, you will have to pack some things. Remember to include the clothes and toiletries you will need for the night and the next morning. You can also take some games and snacks to share with your friends. If you have questions about what to bring, ask the party host.


Part 1 of 3: Selecting Clothes and Toiletries

Pack For a Sleepover Step 1

Step 1. Take the necessary hygiene products

When sleeping in someone's house, you will have to get ready for bed and get ready the next day, all in that person's house. Therefore, it is important to bring your own hygiene products, but without exaggeration. Among the suggestions on what to bring are:

  • A bag to keep all your products organized;
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste;
  • Deodorant;
  • facial soap;
  • elastics and hair clips;
  • Hair brush/comb;
  • External/internal absorbents (if needed);
Pack For a Sleepover Step 2

Step 2. Save all necessary products

Make sure you have all the clothes you are going to wear. It can be inconvenient to arrive at the slumber party without the right clothes to wear. Remember to include:

  • Underwear – always bring one more, just in case;
  • Pajamas;
  • Socks;
  • Clothes for the next day;
  • Swimsuits if swimming is planned.
Pack For a Sleepover Step 3

Step 3. Take your prescriptions and medications if necessary

Remember to take the medications you take daily. Also take the prescriptions in case there is an emergency.

  • If you have asthma or a serious infection that requires treatment, inform the host or an adult.
  • Take allergy medicine with you if you have allergies, especially if the host has pets and you are allergic to hair.
  • If you wear glasses, don't forget to bring them.

Part 2 of 3: Selecting Other Essentials

Pack For a Sleepover Step 4

Step 1. Take cash

It could be that you do some outside activity or that you go through any other emergency that requires money. Take some money with you, just in case.

If you have any concerns about this, ask the host's parents what you will need

Pack For a Sleepover Step 5

Step 2. Take your cell phone and chargers

Remember to bring your cell phone and charger to the slumber party. This is useful in case your parents need to talk to you or if you need to talk to them. However, the cell phone will be useless without a charger, so take it too!

  • Check with your parents first if they don't mind you taking your cell phone to the sleepover.
  • Make sure you have the phone numbers of your parents, doctors and any other people who may be asked for it.
Pack For a Sleepover Step 6

Step 3. Ask about how the party is going to happen

Ask the host how everyone will be accommodated. Take a sleeping bag and pillow with you if a bed is not available.

If you don't have a sleeping bag, bring pillows and blankets

Part 3 of 3: Items That Can Make Sleepovers More Fun

Pack For a Sleepover Step 7

Step 1. Bring some snacks

Bring some snacks for the slumber party, such as chips, candy, muffins, fresh fruit, or even a pizza.

  • Always carry enough to share with everyone at the party.
  • Ask the host's parents if you can bring some snacks to share.
Pack For a Sleepover Step 8

Step 2. Bring some games and toys

Bring along some games and toys that can be fun to play in a group during the sleepover. If so, take your video game, board games or even some craft activity.

  • Bring your iPod or other music player to keep playing during the party.
  • If you think you're going to have trouble sleeping or being away from home, bring your favorite stuffed animal or something else that will help you relax.
Pack For a Sleepover Step 9

Step 3. Bring a camera to record the moments

Sleepovers can be a lot of fun, as well as being a great time to create good memories. To preserve them, bring a camera (if your parents agree).

Many cell phones already come with cameras. If your cell phone takes photos and videos, leave your camera at home to reduce the risk of losing valuables

Pack For a Sleepover Step 10

Step 4. Ask permission if you want to bring something different

If you're not sure what to bring - be it games or food - ask the host. Remember, this is someone else's house and you need to respect the residents.

  • Your friends' parents may have different rules than yours, so it's best to ask not to end up bringing something they might not like.
  • For example, some parents don't allow sweets at home. It can be disrespectful to bring candy to the slumber party if that is something forbidden in the house.


  • Carry everything in a medium backpack. Take a medium backpack that can hold everything you need. Don't try to pack everything in a small bag, as it will likely become cluttered. A large bag or medium backpack is great for a sleepover.
  • If you want to go home, don't be afraid to call your parents and ask them to pick you up.
  • If you are allergic to cats or dogs, check with the host beforehand to see if they have pets in the house or if they can leave them elsewhere in the house while you are there.
  • If you're going swimming, bring a separate bag to put your bathing suit on and not get the rest of your clothes wet.


  • Be careful about taking things that are important to you. There is always the possibility of losing them or someone stealing them.
  • Remember to try not to be the first to sleep. Your friends might want to play a trick on you. Try to sleep at the same time as everyone else or if someone answers “yes” in case you ask if someone is tired.
  • For parents, it's important to check children's backpacks before they head out to the slumber party to make sure they have everything they need and aren't carrying anything that could cause problems.

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