Sunjellies make the perfect mini basket for party favour gift bags

Slumber Tribe is so proud to be able to exclusively supply these gorgeous mini retro baskets to our slumber party customers. We think they are a brilliant way to make up sleepover party favour and gift bags with many colours to choose from to suit your Slumber Tribe theme. I popped down to Kmart today and was able to put together very easily some fun items and examples to fill these divine baskets all for under $20 each, incl the baskets as shown in these pics! Available to Slumber Tribe teepee party packages Sunjellies mini retro bags are $15 each with purchases for slumber party bookings of 4+ at just $12 each. Please go to www.sunjellies.com to see more of the original jelly bag co. shoes, totes and baskets for everyone!

The Unicorn Party styling made easy

The Unicorn teepee sleepover party is the most requested theme at Slumber Tribe. We have styled unicorn parties with many of our themes Tribal Princess for the glam pink unicorn styling, Sorbet Dreams for the bright and colourful and our new Unicorns Love Rainbows, a rainbow soft fabric with pretty white dots. You can create a fabulous unicorn sleepover party yourself by adding a unicorn cake/cupcakes and cookies like these pictured from mylittlecookieco Insta, FB @gmail.com, these cookies are conveniently baked and packaged and posted to your door. The best table styling items are found at www.poppiesforgrace.com and extra’s like Slumber Tribes pretty flower unicorn headbands at $8 will have the girls ready for photo booth fun that also create plenty of imagination play for the slumber party with unicorn pencil cases/purses available soon which are inexpensive novelty party favour. Contact us at www.slumbertribe.com.au to arrange your daughters Unicorn Teepee Sleepover or Slumber Party.

Creating the happiest teepee sleepovers is easy!

Our distinctly styled set ups provide the host a canvas to add a personal touch to the party Leaving the teepees clear allows room for each kid, sleeping pillow and most often a bedtime softy, if you start filling it with novelty items it really becomes clumsy for the guests. A balloon installation, a decorated party food table, and some thoughtful party favors work to complement beautifully. Essentially less is more, that goes for the sugar also! you can create a happy sleepover party environment with pleasantly comfortable teepees for sleeping as well as a suitable craft activity, games or movie viewing they just don't need all the extra stuff that essentially clutters the space. using the trays for eating some basics like the typical pizza and pancakes and movie time popcorn and treats is something they all look forward to, and having room to do this makes far more practical. I We use small tealight jars and lanterns for the kids that need a little light for sleeping, while others need the darkness they can pop them inside the teepee with them. 

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Going The Extra Mile

Sometimes we come across Mums and Dads (mostly Mums) that really hit it out of the park with their kids Slumber Party efforts. We loved this recent slumber party tea party so much that we simply had to post it on our Slumber Tribe blog.  Amazing effort that we were proud to be a part of.

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Happy New Year from Slumber Tribe

We are taking a well deserved break until the second week of January 2018 so we thought it wise to get a thank you post sorted.

To all of the wonderful mums and dads that hosted our slumber parties during 2017 - thank you for making it another great year for us. It is truly satisfying to participate in so many slumber parties and contribute to so many amazing memories.  

See you all in 2018 for your next slumber party and thanks again. From the Slumber Tribe team

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Celebrating our first birthday @ Slumber Tribe

What an amazing year we've had at Slumber Tribe. To the many families and children across Melbourne that have enjoyed our slumber parties and spread the word about our service - thank you! We regularly get to see genuine excitement and joy and that feedback is without a doubt the most satisfying part of what we do. So thank you to all the Melbourne Slumber Tribe kids and we look forward to throwing many more sleepover parties in the year ahead.

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Slumber Party Tips

Having participated in and hired equipment to hundreds of slumber parties across Melbourne in the last year, it would be fair to say that we have learnt some key elements to hosting a great sleepover party. So here are a few things you should consider BEFORE sending out the invites.....

1. Know the kids that you intend on inviting to the slumber party. Inviting kids that are you are unfamiliar with (and that are unfamiliar with you) can create problems. Some have special requirements, likes, dislikes etc and it pays to know what you are up for. 

2. Set a time for sleep. A room full of over excited youngsters that are jacked up on sugar can stay up all night at a sleepover if left to their own devices. Yes we come across countless slumber parties where kids aged around 10 have stayed awake pretty much all night. Its a lot of fun for the kids BUT they are still quite young and the reality is that if they don't get any sleep they (and their parents) will pay for it for many days after. We find that 8 years olds can have plenty of fun with a sleep time of around 10.30 (with lights out a while prior). You can probably add 30 to 45 mins more for each year older than 8. So for example 12 year olds can probably handle a 12.30 curfew sleep time. 

3. Have a good long think about the right sleepover party size for your circumstances. If there are two parents present then handling 7 to 10 kids is possible - assuming of course that you have the space and mental strength to survive. However if only one parent is present then we recommend keeping the slumber party to no more than 6 kids. Of course age has a lot to do with it. Younger kids need more supervision. 

4. Plan the food supplies to provide the right balance of real food and party food. Yes its a party and an occasion to be liberal on dietary standards but if the kids eat and drink absolute junk from the start to end they won't feel great. Just carefully disperse some healthy options (chocolate strawberries are a winner, watermelon etc) a few minutes before you bring out the less healthy stuff. 

Hopefully these observations will give you something to consider before jumping in. 

Cheers Fi

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