Fun things to do at a sleepover with your friends

Make the most of the night spent with your friends with these seven activities.

Shannon Kuan

Weird talents include playing the violin, but with a ukulele and a clothes hanger.

Published: 15 January 2021, 6:25 PM

Sleepovers are essential to friendships, and it’s always fun to spend the night with your close friends no matter how old you all are.

Although it’s called a sleepover, most of us don’t actually end up doing much sleeping. After all, nothing’s better than spending quality time with your friends.

If you are unsure of what to do at your next sleepover, here are some fun activities you can all do together!

1. Have a mini photoshoot

Using random props around the house, you could turn anything into a cool photo idea with good angles and poses.

You don’t need a proper camera or set up. All you need are friends who will hype you up when you are dressed to the nines and posing on a kitchen sink, holding a ladle.

It may be hilarious at the moment, but you never know what insta-worthy end results might come from it. 


Having a mini photoshoot is a great way to create shared memories that you can fondly look back on. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SHANNON KUAN


After all, there is something special about finding beauty in mundane objects and surroundings.

2. Watch a movie marathon

Bingeing movies at a sleepover is a classic activity that can’t go wrong. You can huddle up in some comfy blankets with snacks, and discuss your thoughts about the movie with your friends.

You could rewatch Disney classics if you’re in the mood for some nostalgia, cry over sappy romance movies, or scare your friends with some thrillers and horror flicks.

If you can’t decide on a movie to watch, have everyone write down what movies they like or want to watch, and then draw lots at random to see which movie gets picked.

No matter how good or bad the movie turns out to be, you’ll always have your friends there to rant or gush to.

3. Play online and offline games

Playing games is probably the best way to have fun and bond with your friends.

From card games like Cards Against Humanity and traditional blackjack, to online video games such as Rocket League and Among Us; multiplayer games are always the most fun with friends.

Personally, my favourite online game to play with my friends are The Jackbox Party Packs. As they contain multiple mini games in each pack, it’s hard to get bored of them. The games are also extremely fun and unique, offering trivia with a twist, creating inventions to modern day problems, trying not to get cancelled online, and many more!


No controllers are needed here as you can simply play on your phone or tablet. PHOTO CREDIT: JACKBOXGAMES.COM


While playing games may be fun itself, it’s the laughter and friendly competition that makes it even better.

4. Have a PowerPoint night

A trend I’ve been seeing pop up on TikTok is one where a group of friends would gather and present PowerPoint slides about any topic they like, such as “What would each of us be if we were alcoholic drinks”.

With the right friends and enough creative freedom, this would make for a hilarious night-in that is sure to make your sides hurt from laughter.

5. Create TikToks together

Speaking of TikTok, why not jump on the bandwagon and recreate popular trends on the app?

From dances and funny skits to cosplaying and acting, the possibilities are endless as there are so many viral challenges currently.

6. Make late night snacks

What’s a sleepover without snacking in the middle of the night?

If you want to make a delicious treat that is simple and quick to make, you could search up online recipes for mug cookies or brownies.

S’mores are my personal favourite to make, as they only require placing marshmallows and chocolate on a graham cracker or digestive biscuit, and then placing it in the microwave or air fryer for a couple of minutes. It tastes delicious — just like one you would make at a campfire!

For an easy drink idea, the Milo dinosaur is a yummy classic. Simply place Milo powder above the floating ice of a warm Milo drink.

7. Have late-night heart-to-heart talks

Have you ever realised that conversations seem to flow better and increase in quality at night? We seem to be more vulnerable and open up more when the sun sets, spilling our deepest thoughts.

Well, why not make the most of this situation by taking the time to confide in your friends, debate about conspiracy theories, or discuss your plans for the future?


You could learn a lot about your friends in one night. PHOTO CREDIT: ELIJAH O’DONNELL VIA PEXELS


Of course, every friend group is different and may enjoy doing different things together. While some may prefer relaxing night-ins, others may enjoy more exciting activities.

Ultimately, as long as you are enjoying the company of your friends, the quality of the activities don’t matter as much.

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