Since moving house over the summer, Marisol and I have been missing our friends. We are only about 40 minutes away, but it feels like so far and we don't get to see them as much as we used to. So last weekend we invited a few to come for a slumber party (there was even a grown-up sleepover too).

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Did I mention that this was Marisol's very first sleepover. She was absolutely beside herself with excitement for the entire week leading up to her friends coming over. It was exactly what we needed to reconnect with them.

During the day while the kids were at school we moved the furniture around in the loft and lay one of the queen bed mattresses on the floor. I strung up a net and lights, placed lots of pillows on the bed to prop the girls up while they watched the new Sleeping Beauty DVD, and added a few fun slumber party goodies for the girls.

While I was picking up the DVD at Walmart I came across fun purple blankets for only a couple of dollars each and thought they'd be perfect for the girls to cuddle up underneath. Then I remembered Marisol's love of fluffy socks for when she's getting ready for bed and grabbed a few pairs of those for each of the girls too. And little girl's (sometimes big girl's too) simply cannot go to bed without a stuffed toy, so when I came across Aurora's kitty (the Disney Princess Palace Pets Talking and Singing Plush), I knew that the girls needed to have this too.

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And when the girls arrived they were so excited when they saw their fun slumber party bed.

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Under the blue net I hung an assortment of tissue paper balls along with an American Greetings Disney Princess Hanging Chandelier.

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Our guests arrived just in time for dinner, once the sun had gone down (when all the fun begins), so I set up two trays of food and drinks including:

  • Flatbreads – garlic and cheese, pepperoni and cheese, and gourmet
  • Tubs of popcorn with marshmallows and sprinkles mixed in
  • Disney Princess fruit snacks
  • Disney Princess lollipops
  • Pink lemonade
  • Plain milk
  • Got Milk strawberry magic milk straws.
  • Popsicles
  • Vanilla bean cupcakes (from the Walmart bakery)

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A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #ad

A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

We turned on the Sleeping Beauty DVD, watched the movie together, giggled and ate too much food.

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Even the dogs tried to get in on the party action.

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A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #ad

A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

The girls had so much fun and I was so thankful that one of my girlfriends stayed over too, it was so nice having a grown-up sleepover … and she took some absolutely beautiful photographs for me.

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A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

And this pretty much sums up exactly how she felt about having her friends over.

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And after the movie was over, there were little girls who did not want to go to sleep. So they started crafting. And more giggling.

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And around 1:20am I finally had to ask ever so nicely for them to stop giggling quite so much and get some sleep. I think they did. But I woke at 6:30am, yes that's right, only 5 hours later to even more giggling.

Clearly they missed the 'sleep' portion of the sleepover.

When they woke, and while Mandy and I made a big brunch for everyone, the girls went back to crafting and playing. They decided to give their new Disney Princess Palace Pets a makeover – using Sharpies, Washi tape and other assorted craft supplies.

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A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

Brunch was a hit. We served scrambled eggs, bacon, oatmeal, strawberries, bagels, scones, muffins and toast.

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Even the kitties got to enjoy a bite or two.

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A Disney Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party #DisneyBeauties #cbias #adphoto courtesy Mandy See

And then they put on a fashion show so we could see their makeovers.

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There is 'Dancer Kitty', 'Warrior Kitty', and 'Singing Diva Kitty'.

And there is currently a cardboard box kitty salon cart on wheels under construction for future kitty makeovers.

Marisol wants to know when the next sleepover is already.

Here's your checklist for hosting your own Sleeping Beauty sleepover.

Sleeping Beauty sleepover checklist

Everything you need to host a slumber party (like mine) you can find at Walmart.

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Summer Davis October 30, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Tonya! This party looks like so much fun! I love that you got to reconnect with friends and even have your own adult sleepover! I also love the whole Palace Pets makeover. Little girls are so creative! #client

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