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I don't know what to do. She wants a sleepover with 3 friends, but I am saying no I have to think about it. Also she wants to make her own pizza and lemonade and Coke, etc. I don't want to spent too much. What do I do? Please give me solutions.

By Amelie R from Sumerset

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful
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Well, I am thinking that this is a very small and low budget request. Three friends is not a very large number, very manageable, and making your own pizza with Coke or lemonade for drinks is going to be very low cost. I think your daughter has asked for a very modest party and I think that you should allow her to have this. The girls can play board games or watch movies for entertainment, and stay up late and giggle. Be a sport, mom, and say yes. It takes so little to make happy memories for your children.

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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

I also agree because she is turning 10 and this is a low budget cost and this is supposed to be a special birthday and you are lucky that she didn't ask for a bunch of stuff like a bounce house, party somewhere else, or for an expensive dinner

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful
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Her request doesn't sound out of line. Why not give her a budget and let her price the treats? It'll be a good learning time and if she sees it's too much, maybe she would be happy cutting back but still have her friends come over. You know the friends are the best part of a birthday!

My son turned 11 this year and wanted an endless guest list. I found a cheap place to rent ( our local YMCA) and didn't have to pay per guest, just for use of the gym. They played for two hours, and gobbled cake and punch,then water from the fountain when the punch was gone. He said it was the best party because he could invite ALL of the friends he could think of!

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

If your daughter wants to help with making pizza and lemonade, what are your objections? Making your own dishes would be a lot cheaper than buying ready-made. Also, go online to determine some fun games she and her friends could play, depending on what theme she chooses.

Both of you could make some very inexpensive prizes out of recycled materials (also tons of ideas online), and if you take photos of your daughter and each of her friends separately, you can have your her send a copy along with her thank-you note (if gifts are received).

Decorations could also be made inexpensively - banners made with letters (Happy Birthday and your daughter's name) cut out of paper and strung across a wall or fireplace with ribbon or string, napkins decorated with photo circles cut out from Disney or "teen" magazines and taped to the napkins, and so on. So many fun things to do! Good luck - enjoy the blessing your daughter is to you!

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

At this age, a sleepover can be fun, safe (you know where they are), and a great memory-building opportunity. This may be late for the party, but here are some suggestions: store-brand (generic) biscuit dough for pizza crusts. Each girl takes a few biscuits and works each one into a larger, thinner crust on a clean, floured surface. Have ready separate bowls of (generic brand) pizza sauce; some toppings, such as diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, sliced pepperoni, black olives, etc.; packaged (generic brand) shredded mozzarella cheese. Each girl spreads a spoonful of sauce on her crusts, chooses her own toppings, and sprinkles with cheese. Bake as package directs, allowing extra time for toppings. Help them with the oven, and watch to make sure they don't burn. Easy lemonade can be made with a lemonade mix, a couple of spoonsful of marachino cherry juice, and float a few lemon slices on top. Activities can be games, such as standing in a circle with a spoon (bowl side out) placed in the mouth. Pass a peanut clockwise from one person to the next, using only the spoon in your mouth. If the peanut drops, the person passing it sits down, and the rest continue. The last one standing wins a small prize. The "Guess Who I Am" game: the person being guessed must be someone all the children know well (a teacher, coach, parent, celebrity, etc.). Each child writes down the name of the person she/he will impersonate and hides it from the others. The person who guesses the most correctly wins a small prize. Rented movies are always a hit as well. Good luck, and have fun. Take lots of pictures; they grow up fast.

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

At this age, a sleepover can be fun, safe (you know where they are), and a great memory-building opportunity. Each visitor can bring a sleeping bag in case they ever fall asleep. This may be late for the party, but here are some suggestions: store-brand (generic) biscuit dough for pizza crusts. Each girl takes a few biscuits and works each one into a larger, thinner crust on a clean, floured surface. Have ready separate bowls of (generic brand) pizza sauce; some toppings, such as diced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, sliced pepperoni, black olives, etc.; packaged (generic brand) shredded mozzarella cheese. Each girl spreads a spoonful of sauce on her crusts, chooses her own toppings, and sprinkles with cheese. Bake as package directs, allowing extra time for toppings. Help them with the oven, and watch to make sure the pizzas don't burn. Easy lemonade can be made with a lemonade mix, a couple of spoonsful of marachino cherry juice, and float a few lemon slices on top. Activities can be games, such as standing in a circle with a spoon (bowl side out) placed in the mouth. Pass a peanut clockwise from one person to the next, using only the spoon in your mouth. If the peanut drops, the person passing it sits down, and the rest continue. The last one standing wins a small prize. The "Guess Who I Am" game: the person being guessed must be someone all the children know well (a teacher, coach, parent, celebrity, etc.). Each child writes down the name of the person she/he will impersonate and hides it from the others. The person who guesses the most correctly wins a small prize. Rented movies are always a hit as well. Good luck, and have fun. Take lots of pictures; they grow up fast.

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June 23, 20160 found this helpful

Your daughter will have alot of fun with her friends.I say go for it! About the making her own food items tell her to chose 2 things to make.

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

Well I recommend make pizza and watch movies with popcorn and play all water games like have water balloons it would me sooooo much fun trust me.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

The make your own pizza is great. You can even make English muffin pizzas. Rent a movie, make popcorn, and your daughter and her friends will have a wonderful time.

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March 11, 20170 found this helpful

Well I think you should let her have one friend see how it goes then if it's good  let her have three kids for her sleepover

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