One time, I slept on a futon with three of my best friends.
It was kind of like the time I slept on the top bunk bed with my two sisters, except I wasn’t 8; I was 23. And it was awesome
All sleepovers are awesome, in theory. But as we all know, they can turn nasty quick. Try to shaving cream some sleeping biddie at your party and you may quickly realize she’s fully awake and coming at you with her fists. Not cool.
But sleepovers don’t have to be like that if you just get a little fancy with them. So without further poor storytelling… wait, come on, one more? Please? OK, real quick. This one time, I went to the beach with my good friend Mike and we went to a party at a beach house with all of his friends, and he had to sleep on this tiny corner of a pull-out sofa (read: not fancy) with two girls (read: no three-some, no two-some) while I ended up falling asleep in the king in the master bedroom that had it’s own bathroom, complete with 6 AM supply of Ibuprofen, and wide-open French doors that let in a cool mist of rain that soaked the floor, but kept me refreshed (deep breath!), and it was the best.
So yeah, sleepovers are awesome if you remember the key. The key is to keep it fancy! That is always the key. Now let’s get started.
The first question everyone wants to ask is, clothes? How can I be fancy in bed? Don’t ask Victoria’s Secret, that isn’t fancy enough. Ask Google. Go ahead and Google fancy pajamas, and this is what comes up.
On to the HAMMOCKS!!!!!!!!! THEY SWING! They are perfect for 2-person sleepovers. You need three people, though. Here’s what to do: Climb into your hammock, make room for the other person (gosh, move over, fattie) and ask the third person to give you a nice push and maybe turn on your make-out playlist. Now you’re solid.
(Good Gary, my screenshots are terrible. Sorry about that…)
If your sleepmate becomes a jerk, in the hammock or elsewhere, it may be time to leave. But there’s no need to be rude in return. Common courtesy demands that you let this jerk know why you left, so be sure to leave behind a douche card! Place it on the pillow, tape it to his/her forehead, glue it to a mirror – just do what you gotta and make sure they know they are the problem. Miss Manners is proud.
Are you at a platonic sleepover? You can still be the fanciest of them all with this sleeping bear bag, which has the potential not only to be cuddly cuddly warm but also to scare the socks off of someone who is wondering if you shot a bear and brought it to the sleepover. BONUS! Maybe you nicknamed your boyfriend big bear and you miss him at sleepovers? Now you can feel better by still sleeping with a big bear! Isn’t that nice? No? No one? Just me? OK, cool, let’s find another animal…
Like an Ostrich! What? OK, sometimes you may be at work and it will be 2 PM and you will be on a conference call and you will close your eyes and lay your head on the desk and think, “Maybe I listen better with my eyes closed. Or maybe I just need a sleepover at work. Why is my desk so terrible to sleep on?” Well, my fancy friends, you can sleep in peace at your desk with your fancy ostrich nap pillow! You may look ugly, but you will sleep in peace. Fo sho.
SECOND BONUS! This thing looks like a big punching glove, and that may miraculously come in handy some day when you are lugging it to the airport, or any other fancy place you may wish to have a sleepover. I’m not sure how. You can figure it out.
Finally, sleepovers are best with fancy breakfast the next morning. But you won’t have to run to Dunkin’ for a tasty treat if you own your very own mini-donut maker!
This post is brought to you by Rachel, who prefers mimosas to donuts any day.