Night Owl Slumber Party Ideas: A Featured Party by Party Wishes

When we stumbled upon this ‘Night Owl’ slumber party by Donna of Party Wishes SCV, we were instantly charmed! Who (or should it be ‘hooooo’) wouldn’t be? For this at-home birthday bash for her 12 year-old daughter, Donna managed to combine delightful handmade details with bright colors and bold patterns. The result is a heartwarming owl-themed party with a playful ‘70s vibe. But don’t take our word for it. Come and enjoy all the creative party elements!

Setting the Party Scene

Night Owl Party Slumber Birthday Party Ideas

Moms will be moms! And so Donna had everything set up nice and comfy (and organized) for the birthday girl and her guests.

  • The cutest handmade wreath welcomed guests to the owl-y evening.
  • Huggable owl pillows sewn from cool retro-style fabrics were sitting pretty on sofas, ready for the late-night viewing of the movie “Legends of the Guardians.”
  • Colorful backpacks held toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, tissues, and sleeping eye masks.
  • A great chalkboard sign announced the party schedule, from scrapbook signing till packing up to go home!

Floral Decorations

Night Owl Party Slumber Birthday Party Decorations

For this all-girl gathering, casual and charming floral arrangements prettied up the scene.

  • Bright bunches of roses, daisies, and green mini mums were set in glass jars tied with colorful fabric strips.
  • Some dressed up the table as part of a woodsy centerpiece, featuring a stuffed owl, crocheted flowers, lace-style candle holders, and wooden crates.
  • Another accompanied a box of ‘Owl Love You Forever’ necklaces, handmade by Donna for each guest. One even graced the guest bathroom!

Bedtime to Breakfast Treats

Night Owl Party Slumber Birthday Party Cake and Cookies

Of course, what would a slumber party be without goodies to snack on while movie-viewing, playing games, and chatting till dawn?

  • A fab backdrop of bold floral fabric and a colorful owl poster (both from Ikea) really set a fun mood for the desserts display.
  • Rustic touches were added with woven trays, wooden crates, and tree stump slices used as food and drink stands.
  • The birthday cake, baked by super-mom Donna too, featured a ‘feather’ frosting technique and a cute topper of pompom bunting.
  • A yummy breakfast, announced by a framed chalkboard menu, awaited the sleepy-eyed guests, along with adorable owl mugs for their hot chocolate!

Fun Activities and Night Owl Favors

Night Owl Party Slumber Party Favors

With mom being such a crafty talent, how could the party activities and favors not be something cool and creative, too?

  • An activity table was set up for guests to each paint their own owl artwork. Notice the brightly-colored owl aprons (from Oriental Trading) hanging on each chair, the mini canvases on easels, plus art supplies.
  • Donna even enclosed the activity area with a pompom garland strung on burlap-covered poles!
  • The girls’ finished paintings were displayed in a homemade ‘owl gallery’.
  • And for fun souvenirs of this special over-nighter, each guest got to take home a group photo mounted in fabric-wrapped Dollar Tree frames!

Whew! We’re amazed at the planning and preparation that surely went into this party. Applause for Donna, and thanks for showing us all how to pull off a fun-filled celebration for a bunch of happy tweeners!

For more photos, ideas, and vendor info, do drop by the original Night Owl Slumber Party by Party Wishes, here.


  1. How cute! I was really into owls about 2 years ago and thought about an owl-themed first birthday for my daughter who’s now 4. I thought the frosting technique for the cake was creative and I’ll have to keep this in mind for future party planning.

  2. So nice of you to stop by, Iris! Yes, aren’t all the details just so creative and charming? That’s why we just had to share this party inspiration. 🙂

  3. This is absolutely adorable!! I am obsessed with owls right now so I am really drawn to this party. And I especially love the beautiful owl cookies!!

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