Sleeping Over

Mon, Oct 5, 2009

Q&ASleeping Over

Seep Over with someone at some place just to spend the night sleeping at someone else’s home.

  • Typically said by teenagers or younger children who spend the night with a friend
  • “Mom, can I sleep over with Tony?” or ” Can I sleep over at Tony’s house?”
  • To stay the night in someone else’s home: “If you don’t want to drive home this late at night, you’re welcome to sleep over”
  • Stay overnigh: “The boy’s friends were allowed to sleep over after the birthday party”
  • A sleepover, also known as a pajama party or a slumber party (or less commonly, a snoozer), is a party where a guest or guests are invited to stay overnight. They are most frequently combined with a birthday party or other special occasion.

Sleep Over Activities

Typical participant activities include

  • staying up late
  • talking
  • eating
  • playing until falling asleep, which sometimes never happens for a few high energy guests.

Sleepovers are usually held at one participant’s house, with other guests sometimes bringing their bedtime things, such as pillows or sleeping bags

Common activities include:

  • playing board games 
  • playing video games
  • having pillow fights
  • watching movies
  •  ordering pizza
  • eating sweets
  • playing party games 
  • building forts out of pillows and blankets
  • for girls, having a “spa night”, in which girls polish their nails and toes and put on face masks

Sleepovers are practiced by both girls and boys

  • Sometimes, sleepovers can have a theme, like dressing up as a favorite book character or a Christmas or Halloween sleepover.

What are the reason for adults to sleep over?

  • affair function
  • lodge occasion 
  • social function
  • social occasion
  • relationship

See a few examples:

  • someone becomes very tired or too drunk to leave the he or she went to take part in  (and might never be invited again),
  • out of town relatives (you can’t wait until they leave)
  • your in-laws who came to see your family and it is too late for them to go home
  • relatives and friends who came to visit you from other cities, states, provinces, or countries (you wonder why wouldn’t they stay at the hotel nearby?!)
  • you (and your family members have a trip to your friends and relatives at a distance far from you present location; and you do’t want to spend money on the hotel accomodation
  • other reasons

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