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Slumber Party Ideas from Darcy Miller

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2010

Slumber parties are a delightful rite of passage for young girls, and a little planning and creativity can make them extra-special.

Darcy Miller, editorial director at Martha Stewart Weddings, recently hosted a slumber party for two dozen girls at event space Asphalt Green to celebrate her daughter Ella's fifth birthday.

Darcy shares some crowd-pleasing ideas from the party. 

Pillowcase Decorating

Let creativity shine by having the girls decorate plain pillowcases with a variety of designs and embellishments.

Flashlight Decorating

Flashlights give the slumber party a distinctly nocturnal feel, and they double as take-home favors when decorated with pretty beads.

Journal Decorating
Send party guests home with customized diaries adorned with stickers and glitter, perfect for recounting favorite memories from the night before.

Martha Stewart Crafts Products


Create dazzling slumber party invitations like Darcy's with these simple materials.

Accessories and Favors

Choose some of the following whimsical products to give as adorable treats and party favors.


Party photo by Donna Newman. Illustration by Darcy Miller Designs. Download the Clip Art

Comments (5)

  • Unemployed 8 Nov, 2010

    Loved the giant books for the party. Where can I find those? Fancy Nancy in particular.

  • jillster1 8 Nov, 2010

    Where do I get the brown envelopes (sleeping bags) and the clear envelopes for the confetti. Great ideas, even for my 12 yr. old daughter.

  • kjm1028 30 Oct, 2010

    where did they get those gigantic balloons?

  • jill808702 21 Oct, 2010

    where did the envelopes that looked like sleeping bags come from?

  • 6margaret 16 Oct, 2010

    Are you going to put this "Pin the Bear on the Birthday Girl" in your clip art section?