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Savvy Spending Tips for the Perfect Kids Slumber Party

Summer vacation is upon us! As the days get longer and since there isn't any school tomorrow, kids are more likely to have friends over for so long that it turns into a sleepover.  If your quiet night alone has been interrupted — have no fear!

There's no need to dip into your summer vacation fund to throw a slumber party to remember — here are some of our favorite tips that will give your kids bragging rights for months to come:

Bring the Big Screen to Your Home

Why pay more to go to a theater, when you can create an even better movie experience at home? That's right — you don't have to pay for everyone's movie ticket to have a fun movie night. Save at the theater by setting up your own movie theater . You can even bring mattresses in the living room —  or the yard — and create a big screen with a bed sheet and projector.

And because you're saving money on tickets, you can splurge on tasty snacks and treats for your guests. From an ice cream topping bar, to popcorn and candy, the possibilities are endless.

Give Them Room to Stretch Out

For the ultimate sleepover space, consider sizing-up your mattress. Whether you're letting your kids camp out in your king-size bed for the night, or upgrading their twin to a queen, you'll be giving your child and their friends more room for fun (and sleep!).

Worried the bigger bed will cost an arm and a leg? It doesn't have to. At Mattress Firm, you can get more without spending more — and give your kids the slumber party to remember. Just check out your  nearest Mattress Firm for more.

Glamour Night for the Girls

For your daughter, nothing says 'sleepover' like a night full of makeovers. Get out the nail polish and hair spray and set your little sleepers up with an array of beauty supplies. From manicures to curls, your guests will have fun for hours. Though we can't guarantee you won't be tired at the end of the night!

Want to complete the look? Stock up on frilly costumers and accessories for your bedtime buddies to take a walk down the red carpet. And don't forget the camera! These are memories you will want to remember.

Make Your Sleepover Extra Sweet

From brownies and cookies to cake pops and s'mores, you can't go wrong with adding a little sugar. Host a bake-off to make your sleepover extra sweet. Whether you start from scratch or decorate something pre-made, your kids and their friends will love the creativity of making something on their own.

It just takes a minute of searching on Pinterest to find and endless amount of unique and tasty recipes that you'll be excited to try... plus, once you're done baking, you will all have something sweet to snack on - and maybe leftovers for tomorrow. Just remember not to eat  TOO close to bedtime.

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