When you throw a slumber party, you invite your friends to spend the night at your house. If you're invited to a slumber party, pack your sleeping bag (but you may not use it)!
Pronunciation: /ˈslʌm.bɚ/ /ˈpɑːr.t̬i/
Origin: Kids and teenagers are the most likely to attend slumber parties, although there's no reason adults can't also celebrate special occasions in their pajamas. At a typical slumber party, guests do things like play games, watch movies, and eat pizza before staying up late laughing and talking. You can also call a gathering like this a pajama party or a sleepover. Slumber party dates from the 1940s, from slumber, or "sleep."
- A fun overnight slumber party in late August is a perfect way to end summer before heading back to school.
- She wanted to hold a slumber party for six of her closest friends.
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