The holidays are now in full swing, and with all of the cocktail parties and formal affairs filling our calendars, there’s something to be said about a more low-key gathering—especially when it comes to reuniting with our closest friends. We’re talking the ultimate girls’ night in: a good-old-fashioned sleepover filled with all the nostalgic classics from childhood (snacks, movies, pajamas) and a few updates (read: wine and a lack of parental supervision). Inspired to host one yourself? We asked four ultra-stylish bloggers from around the globe to share their top tips for hosting the coziest slumber party—and, of course, the dreamiest pajamas to wear for it.
Alert your girl gang via group text, and keep reading for hosting ideas. (Hint: Victoria’s Secret has plenty of stylishly snuggly options.)
Michelle Salas of Rough on the Edge
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Those looking to make more of a statement should follow Michelle Salas’s lead and pick up these festive red-and-green plaid pajamas that don’t compromise on comfort. “Victoria’s Secret sleepwear has always been a wardrobe must,” she says. “The pieces are extremely comfortable and make you feel beautiful at the same time.” Bonus: These will look amazing on Instagram (custom sleepover hashtag optional).
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To take some pressure off the host, Salas and her friends added in a potluck twist. “We’re all foodies and love wine, so we all bring something to share for the sleepover,” she says. “Most of all, we enjoy our time together talking about our past experiences and fun memories.” As an early Christmas treat, she suggests bringing gifts, whether they’re personalized for each recipient or themed for a white elephant exchange.
Forget the oversize tees and baggy sweatpants that filled your childhood slumber parties. Blogger Jourdan Sloane, who describes her personal style as “vintage street luxe,” always balances her look to keep it from veering overly girly, and relies on Victoria’s Secret for super-soft fabrics and cute prints. “As a fashion blogger, I don’t always have comfort as an option, so I look forward to having a pair of cozy pajamas waiting for me at the end of the day,” she says.
A party favor that your BFFs can use during the all-nighter and afterward is always a thoughtful touch. Laurie Ferraro tops off a simple white long-sleeve tee and printed lounge pants with adorable faux fur–topped slippers—our pick for a no-brainer present that will have everyone reminiscing about the good times well into the New Year.
The slumber party doesn’t end when the last person falls asleep. Send your guests off with an Insta-worthy breakfast bar the morning after, serving up granola and Greek yogurt, eggs and bacon, or pancakes (Jane Aldridge’s favorite). The round-the-clock quality time really makes the whole experience feel like a staycation. Style-wise, Aldridge opts for a matching set from Victoria’s Secret in lightweight, washed flannel for extra softness and a comfortably relaxed fit (all the better to stretch out and lounge around in for 15-plus hours).