Monon Center to host girls-only sleepover
By Terri Spilman
Imagine a tween sleepover where the kids can still have all the fun, yet the parents actually get to sleep and don’t have to clean up the mess.
For the first time, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is offering a girls-only Girls & Curlz Lock-In sleepover for girls age 7 to 13 at the Monon Community Center on the evening of March 28.
Girly-girl activities at the sleepover abound including jewelry making, nail painting, games and cookie decorating. The Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, Disney’s “Frozen” will also be shown.
Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and overnight items. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided.
According to Events Supervisor Traci Broman, the event will be well-supervised and secure.
“The building will be locked down as usual at 10 p.m. No one will be able to enter the building after that. Our building is very secure with cameras, locks, etc.”
And for parents concerned about their kids pulling an all-nighter, there’s a plan in place for that as well. Broman said, “Once we start the movie we will begin winding down. I do expect that the kids will go to sleep and we will have a quiet time when that happens. The movie room will be the quiet room. So if kids want to play board games or do crafts, that will be available for a little while.”
She said that eventually everyone will be going to sleep.
“This is a really fun event and is only offered once a year,” Broman said.
The Girls & Curlz Lock-In will start at 7 p.m. March 28 with pick-up at 9 a.m. March 29. The cost is $30 per person. Register online at www.carmelclayparks.com or call 848-7275.