The Dark Secrets of Girls Slumber Parties

It's all about tickling each other, pillow fights and teaching each other how to french, right? Guys, PJ parties for gals usually took a rather dark turn. Here's just some of the games you might have found at them (had you been allowed)

We might have lit some candles, darkened the room, let the curtains flutter at an open window, played some dark creepy music. The evening could have involved playing records backwards to hear "Paul is dead," or having a seance. Other times, it would likely be the games listed below:

Ouija: It's practically a rite of passage for adolescents to give the Ouija or a séance a try. Have a seat. The two users should sit facing each other, with knees touching if possible, with the board on their laps. Don't use a table. Decide on a questioner or medium. Even though both people can ask questions -- or anyone else in the room can -- only one of the users should be the medium (the one to formally ask questions of the board). Place your fingers on the planchette. You and your partner should place the fingers of both hands very lightly on the planchette, or pointer. Move it. Purposely move the planchette around in a circle on the board for a moment or two to get it 'warmed up.' Attitude. Don't let the board control the session. The medium should begin by announcing that the session will only allow an experience that is positive or toward a higher good and that negative energies are not welcome. Begin simply. Start with a simple question, one that requires a yes or no answer. Be patient. You might not begin to get answers right away. Give the board a chance to 'warm up.' Be polite. When the board starts working, thank the board or entities for showing up and communicating with you. Don't ask stupid questions. Avoid questions such as, 'When am I going to die?' If the board answers, 'in 6 months,' you might just worry about it needlessly. Don't ask for physical signs. Many experienced users warn against asking for physical signs that the 'spirit' is real or present. Don't believe everything the board tells you. Just as with any other source of information, don't accept whatever the board says to be the truth or accurate. Close the board. This is an important step. When you're done with your session, slide the planchette to 'GOODBYE' and remove your hands.

Light as a feather/stiff as a board: One participant lies flat on the floor, and then the others space themselves around him or her, each placing their fingers underneath his or her body. The person closest to the head commonly begins by saying "Once the roads were icy and cold", which the others repeat; then "A woman lost control of her steering wheel" is spoken and repeated back. Finally the last sentence "When they found her she was light as a feather, stiff as a board" is said and the phrase is chanted by the others repeat. Some people report[1] that the apparent weight of the person lifted seems lower than expected or that the person becomes completely weightless.

Bloody Mary:
Inside of a bathroom with the light turned off (candle optional), a person stands in front of the mirror and whispers “Bloody Mary” several times in a row and a bloody-faced woman is supposed to show herself and even grab for you from the mirror. Some variations have you chanting “Bloody Mary come to me.”

Truth or Dare: Get the players into a group, sitting on the floor or around a table. Choose one player to start the game. This player asks "Truth or Dare?" of a second player in the circle. Have the second player choose between answering a question and performing a dare. Ask the question or present the dare. Ideally, both the questions and the dares should be mildly embarrassing, but not mean or dangerous. Remember, your turn to answer or perform will come around soon. Continue the game by having the person who last told the truth or did the dare ask "Truth or Dare?" of another player.


  1. these are pretty tame. my universe is shattered lol

  2. Truth or Dare is better when it's 18+, and co-ed. The end.

  3. The really really brave kids would do these games at my scary house.

  4. We did all but Bloody Mary because we were too scared to do that one. We also did seances.

  5. I thought you'd be more interested in the adults who would want to play games in your scary house... =P

  6. We did all those, although with the Light as a Feather, Stiff as a board, the story was a bit different and we only put the tips of the index and middle fingers of each hand under the prone person. Scary how that works lol.

    I told my little sister about the Bloody Mary thing and she tried it out alone at her house (she lives with our father. Half-sister) and it scared the beejesus out of her. She still complains about it to this day and she's in her early 30s now LMAO!

  7. interesting, i hoped for the pillow fight fantasy... well in my head i am there in the pillow fight fantasy.

    hey, i am doing this right now.

    bloody mary, bloody mary, bloody ma....

  8. The slumber party gone darkly awry is always fertile ground from which to launch any number of ghost/horror stories. Incidentally, as a Beatles fan since elementary school I can testify that playing "Revolution #9" backward on the old White Album vinyl really does sound like "Turn me on dead man...turn me on dead man".

  9. What do girls do at a slumber party when the only rule is... No boys allowed!

  10. Yes, well, as us gals got older, the games changed into things like calling boys we like and trying to find out who they have a crush on, getting all made up and hitting the mall. There were some pillow fights and a bit of tickling, I must admit. Those stories are so boring, though, y'all don't want to hear about that.

    That's a whole different post.

    You crack me up! I was the baby sister and I got the brunt of it all. And, yeah, we never do forget. :-)

    I also was known to sneak out and spy on the neighborhood scary house with the evil man we thought killed his wife and also doing some TP'ing. I preferred what the boys were doing most of the time. The only time I had a lot of fun with the girls was when we talked about the boys or told scary stories.


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