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7 Sleepover Snack Essentials
We give you a rundown of summer munchies to bite, sip, chew, and sink your teeth into.Call your gal pals, throw on your comfiest pair of t-shirt and cotton shorts, and get your belly ready for a sleepover feast!

A sleepover is one of the best things about being a girl. Think about it. Whether all dolled up in your favorite pajamas—yes, the ones with the cute polka dot print—or in your usual pambahay clothes, sleepovers basically revolve around three things: great friends, lots of laughs and stories, and delish food to pig out on.

For some reason, food served in sleepovers always taste so much better than they do on regular days. Maybe it's because you're in the company of girlfriends and surrounded by mountains of pillows and blankets. Or maybe it's because you're all watching your favorite chick flicks and are stress-eating from all the #feels.

Whatever the reason, we've got you covered for the next sleepover. We'll make sure you don't forget the essentials by giving you a list of items to add to your grocery list!

  1. Mocktails

This summer, the heat is off the charts. What better excuse but to cool down with a delicious mocktail that you and your friends can make on your own. There are dozens of online recipes to choose from!

You can even hold a contest to see who can make the best concoction of the night. Plus points for the one who thinks of a witty name for their drink.

  1. Cupcakes

These are the belles of the ball. Cupcakes are a great gift to bring to a sleepover—or to any celebration for that matter. Topped with beautiful swirls and embellishments, they're practically waiting to be photographed and uploaded on social media for everyone else to see.

P.S. The prettier they are, the more heartbreaking it is to make a cupcake sandwich. You've been warned. 

  1. Chips

It's almost impossible to stop eating once they're laid out in front of you.

Everyone has their favorites. Lay's Barbecue, Pringles, jalapeno flavored Cheetos—those are just the international brands. Don't forget the local favorites you grew up with too like cheese-flavored Clover chips and Tomi. You can choose to have them mixed and put together in a bowl or eaten straight from the bag. Whatever the situation, chips are a definite must-have in every pantry.

  1. Fruits

 

It's always good to have a hefty serving of fruits on the table.

Slice delicious fruits such as kiwis, apples, and honeydew. Don’t forget to take it up a notch by hosting a fondue night where everyone can dip their favorites into decadent chocolate. You're sure to be set for a great night ahead! 

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  1. Pizza

 

There's always that one friend you can count on who has a pizza card in their wallet. With it, you can order box upon box of cheesy pepperoni goodness—or Hawaiian, if that's your thing.

Pizza is universal. It's best shared—cut into regular triangles or square pieces—and tastes amazing when sprinkled with chili flakes or hot sauce. Whether eaten the classic way, folded, or sliced with a knife and fork, pizza is here to stay for good. And for that, we are all grateful.

  1. Ice Cream

 

Ice cream pints are usually given a bad rep. They're the break up companion, the go-to pick-me-up for bad days. But at the very heart of it all, they're comfort food. Ice cream is what takes you back to your yesteryears, when all you ever needed was a bowl of cookies and cream to put a smile on your face.

Now, you have your girlfriends by your side to add to your many memories of ice-cream fondness. So grab a pint, stick a spoon in, and eat to your heart's delight. 

  1. Nutella

 

Chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes so good, it has a cult following. This is an absolute must in every sleepover—it's one of the best ways to indulge.

You can eat it by the spoon, drizzled over ice cream, or generously slathered on crackers and bread. Whichever way you choose, your friends won't judge. They might even fight over who gets to scrape the very last serving at the bottom of the jar. Then again, who can blame them?

A sleepover is the perfect excuse to binge-eat your favorite food, with the comfort of your best girlfriends. So for this one night, don’t stress too much about an upcoming summer beach trip and stop yourself from counting calories.

Live a little, laugh until tears fall, indulge in your favorite romcoms, and treat yourself to an extra slice of pizza or two. Tonight is a celebration of friendship and food. So be merry and have an amazing sleepover ahead!

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