9th birthday party sleepover...

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  1. UpNorth

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    Hi All :)

    My son's 9th birthday approaches and we're having a little sleepover party (our first & his first sleepover).

    Can anyone suggest a fun movie to hold the little boys' attention? Who knows if we'll even watch a movie, but I want to have one on hand just in case.

    G or PG only please :) I'm planning to use netflix, so old or new, anything goes!

    Thanks and have a great week.

    PS any other suggestions or words of advice would be much appreciated!
     
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  3. bros

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    Toy Story is good.

    Any Pixar movie, really.

    Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest was pretty good.

    E.T.

    Also stuff like Secret of NIMH or Brave Little Toaster, if they can handle a bit of a scare along the way.

    One time I had a sleepover. We couldn't get to sleep, so we watched Steve Irwin milk snakes on Animal Planet.

    Then we fell asleep
     
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    Toy Story 3 is on Netflix on Play Now. My 11, 9 and 7 year-olds were glued to the tv watching it all three times they have watched it.

    Even entertaining for the parents!
     
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    I don't have any experience with sleepovers since my 10 year old just isn't that social yet....but he loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid. My 9th graders loved it too- believe it or not! The second was sooooo funny too.
     
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    Mmmm....9 year old "sleep"overs - expect more body noises than you have ever heard before in your life and very little sleep. Lots of food and drink, lots of roughhousing and maybe someone who wants to go home in the middle of the night. Have fun!
     
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    The spy next door. My 10 yr old GS watched it last week end, and loved it. I also enjoyed it.
     
  8. TeachingNTX

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    I'd keep the movie G unless you spoke with each parent personally.
     
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    Also, remember that older PG movies have more in them. I chose the movie Contact to show in my film class because it's PG and it had s**t three times, bi**h a few times, and go***mn. Luckily we're in high school, so they didn't even notice, plus I had followed procedure for our school, but make sure you screen it first or look at the parent advisories on IMDB or somewhere.
     
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    They may not have seen some of the older stuff-- I'll second ET. Shrek is probably also a good bet.

    My kids could also spend hours watching reruns of TV shows-- the girls been on a Full House kick for a while now. At our last sleepover we put that on as the kids were supposed to be going to sleep. You might want to find something similar with the Three Stooges or something. (sorry, it's early. I'm not thinking "boys" right now.)

    If it's the first sleepover for the crowd, I normally let the other parents know that if the kid isn't comfortable sleeping over, they can pick him up at 10 o'clock, then return at 8 or so for breakfast. Including that on the invitation removes the discomfort some kids have with the idea that they might be the only one not yet ready for a sleepover.
     
  11. MsMar

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    My kids are 9 and 11 and love any of the Spy Kids (there are 3 of them). Toy Story 3 is a great suggestion too.
     
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    Spy Kids is good, Night at the Museum, are both good but if you want something they maybe haven't seen I'd try Space Jam or a good baseball movie like Rookie of the Year or Angels in the Outfield.
     
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    Oh I love Rookie of the Year AND Angels in the Outfield!! Sandlot, maybe?
     
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    ET gave my brother and I nightmares-my brother wouldn't go upstairs for several years as he thought ET was under his bed. ;)
     
  15. bros

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    It is a pretty intense movie.

    Still a good kids movie.

    Not as intense as, let's say, Secret of NIMH
     
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    How did it go??
     

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