a night spent in a different home, especially as a party for children or teens
Sleepovers are a popular activity among North American children and teens. Typically, the children are permitted to stay awake very late (sometimes all night). They often watch movies, or play games, talk and eat junk food.
Inviting someone to have a sleepover at your home is an indication that you see them as a friend.
Overtired people are less reserved, and sometimes people share secrets that they might not normally share. As a result, friendships are often closer after a sleepover.
Other names: pajama party, slumber party
See the STORY The Sleepover example: “Let’s have a sleepover!”