Thanks all! This is very useful. Haven't hit a real milestone/ brand-new experience in a while.
JPB, it will be just one girl, sozlet's best friend. It'll be her first sleepover too, so thanks for the reminder to be prepared for the possibility of mind-changing and last-minute pickup.
They will sleep in sozlet's room. I haven't actually thought this part through all the way yet -- I may get a twin air mattress and just put it next to sozlet's bed. Might need a sleeping bag too.
We don't have a specific date for the sleepover set yet. Backstory: sozlet likes me to be with her when she falls asleep. (Once she falls asleep I leave and she's fine for the rest of the night.) We've been trying to move her towards being able to fall asleep on her own for a while, since the fact that she needs me there limits things. Sleepovers are one, so as a motivation for her we agreed that if she went to sleep on her own for seven days (didn't have to be consecutive), the reward would be a sleepover. She did her seven days all in a row (the good part about bronchitis is that all that coughing makes me unpleasant to be around when she's trying to go to sleep!
). This morning I asked BF's mom if she (BF) could come over for a sleepover some Friday night. The mom said sure, that'd be great! So it'll happen soon, just not sure when yet.
OK, so consensus seems to be to set a bedtime a couple of hours past their usual one.
What about pick-up? What I remember from my own sleepovers was a fair amount of morning lounging -- breakfast, cartoons, etc. That sounds fine to me...