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Pajama Jam Reading Party

It is time to shine some light on reading! Now is the perfect time to get your kids and their friends excited about reading, even in the dark! Here are some simple steps to host your own Pajama Jam Reading Party.

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Location, Location, Location

A party of this nature works best in a large space. You want to be sure you have enough room to build a fort or put up a tent. Depending on how many kids you decide to invite, the larger your location would need to be. Once you have decided where and when your party is, send out your invites. Invites can be as simple as a phone call or you could mail out something fun. Make sure everyone understands that pajamas are required!

Party Prep

Now it is time to get everything ready. You will need to gather treats, and books, and supplies for building a fort. For my kids the fort building is a huge chunk of the fun! If I were you, I would let the guests build their fort. Because we kept our party a small family affair, we went with using our son’s tent in his bedroom. It creates the perfect ambiance for reading under the covers!

Like all parties, food is a must! We went with family favorites: Kettle Corn and Chocolate milk.

Our homemade Kettle Corn is always a hit and it is so easy to make! Here is what you need:

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  • Air Popper (or a bag of popped microwave popcorn)
  • 1/2 cup of kernals
  • 1/4 a cup butter
  • 1/4 a cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 a cup sugar
  • about a teaspoon of water

I like to throw some salt on there too, but its not in my recipe.

1. Pop your popcorn.

2. Melt all the there ingredients in a sauce pan until it begins to get thick like a syrup. It will begin to froth as well.

3. Pour everything in a paper bag and shake it up until the popcorn is evenly covered. Little hands are the best at shaking in my opinion.

Any combination of snacks would be great. If you want to stick with a camping theme, make some S’mores or provide a big bowl of trail mix!

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Have Fun!

Grab you favorite Scholastic books, and EVEREADY® flashlights and get reading!

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My kids love to read, but they thought this whole night was even more magical. We had so much fun snacking, eating, reading and laughing the night away. It was so easy and stress free and I know that I will remember this night forever! For tips and more resources for planning your party visit Scholastic!

Scholastic and EVEREADY® are teaming up to help parents shine a light on reading, even in the dark! EVEREADY®’s high quality batteries and flashlights are reliable and affordable and can be purchased at Dollar General or Target.

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Friday 19th of September 2014

I love kettle corn so it would be a great snack choice! My kids love pajama days!


Thursday 18th of September 2014

We encourage reading by reading. Every night, we read to the kids. If we get them into reading now, they'll love it for the rest of their lives.


Thursday 18th of September 2014

This is the cutest reading party! My boys would get SUCH a kick out of forts and flashlights for reading!

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

Thursday 18th of September 2014

What a great idea. If you can get kids to love reading now, they'll be better students later. Plus, reading is just fun!

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