My January Sleepover

By Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company Blog Team

With short days and long nights, January is the perfect month to host a sleepover. With the winter chill outside, snuggling up in pj’s and sleeping bags is the best way to celebrate winter with friends. Pajamas and sleepovers just go together, especially in January. At The Pajama Company, we have long loved sleepovers and celebrate friends new and old  having fun together all night long in pj’s eating popcorn, watching movies, playing games and maybe just maybe catching a few zzzz’s. Here are a few of our favorite sleepover games for your winter party.

  • Nail Polish Birthday Spin Game-Place several colors of nail polish in the middle of a circle of girls.  Have the first girl at the sleepover spin a bottle of nail polish.  Whoever the cap is pointing to when it stops must paint one of her fingernails that color.  Then that person spins the next color of nail polish…and so on.  Pretty soon everyone has really crazy hands and toes!
  • Don’t Say It – This is a game that is actually pretty popular at adult parties too! Give out one beaded necklace to everyone that comes to the party.
    Choose a word that relates to the party i.e. “night” and tell everyone they CAN’T say that word the whole party. If they say that word, whoever they say it to, gets their beads. The person with the most beads at the end of the party wins!
  • Foil Make Over Game-The object is to create the best outfit out of aluminum foil.  This can be played individually or if you have lots of girls separate them into teams.  Give each person or team 1 or 2 rolls of aluminum foil.  You can add accessories like belts, sunglasses, jewelry, hats and more.  Have the girls create tops, pants, dresses, skirts, bikinis or shorts.
  • Blind Make Over Game-The first person puts on a blindfold and does the makeup of the second person.  Then when they are done the second person puts on the blindfold and does the makeup of the third person.  Draw numbers to determine the order.  Be sure to take pictures when you are done!
  • Sleepover Ball Game-Buy a large inflatable beach ball and in permanent marker write questions all over it.  Place everyone in a circle and throw the ball to someone.  The person who catches the ball must answer the question that their right thumb is touching.  After answering the question they then throw the ball to another person.  Here are some suggestions for questions:  What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?  What is your favorite color?  What are three words that describe you? Who is your favorite band/singer? What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you? What do you say when you talk in your sleep?  What is your biggest phobia?  If you were invisible what would you do?  If you were an animal what would you be?  Who is your secret crush? What was your last dream about?
  • Haunting Tales – Have everyone sit in a circle, with just a few candles lit around the room. The person hosting the party should start a scary story with one sentence. Each person must add another sentence until an entire tale has been created. Include guests in the story to make the scare factor even higher.
  • Candy Hunt– Ask everyone to bring a flashlight to the party.  Before everyone arrives at the party ask a parent or sibling to hide candy all over the house.  When it gets dark, turn off the lights and have everyone take their flashlights and hunt for the candy.
  • Snuggle Bug-Designate one person at the party the “Snuggle Bug” by putting slips of paper into a bowl (all blank except for the one that has the SB on it).  Whoever picks the “SB” is the “Snuggle Bug”.  All the guests are in the same room (with the lights off throughout the house) at the beginning of the game.  Then the “Snuggle Bug” gets to go and find a hiding place.  People roam throughout the house and ask other players, “Are you the Snuggle Bug?”  If the answer is no, then they keep searching.  If the answer is yes, then the person has to join them in the hiding spot and snuggle up to the SB.  As more guests find the SB and snuggle up, the hiding space becomes overcrowded and the game ends when the last person finds the SB.  Maybe have a “booby” prize ready for the last person!
  • Kiss The Poster-get a nice poster of your favorite pop star, rock star or celebrity.  Have each girl put on lipstick and take turns putting on the blindfold and kissing the poster.  The person who kisses closest to the celebrity’s lips gets to take the poster home!
  • Tapper-With everyone in the room, one person is chosen to be the Tapper.  The Tapper goes into another room where he/she can’t hear the other players.  Meanwhile everyone hides in their sleeping bags or under pillows and blankets.  You can also make decoys by putting pillows/stuffed animals under a blanket to make it look like a person.  Then someone gets up, turns off the lights and goes back to their hiding spot.  After everyone is settled, you yell to the Tapper to come in.  The Tapper comes into the room, with the lights off, and taps on someone.  If you get tapped you have to say “Yes?” in a weird voice (or say something else, it’s up to you).  The Tapper has to figure out who was speaking.  If the Tapper is right, the person tapped has to be the Tapper next and everyone gets a new hiding spot.  If the Tapper is wrong, he/she has to tap another person.   Or one by one the Tapper can guess each person until only one is left.
  • Blair Witch Hide and Seek-A new type of hide and seek to play using a cell phone and a house phone.  Wait until it’s dark and turn out the lights.  One person hides with a cell phone.  In the pitch black, everyone goes looking for this one person.  Every so often he must call the house phone and give clues to where he is hiding.
  • Two Truths and A Lie-Sit in a circle.  Each person one by one must tell everyone two things that are true about himself/herself and one thing that isn’t.  Mix up the two truths and a lie however you please.  Everyone has to guess which is the lie.

Sleepover!

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It’s Flannel Season

By Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company Blog Team

With temperatures plummeting and nights long, January is the month for hibernating.  With festive celebrations behind us, now it’s our time to snuggle up in our favorite pj’s. We love “Flannel Season” and think our collection  is not only super comfy but also warm and fun. Chances are we have a pajama to reflect your personality and just your style. So curl up with your favorite book, TV show, movie or better yet, your favorite sleep mask and embrace January. Here are some of our flannel favorites today.

PJ Salvage "Macaroons" $58

Big Feet Flannel Footie $44

PJ Salvage "Hootie" $58

PJ Salvage "Frontier" $58

The Cat's Pajamas "Sushi" Pant for Men $56

 

 

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New Years Eve PJ Party

By Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

With the New Year only a few hours away I wanted to share what my family and I do every year. On New Years Eve we get dressed in our comfiest pajamas and ring in the new year cozy.

I think this is a great way to have a theme party for New Years Eve.

Hosting a pajama party is the best way to greet the new year. This way you get to see all the different types of comfy pajamas there are available. If you are in a particular cold area the best thing to wear are our Munki Munki Women’s “Sushi” Pajamas 


It seems like these pajamas never go out of style, everyone loves sushi! Or to keep with the cool weather our Munki Munki Women’s “Skate” Pajamas.

For men you can go with our Hatley Nature Men’s “Hot Dog Skiing Dogs” Men’s Pajama Pant, they are cute and fabulous!

Nothing like having a party with comfort and style!

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2014!

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas!

By Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

Yes, I am home from a month long trip frolicking in Connecticut. Actually the trip was a sad one I went back home to celebrate the life of someone that will always remain near and dear in my heart.

After being home for a few days, I can feel the Holiday spirit fill me. My family hasn’t decorated for our holiday festivities because they waited for me to be home. Now that everything is back into some order we will be starting our holiday work.

The holiday season is a big time in my family as I am sure it is for many families. Nothing is better than being held up in the house because of cold weather baking, watching classic movies, and snuggling in your pajamas.

Christmas is the time where pajamas are very important. When I think Christmas I envision a small child making their way down a huge staircase in their pajamas usually with a stuffed animal in tow. Heading to the Christmas tree to see if Santa has come to visit them and leave gifts if they were good all year long. as a child I always wore footie pajamas like our “Winter Snowflake” Kids Fleece Footie Pajamas.

As children I always begged my mother to open one gift on Christmas Eve. That was usually pajamas for us to wear on Christmas Day for photos. This tradition has lived on in my house. I make sure every year to buy pajamas for the family and we wear them in the morning for the perfect photos. I know some families even wear matching pajamas for Christmas Morning photos, I am sure that is of interest. If it is then search no longer because The Pajama Company offers Matching Family Pajamas, it is the cutest idea for the biggest family related holiday of the season.

Before the big night it might be nice to do a fun family project dawning your pajamas. I always pick a project to do with the kids and pump up the traditional Christmas music that everyone eventually hums and sings along to (like Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, etc.) and we have a lot of fun and laughs being together as a family. I will give you a fun suggestion to get started with this tradition.

 

So there you have it fun family picture ops, projects and music. Yes here at The Pajama Company we know how to have fun.

 

 

 

 

 
Salt Dough Santa Ornament
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:
1. Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints.
3. Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
4. Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick the ornaments are. Please note that these ornaments will harden as they cool.
5. Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny and to protect the painting.

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Day After Thanksgiving My Holiday Summary, Relaxing & Online Shopping!

by Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

I hope everyone had a great holiday (both Thanksgiving and Chanukah) .

I had a great day, nothing better than starting a few new traditions with great friends, food, and fun. This year was a great and unusual Thanksgiving for me. I actually didn’t have to cook, clean or do anything that I normally do for my family, it felt strange. I have been away from my family for the past 3 weeks with just my 1 year old daughter to remind me of home. I am getting a little homesick and will be happy to be flying back the first week of December, but it has given me a chance to meet new people and experience new traditions.

One of the new traditions that I have learned was hanging out and lounging around in our pajamas most of Thanksgiving morning, my daughter enjoyed this and there is nothing better than letting your child lounge in pajamas that you know will keep them warm like our Lazy One Kids Unisex Chocolate Brown Moose Caboose Flapjack Pajamas, pair them with our Aroma Home Knitted “Dog” Slipper Socks and you have a very warm and cute child on your hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While my little one was playing around the house I completed the one task I had for the whole day. Peeling potatoes and rutabaga, the friend I am staying with right now is Swedish and one of her family recipes is mashed potatoes with rutabaga, which is very delicious and easy to make. Simply peel, cut and boil potatoes and rutabaga. Then drain and mash with butter, salt and milk and you have a yummy side dish that is also wonderful because your sneaking in extra veggies that the kids don’t know about.

We got dressed, visited family and had a fabulous dinner with friends. After a fun evening I could see my little one was getting sleepy so I knew when we got home I wanted to snuggle her down into cozy pajamas and put her to bed. Nothing says cozy like our Kids Big Feet Pajamas, once your toddler is nestled into this warm fleece one piece pajama there will be some really good sound sleeping.

This morning we woke up to a beautiful cold but sunny day and have taken it easy lounging around in our pajamas. For those of you with a warmer soul like me, I suggest the very cute and comfy Hatley Nature “Ruff Night” Pajama Pants and they pair well with the Women’s “Ruff Night” Nightshirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is supposed to be the worst shopping day around, but you can still shop and be in your comfy pajamas here at The Pajama Company.

We have decided that being cozy and with family is important so to save you some hassle and time we have  made today a sale day. We are offering to you 15% off our website. All you have to do is use the code word THANKS at the checkout. How awesome is that?!

I hope you had a great holiday and a even better weekend.

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Chilled to the Bone?

Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

Do you know the feeling of bone chilling cold? You know the cold that seeps into your bones and does not leave until the first warm spring morning?

This week it officially feels like old man winter is knocking on the door. I actually have been blessed to be in my home town of Hamden Connecticut for a few weeks and right now I am sitting in a toasty warm living room wearing  a  pair of Warm Whiskers Cozy Cat Slippers. These slippers are great for warm cozy toes, you actually warm the slippers in the microwave and then just slip them on and snuggle down.

 

As I sat and looked out the sliding glass door this morning I saw white slushy snow fall, which is the first time in almost 20 years. I knew that it was chilly outside so I decided to relax with a nice cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate and a fresh baked pumpkin muffin of course I was in my Kashwere Super Soft Shawl Collard Robe. I forgot how nice it is to snuggle in comfy pajamas while drinking a lovely warm Mexican hot chocolate to keep those chilly bones warm.

So what will you be doing tonight? Want to do the same as I am? O.K. then you get the robe and slippers and I will give you a great recipe for Mexican hot chocolate so you can enjoy the finer things in life.

Ingredients:

  • 4  cups  whole milk
  • 1 1/3  cups (8 ounces) chocolate (any kind you like I prefer 72% dark) chopped to melt faster
  • 2  tablespoons sugar
  • 2  teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
Directions:
  1. In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients and 1 cup water over medium heat, whisking constantly, until hot but not boiling, about 8 minutes (the mixture should smooth). Pour into 4 large mugs.

 

I love how the sweetness of the chocolate mingles with the spicy of the chili powder on the palate, it’s wonderful and it warms you through and through.So the next time you see the snow get your favorite slippers, robe, blanket or pajamas and make a batch of this Mexican hot chocolate and ENJOY!

 

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Falling Back Into Pajamas

Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour? I actually remembered this year, but it really doesn’t matter because today is one of my official pajama days! Yes, it is a laid back Sunday for my family. We are sitting in our living room in our pajamas and watching movies on Netflix.

 

We all have our own favorite type of pajama set. My oldest daughter loves snuggling with our pets and truly has a love for animals so her favorite pajama day gear is our Moose Caboose Pink Pajama Flapjack Pajamas  paired with Aroma Home’s Knitted “Cat” Slipper Socks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Middle daughter loves staying cozy in our “Bedtime Bears” Fleece Footie Pajamas. She snuggles up under a blanket with her favorite tea time friends and tells stories while staying snug as a cute little bug!

 

 

 

The tiniest part of my family toddles along with her PJ Salvage “Cupcakes” Waffle Blanket and her Hot Hugs Monkey in tow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post wouldn’t be complete without me mentioning the men in my life. My Husband and Nephew love to stay comfortable and warm in their Pajama Pants.

My Husband can never be “crabby” when he is wearing his Lazy One “Lobster” Pajama Pants

Then my Nephew brings life into any of our family pajama parties with his Hatley Nature Men’s “Moose on Plaid” Flannel Pants

I hope you have enjoyed my little slice of life and how my family makes the most of falling back and enjoying our crisp fall day in comfort. Maybe I also left you with some ideas on how to relax in style with your family as well!

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Stay Warm & Cozy with our New bSoft Pajamas

Amanda Palmer, The Pajama Company Editor

The Pajama Company is proud to introduce our newest line of flannel pajamas. The bSoft, pajama line matches the soft comfort of flannel with stylish patterns you are bound to enjoy.

We don’t just offer pajamas with the bSoft line, we offer pajama sets, nightshirts, robes and soft and comfy slippers. Everything you need to stay warm and snug on the coldest days of the year.

One of the most important pajama days of the year for me is Christmas morning. Every year we as a family stay in our pajamas and open gifts. Our family is just like any other so you know pictures are a must on Christmas morning.

This year I envision myself coming down the stairs, walking into our den to sit on the couch and open presents in Cambridge Damask Blue Bamboo Flannel Pajamas which I think are the most elegant of pajamas. I love the pretty blue and how it pairs well with the regal Damask pattern, yes you too can feel like a princess in this gorgeous set.

When having my picture taken, I want to be sure I coordinate well. And bSoft takes all the work out of matching the look for you. I know that when Christmas morning arrives I will be looking my best and feeling my comfiest in the pajama, robe and slipper set.

If the Blue Damask look is not for you there is no need to worry. We offer many styles and colors that would be sure to suit your need and fashion tastes.

Want to give a gift that will be memorable? I suggest the Classic Parisian Toile Bamboo Sleep Shirt . It’s a great way to see all the classic Parisian sights without leaving the house.  Who needs an expensive flight when you have bSoft pajamas? All that  is needed is a good cup of coffee and a croissant and you are standing at the Eiffel Tower enjoying the view.

There is a little bit of something for everyone with these cozy flannel pajamas. Want to help save our earth? Well the fabric is made from a bamboo/cotton blend which is breathable and brings comfort at any temperature. The material is fully biodegradable and an renewable resource making it a eco-friendly choice.

Who knew you could be stylish, have breathable comfort and do your part in preserving our planet just by making yourself comfortable at night?

If what I just described to you is of interest then I suggest you check out our bSoft line by CLICKING HERE

 

 

 

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Our August Photoshoot

By Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company Editor

It was the perfect Saturday afternoon for a “Pajama Photoshoot” and we made the most of it. Good friends plus a gorgeous pool set the scene for some fantastic photos. We love pairing our pajamas with different accessories, dressing them up and dressing them down. We think pajamas are meant just “For You” and are meant to reflect your personality and your sense of fun and relaxation. Maybe today you’re feeling a little bit glam or like a rock star or like a sleepyhead. Whatever your style is today, we’ve got the pajama perfect for you. This is why we love love love pajamas. Here are some of our favorite moments.

Lounging in Pajamas

An Apple A Day

Friends

A Little Bit of Glam

"Drinky Poo" Capri

Pajamas Poolside

 

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Dorm Room Essentials

By Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company Editor

With move-in day just around the corner, we have a few ideas for college life. We know books, laptops, desk lamps, microwaves and toiletries are important but we think pajamas also rank as a dorm room “Essential.” Pajamas are truly the study uniform of choice on campus and we have some pretty perfect flannels to get the semester started. Paired with that new college sweatshirt or tee, our pj pants are ready to go the distance be it pulling that “all nighter” or lounging with dorm mates. When it’s time for that power nap, our collection of social media pillows not only livens up the bed but provides a soft place to land.

Here’s to a great semester with happy pajama times to come on campus!

Boxercraft Flannel $24

Boxercraft Flannel $24

Hatley Nature Flannel $40

Boxercraft Flannel $24

facebook pillow $28

gmail pillow $28

 

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