When I was growing up, sleep overs were the thing! I am pretty sure that the first one I had was in second grade (and I have pictures). Now, they weren't always "happy." By the end of the evening someone always got mad because they thought they were "your" best friend but for the most part, I think mine went well.
Kids don't do that these days, do they? I know my niece doesn't. From 2nd grade to probably 6th grade, I had at least 3, all girls. Then, there was the "divorce" and from the 7th grade to 12th grade (cuz really, who remembers college sleepovers), there was a mix. It was never a "bad" mix, we just all ended up at someone's house watching Pink Floyd's "The Wall" or the most recent "Nightmare on Elm Street."
I get the feeling kids don't do that anymore and I don't know why. These nights were quite possibly some of my most favorite nights.
If you have kids, is this part of your life?
Inquiring minds want to know. And I have pics if you don't answer this question.