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This Is What Happens When You Have A Cousins Slumber Party

Hey Cuties,

On Friday my sister, cousins and I hit the road for an impromptu road trip. By impromptu, I mean solidified within a week, booked a hotel, decided what vehicle we were taking and got on the road. That also included three pep talks with LittleCuteLips who didn’t want me to go anywhere.

My cousin Keisha asked if we could come visit Thais because she hadn’t been doing well. I shared Thais story back in November during Pancreatic Cancer Month. Last summer we surprised her while she was in the hospital and it did wonders for her spirit and appetite. Our goal was to do the same thing this time.

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We live in the DC area so Columbia, South Carolina is a legit 8-hour ride for us. For the most part, we have the same cast of characters, you should be used to seeing them.  You know when you have to do something but you don’t want to do it. But then when you start the motions you began to get excited about it. That was this trip.  The great thing about four people on an 8-hour road trip means we are only obligated to drive for 2 hours. If you get the urge to keep it going, great but the expectation is only 2 hours. That is the biggest fight Babe and I have, I always want him to do all the driving.

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

Before we left we came up with a theme for our trip because we like to do the most. In 2016 we did a cousin trip to Key West, this was our second cousin adventure. The first was in 2004 in Williamsburg, VA. In the interest of that same theme, we decided to go for a Cousin Slumber Party. We decided on some games we could play, who would bring what and I decided we would wear what, say it with me. ONESIES!!! Yup, don’t act like you didn’t see my Unicorn Happy Hour, you aren’t surprised. I packed my new favorite onesie and grabbed one for Thais.

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

One of our greatest joys in life is food, duh. Now when we head south this means we get to enjoy some food we don’t have at home. Zaxby’s is one of our favorites, they only have like five things on the menu but it is so freaking good. So much so we ate their two out of the three days we were in town. #FatSnacks

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

Look at this buttery deliciousness that is Texas Toast, it comes with your meal. The fried chicken is juicy and tasty, the fries come with seasoning and they are crinkly. Those are my favorite type of friends, then the Zax sauce is the icing on the cake.

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

Although this was a cousin trip on Saturday my Mommy (far right) and Aunt drove the 8 hours to see Thais as well. When it comes to family, we show up period. Make no mistake they weren’t a part of our slumber, they aren’t in our generation. They had their own room at our hotel. We laughed and joked with the two of them and my other Aunt for a couple of hours. We love to tell stories and life happens and for some reason, it makes our time even funnier. Like when Faye (far left) plugged in her cell phone and we saw a fire, heard a loud pop and watched smoke coming out of the outlet. Nobody even moved although it was scary and hilarious. When she took the plug out the prongs were still smoking and the metal was a bit ate up. Ummm! WTF! Did I mention it left the outlet black?

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

After kicking it with the family we headed to Target. Come on, you had to know that. Back Story: Thais had been in the hospital and got out the morning we arrived. She was really looking forward to our arrival and wasn’t going to let anything stop her from doing so.  We got to Target and put her in the electric wheelchair (We forgot the foot pedals to her wheelchair so we couldn’t use it.) because Thais is blind her big sister shared the single seat with her and did the driving. They looked crazy, but we weren’t going to leave anyone out.

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

We headed to our hotel suite to get ready for our Cousin Slumber Party. Thais did not come with us on the Key West Cousin Trip, so this was us bringing a Cousin “trip” to her via this slumber-party. A few of them ran out and got grub while we put our onesies on and chatted it up a bit.  After eating it was time for Magical Rainbow Juice, music and games. By the by, this is the absolute best onesie I’ve ever owned. It is made out of sweatshirt material and I got them for the family for Christmas.

adult slumber party cousin slumber party

The gang is all here, we’ve got our onesies on and we are ready to gamble. We played the game Left Right Center, my sister was the only one that has previously played it. It is super easy and you don’t have to play with money. Because we like a thrill we played with quarters and dimes. We had so much fun, Faye won twice and Ty won once. We were up until 2 AM, laughing joking and playing Pictionary on a dry erase board. Oh, these broads are perimenopausal (not medically diagnosed) and kept turning the AC on and off all weekend long. I have a lot more pictures but they are half dressed in most of them because they kept getting hot.

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Thais: “I Got A Story To Tell Cousin”

Because Thais didn’t come on our last cousin’s trip she didn’t have a shirt. We discussed our shirts during our visit in July and talked about what hers would say if she had one.  I made a note in my phone of all of our ideas because I’m forgetful. Faye and I also need a new shirt, we have touched and agreed on sayings that are more fitting to us. We will get those when we plan our next trip and have shirts made again for everyone.

I had the idea of having a shirt made for Thais as a surprise but we had a really tight window to get it done. In a rush, I sent my brother in law what I thought were the correct words for her shirt. As it turned out THEY WERE NOT. That is what I get for rushing, however, the back of the shirt was fine. EPIC FAIL! I didn’t know I had made this major flub until we were about to get on the road. Even in failure, I don’t half-ass it; I used my whole ass. *eye roll* My sister was able to phone a friend and she worked a miracle for us. This delayed our departure for an hour but it was more than worth it when we handed Thais her shirt.

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You know we had to get a back shot. We are missing #6 and #8. One of these days the gang will all be here.

This was a short trip, but it was much needed. There is something about laughter that recharges the soul. We aren’t perfect, we fuss, we disagree, but we are family and we have way more fun together than we do apart. We grew up like sisters, that is a foundation our parents built. I love that we have maintained and strengthen that foundation by choice as adults.  We are all we got!

Lifestyle Media Correspondent shares a fun adult slumber party she had with her cousins. Slumber parties aren't just for kids. Find out how her cousin slumber party went.

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Chrissy

    Love this!!!!!

  2. Keisha Williams

    We had so much freakin fun!!! I laughed so hard at y’all. So glad you all made the trip down. Next time we are hanging out in my hood, Charleston, SC.

    The entire time I’m reading your blog, I was praying that as I scrolled down there were no half naked picture or hysterical videos of me on that motor cart in Target.

    BTW MimiCuteLips blogger friends, I am #2 and the polar bear-wearing onesie owner in the pics.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes, I’m really excited about checking out Charleston, SC. I will have my camera in hand.

      Hhahahahahaha, I try to keep it clean around here. Although those pictures are hilarious.

      I can’t wait to do it again.

    • Stacey

      Keisha, I was looking for that Target wheelchair picture☺️!! Your cousin did an excellent job with blogging this adventure. I know you guys had a blast!!! Great memories made I’m sure💕.

  3. Faye Hyslop

    Mi, you are hilarious! 😂 I love love LOVE this article and MY FAMILY!!! ❤😘 #CousinFaye #WeLoveYouThais

  4. Sapphire Kharyzma

    I loved this! You seem very family centric and that’s such a beautiful quality! Looks like so much fun!

  5. Kita

    Looks like you ladies had a great time. I wish I had cousins to do this with. Family is everything.

  6. Toni

    This was such a fabulous idea. I love this! And the way your family sticks together is really heartwarming.

  7. Meka

    This was an awesome read!!!!! Your ideas are so fun, full of love and creativity!

  8. Jasmine Nicole

    Great Post! I have family in Andrews, SC so I know that drive… lol
    I’m glad y’all got it visit your cousin and support her in her battle. Family is everything!
    P.S. Y’all make me wanna throw a PJ party. 😉

    Best wishes and healing prayer for your cousin. 🙏🏽

    Jazz

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, that ride is a hump.
      I love my crazy family, and if it were me I would want them to show up as well.
      You totally should, it is so much fun.
      Thanks.

  9. Daria

    This is so awesome! My cousins and I have been trying to do this for so long. It’s so hard to coordinate with our schedules and family life. I know we would have tons of fun because that’s how we are. When we do get together it’s nothing but laughs and good times. Thanks for sharing!

    • MimiCuteLips

      I love that, just do it. Everyone can’t make it every time but as long as we keep doing it at some point everyone will be able to make it.

  10. Kiwi

    Im festive like this! I love your family and think you all are adorable! Love it and I am inspired to have my own family gatherings more with cousins!

  11. Tiffany H.

    I loved this, I’m so glad that you are able to take the slumber party to your cousin. No I want to do as slumber party with my cousins (i tried to organize a cruise that was a fail so I just went with my other side of the family) I’m pretty sure she will forever be grateful for the memories and will you all.

  12. Toiia L. Rukuni

    This is such a cute idea to have a cousin’s slumber party! My cousins have tried to plan a family reunion for years. This is a wonderful solution to celebrate with your cousins! I love it! Great pictures too!

  13. Holly

    I love the shirts! I still have to try Zaxbys don’t judge me lol. Is it sad that I knew you were in Target from that picture? I spend a lot of time there lol. I think it is cool that you have a cousins trip. It sounds so much.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, Holly. The shirts are so much fun. I can wait to order more for our next trip.
      Girl, you must try it.
      hahahahahaha if this was your picture I would know you were in Target too. They got us.

  14. robin rue

    I don’t think I have ever done anything like this, but I think I need to book one. It sounds like you guys had an absolute BLAST!

  15. candy

    Sounds like a fun idea and a fun time. Wonderful you are so close to your cousins and can get away and have fun being together like this.

  16. Alli Smith

    What a fun trip. You were in my neck of the woods. I would love to do a cousin trip with my cousins! We all grew up together and we only see each other once a year. Love the t-shirts!!

  17. Alison Rost

    This has to be the cutest cousin slumber party that I’ve seen. I think it’s really nice that you guys try as much as you can to spend time together. I love the shirts and the fact that you guys come up with a theme!

  18. Amber Myers

    This sounds like a fabulous time! I don’t think I’ve ever had a cousin slumber party. A Zaxby’s just opened up nearby. I might have to go after seeing your photo!

  19. Angelic Sinova

    What a fun time! One of the things I hate about having such a small family (it’s literally my grandma, mom, sister and I) is the fact that I don’t have cousins. At least I have all my girlfriends 🙂

  20. Carol Cassara

    This is so much fun! It’s so nice that you get to bond with your cousins and plan a trip with them when you can. I love how close you all are!

  21. Tomi C

    I want a cousins slumber party. A few of us were going to get together in Nashville in December but the snow came and ruined that so we postponed it to February. I don’t know what Mother Nature has in store but hopefully no more snow as my cousins and I are so overdue for a visit.

  22. Michelle Thames

    Awww, I wish I was close to my cousins so we could do this. Maybe I could do a girlfriends trip. I love your t-shirts!!

  23. Kelly Reci

    You look like you all had so much fun! I am extremely close with my cousins as well, so I can totally relate with you!

  24. Heather

    Ah, it so nice to have cousins. Probably like having a bunch of best friends. I don’t have any cousins.

  25. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This sounds like a wonderful experience. Glad you had a great time! I would love to have a slumber party with my own cousins now!!

  26. Franc Ramon

    It’s the impromptu trips that usually happens. It looks like you all had a great time with the road trip.

  27. Emily

    I want to have a cousin slumber party! I am loving those shirts, I wonder what mine would be? It seems like you ladies had a great time!

  28. My Teen Guide

    I love those shirts! You gave me a great idea for our family get together. I will suggest this for our Christmas 2018 party. It would be a fun photo-op for the kids! It sure feels nice to have a close knit family!

  29. Sara Welch

    I am so glad ya’ll got to spend some quality time together. It is hard to beat family time.

  30. Kita Bryant

    You girls are all so amazing. I really love the shirts you have!

  31. Sarah Honey

    Looks like you all had an amazing time. I love this idea so much! What a great idea for a reunion with just the girls. The t-shirts are awesome too.

  32. T. Espinoza

    I love this! You guys remind me of my sisters <3 also, I know I'm not a cousin but I want a t-shirt! Please and thanks LOL

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes! God didn’t give us a ton of sisters so cousins were the compromise. We will make you an honorary cousin. You have already traveled with four of us.

  33. Nikka Shae

    Now you ladies looked like you had a great time, and sleep overs are the best!

  34. Winter White

    What a great way to catch up with family and show your support as well! I wish I had this many cousins because I would do this with them!

  35. Francesca Murray

    That’s so sweet that you drove 8 hours to see Thais! That is quite a drive but family time is so worth it. I love playing games and hanging out, I should try to round up some cousins for a road trip and slumber party

  36. Karen Akpan

    I love how you all came together and had a great time !! I really enjoyed reading how much fun you all had. And the magic unicorn drink thing was pretty awesome. I had to click the link to find out what it was all about.
    At the end of the day, family matters the most. So nice to see you all are so close.

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