One of my favorite slumber party memories with my girl friends when I was younger was playing games like "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." We would pick our culprit (normally it was the smallest friend) and gather around her body. With two fingers from each hand under our skinny little pal, we listened as the person at the head of the body rubbed the soon-to-be levitated girl's temples tell a story ( a scary one). In the story, the person would die, and then all of us girls would chant "light as a feather, stiff as a board" over and over.
Then we would giggle and have to start over, because our laughing broke our concentration and that was obviously the reason why our lightweight friend wasn't levitating in my basement at 3:00 in the morning.
Other times we would sneak in the bathroom and try the Bloody Mary trick - which was probably one of the most exciting/funny, but scarier moments during our slumber parties. (We didn't get much sleep at these parties).
We would huddle in the bathroom and turn off the lights. Then we would say "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary" through our tightly clenched teeth and squinted eyes. Unfortunately, we never saw Bloody Mary. I don't know what was wrong with us as children, but the thrill of seeing a child serial killer intrigued us. I blame scary movies.
After the absence of a Mary's apparition in the mirror, we resorted to biting down on Lifesaver's Peppermints. Ya know, the white ones. They spark in your mouth. You have to have the lights off to get the whole effect. Try it.
Then there was the Ouija board. My friend Hayley had one, and after we watched Scary Movie 2 one night, we decided to converse with a dead person. By the way, I recently watched Scary Movie 2, and can easily understand all the references. It's too funny!
Anyway, we got out the obituary section of the newspaper and tried to contact some dead lady. It didn't work. It never worked.
So why did we keep trying? It seemed like almost every slumber party we had, we tried to levitate someone of summon Bloody Mary to rip one of our faces off. We were thrill seekers. Luckily, nothing ever happened...or did it?? (Cue the creepy music).