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    21 Things That Happened At Every Teenage Sleepover


    1. If someone owned one of those crazy braid things, you'd spend a good hour giving each other twisty plaits.

    2. You'd definitely search through everything in your friend's parents' and siblings' rooms.

    3. You'd turn on The Hits on channel 18 and recreate your favourite band's dance routines.

    4. If you had a dance mat, you'd have a dance off.

    5. At some point, someone would suggest a sober round of Spin The Bottle.

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    It would feel kinda weird, but you knew it was cool because teenagers in films did it.

    6. As the night went on, you'd play Truth or Dare.

    7. Once you'd all revealed your crushes, you'd prank call them.

    8. And at some point, you'd work out the rest of your life using a rigorously scientific method called M.A.S.H.

    Everything it said was true.

    9. Talking of crushes, if the friend whose house you were staying in had an older brother, you were 100% guaranteed to have a crush on them.


    "I can't tell YOUUUU who I fancy."

    10. If your mum wasn't using the house phone, you'd log onto MSN and chat to boys you hardly knew.

    11. And if you were feeling really brave, you'd log into a chat room and pretend to be someone you're not.


    Oh. Em. Gee.

    12. You'd eat far too much pizza, Haribo, and Chewits.

    13. You'd be encouraged to watch a film right before bedtime to calm you down. So obviously you opted for the scariest 18 you could find.

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    And you probably watched a really sexy 15 straight after.

    14. At some point, you'd rank everyone in your school year by how much you liked them.

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    And you'd speculate over who'd already got their period, who had started wearing a bra, and who really needed to start wearing deodorant.

    15. Someone would have bought this week's copy of Mizz, Shout, or Bliss, and you'd go to the Cringe! pages immediately.

    16. Then you'd make important life plans based on the flowcharts in the magazine.

    17. And one of you would pluck up the courage to buy a ringtone from the back pages, even though it would waste all your credit.

    The rest of you would just compose your own on your Nokia 3310s.

    18. Eventually you'd all put on £2 face masks, change into Groovy Chick pyjamas, and settle down to read each other's diaries.

    19. Just before bedtime, you'd scare each other by turning the lights off and telling horror stories.

    20. There'd always be one friend who wanted to go to bed at 9pm.

    She'd be the one shushing you every time she thought she could hear grown ups moving in the other room.

    21. But the rest of you would stay up until at least 1am, freezing and shutting up every time you heard movement elsewhere in the house.