Bham Now’s Summer Pajama Party guide + Prizes over $2000!

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No, you’re not dreaming! We’re really giving away over $2000 in local prizes. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We Birminghamians are known socializers. But, how can you have fun, support local and take safety precautions seriously? May we suggest a virtual pajama party?! Put on those PJs, pop a cork and hang with us as we walk you through the 5 steps to having the perfect social-distance-friendly pajama party in Birmingham. Plus, find out how to win an ultimate PJ party prize pack worth more than $2,000!

Step 1: Treat yourself to some self-care 🛀

What’s a pajama party without a little pampering? Whether you head to the spa before the party to treat yourself or grab some goodies to enjoy at home, there are plenty of local shops ready to serve up some self-care. Here are a few of our favorites:

Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Locally owned and operated, Tonya Jones SalonSpa in Mountain Brook is the perfect place to get away for a little R&R before your party. As a full-service Aveda salon, they offer five-star services including haircuts, hair color, a Blowout Bar, spray tanning, skincare and more.

Freedom Soap Co.

Freedom Soap Company’s mission is to create all-natural, palm oil-free, luxurious soaps and skincare products that are good for customers and good for the environment. Grab a bar of their natural soap or a handful of their lip balms to take the pampering home. P.S. Don’t miss their new eco-friendly goods including reusable straws and local t-shirts.

  • Address: 3131 Bellwood Drive Vestavia, AL
  • Hours: Sat 10AM-2PM and on weekdays by appointment only
  • Call | Website | Instagram

Step 2: Pick out the perfect PJs 💫

Let’s be honest—we’ve basically been living in comfy clothes all of quarantine. And judging by the 143% increase in pajama sales seen in April, you probably have too. So, why not treat yourself to a sweet new set of PJs? No need to go searching online—You can find some of the cutest pajama sets and more comfy clothes from these local shops:

The Lingerie Shop

Established in 1946 in Mountain Brook, The Lingerie Shoppe is the perfect place to find a pair of PJ’s you’ll never want to take off—even after the pajama party ends. Their inventory includes the finest labels in lingerie, sleepwear, bras and personal wear from around the world.

  • Address: 2403 Montevallo Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM | Closed Sunday
  • Call | Facebook | Instagram  

basic.

We’re really into the clothes that are comfy enough for lounging and also appropriate for that Zoom call with your team. basic. is exactly that. A slow fashion shop focused on thoughtfully designed small-batch clothing, basic. is our new go-to for sustainable staples.

  • Address: 2026 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Wed-Fri 12-6PM | Sat-Sun 10AM-2PM | Closed Mon + Tues
  • Call | Shop Online | Instagram

Step 3: Secure the snacks (and sips) 🍿

Is it even a PJ party if snacks aren’t involved? That would be a no from me. Cookie dough, cakes, kettle corn, coffee… if your PJ party grocery list looks like mine, you’ll have no problem snagging your slumber party sweets (and drinks) locally. Here are a few shops to get you started:

Santos Coffee

You can’t have tasty treats without some sweet sips, and Santos Coffee has just what you need. Lattes, smoothies, frescas and so much more make up the Santos menu. Support this local shop, and swing by for a cup of coffee curbside. P.S. You can even grab a bag of whole bean coffee to make the morning of or after!

  • Address:  1021 Brock’s GAP Parkway, Suite 101, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30AM-7PM
  • Call | Website | Instagram

Edgar’s Bakery

Edgar’s Bakery won’t disappoint when it comes to your PJ party sweets. They’ve been serving up baked goods like their mouth-watering strawberry cake since 1998, so there’s no doubt your sweet tooth will be totally satisfied.

Cookie Dough Magic

Bring some magic to your party with a sweet treat from Cookie Dough Magic. They have so many options including cookie dough cones, push pops, sundaes and milkshakes. SO YUM. Order for curbside pickup online.

  • Address: 400 41st Street S.Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 12-9PM | Fri + Sat 12-10PM | Sun 1-8PM | Closed Monday
  • Call | Website | Instagram

Naughty But Nice Kettle Korn

Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn is must-have at your pajama party. With all kinds of flavors like salted caramel crunch and strawberry vanilla, you won’t have trouble finding something tasty. You can even book them and they’ll bring their truck to you. Bonus: Book Ms. Poppy, their kettle corn food truck trough September and they’ll discount the setup—just tell them we sent you!

Step 4: Take your virtual PJ party to the next level, safely. 📽️

Although there are plenty of ways to host a virtual PJ party from home, we’ve also discovered a couple of ways you can hang with your PJ pals safely, IRL. Here are two ideas to take your pajama party to the next level:

Sidewalk Film Fest

Photo via Sidewalk Film

If the Netflix Party feature just isn’t cutting it for your virtual PJ party, hop in your car and head to the Sidewalk Film Festival. From Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, you can see 150+ features and short films screening on four different screens at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds.

The best part? You can do it all from the comfort of your own vehicle. Get all the deets here, and keep reading to find out how to win tickets.

  • Address: 1453 Grand River Parkway North, Leeds, Alabama 35094
  • Times: Gates open at 6:30PM and films start at 8PM
  • Tickets | Website | Instagram

The Pixel Room

The Pixel Room, Birmingham’s first selfie museum, is open for business. If you’re looking for a fun way to remember your PJ party, swing by for a few selfies in your sleepwear. They have fun backdrops like a room of clouds, a fancy blue bathroom and even an upside down bedroom. Just don’t forget your mask!

  • Address: 6200 Grand River Blvd E #646, Leeds, AL 35094
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 12-8PM | Thurs + Sat 11AM-9:30PM | Sun 12-6PM | Closed Monday
  • Call | Website | Instagram

Step 5: WIN the Ultimate virtual PJ Party Prize Pack 🌟

You didn’t think we’d give you all of these ideas and not do a giveaway, did you? Come on, now! Some of our super sweet sponsors offered up goodies to create the ultimate slumber party starter packs and we’re giving them away right now on our Instagram.

Each prize pack is valued at over $900! Here’s what’s included in each:

Prize Pack #1 includes:

  • A $100 gift card to Tonya Jones SalonSpa
  • $250 of sleepwear from The Lingerie Shoppe
  • An 8” round strawberry cake, 8 count cinnamon roll tin, 1 dozen take & bake cookie dough AND a $50 Edgar’s gift card
  • $75 worth of goodies + $25 gift card from Naughty & Nice Kettle Korn
  • 5 tickets to The Pixel Room worth $115
  • 10 tickets to Sidewalk Film Festival worth $500

Prize Pack #2 includes:

  • Freedom Soap gift basket valued at $120 that includes products, plus a T-shirt + reusable straw 
  • A $100 gift card to basic.
  • A $100 gift card to Cookie Dough Magic
  • A $100 gift card to Santos Coffee
  • 10 tickets to Sidewalk Film Festival worth $500

Make sure you’re following us, like the giveaway post, tag your virtual PJ party pals and you’re IN. We’ll choose the winner randomly and announce them on our Instagram Stories Monday, August 24th at 5PM.

BONUS: The more people you tag, the more chances you have to win so make sure to tag away.

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