Teens' behavior never ceases to amaze us. In the past year, they invented the #FightTheAirChallenge, nearly killed themselves doing The Duct Tape Challenge, and even snuck food into a movie theater thanks to an elaborate pregnancy plot

However, we can't condemn everything teens did in 2016. High schoolers recreated a life-saving drug that cost $750 per pill, thanks to an outrageous price hike by former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli. More importantly, however, they know how to have fun. 


The best teen trend of 2016 is IKEA sleepover parties. 

Recently, two 14-year-old girls were caught after spending the night at the store's Jonkoping branch in Sweden.

However, they are certainly not the pioneers of IKEA slumber parties. Allegedly, people have hidden in stores in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

In fact, BBC reports that "about 10 'non-sponsored sleepovers' have been logged across the world" by the Swedish furniture retailer in the last year


In August, two Belgian YouTubers set the bar by filming their epic IKEA sleepover. 

The video, which as racked up 1.7 million views, documents the two men hiding in a closet for three hours to avoid apprehension and features all of their fun in the store, including jumping on beds and using the IKEA toilets. 


Apparently, IKEA is not amused by the shenanigans. In fact, it's decided to be that overprotective parent that doesn't let their kid go to sleepovers — the furniture giant is putting the kibosh on IKEA overnights. 

"We appreciate that people are interested in Ikea and want to create fun experiences, however the safety and security of our co-workers and customers is our highest priority and that's why we do not allow sleepovers in our stores," a UK spokesperson told BBC

However, a Swedish spokesperson did put it into perspective for us: "Maybe needless to say that the fun in it is overrated. A long night of sitting still, only to then risk getting into trouble with the law."

Fair enough, IKEA. (h/t bcc)