In June, my oldest daughter Brynne, asked me to have a Sleep-over Spa Birthday Party. I am usually not the type of mom who puts on huge birthday celebrations because my kids have summer birthdays. Usually we go on a family trip…. do something special for the day… which doesn’t require taking over my house! 🙂
Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE over-the-top Birthday Parties & Decorations as long as I’m not hosting it at my house. LOL
Well, I gave in, and put together this Spa Soiree Sleepover Party in one week. (This should tell you how easy it was to do)!
Due to the short notice of the party, we emailed everyone to confirm attendance, and then hand-delivered invites.
We took green clothespins (found in the dollar section of Micheal’s), glued magnets to the back, and stitched on cucumber felt cut-outs, so that when each guest received the invite, they could immediately hang it on their refrigerator (I cut out all the felt, and Brynne handstitched them together).
Brynne was very specific as to what she wanted….
“Soaps, massage lotions, bubble bath, bath salts, eye masks, smoothies, facials, nail polishes (the CRACKLE kind), nail files, scented candles, nail kits…” and on and on and on….( I don’t know where she comes up with these kind of details.)
I was like “Seriously, Brynne????? You want to have an entire Spa in our house?” “Yes – I want to have some stations in the dining room , smoothies in the kitchen, facials outside, and toes painted at the salon”. We compromised. Spa Party in the dining room, toes painted at the Salon. I had to get creative to fit it in one room, but at least it eliminated birthday chaos through the rest of my home!
We agreed upon a Beauty Bar for the guests to pick out/take home, which included:
1. gauze sponges
2. bubble bath
3. bath salts
4. body butter
5. bath beads
(cupcakes and various candies)
At the table, we set up manicure/facial stations.
Each guest had:
1. water bottle
2. pumice scrub
3. manicure kit
4. scrub cloth (wash cloth)
5. large nail file
6. bucket to carry their belongings
7. eye mask
*Note – each item I found at dollar sections in discount stores… I spent $8 on each table setting) Not bad!!!!!
I pulled my bathroom containers, set them on a wooden tray, lined it with bath salts & scented candles and used as the centepiece (jars were for our cotton pads, q-tips, cotton balls and fresh cucumbers).
I removed all the labels on the containers and created my own – such an inexpensive way to make discounted lotions/containers, etc look fantastic!
I bought a little nail dryer… and then had the exfoliator, facial creme, hand lotions, sitting along-side of the table.
I put little trays on the table to have areas where the girls could sit for different parts – (above) here is where we cleaned their nails, and started the top coats.
Brynne insisted on having a smoothie bar, but I didn’t bring out smoothies until right before we served them. I used the blue pitcher for cucumber water.
Just to make it “spa-like” I put mini-cupcakes in a long glass candle-holder.
Once the guests arrived, we started off with cucumber sandwiches & refreshments (Brynne helped me make these)
Once all the girls had a bite to eat, we headed off to the salon for pedicures!!!
Once we came back – it was SPA TIME…. manicures, facials, smoothies, head massages, the works!!!
Here are a few more up-close photos from the party
Brynne wanted chocolate covered oreos, so I asked Maureen to form them into soap shapes from a soap mold – So easy, and so cute!
Before the girls left the next day, I designed/printed out 4×6’s of the party for them to take home as keep-sakes
If you like this party, we have Spa Soiree party collection listed in the shop.
This seriously was so easy to pull off, and the girls just LOVED it!!!
If you have any questions about how I created something from this party, send me a comment…. I may include it in our Weekly Ruff Draft!!!