You're never too young for a day--or night--at the spa. Throwing a spa-themed party for your kids and their friends is a way to treat them to a traditionally "grown-up" activity while making them feel pampered and special. While taking six young girls to the spa is outside most parents' budgets, you'll find that throwing a spa party in your living room is simple, fun and affordable.
Give the girls a chance to relax and beautify themselves with a series of spa-related activities. Set up stations where they can take turns trying new treatments. Set up a table with various nail polishes, for example, or a place where the girls can have organic face masks applied. Don't forget the cucumber slices to lay on top of each girl's eyes.
To help your guests prepare for a night of rest and relaxation, help them create their own personalised eye masks. Start by printing out an eye mask template and tracing it onto two pieces of felt, one white and one dark. Glue them together, then attach a 16-inch ribbon to either edge of the mask. With the masks pre-made, each guest can then use multicoloured fabric glue to decorate the outside of her mask. These double as favours when the party is over.
Stop at a craft store to get a few simple supplies for this party craft that doubles as a favour. You'll need a few empty glass jars, sticker labels, Epsom bath salts, soap fragrance drops and soap dye. Each girl is given the opportunity to make her own private label of relaxing bath salts, so she can take the spa experience home with her. Pour about one cup of Epsom salts into the glass jar, then drop in a few drops of scent and a few drops of colour. Seal the jar and mix it up thoroughly. After each girl mixes her salts, give her a sticker label along with markers and pens so she can create her own personal brand.
Ambience and Treats
To make your home into a private spa, you'll need to decorate with relaxation in mind. Decorate the room in clean colours, like white linens, white candles and light-coloured fluffy floor pillows. Dim the lights and play soft, ambient music to encourage everyone to relax.
Of course, all this relaxation works up an appetite, so treat everyone to some spa-themed snacks. Face mask-shaped cookies are easy to decorate, either with your guests' names or spa-themed words like "relax," "calm" and "soothing."
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