Overnight Spa Party
Girls will love this special spa birthday party. It's an action-packed evening that's sure to incite girly giggles!
A baked 13x9-inch cake is removed from the pan and decorated...
7 Great Ways to Decorate
- Place cucumber or lemon flavored water in jugs on the refreshment table.
- Hang mosquito netting or sheets over spa stations for the sense of an exotic spa-getaway.
- Have adult helpers dress in uniforms, such as black pants and T-shirts with a white esthetician coat (or a large white shirt) overtop.
- Display fresh flowers for a grown-up spa look.
- Ensure the main party room has lots of floor cushions and blankets for lounging.
- Leave out magazines and books for girls to read in-between "treatments."
- Light fragrant candles and put out bowls of potpourri.
safety note: place candles in a safe location and always have an adult in the room while they're lit.
tip: recruit a few helper "estheticians" (other moms or a couple of your friends) for the evening to assist you in the fun and games.
Fun For All
- Have girls change into their pajamas, slippers and robe as soon as they arrive.
- Play Magnificent Manicures. Arrange different colors of nail polish in a circle on a table. Put an orange stick (from a manicure set) in the middle and have each girl spin it. Whatever color it points to is the color the girl will wear.
- Do a Make-Up Relay. Have two adult "models" (you and one of your girlfriends) sit on chairs and get made-over. Divide girls into two teams. Put make-up (blush, lipsticks, eye shadows, mascara, sparkly gloss, etc.) in a bag. Set a timer for 8 minutes. One girl from each team races up, picks (no peaking!) a cosmetic from the bag and applies it to the model. When she's finished, the next in line races up. Giggles and funny faces are guaranteed!
- Spa stations. Adult helpers give girls spa treatments at stations in party room, such as facials complete with cucumber slices on eyes, pedicures, manicures and hand massages.
- Treasure Hunt. Hide cosmetic products (including travel-size shampoos, moisturizers and fragrant soap) around the house. Give each girl a different list of certain hidden cosmetics (so everyone gets the same amount) and send them on a hunt.
- Rent a karaoke machine for lots of laughs and have some funny movies on-hand for the end of the evening.
Fab Party Favors
- nail polish
- nail file
- flavored lip gloss
- inexpensive slippers or flip flops
- travel-size body creams, face-masks, moisturizers, fragrant soap
- candy bracelet and necklace
- small cosmetic bag