Can't afford a spa day for your birthday kid? Why not just give them one at home? It won't be quite the same, but with a little care and effort you can make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Spa Party Theme – The Living Room Spa
Twist pink, blue, and white streamers together, and hang them throughout the house and party room. Make a canopy over the table with streamers. They should be attached to the chandelier or ceiling, and come down over the chairs. Set up several beauty stations throughout the house, manicures at one, facials at another, and pedicures at a third. Group spa related items together on mirrored trays and use them as table toppers. Things like nail polish, wash cloths, eye masks, a bottle of lotion, and hair care items will all fit the theme well. Draw goofy faces wearing face masks, cucumbers on their eyes, or eye masks and hang them around the party room. Make eye mask-shaped place cards to put on the party table.
If you have a pool and it's warm enough out, include the pool as part of the party theme! Have the partygoers relax in the shallow part of the pool while they use their face masks. Provide everyone with a refreshing glass of lemonade or tea. If your pool lacks a shallow area, have everyone congregate on the deck or buy pool floats for everyone.
Giving every guest their own nail polish or other beauty item to take home with them will surely be a hit! Stick to the same color of nail polish for everyone, or give each guest something different. Try to stick to colors that are commonly liked. Blue, red, purple, and black are great options. Alternatively, provide small bottles of lotion, face masks, or a file kit.
Spa Party Theme – Spa Luncheon
Make various sandwiches on soft white bread. Cut the sandwiches into triangles, and cut the crusts off. Pile them on a platter to serve. Serve punch in a large glass punch bowl. Make or buy petit fours to serve along with the cake. To make them yourself, make a sheet cake, cut out circles, diamonds, and squares, frost, and decorate. To make a spa face cake, bake a round cake. Once the cake is cool, frost it with white, light yellow, or tan icing. This will be the skin of your face. Use a different color frosting, or candies to make the mouth and nose. For eyes, use green frosting to make cucumber slices. Or, you can use real cucumber slices- just be sure to take them off before serving! Use black licorice or black icing to make the eyebrows. Finish the cake off with a face mask. Put powdered sugar sprinkled all over the cake, outlining the facial features.
Serve iced or hot tea to your guests to elevate their experience. If you opt to go with hot tea, pick a kind that's known for its relaxing properties. Chamomile tea is a great option. After all, this party is all about pampering yourself and de-stressing! Your guests can enjoy their tea with cake, or while the guest of honor opens their presents.