Pamper Party & Spa Shindig Ideas…

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I’ve been wanting to make some easy homemade scrubs & it got me thinking of a spa party. This would be fun for little girls, adults, a great girls day/night in or even for a bachelorette as a gift to her bridesmaids or as a time to destress from wedding planning. Regardless of the reason, here are some ideas I would do if I threw a spa party…

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Evites: electronic invitations are suitable for this type of party (nothing worse than receiving e-vites for something like a wedding or baby shower but that’s another story :-/ ) In the body, prepare the details as if it’s a spa pamphlet. List the services along with time etc.

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A spa party can consist of many things. You can do a mani/pedi station, have a station for facials, a massage party or all of the above. Have a zen like atmosphere. You want serenity, peace and calm so have aromas flowing, leafy plants, tons of white towels (heat them in the dryer before handing out) and robes and comfy slippers. Fluffy pillows and magazines (a variety, gossip, fashion, etc).

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You may want to cover chairs with either large white towels or white sheets. If hosting in a dining room, use white pillowcases to cover backs of chairs. This typically works when chairs are without arms. I seen this design tip on Hgtv w/Taniya Nayak who did this trick to prep a tablescape for the holidays. She simply used ribbon to tie around & look formal.Here you can then cover the seat w/white towels to give the room a cohesive look…

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Edibles & Drinkables: Serve fruity beverages or teas & champagne on a bar cart or tray with spa waters. Have lemons and limes in a bowl for garnishing.

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Finger foods like cheese & crackers, tea sandwiches for guest to snack on. Chocolate covered strawberries or a chocolate fountain with pineapples, bananas and other fruit for dipping would be fun.

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If you have one, a small electronic waterfall or play a cd that has nature sounds. Maybe dim the lights but have a task lamp at the stations where polishes will be applied and next to the seats where they may read. Light candles and use scents like eucalyptus and lavender. If this is a bachelorette party, it would be nice to give your bridesmaids monogram (of their name) embroidered robes. If you want to save money, (in the invitations) ask guest to bring their own robes and comfy pillows and flip flops. Ask guest to dress comfortably with minimal makeup (depending on the services provided) and ponytails or hair pulled back…
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What’s Needed?: For sanitation purposes, use disposable tools for the manis and pedis or if guest prefer, they can bring their own tools. Have cotton balls, polish remover, moisturizers, files and plenty of pumice stones on deck. You can either purchase the polishes yourself or ask guest to bring 2 so that everyone can select from those. I would say if you’re providing, have colors that fits all types. You want your nudes and whites for the classic girls or the pinks and reds for the traditional. Have funky hues like the oranges, purples, greens and blues or metallic for the bold. Maybe even have the magnetic & crackle polishes for the ones who want to try the trend without spending their money.

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If you own a foot spa, or know of people who do, ask if you can borrow them. Dollar stores has a ton of products you can use to make the scrubs which you’ll see later in the post. Nail kits, etc are all available there. You’ll have to go elsewhere for white towels and if you already own some, the more better. Hand towels and wash clothes are really all you’ll need. If you have lounge chairs and have the room for them inside, use them.

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For facials, have sensitive products and be sure that guest let you know what they are allergic to. No need to have reactions and rashes damper the mood. Have spatulas by each mask if it’s a DIY spa party where guest will sample products. If you’re providing the service, then have the masks and scrubs in bowls (clear mixing bowls from Dollar Tree) with small labels in front that names the product…

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For pedis, have dish buckets with pretty floating flowers for guest to soak their toes in…

If you’re hiring a masseuse, research the tipping procedure. I’m unsure how that would work, if the hostess just pays or if they work for tips when it’s a private event. Maybe the spa that you’ll hire them from will have that info on their site. Maybe offer 15 min massages. Bonus points if you hire a masculine cutie. LOL. While I’m at it, it would be incredibly fun to have several masculine cuties hired to fan women with large leafy plants and feed them grapes and replenish drinks but maybe that’s a stretch for the average Jane’s shindig. I hear massage bars work better than oils because they aren’t as messy.

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Wooden bowls and leafy plants on bamboo runners/place mats gives a spa feel…

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As a parting gift, leave guest with homemade scrubs and put them in baby food bottles (obviously, cleaned out ones or buy them from Dollar stores) or mason jars (also a dollar store purchase). Search online for pretty free printables and use ribbon to jazz it up a notch. Write the recipe for the scrub on back so that they can make it themselves once they run out. It’ll be fun to use cereal dispensers for bath salts that guest could select themselves. Or if you’re having a smaller party with just a few girlfriends, maybe have a small goodie bag filled with different masks and scrubs. Maybe have each mask and scrub at the party available for guest to select from at the end of the party. Set up a table like a little “store” and let guest pick one of each type to ensure they get what they really like. Or have one of each ready to go in their goodie bags. Have a lip scrub, foot & hand scrub, body scrub and face mask as options. Maybe include some lotions, hand sanitizers and/or a small gift card to Bath & Body Works.

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DIY Brown Sugar Scrub:

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. Honey

Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Any High Grade Oil such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil

1/4 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice or Lemon Oil (If using oil use 1/8 tsp.) (Optional)

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Vanilla Almond Brown Sugar Scrub: Mix about 3 parts brown sugar and 2 parts olive oil 2 packets instant oatmeal (or about 1 cup oats) Handful of almonds 1 teaspoon almond extract or an essential oil Mix all in a food processor, or beat a bunch with a spoon (and chop the almonds) This consistency will be more grainy than the last recipe, but should still have a little movement in it. You really can’t mess this up…if in doubt, use it yourself and see if your hands feel too oily afterwards. If so, add more oats or sugar…

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The good thing about this scrub above is it’s said to help remove paint from your hands. This is great for all us designers out there. Have you ever been to a spa party? What were your favorite details?

{Images & recipes via Great Oak Circle, the Frugal Style, A Dance For 5, House of Turquoise,Zazzle, Glamour Avenue Parties,the Party Wagon, Egyptian themed spa party via Hostess Blog,Hungry Happenings}

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shermika says:

    I have never been to a spa party, but now I want to go to one! I loved the photo of the spa lady that was some sort of food. This reminds me, I need to find a bar tray. I am going to try out the brown sugar scrub recipe. Perhaps I can use it on my feet and hands since I have a lot of brown sugar and haven’t done much baking lately. I love your blog! So glad I found it.

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    1. Thanks for reading! Yeah I have a lot of clumped hard brown sugar that needs to be mixed & made useful lol

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