DISCLAIMER: This was another early-blogging party (done before I really got into this blog thing), so my photos are lacking proper backdrops and there is a surprising lack of detail - and designer cupcakes! :) It may not be up to my current party standards, but we all start somewhere, right?
We picked a theme that any new teen would love - pampering herself! I have to admit that having only one daughter, any chance to get all girly-girl is fun for me also.
No freebie here - sorry! I saw this idea online. This was my pre-Adobe Illustrator years too folks, so don't judge ;)
There are many cute Spa Party invites you can purchase online.
Finger foods were on the menu! Small sandwiches, ham roll-ups, mini pizza bites, fresh fruits, chocolate covered strawberries, and eclairs. Then instead of a cake or cupcakes, we had a yummy fruit pizza!
WELCOME TO THE OOH LA LA SPA! My daughter drew the activity list on the whiteboard. The lips across the top were actually our first activity. As the girls showed up we gave them a bright lipstick and an index card to lay a big smooch on for WHO'S LIPS ARE THEY? The cards were numbered, then they had a list of all of the girls' names and they wrote the number of their guess next to the names.
|The whiteboard shows the list of activities, and we had candies available for leisurely snacking.|
|The goody bags: Held nail files, manicure kits, toe separators, candy, and gave them a place to put all of the other goodies we made throughout the night. I got the cute little bags at Target, and the nail kits from Dollar Tree.|
Our FABULOUS FACIALS starting with letting the girls pick a cute colored headband to hold back their hair. They were also given a washcloth and a small towel. We had the charts (below) at each station so they would know the steps to follow. I mostly used my favorite beauty essentials, but I suggest you use very mild products since this was the first time almost all of these girls had ever used anything on their faces. Great age to learn though!
|Girls, you look fabulous!|
|Show off those manicures girls!|
I had soft spa-like music playing in the background. My Mom is really into that, so I had some of her CD's of piano and new age music with waterfall/nature sounds in it.
This party kept me on my toes :) with so many activities needing me to assist the girls. Luckily my sister stayed and helped me out. Lifesaver!!! It was fun to pamper my daughter and was a great girly party for her and her friends.