It's quite easy to create a spa-like atmosphere on your own. To emulate a day spa by using solid colored party items in soothing tones like pale chartreuse, yellow, and white. Decorate the space with pretty beauty and self-care items like pretty mirrors, plush pillows and towels, slippers, hairbrushes, and nail accessories.
Drape the furniture in your room with white sheets or other matching fabric. Provide several comfy floor pillows, mirrors, candles (depending on age), white "Christmas" lights and fresh flowers.
Prepare your spa activities in stations, with a helper at each station; nails, facials, foot soaks, make-up and hair. To make things less hectic, limit the activity stations to three. Be sure to have a fresh washcloth and hand towel for each guest. Depending on the age of the girls, you may want to include traditional spa treatments with face masks with cucumber slices placed on the eyes. Serve refreshing spa water; chilled water, lime and cucumber.
Upon arrival, provide each guest with a lightweight smock/robe and headband/hair tie, to keep hair away from their face. Until all of the guests arrive, provide a large sheet of poster board and markers for the girls to create a giant card for the birthday girl.
Once everyone has arrived, you can divide the girls up to begin the "spa rotation" moving from station to station. If you are using face masks, allow the girls to do this all at once. Apply the face mask, lay into a circle on the floor and place cucumber slices on their eyes. Ahhh so relaxing!
ADDITIONAL SPA PARTY ACTIVITIES
These make and take projects can be created before, or after the "spa activities" and then added to the party favor bags.
Before you mix the salts have the girls design their own label for their bag. Create an appealing, relaxing name and then decorate the label as well. Then place 3/4 - 1 cup of Epsom salts into the baggie. Pick a color and add a few drops of color and scent. Seal the bag and mix it up.
Have the girls design their own label for their container. Give their body glitter a fun name and decorate the label as well. Fill the container about 1/2 to 34 full. Sprinkle the glitter into the aloe gel until the desired effect is achieved. Mix with wooden craft sticks.
Be sure to take plenty of pictures. If it's possible to send a picture home with each guest, that's always fun.
Spa Party Favors
Fill party bags with the bath salts and glitter gel the girls made. Add hair clips, nail polish and a hand lotion. It's a special way to say "Thanks for coming to my party!"
Spa Party Cake
A flower shaped birthday cake is easy to make using brightly frosted cupcakes. Use orange frosting on the center cupcake. Then, frost the reaming cupcakes in yellow or white. Place the cupcakes on a serving plate fashioning a flower with the orange in the center and the remaining will be your flower petals. Trim the edges of the plate with fresh peppermint leaves as greenery.