{Inspiration} It's Time to Relax ...




I don't know about you, but it's been crazy and hectic around here.  Unfortunately, my 'Kick off my 30's' Super Bowl Party had to be canceled.  I never realized how many friends and family go to Super Bowl Parties (Me being single and not into football, I'm perhaps a bit oblivious to this!)  I'm in the process of designing an additional 6 product lines, and completing orders.  Keep your eye out for these in the upcoming weeks!

I am in desperate need of pampering and a trip to the spa!  

I love the idea of spa parties, and they can easily be done at home with a female family and friends.  Bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, or just a girls' night out are perfect excuses to do this at your next party.

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 {photo credits left to right} Facial; Powder Puff Beauty Invitation at my shop;  

Planning your At-Home Spa Party

I created these powder puff beauty invitations last spring for a bride who wanted to treat her bridesmaids and close female relatives to a day of pampering for all their help in assisting her create the wedding of her dreams.  This extraordinary invitation features a metal tin where a white powder puff sits.  On the lid, the circular invitation is adhered.  This invitation is now available at Belleza e Luce!  Customization, of course, is always available - changes in color, design and more!  An additional tag may be attached to the powder puff with registry or other pertinent party information.

Color Scheme
The spa party is versatile in color schemes depending on the mood you want to create.  Think grass green and browns for a serene environment or shades of aquas and white for a calming, water-type feel.  Choose a bold color combination such as turquoise, hot pink, black and white to create a chic and swanky atmosphere.

Simple is key.  You want a relaxing and calm environment.  Lots of candles with river rocks with a single orchid bloom creates a quick and easy zen-type centerpiece.  Float flowers in your pedicure baths.  Tall cylindrical vases filled with water and a submerged orchid stem or wheatgrass in galvanized trays good choices as well. 

You can hire licensed beauty and nail technicians, and massage therapists for your party or do your own.  Provide stations for the different services - manicure and pedicures, facials, massage, etc.  If you will be having massages, consider an area that is at least semi-private for this.

Light and refreshing finger foods and snacks are the way to go at your spa party.
Crudite with zesty dips
Fruit Display
Cheese & Cracker Display
Tea Sandwiches  such as:
•Brie with chopped walnuts and watercress
on white bread
•Salmon and herbed cream cheese on white bread
•Rare roast beef with sharp cheddar and
tomato on rye bread
•Cream cheese and mango chutney on
white bread
•Herbed cream cheese and cucumber on
white bread
•Chicken salad with chopped cashews on
wheat bread
for dessert - sorbet

Cucumber Water
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Make-over Mimosa (a twist on the traditional Mimosa)
Pour ¼ cup cranberry juice and ¼ cup pink grapefruit juice into a Champagne flute or a thin glass. Top with your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine. Serve immediately and keep the juices and bubbly chilled for refills.  Makes 1 mimosa.

We all know what candy bars and dessert bars are.  Well, why not a beauty bar!  Create a multi-dimensional tablescape with apothecary jars, cake pedestals, and trays to showcase the various bath and beauty items.  Some possible items to include: bath salts, lotions, bath gels, travel foot soak, pumice stone, nail polish, bath bombs, body butter, and fresh cut soaps.  You can coordiante the bar to your party color scheme or offer various colors and scents to your guests.  Provide glassine bags or take-out boxes with tags for your guests to fill up on their favorites.

Contact me to plan your next spa-rty for children, tweens or adults!

1 comment:

  1. Man I wish I had known about you when my sister had out ladies night in spa party at our college :(

    Those invites are EPIC ours were ....lame.