I am in the process of planning a Spa Day for my daughter's birthday. Previously had a bowling party planned, but her hand was broken the day before and I am feeling extremely guilty. You see, her birthday was actually in mid September and I told her we would see how the first couple of weeks of school went. She needed to earn her party. I feel the need to love on her a little more! I need suggestions on everything!!!
I have done this type of party with my daughter and we had a blast! We went to the dollar store or walmart and bought nail polish, foam toe seperaters, nail files, body spray, lip gloss etc. for each girl and put things in a little pink bag. We spent a few hours taking turns soaking our feet in our little pedi spa while watching movies and snacking. Painting our nails and bruching, braiding and curling eachothers hair. Just spending time with her and her friends, talking about whatever with no time schedule was great. Get a few fashion mags and some hot coco and you have a really inexpensive party that is a alot of fun. I also took tons of pictures and made mini albums for each girl after the fact. Dropped them in the mail. What kid doesn't like getting mail? Have Fun!
I had a spa party for my 11 y.o. I pre made a mixture of bananas, honey and yogurt (safe and healthy!) (I had a recipe). The girls paired up and smeared it on each others faces they had so much fun! Next, they laid on an old comforter cucmber on their eyes, with music and a scented candle. As they laid there I took a face picture with them all "spa ed up". I gave each child a wash cloth from the $1 store (5 in a pack) The kids also decorated little magnetic frames and I put the picture in it as a parting gift. We also did nails it was fun! I had a ball!
I am a consultant with Arbonne and we have products that are for young people/teens/pre-teens I have done several parties for Mother's and Daughter's and the girls did facials and put on make up (tinted moisturizer also good for acne prone skin)they used our FYI products For Young Individuals (us older women like them too LOL) . Girls like to play with make up and the Tinted moisturizer gives them the feeling of wearing make up plus it is good for their skin. I know I loved to pretend when I was that age. I am not a fan of nail polish I like to use only natural products. If you are interested in more information about the botanically based, natural products and the benefits of a party please respond in a private message and I will give you all the details.
Sweet & Sassy is a cutting-edge children's salon, trend-setting retail store and the perfect celebration place! They have a loction in Novi Mall, and they do fab parties that include a Limo Ride.
I assisted my friend with her daughter's spa party. We had the girls make their own lip gloss and we made a edible face mask and gave the girls facials. We had them relax and listen to meditation music while the facials dried. (Only 1 had difficulty laying still, the others loved it). They also painted their nails and watched a movie.
If you have a local beauty school they usually run pretty good deals for this type of thing. I also had a girl do my nails once (not a usual thing) that told me she did home parties. Maybe call around and find someone that would come to your home and do the girls' nails.
I had a spa party for my daughter when she was around 12 years old. My sister helped and we did the girls's nails, I went to Walmart and picked up for a buck a piece these facial masks, sliced up cucumbers, and they gave themselves facials. Then I purchased empty plastic bottles, some good oil like grapeseed or avocado, even olive oil, and some essential oils of lemon and orange. Mix the oil with a few (only) drops of the essential oils and they made their own body oil. For favors we found really inexpensive hair bands and manicure sets. They had a blast, especially taking pictures of themselves with the masks on.
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Hi C., You could have a spa party/ sleep over at home. Nine year old girls love sleep overs, and being creative with hair styles, make up and nail polish is right up their alley. With the money you save they can order pizza and rent movies for later in the evening. Have fun.
I would make little petite sandwiches and fancy two bite dessert, fancy punch in plastic champange glasses. Painting nails and toes are a must,finishing with a very extra fancy glitter clear coat. Make-up sessions a take a glam photo with a feather boa on. For take home goodie bag add a lip gloss, roll-on kids perfume, pretty tatoos, rig pop sucker. Can you tell I can't wait to do one myself?
As someone that deals in health and wellness (I am a CMT); I do agree with what most are saying... this can be over the top for the age group. I do not believe in the products supplied for them (cosmetics, etc.) as they are not the safest. In my opinion for other companies (such as Arbonne) it becomes very expensive. You could try home-made 'spa' recipes, but as someone that does this myself - it is messy and with that age, I imagine it can be very hard to contain them to sit when masks are setting, so it could end up on the floor and furniture. (as girls will want to run around, right?)
I would recommend providing a party that she can be happy with. Pick something that aligns with her interest. If you want to treat her to a "spa" day as you feel guilty, then take her with you as a Mother / Daughter day to bond. That alone is more special than a Spa Party (and less to clean up and your sanity will still be intact.)
Although it is very nice and generous of you to give your 9 year old a spa birthday party, it may be a little too mature for that age.
There are facilities that have tea birthday parties. The girls get to dress up and pretend they are adults. Food like chicken nuggets are served and the girls have a great time. I don't know where you live, but certain you could google the idea.
I don't quite understand why you feel guilty? Accidents happend and she will mend.
Enjoy whatever party you have. You impress me as being a very generous mom.
For the age group, I personally think make up is a little over the top. I would stick to lip gloss, facial glitter, nail polish, and even the facial thing with cucumbers is adorable (that washes off) The girls can make their own lip gloss (it's really easy). And you could polish their nails. Set it up with magazines that they love, fluffy towels, sweet candles, serve punch and pizza. As a take home gift you could give them a cuticle stick, emery board, nail oil, hand lotion with a treat inside. I am a cosmetologist and if you have a friend that does hair, maybe she can take you to her beauty supply. You can get fun products to put in the gift bags and they sell tiny little travel size polishes, oils, and hand lotions. You will spend more at the dollar store and the quality won't compare. Otherwise, check out Sally beauty supply. Top off the night with a movie. Girls are happy when they can be together to giggle and do girly things. Keep it simple....it's sure to be a HIT! Good luck!