What girl doesn’t love the idea of a day shared with her friends, relaxing and being pampered? I think it’s safe to say that girls of ALL ages love this! So here are my ideas on how to throw a spa-themed birthday party for your daughter:
The Spa Party Invitation:
If you would like to print a blank copy of the invite and handwrite in your daughter’s name and event details, you can click on this image to open the invite in a new window and print it on your home printer!
Spa Party Order of Events:
When the guests arrive, it is important to set the “spa mood”, so be sure to put on a relaxing CD of spa music, or you can even use the Pandora App to find spa music to play in the background. 9-year old girls love to work on crafts, so this party will be a mixture of crafts, where the girls make their own spa supplies, and then use them to pamper themselves as well as to create their own party favors to take home!
Spa Girl Foot Scrub and Pedicure
The first activity for the party guests is to mix up their own foot scrub- and it couldn’t be easier! Each girl should measure 1 cup of Epson Salts into a bowl and then she can select her “flavor”of essential oil, adding 5-6 drops to the Epsom Salts and stirring well. Pour the salts into a cellophane bag to take home as one of her party favors. Each girl should make two batches- one to use while at the party, and one to take home.
Fill small plastic tubs with 2-3 inches of warm water and add in the foot scrub mixture. (I used plastic tubs that I purchased at Target). Show the guests how to gently stir the water with their hands to dissolve the salts, and how to lightly massage the salts into their skin, which is why it is called a “foot scrub”. Have plenty of towels around for the little ladies to dry their feet when they are done.
You can print your own foot scrub bag tags by clicking on the image below to open it in a new window and then print it on your home printer:
You can pick up flip flops for all of the girls (which Old Navy often has on sale for $1!) and allow them to personalize them. They can put their flip flops on before their toes are painted (a teen-aged older sister or neighbor is perfect for this job!).
Spa Girl Moisturizing Facial
Set out an assortment of natural ingredients that the girls can use to blend their own “facial cream”. Yogurt, avocado, banana, honey, oatmeal, pumpkin puree, and even cocoa powder are all good choices. Give each girl a bowl, spoon, and fork (for mashing the banana or avocado), and have them prepare their own creation. After the girls mix up their personalized facials, they can pull their hair back using headbands and apply their homemade facial cream. Cucumber slices for the eyes would make this even more decadent! Have a stack of washcloths ready to soak in warm water so the party guests can easily wash the cream off of their faces.
Spa Girl Lip Gloss
Now that the guests have pampered their feet and softened their skin, it’s time for a little glam! Guests can make their own lip gloss- use craft sticks to place a dollop of Vaseline in each small cup (disposable bathroom cups work great for this), and then they can add a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar-free KoolAid mix- allow them to choose from cherry, grape, strawberry, etc. Mix well and apply to lips.
It tastes yummy and provides a light color.
You can purchase these small acrylic jars from Amazon- 12 jars for $6.47 for the girls to take home their lip gloss as another party favor (this is an Amazon affiliate link).
Spa Party Food:
You can serve lovely little tea sandwiches for a snack- I made ham and cheese sandwiches and cut them into flower shapes (using a cookie cutter). Sparkling and plain water served in plastic champagne flutes with slices of lemon or lime would feel very grown-up!
And of course no party is complete without cake!
Spa Party Thank You Notes:
You are welcome to print these thank you notes for your own use- simply click on the image to open them and then print them at your home printer.
Be sure to check out these other fun at-home birthday party ideas!