Do you want to do something fun with your gal pals but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money arranging it?
Well, don’t despair because I have a wonderful idea for an awesome party. And the best part is that it is crazy inexpensive, loads of fun, and won’t drain your energy.
What am I talking about? A honey spa party – right in your home! I’ve thrown these parties in the past, and they have always been a huge success. After reading this, you’ll know the best little secrets on how to throw a spa party.
Why do I call it a Honey Spa Party? Well, as you get to know me better (hint found in my web name :-), you’ll see that I am a honey fanatic! By incorporating honey into the ingredients you use for your party, all the way from masks to teas, you will be doing yourself and your guests a huge favor 🙂 Honey is easy to include, and inexpensive, too.
Want to know how to easily throw one of these? Here are my top ideas. Okay, here goes.
1. Guest List – Invite about 4 or 5 of your friends. You don’t want to invite too many people because you want to have enough room, resources, and time to give to each one so that their experience (and yours) is memorable in a good way. After all, a spa party is all about feeling pampered.
2. Set the mood – Before guests arrive for your party, put on a variety of soothing and relaxing music to welcome them. Also, dim the lights in the areas where the party will be held and light scented candles infused with smells that relax and de-stress, such as chamomile, lavender, rose, and ylang-ylang. For a special touch, provide each guest with a pair of white terry cloth bath spa slippers. These bath spa slippers are very inexpensive, and you can get them at most department stores.
And because you want your environment to be completely distraction free, if you have kids, send them along with your significant other off where they’ll have fun for a couple of hours.
3. Steaming Hot Towels – Once your guests have gotten over gawking at your fabulous spa environment and have begun to de-stress, give each one a steaming hot towel presented on a platter or in a rustic basket. This is simple. All you need to do is take a few towels, roll them up in jelly roll fashion, and then soak them in water and pop them in the microwave to warm. To keep them nice and toasty, cover them with plastic wrap until your guests arrive, and reheat as needed.
4. Deciding On What Spa Services To Offer – You can set up mini “spa stations” around your home so your friends can pamper themselves, or you can splurge a little and hire help. “But, you may say, “I thought this was going to be inexpensive?” Well, here’s a secret. Hire cosmetologist students. They will be thrilled to show off their skills and make a little money on the side. I find that students are extremely easy to work with, and they are eager to please.
If you are going to go the “spa stations” route, just make sure that there are designated areas for each service. For example, you can offer manicures in the family or dining room, and pedicures in the kitchen or breakfast room because you can clean up spills quickly in these areas of the house.
Okay, now to the fun part – determining what services to offer. Here’s a brief list, but you can come up with your own ideas, too.
b. Hand and shoulder massages – Massages are fun and I find that most of my guests really enjoy these. Massages will quickly help your friends to de-stress. This is an area where your cosmetologist student or pro can really shine. They are trained and know exactly what “buttons to push” to have their client relaxed in no time flat.
c. Mini Facials – Masks can be whipped up quickly and inexpensively. Here are a couple of suggestions.
Honey Yogurt Refreshing Mask: Mix together 2 tsp honey, a squirt of lemon, 2 large tbsp plain yogurt, and 1 tsp of olive oil per person. This mask can be made the night before where the ingredients can blend together and become nice and cold. This super mask should be applied on clean skin and removed with a warm, wet cloth after about 15 minutes.
Banana and Honey Mask: Mix together 1/2 mashed banana, 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1 egg, 1/2 tbsp honey, splash milk. Massage on face and then leave on for 15 minutes, then remove with a warm, wet cloth.
Click here – honey masks and recipes – for more recipes you might enjoy. And remember, if you don’t have the time or energy to whip up these homemade masks, don’t despair. Simply buy trial size bottles from your drugstore or you can even get free samples from the cosmetics department of some of the well-known brands.
5. The Food – Food should be light, simple and delicious. In fact, you should not have to cook anything at all. It’s a good idea to have various tea trays set up in different locations in your house for tea service. And again, this should be uncomplicated and simple. Use a nice decorative tray, a few tea cups with spoons and saucers, a variety of teas, and a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, and maybe lemon slices. Your guests will sip on this soothing drink throughout their spa experience to make it even more relaxing and enjoyable.
After the treatments have concluded, you can bring out pre-made trays of fresh cut fruits and veggies along with herb or spicy dips for your guests to munch on. Add a nice bowl of crunchy nuts, assorted cheeses, and crackers, and that’s all you need. If you want to be more adventurous, why not bring out your blender along with fruit, juices, yogurt and honey, and have your guests create their own smoothie. Delicious – and you don’t have to do a thing.
6. Parting Gifts – Depending on your budget, you may want to send your guests off with a small gift. A scented candle, a shiny thermos or environmentally friendly water bottle, herbal soaps, a small pot of honey, a luxuriant hand towel, or even a chunk of pure chocolate wrapped in beautiful paper all top the list of amazing gifts. You guests will remember the fabulous time they had and the way you made them feel, at your honey spa party!!
So now you know how to throw a spa party! Who knew it was so easy 🙂 Have you ever given one of these before? Why not share some of your activities and what you did to make it a success.