K turned 10 at the start of the year and to commemorate the occasion of becoming double digits, we held a sparkling sleep over party.
The invitations were written on a piece of card. We were unable to print due to our printer being on the blink, so we just hand wrote the card, thankfully, we got it sorted so I was able to create some amazing display items on Adobe Photoshop, with some handmade papers that were made for me by Anneline Sophia on Etsy.
The wording on the invite was as follows:
“Manicures and Pedicures and sparkles galore
These are the things that we most adore”,
plus the details.
We then attached a bow and popped the invite into a pair of slipper socks for the guests.
Upon arrival, the girls were taken through to the dressing room.
The dressing room was K’s bedroom which had been transformed. Each girl had a box for her belongings and a plastic trug containing an appointment reminder card, hairbrush, tissues, hand cream, bath salts, a small towel and a head band.
While enjoying a glass of ‘pink bubbles’
(Raspberry and Rose Petal Cordial, sparkling water and raspberries with sugar crystals around the rim), the girls filled in the booking sheets for the treatments.
Once they were ready they were taken through to the Spa.
Our living area has a lounge area and dining room area. Our lounge area became the ‘waiting room’ and the dining area the spa.
Our dining room table was placed in the corner of the waiting room, so the girls could enjoy the food between treatments.
The food on offer was:
Flip flop Sandwiches
Carrot, cucumber, pepper sticks in a glass.
Guacamole facial and biscuits
BBQ Chicken drumsticks
Sausage on a stick
The waiting room had soft spa like music playing, candles and scent to create ambience. The sofas were covered cushions and soft blankets and there are girly magazines to read. (A friend had kindly posted over some English tween magazines for me.)
The girls all relaxed in the waiting room while they awaited for their appointments.
The spa offered the following treatments:
The dining area had been transformed into a spa. I used the cushions from our garden furniture and created two beds for the facials.
Using our coffee table, we had our manicure station and the foot massage and pedicure was on a reflexology chair. One of my close friends is a reflexologist, and she kindly came round and did the foot treatments offered at the spa.
The total spa experience took about 2 1/2 hours for the 8 girls.
Once it was all finished, the girls got to keep the toe separators, nail file and the nail polish that they used in the pedicure.
The evening was rounded off with present opening, birthday cake and a sleep over in the lounge.
We left the food out as the girls were keen on having a midnight feast. I don’t believe they ate any over night, but they did raid it in the morning!
Overall the party was a huge success. I’ve already had a request for another one for her 11th birthday.
We will see….