Throwing an all-girls, no-boys-allowed bash doesn’t cease to exist past our pre-teen years. In fact, as adults we have a duty to keep our inner kid alive and do so by planning grown up get-togethers that channel our creative wonder. Girls’ night is usually comprised of chick flick marathons, cook-offs, or exploring some type of craft, but the one activity that will never get old is a spa mini-makeover.
I remember being around the ripe old age of eight and having friends over to celebrate my birthday with a spa-themed party. We headed out to the nail salon to get our hands and feet pampered and later turned my kitchen upside down while trying to create fragrant concoctions. This time around, I hope to avoid all the mess but still indulge in the same relaxing treatment. Sending out invitations might be a little juvenile, but I don’t know of a single friend who wouldn’t appreciate a formal invite to girls night with every working of a spa, champagne and all.
But before we get to refreshments, prepare to set the mood. Lighted incense or scented candles and a soothing playlist are both reminiscent of a spa ambiance. I like music with vocals rather than just instrumentals so I suggest downloading Someone Out Of Town by Yuna, Lofticries by Purity Ring, and Wonder by Adventure Club for a more upbeat vibe that doesn’t disturb the tranquil energy. Also, if you are really getting into it, have robes ready for friends to throw on when they arrive.
Now onto beverages and snacks. Have a pitcher ready with iced water and lemon slices or brew herbal tea with milk and honey on the side. Champagne is a must for this kind of party. Lay out a spread of cheese and crackers with dishes of bruschetta and some sort of dip (my favorite is spinach artichoke!). For dessert, do something healthy but sweet and refreshing like lemonade pops with cucumber shavings.