Spa Birthday Party
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful suggestions for the birthday party. I don’t think I had a chance to thank you earlier. It ended up being super simple and low budget, but the girls had a ton of fun! I was supposed to have another mom to help, but she had to back out at the last minute. Instead, I recruited my two older kids, one 11 year old boy cousin, and a 12 year old friend of my oldest daughter. They all got distracted from time to time, so I didn’t get too many photos, but the kids had a lot of patience for their age.
The party started at 1:30, so I didn’t need to serve lunch, but I figure kids always want an after school snack. We served pretzels and goldfish, tortilla chips and mild salsa, baguette slices with cream cheese and apple slices with caramel. They loved it all, but the biggest hit was the big punchbowl full of ginger ale/rainbow sherbet punch. I don’t remember the last time I had that, but these girls went through two full punchbowls!
Each girl had a hot towel facial (white washcloths soaked in hot water and rose water), then cucumbers on the eyes.
Then their feet were rubbed with lotion, and they got their toes and fingernails done. Then I gave them each a “makeover” per their requests. Some wanted subtle, and some wanted the loudest colors possible.
Soon the older kids insisted on doing makeovers while I polished nails. The birthday girl insisted on doing her own look, to interesting effect.
Later, we had cake and opened presents.
How cute is that blue bag stuffed with goodies and accented with a keychain full of laminated photos of my own little cutie?
How crafty is my friend, huh? I was very impressed.
Today was her actual birthday, so we had pizza for dinner and she got a berry smoothie from Costco. Unfortunately, their was only about an hour between soccer practice and football, but we still enjoyed it. Tonight, Sophia took a bubble bath with some of her new spa stuff. From Mom and Dad she got an annual membership to Club Penguin and a bucket of pedicure essentials.