Thursday, June 19, 2014

Theming Thursday/Book Review: Just-the-Girls Spa Night

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Welcome back to Theming Thursday; I know I haven't had one in a couple weeks, but hopefully the absence made the heart grow fonder. I'd love to know what "themes" I should feature for the coming weeks, so please leave ideas in the comments!

87 Ways to Throw a Killer Party by Melissa Daly

Review by Lauren

Source: Library, but all opinions are my own

This book is full of great party ideas for teenagers, but I think a lot of the ideas can be used or adapted to fit an older crowd too. I love books that give me fun party ideas because I'm always trying to think of the next event or idea I can use such parties for in the future. All the parties are under various categories from "Halloween Parties" to "Game Nights." The idea I want to share for this week was under the "Crew Bonding Parties" tag and is called "Just-the-Girls Spa Night."

Each party takes up two pages and includes various things such as Prep, Serve, Do, and some parties even have a set playlist! The Spa Night is one such party and a couple of the songs listed are "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls and "You're My Best Friend" by Queen. The book will give you information on where the word "spa" comes from, as well as how to set up your party and what to include in terms of food and activities!

However, since this is Theming Thursday, I wanted to share some ideas I found online too!

Catch My Party and Poofy Cheeks offers up these cute Salon Party Printables for free. These would be fun for a younger crowd! You get an invitation, a thank you note, some cupcake toppers, etc.

Whether you are young or older, you need to have some spa treatments for your at-home spa! I found the above image on Pinterest (I do not own, but I don't have a link to who does). It gives you some simple "recipes" for Spa Treatments like Lip Scrub and Skin Moisturizer.

Torie Jayne gives you a step-by-step guide to making your own Sparkly Strawberry Lip Balm. Her recipe makes six pots. You could make this a fun activity for the spa party or you could make some beforehand and have it be a cute party favor!

The blog Sparkle and Mine links up 10 DIY Spa Recipes so you can learn how to make a Honey Yogurt Face Mask, Bath Fizzies, and more!

And finally, The Flaming Vegan has a whole post on Spa Water. It gives you ideas of what to put in your water and how various fruits, etc. make you more healthy!


Now that you have a couple tunes, some refreshment ideas, and even DIY spa recipes, you are ready to go and relax!


cleemckenzie said...

Pass the Spa Water and show me the sauna. Those look yummy.

I love this book and it's perfect for some teen twins in our family. They'll have so much fun creating parties.

Andrea Thompson said...

What great ideas! I would love to try the lip balm and the face mask. I'm totally putting this post in my Pocket app. Thanks, Lauren!

Erika Sorocco said...

I LOVE those Salon Party Printables - the cutest!!


Krysten Quiles said...

Yay what fun ideas!

Liviania said...

The spa water looks fun. I love cutting up fruit to flavor my water in the summer.

Giselle said...

Ooh love the spa water! I love colorful things >.< Lol!

Kindlemom said...

I would love to try some of these for my daughter's upcoming birthday party. I think the girls would have so much fun!

Aylee said...

Lauren, I feel like you could write your own book like that one and include all your great party ideas!! DIY treatments are always fun so I think that's a great idea to do with friends. Maybe you could do a summer/beach themed party next!

Synchronized Reading said...

I've never thrown a party a day in my life lol But I love these Ideas :) Great post!

Janina @ Synchronized Reading

Melliane said...

Oh it's fun, I think I would love to try a book like that.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

These all look like fun and great ideas for a party!

Medeia Sharif said...

Such an awesome post. I'm not much of a partier or hostess, but this looks like fun planning.

Rachel said...

Oooh a spa party sounds fun. You could hire a manicurist or two to do manis and pedis. I like the idea of "The Finer Things Club" sort of party where you could watch a period movie like A Room With a View and drink tea and have cucumber sandwichs and such. Thanks for sharing, Lauren! :)

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds like fun, and some of these ideas might work for bridal shower.

Alexia561 said...

What fun ideas! And I love the suggestions for spa water, as plain water is just too boring for my tastes. Never thought of cinnamon water!