Idea No.


Fancy Spa Sleepover - Manicures, Facials & Relaxation



November 2007


Brittney in Phoenix, Arizona USA

Special Mention

Sleepover Party

As guests arrive, have them place their gifts for the birthday girl on the Gifts Table. Make sure the table is set up prettily, and by a couch so the girls have a place to sit for present time. Also, have each guest sign a little note to the birthday girl in the Guest Book.   Have everyone come dressed in a fancy dress loaded with as much dramatic jewelry and makeup as they want. Have the dinning room table set up so it looks like a fancy restaurant.

Print out fake menu's with choices of food, and pick an adult like the Dad, to be a waiter. Have the birthday girl at the head of the table of course! Have everyone seated, and then give the girls some time to pick what they want off the menu for dinner. Have the water come back in, and take drink orders, then dinner orders. (Have all the choices pre-cooked and re-heat able.) Serve the food. Everyone eats.  

After dinner, lead everyone to the Gift Area. Seat everyone and open presents. Have the birthday girl say, Now I have a gift for you all!, and let her personally hand out the goodie bags. OR, if you want it a little more extravagant, you can have the gifts in little fake plastic serving lidded platters, all lined up on a side table. (Make sure each individual gift platter, has each girls name taped to it.) Have the girl clap her hands, and have the waiter one by one, present each girl with her goody bag, by gallantly lifting the cover and bowing. It's very fun, and funny that way! But which ever the birthday girl wants is good. Give everyone a minute or two to open their favors and chat a bit. This is also a good time to have everyone start changing into their pajama's. (Make sure you have a bathroom nearby.) One by one, let all the girls get changed. It's usually best to let the birthday girl go first while everyone is occupied with their party favors.  

After each girl has changed into either comfy clothes or pajama's, it's time to go to The Spa!  Have a large room, (By a bathroom!) Set up as a spa. Have a large pretty comforter on the floor, loaded with pillows around the edge. Place a magazine rack by it, and a small stereo playing relaxing spa tunes. (Ballet music is usually nice!) This is the Relaxation Station. Make a sign that say's just that! This is where the girls will sit and relax while their faces or nails are drying, or if they're waiting for they're turn at a station. In the end, they might even just want to hang out there!

Next, is the Fantastic Facials station. Set up a little side table close by the Relaxation Station. Equip it with lots of cotton balls, wash cloths, clay face masks, face scrubs, liquid tones, moisturizing face lotions, and cleansers. I recommend these facial products, they work very well, but are also gentle on teen faces:  Cleansers: Dove SkinVitalizer cleansing pillows Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Clay Mask: got2b in your face avocado Clay Masque Clean & Clear cooling daily pore toner Lotion: Dove Deep Moisture facial lotion All these products are fairly cheap in price, but very high in quality!  Now set up the manicure station.

The Magnificent Manicures. Have a square or round card table with a pretty tablecloth and glitter. Cover that with a clear plastic tablecloth. Set up a bucket of water, a hand scrub, hand towels, cotton balls, nail polish remover, files, nail decals and a many assorted colors of nail polish. Put fold out chairs around it so that the number of girls in each half group has a seat.   Now, have each girl slip on a hair wrap, to protect hair from getting gooky or wet from the treatments. Split the group of girls in half, and pick one group of girls to go first to the facial station. It's best to pick an even numbered group, such as 4, or 6, or 8. No bigger. Have each girl do the process in pairs. Have an adult at this station for guidance, and they can also explain the purpose of each product. First, have them cleanse their skin, and then go to the bathroom and rinse their faces. Have them use a scrub to exfoliate and wipe of with a damp washcloth. Follow directions for the clay masks. Have the group go lay in the Relaxation Station and relax and listen to music while they're masks dry. Give each girl cucumber slices to put on their eyes. Bring in the next group and do the same thing. When group #2 come back from their facial, ready for their masks to dry, bring back group #1. Have them wash the masks off in the bathroom, and then swipe their face with toner and face lotion.

Now, lead group #1 to Magnificent Manicures station. They don't need to really be supervised for that, it pretty much explains itself! Let each girl chatter as they like and paint their fingernails. You can place a sheet of directions, like:  1.File nails 2.Put small drop of sugar scrub on hands and rub together.  off hands in bucket and dry with hand towel. 4.Paint nails (Ask a friend if you need help!) 5.Add decal. 6. out in Relaxation Station and let them dry!  While they're doing that, let Group #2 have some extra minutes in the Relaxation Station to let their masks dry. When dry, follow like before with the rinse, tone, and moisturize. When Group #1 is done at the manicure station and chillin in the relaxation area, lead the girls of Group #2 to Magnificent Manicures station. After those girls are waiting for their nails to dry, let everyone mingle for a bit. After everyone's nails are dry and they've had enough of just sitting, lead everyone into the kitchen table, for some cake time! 

Have the kitchen table set up more fun. With funky glitzy colors than the fancy dinning room area. Have the Chef bring out the cake,  light the candles, and have everyone sing Happy Birthday. Have the birthday girl blow out the candles, and get the first slice of cake. Seat everyone at the cake table, and enjoy.  

Now it's time for a game! Set up pre-made Bed Bugs. It's just colorful flat bottomed glass decor rocks found at craft stores with mini googly eyes glued on. Have as many as you can afford to buy! Have an adult hide them around the room in tricky hiding places. Turn the lights out so the room is dark. See if the girls can collect all the bugs! Take turns giving each girl a flashlight, and let her try to find as many bugs as she can in 1 minute. When her minute is up, have the clock person yell, SWITCH!. Have the girl run back, throw her bugs into a box with their name on it, and hand the flashlight to the next player. They then do the same thing. In the end, let each girl take home her box of bugs she found. Talley up how many bugs each girl collected. Give the girl who found the most bugs a prize, and each person a piece of candy for participating.

This game is fun, and good for a little last minute energy wear-out!  Have a room set up with a couch, or a bunch of floor pillows in front of the T.V. Have the birthday girl pick what age-appropriate movie to watch. Make sure she picks a secondary one, just incase someones not allowed to watch it, or has seen it so many times that it most likely wont hole their attention. Also, set up a kitchen counter with many flavors of ice cream, drizzles, and toppings. Have cute little plastic parfait glasses, and spoons.  Line all the girls up, and let them go down the line, making they're own uniquely delicious concoction. Prop up T.V trays in the Movie Room, and let the girls enjoy their sundaes while they watch the movie.  

Afterwards, lead the girls to the room they're going to sleep in. It can be either your daughters own bedroom, or a large guest room. Clear out things you don't want anyone fiddling with, and set up floor pillows, sleeping bags. Don't be surprised if the girls stay up late giggling and talking!   In the morning, surprise the girls with breakfast in bed. Served by none other than, the waiter. Have each girl get her own little tray with a single pink rose in a skinny vase. Serve pancakes, toast, bacon, and sparkling juice in plastic wine flutes.   When everyone's finished eating have them pack their stuff, and play a board game or two while waiting for their parents to arrive. Make sure they have their party favors, and that the birthday girl thanks each guest for coming.   This party any girl is sure to enjoy!

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