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A spa sounds perfect right about...now—are we right or are we right? Order sheet masks, gather your friends and get ready to unwind and enjoy each other's company. We've got you covered with our no-stress guide for creating the right space for what we're sure is a much-needed spa day.

Invitations

Tell your friends it’s time to relax with an Evite invitation, like a premium “For Mom” invitation for a mother/daughter date. Check out more designs in our Girls’ Night invitation gallery or here.

Decorations

Cozy and comfortable are key! Clear any clutter from your space and decorate with plants (it's the perfect excuse to buy more!), flowers and even string lights. Put out lots of soft pillows, blankets and magazines so guests can really feel like they’re on a relaxing escape from the real world. To soothe and satisfy all of your senses, turn on some gentle music and light some scented candles. Your set-up will depend on whether you're doing manicures, pedicures, facials, masks, massages or some combination of the above. Regardless, lay out the proper tools on tables and organize them so guests know where to find what they need.

Attire

This is the event to dress down for! Robes and slippers are perfect. Your activities will also determine if guests might need any additional things. For pedis, guests should bring flip-flops or open-toe slippers or clothes that they're okay with getting lotion and cream on.

Essentials

Stock up on products for your guests to enjoy.

  • Mani/Pedi Party: Since hygiene is huge when it comes to the nails, have guests bring their own tools or stick with disposable kits. Orangewood sticks are great for cleaning underneath nails as well as pushing back cuticles. You’ll also need lots of cotton swabs, nail polish remover, hand/foot moisturizers, files and disposable pumice stones. Have guests bring one or two polishes so everyone will have lots of colors to choose from.
  • Facial Party: If you’re purchasing products for your group, buy products formulated for sensitive skin, which are more mild and will most likely be best across several skin types. Again, some guests may feel most comfortable bringing their own products. Have lots of product spatulas handy so people don’t have to dip their fingers into jars.
  • Massage Party: If you’re hiring a masseuse, they’ll have everything you need for a great massage. If not, get solid massage bars instead of the oils. They slowly melt when they make contact with the skin and are much less messy than their liquid counterparts.
  • Other: Sheet masks are always a hit, and if you feel like splurging, order cozy slippers for each of your guests.

Food

Light finger foods make the best spa party treats. In addition to fresh fruit, serve tea sandwiches cut into small pieces or make charcuterie boards with lots of crudités, dried fruit and nuts. If your guests appreciate a sweet treat, chocolate, cupcakes or mini pastries are some indulgent options. We recommend prepping everything beforehand or ordering as much as possible so you can focus on relaxing!

Drinks

Bellini (serves 1)

  • 2 peaches
  • 6 ounces Champagne

Peel and puree 1 peach. Pour puree into a Champagne glass. Add Champagne to fill glass. Stir gently. Cut second peach into thick slices; garnish glass with one slice.

For a non-alcoholic alternative, try this lemon mint spa water. Add slices of lemons, orange, limes and cucumbers to a pitcher along with a few sprigs of fresh mint. Add water and ice to fill pitcher. Hot green tea is also a great option.

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What is a signup sheet?

Signup sheets are the perfect way to streamline scheduling, volunteer recruitment, class parties, snack duty, potluck organization, parent-teacher conferences and more! You can think of them as your digital assistant for coordinating events and tasks and ensuring that your event is a success.

Evite SignUp Sheets offers parents, teachers and event planners customizable online forms that organizers and volunteers can access and update effortlessly. Volunteers can choose their preferred time slots, sign up for tasks or indicate what they'll bring to the event. It only takes organizers a few minutes to create a signup sheet and send it out with a shareable link, so they can get the word out via text, email or social media—whichever way they prefer! 

Long story short, signup sheets save everyone involved tons of time, avoid scheduling headaches and ensure everything runs smoothly before and during the event.

How do I create a signup sheet?

Creating a signup sheet has never been easier than with Evite! Here’s how to create a sheet that’s sure to make your event an absolute success:

  1. Go to Evite SignUp Sheets and choose the template that best fits your needs. Evite offers multiple signup sheet templates perfect for every occasion, including:some text
    • Signup sheets for standalone events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a class party, potluck or end-of-season party.
    • Signup sheets for recurring or multi-day events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a meal train, post-game snack duty or during appreciation week.
    • Signup sheets for single or multiple day events (with time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing concession stand volunteers, fundraisers and parent-teacher conferences.
  1. After selecting your sheet template, create a title for your signup sheet and add the date, the location, the time (if applicable), who the organizer is, the organizer’s phone number or email and an optional note describing the event to your volunteers. You can also change your signup sheet background and title image if you wish!
  1. Next, create slots for your signup sheet. If you aren’t logged into your account, you will need to do so at this point, but luckily, you can use your existing Evite account (no need to create yet another login!). What you’ll include here will depend on what your event needs, but you can include a list of what’s needed (along with optional descriptions), how many volunteers are needed, and dates and times.
  1. After creating your slots, you can then add a wish list from any retailer or include supply suggestions from Evite’s retailer partners. These are to help your volunteers find and purchase supplies quickly and easily.
  1. Finally, review your sheet, copy your shareable link and send it out to everyone on your list! Every time a volunteer signs up for a slot on your signup sheet, Evite will email you. We will also send reminders to you and your volunteers before your event so no one will forget about it, and we’ll even let volunteers know if you remove their slot or cancel your event sheet so you don’t have to!

What information should be included on a signup sheet?

When it comes to signup sheet information, there are some essentials to include regardless of what you’re organizing:

  1. A title for your signup sheet. Tip: Aim to keep your signup sheet title concise but clear. You want volunteers to read it and have a general understanding of what your event is about, and also make it easy for them to look for later if they need to reference your sheet again. You have the option to include a more descriptive note in a different field about your event, so save the more in-depth details for that!
  1. When and where the event is taking place. 
  1. The organizer’s name and phone number.
  1. Slots for volunteers to choose from. Once you choose the SignUp Sheets template that fits the occasion, the slots you’ll need for your sheet will be right there and ready for you to add the relevant info, such as dates, times, items to bring and tasks to complete. 

When adding your slot information, clearly define what people are signing up for, especially for a what-to-bring list or role assignments. If you want someone to bring healthy snacks for kids to enjoy after a game, specify that. You want your volunteers to feel confident in what they’re bringing and to make it easy for them to know what’s expected of them. It will save them time and stress (and you, too!). That being said, if you make your ask too specific (for example, asking for a hard-to-source item or something expensive), you may not end up with a volunteer for it. So be clear about what you expect, but also be reasonable!

Aside from providing the basic signup information, you can also add optional descriptions to both your entire signup sheet and individual slots. While not required, they can help guide your volunteers further and provide more information. You can add information about allergies, preferences and general info about the event. You can also add a wish list to make it easier for your volunteers to bring exactly what you need!

What are the benefits of using a signup sheet template?

Signup sheet templates offer a ton of advantages for both organizers and volunteers and with Evite SignUp Sheets, you'll enjoy even more benefits than other digital and paper signup sheets! Some benefits our signup sheet templates offer include:

  • A 100% free experience (no subscriptions required!).
  • Shareable links for quick and easy sharing.
  • No need to create another login—you can use your existing Evite account.
  • The option to add a wish list to help your volunteers out.
  • Automatic reminders—we’ll remind everyone on your behalf.
  • An easy-to-use experience with eye-catching guided templates.
  • Clean, modern designs with no pop-up ads.

With Evite SignUp Sheets, you can enjoy organizing and coordinating all your events with ease. Signup sheets streamline the signup process for everyone involved, ensuring that everything will go to plan on the day of your event while saving you precious time in the process.

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