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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.