If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to get together with your friends, a spa party is a perfect solution. It works well for special occasions or everyday get-togethers, and you can make it as simple or as sophisticated as you like! Spa parties are easy to enjoy on any budget as well. Follow these simple tips to help your friends relax, unwind, and destress, all while spending some quality time together.
Set the Mood
Creating a relaxing environment is all about the little touches that set the perfect tone for the event. First and foremost, you’ll want to consider lighting. Natural light is a great option, but try to keep it under control; too much brightness can inhibit relaxation. Supplement with dim lamps or candles to create the perfect ambiance.
Nothing says “spa day” quite like the signature fragrances you typically experience at these locations. To recreate them at home, use products by Young Living Essential Oils to develop a scent that’s inviting and relaxing. Some of the most popular spa fragrances include:
You can try a variety of combinations to create the mood you’re looking for. Consider using a lower concentration by mixing it with a carrier oil, just in case any of your guests are sensitive to strong smells.
Plan Your Treatments Thoughtfully
If you’re hosting an event with more than two or three people, you’ll want to think carefully about which treatments to offer at the party. Foot soaks are always fun and relaxing, but may not be practical for larger groups. However, there are still plenty of options you can enjoy that won’t make a mess or require a lot of space. Just create separate stations, divide your guests into groups, and have them rotate through treatments.
DIY facials are fun, relaxing, and super easy. Purchase some store-bought masks and ensure there is enough variety so guests can choose an option that suits their skin type and preferences. Give your guests a space to apply the mask and then a comfy place to sit back and relax for at least 15-20 minutes. They can rinse the mask off in the bathroom or you can opt for rinse-free options to skip this step.
To start or finish the facial station, set up a hot towel bar by placing clean, damp, rolled hand towels in slow cookers to keep them nice and warm. You can even add a few drops of essential oil when dampening the towels for an aromatherapy option.
This is an easy, must-have station for every spa party. Provide your guests with their own individual nail files, toe separators, and a selection of polishes in a variety of colors. Invite your guests to paint their own nails or hire someone to do it for them. Don’t forget to stock up on plenty of nail polish remover and cotton pads.
To really help your guests relax and unwind, you can set up a chair massage station. If your budget allows, you can hire a massage therapist to provide a 10-minute shoulder, neck, and back massage. However, you can keep costs lower by purchasing some automatic shoulder massagers for your guests to use. Keep antibacterial wipes nearby so the devices can be wiped down after each use.
Another great option for your spa party is to allow your guests to sample some skincare or hair care products. Gather samples or create your own by dividing up full-sized products into individual containers when possible. You can even take this one step further and hire makeup artists or hair stylists to provide makeovers and blowouts.
Set Up a DIY Station
Another fun activity that also acts as a party favor is to give your guests the chance to create some at-home treatments. You can look up a variety of DIY spa recipes, from body scrubs and foot soaks to facial masks and scalp treatments. Be sure to list all ingredients by name and include usage instructions for each product.
No matter what the size, budget, or setting, a spa party can be a fun and relaxing way to socialize. Add some light and refreshing snacks and beverages to this plan for the perfect party from start to finish.