Seems like the little ones are growing up so fast these days! And little girls love nothing more than acting like grown-ups. Rather than packing up all the kiddos and carting them to the salon, bring the pampering to them! We have tons of fun ideas for throwing a glamorous kids spa party.
Kids Spa Party Decor
Set the stage for your kids spa party! Recreate your favorite salon’s atmosphere with cool colors like mint green and coral, or try bright colors like hot pink and tropical blue. We love this setup that’s complete with vanity mirrors, bowls to soak nails, cucumber slices, and fancy drink glasses! You can keep things simple since most of the activities will be done around the table.
If you’re planning to do pedicures too, don’t forget the foot soaking tubs! We love the personalization idea from HowDoesShe.com. The girls can even take them home later as party favors!
Your guests will be excited to see what services will be offered during the spa party! You can easily design a cute sign in Microsoft Word, or just get out some posterboard and markers. Personalize them based on what activities will be available such as face masks, manicures, or DIY scrubs! These signs are perfect inspiration to get started.
Kids Spa Party Refreshments
Getting beautified takes the energy out of a lady! Have some tasty snacks on hand to munch on while the face masks are working or while the pedicures are drying. (Might want to save the manicures for last!) Fresh fruit and bubbly drinks are perfect for a celebration at the spa.
This sweet and colorful Raspberry 7Up Punch is super easy to make and perfect for a kids spa party! All you’ll need is 7Up, ginger ale, lemons, limes, and raspberry sherbet. Feel free to mix it up if you want a different flavor besides raspberry.
Your little guests will love this “Build Your Own Fruit Pizza” bar! Start with a soft sugar cookie as the crust, add some sweet vanilla yogurt/whipped cream frosting, and top with fresh berries and sliced fruit. It’s definitely a healthier alternative to cake and ice cream!
Tap into the kids spa party theme with your refreshments! Try using marshmallows for “cotton” balls or sugar wafers as “nail files.” The marshmallows may not work so well at removing nail polish, but they’re certainly a sweet treat in between manis and pedis!
Marshmallows make an appearance again in these cute “edible nail polish” party snacks. You’ll just need some melted white chocolate (tinted to your favorite shade of nail polish, of course) and some Tootsie Rolls or black licorice to finish them off!
Kids Spa Party Activities and Favors
You likely won’t need too many activities to entertain the girls (or boys) during your kids spa party since they’ll be too busy getting pampered! But it can be a little boring just waiting for nails to dry. Creating DIY spa products is a fun activity to keep the party going and send your guests home with their own unique party favor!
Making lip gloss from Kool-Aid? Who knew! Made with coconut oil and Kool-Aid, this may be the easiest craft ever! Just be sure to buy a pack of lip gloss pots beforehand and you’re set. Bonus tip: Swipe some wooden stir sticks from your local coffee shop to easily mix the creations!
Don’t smudge those pedicures! Let the guests make their own flip-flops with pre-cut pieces of colorful ribbon.
No spa day is complete without a facial. This recipe from PureFiji.com is simple to make from everyday ingredients. (Just make sure none of the kiddos have allergies!)
Moisturizing Avocado Mask
- Ingredients: ½ a very ripe avocado, 2 tbsp. honey, ½ tsp. coconut oil.
- Directions: Mash or puree the avocado until it’s smooth and creamy, then blend in the rest of the ingredients.
- Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Wipe your face clean with a damp cloth and rinse your face with warm water.
A DIY bath bomb station is the perfect ending to a kids spa party. Gather the ingredients and let their imaginations take over! You may want to have some ideas ahead of time, like Lemon Lavender or Jasmine Mint.
The ingredients list is a bit longer than the other crafts, so make sure you have everything ahead of time! And check out the full tutorial from DIYProjectsForTeens.
DIY Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tsp. water
- 2 tsp. essential oil
- 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
- Food coloring (any color you want)
- Bath bomb mold
If you don’t feel like doing all the work for a kids spa party, check out local mobile spa parties in your area! They bring the supplies; you can sit back and relax. Local spa parties usually offer manicures, pedicures, facials, and more. Some even provide fluffy robes, headbands, and party decor. Whether you have 5 or 15 girls, a mobile spa party is a great alternative to doing everything yourself.
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Megan is the Director of Customer Experience at GigSalad and has gained 9+ years of insight on what makes a great event on both sides of the booking process. Her favorite things include books, true crime podcasts, coffee, hiking, puns, and making people laugh.