If we had to guess, we would say you are absolutely overdue for a day at the spa. But who wants to shell out the money for it? We would much rather host an at-home spa party for our closest friends; plus, unlimited snacks and cocktails? Count us in. Here is a little guide to get you started!
Depending on how many people you plan on having over, you may want to consider some extra seating and the name of the game is comfort. We love poufs or just extra fluffy pillows for sitting and lounging throughout the day.
Set the Scene
No matter what kind of party you’re hosting, you’re going to need some decor. For a spa party, we recommend string lights, candles, succulents, and fresh flowers. (And a few spritzes of essential oil room spray while you’re at it!)
The beauty bar is the main character, this is where all of the day’s activities will essentially be set up with space for guests to create their own concoctions and choose their own materials. This can also be where a cocktail bar and snacks are set up, just make sure guests know the difference between what you’ll be soaking in and applying to your skin versus what you’ll be eating and drinking. (Hey, stranger things have happened.) Don’t hesitate when it comes to theming your beauty bar whether it’s by color or pop culture reference. (We aren’t saying it has to be 2000s rom-com themed, but we love the idea!)
What to Make
When it comes to making your own beauty products, consider the ones you use most frequently. Our go-to’s are whipped body butter and sugar sea salt scrub because you can never moisturize then exfoliate enough. All you’ll need to make these products is some unscented body butter, sea salt scrub, individual jars, small wooden spoons, and essential oils so guests can customize their products with their favorite scents.
Stock the Bar
You can opt for cocktails, mocktails, flavored sparkling water, even juices for your bar. Just make sure whatever you’re serving is cold and refreshing. And nobody wants to be stuck making cocktails all day, so we recommend setting up a cocktail bar with all of the ingredients and the recipe written on a chalkboard. Or you can always go the canned cocktail route, we aren’t here to judge.
Don’t Forget the Snacks
Keep the snacks light, an at-home spa day with the besties is not the day to be dripping in grease. Think seasonal fruit kabobs, avocado toast, or even various charcuterie boards. And again, we aren’t telling you what to do, but breakfast themes are always well-received.