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How to Host a Girls' Spa Party

Updated on March 28, 2013
How to Host a Girls Spa Party at Home for All Ages.
How to Host a Girls Spa Party at Home for All Ages. | Source

Invite Friends for a Girls Night In

Between 4-6 friends is a nice number for creating your own 5 star luxury resort spa.
Between 4-6 friends is a nice number for creating your own 5 star luxury resort spa. | Source

Hosting a Spa Party ~

Instead of having the girls around for a meal or a few drinks, why not host a girls spa afternoon or evening?

Inviting your friends over for a pampering treat will be well received and the options open to you are unlimited.

Working out the details does not have to be a daunting experience; in fact it may be as simple or elaborate as you want..

Great spa treatment ideas for the girls is ideal for a group of mates, a reunion, and a wedding shower or for the younger teen’s age group, makeup crafts for teens may be easily incorporated into a home spa theme for birthdays.

How about your daughter’s, sister’s or grand-daughter’s 16th birthday? You are only limited by your imagination for a spa party.

Mud Mates

make your own wonderful mud mask treatment.
make your own wonderful mud mask treatment. | Source

Foot Therapy

A relaxing foot soak may be done as a part of your spa treatments to soften and prep the feet.
A relaxing foot soak may be done as a part of your spa treatments to soften and prep the feet. | Source

Homemade Spa Treatments ~

Making your own spa treatments to offer your guests is an excellent way of introducing them into the world of natural, chemical free skin care ingredients.

It is a budget friendly and serious fun way of using yummy ingredients easily found at home or locally and will cost a fraction of the price of store bought spa products.

You will be amazed at the amount of homemade beauty treats that can be made and they don’t have to take long.

You could make them up in advance and have them ready for your guests or for a fun aspect, get them to make up a batch under your direction!

Skin cleansers, facial scrubs, face masks, foot exfoliator creams, body cream and hot oil treatments for the hands are just some of the gorgeous pampering treats you can whip up in a flash!

I mean . . . imagine having a dish of ripe on the vine tomatoes and a bowl of sugar on a table for the girls with the introduction “this is your facial scrub girls” or have a bottle of Olive Oil on the table and ask them to apply a few dots to the face as their moisturizer!

These are a few of the examples you can use for your spa showcasing everyday ingredients that ARE wonderful skin care products.

Here is the easy to make sugar and tomato face scrub recipe and a few other face scrub suggestions that are easy to make and cover a range of skin types. Banana face scrub, Lip scrub, Papaya and Pumpkin exfoliating mask and Exfoliating foot scrub recipe.

You could plan what treatments you want to make and bear in mind if you want to offer a pedicure or any foot treatments you really need to have enough basins big enough for both feet preferably to start with a relaxing foot soak.

Hand treatments such as mini manicures, hand scrubs, hot oil and massage are all easily done and ideal for the girls to do on each other.

The first thing you need to do is plan on who you are inviting, where you are hosting it and the date.

Futuristic Spa

be creative and have a futuristic theme to your spa party for the girls.
be creative and have a futuristic theme to your spa party for the girls. | Source

Invitations for The Spa ~

I think it would be nice to formally send your guests an invite rather than a text message or phone call.

Even a funky word document sent in an email with some clip art and fancy font would be a budget friendly way if you did not want to buy or make invites to post.

I have made up a few funny poems in way of an invitation to different things so if you are found of some lyrical prose why not make up a fun poem as your spa invitation for the girls?


Please Note:

Allergies are something to be aware of so I would suggest deciding on your treatments and list the ingredients in your invitation on a separate sheet.

Many women have sensitive skins or allergies to ingredients and the skin will absorb these in the same way as when we ingest them.

Whether you choose handmade, hand delivered, professionally printed or emailed you have a world full of choices available for your spa party invitations.

Try to choose something that keeps in with your theme or color scheme and your friends are sure to be impressed with this 5 star luxury treatment.

An Invite In Rhyme For a Spa Night at Mine

You’re invited to mine for a spa treatment night,

All girlies together . . . we’ll look a sight,

Face scrubs and masks, not forgetting the feet,

Oh “Lucy” . . . how you are in for a treat!

Using oils, fruits, veggies and more,

All natural goodies from “Suzie’s” store.

You’ll make them, apply them, relax and chill,

With nibbles and drinks fitting the bill.

Bring your bathrobe, your slippers, and a towel if you can,

Onesies are permitted coz I’m a fan.

Any food allergies just let me know

Ingredients we are using are listed below.

Lip Gloss Gifts

make up some lip gloss in the theme or color scheme of your party and give them as take home gifts.
make up some lip gloss in the theme or color scheme of your party and give them as take home gifts. | Source

Guest List ~

For a girls’ night in type spa party with your friends, keep the guest list to a manageable amount.

The more guests equals more space needed, more products, and more refreshments and so on . . . . I have done spa nights for 4-6 friend’s maximum but no more as space was limited and the more bodies the more cost.

If you are planning on each guest applying a treatment on another guest, make sure to have an even number of girls.

Girlie Spa Gift ~

Giving your guests a little homemade product to take home is a nice touch and does not have to be for large groups as a party favor or goody bag item.

A lip balm such as fruit lip balm or even pumpkin spice lip gloss or lip balm is easy to make at home and does not cost the earth to produce. A lip gloss such as a layered lip gloss could be a fun item to make at the spa night or as a gift try citrus lip gloss or candy flavor lip gloss.

If you want a choice or have a real blush fan invited why not whip up a cool creme blush as a little memento and include the recipe so it may be repeated.

Simple Clean Lines

bring the outdoors indoors into your spa.
bring the outdoors indoors into your spa. | Source

A Taste of The Exotic

float flowers for a soothing, calming and tranquil atmosphere to your spa.
float flowers for a soothing, calming and tranquil atmosphere to your spa. | Source

Ingredients Nicely Laid Out

create a pleasing atmosphere with delicate touches and thought to the right ambiance for your spa.
create a pleasing atmosphere with delicate touches and thought to the right ambiance for your spa. | Source

Spa Theme ~

You could decide on a theme to your evening.

Be inspired through the time of the year, seasons, holidays, a movie, your last visit abroad, an occasion or whatever takes your fancy. Here is an example -

Tropical Theme

  • Think Hawaii, sunsets and palm trees.
  • Tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, banana, Ugli fruit, coconut, rambutan and pineapple may be used as face and body products and used in your healthy nibbles or finger food.
  • Make spa treatments using tropical flavors and scents.
  • Serve fruit punches, juices, smoothies or a Pina Colada cocktail with funky straws.
  • Have some tropical music playing and even use tropical spices, essential oils and fruits in homemade air fresheners.
  • Buy or make some tropical decorations, mood enhancers or candles.
  • Scatter rose petals or place heads of flowers in bowels of water.


Atmosphere ~

Whatever type of evening you want to create your ultimate goal is one of relaxation.

Subtle fragrance in oil burners, candles (safely) and homemade potpourri may be used around the main room, hall and rooms that will be used, which are not overpowering.

Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, vanilla and rose are a few popular scents for spas.

If you grow lavender why not make a lavender oil in advance and dry lavender to put around the venue in potpourri or in flower displays.

Canapes of Mixed Savory Tartlets

Fancy having your own Spa at home for friends?

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Refreshments ~

As it is a spa party the general underlying theme should mean a healthy, nutritious or detox zone.

Cucumber spa water is a MUST to have chilling in the fridge and can be made up in advance and is great to keep for everyday use or dinner parties too.

Here are some of my personal favorites that are perfect for a girls spa party where the emphasis is on natural, healthy, relaxing and therapeutic benefits.


Thanks to my friends Vespa, Peggy,Thelma and Tammy for writing such wonderful recipes and permitting me to highlight them here. They are all yummy so give them a try!


Fruit Punch

make your drinks look appealing by adding straws, umbrellas and bits of fruit to finish it off.
make your drinks look appealing by adding straws, umbrellas and bits of fruit to finish it off. | Source

Fruit Cocktail Anyone?

be creative in your presentation of food and drinks. these individual fruit cocktails on crushed ice look mouth watering.
be creative in your presentation of food and drinks. these individual fruit cocktails on crushed ice look mouth watering. | Source

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub Suzie! I love the idea of a girl's spa party!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi pickpoint,

      Hope you try these ideas out, they are easily done, better for you and the girls will love using the ingredients! Appreciate your visit and comment!

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      pickpointz1 4 years ago

      This looks great, I sooo need to try this soon! Thanks!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ishwaryaa,

      Lovely to see you and thanks too for the pinterest follow! Really hope you have a girls night in and try a few new ideas, now "you are in" LOL Holding you to that now!! Thanks as always for your massive support in votes, shares, pins really means a great deal.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! What a super-cool hub! Full of amazing ideas! "Absolutely, I am in" is what I voted in your poll. Nothing is more exhilarating and luxurious than having a girls' spa party at home! Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kevin Peter,

      Many thanks for checking this out! Glad you enjoyed these ideas and tips. I know from experience this type of party be it for grown ups or young teens can be costly and often is the "same old same old" so making your own treatments that are great for young girls is fantastic!

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      Kevin Peter 4 years ago from Global Citizen

      The spa party ideas that you have included in your hub is really very interesting. I loved the way you presented the natural things in making such occasions wonderful.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Good to see you back, hope all is okay. Your daughter and her friends will love having a girlie spa party with these or other recipes I have done. A lip balm is a great one and you could have some supplies like stick on bling, glitter and fun ways for the girls to decorate their containers with. Thanks so much and have fun!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Nice to be back in hubpages world after dealing with an ill parent for the last few weeks. Now I have the perfect idea for my daughter's next birthday party! Love it and so will all of her friends.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      No worries on the email, Just wanted to ask, so glad you enjoyed this spa party idea. Hopefully you will get to have a party with your friends in the Philippines and when in Germany! You have so many wonderful ingredients in the Philippines to use, lucky you! Thanks very much for your voting and sharing Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzie,

      I love spa party. This is again another great hub of yours. I enjoyed reading it. I would love to do this too with my friends.

      BTW, I have just open my e-mails and found yours and I´m very sorry to answer you late as I don´t check my mails as often as I should. I was about to send my reply but yahoo mail did not send it, so I do it now. Off course you can link my hubs to yours. I appreciate that.

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared;-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      So glad you enjoyed this and it is a great idea for a baby shower or wedding shower. Both mum's to be and bride's to be would love this pampering session. Many thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      A spa party would be a refreshing change of pace for a wedding or baby shower! Of course you don't need an excuse to throw a girls' get together. :) Thanks for all of the great ideas as always!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Many thanks for dropping by to leave a comment, much appreciated. i can imagine how you are kept busy with two little ones so hopefully you will find some "you" time and be able to enjoy some spa treats!Thanks again, have a great Easter :-)

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I really enjoyed reading your hub. Having two little children I'm longing for a day where I can relax and do something good for me. Such a spa party would be ideal. But I don't know if I could find the time to do that soon.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Cheers for your support and lovely comments. Hope Terry and your daughters will find useful at some stage.Yes, i just completed the AP officially 31st March, how time has flown by, nearly a year here on HP, can you believe it??

      Thanks so much for all your votes and shares around you are so good to do all that and it is so appreciated Bill. Have a great Easter!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Another winner here although I'm not sure I'll be hosting a girl's spa party anytime soon. Terry and my daughters on the other hand certainly will be interested. I loved the poem. And did I read in your reply to Bill that this is your last Hub in the AP program? If so congratulations are in order. Great job Suzie. Voting up, sharing, etc, tweet, pin, and whatever else I can come up with.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Glad to hear it's going well, 7 days in a row is tough particularly with the travel time and after not working. I remember you saying you had bought some ingredients, did you get coconut oil by any chance? it is great for hair as a treatment and works well for dryness if you find you want to try something else. mayonnaise is great too so you should find it helps. Thanks and great to hear the apple cleanser felt great!!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      The new job is going very well, thanks. I just finished 7 days straight of work (8 hour days, and about 3 hours of travel per day, including a total of at least 30 minutes of walking). It's nice to have a day off, although I have enjoyed being at work again.

      I just pampered myself, although I'm alone. I used one of your recipes for an apple cleanser, and I feel great! I am also using mayonnaise on my hair and scalp, since they tend to get dry. Hopefully it will work well. Some household products are hard to get out of the hair.

      Have a great weekend, Suzie.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi kathryn,

      Glad you enjoyed this! Hope the new job is going well?! Maybe you deserve a pampering night with the girls to relax??LOL Appreciate your comments and visit as always Kathryn :-)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Awesome, as usual! It makes me want to have a spa night. It sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing these ideas with us.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vespa,

      Great to be able to share these wonderful recipes here, pleasure my friend! God help me if I do a desert theme spa the entire page will be your delicious sweets!!! LOL you know I am a fan! Hope you do get a chance when you are more settled, I know how it takes time to organize a place and adjust. Hope it is all going well for you. Thanks so much for dropping in and leaving your much appreciated comments, votes, shares etc . . . Cheers!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Many thanks as always my friend! Appreciate your lovely comments, you are so kind. Spa nights are great fun and can be incorporated into so many themes, even as a birthday treat for a relation or friend is a neat idea. Thanks so much for all your votes, share and pins - you're a star! ( no pun intended lol!!)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Hi Suzanne!

      What a beautiful Hub and thanks so much for showcasing some of my recipes. I'm definitely in for the spa evening! Once we get established in our new place I definitely plan to do this. I'm thinking of maybe having a couples' spa night, too! Wouldn't that be fun? I love your gift ideas, the simple décor plan and the tropical touches. Congratulations on this and all your great Hubs! Voted up and shared, pinned, etc. of course. : )

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Love this..what a fun idea. You did a super job as always. I love all the natural ideas and sounds great. The photos are great. Voting up++++Pinning, sharing and tweeting

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi mr-veg,

      Appreciate your visit and nothing wrong with having a boys night in if you fancy?? Even a couples spa party could be fun too! Thanks for passing on and hope your wife enjoys it!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Careermommy,

      Pity it is so far but i would love to read about it in a hub! Thanks so much and good luck with the girls spa day!

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Nice one Suzie !! I will have my wife try this out :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Suzie HQ, yes LA is a tad far from you. What a great idea to make a hub about the spa experience. I just might do that!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Careermommy,

      Wow, what great timing, hope this was useful, I am so jealous . . .would love a spa day right now!! LOL

      LA is a wee bit far although I have been there briefly (3 days) and really enjoyed it! Have fun planning your day, love to hear how it goes (in a hub maybe???)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I was jut talking to another hubber yesterday about having the girls over for a spa day. What great timing Suzie HQ. I love hearing your tips. Now I just get to get my invite list together.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      I know . . . this writing is addictive stuff and . . . yes it is late (5.08 a.m) no i haven't slept, just was not tired for whatever reason. This was my last hub on the AP so I am glad you enjoyed these suggestions, even though I can fully understand Bev might object!! LOL. Just as I would with "yer man here" currently dead to the world!

      Thanks as always my friend!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Do you ever sleep? It must be 3:30 a.m. there. Anyway, if I hosted a girls' spa party Bev would murder me in my sleep, and that simply would not be pleasant. Great suggestions, though. :)

      Go to bed, Irish!

      bill