I am SO excited about this post, as I feel like I’ve always dreamed of the day that I could share a spa day with my own little girls. I recently surprised my two daughters with a mommy/daughter spa day, and I’m not sure who enjoyed it more—me or them! Here are all the things I did to create an at-home spa day for kids.
I also designed and created a “Welcome to the Spa” sign to hang on the door to the “spa” (a.k.a. our upstairs guest suite). It was great fun because I kept my plans a TOTAL surprise, and the girls basically had no idea what they were walking into when they opened the door! To design the invitation and welcome sign, I used some spa-themed clipart that I downloaded from Jenny L Designs, Jessica Weible Illustrations and Decorartist on Etsy.
To further enhance the zen-like atmosphere, I downloaded some relaxing and soothing spa music from iTunes to play during our spa day, just like you’d hear at the real spa!
What’s a spa day with out tea? I set up a dining table so we could enjoy tea at our spa! Oriental Trading Company has some amazing spa-themed products that were the perfect color scheme for my spa day, like beverage napkins, spa confetti and lanterns. I also found adorable cucumber plates from Birthday Express that matched perfectly! I finished the table with some fresh roses and used double-sided tape to stick a piece of cucumber confetti onto my milk bottle glasses—so easy and festive!
It was fun to create a “grown-up” tea tower for my girls to nibble on during our spa day. I made fancy PB&J and cream cheese & cucumber sandwiches, served their favorite fresh fruits and had sprinkle cookies, cupcakes and meringues for dessert. I also infused the water with cucumber and mint.
Heart-shaped PB&J and fancy cucumber sandwiches are a perfect lunch for a spa day for kids!
I created this banner to hang above my pedicure station using nail polish clipart and spa face clipart. I simply printed the polish bottles and spa faces individually on 8 1/2″ x 11″ pieces of cardstock, cut around the nail polish bottles and applied sticky white letters to each bottle. Another easy project for you, I promise!
This is a photo of my girls getting their pedicures! To create my DIY pedicure station, I put pillows on top of a white coffee table (to serve as back rests) and filled medical wash basins with warm water, bubbles and rose petals. The girls were SO excited to be wearing super soft robes and spa headbands, and they absolutely loved soaking their piggies in the rose petal-filled foot baths!
I also created this menu of spa services for the girls to choose from. Of course they wanted to do the green facial mask and put cucumbers on their eyes, and they giggled the whole time we did it!
A spa day wouldn’t be complete without a tray full of spa products! Gather up a bunch of fun goodies to display, like toe separators, foam sandals, face masks, q-tips, sliced cucumbers, gel eye pads, foot loofahs, scrubbers—the more the merrier! I found almost all of my supplies at my local pharmacy—they had a TON of options to choose from!
And finally, I printed out images of cucumbers, cut around them and then tied them to rolled-up washcloths with some pretty pink ribbon. These would also make adorable party favors for a spa-themed birthday party!
The finished product! Of course both girls wanted pink nail polish with pink sparkles on top!
We all had such fun doing our mommy/daughter spa day that this is definitely something I can see becoming an annual event at our house! I hope you have fun creating your own spa day for kids—happy pampering!