Whimsi's Adult Party Newsletter Issue No. 1A: Home Spa Party
Feeling exhausted? Stressed out over the state of the economy? Instead of a pity party, throw a "pamper
me" home spa party for you and a few of your BWGs (Best WhimsiGirlfriends)!
From the fancy resort treatments to the girl-times-are-hard-gotta-do-it-myself
mani's. We love them all! This issue of our newsletter gives you tips on how to throw a home spa party . . . that
won't leave you broke!
-- Invitations. Once you've decided on all the party details (who? when? where?),
choose an invitation like our Spa Lady invitations to send your guests. Add a warm touch to your invitations by handwriting all of the details. (RARE these days!)
-- Atmosphere. Clear the party room
of all clutter and unnecessary furniture. But make sure you leave enough tables for the ladies to rest their martinis
during their mani's! Ahh, scented candles and soothing music. Both help set the tone for your home
spa party. Burn lavender-scented candles throughout the party space. For music, pick up Joshua Redman's new CD, Compass, on Amazon. It's perfect for the occasion.
-- Special note re: small spaces.
Remember, no space is too small for a party! I once threw a spa bridal shower for five ladies in a 600 square foot efficiency!
Think Miami chic! Invite your BWGs to sit on your bed and have a cocktail. Clear your nightstand and make
it the bar. Place some pillows on the floor for extra seating.
Pampering accoutrements. For a home spa party, you'll need a few things: a foot massage tub (try
Dr. Scholl's DR6622 Toe-Touch Foot Spa with Massage), at least one towel per guest, soap scrub, a complete manicure kit, pumice stone, toe separators, organic nail polish,
and acetone-free nail polish remover. If you don't want to go to the expense of purchasing a foot massage tub, fill
the bottom of a small tub with massage stones, and add water, rose petals, and lavender oil. Be sure to have extra flip
flops on hand for your guests while their nails dry.
If all of this sounds like it requires just a little too much work, throw in the towel
(LOL!) and hire a mobile spa company!
-- Food. Place the
buffet table in a room adjoining the spa room. Decorate the table with flowers, lavender, and crystals. Now for
the food: light fare is just what the doctor ordered. Sliced cucumbers. Grapes. Lightly toasted pita bread
and hummus. Salmon spread on crackers. Scoops of tuna on iceburg lettuce. Chicken salad on endive leaves.
You get the picture.
-- Cocktails. If your drink of
choice is a Cosmo, please don't let us stop you. However, if you're feeling daring and want to go for something a tad
different, try a cranberry-pomegranate martini.
2 oz Vodka
2 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz cranberry
Splash fresh lime
Garnish with orange or lime
Drop a few cranberries into the bottom of the
martini glass, and then fill the glass with the mixed beverage.
Cheers and happy pampering!
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