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Layla turned 6 at the end of December but we waited until after the craziness of the holidays to have her “friends” party. She wanted to have a Frozen themed spa party- girlfriend was very specific and knew what she wanted!
I designed the invitations (have you checked out my new stationary business on Etsy and Facebook?) to be more of a winter spa party with the word “frozen” in it because I have a thing with characters on invitations. I don’t know why, I just can’t handle a giant picture of Elsa on my kid’s birthday invite. If anyone’s picture is going on it, it would be Layla’s. Am I alone in this?
Layla has had both boys and girls at her past birthday parties. Being brand new in town this year gave us the unique opportunity to have a small party with the few friends (mostly neighbors) she’s made along with some friends at school. But for the first time I had the school invite list dilemma- do I invite only her friends or all the kids in her class? Since it was a spa party I figured I could get away with inviting girls only.
Getting ready for the party was pretty simple, especially with all the holiday sales! I picked up some cute little fingernail polishes, lip balms, pencils, hair bands and rings to put in Frozen themed goodie bags (you can find similar bags on Amazon for actually cheaper than I picked them up ugh!).
I also ordered cute pedicure flip flops for each girl to decorate when they arrived at the party. I just picked up the stickers and most of the party decor from the dollar store.
My mom made a super cute banner for us and we moved Layla’s Christmas tree downstairs to be part of the fun.
Layla’s friends had so much fun decorating their flip flops and then having their toe nails painted. Quick note- painting took longer than I thought. Thankfully a few of the Moms stuck around to help!
After their nails dried we made homemade lip gloss. This was a lot of fun and pretty simple to do. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures- I was VERY busy with this activity. I had some help from Pinterest on this one- check out Adventures in all Things Food for the recipe I used. To do this with a group of girls- I’d suggest having one adult handle melting the oil while another dishes out paper towels, little lip gloss containers, craft/stir sticks and pours a few Kool-Aide (we had 1 Cherry and 1 Grape) packs into separate bowls. I poured the oil into each of the girls’ containers, then helped them add their color. They then mixed their own, put the lips on and I put them in the fridge. For older girls I’d suggest getting some stickers or washi tape to decorate the jars. By the end of the party the glosses firmed up and looked fabulous! I was so happy with the way they turned out and it added a little DIY goodie to their bags.
After the lip gloss activity we had cake and opened gifts. We had some (a lot) of extra time so the girls did duck duck goose, had a dance party and played hide and seek.
Layla had such a great time and loved her Frozen Spa party!