Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Day at the Spa

Abby decided long ago that she wanted her birthday party to be a spa party. Now, I wasn't about to break the bank by taking eight little girls to one of those kid spas, so I set up a spa in our house.  Thanks to Matt, my sister, and my mom, we managed to soak feet, do facials, paint fingers and toes, and make homemade sugar scrub.

Here are a few pictures of my set-up...before things got crazy!

Once everyone came, we welcomed them to the spa and got them set up with a nice, warm foot soak.  I even included a few marbles to give their feet a little massage.

Then I started in on the facials while my sister took a few girls to paint nails and Matt made sugar scrub with the rest.  The girls thought the cucumbers were pretty funny!

 The facial mask I bought ended up being one of those clear peel-off masks...um...not so great...I'll just leave it at that...

I ended up grabbing my good mud mask (using mud from the Dead Sea!) for the rest of the kids.  This came off much easier!

Abby was not interested in any kind of mask whatsoever...party pooper!  I did get her to show me her pretty nails.  They look pink here, but they are purple (of course!)

The group enjoyed their snacks of popcorn, fruit, veggies, chips and salsa, and cheese and crackers.  We had a variety of spa waters:  lemon/lime, lemon, strawberry/lemon, and mandarin orange.  They loved tasting the different flavors!

Then it was time to sing Happy Birthday!  Grab the candles!  Ooooops....uh...we don't have any...mom fail.  Well, Abs, you have your choice.  Spiderman or Darth Vader?

 Darth Vader it is!  ;)

Abby's sweet friend T is SO funny!  Once the sugar kicked in, she got pretty silly!

Look at all of her sweet friends after a day at the spa!  We love these girls so much!

Kids, please just take one nice picture, and then I'll let you do a silly one!

Abby loved opening her gifts!  Some favorites were the Elsa skating rink, a wheelchair and crutches for her American Girl doll, a whole set of handmade headbands for every occasion (Aunt Amy is so crafty!), and her new comfy robe (with a matching one for her doll!)

It was a wonderful day filled with lots of laughter and noise.  I am thankful that I'm good friends with the moms of all of these girls, and that our sweet girls will get to grow up together.  Love them all!

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