Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spa-tastic Birthday Fun

Hello loves!  My baby girl turned 6 the other day.  
Still. Can't. Believe. It.

We agreed not to do a big blow-out party, but she wanted to have a few special friends over for some mani-pedis, cupcake decorating and fun.  I am sharing how we saved a lot of money by making most things by hand and recycling old decorations that I tend to hoard save!

I made the card and party printables from discounted clip art found at the delightful Etsy Store, Prettygrafikdesign, here.

We decided to hang tissue paper puffs from previous parties, and gave an old banner a facelift to match the colors (details to come).  Do you recognize those cute little teal chairs from my craft room?

The girlies arrived and my "assistants" (tween daughter and friend) and I got to work painting little finger- and toe nails.  Each girl got to take home a mini-pedicure set (from our local dollar store).

I wasn't sure the girlies were going to go for the facial, but this edible chocolate mask did the trick.  I found the recipe here

My daughter and I put our newly acquired sewing skills to use in making the flowers out of scrap fabric to decorate headbands..  The little pampered princesses got to decorate cupcakes in a jar, with homemade buttercream frosting...seriously so good!

 I just have to tell you how seriously tickled my sweet child was to have a little girl resembling her on all of her party goods.  Nothing says love like handmade!We just happened to have the straws (from our local craft store), bags (from Paper Mart) and party hats (made by me) on hand.  

With the girls all sugared up (forgot to mention the chocolate fountain), we had them burn off some of that energy to Wii Just Dance.  Perfect ending to a posh little party.
How do you add a touch of handmade flair to your parties?  If anyone is interested in these graphics for your spa party, leave me a note in the comments and I will post them!
Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. How special, I love coming to your page for inspiration, tfs! I am trying to figure out what I am going to do in a few weeks for a 14 yo.

  2. Thank you Treva girl!! That means the world to me, that's why I share my paper passion.


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