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DIY Kids' Spa Party

By Cheri Liefeld
Created January 10, 2017
With these budget-friendly tips and hints, girls can celebrate in style with an at-home spa party.

In less than a half hour, we made lip balm that will keep lips soft. I found beeswax at my local farmers market, but you can find it online. Grate the beeswax and mix it with a little coconut oil. Place in a small ceramic cup in a saucepan filled with 1 ½ cups water; melt it over medium-high heat. Once it melts, carefully remove the cup and stir in lemon essential oil and honey.

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The day of the party, create a DIY face scrub and mask bar using bowls filled with plain yogurt, oats, almond flour and honey. The girls could pick and chose what they wanted to use.

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It was a giggle fest when the girls relaxed with cucumbers on their eyes!


Between treatments, the girls sipped on Strawberry Mango Smoothies, featuring coconut milk, honey, strawberries and mangoes. The beverages were so refreshing and quickly disappeared.


For snacks, we served tarts made with cereal and marshmallows and filled with yogurt and berries.


Then it was time for manicures and pedicures. We had the girls soak their feet in water infused with chamomile tea and rose petals before selecting bright colors for their nails.

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Slipper Cookies were served for dessert. Top Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookies with a mascarpone filling. Dip the cookies in melted white chocolate and top with chopped white chocolate. They are decadent little bites that gave a sweet ending to the day.

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Set up a table with towels, the bath fizzes, lip balm and other party favors, like flip-flops, terry headbands, emery boards, pedicure kits and spa water. (I found all of the party favors at local dollar stores.)

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A few months ago, my niece and I decided to host a spa party for a few of her friends. For a fraction of the cost, we recreated the fancy bath fizzes and lip balms sold in stores. Most of the ingredients are probably in your cupboard and create natural products for pampering. 

Olivia was excited to help make treats for her friends to take home in goodie bags. A few days before the party, she came over to make Cupcake Bath Fizzes and Honey Lemon Lip Balm.

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The fizzes are made with baking soda, citric acid, olive oil and essential oils. (I was able to buy the citric acid and essential oils at the grocery store.) There is only tricky part—when spraying the witch hazel on the dry mixture, be sure to do so one squirt at a time and to use as little liquid as possible. If you get the mixture too wet, it will activate the fizz. 

After the fizzes dried, Olivia piped the “frosting” on top.