My daughter recently turned 8 years old (how did that happen?!). She decided that she’d like a pamper party, however I couldn’t resist adding in a little of the Made By Me Craft Party magic and sparkle!
My printer has been playing up recently and caused no end of headaches, so I cheated with the invitations and bought some on ebay, but I think they’re very cute!
Personalised pamper party invitations
I tend to get a bit over excited about party planning and decided to make life a bit less stressful this year, so we served the girls with a simple bbq and cake at the end of the party and nibbles to keep them going. So once I’d booked the beautician, I was free to knock myself out with the details and some extra fun activities.
Previous experience has taught me that people don’t always arrive on time to parties, so I got the girls going on a fun activity while they trickled in through the door. This also allowed our beautician to set up in peace!
I purchased some plastic champagne flutes and the girls decorated them with foam stickers, gems and Sharpies. Once they’d completed their masterpieces, I added some Pop a Ball rose gold shimmer to some flavoured fizzy water. Oh my goodness, they absolutely loved it and felt so grown up! Not only did the drink become all shimmery, it went into bubble overdrive!
As the girls arrived to the party, they each personalised a plastic champagne glass with stickers and Sharpies
Each girl created a beautiful personalised glass to drink from at the party and to take home at the end.
I was worried about keeping the girls captivated throughout the pamper element of the party as they needed to wait around to have their nails done. (I was worrying unnecessarily because the girls loved the foot spas!). Once the girls had been beautified with face masks, nail varnish, hair curling and makeup, they came over to the lip gloss making station. This activity went down a storm and the girls loved it so much that they asked for extra pots to fill and decorate. The pots looked like giant gemstones and I gave them more gems and the trusty Sharpies to decorate the lid.
All set up for eager 8 year olds to make lip gloss
A couple of the girls checking out each others lip gloss results!
Once the lip gloss is all mixed up, it goes into beautiful gemstone pots
A dash of glitter finishes off the handmade lip gloss beautifully!
Finally, I set up a photo booth so the girls could show off their new looks and use some fun props. I decorated it with bunting, circle fan decorations and a sequined backdrop. We themed the party in pink, turquoise and a spot of gold and I think it looked stunning!
A friend made the cake and did an awesome job of it, but I think we were eating cake forever because it was so big!
If you’ve been following my party adventures for a while, you might know that I’m a huge champion of party favours that are useful, unique and fabulous. This party was no different and I spent a happy afternoon trawling the shops for pamper themed goodies. I’m rather pleased with myself and came up with a clear makeup bag filled with; a body pouffe, lipstick eraser, lipstick pen, nail varnish highlighter, nail file and a packet of tissues. As most of the girls were only 7 and 8 I felt that make up wouldn’t have been appropriate. Of course, I had to do a bit of personalisation and hand stamped each girl’s initial onto a tag and tied it on with some ribbon. The favours were surprisingly reasonable in price but looked stunning.
Grown up party bags
I loved planning this pamper party and I’ve been inspired to add a pamper craft party option to my packages, so watch this space as I’ll be launching it soon!
The birthday girl and I 🙂