Kids Birthday Party Celebrations

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kids Spa Parties: Ideas on Preparing for the Big Day

So you have decided to have a kids spa party at home, and your daughter's birthday is fast approaching. This blog will share some ideas to prepare your home for a wonderful party, packed with favors, candy, food, and pretty decorations.
So, one thing you will want to do a few days before is start preparing the food for the party. There is an excellent website with all kinds of little easy things to make, with recipes and instructions. You can link to the page by clicking here. The cowboy caviar cups (which are actually black beans, not fish eggs) in little edible tortilla chip cups. They also have adorable little hot chocolate cookie cups, which are made with pillsbury sugar cookie dough. They are so cute! For the main course, you can try to make the chicken wild rice lettuce wraps, which take less than 20 minutes to prepare, except for the rice cooking part.

They also have recipes for low sugar banana nut scones, which are great if you already have lots of chocolate and candy on hand for the girls to snack on. And the candy bar pretzel bites look absolutely delicious! Check out their site, and you are sure to find lots of great recipe ideas.

A couple of weeks before the party is the time to start getting the favors and everything else ready. Birthday Express has a kids spa party section, with favors and other items to add to your party, along with some decorations. While we decorate the living room or "spa room," as it is transformed into, the kitchen and dining areas are up to you. Ribbons and pretty colored table cloths, along with pretty centerpieces will add to the ambiance of the spa party. And of course, all of the food and desserts you have made or purchased will also be decorating the table.

For the mom who has very little time, the cakes and cupcakes can all be made by your local bakery, and we recommend Sugar Sugar Cupcakes in Perth Amboy, for their adorable spa party themed cupcakes.

Your kids spa party will be a lot of fun, especially once we arrive and start providing the services to the girls. But the more favors and food you have, the more fun it will be. The easiest party food for the kids spa party (and also the most popular and least likely to make a big mess) is of course pizza. Catered or delivered pasta is also inexpensive and popular, although little girls favorite is almost always pizza. If you like making healthy food, or want to have healthy food at your party, it may take a little bit more effort. There are many restaurants in New Jersey and New York City that will prepare healthy full meals and deliver them. Here is the link to a New York Times article presenting several locations that offer full healthy meal delivery. Whether you will have a catered meal or cook yourself if definitely something to decide on in advance, and considering the fact that parties always have lots of candy, cake, cupcakes, and chocolate, a healthy meal alternative that can be delivered might well be preferred.

In addition to the preparations covered thus far, you also need to make sure that the room where the kids spa party will be is spacious and has been pretty much cleared, so that all of the decorations and supplies we bring are able to be arranged easily and quickly. We need a bit of space in which to set up for the facials and massages, and we also need a small table to do the manicures on. You can drape the windows with pretty fabric and ribbons, both for privacy and to add to the ambiance of the room. Streamers and ribbons on the chairs are also very pretty.
Then, when the kids spa party gets started, it will look and feel like a real grown-up spa in a kids fun party kind of way. Whatever decorations or food you choose to provide to your guests, we will take care of the entertainment. For more information, or to book your party, please click here.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Let's Get Creative: Making Your Kids Spa Party More Memorable!

Having a kids spa party at home (or in a hotel room) is great fun. While we bring the party, and some sweets for everyone to enjoy, there are some great ideas and tips that you can use to make it even more memorable. Since the mom is responsible for the food and additional candy, I have found some great ideas for moms to make their kids spa party more memorable and fun by making some simple additions.

This is by far the cutest idea I saw: marshmallow nail polish bottles! Find the recipe by clicking here They are super easy to make, all you need is tootsie rolls, marshmallow, frosting and food coloring to dip them in. Maby it would take an hour to prepare them, but once they are in the fridge, they don't need much care until the party starts, and they are sooo cute!

For the mom who is strapped for time, perhaps you can order some cute cupcakes online for your kids spa party. We have seen so many adorable cupcakes at parties we have been to that we would like to share a link to a couple of the best ones. Here is a link to yelp of the spa party cupcakes made by Sugar Sugar Cupcakes in Perth Amboy. These are the cutest! They have little makeup applicators and eyeshadow on them. How cute!

Cake Boutique in New Jersey also makes awesome cakes and cupcakes. While I didn't specifically see a cupcake for a spa party, they can undoubtedly make something special for your party! Visit them by clicking here

Here is an idea for some cool lip scrubs to have ready for the guests at the party. Everyone can use these lip scrubs to exfoliate their lips, and then use the home made lip balm that we make with your girls at the party! Click here to view And click here for some great ideas for homemade food, candy, and chocolates the everyone is sure to enjoy!

And of course, here are some great ideas for additional supplies to make your kids spa party even more fun! Birthday Express (click here) has lots of favor supplies, as well as decorations for your kids spa party. You don't have to make everything yourself, and these are great ideas if you don't have a lot of spare time to do so.

So, for your own kids spa party at home, some of these ideas will help you to make it more fun and more special, with time saving items, as well as ideas for favors and other fun stuff. To book your kids spa party with us, where we come to your home and decorate for the party, as well as providing manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, and hair styling, please click here to visit our website. You will find tons of information about our parties, galleries of prior parties, and contact information. The most important part of your party is the fun!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kids Spa Parties and American Girl Dolls: The Dolls Can Join in the Fun!

In the last many years, little girls all around the country have become enamored of the American Girl dolls. These are adorable little dolls that can be made to look like you, or to look however you want them to. Most little girls love having a smaller version of themselves to play with. In the past, the website for the American Girl dolls had a kids spa party kit for sale, so that little girls can have their dolls join in the fun.

Having hosted some of these types of parties, they are a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the line of kid’s spa party items for the dolls has since been discontinued, but that has not stopped little girls from wanting to have their dolls be entertained as guests at their spa parties!

So we have improvised. We offer an American Girl doll spa party package, where the little dolls can have almost all of the same treatments as their “mommies.” They can have facials, they can have their hair styled, and they can all get a massage, too. Due to the permanence of nail polish, that is not part of the package.

We have had several of these doll and girl spa parties, and they are loads of fun. The girls love seeing their dolls participate in the same activities they are getting, and they always help move their dolls around so that it seems real. They help them get in their baths, they help them get their facials, and then when it is time for their massages, the girls are often their dolls’ own massage therapists!
So, if your little girl loves her little American Girl doll, then maybe our American Girl doll and kids spa party are the right package for you. We can also involve other dolls, as long as they are large enough to “participate”! :-)

For more information on our kids spa parties, please click here to visit our kids spa party page.