In a world of pre-teens trying to grow up way too fast, having a spa party is all the rage. Make it even better by designing it as a Spa Party sleep over. Set the scene for your Spa Party with lots of candles, have soothing music CDs available, and access to a sink with lots of towels on hand. A spa party should be as much like a real spa visit, so take care to have bottled water and a selection of herbal teas or juices and refreshments on hand. You may wish to invite your guests to bring pajamas and / or robes.
Spa party games should include basic spa activities. Invite your guests to participate in a chocolate facial. Have all guests put their hair up or pull back from their faces. Then have them scoop up some of this excellent moisturizing mask and spread it onto their face. Mix 1/3 C cocoa powder, 3 Tbs heavy cream, 2 tsp cottage cheese, 1/4 C honey and 3 tsp oatmeal powder (found in the health food section) in a food processor. Mix until smooth. Relax for 10 minutes (putting cucumber slices over eyes will help guests relax even more completely and do a great number on eye puffiness). The mask washes off easily with warm water and if it happens to get on the lips, it really tastes great.
Other activities can include designing body glitter, or giving each other manicures or pedicures. After all the spa activities are over, more traditional games will keep the guests occupied. Simple games like Not Me Never! mix truths, fibs and candy. Could a spa party have a better combination? To play the game, give each guest a set number of miniature tootsie rolls, jellybeans, or caramels – just make sure it's something yummy. Then the first person makes a statement about themselves that starts with "I Never … Nope. Not me. Never." If for example the person said "I have never kissed a boy. Anyone else that has never kissed a boy has to eat a piece of their candy. Everyone will get the opportunity to take at least one turn – hopefully more. Keep playing until someone ends up with the most candy and everyone else had ate them. The one with the most candy left is the winner.
A Spa Party will encourage pre-teens to take care of their skin and relax at a time when their life can seem very out of control. It's a great idea for a party and with the right accessories can be a great bonding experience that creates lots of BFF (best friends forever).