Think back to when you were a kid and how excited you felt when you found out you were going to a sleepover. If you want to replicate that feeling for your kids, your dedication is admirable. But it might have you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Besides making sure you have enough room for the kids to sleep and enough food for them to snack on, you also have to make sure they’re not bored. It’s totally doable though. You can give them a night to remember by hosting a themed sleepover, and a spa sleepover is perfect for girls of all ages. With any luck, your little spa treatments will pamper them enough to put them in a deep state of relaxation that helps them get to sleep. Here are some tips for hosting the best spa party for kids ever.
When you send out the invitations, be sure to mention that it will be a spa sleepover, and ask that each girl bring a bathrobe. After all, you wear a robe when you go to the spa, so why wouldn’t the girls want to dress the part at your spa sleepover? At the same time, don’t assume that each girl will have one. Thankfully, girls’ robes are quite affordable and make great gifts for guests. While you certainly aren’t expected to provide them anything, it is just one idea to make sure your child and her guests have a memorable sleepover.
In order to really get into the sleepover spirit, you might want to buy your daughter some new girls’ pajamas as a birthday gift. After all, they grow so quickly, and she’ll likely need some new ones soon anyway. There’s nothing like slipping into a brand-new pair of pajamas to make anyone feel extra special and comfy. Don’t forget the slippers either! They can make a great gift if you get them personalized or monogrammed. Make this a good excuse to buy yourself some new pajamas too. If your daughter is younger, she may even think it’s fun to get matching pajamas.
A spa sleepover isn’t a spa sleepover unless you plan on doing spa-like activities. As such, make sure you have a plan. Painting nails, putting temporary color in their hair, and making spa-themed crafts like bath bombs or soap are all great ideas for a perfect spa sleepover. You can be as involved as you like. If the guests are younger, you’ll likely need to be an active participant, and you may even need some help from grandma. But if they’re older, you may just need to buy the supplies and set it up for them so they can do their own thing without mom getting in the way.
Be sure to realize that some guests might not have extra sleeping bags or pillows to bring over, or they might simply forget to bring them. For that reason, make sure you have some extra kids’ bedding at the ready in case they need it for the night. Remember that kids aren’t as needy as adults in regard to where they fall asleep. As long as they have a pillow and a blanket, they’ll pretty much sleep anywhere. They can double up in beds, too, if you have extras. But as long as you have a few extra blankets and pillows, there’s no need to stress about it.
Tip: This is a prime example of how personalized sleeping bags make great gifts when birthdays come around.
A sleepover isn’t a sleepover without snacks. The great thing about a spa theme is that it gives you an excuse to ensure the kids eat healthily. Spa food consists of things like salads, fruit, and petite little cucumber sandwiches. Do a little research online for healthy finger foods in advance of the party, and you’ll be sure to find some easy options. The girls may even want to get involved in making the food themselves. Don’t forget about breakfast either. They’ll want something tasty to eat when they wake up in the morning. Consider a make-your-own smoothie bar and some crepes with different fruit toppings. Make it special!
Whether your daughter is 5 or 15, a spa sleepover is a great way to celebrate a birthday or any random day of the year. If you’re intimidated by it or think it will be too stressful, don’t be. She won’t have any fun if you’re not having fun or if you’re showing signs of stress. Just go with the flow, relax as much as you can, and get as much sleep as physically possible. It’s just one day, but it’s a day she’s sure to remember.