Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saydee's Spa Party

Warning!!!  Reading this post may result in picture overload!!!  You have been warned.
Ok, I promise, I did not realize how many pictures I had planned for this post until I had finished editing them, but I just couldn't bring myself to cut any of them out. :-)
Alright, I'll get on with it already.  I am sooooo excited!  My coworker and friend Lacresa asked me to plan an 11th birthday party for her daughter, the beautiful Miss Saydee.
  Actually, Saydee and I pretty much had it planned before she ever talked her mom into it. :-)  Saydee knew I planned parties and we have discussed it off and on for a year now.  I have to say a HUGE thank you to Lacresa for allowing me to do it though.  Love that lady!
So, Saydee decided that she wanted a "Spa" themed party.  This was really fun for me to plan and I think she and her friends enjoyed being at the party as much as I enjoyed planning and executing it.
I asked my daughter Wylee and her friends Lilly and Mallory to help out with the make overs.  I also asked my friend Alecia and her girl Haven.  Huge thank you to all of these girls!  Without you, I couldn't have pulled this off!
Saydee knew she wanted pink and zebra print, so that's where I started.  I layered zebra print table runners over pink tablecloths, mixed zebra print plates with smaller pink ones and added some fun pink plastic "wine glasses" for the girls to drink out of.  Don't worry, they were filled with pink lemonade. :)
This was Saydee when she walked in and saw it all.  Do you think she liked it?
I covered the backs of the maroon chairs with white pillow slips and my daughter alternated tying zebra print ribbon and green tulle around them for me.

For the cake table, I used my trusty backdrop that I always use and just changed out the cover and added the birthday girl's name.  I found these great wooden letters already painted in the perfect color at Hobby Lobby.  Saydee got to take them home with her to hang on her wall.  I also hung some tissue poms and balloons around it and some lanterns from the ceiling.  I love the zebra print lanterns and will definitely be reusing them for other parties.

On the gift table, I put a jar of bath loofahs and a sign in banner.  The girls each got to take a loofah home and Saydee has a way to remember who was at her party.

I had several activities for the girls to do and I think they really enjoyed all of them.  I set them up at different tables and the girls went to one "station" at a time.
The first station was "Makeovers".  First, my daughter and her friends did the girls nails and while they were drying, they did the girls make up and hair.  I wish I had gotten some pictures of the girls hair, there were some really cute styles!

Next, we decorated our own flip flops.  They got so creative with this!


Then, we made our own body glitter.  The girls took these home as part of their party favors.  Please excuse the way I look in these pictures!  I tried to stay out of the shots as much as possible, but somehow I managed to get in a couple and the angles are awful!!! I do NOT look like this in real least I hope I don't!

We also played this awesome game that I found on Pinterest.  It's kind of a nail polish version of spin the bottle.  You spin the arrow and do whatever it lands on.  The options were- Lose a Turn, Paint 2 Toes, Paint 3 Toes and Pick Your Favorite Color (1 toe).  There were different colors at each option, so the girls ended up with multicolored toes.  The first one to paint all ten toes was the winner.

I also set up a "photo booth" of sorts.  The girls had so much fun posing for this. They had giant sunglasses, feather boas and these cute leopard and zebra print hats to try on.  Keep an eye out for the littlest one, the camera definitely loves her. :)

The girls also played freeze dance and had a blast, but I didn't get pictures.  Before they left, we had a little extra time, so I let them try applying their own makeup.  It was... interesting. :)
I snapped a quick pic of the birthday girl after she had done hers.  Still beautiful!

I really think they all enjoyed themselves.  I know I did!
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, even if it was a little picture heavy.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  By the way, I am sorry I haven't been posting more often.  I'm really hoping to do better now that summer is here and I'm not working.  I hope you'll keep reading!  Thanks guys!


  1. A lot of cute ideas!! Good job Jamie!!

  2. Thank you Angel! Glad you like it!

  3. This party looked awesome. You did a really good job! I think you created a memory that those little girls will never forget.

  4. Thank you Harlibeth! I hope you're right! :)