Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spa Party with Handmade Flair

Hello loves!  My baby girl turned 6 in January.  
Still. Can't. Believe. It.

We agreed not to do a big blow-out party, but she wanted to have a few special friends over for some mani-pedis, cupcake decorating and fun.  I am sharing how we saved a lot of money by making most things by hand and recycling old decorations that I tend to hoard save!

I made her card and party printables from discounted clip art found at the delightful Etsy Store, Prettygrafikdesign, here.

We decided to hang tissue paper puffs from previous parties, and gave an old banner a facelift to match the colors (the ribbons can be changed and the cardstock pennant, attached with brads to the burlap, can be customized each year).  The cute little teal chairs are from my craft room.

The girlies arrived and my "assistants" (tween daughter and friend) and I got to work painting little finger and toe nails.  Each girl got to take home a mini-pedicure set (from our local dollar store).

I wasn't sure the girlies were going to go for the facial, but this edible chocolate mask did the trick.  I found the recipe here

My daughter and I put our newly acquired sewing skills to use in making the flowers out of scrap fabric to decorate headbands..  The little pampered princesses got to decorate cupcakes in a jar, with homemade buttercream frosting...seriously so good!

 I just have to tell you how seriously tickled my sweet child was to have a little girl resembling her on all of her party goods.  Nothing says love like handmade!  We just happened to have the straws (from our local craft store), bags (from Paper Mart) and party hats (made by me) on hand.  All I had to do was print, trim and adhere the labels I designed With the clip art.

Here is the party layout I created using Recollections My Favorite Things papers and wood embellishments.  The page title is from the clip art too!

How do you add a touch of handmade flair to your parties?  If anyone is interested in these graphics for your spa party, leave me a note in the comments and I will post them!
Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Happy Birthday to you daughter, looks like they had fun.

  2. Girl this is just too much! Little Diva's It looks like she had a blast and the decor is fab!

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  4. Great fun! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great fun! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Too cute. I love the way you created/made by hand the things for her party. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kimberly - you can "drop the mike" on this post!! I was all "wow" and "oooh" looking at the invitation and decor. Then, I got to the layout - GORGEOUS! I am scraplifting that so fast, it's not funny. TFS!!

  8. This is wonderful. I am going to have to borrow this idea for my goddaughter. Just too cute. TFS

  9. This is just too much cuteness, love all the handmade items and great LO. I'm sure they all had a great time. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!

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