As Summer comes to an end and the school year approaches, beauty is on every girl’s mind. What better way to start the school year off then with a spa day? Home spa days are an exhilarating way to revive the mind and body in preparation for the first week of school. Here’s a how-to-guide for a luxurious day of relaxation with a price tag that can match your budget.
Invite your friends:
Create a spa party by asking your friends to join you. Having friends around during your spa day is a nice way to bond through laughter and the deepening of your relationship. You can always enjoy your time together at home or you could stay at a hotel room for a more exciting and opulent experience in a fresh setting. A hotel room may seem expensive, but if divided among friends, it can become entirely affordable.
Once you’ve chosen your location, create a fun and inviting atmosphere. Place scented candles around the room to create a relaxed mood. Add fresh flowers or plants to the room for a calm environment. Create a color scheme using a soothing color, such as pale blue or light green. Find fun plates and napkins or even table clothes to protect surfaces from spilt nail polish. Consider placing chairs in a circle. Conversation will flow easier and bonding will become more natural because circles are a symbol of unity and wholeness. Include warm, scented towels to help your friends relax. Better yet, encourage everyone to wear their pajamas or a big fluffy robe to the party.
Create a playlist:
Music can make or break a party, so why not include everyone’s taste by creating a playlist? Ask your friends to submit a dozen of their favorite songs. Mix each playlist with a few slow classical or zen songs, some up-beat dance and electronica songs, and of course, include a few of your favorite worship songs to the variety.
Everyone enjoys good food at a party but everyone doesn’t eat the same thing. So, have everyone bring a couple of their favorite snacks to create a diverse buffet of food. If your friends need some inspiration for items to share, ask them to bring healthy veggies or fruits, something sweet or chocolaty, or a salty and crunchy snack. Make sure you provide some protein to boost your energy during your extensive day of pampering.
Place magazines throughout the room for your guests to read while being pampered. Pick out a few chick flicks to play while you share playing with one another’s hair. Don’t just give manis and pedis, branch out and relax with a facial, back rub or shoulder massage. Spend some time quietly journaling about a favorite scripture or praising God for the beauty He created within you by singing and dancing to your favorite worship music. If you’re really feeling adventurous, do some relaxing techniques such as deep breathing, or envisioning your perfect day with your eyes closed.
After all the preparation is complete its time to party!! Grab your nail kit and let the creativity flow. Create cool designs or stick with a classic French tip and enjoy each other’s company because before you know it school will be back in session.