My DD is turning 10 and requested a spa birthday party. We made cute slipper-shaped invitations (from items we already owned) and have a head count of 7 girls, including the birthday girl.
DD has some great ideas:
~ memory game (basket of spa/girl items shown for a minute, then they write down the items from memory)
~ ice-breaker games (talking game she found in a book and a game we have called Whoonu?)
~ matching game (complicated game with spa items in bags and the girls walk around asking each other questions with the goal to end up with matching pairs of items...I'm not crazy about this particular game and would like to offer something easier/less complicated, but am drawing a blank)
~ lotion sampler activity (have a tray or basket filled with various lotions and let the girls choose whatever they want to use)
I suggested and DD loves:
~ hand scrub activity for each girl while at the party (not sure how to implement it, but I have plenty of supplies already) -- would do this before the lotion sampler activity
~ making each girl a custom "perfume" (I have essential oils and would let the girls choose their favorite scent(s). I haven't figured out the logistics, though.)
The party is three hours in the afternoon. Is this enough to fill that time? There will be snacks and cake, but not a meal to fill time. DD would LOVE me to paint everyone's fingernails, but I don't think there is adequate time especially with drying time and all the activities involving their hands. Pedicures would be better, but seven girls and one adult??? How could I make that work?
Any other ideas?
A friend suggested slices of cucumbers on their eyes. In isolation, that seems odd. With a face mask, it'd be fun. No one has any allergies and all the moms are okay with whatever I want to do. They all know me well. What kind of face mask would be good for this age range? It'd just be for fun, but I would only want to use food items.
Thanks for any tips or suggestions!