How to host a spa-themed bridal shower
Bridal showers are the perfect occasion for the ladies of a wedding party to meet, mix and mingle. The maid of honor typically hosts this event. It can be an extravagant shindig at a posh restaurant or a low-key night at someone’s house. Whichever it is, there are ways to make the day extra special. Consider throwing a spa bridal shower to host a day of relaxation and pampering to prepare for the wedding festivities to come.
At a spa
Spa – There are a variety of ways to host a spa party. The easiest is to purchase a group spa package. Many times you can customize the treatments for each individual or for the entire party. It’s a great bonding experience to get facials, manicures, pedicures and massages together.
Food – Once the spa activities have finished, invite everyone to your house to continue the fun. Since you will be out the majority of the day, prepare simple snacks. This could be as easy as a cheese and bread plate that you prepared the night before. Pair the sampling with red and white wine. To finish off the evening, set out a rich dessert.
Decorations – As guests are leaving, hand out customized boxes with treats. Be creative as to what you put inside. You can add bath beads, bubbles, lotion and candy. Make an extra special box for the bride-to-be. Place mementos that memorialize your friendship or any photos you have of the couple inside.
Spa – Hosting a day at a spa can be expensive for some people. If this is the case, just throw the party at home. You can set up stations for manicures, pedicures and even facials. Also, consider hiring a masseuse that makes house calls.
Food – Since you saved a bit of money on the spa arrangements, you can provide a more substantial meal. Serve appetizers and fruity craft cocktails. Also, have a range of wine on hand to serve depending on your guests’ preferences.
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