We started with this invitation from Sweet Tea and a Cactus. The shop owner was awesome to work with and for a tiny fee I was able to change the colors and some of the design.
We kept decorations minimal and just added this Star Wars birthday banner to the kitchen. I made some tissue paper flowers to girly it up using this tutorial.
While we may all be over seeing photo booths, young girls are not. Toss in a photo booth and they will flip. I used these Star Wars downloadable props and made my own spa props with scrapbook paper. The combination was cracking us up!
After photos, the girls went into our master bathroom which was transformed into a spa for the day. There they received a relaxing foot bath, avocado facials, and Star Wars pedicures.
The girls has SUCH a blast with this! Creating a little home spa for a party is really easy. Think about all the things you love about the spa and recreate that. Here's some of what I did:
- Calming background music
- Lots of scented candles
- Cucumber or other infused flavored water on hand
- Scented foot bath with flower petals before pedicures
- Hair towels to keep hair out of face for facial mask
- Simple avocado facial mask (just mashed up avocados)
- Sliced cucumbers for eyes
- Stack of rolled white towels for drying
- Polishes, remover, and cotton balls displayed on a pretty tray
While we waited on polish to completely dry we had cake. We used one of my husband's vintage R2-D2 cake pans from when he was a little boy. Now, you'll just have to trust me that it's R2-D2 because once I added the strawberry glaze (which ended up way thicker than I thought) it really just looks like a pink trash can, ha! But, it was yummy, and Izzy loved it!
For favors we created these fun bags using a print out of Darth Vader and some flowers. I just love these things :D
Inside, girls found scented lotion, a head wrap towel, the coolest storm trooper bath bombs from Frakking Bombs, and a lavender sachet that Izzy made herself out of some fun Star Wars fabric we found at JoAnns.
I've got to hand it to Izzy, this was such a fun party. Proves you can combine just about anything and make it work!