Finally, a post that isn't about cookies!
The sad news about this post is that I really haven't done a whole lot this spring break. People were busy with other plans, sick, or took off for other places leaving me to clean, throw a spa night, and go for lots of long walks.
So, what does a girl write about when she didn't do much over the break? She shares with what few readers she has how to have a pretty decent spa night at home!
You don't really need a reason to have a spa night in my opinion but I hosted mine for a very good reason... one of my good friends was turning 30 and this is what we could convince the most people to attend!
Everyone but the birthday girl brought something for us to eat.
I made some sweet and sour chicken and veggies in the slow cooker so that I wouldn't be stressed about hosting and having to make diner right before everyone got here. I also made some homemade garlic bread (which got rave reviews) and some rice. Another guest provided us with salad and another with drinks.
I dimmed the lights to make it seem more like a restaurant because that was one of the things the birthday girl wanted to do.
PS. Those cups I got at Dollarama and served a few purposes.. for holding beverages (duh..), to be a little more fancy looking than regular cups, AND they were all different colours so if they moved around throughout the night you just had to remember what colour was yours.
A couple of other guests supplied us with some dessert.
One of the things the birthday girl wanted to do was to go to the spa... so I wanted to try to make my place as spa like as possible. I dragged out my Christmas lights (even though they have the green wires I don't think they looked too bad) and some smaller lamps (the lamp on the shelf I ended up moving to the top so people could actually read the menu and services)
The set up
On that sign on the shelf I put where we would be doing each service. My original thought was to have us doing something different in the different rooms of my condo but then I thought the point was also for us all to spend time together... so I did my best to keep us all in one room of my condo (the living/dining room).
The coffee table is where we did our nails (a guest also supplied us with probably about 100 nail polish colours to choose from).
Those 2 big bins by my couch were for foot soaks
And in front of the tv I put a long mirror for us to apply face masks
I also tried to think of things that you would eat/drink at a spa and I figured tea was likely something... so I set up a little tea station (I don't believe it got used though)... for someone that doesn't drink tea I think I have a decently large tea collection!
No pictures from the evening because I was too busy having fun.
I guess I can always spend some time with the rest of my spring break putting my place back to the way it usually is.
Hope we all had a great spring break!