Party planner Jamila Watson sets up a spa party

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By Jamila Watson

Photos by Kourtney Marie Photography

We’re now in the lazy days of summer, and in the North Valley, life seems to slow down a bit. This is the perfect time to reconnect with friends, get pampered, and beat the heat.

For this article, I wanted to show you fun and relaxing ideas on planning a spa gathering where you and your friends can unwind and be treated like royalty.

The Setup:

I selected a location that was both beautiful and peaceful. Look for a space that has great scenery and minimal interruptions. A covered patio or pool area with shade would be perfect. I also set up the party in “stations” so that there would be an area for each service. Flowers are essential for a spa party and will set the mood with a serene atmosphere. I love getting my flowers from Trader Joe’s or Albertson’s. For linens, I chose a pretty blue-and-pink-patterned fabric and used it to drape the dessert table. I used the same fabric to make runners for the food table as well as the spa tables.

The Services: DSC_5254

Pure Nails and Spa to You brought everything right to us! Boy, were we thrilled! They specialize in organic and eco-conscious services and offer manis, pedis, facials, massage, and yoga. We hired them for our spa party, and it was such a treat for my friends! Pure Nails and Spa to You also offers one-on-one services.

The Food

For our spa party, I selected healthy snacks that were simple to put together yet quite tasty. I treated my guests to iced cucumber water with lemon. This combination is so refreshing and simple to make. For snacks, I served cucumber cracker appetizers, fresh fruit, and a fresh organic salad with tomatoes. We can’t forget about the treats! I set up a dessert table, and Angel Cakes Bakery made the most amazing tilted naked cake I have ever seen. The same flowers that were used to decorate the space were used to decorate the cake.

Looking for more ideas and inspiration? Visit our website at partiesonpurpose.com or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

 

Vendor Credits

Party styling, dessert table, and concept: Parties On Purpose

Photography: Kourtney Marie Photography

Cake: Angel Cakes Bakery

Spa Services: Pure Nail and Spa to You

Location: Aviano at Desert Ridge

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