How to Throw an Epic Girls Spa Night In! Rest and Relax with Your Besties
It’s hard to find time for some R&R, let alone spend time with those who matter most in your circle of friends. So if you’re going to throw a girls night in, it’s important you do it right! A little planning and preparing is involved, but it’ll be all worth it when you get to enjoy an epic relaxing spa night with your best girls!
Planning Your Spa Night
Write a List
This is going to be a very intimate gathering of friends to share a relaxing evening. Make a list of 5-6 of your closest girlfriends – no drama queens allowed!
Pick a date that is most convenient for everyone and start creating invites. You can get creative and make your own cards, or do an e-invite if that’s easier!
- Specify a date and time.
- Include what to bring.
- Don’t forget to add your address!
Once your besties RSVP, it’s time to remind them of what they need to bring to your most epic spa night and let them know who’s in charge of food + drinks!
What to bring:
- Loungewear or pjs
- Hair ties
- Hair brush
- Favorite candle or essential oil blend
- Nail polish, nail clippers, nail files, nail polish remover
- Face mask/sheet mask/eye mask
- Nighttime skincare products (cleanser, toner, serum, face oil, night cream)
- Body butter/body lotion
- Teeth whitening strips
Who’s in charge of food/drinks:
- Make each person responsible to bring one snack item to contribute towards a delicious food spread!
- Each person must bring their favorite bevy (alcoholic or not).
Preparing for Your Spa Night
For the most tranquil setting, it’s necessary that your space is clean, calm, and inviting.
Here’s a quick to do list to get you started:
- Tidy the main areas of your home (kitchen, living room, bathroom)
- Vacuum/mop floors
- Wash dishes
- Take out garbage
- Pull out some plates/silverware/cups
- Clear a space on the kitchen counter or dinner table to lay out the snacks
- Light some candles
- Turn on some relaxing music
You’ll want to set up various stations for the activities you have planned for the evening.
Organizing Activities for Your Spa Night
Okay, let’s get to the main event already! And that’s the activities you have planned for your spa night. You can have several activities happening at once if you set up different stations for each.
Ideas of Things to do During Your Spa Night
1. Manicure Station
Your girls can bring their own nail polish, but you can have some tools laid out at this station to complete manicure set.
Items for manicure station: nail clipper, cotton pads, nail polish remover, cuticle cutter, nail polish, cuticle oil, hand cream
2. Pedicure Station
What better way to wind down than to get a pedicure! A nice warm foot soak, followed by a fresh coat of polish to your tootsies, and you’ll feel like a brand new girl!
Items for pedicure station: large bowl, Epsom salt, lavender essential oil, pumice stone, toe nail clipper, foot scrub, foot cream, towels, socks
3. Hair Station
There are a few options when it comes to a hair station. You can either do a hair treatment station or a hair braiding station, or both!
Items for hair station: hair mask, towel, hair brush, comb, hair ties
4. Facial Station
What’s a spa night without a facial station? A facial station is a must! Here, you can have your guests do an at-home steam facial, followed by a full nighttime skincare routine! Tell your guests to bring their favorite skincare products! This is a great time to test each other’s concoctions and see if you discover a new Holy Grail beauty product!
Items for facial station: water source (bathroom sink), bowl of boiling water, towels, collection of nighttime beauty products
5. Yoga Area
How about a session of relaxing yoga practice? What better way to wind down and loosen up!
Items for yoga station: cleared floor area, yoga mats, yoga video/instructor, music, essential oil diffuser, water
6. Movie Theater
Okay, so you may not have a designated movie room, but you can certainly create a comfy space to watch a couple of your most beloved chick flicks!
Items for movie station: couch, pillows, blankets, TV, Netflix
7. Snack Bar
The snack bar can be either healthy or not, your choice!
Food ideas for snack bar: charcuterie board, veggie platter + dip, chips, popcorn, fruit platter, candy, chocolate, pretzels
8. Drink Bar
Same goes with your drink bar! It can be healthy or not, or both!
Drink bar ideas: spa water (cut up fruit for guests to create a custom fruit infused water), herbal tea (avoid caffeine if you want to get restful sleep), hot cocoa, wine, cocktails, juice, sparkling water
Alright ladies, there you have it! – Your complete guide to the most epic girls spa night in!
What other activities would you do on a girls spa night in? Comment below!