I’m a girly girl. Makeup, glitz, glam…I love it! If given the option between a spa day and a day of hiking, I’d definitely choose the spa. So of course I was beyond thrilled when I was given the opportunity to host a spa party for my younger sisters and their friend.
First off, there’s Missa. Her name is actually Melissa but when she was a very itty bitty wee one she couldn’t pronounce “Melissa” and it came out “Missa”. The name stuck. She’s nine years old with an attitude of a 14 year old, but I love her.
Then, meet Sam. Full name: Samuel. He is (believe it or not) a boy. I give him props. It’s his choice how long he wants his hair. He knows people call him a girl. And yet, he doesn’t care. What an amazing kid that he can have so much confidence at only seven years old.
Last is Kenna. Her full name is Makenna. It’s spelled that way because my mother didn’t want to name her child “McKenna” and have people thinking of various McDonald’s food items. She’s a peanut. Probably the smallest five year old I’ve ever seen. She’s the only one of my siblings that even looks a tad bit like me. I can tell her personality is going to be a lot like mine too. Good thing? Bad thing? Hm…
We started off the night decorating shirts (as you saw in the pictures above) with puff paint. Tons and tons of puff paint. Then came the flip flops! We had ribbon, feather boas, rhinestones, and foam cut outs to decorate our plain, solid-colored flip flops. The feather boas were a hit and I tied little bows out of ribbons to put in the center. (Sam didn’t participate in this too much but he did take it upon himself to grab some markers and color a white pair of flip flops with scribbles. Yes, he wears them. Yes, they make his feet colorful. Yes, he loves it.)
Kenna, Missa’s friend Courtney, and Missa
Then it was time to set the crafts aside and have Sam become my little helper. He helped me prepare the foot soaks, grab wet washcloths, and his favorite part? Getting to use my camera and video camera to take pictures and video of whatever he wanted. Ahhhhh, yes. Nothing like blurry pictures of a puff paint stain on the carpet and another picture of a lamp to take up space on my computer. But what do I know? Maybe he’ll become a famous photographer someday and these will be a few of his famous photos?
Getting back on track, the real spa part of the spa party!
The girls soaking their feet in a relaxing foot soak with facial
masks and steaming washcloths on their faces.
What pampered little princesses! This post here is the reason I sometimes wish I had an older sister. Although, it makes me feel pretty awesome to be known as the coolest big sister in the world (heehee).
I massaged them, scrubbed the dead skin off their feet, trimmed/filed their nails and I think the girls were very excited about the end product.
All done! The toe spacers were too big for Kenna and she
was a little sad. Pink with a purple french tip
and a glitter topcoat of course!
All in all, it was a very fun evening. They got to stay up WAY too late but it was fun. The night ended with lotsa popcorn and giggles. 🙂
Also: did anyone notice all the girls had matching boxers? I got all of us (including me!) some cheap-o boxers to match our decorated shirts.