Mallory called and booked an appointment for four friends at one of my favorite nail salons. She found out each girl could get their toes painted for $10! Since it wasn't a "little girls' spa," her friends felt a little more grown-up. Especially sitting in the pedicure massage chairs!
Mallory's grandmother told her about a recipe she had seen on Food Network by Giada De Laurentiis for Spa Water. We infused cold water with strawberries and blueberries and brought it along to the party. It looked and tasted delicious.
|via Food Network|
Mallory and I had a lot of fun planning and making the party favors. I had some white paper boxes that I found at Target a while back, and we cut pink vinyl monograms for the girls using my Silhouette Cameo to go on the boxes. (Similar boxes can be found here.) Adorable.
Next, we added a Lilly Pulitzer cup with a white vinyl letter monogram to each box (used my Cameo again for this project). The cups are from the Trippin' and Sippin' Tumbler Set, which can be bought here for $16. Mallory loved the bright blues and pinks. The white vinyl monogram really popped against those colors.
We found some pretty nail polish by Jenna Hipp. We love that it has a 5 Free Formula that cuts out five of the worst kind of chemicals usually found in nail polish.
Lastly, we added reversible fabric headbands that I made using fabric scraps and foldover elastic. Mallory made sure each one included a chevron, because that's her favorite pattern. Like mother, like daughter :) The headbands were super easy to make and made a really cute addition to the favor box. Here's a link to a great tutorial by Alice and Lois if you are interested in making your own.
I can't believe my baby is ten, but just as I loved her baby and toddler years, it's so much fun enjoying some common interests now that she's getting bigger.
What kinds of things do you like to do with your tween?
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