As your teen approaches adulthood, thoughts of dressing up, playing with dolls, and hosting tea parties for their teddy bears turn into thoughts of kids, looking good, kids, makeup, kids, eating right and looking good, and about racing, guys. So, based on what floats your boat, why not throw a makeover party?
INVITATION IDEAS FOR A MAKEOVER PARTY
Start the makeover party excitement with fun invitations. Use cardstock to create invitations in the form of oversized lipsticks or pressed powder compacts. Write all the party details on one side. Decorate the other side with glitter or sticky gems.
MAKEOVER PARTY ATTRACTIONS
Be sure to direct your guests to bring their robes, slippers, and comfortable clothing to the ballroom. Alternatively, you can visit your local thrift stores and see if you can find some dresses to give out at the party. Of course, you’ll want to wash them before the big event.
IDEAS TO RENOVATE THE PARTY ROOM
First of all, you’ll want to set the stage and turn your home into a living room. Cover the front door with pink butcher paper and give your “living room” a name. You can use your daughter’s name, for example, Welcome to Sherry’s Salon, or come up with a catchy name and say something like, Welcome to Serenity Salon.
To create a serene spa environment, weave white Christmas lights into pots and tall trees. Hang white nets of lights on the walls and cover them with sheer white or pink fabrics. Use burning scented candles in decorative holders throughout the room. Have baskets that contain cold bottled water. Also, provide magazines and hand lotion in various places in your “living room.”
MAKEOVER PARTY ACTIVITIES
Start by giving all the girls a facial. This can be accomplished in one of several ways. You can enlist the help of a few of your friends or older teens so that you ultimately have as many helpers as you have guests. This way everyone will receive their facial simultaneously. Another option is to divide everyone into pairs and have them give each other facials. Or you can contact a beauty school and hire new beauticians to do the facials.
Everyone knows someone who sells Mary Kay, Avon, or Arbonne. See if you can work something out with one of them where they help you organize makeup lessons for your guests, as well as provide the various items needed, and throw a party for them in return.
You can also enlist the help of pop-up stylists to give your guests fancy hairstyles or just a fun new hairstyle. You can also have the girls pampered with a scalp massage, which feels great!
FOOD IDEAS FOR MAKEOVER PARTY
Provide healthy foods for snack. For example, a tray of fresh fruit such as pineapple chunks, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, strawberries, mangoes, and grapes, along with a fruit sauce. Also, a tray of fresh vegetables such as cut carrots, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, etc., along with a vegetable dip with Ranch dressing can be nice. Create finger sandwiches. Cut off the crusts and cut a sandwich into quarters and add a decorative toothpick for easy scooping.
Instead of offering a buffet of various foods, you can take your beautifully adorned guests out for a nice dinner to show off your new look.
Bottom line: Ultimately, of course, regardless of what is decided, you’ll want to engage your tween from start to finish. After all, it’s her party. This is the perfect opportunity to bring mother and daughter even closer together as they both work toward the common goal of creating a party to remember!