Monday, July 20, 2009

My 32nd Birthday Party

I just hosted my 32nd birthday party at my home where I invited some girlfriends over to have a relaxing spa day with me. I invited about 15 girls, but due to circumstances, only 4 of us were there. However, I also had a Pure Romance instructor come, so the intimate gathering was very appropriate and bonding! The party didn't go as planned. We were suppose to start at 10am and lay out outside drinking smoothies, snacking on fruit and muffins and playing a "Dirty Little Secrets" game for moms...however, it was rainy, people arrived late and none of that happened. We did eat lunch, which was yummy - chicken salad croissants, chilled cucumber soup, and shrimp cocktail. I also had a few trays of fruits & veggies, cheese & cracker platter, "spa"berries, homemade peanut butter cups and a chocolate cake to snack on throughout the day. Of course, we also had wine, iced tea and my specialty drink, Amaretto sours. Then it was time for the Pure Romance Consultant to do her presentation. She was wonderful and very informative! I was a sex ed instructor prior to being a stay at home mom and I still learned some things - and gasped at a few things :) This presentation ran long, due to all our questions and we did not have time for what was next. I had planned for us to do manicures, pedicures and facials. I made gift bags for all the girls to help in the pampering process. I laminated instructions on how to do the mani's, pedi's and facials. I had bought soaking tubs for our feet and bowls to soak our hands. I also had a basket full of all the products we needed for the entire process. I had soaked cucumbers to be soft for our eyes. I had lemons and limes to put in our foot baths. But, parties don't always go as planned so we never even got to those things. However, I plan on having all the girls back for a "part 2" night of pampering so that we can use all the stuff I bought. Anyway, it was fun planning the whole event even if it did not go as I had hoped and imagined...I did give myself a mani and a pedi the next day and it was lovely!!

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