Indulgence ensues at many parties but why not indulge in maintaining the healthier aspects of life. Sounds unexciting right? Well hold on, there are many ways to spruce up the healthy event and your guests will appreciate it. Listed below are 5 ways to keep your guests healthy.
1. Cater the Event
For large events hire a caterer that is licensed to handle food. Professional caterers understand the heating temperatures for preparation of large amounts of food and how germs spread. If undercooked foods are served, your guests and you are more likely to experience food borne illness. By hiring a licensed caterer you have greatly reduced the risk of food poisoning, maintained your guest’s health, and reduced your stress.
2. Eat Healthy
Instead of hamburgers and potato chips serve your guests grilled chicken and fruit salad. This exchange is more nutritious and adds sophistication. Also consider water and 100% juice instead of sodas. For dessert, angel food cake with strawberries and light cool whip make a healthy alternative to traditional cakes.
3. Asking Sick Guests to Stay Home
Asking sick guests to stay home is like telling someone they have bad breath. It’s awkward but it needs to be done. Hopefully your sick guest will call and tell you that they’ve decide not to attend the party on their own and then you’re off the hook. However, if you find out they are sick less than a day before the party, politely tell them this, “I heard that you weren’t feeling well. I know that you’d rather get better at your own house and not get anyone else sick but I really wanted to see you. Do you have a day next week, when you’re feeling better, that we could have lunch together?”
4. Physical Activities
Make exercise part of your party’s itinerary. Consider dancing, yoga, a walk, soft ball, or other physical activities for your party.
5. Continue the Health
Send guests home with healthy party favors. Ideas include personal hand sanitizer, sports bars, music CD with your favorite workout songs, individually packaged vitamin packs, smoothie recipes, or whatever else you find healthy.
Hope you found these tips helpful! Everyone has more fun when they are healthy!
Do you have a “little monkey?” Plan their next party in this modern monkey theme and let the Monkey business begin!
First step to your monkey party theme is to dress the part (well for the birthday boy or girl at least)! Mod Monkey Tee for the guest of honor, party hats and monkey masks for all the little monkey guests!
Of course, solid yellow and brown would be fitting, but how cute are these monkey paper goods?!
Have this monkey hanging around for some fun party decor. Or fill as a pinata– with banana flavored candy, yellow M&M’s, Lemon Heads, and yellow suckers! To keep guests occupied, play barrel of monkeys, monkey in the middle, or monkey see monkey do (just like Simon says).
Blend up banana smoothies or serve kids banana flavored milk. Have a tray of bananas, bowl of yellow candies, and dried banana chips out for guests to munch on.
Send your guests home with some monkey memorabilia! Above: Purchase these monkey favor bags and kill with animal cookies and banana candies. You can also check out this monkey party favor kit available at Martha Stewart Crafts.
What could be better than combining chocolate, peanut butter and cheesecake?! How about turning this trio of fabulous flavors into a bite sized desert on a stick! The brilliant minds over at Food Network have created this yummy creation!
What You’ll Need:
Cheesecake: 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
Looking for slumber party ideas? Just putting this fabulous kids’ spa party theme together has got me longing for a day at the spa! A spa party theme would be perfect for any girlie-girl’s birthday party theme ranging from age 7 to well, adult! What little lady (or grown woman for that matter) doesn’t love some good pampering?
Choose a group of girls to invite, keeping it to under 10 girls will make the spa treatments run a bit more smoothly. Decide if your spa party will be an overnight slumber party or a simple “day at the spa.”
. Ask girls to bring their favorite bath robe for a true “luxury” feel. When they arrive, have them put on their robes and welcome them to the spa.
A great party spa treat would be to get each girl a pair of spa slippers. They’ll love that they all match and the slippers will also serve as a fabulous party favor.
Let the pampering begin with pedicures! Place chairs in a circle and grab some paint trays from you local home store to serve as water basins. Fill with warm water tossing in bath fizzies and a few rose petals for that extra touch. Consider recruiting Grandma, Auntie, or a friend to help you with your spa duties. Let each girl pick their polish color and get to work!
After the pedis, give each girl a facial scrub. I like this home facial scrub recipe which you can premake and store in small canning jars. You can slo try chocolate facial which I am sure the girls will be eager to lick off if it should drip!
Chocolate Facial Mask
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
2 teaspoons Cottage Cheese
¼ Cup Honey
3 teaspoons Oatmeal
Mix all ingredients together using a small blender then smooth onto face. Relax for ten 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Enjoy baby soft skin!
Wouldn’t these make the cutest dessert? I spotted these face mask shaped cookies and thought they were perfect! You could even personalize them with the spa guests names! For beverages, serve up yummy fruit smoothies and for eats how about small sandwiches?
Make each girl a spa pampering toiletry bag that she can use during her spa visit and also take home as a party favor. Include mini sized items like a nail file, nail polish, lip gloss, and scented lotion.
Now you have your spa party inspiration– add your own details and enjoy a little girl time during a spa party!
What would a party be without a few fabulous party favors? Well, no worries because we have you covered! Here is just a teaser of what’s up for grabs! Be sure to click the links because Julie over at Free Birthday Treats has got all the giveaway details and your chance to win!