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Little Spa Party
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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1-800-BIRTHDAY (1-800-247-8432)

BirthdayExpress.com is every host's secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Little Spa Party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day at the pool for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you're busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Brainstorm a list of relatives, classmates, neighbors and other family friends.

  • Order Little Spa Party Birthday Party Supplies and 
Little Spa Party Favors

    Try one of our all-inclusive Little Spa Party Party Packs or buy your Little Spa Party napkins, plates, toys, activities and other supplies a la carte.

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices that fit the theme. Check out our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts!

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Little Spa Party Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by affixing the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    Check out the fun suggestions in this guide. There’s no limit to what you can do!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get disposable cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your Little Spa Party party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Decorations

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Strawberry Kiwi Cups

  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. marshmallow fluff
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • store-bought shortcake cups
  • kiwi fruit
  1. Mix together the sour cream and the marshmallow fluff (equal parts).
  2. Blend in 3 drops of food coloring to make a pretty light pink color.
  3. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  4. Filling the cups with pink fluff is easiest using a decorator bag and tip. Fill bag with fluff and squeeze into shortcake cups. Can store in refrigerator if making ahead of time.
  5. Peel and slice a kiwi fruit. Cut some kiwis in half and set on top of pink fluff right before serving. Place other kiwi on tray for a festive look.

Pink Slipper Cookies

  • Belvita Breakfast Biscuit
  • 1 cup of pink frosting (can be made by mixing vanilla frosting with 3 drops of red food coloring)
  • pink rolled fondant
  • 4 oz. pink Candy Melts
  1. Using a cheese grater, grate the Candy Melts. Pour the grated candy into a bowl.
  2. Using your hands, make a 1 inch ball with the pink fondant. If hard, it will soften with kneading.
  3. Push your thumb into the fondant ball, making the toe of the slipper.
  4. Frost the whole slipper shape.
  5. Sprinkle the candy shavings all over the slipper. Sprinkle until well coated and fuzzy looking.

Heart-Shaped Peanut Butter Sandwiches

  • white bread
  • peanut butter
  1. Cut bread slices with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Spread peanut butter on bread.
  3. Top with another heart-shaped bread slice.

Feel free to add Puffed Corn and Fruit Loops for extra fun and flavor!

Cupcake Box Decorations

  • silk pink hydrangeas
  • white tulle

Cut a 4 inch piece of tulle. Tie tulle onto cupcake box. Snip off a single flower with a wire cutter. Set the flower on top of box.

Print This Party Planning Guide Now

Open this free party planning guide as a PDF document for printing. Keep it handy to help make your party planning easy!

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