*This contest is open to Ontario residents only*
I almost can’t believe it – I’m mom to a double-digit kid! That’s right, my eldest child officially became a tween this year, and it was important to me that we celebrate this milestone in a momentous way. Not that I’m a slouch in the birthday department, but we usually host friends at home, with fun games, crafts and homemade goodies. This year, however, was going to be different, because turning 10 is a big deal!
There were lots of different party ideas floating around, but ultimately I left the decision to my daughter. She simply adores getting manicures and pedicures, so when I suggested a spa party, she was thrilled! Glama Gal Tween Spa immediately came to mind, because it was highly recommended by many of my friends. (If you want to read their reviews, click these links: Life On Manitoulin, Mommy Gearest, Mayahood)
Usually when I plan my kids’ parties, there are a lot of moving parts… invitations to be designed, crafts to be planned and prepped, loot bags to shop for and assemble, etc. I’m one of those DIY moms who creates custom party graphics and special treats to match the party theme, and am usually working until the wee hours of the morning before the party, ensuring that everything is ready to go. Of course, I do it because I love being creative and think it’s a lot of fun… but it is also exhausting!
So, when I contacted Glama Gal Tween Spa to book an in-home (mobile) party and was told that all of the setup, tear down and loot bags would be taken care of by their wonderful staff, I was thrilled! (Whaaat?? Why didn’t I book a Glama Gal party sooner?) All I had to do was take care of the food – yay! (Oh, and of course, the rainbow unicorn balloon… that was a must.😉)
As promised, Glama Gal’s very own Francesca and Stefanie arrived early to set up everything before the party. They transformed my main floor within 15 minutes, covering the dining room table with the most gorgeous hot pink bejewelled table cloth (on which they set up the manicure stations), and arranging pedicures around the sectional sofa.
Everyone had ample space for their treatments… and oh boy, did they get pampered!
Glama Gal Tween Spa Party Experience
My daughter had been to a Glama Gal party once before, and totally loved it, so I had no doubt she would have fun on her big day. But, I’ve gotta say, no matter how many great things I had heard about Glama Gal Tween Spa, nothing prepared me for how amazing the party would actually be! The manicures, pedicures and mini facials were wonderful…
Hands (and feet) were soaked in warm water infused with a mini bath-bomb (these are made in-house; my daughter’s favourite scent was birthday cake!).
Fingers and toes were massaged with homemade sugar scrub. A base coat of polish was applied.
Each guest chose her own nail polish colour(s).
Mini facials – including cucumbers and face misting – were such a treat! Each guest was given a robe to wear during her treatments, making it a 100% authentic spa experience.
Throughout the party, Glama Gals Francesca and Stefanie asked the guests fun questions about the birthday girl. They made it like a game, seeing who knew special things about her, like her favourite colour, where she was born, her favourite foods, and more. It truly made my daughter feel special and it was neat to see her friends’ reactions when they found out something new about her.
Next came my favourite part – this totally blew me away!
While fingers and toes were drying, the Glama Gals requested that everyone form a circle around the Glam*spiration Wall (shown above). Each guest was asked to choose her favourite inspirational quote, then tell the group why she loved it. Next, Francesca and Stefanie led the girls in reciting the Glama Gal oath, which was motivational, inspiring and beautiful all rolled into one!
The gist: the girls pledged to always support and encourage each other, recognize the beauty within and always remember the wonderful times they’ve shared together. While the idea of a spa party is to beautify and pamper the exterior, this experience was just as much about celebrating internal beauty. It was female empowerment at its best.
At the end of the party, each guest went home with a box full of Glama Gal spa treats, in addition to lovely manicured hands and feet!
My daughter’s 10th birthday was the best party experience we’ve ever had. I’m so glad we celebrated with Glama Gal Tween Spa…it was out-of-this world! Many thanks to the wonderful Glama Gals, Francesca and Stefanie, who truly made this an unforgettable day!
Book Your Glama Gal Tween Spa Party
If you want to book your very own Glama Gal Tween Spa birthday, there are lots of options! From little kids to teens, Glama Gal has something for every age. If you live near one of the fabulous Glama Gal Tween Spa locations, you can host your party at their place and not have to worry about a thing (they even serve food!). Or, if you don’t live close to a Glama Gal Tween Spa location, you might want to book a mobile party and host it in your home. No matter what option you choose, you’ll be glad you booked a Glama Gal spa party!
NEW LOCATION! If you haven’t already heard, Glama Gal Tween Spa has a brand new location in East York!
Get in touch:
Glama Gal Tween Spa East York
1119 O’Connor Drive
Happy birthday to my tween ❤️
Enter To Win!
Yes… you read that correctly! One lucky winner in the Greater Toronto Area will win a mobile birthday party for up to 8 people – a $340+ value – courtesy of Glama Gal Tween Spa!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary Glama Gal mobile party package to facilitate my review of this service; no other compensation was received. As always, I only share things I love with my readers.