that’s what we’re talkin’ about!
As spring heats up, so does your social calendar! To find
some time to unwind without losing a second of fun with your sistahs, pencil
this sleepover into your so-busy schedule. A DIY spa day? Now
Invite your crew
Save paper by sending your pals an E-vite or setting up a
private Facebook event for your slumber party. Ask them to bring comfy lounge
clothes, sleeping bags and pillows.
Set out a variety of spa necessities out on a long table—think
cucumbers, homemade scrubs and masks, mashed avocado and essential oils. Set
out a few lightly scented candles—lavender, mmm!—and get ready to chill out,
Try this super refreshing juice on for size. Before your
party, peel four or five big cucumbers, cut off the ends and slice into chunks.
Then toss in food processor for a few minutes. Pour the pulpy mixture into a
strainer set over a bowl and use a spatula to smush out all the juice. Toss the
pulp. Now, pour the juice into a pitcher with 100 percent cranberry juice to
taste and refrigerate. Before serving, mix with some fresh club soda to give it
Tunes to relax to
Find your happy place with a mellow playlist packed with
quieter crooners than Katy Perry and company. We’re loving Norah Jones, Diane
Birch, Duffy and Missy Higgins. For a more classical soundtrack, try movie
scores. Pride and Prejudice, Lord
of the Rings and The Importance
of Being Earnest alternate tuneful tracks
with quirkier numbers.
Steam facial: Soak
hand towels or washcloths in really hot water. Ring them out and then place
over your face. Feels so good.
DIY it: Snap up some
plain eye masks at a craft store or make your own. Glam ‘em up with sequins,
rhinestones and puff paint artwork.
Get your om on: Pop
in a yoga DVD and see if you can manage tree pose.
Back to nature: Take
a stroll through a park, take a load of by a lake or go for an easy hike. You’ll
feel recharged when it’s time to head home.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN party ideas, sleepover, relax, spring parties, spring fun