In the world of parties, get-togethers, and social events, few things compare to the elegance and relaxation of a spa party. Whether it’s a birthday, a hen night, or simply a much-needed catch-up with friends, a spa party can provide an exquisite experience that combines socialisation with (often some much-needed) pampering.
As spa experts, we know a thing or two about making the most out of your favourite investment. So as you prepare to throw an unforgettable blowout, consider these top tips from us at Just Spas.
1. Determine the Attendees
Of course, the age of your guests and the cause for celebration will determine the atmosphere of the party. But a spa can be just as enjoyable for younger children as it is for adults. Whether you have a young one with a birthday coming up or a friend’s bridal shower or hen do to celebrate, a spa can be the centrepiece for all-ages fun.
However, remember that special precautions must be taken when kids use spas. For older children, the water temperature should be lower than the standard temperature for adults, and their time spent in the hot tub should be significantly limited. Always ensure that children are supervised by an adult while in or around the hot tub, and always adhere to specific guidelines regarding your spa’s make and model.
2. Consider Your Guest Count
Another key aspect to consider when planning your spa party is the size of your spa in relation to the number of guests. The goal is for everyone to be able to enjoy the get-together comfortably without feeling crowded.
When it comes to determining the guest list, consider the number of people your spa can comfortably accommodate at once. A smaller spa, like a 4 or 5 seater, will likely inspire a more intimate gathering, while an 8 or even a 12 seater spa can obviously house more attendees.
However, your entire guest list doesn’t have to be limited to the number of seats in your spa. In fact, having more guests can create a fluid, dynamic event where attendees can enjoy other activities and mingle while waiting for their turn in the spa.
Keep in mind that everyone should have enough space to move freely in your outdoor area, soak in comfort, and be able to get in and out of the spa safely. And remember, if you’re thinking of throwing larger spa parties regularly, Just Spas offers a range of larger spas and swim spas that can cater to more people while still providing the exceptional quality and comfort we’re known for.
3. Theme and Decor
Incorporating a theme can add an exciting layer to any party. It could be as simple as a colour scheme or as one taken from a favourite show or film. Use decor that complements your theme. Touches like soft lighting, scented candles, lush towels, and calming music go with any spa party.
4. Spa Treatments
Plan a range of spa treatments that your guests can enjoy. If you own a swim spa, you may as well incorporate some light water exercises before delving into relaxation. You could also include facial masks, foot soaks, and massage oils in your party for a self-pampering vibe.
5. Comfortable Seating
Ensure you have ample comfortable seating around your spa area. Soft cushions, plush towels, reclining lounge chairs or even large floor pillows can create cosy lounging spots. This allows guests to relax and chat before, during, or after spa treatments.
6. Food and Beverages
It’s usually best to serve light, refreshing foods and drinks that complement the spa experience at these types of parties. Think along the lines of fresh fruit, light sandwiches, and salads. For drinks, you could offer infused water, iced teas, or even some champagne.
7. Don’t Forget Swimsuits
Generally, spa parties call for swimwear, so it’s always a good idea to send out a reminder to your guests before the party starts to bring their trunks. However, also remember to ask your guests to bring along comfortable loungewear for when they’re not in the spa. You could also consider providing spa slippers for everyone as a fun and functional party favour.
8. Curate the Music
Curate a relaxing music playlist for your spa party. The music should be calming and low enough to encourage conversations. Genres like soft jazz, acoustic, or instrumental can work well.
9. Added Touches Go a Long Way
Send your guests home with a memento from the party. This could be a simple spa-themed gift such as scented candles, essential oils, or a bath bomb. It’s a lovely way to show your appreciation and to extend the relaxation experience beyond the party.
10. Don’t Forget Preparation and Clean-up
Remember to prepare your spa beforehand. Ensure it’s clean and well maintained, and the water is balanced and ready for use. After the party, use spa-cleaning products to maintain your spa’s condition.
A spa party is a unique way to celebrate, relax, and connect. With these tips, your spa party is sure to leave your guests feeling pampered, rejuvenated, and eagerly looking forward to the next bash you host.
Whether it’s for a party or personal relaxation, a spa from Just Spas is an investment in a lifestyle of comfort, wellness, and enjoyment. Our Australian-made spas are crafted with care and quality in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hallam, Victoria – the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
We also provide solid warranties, so you can soak, relax, and party with peace of mind. We are available to provide you with superior customer service during the lifetime of your spa, and have store locations across the country.
What are you waiting for? Get to hosting today, and contact our team for any further questions!