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Ultra-relaxing pamper party ideas

Kate A 30 November 2021

Who doesn’t love being pampered? We certainly do! As well as leaving your body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, a sensual massage or a hydrating face mask relaxes the mind and soothes the soul. And the whole experience is even better with your friends and family as company.

So, if you’ve got a special occasion coming up that calls for a pamper party, read on for our top tips and tricks to make your event one to remember. Whether you’re looking for some unique hen pamper party ideas or you’d like to surprise a younger member of the family with some great girls' pamper party ideas, we’ve put together a guide to the best beauty treatments, decorations, food, and spa venues to enjoy with your loved ones.

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Pamper party ideas for kids

A pamper party for kids

Being pampered in a spa is quite the treat, especially for little ones sharing the experience with their pals. Mini makeovers, glitter stations and cute little robes; if there’s a birthday on the horizon, why not organise a spa party for girls? We’ve come up with some great kids pamper party ideas to make the day extra special.

Pick your pamper party location

First, you’ll need to decide on a suitable pamper party venue. Many of our large houses with spa facilities also boast a range of family-friendly amenities too, such as games rooms, cinema rooms and play equipment. 

By choosing to host a pamper party at home in one of these gorgeous properties, you’ll have the flexibility to invite all your child’s friends and extend the party into an exciting sleepover! Here are a few of our favourite big family-friendly spa houses:

The Glass House – Polruan | Cornwall

Sleeps 10 + 2 dogs

The Glass House – Polruan

Overlooking the River Fowey, this gorgeous coastal escape in Cornwall is an idyllic setting for little ones to have some fun with their besties. While the BBQ sizzles with an array of mouth-watering treats, switch on the Sonos sound system for some chilled tunes and make the most of the private hot tub. End the party with some chick flicks in the cinema room, while the adults de-stress in the sauna. 

The Fron | Mid Wales

Sleeps 10 + 2 dogs

The Fron

Head for the hills where this family-friendly farmhouse awaits on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Take a moment to drink in the breathtaking views before serving up some smoothies in the open-plan living space, in the cosy warmth of the glowing wood burner. A sauna and hot tub offer some well-deserved indulgence, while those in the mood for fun can enjoy the games room. 

The Hay Barn – Slingsby | North Yorkshire

Sleeps 8 + 2 dogs

The Hay Barn – Slingsby

Featuring a private hot tub, as well as a shared mini gym, treatment room, sauna, relaxation area and games room, this beautiful barn in the North York Moors offers something for all ages to feel like Hollywood A-listers for a while. Not to mention the abundance of fresh air walks you can relish in the surrounding countryside.

Set the scene with some pamper party decorations

Pamper party decorations for kids

Once you’ve chosen your venue, you can then think about how you’d like to decorate the space. Think pretty flowers, garlands, fairy lights and scattered floor cushions for that luxury spa feeling. 

You could also set up pamper stations to replicate that salon feeling with a mirror for each guest, along with hairbrushes, make-up and pamper party bags filled with little treats like face masks, temporary tattoos, nail varnish and hair accessories. 

Complete the scene with some ambient music, chilled, sliced cucumbers, a bountiful supply of fresh towels, and some fluffy robes, headbands and slippers.

Stock up on pamper party snacks

Pamper party food for kids

Continue the spa party theme with a selection of delicious snacks, including dainty sandwiches, beautifully decorated cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries. 

A chocolate fountain makes for a striking centrepiece, accompanied by a colourful variety of fruit and marshmallows, and you could serve drinks in plastic champagne or cocktail glasses. Why not add an extra girly touch by creating some heart-shaped ice cubes to drop inside?

Pick out some pamper party treatments for kids

How to make a homemade bath bomb

Now comes the fun bit… the treatments! From nail painting to hair braiding, there are plenty of ways to make the girls feel glamorous. Why not try some of these top DIY pampering treatments for kids?

  • Get creative and make your own: younger children love interactive activities, so have them make their own treatments like lip balms, face masks, bath bombs and foot scrubs. Anything leftover at the end of the day can be popped in their party bags for them to take home.
  • Have fun with mini makeovers: stock up on a selection of colourful eye shadows, lip glosses and blushers, and add some glitz and glamour to the party.
  • Host a fashion show: once the girls are all dressed up, capture some special photos for the birthday girl to treasure as they strut down the catwalk.
  • Give them a bubbly foot spa: kids will love getting their tootsies pampered, soaking them in warm soapy bubbles whilst they natter away. Simply fill some washing-up bowls with bubble bath or bath salts and remember to change the water after each use.

You’ll find even more birthday inspiration in our guide, Imaginative kids’ party theme ideas.

Pamper party ideas for adults

Adult pamper party

When hosting a pamper party for adults, the main aim is to create an experience that is indulgent, therapeutic and ultra-relaxing. From full body chakra massages to sipping champagne in a hot tub, this is a chance to unwind with your nearest and dearest in the most heavenly of settings.

Whether it's a hen do, birthday celebration or just an excuse to get together for some quality time with your squad, here are some of the best pamper party ideas for adults.

Pick your pamper party location

First and foremost, you’ll need a special venue that has everything you’ll need to feel a million dollars, all under one roof. Our large cottages with spa facilities in the UK offer everything a girl could need for a big weekend away, including luxurious hot tubs, saunas and swimming pools.

Some even offer a range of premium treatments such as facials, pedicures and massages, ensuring everyone leaves feeling invigorated and recharged. And there’s simply nothing better than, after an evening of pampering indulgence, being able to hop into a big, sumptuous bed and drift off into the sweetest of slumbers. Here are a few of our favourite spa properties:

The Old Farmhouse – Barras Moor | Cornwall

Sleeps 10 + 2 dogs

The Old Farmhouse – Barras Moor

Cleanse your skin in the steam room and sauna before floating all your worries away in the heated outdoor swimming pool of this characterful cottage in Cornwall. After emerging feeling fresh, energised and completely stress-free, sink back into soft, fluffy towels beside the fire, catch up on the latest gossip and relax with a cool drink.

Bay House | Scotland

Sleeps 13 + 4 dogs

Bay House

What’ll it be, a nourishing facial followed by fizz in the hot tub, a warm-up in the steam room and sauna followed by a revitalising massage, or a blissful pedicure before a tipple in the bar? This lavish house in Scotland has it all. There’s even a cinema room with electric reclining chairs and mesmerising sea views to admire too.

Tyta Alba | Cumbria

Sleeps 8 + 3 dogs

Tyta Alba

Take a well-deserved break and spend some valuable time with friends and family in this 17th-century farmhouse in the Lake District. Begin with a steamy session in the sauna suite before getting your glow on in this spa-style room. When the sun begins to set, continue your soiree in the enchanting garden where a BBQ, outdoor fireplace and incredible views await.

Have you got a wedding on the horizon? Why not check out these 5 beautiful UK hen party houses with on-site spa facilities?

Set the scene with some pamper party decorations

Pamper party decorations for adults

Soft lighting, aromatic candles or diffusers, and soulful music are essential for creating a tranquil atmosphere at an adults' pamper party. Incorporate a relaxation station with bottles of water infused with cucumber or mint, glossy magazines, yoga mats, cushions and aromatherapy oils.

You could even leave a basket out for everyone to pop their phones inside, so you can all unplug from the distractions of daily life.

Stock up on pamper party snacks

Pamper party food for adults

When making a list of pamper night ideas, a good supply of snacks should certainly be considered. Some of our spa properties come with a private chef, so you can sit back and let them do all the hard work or, if you’d prefer to do the cooking yourself, we’ve got a great guide featuring some inspirational recipes.

Be sure to leave out some healthy trays of fresh fruit and vegetables with some delicious creamy or zesty dips, and think about beverages that will help you to relax, like wine, cocktails, tea or hot chocolate.

Pick out some pamper party treatments for adults

Manicure at a pamper party for adults

Now it’s time to don your robes and slippers and enjoy being pampered. Here are some ideas for DIY pamper treatments that you could include:

  • Smooth out your worries with a deep tissue massage: using a therapeutic blend of oils, take turns to give each other a massage that will help to relieve tension and aching muscles. You will be left feeling like you’re floating on air!
  • Give each other a feel-good facial: cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising are sure to brighten the skin. Why not treat your besties to some face masks or even have fun making your own? Not forgetting the all-important cucumber slices over the eyes!
  • Treat your hands and feet to a mani-pedi: after a soothing soak in a bowl of warm water (a couple of drops of peppermint oil are divine), give your nails the attention they deserve with some filing, exfoliation, a massage, and polish.
  • Loosen up with some yoga or meditation: close your eyes, steady your breathing, and give your mental wellbeing a boost with a yoga or mediation session. You could follow an online tutorial or play a DVD for guidance.

Further pamper party inspiration

If you’ve enjoyed the pamper party ideas in this article, why not discover some more of our informative guides for big holidays and special occasions?

Book a luxury spa break in the UK

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