Friday, January 9, 2009

A Spa Party!

MissE hosted a get together with some of her friends tonight.  It was supposed to be a birthday party, but she didn't want to have it until we were back in the house.  School, weather and schedules put a few delays and kinks in the plans, but it finally happened!  I have to say, they are a great group of girls that I am enjoying having here!

The girls had fun making popcorn balls.

Here they are busy making a hot cocoa body soak to use.  Interested in the recipe?  Thought you'd never ask!

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salts
2 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until well mixed.  Divide into two "treatments".
Draw a warm bath, gradually pouring the mixture (one half of what you made!) under the faucet so the water gets frothy.
Step in and soak for 20 minutes as the milk and Epsom salts gently soften and exfoliate your skin.  Let the delicious scent of chocolate was over you from head to toe.
Rinse off thoroughly under the shower afterward, using a brush or loofah to stimulate your skin and sweep away any cocoa residue.

They had a white elephant gift exchange.

Pedicures were in order.

A creative way to hold the nail polish!

Photography and reading are always popular.

Showing off their purple nails.

1 comment:

Leingang Family said...

Looks like lots of fun! It won't be long before Inara will want to have a Spa Party, too. I am going to have to try that recipe someday. Was it very nice? It sounds yummy! :o)