The weather is heating up, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Spring is officially in full swing. Forget Spring Cleaning the house, it’s time to Spring clean your body Party Affairs style. (Yes, that means throwing a Spring cleanse party). The average young woman has very little time for herself, yearns to be healthy and spend time with friends. The perfect way to take a step back, meditate and refresh yourself is to host a pamper party. Forget spending hundreds of dollars on face masks and exfoliators, all you need is right in your kitchen. Think girlfriends, DIY face masks, exfoliators, cucumber and lemon water and delicious light healthy food to put a spring in your step. You’ll feel revitalised inside and out, it’s a great way to detox before the party season is in full swing.
Spring Cleanse Party Style
If you’re hosting your Spring Cleanse slumber party style, invite your guests to come in their PJS! It’s way comfier and gets the relaxing vibe going! There’s nothing worse than cleaning up after a party, we recommend using disposable tableware to save some time later on cleaning up. We love Hip & Hooray’s sorbet fruit range of tableware, you can purchase a pack of 10 plates for $6.50. Don’t forget the disposable cutlery and straws – who wants to drink out of a glass with a face mask on? Our pick is these white and light pink polka dot straws. Cracks in the mask are not optional. We’d mix things and use these donut napkins – a way to have some sugar without the guilt!
Try burning some soy candles to set a calming ambience throughout your DIY spa. We love the Glasshouse range. They have the perfect range of scents to suit everyone.
Food & Drink
After consuming lots of carbs such as pizza and pasta over winter (we are all guilty!) it’s time to cleanse your digestive system. Instead of heavy carb loaded foods, it’s time for light refreshing salads, colourful fresh fruit and delicious freshly squeezed juices! Inner beauty is just as important as outer beauty and we all know nutrition plays a huge role in health and in getting that glow we all long for! What you put inside shows on the outside so it’s time to get your glow on with these nutritious healthy foods we are sure you and your guests will love!
Why not make a deliciously healthy and cleansing kale and pineapple salad. Check out this vegan salad recipe here.
Place some healthy snacks out for your guests. We recommend, goji berries, bliss balls, hummus and carrot sticks and fruit skewers! If you want a sweet treat but still want to be healthy add some dark chocolate to the mix. Check out this Cacao Bliss Ball recipe, they taste naughty but are definitely good for you with all natural and clean ingredients!
Acai bowls are also a delicious treat you could have at your spring cleanse party! You can add a range of healthy toppings to your Acai smoothie bowl such as shredded coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, fresh banana, mango and berries, the option are endless and all will leave you feeling healthy and happy! Check out this Acai Bowl recipe here.
Freshly squeezed juices will give your body an instant infusion of nutrients, perfect for spring cleaning your body! Some great combos include kale, spinach, green apple, celery and lemon, perfect for getting those greens in! Or why not make a beetroot, orange, pineapple and ginger juice for a great liver detoxifier!
Smoothies are also a delicious spring cleanse drink! Create a mixture of different combos from mixed berry, to banana, mango or a green smoothie! These healthy mixes will fill you up and give you a boost of energy and nourishment! Add some superfood powders or chia seeds to your smoothies for that extra health kick!
Herbal tea is also a great way to clean and detox the body. Boil a teapot and have cute teacups nearby for your guests to fill their cups. We recommend green tea, dandelion tea, lemongrass and ginger tea and chamomile tea for their amazing cleansing properties.
Make water more exciting by adding lemon, lime and cucumber to your water jug! Not only will it taste good, the lemon will help to flush toxins from your body and give your immune system a boost! You could rent out one of the drink dispensers from one of our party hire companies, like AVA Party Hire if you’re located in Sydney. Check out our full list of party hire companies for other states in Australia.
As you can see, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring with all these delicious healthy options. Not to mention you will be feeling refreshed and healthy afterwards, your body will thank you for it so go crazy and create lots of delicious healthy food and drinks for you and your guests to enjoy!
The easiest way to rejuvenate the skin on your body is to exfoliate. Making your own DIY body scrubs and face masks with your friends is a fun activity to simultaneously refresh your skin and bond with your girls. Just don’t forget the slices of cucumber to de-puff your eyes, or an Annabel Trend’s gel eye mask if you’ve got some serious dark circles. And to top it off, some fun tunes to singalong to while your mask dries.
There’s nothing worse than your hair getting in the way when you’re trying to pamper your face, Annabel Trends have a “Microfibre Gift Pack range” which includes a hairband to keep your hair off your face. We love the pink one!
An organic banana mask is perfect for all skin types. Here’s how you can do it yourself:
1. Mash one half of a banana
2. Mix in a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey
3. Apply to the face and keep the mixture on for 15 minutes
4. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturise
If your skin is a little congested, try mixing 1 egg white and 1tsp of lemon juice.
1 cup dark-brown sugar
1 cup turbinado cane sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw)
1 teaspoon activated charcoal (optional)
10 drops lavender essential oil
3/4 cup safflower oil
- Mix sugars and charcoal.
- Stir essential oil into safflower oil. Pour oil mixture into sugar mixture. Scoop into jar; it will pool a bit at bottom. Seal jar with clip-art label.
To give your hair an extra boost of hydration from the drying effects of the sun, try making this mask.
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Honey
Double recipe for long hair.
- Combine ingredients in a blender or whisk ingredients together until well-blended.
- Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair, making sure to cover damaged ends.
- Wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner. Or better yet, ask a friend to do it and give each other a bonus head massage to relax.
Manicures & Pedicures
So you don’t ruin all your nail labour by starting off with the manicures, we recommend taking turns giving each other pedicures first – that way your nails can dry without a hitch. Or you can do both at the same time like Rachel and Monica!
Make your pedicure a breeze with Annabel Trend’s genius foot scrubber. It’s a non slip mat that is specifically designed to massage, cleanse, exfoliate and help the blood circulation of your feet! Place in the bottom of the shower or bathtub using the suction caps. It features a soft brush, a hard brush and a detachable pumice stone. After using it, all you need to do is moisturise, apply your favourite nail polish while waiting patiently for them to dry!
A hot manicure tip if you’re in a desperate need to use your hands is to blast them with cold water to hurry up the drying process. Bonus points if you hijack your friend’s bath to soak in your own sanctuary.
Before you bathe, try dry body brushing, it’s a great way to reduce the appearance of cellulite, exfoliate, improve vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage..the list is endless. All you need to do is start on dry skin and work in gentle circular, upward motions, then longer, smoother strokes. Start at the ankle and move upwards towards the heart. Check out these blissful bath tubs below!
We hope you have a blast hosting your Spring Cleanse Party. We’d love to see how you’ve made yours your very own. Tag us in your photos on Instagram @partyaffairs! Happy Spring Cleaning xx