If you're looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion while treating your guests to a day out, consider holding the event at a local spa. Not only will your friends and family be there to commemorate an important milestone in your life, but they'll also be pampered as well.
You can hold almost any type of event at a day spa, including a birthday celebration, a bachelor or bachelorette party, a bridal or baby shower, a graduation or anniversary soiree, an employee appreciation day, a book or any other type of club meeting, or a ladies' night out. If the special occasion takes place during a busy time of year, such as the summer wedding season or winter holidays, book the spa space as far in advance as possible.
Depending on the size of your party and event budget, you can typically either rent out a portion of the venue or reserve the entire spa for private use. If the spa isn't able to shut down during regular hours, it may stay open after closing for special events.
Here are some additional tips for holding an event at a day spa:
1. Pick a Package
Many day spas offer party packages so that you can completely customize the experience for both yourself and your guests. You may also save money by choosing packages rather than paying for the treatments a la carte.
Some package options may include treatments such as hair care, skincare such as facials, massage and reflexology, manicures and pedicures, salt room, sauna, and indoor tanning, depending on what the spa features. You can either offer guests a mix of treatments, or just one type, such as hair or skincare.
2. Chose a Catering Menu
When it comes to feeding your guests during the spa day, you can either have food catered or bring it to the venue yourself. If you decide to hire a professional caterer, work with the spa team to see if they recommend a particular company as you may receive a discount.
Keep with the spa theme when choosing menu items and opt for healthier options such as fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, lean grilled meat such as chicken breast and fish, soy-based meat alternatives, and grilled skewers.
If you don't want to provide full meals during the event, go with finger foods and appetizers to keep guests satisfied throughout the day. Some ideas include homemade hummus and pita chips, delicate tea sandwiches, and vegetable, fruit, and cheese trays.