Monday, July 25, 2011

J's 11th {A Pampering Party}

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For J's 11th birthday, she requested for a spa-themed party.  You know that I do not indulge in spa treatments, so looking for a suitable (read: clean interiors, good quality of service and affordable rates) nail spa proved to be quite tricky as I had no idea where to start looking.

As my days are quite hectic, I just decided to look up a list at  I made a few calls among the nail spas on their list, and Posh Nails seemd to be just perfect for J's party.  I made reservations at Posh Nails along Connecticut st. in Greenhills.  For 2 hours, J and her friends had the entire spa all to themselves.  

My girls and I managed a quick photo-op before the guests started arriving.

The guest soon came one after the other, and everyone was treated to an hour of foot soak and cleaning, foot massage and pedicure, too!
The customary group shot
B had herself a good time, too!  She invited a few of her friends... and together, the young girls kept on giggling and chatting.
Initially, I thought of bringing the girls to a restaurant for some after-spa snacks, but since I booked the spa for an exclusive event, the management was gracious enough to offer to set up a buffet table at the reception area.  Here is J taking charge of decorating her buffet spread:

Brie and I helped a little, too... bring the reception area from this... this!

I designed her invite, cupcake toppers, birthday banner and other party labels using photoshop and some graphics I just grabbed from the internet.  
To ensure that we do not leave the spa too messy, I served finger foods.  Chips and cookies to munch on while having their nail spa.  For the snacks proper, I ordered a 36-inch pizza from Big Guys Pizza and several boxes of Chicken Charlie.   As is our custom, the birthday cake is from Estrel's.  
My friend, Meng, is a heaven sent as she made the best-tasting cupcakes, which were a nice and perfect addition to J's yummy spread. I just added my own cupcake toppers which I hastily made on the day itself.  Just look at those beautiful cupcake towers!
And of course, I also served my Chocolate Chip Cookies!  I always get compliments whenever I make this, and J's friends are ALWAYS craving for this and begging for more.  And I am not one to disspoint, so...

The birthday girl blowin' the candles on her cake

I am very happy with how Posh Nails Greenhills handled our event.  I definitely recommend them to anyone planning for a spa-themed birthday party.  Thanks to Ms. Kelly for coordinating! 

J was very happy with how everything turned out.  She just loved the experience of gathering all her good friends in one place and having lots of girly fun with them.  She enjoyed taking on a more active role in decorating the place and of course, in the hands-on practice of how to become a good party host.  At the end of the party, she commented how tiring it was to move from one group of friends to the next, but that the compliments and the smiles on her friends' faces were more than enough to wipe the weariness away!

Let me end with a shot of the girls' colorful pedis!

Posh Nails Spa
2nd Level, Fox Square Bldg.,
Connecticut St., Greenhills,
San Juan, Philippines
Tel: 496.8713

Big Guys Pizza
G/F Madison Square Ortigas
Madison St. Cor. Ortigas Avenue
Tel:  570.8603

Chicken Charlie
15 J. Abad Santos st.
Little Baguio, San Juan 
Tel 477.7422

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Mom-Friday said...

This is sooooo fabulous! J is one lucky tween!
I wish we had this kind of parties in our time! :)))
YOu did a great job with the planning and the cookies! Hmm...kailan ko kaya matitikman ang cookies na yan? ;)

*MrsMartinez* said...

Lucky girl! You didn't specify how much you spent for the 2 hour beauty make over ; p

Belated happy birthday, J! BTW, did yo get your Ipanema sandals already?

Julie said...

super fun! mommies can have this kind of party too :D

The Phenomenal Woman said...

Hi Mrs. M!

Yes, she got her Pink Ipanema already! :)

renee said...

Wow, everything was so cute even the toppers! I would have thought that you got it from etsy.. ;) Perfect circles made by a die cut machine or just handmade? Just curious. :))

The Phenomenal Woman said...

Hi Renee! Thanks for dropping by! The cupcake toppers are DIY. I just made round templates at Photoshop and cut them manually.

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