How to Plan A DIY Spa Day for Your Friends

How to Plan A DIY Spa Day for Your Friends

Prioritizing “me time” is important regardless of age and gender, and doing a DIY spa day is a great way to spend that time. It’s been proven that making time for self-care improves your overall mental and emotional health. Rather than going to a spa where you’re confined to the services, treatments and schedules they have available, take the time to set up a DIY spa night! You’ll have the liberty to do whatever you’d like and you can invite your friends to make it an even more memorable experience.

Doing a DIY spa night is generally less expensive and more customizable than going to a professional spa. We’ll discuss snacks, self-care treatments and ways to create a memorable event for you and your friends. Keep reading to learn about our ideas and get you started on planning your at-home spa.

What to Serve at a DIY Spa Day

Having good food and beverages almost automatically makes for a successful event. That’s why you should take the time to consider what you want to have at your DIY spa day for your friends. Consider if there are any food allergies and make accommodations so that everyone can enjoy the snacks. If you’d like, you can delegate friends to bring food or beverages. Your friends will feel like they’re making a contribution, especially if you provide the self-care treatment supplies.

Regardless of who provides the snacks, it’s important to have a variety. From hot and spicy to sweet and savory, having a smorgasbord of options is always a good idea. Here are some foods we suggest serving:

  • Popcorn in a variety of flavors
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Chicken kabobs
  • Pretzels
  • Candy like M&Ms, skittles or milk duds
  • Herbal teas or sparkling juices
  • Relish tray full of veggies and fruit
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Chips with a cheese-based dip
  • Mini sandwiches
  • Mini cupcakes
  • Gourmet chocolates
  • Cookies
  • Seafood appetizers
  • Cheese, caramel or chocolate fondue

Whatever you’re going to eat at your DIY spa day with your friends, remember that everyone will likely have wet nail polish on their fingers or facemasks on, so make sure that the food and drinks are finger-food friendly.

Types of Treatments for Your At-Home Spa

Types of Treatments for Your At-Home Spa 

The best part about having an at-home spa with your friends is that you can choose the self-care treatments you’d like to do. The bread and butter of any spa day are getting a manicure and pedicure. Make it fancy by adding flower petals or essential oils into the water to soak your feet and or hands.

Make sure you supply a plethora of nail polish colors options so everyone can find something that matches their personality and taste. You can change things up a bit and have your friends paint each other’s nails to make the day more unique than painting your own nails. You can take the pedicure a step further and do a foot peel to get rid of calluses and dry skin.

Besides doing manicures and pedicures, a great way to pamper yourself for a DIY spa day is doing face masks. These face masks can be ones you pick up at the store or make at home, making that at-home spa day even more DIY. According to the Cleveland Clinic and other experts, here are ingredients great for a spa face mask and their benefits: 

  • Milk and yogurt: Exfoliates.
  • Aloe vera: Brightens the skin.
  • Papaya: Enzymes brighten the skin.
  • Coffee: Minimizes pores.
  • Activated charcoal: Detoxes and purifies.
  • Raw honey: Balances dry skin.
  • Ground oats: Balances dry skin.
  • Turmeric: Improves uneven skin texture.
  • Cacao powder: Boosts circulation.
  • Egg white: Tightens skin and minimizes pores.
  • Avocado: Regulates oil production and reduces inflammation.

Another relaxing way to enjoy your DIY spa day is with sugar scrubs. Sugar or other grainy materials are a wonderful way to exfoliate the skin, whether it’s on your face, hands, arms, legs or feet. Doing a sugar scrub before or after a face mask takes the soothing and clean feeling to the next level. 

How to Set the Mood for Your DIY Spa 

Having the right (or wrong) mood for your at-home spa night will completely change the level of relaxation as you spend time with your friends. Setting the right mood starts with the type of clothes you and your friends wear. Have everyone wear pajamas, sweats, t-shirts, slippers or a bathrobe. If you want to make it extra special, provide everyone with a comfortable outfit so that everyone matches.

Besides wearing comfortable clothes, you have to consider the atmosphere of the room in your home where you’re doing the DIY spa day. Make sure you clean the space or else you’ll be stressed or bothered by all the clutter and disarray around you, which definitely doesn’t sound relaxing.

Once your space is clean, make it extra inviting and relaxing by choosing a soothing playlist on Spotify, Pandora or another platform. Music is powerful and will immediately improve the spa night’s success. You can also take things a step further and light some candles, adjust the lighting or plug in an essential oil diffuser.

Take Your At-Home Spa to the Next Level With Our Proprietary Products 

Even though manicures, pedicures, face masks and sugar scrubs are great self-care treatments, there’s one treatment that will top them all and leave you and your friends feeling so much better. These treatments are affordable and known to alleviate symptoms and conditions like migraines, dehydration, hangover, chronic pain and so much more.

Our in-home IV drip therapy is the treatment that can help mitigate so many negative symptoms when you’re not feeling 100% yourself. We have IV drips made to give your skin that extra glow or help your skin and body heal faster from a sunburn. If you or your friends are struggling with period cramps or morning sickness, we have IV drips to help with those, too!

Take advantage of our in-home IV drips. One of our Registered Nurses will come to your home and administer the infusion for you and your friends. You could even sip some tea or paint your nails while the infusion is going on.

How to Incorporate IV Drips Into Your DIY Spa Night

Regardless of what you do at your DIY spa day, we hope these tips and ideas were helpful as you plan your relaxing time. You owe it to yourself to give your body the care and pampering it deserves. Lessen your stress and enjoy a good time eating delicious food, painting your nails, doing IV treatments and laughing with your friends. 

To learn more about our IV treatments or how to create your own, reach out to us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. We’re committed to making our customers feel great, including you and your friends!

How to Incorporate IV Drips Into Your DIY Spa Night

About the author

Brad
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D.

Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D. is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Mobile IV Medics. With over 16 years of healthcare experience, Brad is bringing his expertise and passion for patient care to the Mobile IV Medics patient population. Prior to Mobile IV Medics, Brad worked in varying areas including both direct patient care and hospital leadership at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, nationwide health system pharmacy consulting for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), and professor of pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a pharmacy practice residency from USC, and a lean six sigma green belt from Johns Hopkins.