Women need to connect with other women — FACT.
Most women (especially moms) don’t take much time for themselves — FACT.
The season of feeling obligated to give gifts to random people is coming all too soon — FACT.
Why not throw a party to meet all those needs and more? — FUN.
I came up with this party idea last summer when our moms’ group at church wanted to do some fun, “mom-only” things in the summer. I had at some point acquired two eBooks on natural facial/body care:Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin and Simple Scrubs to Make and Give, and I thought:
I’m not using these fun recipes, but I bet I would if I had a deadline. Why not invite others to join me?
And without any specific goal in mind other than “fun,” I invited the ladies from church over mid-summer for a “Spa Pampering Party.”
As it turned out…we had a blast.
And the more I thought about it, the more I figured a lot of other people would have fun doing this, and once Christmas rolled around, I realized I loved the practical side, too. My husband’s side of the family are real gift givers, and it stresses me out a bit every year trying to figure out what to give all the aunts that isn’t just junk.
Last year, they all got handmade sugar and salt scrubs, which was totally up their alley, and they all went ga-ga over opening their jars and sharing smells with each other! (The kids’ teachers got scrubs, too, along with pocket sized hard lotion bars.)
I was hooked.
This has to be shared, I thought.