These are the invitations we made for Maude’s spa themed party. They would work equally well for a beauty-parlor themed party too! The bobby pins make a cute 3-D addition — and they’re a sweet little gift for the party attendees.

The invitations were super easy to make and I was pleased with how they turned out. I’ve included instructions below if you’d like to see.

Here are the simple steps:

1) Cut out the hair shape from heavy-weight paper.
I recycled some sample holiday cards from Minted — their designs always have the best patterns on the back!

2) Add a couple of bobby pins to each hair piece.
I found these cute painted pins at a funny little shop in our town. They were about $2 for a set of 20. But if you can’t find painted bobby pins, I think shiny silver would be great as well. Or you could use black and have a more sophisticated color scheme.

3) Print out the invitation text on blank cards.
I used white paper, but I think a solid color would have looked good to — maybe a yellow or bright green that would still show the printed text easily.

4) Use double-stick tape to attach the hair to the blank (no text) side of the card.

And that’s it! Super easy. Depending on the patterns, colors and bobby pins you choose, you could make these invitations glamorous, or glittery, or sophisticated — whatever works best for your event.

As for the party, we had a great time! The girls started with a 20-minute yoga video — we purchased inexpensive yoga mats so that each guest had one to use, and afterward, we handed them out as party favors. After yoga, we mashed avocado and greek yogurt together for homemade facials. Then the guests partnered up for manicures.  So fun!

Have you ever hosted a spa or beauty themed party? Were there any particular activities that were a big hit? I’d love to hear!

P.S. — Here’s a  free pdf download of the hair shape.