A girl's makeover party is so simple to plan and it can almost run itself.
I know some parents aren't into young girls wearing makeup but a makeover isn't just about mascara and lipstick.
A makeover party could be about nail painting, hair styling, skin pampering and just making the kids feel good about themselves.
I know I've geared this makeover party to girls but if the boys want to join in then why not!
The kids can really let their imagination run wild and this party allows them to experiment with changing their 'look' and to really let their hair down but with your guidance. A makeover party is best suited to young teenagers but younger kids will have an equally fun time.
Making the invitations is pretty easy and below are some ideas to get your started.
Or you could buy ready made girl's makeover party invites.
A girl's makeover party doesn't really require anything special as a costume. You could ask the kids to come dressed in their causal clothes and they could bring a special outfit if they want for the 'after photo' shoot.
Make a girl's makeover party wardrobe area in the party room. Do this by raiding your own wardrobe and scouring the charity shops and garage sales for cheap clothing and accessories including belts, scarves, jewellery and other accessories. Remember one persons trash is another persons treasure and you'll be amazed at what you can find. Have the clothes hung up, washed and ironed. NB take into account the different sizes of the guests.
Don't forget to have a girl's makeover party changing area where the kids can change in privacy. And don't forget to have a big full lengths mirror!
You could also ask the kids to bring a bath robe and their own hairbrush which are vital accessories in a girls makeover party......
Cosmetic Canapés. The kids might be more interested in the makeover and not smudging their lipstick so small bite sized finger food is perfect. Top small crackers or bread rounds with cheese, spreads and pate. Make it look grown up using decorative garnishes.
Blushing Bagels. Top or fill bagels with their favorite fillings and then place a slice of tomato on top.
Jewel Cookies. Make biscuit dough using a packet mix. Roll out and cut into rounds with a cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet. Using a smaller cookie cutter, remove the center of each cookie and replace with a hard boiled sweet. Bake in the oven and when cool remove carefully from the tray. The sweet will have melted to form a lovely jewel center. Full recipe for jewel cookies.
Ruby Tomatoes. Dig out the center of small cherry tomatoes. Using an icing bag, fill with cream cheese flavored with chopped chives.
Pink Fizz. Add a dash of pink food coloring to lemonade. Decorate with paper umbrellas and colored bendy straws. Or make pink ice cubes with red currant juice and then place into glasses and top with clear lemonade.
Star Studded Fruit Platter. Make a large fruit salad using lots of bright colored fruits such as strawberries, cherries, oranges and grapes. Top with slices of star fruit.
Mirror Cake. Prepare a basic chocolate cake using a packet cake mix. Make a round cake the size that you want and when cool place a round mirror in the center of the cake. Decorate the cake with frosting and then place candles around the mirror. When lit they will reflect in the mirror and it will look truly dazzling.