Children's waffle spa robes

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  1. hollypoast

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    I'm looking for children's white waffle spa robes... cheap ones. My daughter wants to have a spa birthday party and I think I need to find the robes first before agreeing.

    Any ideas where I can get them inexpensively? Hoping for about $3 each... possible?
     
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  4. Cindy B

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    Instead of robes, how about a head wrap? They might be easier to find and cheaper. I've seen head wraps at Christmas Tree Shop and the Dollar Store.
     
  5. v.t.

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    You could also make towel wraps. If you can sew they are not too hard, just gather and add some velcro.
     
  6. eyor44

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    My DD had one last year. They used head wraps and then long towels, pinned, over their clothes.
     
  7. rantnnravin

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    the towel wraps are cute.
    my daughter had one with shoulder straps:goodvibes
     
  8. woodkins

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    I would get nice robes for about $10 (they have them at Target, Walmart etc) and have the girls wear them for the party & keep them as their party favor.
     
  9. Pesky

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    That or look at swim coverups. Those are often terry-cloth material and could pull double-duty.
     
  10. hollypoast

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    Thanks for all of the ideas! I planned on the girls keeping the robes but also wanted to give them other things too. I like the head wrap idea. Maybe I could just ask all the girls to come in comfy clothes and skip the robes all together. Hmmmm....
     
  11. lindsmom

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    We did spa birthday for dd10 and I had wanted to do the robes, but I felt they were too expensive. We ended up doing head wraps from Christmas Tree Shop - they have them at dollar tree sometimes too, since I don't think you have Xmas Tree. We ended up changing it to "chocolate spa". The girls also made chocolate lip gloss and took that home, we played a couple games and the winners took home chocolate / candy. Girls who didn't win got to pick huge chocolate bars to round out their favor packages.
     
  12. MickeyP

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    I, too wanted to do this for beginning of June. What other activities have you come up with? I love the lip gloss idea. What a hit that would be!
     
  13. hollypoast

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    So far I've only designed the invite... see below:


    I am planning on having adults on hand to do mani/pedi's, maybe facials. I have some friends who are massage therapists that I may ask to do 15 minutes neck and shoulder massages, depending on the cost.

    I also like the lip gloss idea, too.
     
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    You're telling guests to bring $5 so your child can choose her own gift?:confused3
     
  16. lost*in*cyberspace

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    The invite is fine - asking for $5.00 for a gift is not. Super bad manners - don't do it.
     
  17. MickeyP

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    Wouldn't opening gifts be more fun for your daughter?
     
  18. hollypoast

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    I got this idea from Family Fun magazine. My daughter has way too many toys. I'd rather she just be able to get one gift after the party than a million at the party. The magazine article said that parents love it because it saved them time and money. (At past parties gifts from friends were easily worth more than $5.)

    If not this, do you have any other suggestions on how to word it or alternatives... I would love to say "no gifts please" but I don't think my 5 year old will go for that. Any positive :) suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  19. The Iron Giant

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    There is no polite way to dictate what people should bring as a gift.

    If you want your daughter to pick out a gift after the party of her choosing then you should pay for it.
     
  20. hollypoast

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    Well, this is the disboards after all. :sad2:
     
  21. MickeyP

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    My son was invited to a party where they said, "No gifts, just bring food for the food pantry", and everyone brought food AND a small gift for the kid.

    I heard one kid say, "My mom felt stupid not buying you a gift, so here". :rotfl:
     

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